“Side Trips”

SERVICE WILL BE ONSITE (but also available to watch on Zoom).

The story of one family’s afternoon trip to Abilene highlights the importance of sharing our thoughts and feelings with the right people at the right time. How can we help ensure that we all have the information we need to make decisions which are entrusted to us?

The service will include our first new member celebration of the year.

A potluck lunch will follow the service. Our first in two years!

9:30 am DiscussionSolar Panels, Electric Vehicles, & You With Charlie Behrens. Solar panels and electric vehicles are growing in popularity. Want to jump on the bandwagon, but not sure where to start? Join Charlie Behrens for an informative hour that will include plenty of time for questions. Also included is a  demonstration of how to use an electric car as emergency backup power for your home. Charlie, the husband of today’s guest speaker, recently retired after a 40+ year career as a software engineer.  He and Rev. Kathy Schmitz are committed environmentalists. They have a 100% solar powered home, which also powers their two electric vehicles.

Our COVID protocols have changed. Here are the COVID protocols our Safe Congregation Committee has provided for all in-person activities in the Church as of March 25, 2022.

COVID risk level for Lake County is rated as ‘low’ by the CDC. We recommend moving to an environment of personal responsibility and removing COVID restrictions with the following guidance:

  • Masks are not required but may be worn at any time if an individual desires. If a mask is worn, the KN95 mask is recommended as it offers the most protection. Social distancing will no longer be required. Members will respect each person’s choice regarding masking and social distancing.
  • Each member has a personal responsibility to maintain their vaccination status, to not attend services if they test positive or have symptoms, or have been exposed to COVID, and to report symptoms if they develop after attending church services.
  • Please continue to check in, or, in the case of guests, sign in, so we will have a record of your attendance and be able to contact you should there be a COVID diagnosis for someone attending. This applies each time you enter the building.
  • We will continue with in-person services.
  • The building will be open for small groups.
  • 9:30 am Sunday discussion group may meet in the Social Hall.
  • The Hospitality Committee may resume coffee service and potlucks.
  • We may resume singing with masks not required.
  • Choir may resume with masks not required.
  • Outdoor events, such as Tai Chi will continue with masks not required.

The Safe Congregation Committee and the Board will continue to monitor the situation in our area. Our protocols are based on our community COVID status and may change in the future. Thank you for remaining patient and flexible!

Thank you for your cooperation!

UUCLC Safe Congregation Committee 3-22-22