As we find our ways individually and collectively through these surreal times, we will continue to do all we can to be guided by our deepest shared values as we plan and program. Here are two items of import to the members of our community:
UUCC CARES Fund
All members have received information about our newly established UUCC CARES Fund. This special Fund invites members who are able to do so to contribute from their personal CARES Act receipts or other sources to help meet the needs of members particularly imperiled by the economic impact of the pandemic.
Many thanks to those whose early contributions are moving us toward making the Fund operational. You can contribute in two ways:
- Mail a check to UUCC, 234 North Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte, NC 28211 and write CARES Fund in the memo line
- Go to the online giving portal on our website. Use the “Special Collections” option and write in CARES Fund.
If you have questions about the CARES Fund, please email Doug Swaim, Jay Leach or Martha Kniseley.
Transitions Task Group
Governor Roy Cooper is now scheduled to announce the plans for North Carolina after the April 29 expiration of the current shelter-in-place/stay-at-home mandate. While we will obviously take seriously any restrictions, we will also be making our own decisions about when and how to reintroduce in-person programming for our community.
We are forming a Transitions Task Group to help guide our decisions. Representatives from our Building and Grounds, Children and Youth Religious Education, Congregational Care, Family Ministry and Worship Teams will help us think through the implications of any potential decisions to re-open our building for programming.
For now, of course, our building remains closed and our virtual presence remains quite vigorous. Any decisions to transition back to in-person programming will be communicated with clarity and well in advance.