UPDATE ON PHASED REOPENING

PHASE THREE:  In summary, beginning July 1, the campus will begin to reopen for limited indoor and outdoor use by groups and classes in accord with public health standards

  • the rate of new covid cases in North Carolina is 5% or lower
  • more than 50% of the local population has had at least one vaccine dose
  • two of four members of the Coordinating Team are available for immediate consultation as needed; the DRE or substitute staff member will be present for RE programs.

If public health conditions deteriorate, we will return to previous restrictions as recommended by CDC, NC DHHS, etc. 

Click on the document linked below to read the fully updated policy, including guidelines for Worship, Programs, and Religious Education.

pdfERUUF_Phase_3_Reopening_-_June_2021.pdf

 

Beginning July 1, which will give staff time to prepare building space and procedures, ERUUF Groups may meet indoors by making a reservation through the Office.  Group leaders will view a very short orientation video and communicate the updated safety rules to the whole group.   Group size is limited to 50% capacity in most rooms (admin staff will provide this info).  Contact the Office for more information.  Food and drink will not be prepared or shared at this time.   Adults and children may bring their own hydration and snacks as needed.    

One exception is that Music Groups with a designated leader may rehearse in the sanctuary beginning June 15, 2021.  The Group Leader must view a brief orientation video and communicate updated safety rules to the group.  The Group members must wear masks when singing; use the HEPA filter.  Rehearsals are limited to 75 people in the Sanctuary.   

Sunday worship will remain online only in July while our full-time ministers are away.   We had previously arranged for a stellar lineup of recorded guest UU preachers from across our religious movement to preach specifically for our congregation; that information will be posted on our website.  Summer Worship Leader, Rev. Patty Hanneman, will be here to coordinate and lead Sunday services from our sanctuary with our Worship Associates, Kate Lewis, and additional recorded music. 

Memorials and Weddings are currently for ERUUF members only (see full policy for additional information).

9:30 am Sunday morning RE for Children will remain outside, though inside space is available in case of extreme weather (rain, heat, etc.). 

In August, services will continue to be Livestreamed, but will now begin at 11 am on Sunday morning. 

August 8 will be Sunday Teams Day.  Greeters, Visitor Hosts, Worship Associates, and Sound Team members ONLY are invited to attend the in-person 11 am service.  Afterward will share insights and feedback, and train for new procedures.  

August 15, 22, 29 and September 5 up to 100 members are welcome to attend the service in the sanctuary—with the understanding that the experience will be incomplete in terms of visuals and audio.    In addition, the Fellowship Hall will be open with distanced seating for 50 people who would prefer a more comprehensive worship experience in the company of fellow members. 9:30 am RE for Children continues, mainly outside with masks, though inside space is available in case of extreme weather.

September 12 and following Sundays   (if sanctuary AV project is complete) 

ENTER, REJOICE and COME IN!   

RE 1st day in-person for children at 9:30; classes meet outside as much as possible   

New this year: an ADULT Class at 9:30 am  

10:30  Chapel for All Ages in the sanctuary  or children’s music groups

11 am Service for All (in person and Livestream)  

Noon—online sermon/service discussion led by Worship Associates

Inquirers (in person/online tbd)

1pm Sunday program groups in person (online inclusion tbd)  

Youth Groups resume (day/time tbd)

Weddings and Memorials for non-members may be held