In August 2020, the Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Board of Trustees sent an email to the congregation asking groups to meet virtually as a way of caring for self, each other and the congregation.
Church Administrator Libby Ball offered to create Zoom meeting rooms for groups and we offered Zoom instruction. Though our intention was to support a path to gather mindful of our mission, vision, covenant, and our principles, we understand that it may have been an unwelcome request and a hardship for some.
As we work toward reopening our building for worship services and programs this Fall (we sincerely hope!) – more to come about that in June – we are changing our request to ask all groups to meet with awareness of the recommendations of the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department and the Washington State Department of Health. Information updates frequently, so please continue to consult these two agencies as you plan your gatherings.
Thank you for caring for yourselves and each other during this wild, unpredictable and incredibly challenging ride. It has felt – and continues to feel – like navigating Class 4 rapids without an expert guide and a shortage of paddles. We have managed with our best intentions, good will, teamwork and grace. We appreciate your presence in our raft.