ENEWS: June 19th, 2020

UUCHSunday Virtual Worship Service – June 21

June Theme:  Compassion

Compassion calls us to change things! It’s not just about comforting others; it’s about our comfort getting disturbed. It’s about connecting with another’s pain and struggle so deeply that we can’t rest until they rest. When we feel compassion – real compassion – we don’t just understand another’s pain, we want it to stop. And then we do what’s needed to make it stop.

Sunday service, June 21st: Prodigal Daughter.  Rev. Patty Hanneman

Note:  If you have a Facebook account, you can watch the service in community with others by going to the UUCH Facebook page at 10:30 am on Sunday. The video is easily found from UUCHNC.org and clicking on the FB icon. If you don’t have a FB account, the link to the recording will be available on YouTube. The link will be sent out Sunday morning at around 10:25 as a special ENEWS along with the Order of Service. Join us for a Virtual Coffee Hour immediately following the service at approximately 11:00 am. Here is the link to the Virtual Coffee Hour. It also will be included in the Sunday morning ENEWS or find it in the FB chat during the service.


Other Announcements

UUFT logoJoin UUs from around North Carolina for an hour of action at 11:00am every Friday this summerClick here for more information.

Our “Share the Plate” for June is Orange County Justice United.  To learn more about their / our work,follow this link.


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.

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:

  • 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.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow.
  • 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.
  • Wear a mask when in the presence of others / outside the home.