If you have tested positive for or been vaccinated for COVID-19 and are willing to share that information in confidence, please contact Maxine at guettler@chartermi.net.  Thank you! Stay well!

The Reopening Plan

After considerable research and discussion, members of the COVID-19 Task Force, the UUFoM Board and Rev. Eric finalized the following plan on September 7, 2021.

Please check out the new documents below and let us know if you have questions or concerns. We look forward to continued conversation as we “find our way” together this year.

The UUFoM COVID-19 Task Force is reporting 70+% of our congregation (including youth) has received at least one vaccination!

UUFoM Board Announcement Regarding Building Access

Dated May 21, 2021

Building Closure Through September 1, 2021

For everyone’s continued safety through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors has determined that the building will remain closed and in-person activities will remain suspended through September 1, 2021 at the earliest. 

Outdoor gatherings are now permitted, so long as they comply with the UUFoM COVID-19 Guidelines for Fellowship-Sponsored Outdoor Gatherings and Classes as of May 10, 2021.  The Board of Directors will continue to reassess based on all available information, and continue to regularly communicate updates as conditions evolve.  

Rev. Eric Severson shares more information about connecting and/or setting up outdoor meetings.

COVID-19 Building Closure

Large-group Activities Suspended
All large-group activities at the fellowship are suspended until September 1, 2021. A decision to resume will be reviewed every few months, based on recommendations by public health and denominational officials. Until then, Sunday services will be provided online via the Zoom platform.

Changes to Meetings
Meetings will be held via Zoom. If you need help scheduling a meeting, please contact Wendy Altmeier.

Changes in Staff Time
The staff will not be in the office during regular hours. They will be checking email regularly and working from home. Weekly announcements will continue to arrive by email. Minister Rev. Eric Severson and others are still available for pastoral care calls.

What You Can Do
Continue to connect with friends as you are safely able. Extend a kind word or prayer to those who are not so well. Be vigilant in good hygiene practices: washing hands, coughing or sneezing into your elbow, and avoiding touching your face. Stay home if you can and follow public health recommendations. If you or a loved one are impacted by illness or closures in any way, please reach out to Rev. Eric at minister@uufom.org or our Pastoral Care Team at pastoralcare@uufom.org.