During the public health emergency, Boulder Valley UU Fellowship has endeavored to keep our congregation both healthy and vibrant. Our online Sunday services nourish our spirits with inspiring words and music, even as we are apart physically. Our religious education program offers dynamic programming to meet the needs of our families, while the neighborhood connectors and lay pastoral care associates offer support to our members, and we remain engaged in social justice efforts in our larger community.

The Fellowship’s COVID-19 Response Team uses guidance from both the State of Colorado and the UUA to determine how best to keep us safe during the pandemic. We have adapted guidelines to the particulars of our congregation. You can find details about what protocols are currently in place for staff, gatherings, and building use at this link.

Covid Protocols for the Fellowship

Join Us for Sunday Services

Currently, we are holding Sunday services at 10:00 a.m. outdoors in person at the Fellowship, and simultaneously on Zoom. We expect all who attend in person to be vaccinated for COVID-19 if they are able, and everyone must wear masks.

Starting November 7, we will hold services indoors with a limited seating capacity. Information on how to reserve a seat for a service will be posted on our website as it becomes available.

To join by computer, click on the link on our home page a few minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Especially during this time, it is good to be together. We would love to see you either in person or online.

We use the video conferencing service Zoom for our online services and meetings. Zoom can be accessed from any computer or mobile device with an internet connection.

New to Zoom?

If you haven’t used Zoom before, we suggest clicking the link a few minutes early as you’ll need to install a browser plugin (or app if on a mobile device) which should just take a minute or two. If you would like a quick primer on the Zoom features we use during services, here’s our 5-minute pre-service technology orientation. https://youtu.be/zPijgrj3_Ks

The Conversation Project and Covid-19

The many impacts of this pandemic are hard to take in, and can feel overwhelming. But spending some time thinking about your own needs and wishes should you become ill can be empowering. Rev. Lydia shares this video from The Conversation Project with you about what to think about in terms of end of life wishes in this unprecedented time we are in. 

Please feel free to reach out to Rev. Lydia, Constance Holden, or Scott Nelson and Mzia Chatara (our lay pastoral care associate coordinators), to discuss your plans or concerns during this time.  

Links to Helpful Protocol Documents

Attending a Meeting at the Fellowship

Checklist for Leaders of Small Group Meetings at the Fellowship

Outside Gatherings with Use of Restrooms at the Fellowship

How to Prepare Food as an Auction Offering

Kitchen Usage Protocol