Dear Unity Family,
Your board of trustees met this week, and we want to update you on all the wondrous things happening around Unity of Daytona Beach! We are so very blessed to have Rev. Teresa working together with your trustees to see UDB reach its highest and best.
COVID PROTOCOL UPDATE
We are making the following changes:
- Ushers will no longer be seating and dismissing congregants.
- People may choose their own seat.
- Masks are mandatory and here is why: What we have been doing has resulted in no one contracting COVID-19. Some churches in our area opened recently and experienced outbreaks. If one of us attending church contracts COVID, the staff will have to quarantine at home and the church will be shut down for 10 – 14 days. The new Delta Variant is more contagious and is the most prevalent in Florida. Even vaccinated people are contracting COVID, and, while the vaccination helps to keep severe symptoms reduced, there is still a risk. Small children have not yet been able to be vaccinated, so we want to prevent exposing our youngest congregants. Some of our congregants have not received the vaccine or are housed with those not vaccinated.
We thank you for your cooperation and ask for your prayerful support, understanding we want to do what’s best for all of us, as we are truly in this together. What we each do as an individual affects all of us.
EARLIER SERVICE TIME
We have explored moving the 11 a.m. service to 10 a.m. to strike a happy balance between those of us who attended the 9 a.m. service and those of us who preferred the 11 a.m. service. Our in-person participation does not warrant – currently – holding two services. There are many moving parts to this like staff and volunteer availability. It takes many of us to hold a service. At this time, we will continue with the 11 a.m. service.
Friends, our very own angel, Jeannie Hansen, has submitted her letter of retirement! Wait, what? Didn’t we just celebrate our beloved Rev. Carmen retiring? Yes, we did. We thank Jeannie for her many selfless years of service and staying on to assist Rev. Teresa during her first six months of her tenure. We understand that everyone deserves to retire; we sure do know she will be missed. Celebration plans will be announced as they become available. Jeannie, we love you and congratulations!
Unity of Daytona Beach applied for a Media Grant. A big thanks to Carol Grogg, Ron Guilmette, and Rev. Teresa for their work on this opportunity to receive a matching grant of $7,500. Announcements will be made mid-August. Prayers requested!
We have two open positions – Clerical/office attendant and Production/Media Specialist. Please share with your friends that we are looking for two qualified candidates to fill our two open positions.
Usher positions are available. We ask if you are attending in-person services, please consider volunteering. The more volunteers we have, the less each of us must do – many hands make less work!
Have a great month!
Deborah Zeoli, President Board of Trustee