COVID-19 Response Updates

All in-person church-sponsored activities, including in-person worship services, are online until at least May 2021. Worship services will be offered live and online.

Your leadership wants to keep you updated on the latest AUUC COVID-19 response. Please refer to these letters for specific updates.

From Your AUUC Executive Committee, 11/11/2020

Dear Accotink Members and Friends:
As promised, the Executive Committee and Board are continually reevaluating our response to the pandemic in order to support our congregation’s well-being and to promote health equity in the wider community, with special care to protect our most vulnerable Virginians. In June, we decided out of an abundance of caution to keep the church playground closed. Yet today we are aware of mounting evidence for reduced risk of contracting or passing on the virus on surfaces outside. We are also aware of children’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs for physical play and recreation. For these reasons, we are opening the playground for members and friends of Accotink UU Church for use by household units in a manner that promotes social distancing. We request that when members and friends utilize the playground, they use hand sanitizer periodically and at the end of play, and take turns using the playground area if another Accotink household arrives so that a minimum distance of 6 feet, with masks, is maintained between households at all times. Please bring your own hand sanitizer. We cannot offer use of the bathrooms or building at this time, given the increased risk in indoor spaces. It is our hope that opening the playground provides a more socially distanced option for our families seeking playground access and recreation. 
May you be well in body and spirit,
Your Executive Committee Team (Rev. Dr. Pippin Whitaker, Jan Forsyth, Joe Tuggle, and Vanessa Hall)