It seems that COVID has changed almost everything about the way we at UUCPA operate: ushering us onto Zoom and out to the parking lot, cutting rentals, increasing our demand for volunteers, and slowing the stream of newcomers, all while we as congregants rely even more on the nurturing ministry of this place. Our amazing staff and community continue to adapt to this changing landscape with inspiring courage and fortitude. Yet, we are also more tender right now and need more care.
All of these changes affect our budget, too. And so it is with a heavy heart that I write to let you know that due to the changing needs of our congregation in the new reality of COVID, the Board of Trustees has made the difficult decision to eliminate the position of Office Assistant. This means that our beloved Debra Heinz will be finishing her last day of work with us on March 10.
Debra has served our congregation for 12 years, welcoming new visitors and old friends to the office with hospitality and grace. She has organized room reservations and publicity with care and fielded many a phone call or question. She embodies the respect, friendliness, and warmth we all strive for. She will be sorely missed.
If you would like to sign a card for Debra and let her know how much you have appreciated her presence these many years, you can click here. Stay tuned for plans for an in-person celebration for her.