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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)

January 17, 2021
9:30 am: Religious Education for Grades K-5
10:30 am: Religious Education for Grades 6-8
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.

If joining by phone, be sure to use your mobile device - it's long distance from Central Iowa!

Friday, January 15: ROMEOs (men's breakfast group), 9:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 357 606 820)

Sunday, January 17: Mindfulness & Meditation, 6:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 258 912 292)

Monday, January 18: Women of Wisdom Monthly Gathering, 3:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 787 178 759)

Monday, January 18: Soul Matters Listening Circles (closed groups), 6:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 978 924 624)

Tuesday, January 19: Roof Taskforce, 9:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 848 1102 4964)

Tuesday, January 19: Soul Matters Listening Circle (closed group), 12:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 927 473 106)

Tuesday, January 19: Beyond Sunday, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 946 803 823)

Wednesday, January 20: Employee Handbook Taskforce, 5:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 523 341 816)

Wednesday, January 20: Youth Group, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Wednesday, January 20: Women in the Round, 8:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Thursday, January 21: Soul Matters Listening Circles (closed groups), 6:45 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 699 256 587)

Thursday, January 21: Persephone's Children, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 699 256 587)

Friday, January 22: ROMEOs (men's breakfast group), 9:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 357 606 820)

Sunday, January 24: Soul Matters Listening Circle (closed group), 12:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 997 408 874)

Sunday, January 24: Buddhism Study Group, 4:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 204 489 222)

Sunday, January 24: Mindfulness & Meditation, ### pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 258 912 292)

Monday, January 25: Women of Wisdom Weekly Check-In, 3:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 787 178 759)

Tuesday, January 26: Roof Taskforce, 9:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 848 1102 4964)

Tuesday, January 26: Skadberg Science Circle, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 946 803 823)

Tuesday, January 26: Building Your Own Theology, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 946 803 823)

Wednesday, January 27: Executive Leadership Team, 5:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 523 341 816)

Wednesday, January 27: Generosity Team, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Wednesday, January 27: Youth Group, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Wednesday, January 27: Women in the Round, 8:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Thursday, January 28: Regathering Taskforce, 5:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 880 6349 3041)

Friday, January 29: ROMEOs (men's breakfast group), 9:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 357 606 820)

Sunday, January 31: Mindfulness & Meditation, ### pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 258 912 292)

 

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)

January 19:  Back to the Movement (1979-mid 80s)
Power and powerlessness. Miami's black community — pummeled by urban renewal, a lack of jobs, and police harassment — explodes in rioting. But in Chicago, an unprecedented grassroots movement triumphs. Frustrated by decades of unfulfilled promises made by the city's Democratic political machine, reformers install Harold Washington as Chicago's first black mayor.

 

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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