Update on Worship Services

Dear FUUSN community,

Over the last few months, the Operations Council, Board of Trustees, and FUUSN staff have continued to monitor developments and progress in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic. While there are encouraging signs that the overall situation may continue to improve in the months ahead, we are keenly aware that there are many uncertainties about the pace of that improvement and the exact conditions on the ground that we may be facing.

While we would all like to be able to gather in-person for summer worship services, we believe the prudent approach is to continue meeting virtually over the summer. We considered having services outdoors but the turnpike makes the FUUSN grounds too noisy a space. In making this decision, we reviewed the latest guidance provided by the Massachusetts Public Health Department as well as guidance provided by our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Our judgment is grounded in our UU values of care and concern for all our members and the desire that all of us be able to participate equally in congregational life. We recognize too that we are part of an interdependent web and that our actions can affect more than just ourselves.

We will continue to closely monitor the pandemic in Massachusetts and will reassess in mid-August to determine when and how we can resume in-person gatherings in the Fall of 2021. Please feel free to contribute ideas about how we can strengthen engagement within the community as we continue virtual operations. We will send all updates via e-mail and Facebook. All information will be posted on FUUSN’s website: www.fusn.org. Thank you for continuing to keep our community strong and together.

Erin Splaine, Minister
Chris Krebs on behalf of the Board of Trustees
Susan Bartlett on behalf of the Operations Council