MD and Thoreau Campuses temporarily closed to small groups and renters

Effective tomorrow, March 17th, the Museum District and Thoreau campuses of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston will be closed to small groups and renters. The staff will continue to work onsite at Museum District for the foreseeable future. We will be taking necessary precautions while working to maintain services for our members and our physical campuses.

Staff members are available by phone or video conferencing for pastoral care and other consultations. Our March 15th online service is currently available (HERE) and our March 22nd online service will be available at 10:30 a.m. on that day. Details about our additional online services will be available later this week.

In the meantime, we urge those of you who do not know your neighbors to safely connect with them. Community is more needed than ever during this difficult time. If you are under the age of 65, you might consider placing a letter along these lines outside of your neighbors’ homes:

Dear Neighbor:

Please forgive the intrusion. I am your neighbor [at your address]. My name is [your name]. I live with [whoever you live with]. You can reach me on my cell phone at [your cell phone]. 
 
These are extraordinary times. COVID-19 is rapidly spreading. We do not know what will happen. If things get worse we may well need to rely upon each other in unprecedented ways. I think it would be useful for us to have each other’s cell phone numbers and a group message chain/WhatsApp. If you agree, please text me your name, home/apartment number, and cell phone number. I will share it with everyone else who wants to participate.

If you get sick, are elderly, or have a compromised immune system please let me know and I will do what I can to help you.
 
Sincerely,
[Your name]


Look for more information from the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston. Stay safe, practicing social distancing, and, please, go wash your hands!

love,
Colin

The Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen, PhD
Senior Minister, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston
African American Religious Studies Forum Affiliate with Rice University’s Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning
http://www.colinbossen.com/ ; twitter: colinbossen ; instagram: colinbossen
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