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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)

December 6, 2020
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.

Wednesday, December 2: Youth Group, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Wednesday, December 2: Women in the Round, 8:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Thursday, December 3: Regathering Taskforce, 5:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 880 6349 3041)

Thursday, December 3: Persephone's Children, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 699 256 587)

Friday, December 4: ROMEOs (men's breakfast group), 9:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 357 606 820)

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

Monday, December 7: Women of Wisdom Weekly Check-In, 3:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 787 178 759)

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

Tuesday, December 8: Roof Taskforce, 9:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 848 1102 4964)

Tuesday, December 8: Skadberg Science Circle, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 946 803 823)

Tuesday, December 8: Building Your Own Theology, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 946 803 823)

Wednesday, December 9: Fireside Chat, 2:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 953 440 877)

Wednesday, December 9: Board Meeting, 6:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Wednesday, December 9: Youth Group, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Wednesday, December 9: Women in the Round, 8:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Thursday, December 10: Caring Network, 11:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 849 8003 3738)

Friday, December 11: ROMEOs (men's breakfast group), 9:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 357 606 820)

Saturday, December 12: Sunday Service Committee, 10:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 862 5551 0959)

Sunday, December 13: Buddhism Discussion Group, 4:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 204 489 222)

Sunday, December 13: Mindfulness & Meditation, 6:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 258 912 292)

Monday, December 14: Women of Wisdom Weekly Check-In, 3:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 787 178 759)

Monday, December 14: Climate Action Team, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 978 924 624)

Tuesday, December 15: Roof Taskforce, 9:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 848 1102 4964)

Tuesday, December 15: Soul Matters Listening Circles (closed group), 12:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 927 473 106)

Tuesday, December 15: Beyond Sunday, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 946 803 823)

Wednesday, December 16: Fireside Chat, 2:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 953 440 877)

Wednesday, December 16: Employee Handbook Taskforce, 5:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 523 341 816)

Wednesday, December 16: Youth Group, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Wednesday, December 16: Women in the Round, 8:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Thursday, December 17: Regathering Taskforce, 5:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 880 6349 3041)

Thursday, December 17: Soul Matters Listening Circles (closed groups), 6:45 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 699 256 587)

Thursday, December 17: Persephone's Children, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 699 256 587)

Friday, December 18: ROMEOs (men's breakfast group), 9:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 357 606 820)

Sunday, December 20: Mindfulness & Meditation, 6:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 258 912 292)

Monday, December 21: Women of Wisdom Monthly Gathering, 3:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 787 178 759)

Monday, December 21: Soul Matters Listening Circles (closed groups), 6:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 978 924 624)

Monday, December 21: Winter Solstice Gathering (open to all), 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 978 924 624)

Tuesday, December 22: Roof Taskforce, 9:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 848 1102 4964)

Tuesday, December 22: Skadberg Science Circle, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 946 803 823)

Tuesday, December 22: Building Your Own Theology, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 946 803 823)

Wednesday, December 23: Fireside Chat, 2:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 953 440 877)

Wednesday, December 23: Executive Leadership Team (BOARD AGENDA MTG), 5:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 523 341 816)

Wednesday, December 23: Generosity Team, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Wednesday, December 23: Youth Group, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Wednesday, December 23: Women in the Round, 8:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Friday, December 25: ROMEOs (men's breakfast group), 9:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 357 606 820)

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, December 29: Roof Taskforce, 9:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 848 1102 4964)

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

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

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

Wednesday, December 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)

December 1:  Ain't Gonna Shuffle No More (1964-72)
A call to pride and a renewed push for unity galvanize black America. World heavyweight champion Cassius Clay challenges America to accept him as Muhammad Ali, a minister of Islam who refuses to fight in Vietnam. Students at Howard University in Washington, D.C., fight to bring the growing black consciousness movement and their African heritage inside the walls of this prominent black institution. Black elected officials and community activists organize the National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana, in an attempt to create a unified black response to growing repression against the movement.

December 15:  A Nation of Law? (1968-71)
Black activism is increasingly met with a sometimes violent and unethical response from local and federal law enforcement agencies. In Chicago, two Black Panther Party leaders are killed in a pre-dawn raid by police acting on information supplied by an FBI informant. In the wake of President Nixon's call to "law and order," stepped-up arrests push the already poor conditions at New York's Attica State Prison to the limit. A five-day inmate takeover calling the public's attention to the conditions leaves 43 men dead: four killed by inmates, 39 by police.

 

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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