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.
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.