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Unitarian Universalists value a “free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” Our Religious Education program provides a framework for our children as they begin their path of lifespan faith development. Religious Education classes for children include a wide range of religious and philosophical traditions, and integrate a variety of learning styles. We welcome all families and children, infants through 12th grade.
Contact Rayla D. Mattson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-233-9897 ext. 104 with questions or to volunteer in our classroom. For more information click HERE.
Updated Building & Grounds Policy from the USH Board of Directors as of October 21, 2020
The importance of human and community connections has only grown stronger as the Covid-19 pandemic continues. Recognizing that we will be living with this reality for the foreseeable future, the Board is pleased to open our grounds and Fellowship Hall for small groups of up to 15 people.
The safety of our members, friends and staff will continue to be paramount. Recognizing that the public health situation is likely to fluctuate in the colder months, our USH safety guidelines come from Connecticut business protocols and real-time public health data. We are also keeping group sizes small on purpose. This approach will allow us to adapt based on the reality of our local health data and help each person and groups to have up-to-date information to decide whether you choose to meet in person or virtually.
If you would like to request meeting time for a group in Fellowship Hall or outdoors, please:· Have a conversation among group members to be mindful of how to plan your meeting to be inclusive of folks who are not comfortable or able to join in person. We are working on setting up a Zoom link for the large television in Fellowship Hall and will let everyone know when that is in place. · Use the Meeting Request Packet (click and form will download automatically to your Downloads folder) to request space in Fellowship Hall or outdoors for group meetings of under 15 people. Relevant CT state safety guidelines are a part of the packet and we ask groups to follow all safety guidelines to keep one another safe. · Please make your request at least 5 business days in advance of your desired meeting time, as advanced planning helps our small staff plan for the enhanced cleaning protocols.· Unfortunately, singing creates an increased risk for airborne transmission of the virus and we cannot permit singing indoors at USH at this time for safety reasons.
We are continuing these practices that have been in place since July 2020:· Individual and small family group visits to the memorial gardens can take place at any time.· Continue to schedule any visits to the office or for contactless pickups and drop offs in advance with our Office Administrator, Buffie Pinney, and our Rentals Manager, Rayla Mattson.· Members of the Building & Grounds sub-council and USH Sexton Kevin Girouard will continue maintenance activities.· Other than Fellowship Hall, all other areas of the building remain closed to meetings and groups. The playground remains closed.· We will gather virtually for Sunday Services at least through the end of the church year.
We appreciate that limited access to the USH building and grounds can be difficult. Advance planning for visits and meetings in Fellowship Hall helps us to avoid unsafe situations, unnecessary confusion and inequities. Thank you in advance for your continued cooperation in our efforts to find a balance.
Thank you for your understanding during this challenging and ever-changing time! USH Board and Ministers
That Love Holding AllSunday Nov. 01, 2020 @ 10:00am
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