Community care in the time of COVID-19 – please fill out survey

From Rev. Molly Housh Gordon:

I write to let you know that we are mobilizing to support one another in this time. Thanks to your donations to our Benevolence and Discretionary funds, our congregation has already helped several of our CoMo neighbors get what they need as we prepare for widespread social distancing, and we will continue to help as long as we are able. If you know someone in need of assistance, please direct them to my email. 

Several of you have also reached out wondering how you can help. To that end and with the modeling of other UU congregations, we’ve developed a survey to help us discern what people’s status and needs are and also what resources folks have to share. Please fill it out now, if you will, and if your status or needs change, return to fill it out again, as well as notifying me directly. 

We know in large part what we need is each other, so we are exploring the technology that will allow us to gather with one another. 

Your ministry team leaders received information from me today about scheduling virtual meetings, and I will be offering online “Office Hours” from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays in this Zoom Room.

We’ll be engaging a LOT more on our Facebook page  so go like and follow that today, join our Columbia UUs Facebook Group, and know that I will always accept friend requests from UU Churchers with great gladness (but be warned that you will see a lot of my children). You can continue to join us on Zoom for Worship on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Jamila will have updates soon about programs for kids. 

For those who prefer not to use social media, please do feel free to be in touch with any of our staff via email and phone. My cell number is in church directory, and I am very glad to text as well as receive calls there. We also want you to know that there is an EASY PHONE OPTION for our Zoom worship on Sundays! Dial 312-626-6799 and enter Webinar ID: 380 411 489 Also, if you need to attend a Zoom meeting by phone, just let your meeting host know.

Wishing you health and hope,
Rev. Molly