A Visual Guide To Sunday Morning Distanced Seating in Phase Two

As we begin to gather in person more often, we are learning new ways to interact and share space. Here at the Greenville UU Fellowship, we are doing our best to balance the most up-to-date scientific and medical safety recommendations with our values of inclusion and accessibility. In Phase Two, our Sunday services are partial capacity, in-person, and indoors. The socially distanced seating is marked directly in the pews. In order to support the comfort and safety of all attendees, regardless of vaccination status or age, we ask that everyone continue to wear masks when we gather. Masking also allows us to feel more comfortable singing hymns together indoors.

Also, if you are not comfortable attending in person, or if the reserved seating is full on a Sunday, all of our services are also live-streamed.

Some stuffed animal friends recently gathered in the sanctuary to help illustrate how the distanced seating works.

EVERY OTHER PEW IS CLOSED FOR DISTANCING
EACH PEW HAS THREE FEET OF DISTANCE ON EACH END AND TWO FOUR-FOOT SEATING AREAS WITH SIX FEET OF DISTANCE IN BETWEEN
ONE RESERVED SPOT IS LIKELY TO ACCOMMODATE UP TO THREE PEOPLE – PLEASE SIT BETWEEN THE ARROWS
TOOTHLESS THE DRAGON AND STAR LIGHT THE UNICORN ARE A FAMILY UNIT, AND HAVE RESERVED ONE SPOT FOR THEIR FAMILY
THERE ARE TWO ADULTS, ONE SEATED CHILD AND ONE LAP CHILD IN THE ELEPHANT FAMILY. THEY ARE COMFORTABLE IN ONE RESERVED SPOT BUT IF THEY NEED MORE SPACE, THEY MAY RESERVE A SECOND SPOT.
ELEPHANT & PIGGIE AND THE PIGEON ARE FRIENDS WHO LIVE IN DIFFERENT HOUSES. THEY HAVE AGREED AHEAD OF TIME THAT THEY ARE COMFORTABLE SITTING TOGETHER WITHOUT DISTANCING, AND HAVE RESERVED ONE SPOT FOR ALL THREE.

To further facilitate a culture of consent and inclusion, we are also implementing a red/yellow/green visual system for helping each other communicate our comfort level with distancing and/or contact. You will have the opportunity to choose a latex-free silicone bracelet in the color that corresponds to your distancing needs for the day. You may return your bracelet to be sanitized and reused, or you may keep them to bring with you each week.

RED indicates that you are keeping your distance

YELLOW indicates that you are comfortable with talking, but no touching

GREEN indicates that you are comfortable with hugs and/or high fives

Thank you for your cooperation with these safety measures as we adjust to the new normal. If you are interested in reviewing the full phased re-opening plan, click here.