Fellowship NUUws and Discussion

Information Regarding In-Person Services

Baseline Condition for Indoor Worship and Gathering

As announced on Sunday, September 5th, the UUFHC Board has established a baseline condition for being able to gather indoors as 14 consecutive days when the COVID-19 positive test rate is 5% or below in Harford County, MD. We will be using the UUA recommended site COVID ACT NOW (covidactnow.org) to track this data. You can monitor the data by clicking on the following button.

We call this a baseline condition because there are other considerations around being able to return to in-person indoor programs, but this is the first condition that will have to be met.

The Board is going to continue to work toward defining a clear set of policies for in-person services. These decisions will be guided by

  • Safety of the Congregation and Staff,
  • the Principles of our UU Faith, and
  • the Spiritual Needs of our Congregation.

The Board will be meeting again this month in their work to document a set of policies for in-person services aligned with these principles and the recommendations from our Multi-platform Task Force. Once finalized, the information will be sent out and posted on the website. The Board will announce a date for return as soon as possible; that date, however, is subject to change as conditions change.

Congregational Survey

We also want to thank all the members that took time to complete the UUFHC Multi-Platform congregational survey. We had a tremendous response with 83 submissions covering 123 persons! This information is very helpful in informing and guiding the Board's work. The final survey results are available here. If there are any questions regarding this survey, please feel free to reach out to Erica Bertoli, Board President or Mark Davis, Board Vice President.

Stay Informed: Thursday NUUwsbytes

Each Thursday our Church Administrator Karen Kurrle emails updated news for the week.

Contact Karen Kurrle (410-734-7122 | office@uufhc.net).

Current Newsletter

Our Newsletter is published monthly and is posted online at www.uufhc.net/newsletter.pdf. A limited number of hardcopies are available at the Fellowship. We also maintain an online Newsletter Archive.

The Newsletter deadline for submitting articles is the second Sunday of each month. Newsletter articles can be submitted by members of the congregation via email to newsletter@uufhc.net or hardcopy can be placed in the Newsletter mailbox located on the church office door.

Contact Newsletter Editor Kay Saucier (410-569-0975 | newsletter@uufhc.net)

forum@uufhc.net Email Group

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  • to provide a place to post and receive information related to the Fellowship and its mission;
  • to provide a forum for discussion—political or otherwise.

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Literature Rack

Check the literature racks in the coat rack hall. If you missed the information about the Rowe Conference Center, SUUSI, and UUMAC for the summer and autumn, please be aware that there are so many wonderful opportunities for families and single persons to extend the realm of fellowship and to meet other UUs at these UU-sponsored places.

Besides camp and conference information, there are periodicals which you may take home, read and bring back, or pass along to others. Magazines such as UU World, HOPE, Science & Spirit, UTNE, and many others are in the racks. Catalogs from the fair trade artisans and teaching tapes are interesting! You don't have to sign-out anything. If you have some to contribute, simply place in the mailbox marked Literature Rack with your name and telephone number if you are not a member. No obvious political items, please. Enjoy!