Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek
We are a community that invites you to awaken to love.
** Sunday, September 12th
(note new time!)
This morning we welcome all to our annual Ingathering Service – outdoors and in-person on the south lawn of the church.
See details below if you plan to attend in person.
If you will not be attending in person, we will also be Live Streaming the service. We will open the Live Stream at about 9:50 am, and you will access it through the Zoom link, below.
Use the link below to join the Livestream service:
Sunday Morning Live! (https://zoom.us/j/97806427419)
DETAILS ABOUT THE SERVICE YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Held Outdoors – this morning’s Ingathering Service will be held outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the service will be postponed to the following Sunday.
Start Time – the service will begin at 10:00 am and last approximately one hour. It will also be livestreamed using the link below.
Location – the service will be held on the south lawn. The “pulpit” will be on the west end of the lawn, near the oak tree. Live music is planned, however, there will be no community singing.
Water Communion – this annual ritual, traditionally held at Ingathering each year, will take place. Feel free to bring a small amount of water from a place or time special to you. When approaching the common bowl, please observe distancing from others.
Bring a Lawn Chair – if you need a chair, please ask one of the ushers; otherwise, we ask that everyone bring their own lawn or camp chair. Social distancing of 6 feet between households is required.
Masks Required – everyone 2 years of age or older will be required to wear a mask. Due to the COVID level, N-95 masks are required. If you do not have one, or the one you brought is not N-95, the usher will provide one – just ask.
Refreshments – unfortunately at this time we are unable to provide refreshments at the service.
Restroom Use – the restrooms will be open and the double doors to the parking lot will remain unlocked. Masks must be worn when inside the building at all times. Only one person at a time in each restroom. A doorstop will be used to keep the door open when restrooms are unoccupied.
Socializing – is encouraged while practicing social distancing.
A note about vaccination…
* We strongly encourage all people who are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination to get vaccinated.
* We do recognize that some in our community are not able to be vaccinated for medical or are otherwise ineligible. This fact alone should encourage those who are eligible to seek vaccination. The more of us who are vaccinated, the more difficult it is for the virus to be transmitted and the more protection we can offer those who cannot be vaccinated.
* If for whatever reason, you are not vaccinated, we ask that you not attend our in-person worship, and join us via the Livestream.
A word about mask requirements…
Masks and Distancing Make a Difference
Our ability to have in person services depends on wearing masks and distancing. We know that the new, more transmissible, variants are making vaccinations less effective and that you can spread the virus even if you are vaccinated. The vast majority of new infections come from contact with the unvaccinated. The current surge of new cases is predominantly among the unvaccinated.
The kind of masks make a big difference. Homemade cloth masks are 20% effective. The surgical masks, which seem to be the most common, are 40% effective. N-95 masks are 95% effective. Wearing N-95 masks allows us to have in person activities at higher new case rates. But they are not 100% effective. That is why distancing is still important. So, when one of our church activities call for an N-95 mask, please wear one. If you need an N-95 mask, just ask, they are available at church.
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** Mill Creek Staff Office Hours
Rev. Gregory Pelley
Hours by appointment – use the link below to schedule:
– Click here to schedule time with Rev. Greg – (https://calendly.com/gpelley)
Debra Damiani, Congregational Administrator
Monday 8 am to 1 pm, Monday-Thursday
Rachel Sabella, Music Director
Hours by Appointment
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