Church of the Presidents
A member of the Unitarian Universalist
Association of Congregations
The Board of Governors, Rev. Beau Rivers, Joan McDonald and David Bousquin have been closely monitoring the CDC/WHO/UUA guidelines for group gatherings. After careful deliberation, we have decided to suspend in-person worship services until further notice. We will be holding online worship services.
Events with large numbers of people such as the History and Visitor Program Tour for the congregation (March 22) and the Festive Brunch (March 28) are also postponed.
Small gatherings (fewer than 25 people) such as Soul Matters, Book Group and Committees can decide among the participants whether to meet virtually, or in person. The UUA is also encouraging congregations and groups in areas with COVID-19 outbreaks to suspend in-person gatherings of more than twenty-five people.
As we begin to implement this strategy to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the Commonwealth and at UFPC we want to reframe this as an Act of Love based on scientific observation, not as an act of fear. Historically, we have seen human beings self-organize to provide disaster relief more quickly than government agencies in response to floods, hurricanes and earthquakes. In response to this virus, we are self-organizing to care for each other and develop create ways to remain connected without putting our community at risk.
We are working quickly to implement creative ways that we can care for one another during this time via email, phone conversations, Skype, Zoom, Facetime, Google Duo, Slack, family-time at home, dancing to our favorite song or anything else that may inspire us to share our love for one another.
We are sure you have all been keeping up with the latest information from the CDC about how to keep yourself safe, but there are links to some of the general information and best practices below:
Our primary goal is to nurture our community through this uncharted territory. We will continue to be in touch with information regarding how we will continue in fellowship during these difficult times, and how we can all work together to stay connected. Please reach out to us if you have ideas, questions or concerns.
In Community and Love,
The Rev. Beau Rivers, UFPC Sabbatical Minister - firstname.lastname@example.org
Joan McDonald, Director of Religious Education - email@example.com
Lisa Howe, UFPC President - firstname.lastname@example.org
UFPC Board of Governors:
Bill Westland – Vice President
Erwin Schaaremen – Treasurer
Liz Regan – Clerk
Jim Petosa – Stewardship Chair
Brenda Reed – Pastoral Care
Jamie Grassman – Worship Committee
Marie-Louise Jackson-Miller – RE
Wiley Cox - Communications
Daily Tours: 2020 Season -
The History and Visitors Program has no current opening date planned. We will continue to evaluate our ability provide tours in a safe manner. Please see our Visitors Program page for more info.
Monday - Saturday: 11am - 4pm
Sundays: 12pm - 4pm
We are wheelchair accessible! We have an access ramp and automatic door opening system that allows folks to enter our building safely. We have an elevator available for visitors to allow our differently-abled visitors to reach all levels of the building, including our crypts. We also have a wheelchair available for use on-site if you find yourselves needing one after you arrive.
We also have an ADA-accessible restroom available to all visitors for our visitors program or those who come to our services on Sunday.
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