Gathering Together

Sunday Service 9:45am in our sanctuary

United Church of Lincoln

COVID Statement

Aug 19, 2021

“Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.”

~Matthew 22:39

“. . . whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

~Matthew 25:40

As we give thanks for the successes in combating COVID infection here in Vermont, we recognize that, as individuals and as a loving community, we must remain vigilant and persevere in our efforts.

COVID infection rates, hospitalizations, and deaths remain high across our nation. Vermont counties are registering “substantial’ or ‘high’ levels of community transmission.

To foster conditions that will mitigate this spread, CDC guidelines strongly recommend universal indoor masking for all counties that have ‘substantial’ or ‘high’ level of community transmission, and strongly encourage any individuals who have not yet received vaccinations available to them to do so.

As the UCoL, in our prayerful attempt to live out love for our neighbors and caring for those who cannot care for themselves, we fully endorse these recommendations. Until further notice, when gathering indoors for worship at the UCoL, all attending will need to wear masks.

Together, we can continue to extend the loving spirit of being a welcoming and caring faith community, concerned with the spiritual and physical well-being of any, and all, who come through our doors.

Submitted by Peter Straub, Chair, the UCoL Board of Deacons and Stewards, and Pastor Justin Cox