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Covid Guidelines Review in June at UUCT
By Steve Urse
The Covid Reopening Task Force (TF) will be revisiting current guidelines and practices that can be found on the UUCT website at https://old.uutallahassee.org/coronavirus-alternative-church-plans/
Covid cases are decreasing while vaccination numbers increase. The Connie Sauer-Adams Memorial Service was an excellent opportunity to offer an in-person experience in the sanctuary, masked and with a six-foot separation between individuals, couples and families as well as broadcasting to the overflow in Room L and offering zoom streaming to those at home and on the veranda.
Currently some groups are meeting on the veranda (socially distanced striving for six feet) and masked except when eating or drinking.
The TF at a meeting on June 9 will be evaluating that service. The TF will also be conducting a survey of members as to how each of them feels about in person services and other gatherings. In addition, the TF will address a request from the Old Guys Lunch Bunch who has requested their veranda gatherings continue socially distanced but without masks. There will also be an opportunity to discuss all of these matters at a church community zoom after the church service on June 13.
At the June 23 TF meeting we will analyze the survey results and the comments from the meeting.
Some decisions considered will be:
1) In July will we have a live plus zoomed Sunday Service (masked and socially distanced like Connie’s Memorial Service)?
2) Will we grant the request from the Old Guy’s Lunch Bunch and others to meet socially distanced without masks for those who want to do that but allowing all who want to be masked to feel comfortable to do so?
3) Should we learn who is vaccinated and who is not?
The Covid Task Force consists of Phil Kiracofe, chair, plus Janet Temkin and Steve Urse serving as members, Rev. William Levwood is as an ex officio member and Bonnie Abellera, VP for Management, is a consultant.
Volunteer Opportunity – Auditor
UUCT’s Manual of Policies and Procedures calls for an ad-hoc audit committee to perform an internal review of our financial accounts and procedures every two years. The board is looking for volunteers to do this important work. A financial background is not necessary and there is a checklist from the UUA to help ensure a thorough review. While this is a significant project, prior volunteer auditors tell us that it can be done by one person, or alternatively a small committee, within a couple of weeks. Members performing these audits cannot be serving on the finance committee or serving in positions directly related to UUCT’s finances.
So are you detail oriented and willing to review our financial records and interview our treasurers? If so, please let the board know – email firstname.lastname@example.org.