Jamestown, N.Y. – On Sunday, May 30, 2021, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown (UUCJ) will take a look at the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic we have all experienced.
Member David Winner will address “15 Months of Fear and Joy” at the 10:30 a.m. virtual service.
After looking at the history of the pandemic and its personal impact, Winner will give participants the opportunity to discuss how they have coped during the past 15 months.
The questions raised could include: How did you feel when you first heard of the COVID-19 virus? Could you have imagined what we have all gone through? How has it changed you, for the better or for the worse? What did you do to keep yourself going during these difficult times?
Winner and his wife, Barbara, were longtime Florida residents, where he worked in construction and outdoors and was once an ordained minister in a fundamentalist religion. This fall will mark a decade that they have been part of the UUCJ after their move north. He served on the UUCJ board for six years and as president for four and a half years.
Winner constructed the two book boxes, one for children and one for adults, in front of the church where people are welcome to take free books. He now chairs the Building and Grounds Committee and is a member of the Social Justice Committee’s Giving Garden Team whose produce will be donated to the Jamestown Mobile Market. Both Winners are part of the Jamestown Farmers Market.
Because of COVID-19 limitations, UUCJ Sunday services are currently virtual instead of at its 1255 Prendergast Avenue location. Anyone is welcome to participate by emailing UUJamestown@gmail.com to receive a Zoom link for the 10:30 a.m. service. The link goes out as part of “This Week at UUCJ” on Friday afternoon, but you can request to join until the start of the service on Sunday.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown is a progressive, liberal religious community serving the southern tier of Western New York and Warren County, Pa. The UUCJ’s mission is to promote and provide a community where diverse people of all ages may explore the meaning of existence, give expression to liberal religious values, and work for a just, sustainable society.