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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)

February 28, 2021
10:00 am: Soul Matters for Kids Large Group Activity (Grades K-5); Grades 6-8 join the service at 11:00 am
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!

Thursday, February 25: Regathering Taskforce, 5:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 880 6349 3041)

Thursday, February 25: Religious Education Committee, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 873 8195 5839)

Friday, February 26: ROMEOs, 9:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 357 606 820)

Friday, February 26: Financial Review, 3:00 pm

Sunday, February 28: Soul Matters Listening Circle (closed group), 12:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 997 408 874)

Sunday, February 28: Buddhism Study Group, 4:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 204 489 222)

Sunday, February 28: Mindfulness & Meditation, 6:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 258 912 292)

Monday, March 1: Women of Wisdom (Weekly Check-In), 3:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 787 178 759)

Monday, March 1: Women's Book Group, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 978 924 624)

Wednesday, March 3: Executive Leadership Team, 5:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 523 341 816)

Wednesday, March 3: Youth Group, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Wednesday, March 3: Women in the Round, 8:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Thursday, March 4: Persephone's Children, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 699 256 587)

Thursday, March 4: AFAR (Ames-area Freethinkers and Rationalists), 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 699 256 587)

Friday, March 5: ROMEOs (men's breakfast group), 9:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 357 606 820)

Sunday, March 7: Mindfulness & Meditation, 6:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 258 912 292)

Monday, March 8: Women of Wisdom (Weekly Check-In), 3:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 787 178 759)

Monday, March 8: Climate Action Team, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 978 924 624)

Tuesday, March 9: Skadberg Science Circle, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 946 803 823)

Wednesday, March 10: Board Meeting, 6:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Wednesday, March 10: Youth Group, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Wednesday, March 10: Women in the Round, 8:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Thursday, March 11: Caring Network, 11:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 849 8003 3738)

Thursday, March 11: Regathering Taskforce, 5:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 880 6349 3041)

Thursday, March 11: Soul Matters Listening Circle, 6:45 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 699 256 587)

Thursday, March 11: 75th Anniversary Taskforce, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 699 256 587)

Friday, March 12: ROMEOs (men's breakfast group), 9:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 357 606 820)

Saturday, March 13: Sunday Service Committee, 10:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 862 5551 0959)

Sunday, March 14: Buddhism Study Group, 4:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 204 489 222)

Sunday, March 14: Mindfulness & Meditation, 6:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 258 912 292)

Monday, March 15: Women of Wisdom (Monthly Gathering), 3:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 787 178 759)

Monday, March 15: Soul Matters Listening Circles (closed groups), 6:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 978 924 624)

Tuesday, March 16: Soul Matters Listening Circle (closed group), 12:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 927 473 106)

Wednesday, March 17: Employee Handbook Taskforce, 5:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 523 341 816)

Wednesday, March 17: Youth Group, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Wednesday, March 17: Women in the Round, 8:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Thursday, March 18: Soul Matters Listening Circle (closed group), 6:45 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 699 256 587)

Thursday, March 18: AFAR (Ames-area Freethinkers and Rationalists), 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 699 256 587)

Friday, March 19: ROMEOs (men's breakfast group), 9:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 357 606 820)

Sunday, March 21: Mindfulness & Meditation, 6:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 258 912 292)

Monday, March 22: Women of Wisdom (Weekly Check-In), 3:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 787 178 759)

Tuesday, March 23: Skadberg Science Circle, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 946 803 823)

Wednesday, March 24: Executive Leadership Team, 5:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 523 341 816)

Wednesday, March 24: Generosity Team, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Wednesday, March 24: Youth Group, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Wednesday, March 24: Women in the Round, 8:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Thursday, March 25: Regathering Taskforce, 5:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 880 6349 3041)

Thursday, March 25: Soul Matters Listening Circle (closed group), 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 699 256 587)

Friday, March 26: ROMEOs (men's breakfast group), 9:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 357 606 820)

Sunday, March 28: Soul Matters Listening Circle (closed group), 12:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 997 408 874)

Sunday, March 28: Buddhism Study Group, 4:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 204 489 222)

Sunday, March 28: Mindfulness & Meditation, 6:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 258 912 292)

Monday, March 29: Women of Wisdom (Weekly Check-In), 3:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 787 178 759)

Wednesday, March 31: Employee Handbook Taskforce, 5:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 523 341 816)

Wednesday, March 31: Youth Group, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Wednesday, March 31: Women in the Round, 8:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

 

Beyond Sunday

Join us for adult education!  Sessions are currently on hold, but will start again in a few weeks.

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

 

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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