Summer Office News for July & August 2020

 

Summer Office Hours: Summer Office Hours this year will take place on Tuesday mornings from July 7 – September 8, from 8 am to noon (the office will be closed the week of July 28, and the week of September 1).  Jen requests that during that time office visitations be by appointment only. Resumption of regular hours in the fall will be on September 9, whether they are in person or from home to be determined.

Mid-Summer Message: The Mid-Summer Message will be sent out on August 4. Deadline for that Message is 9 am that morning.

Regular Office Hours Suspended: Due to the COVID-19 situation, the church office will be being operated predominantly on a work from home basis for some time, so if you communicate with the church there may be a small delay in getting back to you. Email is the best way to get in touch, but phone messages will also be checked frequently and returned as soon as possible.

ZOOM Update: Zoom released a required update recently to both mobile and desktop platforms so if you are having trouble, you need to update your software. Please CLICK HERE for instructions on how to do that.

Phone Extensions: During this challenging time, it is helpful to everyone, both staff and congregants, to be able to communicate as quickly as possible. In aid of that, here are the phone extensions of the church – using these will make it so that you get in touch directly with the person you need to speak with, or can leave them a voicemail:

Jennifer Landry, Office Administrator – 102  (or dial 0 during the initial voicemail message)

Rev. Aaron Payson – 103

Robin Mitzcavitch, Director of Religious Exploration – 104

Sue Chaffee, Bookkeeper – 105

Pastoral or Building Emergencies – 108 (or dial 6 during the initial voicemail message)

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry – 109 (or dial 9 during the initial voicemail message)

Cancellations & Closings Due to Weather: Please CLICK HERE to see the most recent UUCW Cancellation Policy, which includes all of the information about Sunday morning closings. Office closings due to bad weather through the week will be put on the answering machine at menu item 4, and on the church’s Facebook page. Jen will, barring internet/power outages, be able to check email and phone messages.

Top 10 Ways to Make an Announcement at UUCW
We’ve had lots of positive feedback from the recent Nugget on the Top 10 Ways to Make an Announcement at UUCW! People seem to have found it very helpful to see how to best communicate with their friends and fellow members here at UUCW.   With that in mind, we’ve created a brochure to give people an easy document to review if they have questions. You can CLICK HERE if you would like to download the brochure yourself, stop by the office any time it’s open to pick one up, or they will be available in the Foyer on Sunday morning.

Publication Deadlines:

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Gmail Users – Please note that if you stop receiving the Message, Nugget, and Weekend Reminder, check your Promotions tab in Gmail. Often, you will find that church emails (and other emails from Constant Contact) are in there! Please click  HERE for more information. Please share this information with your fellow congregants if they mention they aren’t getting the Message!

In Case of Emergency: If you have any sort of pastoral or building-related emergency, please call 508-853-1942 and choose option 6.

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry: To get in touch with volunteers from the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, please call 508-853-1942 and choose option 9, or email . The Food Pantry takes place on the third Saturday of each month, in the Fellowship Hall, from 10 am – noon.

Jennifer Landry, Office Administrator