“Richard Wright: An Amazing Life Journey”

Note: Service will be preceded by the 9:30 Discussion Group. Karen Woolhouse will lead a followup discussion on the results of the recent work on possible growth initiatives for our congregation.

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

Richard Wright was one of the most prominent African-American writers of the 20th century, a man whose career exemplifies the pressures inherent in writing about race in America.  Having left the South during the Great Migration, Wright endeavored, from the late 1930s on,  to give America and the world a true sense of the tragic struggle of blacks in America.  His self-exile in France speaks volumes about the pressure he was under to hew to the demands put on him by the politics of time, pressure coming from both sides of the racial divide.

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