On Tuesday, August 17 the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department announced that the Covid dial had moved to orange. The ReEntry Task Force met on Wednesday, August 18 to adjust our ongoing response to the pandemic.
Effective Friday, August 20, we are moving Sunday worship online. Sunday School/Religious Growth & Learning (RGL) will continue to be offered online. The church building will be closed while we are in orange or red on the covid dial. Please inform the church office if you have a need to be in the building for contact tracing purposes. Masks are required in the building or on the grounds. All small groups and events can meet on zoom, contact the church office if you need us to provide a Zoom link for your meeting.
Also, we have had a breakthrough case in our congregation. This person is vaccinated and has tested positive for the virus. We have informed everyone who could have had contact with this person in our building. This reinforces our desire to keep everyone safe. We encourage you to get vaccinated if you haven't already and to wear masks.
The ReEntry Task Force will reassess these guidelines as often as needed to adjust to local and national guidelines. If you have any questions about these measures, please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will direct your question to the ReEntry Task Force.
RE-ENTRY TASK FORCE
Minister: Rev. Oscar Sinclair
Board President: Lori Straatmann
Vice-President: Judy Hart
Program Council Chair: Karen Heafer
Administrative Director: Jean Helms
Religious Growth Director: Chelsea Krafka
Facilities Cluster Liaison: Jackie Egan
Each spring our members vote for ten organizations who are then the recipients for ten months of the following church year. The first local recipient is the Little Free Pantries LNK (Lincoln) who hosted a Stuff the Truck event on Sunday, August 8 in the Unitarian Church of Lincoln parking lot.
Thousands of dollars of food and hygiene products are stocked in the over three dozen Little Free Pantries in Lincoln each week. The things that move the most quickly are cereal, masks, hand sanitizer, and feminine hygiene products but at any given time you can find all different kinds of dry goods in the pantries.
Please consider a donation to support this important work to address food insecurity in our neighborhoods. Any monies that are received before the end of August will be given to Little Free Pantries LNK in the form of a check next month. CLICK HERE for some ideas of how you might give a donation.
We heard more about Little Free Pantries LNK from organizer Michael Reinmiller as a part of the Sunday Service August 8. Check our YouTube Channel to watch the service or the full interview conducted by our Admin Director Jean Helms.