ENEWS: July 31, 2020

UUCHSunday Aug 2 Service

Our Sheltering Walls


This morning we continue our series of the promise of progressive religion for the 21st century with reflections on ecclesiology.  Ecclesiology asks, “What is the nature and purpose of a religious community?   What brings it into being and holds it together?  How does the community define the relationships between members?

Available on YouTube and FaceBook.  We will send an order of service and connection details, per usual, on Sunday morning at 10:20, just prior to service at 10:30.  Consider subscribing to our Youtube Channel here.

Music for this service provided by Aviva Enoch, Heather Craft, David Yelton and Allison Ralph


alertMark your calendars!  Outdoor social at UUCH August 15th at 6pm. Activities TBD.  More info soon – with social distancing and related rules in mind…

Tim Woody is leading a Task Force to finalize HR policies in the absence of a minister is being formed. If you have HR experience and would like to help, please click here.

Parking Lot Notice
The UUCH parking lot has been the subject of vandalism for at least the last three years.  Someone comes in and races around and around, leaving washboard tracks of scattered gravel.  B&G (Bob Reeves) has been raking the gravel back into place from time to time.  It is time for this to stop.

B&G has moved two big logs into the church end of the main parking lot, blocking the ability to drive all around the curb bumpers in the middle of the lot.  Please be advised that it is no longer possible to drive between the right side and the left side of the parking lot at the church end.  It will be necessary to exit the parking lot on the same side from which you came in.  Please be safe and don’t run into the new logs!

For further information, contact Pal, Grant, Bob or Ron.

Pastoral Announcements

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Please sign up to help the Davies family with meals using this sign up genius. If you have any ideas of fun, safe-during-social-distancing activities to do with the teens, let Matt know.

Pam Dickens is recovering at home following surgery last week. Her caretaker left on Tuesday, and she would love some help with food! Here is her meal train link!

Everyone, please stay safe and continue socially distancing and wearing a mask!


Because our new fiscal year began on July 1st, the Finance Committee would like to remind you to submit any outstanding reimbursement requests from the 2019-20 fiscal year as soon as possible. We will close out and finalize the 2019-20 fiscal year on July 31, and no checks will be written for these expenses after this. For questions, please contact Alicia at finance@uuchnc.org. Thanks.

UUCH Group for People Living Alone

People living alone are in a unique circumstance in this current pandemic situation.  If you are interested in gathering socially with other UUCH people living alone at this time of social distancing, contact Lorri Drozdyk at lorripeacetoyou@gmail.com.  We meet every Monday at 12:30 in person at UUCH (Memorial Garden or other UUCH location suitable for the attendees) while practicing good social distancing (6 feet minimum, and bring your own chair, lunch, etc).  If rain is forecasted, we meet by zoom.

The 2020  absentee ballot request form is now available from the Orange County (NC) Board of Elections website. Click here.   Because we do not know what the COVID-19 situation will be in November you may want to request an absentee ballot.  Requesting the ballot but deciding to vote in person is acceptable.  Submitting the ballot AND voting on election day is NOT acceptable.  Contact Aimee Tattersall with any questions.  She probably will not know the answer but may be able to find out.

Covering COVID-19, and the coming weeks:

Your support and understanding is greatly appreciated as we navigate this situation.  Your / our health and well-being are of primary concern, and we want to reiterate the recommended key actions from the CDC that will help limit the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wear a mask when in the presence of others / outside the home.
  • Frequently wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your face, mouth, and nose.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick.
  • Put about six feet of distance between yourself and other people, if you need to be out.
  • Stay home!  The best way to minimize the overloads at hospitals and clinics is to stay at home and avoid physical contact with others.