At the board meeting on November 12, the Board and Rev. Jeremiah agreed to keep the number and time of Sunday services at one at 10:00 am at least through the end of the calendar year.
There are many reasons to do this indefinitely (e.g., the energy at one service feels really good and the attendance at our single service is not so crowded that we’re turning people away).
Having said that, it’s not clear that congregants are excited at sticking to a single service. Preliminary survey results from 80 respondents indicate that a not-insignificant number of 11:00 folks like 11:00 services and 9:00 folks like 9:00 services. Some are fine with a single service at 10:00. Most volunteers love a single service because there’s less work going into running one service than two.
So what’s a congregation to do? It bears investigation and consideration and wondering and pondering. There are no easy answers.
We’ll share more during December as we investigate and consider and wonder and ponder what to do come January 2020. In the meantime, we’ll continue at one service through the end of the year.
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Wishing you a good holiday season, whichever holidays you celebrate!
—Jacki Weber, President UUSM