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UUFA Response to COVID-19

The Fellowship is monitoring the Story County COVID "positive test" rate via CovidActNow.org. If rates reach 15%, all in-person activities at the UUFA will immediately be transitioned to virtual only for 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

December 1, 2021: YELLOW - 12.3%

GREEN: In-person gathering approved.

YELLOW: In-person gathering approved, but hybrid or virtual recommended.

RED: All activities virtual. 

Next Determination: Wednesday, December 8, noon

 

Sunday Service at the Fellowship

Join us LIVE on Sunday mornings - online or in person!

ONLINE

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

11:00 am: Sunday Service
After Service: Virtual Coffee Fellowship

IN PERSON

10:45 am: Gathering/Seating
11:00 am: Sunday Service

After Service: Virtual Coffee Fellowship available via video terminals (no beverage/food service available)

In-person attendance continues to be limited to 40 in Fellowship Hall and pre-registration is required to attend. Masking is required for ALL attendees, regardless of vaccination or previous COVID status.

SIGN UP HERE to attend in Fellowship Hall.

 

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!

Sunday, December 5: Budget Q&A Session, 10:15 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 997 408 874)

Sunday, December 5: Mindfulness & Meditation, 6:00 pm (ONSITE, Fireside Room; or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID; 258 912 292)

Monday, December 6: Women of Wisdom Weekly Check-In, 3:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 787 178 759)

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

Monday, December 6: Women's Book Group, 7:00 pm (ONSITE, Room 3; or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 978 924 624)

Wednesday, December 8: ROMEOs (men's breakfast group), 9:00 am (OFFSITE, West Hy-Vee)

Wednesday, December 8: Board Meeting, 6:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Wednesday, December 8: Women in the Round, 7:00 pm (ONSITE, Channing/Barton)

Thursday, December 9: Caring Network, 11:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 849 8003 3738)

Thursday, December 9: Recorder Consort, 2:00 pm (ONSITE, Fellowship Hall)

Thursday, December 9: Soul Matter's Listening Circle (Erin's group), 6:45 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 819 3802 0932)

Friday, December 10: ROMEOs (men's breakfast group), 9:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 357 606 820)

Saturday, December 11: Library Committee, 9:30 am (ONSITE, Library)

Saturday, December 11: Sunday Service Committee, 10:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 862 5551 0959)

Sunday, December 12: Buddhism Study Group, 4:30 pm (ONSITE, Fireside Room; or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 204 489 222)

Sunday, December 12: Mindfulness & Meditation, 6:00 pm (ONSITE, Fireside Room; or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 258 912 292)

Monday, December 13: Soul Matters Listening Circle (Ronni's group), 1:30 pm (ONSITE, Library)

Monday, December 13: Women of Wisdom Weekly Check-In, 3:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 787 178 759)

Monday, December 13: Central Iowa Ukulelists, 6:30 pm (ONSITE, Fellowship Hall)

Monday, December 13: Ames Climate Action Team, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 978 924 624)

Tuesday, December 14: Skadberg Science Circle, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 946 803 823)

Tuesday, December 14: Soul Matters Listening Circle (Matt's group), 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 946 803 823)

Wednesday, December 15: ROMEOs (men's breakfast group), 9:00 am (OFFSITE, West Hy-Vee)

Wednesday, December 15: Women in the Round, 7:00 pm (ONSITE, Channing/Barton)

Thursday, December 16: Recorder Consort, 2:00 pm (ONSITE, Fellowship Hall)

Thursday, December 16: Religious Education Committee, 5:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 819 3802 0932)

Thursday, December 16: Ames-area Freethinkers & Rationalists), 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 819 3802 0932)

Friday, December 17: ROMEOs (men's breakfast group), 9:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 357 606 820)

Sunday, December 19: Mindfulness & Meditation, 6:00 pm (ONSITE, Fireside Room; or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 258 912 292)

Monday, December 20: Women of Wisdom Monthly Gathering, 3:30 pm (ONSITE, Room 3; or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 787 178 759)

Monday, December 20: Central Iowa Ukulelists, 6:30 pm (ONSITE, Fellowship Hall)

Tuesday, December 21: Creativity Matters Listening Circle, 7:00 pm (ONSITE, Fireside Room)

Wednesday, December 22: ROMEOs (men's breakfast group), 9:00 am (OFFSITE, West Hy-Vee)

Wednesday, December 22: Executive Leadership Team, 5:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 523 341 816)

Wednesday, December 22: Generosity Team, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Wednesday, December 22: Women in the Round, 7:00 pm (ONSITE, Channing/Barton)

Thursday, December 23: Recorder Consort, 2:00 pm (ONSITE, Fellowship Hall)

OFFICE CLOSED: December 24 - January 2

Friday, December 24: ROMEOs (men's breakfast group), 9:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 357 606 820)

Sunday, December 26: Virtual Coffee Fellowship, 11:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 997 408 874; NO SUNDAY SERVICE or Religious Education)

Sunday, December 26: Buddhism Study Group, 4:30 pm (ONSITE, Fireside Room; or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 204 489 222)

Sunday, December 26: Mindfulness & Meditation, 6:00 pm (ONSITE, Fireside Room; or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 258 912 292)

Monday, December 27: Women of Wisdom Weekly Check-In, 3:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 787 178 759)

Monday, December 27: Central Iowa Ukulelists, 6:30 pm (ONSITE, Fellowship Hall)

Tuesday, December 28: Skadberg Science Circle, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 946 803 823)

Wednesday, December 29: ROMEOs (men's breakfast group), 9:00 am (OFFSITE, West Hy-Vee)

Wednesday, December 29: Women in the Round, 7:00 pm (ONSITE, Channing/Barton)

Thursday, December 30: Recorder Consort, 2:00 pm (ONSITE, Fellowship Hall)

Friday, December 31: ROMEOs (men's breakfast group), 9:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 357 606 820)

 

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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