ENEWS: June 26, 2020

UUCHSunday Special Event:  UUA General Assembly- June 28

(This will take the place of our regularly scheduled worship on FB and YouTube)

UUA GA Theme: “Rooted, Inspired, & Ready!”

Sunday Morning worship:  Beyond the Water’s Edge

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. ET / 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. CT and
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MT / 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT

Link to access:  https://www.uua.org/ga/off-site/2020/sunday-worship


COW Following the Worship Service at Noon

Please download this presentation (click here COW 6-28-20) to view slides during the COW. There are several items we must come to consensus on, including Patty’s departure on September 30, hiring a new program administrator, and approving the 2020-2021 budget. The meeting starts at noon via zoom. The link will be sent again Sunday Morning.

Pastoral Announcements

chalice in window smDear UUCH Members and Friends,

As those of you who are part of the Facebook family already know, Sarah Davies was admitted to Carteret Health Care Center in Morehead City on Friday evening.  Please hold Sarah and their family in your thoughts and prayers.
Rev. Patty


Beloved Members and Friends of UUCH,

It is with great sadness that I am letting you all know that Bette Hileman passed away last Friday, June 19th, from a recurrence of her cancer.  Plans for a memorial service are still pending, but will likely take place on-line from the congregation in Virginia where she was a member for many years before moving to Chapel Hill.  I will let you all know when plans have been made in order that you might attend remotely.  We hold Bette and her family in our thoughts and prayers and remember her warmly.

Rev. Patty


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.