Suspension of in person activities at the
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities starting Friday March 13th, 2020 until Monday March 30th 2020.
UPDATE: This has been extended until April 13th
The Board of Trustees has been following the COVID-19 outbreak closely and communicating regularly about how to respond.
We have been monitoring the Scott County Health Department, the CDC , the World Health Organizations and the UUA's website.
The World Health Organization has declared the Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic. Although there are currently no confirmed cases in the Quad Cities it is very possible it is already here. Since symptoms can take up to two weeks to show themselves, infected people often come in contact with many people before they become aware they are affected. Right now the people most commonly affected by the virus are people over 60 and those with underlying respiratory conditions and compromised immune systems. The virus spreads rapidly through close proximity to other people with the virus. So even if someone not in that at risk category has no symptoms, they could still be a carrier and infect others.
Other communities that have been hard hit by the virus have had their medical facilities overwhelmed. The best practices we have gleaned from the above listed resources is to not physically gather in groups to avoid the spread of the disease throughout our community. This will give those who do have the disease the opportunity to get quality care and to limit spread of the disease in its early stages in the Quad Cities. As a covenanted community it is our duty to care for each other and the community. We feel these actions help us live into that covenant.
The building and grounds will be closed effective Friday March 13th 2020. Although we will not be physically together, we will be making efforts to maintain connections.
I understand there are some people who are not familiar with technology. If you desire we will have people who will be willing to work with you to help with that. For those without internet access we will do what we can to stay connected via phone or other means.
Over the next two weeks we will continue to monitor the development of this virus and make decisions about the future and will keep in constant contact with you via email, the website and Facebook. If you are on Facebook, please like our page https://www.facebook.com/uucqc/ . We ask for your patience as we roll out programs online. If you are in need of something or feeling isolated, please contact Rev. Jay Wolin at firstname.lastname@example.org or the pastoral care team at email@example.com.
Before we open again, we will have a deep cleaning of the building.
This has been a very difficult decision for the Board. We feel it is the most important thing to do for the safety of our members and the larger community. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact any one of us.
Colleen Sibthorp, Chair
Diana Schneider, Vice-Chair
Jennifer Stumpff, Clerk
Michael Wilcox, Treasurer
Ann Herington, Trustee
Ashley Myers, Trustee
Anne Marie Thode, Trustee
Rev. Jay Wolin
Sunday April 5th @ 10 AM
The Slide Toward Fascism
Rev. Jay Wolin
Please connect through Zoom via computer, app or phone
Meeting ID: 112 081 914
Phone in: 1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
The Principles of Unitarian Universalism include the use of the democratic process in society at large and liberty for all. Today I will look at how our world after years of moving towards a more open democratic society has started to shift to more authoritarian governments throughout the world. Why has this happened? Do we have to worry here in American as our rights have over time continued to diminish?