On Tuesday, May 26th, the members of the Board of Trustees met in a special session to evaluate the status of the suspension of in-person activities at UUCQC.
We voted to extend the suspension of in-person activities through August 30th.
This is a significant extension of our suspension and we’d like to share some of our reasoning.
Recently we received some guidance from the UUA recommending suspension through May 2021.
The UUA’s guidance has been very helpful, and we’ve used it throughout the pandemic, however, we weren’t quite ready to commit to such a long suspension. Secondly, as we wait-and-see how the spread is contained in our local community during the next phase of re-opening, we’d like to see the guidelines published by the CDC met - decrease the number of cases over 14 days, continued hospital readiness and increased testing. Lastly, we will need some time to prepare to meet CDC guidelines for re-opening - we have work to do to ensure the staff and members will be safe to return.
Lastly, we thank you for doing your part to “flatten the curve.” Thank you for making these sacrifices for the benefit of our whole community.
The Board of Trustees
How can you help:
Pastoral Care: Please don’t hesitate to contact our Pastoral Care team if you or someone you know is in need. Pastoral Care is actively connecting with members who they know don’t have access to email and maybe isolated.
Sources of information about how our community is affected by COVID-19:
TogetherQC.COM - the Quad Cities Coalition on COVID-19
Scott County Health Department
Illinois and Iowa Departments of Public Health updated daily with information on the spread by county.
If you or someone you know are in need of assistance - food, childcare, rental assistance, utility assistance.
United Way Information Hotline 211
Community Action of Eastern Iowa
UUA’s response to COVID-19
Online Live Service
Sunday August 16 @ 10 AM
I Say Hello, You Say Goodbye
John Dunsheath & Kathy Bowman
Please connect through Zoom via computer, app or phone
Meeting ID: 112 081 914
Phone in: 1 312 626 6799 US
Saying goodbye to fellow congregants in the midst of a pandemic is doubly hard. We want to say thank you, remember all that they have meant to us, and wish them good health and happy trails with a fond welfare, but we can't. We are stymied because we can't make human contact with a handshake or hug and say everything that is on our mind. So in this service in which John Dunsheath is contemplating his leave taking, we will take time to remember all John's contributions to the congregation, invite him to reflect on his spiritual journey, and look to him for some advice on how to understand leave taking as part of the impermanence of all existence. The Beatles have given us the lyrics that speak to the present moment.
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