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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)

May 16, 2021
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!

Wednesday, May 12: Board Meeting, 6:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Wednesday, May 12: Youth Group, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Wednesday, May 12: Women in the Round, 8:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Thursday, May 13: Caring Network, 11:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 849 8003 3738)

Thursday, May 13: 75th Anniversary Taskforce, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 699 256 587)

Friday, May 14: ROMEOs (men's breakfast group), 9:00 am (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 357 606 820)

Sunday, May 16: Mindfulness & Meditation, 6:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 258 912 292)

Monday, May 17: Women of Wisdom Monthly Gathering, 3:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 787 178 759)

Monday, May 17: Soul Matters Listening Circles (closed groups), 6:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 978 924 624)

Tuesday, May 18: Soul Matters Listening Circle (closed group), 12:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 927 473 106)

Wednesday, May 19: Youth Group, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Wednesday, May 19: Women in the Round, 8:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting: 604 080 942)

Thursday, May 20: Regathering Taskforce, 5:30 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 880 6349 3041)

Thursday, May 20: Soul Matters Listening Circles (closed groups), 6:45 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 699 256 587)

Thursday, May 20: AFAR (Ames-area Freethinkers and Rationalists), 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 699 256 587)

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

Sunday, May 23: Soul Matters Listening Circle (closed group), 12:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 997 408 874)

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 26: Generosity Team, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Wednesday, May 26: Youth Group, 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Wednesday, May 26: Women in the Round, 8:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 604 080 942)

Thursday, May 27: Soul Matters Listening Circle (closed group), 7:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 699 256 587)

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

Sunday, May 30: Mindfulness & Meditation, 6:00 pm (or call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 258 912 292)

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

 

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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