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UUFA Response to COVID-19

ALL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES WILL REMAIN VIRTUAL ONLY UNTIL AT LEAST JANUARY 26, NOON.

The Fellowship is monitoring the Story County COVID "positive test" rate via CovidActNow.org. If rates reach 15%, all in-person activities for the UUFA will immediately be transitioned to virtual only for at least the next 7 days. This will include Sunday services, religious education, all UUFA meetings/activities, and external party building use.

Determination will be made every Wednesday (noon) and shared immediately below, as well as via the Friday Weekly Email. The Fellowship office will make every effort to notify group activity leaders most impacted by short notice, but group leaders should always check CovidActNow.org or this page for updates on whether activities are happening or not.

Additional guidance on regathering has been developed and is available here.

 

Activity Status

ALL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES WILL REMAIN VIRTUAL ONLY UNTIL AT LEAST JANUARY 26, NOON.

January 19, 2022: RED - 32.3%

GREEN: In-person gathering approved.
YELLOW: In-person gathering approved, but hybrid or virtual recommended.
RED: All activities virtual. 

Next Determination: Wednesday, January 26, noon

 

Sundays at the Fellowship

Join us LIVE online on Sunday mornings!

9:30 am: RE at the Movies (grades K-6; SIGN ON HERE)
11:00 am: Sunday Service (SIGN ON HERE or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 997 408 874)
11:00 am: RE at the Movies (grades 7-12; SIGN ON HERE)
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!

Wednesday, January 19: Family Movie Night, 6:30 pm (VIRTUAL ONLY)

Wednesday, January 19: Women in the Round, 7:00 pm (VIRTUAL ONLY; or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 840 2263 2665)

Thursday, January 20: Caring Network, 11:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 849 8003 3738)

Thursday, January 20: Recorder Consort, 2:00 pm (ONSITE, Fellowship Hall) CANCELED

Thursday, January 20: Religious Education Committee, 5:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 819 3802 0932)

Thursday, January 20: Ames-area Freethinkers & Rationalists, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 869 0588 6390)

Friday, January 21: ROMEOs (men's breakfast group), 9:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 357 606 820)

Sunday, January 23: Coming of Age Parent/Mentor Meeting, 1:00 pm (VIRTUAL ONLY; or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 824 8261 9257)

Sunday, January 23: Buddhism Study Group, 4:30 pm (VIRTUAL ONLY; or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 204 489 222)

Sunday, January 23: Mindfulness & Meditation, 6:00 pm (VIRTUAL ONLY; or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 258 912 292)

Monday, January 24: Women of Wisdom Weekly Check-In, 3:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 787 178 759)

Monday, January 24: Central Iowa Ukulelists, 6:30 pm (ONSITE, Fellowship Hall) CANCELED

Tuesday, January 25: Skadberg Science Circle, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 946 803 823)

NEXT COVID CHECKPOINT - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, NOON

Wednesday, January 26: Executive Leadership Team, 5:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 523 341 816)

Wednesday, January 26: Generosity Team, 7:00 pm (ONSITE, Room 3; or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Wednesday, January 26: Women in the Round, 7:00 pm (OFFSITE, GM residence)

Thursday, January 27: Recorder Consort, 2:00 pm (ONSITE, Fellowship Hall)

Friday, January 28: ROMEOs (men's breakfast group), 9:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 357 606 820)

Saturday, January 29: Board Retreat, 9:30-3:00 (ONSITE, Fireside Room)

Sunday, January 30: Mindfulness & Meditation, 6:00 pm (ONSITE, Fireside Room; or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 258 912 292)

Monday, January 31: Women of Wisdom Weekly Check-In, 3:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 787 178 759)

Monday, January 31: Central Iowa Ukulelists, 6:30 pm (ONSITE, Fellowship Hall)

 

Hybrid Platform Model

The UUFA has shifted to a hybrid platform model (offering gatherings both online & in-person simultaneously). Smaller UUFA committees & affinity groups (10 people or less) are currently welcome back to the building. Online meeting links for most gatherings continue to be available, with video terminals available in the UUFA building to merge audiences. Leaders desiring meeting space in the building should make facility requests with the office.

 

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
Guide for Mitigating Disruptive Visitors in Online Meetings

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