Dear UU Parents and Guardians,
July 25th- 10am Service
10am Sunday School in-person (Children head right to class - not join in the first part of service - masks required for all unvaccinated children- people of all ages asked to wear masks when in Sunday School wing of the church)
11am Zoom Sunday School
Sundays from either 9-12:30 or 8:15-1pm depending on whether we are doing 1 or 2 services
Also hiring a childcare provider for Wednesday and Thursday evenings 5:45-9pm
Must be 18+
Must have the Covid vaccine
Please send me a message if you are interested in applying, and for more details.
We need teachers and assistants for K-12th
Teachers plan EASY lessons (with guidance)
and assistants show up as an extra set of hands
Commitment is 7-10x/church year
Chalice Connections volunteers:
Focus on RELATIONSHIPS - share your interests, talents, hobbies - connection to Unitarian Universalism
Commitment is 1-4x/church year
I need to hear from possible volunteers NOW to know if we'll be able to have a functional program this next year! Please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested.
Did you miss our mosaic activity?
Save the date: Oct 17th we'll be doing it again!
UNITARIAN CHURCH OF LINCOLN TALENT SHOW!!!
Saturday August 7th 11am
All ages and talents are invited
Want to dance, sing, juggle, play an instrument, or recite the UU Principles in French?
We want to see what makes YOU UUnique!
Please register ahead of time HERE
The ReEntry Task Force met on Wednesday, June 16 to assess our plans for the summer and to adjust our ongoing response to the pandemic in light of recent improvements in case rates, vaccination rates, and hospitalizations in Lancaster County.
Our congregational year ended Sunday June 20. Effective June 21, we made the following changes to congregational activities:
* Masks optional for vaccinated congregants in the sanctuary, at small group meetings, outdoors, and at UCL sponsored events. Masks are highly encouraged for those not yet vaccinated.
* No advance registration needed to attend worship services or other events.
* No six-foot distance requirement.
* The sanctuary doors will remain closed during Sunday worship (beginning June 20).
These measures will remain in place:
* Masks required in the Sunday School Wing, regardless of vaccination status (adults and children are asked to stay masked)
* Because it is located in Sunday School Wing, the water fountain will be closed on Sundays. We will provide paper cups in the bathrooms and kitchens if you do not have your own reusable container.
* No coffee or food served on Sundays.
* Consistent with UUA guidance, we will not yet sing congregational hymns.
* Please continue to practice active consent (e.g. ask before hugging or shaking hands).
Our community is diverse. As we move forward in these next months, please continue to assess your own risk tolerance while also considering members of the community who are more vulnerable, such as unvaccinated children or immunocompromised adults.
These guidelines will apply through our summer season, and the ReEntry Task Force will reassess these guidelines before the 2021-22 congregational year begins on Sunday, September 5. If you have any questions about these measures, please contact the church office at email@example.com and we will direct your question to the ReEntry Task Force. Refer to Oscar's daily video update sent in the eblast Friday June 18 for more information.
Events for All Ages at the Church - Save the Dates!
August 7 (Saturday morning): UCL Talent Show Registration here
August 19 (Thursday evening): Third Thursday at 6300 A Street, with A Street Band
August 22 (Sunday afternoon): Lawn Games at 6300 A Street.
September 2 (Thursday evening): Tent Revival 2.0
*Zoom Sunday School *
Zoom Sunday School at 11am
Approximately 30 minute program geared towards K-5, but is open to all ages
Sundays at 11am
We typically have a chalice lighting, story, guided discussion, and/or activity such as a scavenger hunt or art project to be done at home as part of these lessons.
Link: https://zoom.us/j/5036046295 Password: unitarian
Online classes will continue as long as we have regular attendance. If many people shift to in-person, or don't attend over summer, we will re-evaluate.
DISCORD for Middle and High School
We invite all Middle and High School students from Omaha and Lincoln to join us for discussion and community through this app.
'Would you rather' questions - Thoughts along our monthly Soul Matters themes - 'Big questions' related to UUism.
Also - a "Pet Page"!!! So much fun.
***Be aware that once joining Discord, it opens up the app to multiple pages which will need to be moderated by students themselves and their parents/guardians for security.
*Parent and Guardian Chat:*
The chance for parents and guardians to check in with me for 'open office hours'
Every other Thursday 8pm and every other Wednesday noon (I close the meeting after 15 minutes if no one checks in)
Thursday July 29th at 8pm
Wednesday August 4th at noon
Family Open Circle:
Information can be found on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1081904435272577
Videos This Week:
K-5: Soul Matters Theme:
Soul Matters breaks in June/August
I will still provide resources for parents, and a story each week.
Lesson plans will return in September
Bonus Resources for Parents With the theme of: JOY
Joy Comes Back
by Ruthie Foster
by Nina Simone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybHRX4vLhLg (Michael Buble cover)
by Pentatonix (Pharrell Cover)
from Sister Act
On The Shores
by Steffany Gretzinger
“On the shores of my soul, I give you permission to wash my tears away. Take all my disappointment and fill me with joy once again. So I am gonna sing…”
Chelsea Krafka is the Director of Religious Growth for the Unitarian Church of Lincoln.