As Modified November 6, 2021

Guidelines for Sunday Services

When Inside

  • Everyone must wear a mask covering both mouth and nose at all times, even those who are fully vaccinated. The speaker may unmask when speaking at the pulpit so long as they are vaccinated and maintain a 12 ft distance to the nearest congregant.
  • All persons entering must sign in upon entering the church. This information will be used for Contact Tracing in the unlikely event that an attendee, or someone close to the attendee, turns out to test positive for the virus.
  • Attendance in the sanctuary is limited to 45. Chairs will be set up for social distancing and doors and windows will be slightly opened to increase the fresh air in the rooms.
  • The sound system may be used; the mic must be wiped with a sanitizing cloth between speakers. Joys and Sorrows may be shared by members by coming to a mike.
  • At this time, congregational singing is not be permitted. Pianists and other instrumentalists may play (masked) and recorded music is permitted.
  • At this time, please do not use the hymnals.
  • Restrooms may be used.
  •  Food may not be served inside the church at this time.
  • Only come to service if you are non-symptomatic for the Covid-19 virus or any other transmittable disease that could compromise the health of another congregant. Do not come if you have tested positive for Covid-19 within the last 14 days even if you are asymptomatic.
  • Childcare will be offered outside. Parents will be notified in advance (and for their approval) of any plans to bring the children inside.

When Outside

  • Socializing after the service must be done outside. Please bring your own coffee or other beverage. The church will not supply coffee. Chairs from the sanctuary may be brought outside; chairs must be wiped down when returned to the sanctuary.
  • While outside at a church event masks are optional. We encourage everyone to have a mask readily available. Some people may wear a mask at a UUFE outside event even though they are vaccinated. Therefore, when close to someone wearing a mask outside, please put on the one you brought with you.

In all we do, we encourage an atmosphere of caution

and culture of respect.

We recognize the need to continually assess these guidelines as conditions change. The congregation will be promptly notified of any changes which are made to these

If there are questions on these guidelines, please contact one of the members of the Re-Opening Task Force (Tom Arnold, Emily Cranwell, Christina Drostin, Liz Hausburg, Bozena Lamparska, Leigh Marquess, Peter Paul or Rev. Sue Browning).