Rev. Gail Marriner
UU Santa Fe Minister
The COVID-19 situation here in Santa Fe, and around the world is changing moment to moment so our responses will have to be nimble as well.
Right now we are making decisions for what we think will be a two weeks window. After that we expect things to shift again. Safety and connection are our two top priorities in this moment. So…
For safety reasons we are asking our UU Santa Fe groups and programs to meet virtually. The building will be open if you need to see someone on the staff–but the only groups meeting on the usual schedule right now are the recovery groups.
Starting this Sunday, March 15, through Sunday, March 29, we have one service which will only be lives-streamed as well as being recorded and placed on our YouTube channel. Go to the front page of uusantafe.org at 10:30 – we will be there!
We aren’t quite set up yet with our UU Santa Fe Zoom account (this is a video-conferencing app) but there are free versions you can use to send a link to your committee or covenant group members so you can have a 40 minute conversation face to face online. Steven can help you do this if you need support we hope to have our own platform by next week.
It’s more important than ever that we check in with one another: please call or email someone on your team, neighborhood group, covenant group, class, etc. and offer them encouragement and moral support and make certain they are ok. Please call someone in our community every single day! If you or someone you are in communication with gets sick or is in some other way impacted by the health emergency–please, please, please let me or Steven or Aaron or Mary Ellen know. We will do everything we can to help.
Finally, we can do this hard thing my friends. Times like this were what congregations and faith communities evolved for. We can do this because we will do it together.
Stay tuned to the website, the newsletter, the face book page.
Be well friends, we will be in touch soon.