First Parish COVID-19 Information
On March 12, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) asked all of its congregations to dispense with in- person worship, cancel or postpone large group events, and seriously limit meetings. None of us knows how quickly this virus will spread or for how long. We want to take the prudent approach the UUA recommends. Here is the latest:
- We are now offering our Sunday Services online. Please join us from home. You may log-in from your home computer or cell phone as early as 9:30 a.m. on Sundayto be sure your access is working. Instructions for setting up to view the service are below.
- Going forward, you may access worship services, meetings, and groups through our Zoom account. We will send a weekly log-in for worship. Church staff and leaders may initiate meetings and groups through Zoom as well. Please contact a First Parish staff person for access.
- Church staff will be working from home. Please call or email them as needed. In matters large and small, we are here for you. We also urge you to reach out to one another.
Together we will make it through this crisis. Have courage—hold onto what is good. Warmly, Howard
Watching or Listening to the Sunday Service via Zoom
You will need to register for this “webinar”, which will help set up your computer, phone, or tablet to view the service. You should register ahead of time, but you will need to do this only once. You can register right before or during the service as well.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Instructions on joining the webinar, either by computer or by phone call, are sent out in the First Parish Weekly email.
First Parish’s Building Has Closed Again As of November 22, 2020
At our staff meeting on Tuesday, November 17, your staff decided to close the First Parish building again because of rising COVID-19 cases. We are sorry to have to do this, but think closing is the most prudent thing. The building will remain closed until further notice. We will pay attention to how the pandemic proceeds, but do not think the reopening will come anytime soon—maybe not until spring. This closure is effective as of Sunday, November 22. If you or others have questions or need anything from the building, please contact a staff person.