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UUFA Response to COVID-19

The UUFA building is closed until further notice, in response to the COVID-19 crisis.  All in-person services and activities are now offered online.  Please stay tuned in to this page for opportunities to connect virtually with the Fellowship community, as well as information on when in-person activities and services are expected to resume.


Sunday Streaming at the Fellowship

Join us LIVE on Sunday mornings as we come together for Religious Education and Sunday Services!  Plans are shifting from week to week, as we adjust to keep making it a better experience for you, so check back to this section for schedule updates. Recordings are not available at this time, so be sure to join us!

SIGN ON HERE (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 997 408 874)

September 27, 2020
10:00 am: Soul Matters for Kids Large Group Activity (K-8)
10:30 am: Fellowship Voices Rehearsal
11:00 am: Sunday Service
After Service: Virtual Coffee Fellowship


Schedule of Events

Click on the links to join the gathering!  If you would like to schedule a get-together, please contact the office.

Thursday, September 24: Soul Matters Listening Circles (closed groups), 6:45 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 699 256 587)

Friday, September 25: ROMEOs (Men's Breakfast Group), 9:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 357 606 820)

Sunday, September 27: Soul Matters Listening Circle (closed group), 12:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 997 408 874)

Sunday, September 27: Buddhism Discussion Group, 4:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 204 489 222)

Sunday, September 27: Mindfulness & Meditation, 6:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 258-912-292)

Monday, September 28: Women of Wisdom Weekly Check-In, 3:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 787 178 759)

Tuesday, September 29: Building Your Own Theology, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID 946 803 823)

Wednesday, September 30: Fireside Chat, 2:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 953 440 877)

Wednesday, September 30: Executive Leadership Team, 5:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 523 341 816)

Wednesday, September 30: Generosity Team, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Wednesday, September 30: Youth Group, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Wednesday, September 30: Women in the Round, 8:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)


Fireside Chats

Join us for open conversation and check-in with those in our community!  All are welcome!

Wednesdays, 2:00-3:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 953 440 877)


Beyond Sunday

Join us for adult education!  Currently, we are streaming the PBS documentary series, Eyes on the Prize, with discussion following.  Each episode is an hour long and can stand alone (regular attendance not necessary).  No registration required.

Tuesdays (1st and 3rd weeks), 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 946 803 823)

October 6:  Power! (1966-68)
The call for Black Power takes various forms across communities in black America. In Cleveland, Carl Stokes wins election as the first black mayor of a major American city. The Black Panther Party, armed with law books, breakfast programs, and guns, is born in Oakland. Substandard teaching practices prompt parents to gain educational control of a Brooklyn school district but then lead them to a showdown with New York City's teachers' union.

October 20: The Promised Land (1967-68)
Martin Luther King stakes out new ground for himself and the rapidly fragmenting civil rights movement. One year before his death, he publicly opposes the war in Vietnam. His Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) embarks on an ambitious Poor People's Campaign. In the midst of political organizing, King detours to support striking sanitation workers in Memphis, where he is assassinated. King's death and the failure of his final campaign mark the end of a major stream of the movement.


Online Meeting How-To's

Joining a Meeting (fast video tutorial)
Joining a Meeting for the First Time (slower video tutorial) 
Helpful Hints Sheet
One-Minute Video Tutorials
Extended Video Tutorials
Resources from Foothills UU, Ft. Collins, CO (includes tips you don't usually see and a video tutorial of setting up and navigating during a meeting)
Improving Sound Quality for Live Music (or if voices are distorted) 
Troubleshooting Resource List

How Does an Online Meeting Work for My Group at the UUFA?

1)  Contact the office to set up an online meeting at your requested time
2)  The office emails the group leader an invitation to send out to group
3)  Everyone in the group signs on at the requested time
4)  A staff member (we're splitting these up as we go) will be in the virtual meeting space to get you started
5)  Staff will transfer the meeting hosting capabilities to someone in the meeting
6)  Staff member leaves meeting & the rest continue
7)  New host (designated above) will click "end meeting" when it's over!

If a group leader would like to learn more about how to work the meeting program as a host and how some features work, please have them get in touch with the office to set up a one-on-one.

Our online meeting vendor has received a lot of attention/media lately for "bombing" - unsolicited distribution of inappropriate material via screen-sharing.  The UUFA has followed the recommendations of the vendor, FBI, and CISA, and taken steps to safeguard our online gatherings.  We continue to monitor the situation and have additional steps that can be taken, if deemed necessary.  We have also obtained this guide to help meeting facilitators mitigate the situation (in real time) if their gathering does get "bombed."  If you are a meeting facilitator, please check out the guide, so you can quickly navigate mitigation, if the need arises.

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