COVID -19 UPDATE: We are currently at Phase 0
The 2-week cumulative incidence rate is 838.9
The 2-week positive test rate* is 12.9% 

*  This percentage reflects a new way of reporting the positive test rate by SCDHEC, which was changed to better align with national reporting such as CDC.  The old testing was cases over people -- the number of people with positive tests divided by the total number of people tested. The new testing is tests over tests -- positive tests over total tests (positive and negative) x 100.

Although this positive test rate is <15%, we still remain in Phase 0, based on the 2 week incidence rate. The task force will soon be changing the re-opening gating criteria to reflect the change in SCDHEC testing reporting scheme.  -Bob Shadel GUUF COVID-19 Task Force

    What's Happening this Week? 

GUUF FOOD DROP-OFF, Feb. 13th • 9 AM-11 AM• GUUF Parking Lot 
Collecting non-perishable food and hygiene products for the United Ministries Food Pantry. See below for list of item. In addition, we’ve collecting Walmart Gift Cards for a GUUF family in need. We’re also accepting personal checks made out to GUUF with “Family In Need” written in the memo line.

Non-perishables needed: Canned meat (Vienna sausages, beanie wieners, salmon, chicken & beef stew), canned fruit (any variety), canned vegetables (green beans, corn & mixed veggies) canned potatoes & pasta, Mac & Cheese, grits, dried beans, ramen noodles (individual packs), cereal, saltines & powdered milk. All canned food MUST HAVE pop-tops.

Hygiene products needed: mini shampoo, soap & lotion, regular-sized spray deodorant, Vaseline, shaving cream, wash cloths, laundry detergent, sunscreen, chapstick & small bottles of hand sanitizer & bug spray
The monthly Board Meeting will take place on
Wednesday, February 10th, at 7:00 PM.
All members are welcome.

If you would like to attend, CLICK HERE to contact
Jeannette Winn.  

CLICK HERE for a copy of the agenda.
Our Humanist Discussion Group meets at 9:30 a.m. every second Sunday - please join us Feb.14th. 

E-mail or call Don Youngblood for this month's discussion topic.


Help keep Greenville green. TreesUpstate mission is to plant, promote and protect trees in the Upstate. They plant trees in parks, schools, and neighborhoods. They could use our help, for volunteer opportunities click here:


SEND HOPE IN A TIME OF COVID El Refugio is accepting handwritten letters and cards in an effort to help lift the spirits of those incarcerated at Stewart Detention Center. COVID-19 has intensified their isolation—and many feel hopeless. Your note can help boost their spirits during these difficult times. To learn more, go to

CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT Help is needed with a letter writing campaign to the Greenville City Council, asking for them to commit to creating a Sustainable Energy Action Plan at their upcoming retreat.  We've drafted a letter that you can use (or customize), and automatically send to City Council with the click of a button.  Please take a moment now to click here, so that City Council hears from all of us!
(Eight permanent lessons-no registration required) ­­­­­
Anyone, of any age, who wants simple ways to express their UU faith in the context of home and daily life will find something of interest here.  This series offers engaging ideas and activities for individuals, families, and partners for integrating UU faith into your home and daily practice.


More programs are under development, and we hope to share offerings from other congregations as well, so check back regularly for updates.
You can help make it happen! Email to discover how.

This is a great way to learn new things and connect with UU friends from all over!

Thursday afternoons, beginning January 7, 2021
Participants will use daily lessons from the
Course in Miracles Workbook
and then share their experiences and thoughts in the
weekly Zoom meetings. This class is offered
by the UU Fellowship of Statesboro, GA.
If interested, email to register.

01/31/21 & 02/07/21

We Extend Our Loving Support:
Please light a candle of sorrow for former GUUF members DeLoris Lowman Crane and Martin Crane, who this week lost their beloved niece Claire, who was in her early thirties to a rare cancer that started when she was only ten years old. Please also light a candle of joy for DeLoris and Martin, whose son Martin, who grew up in this fellowship, and his wife Pepi welcomed a baby daughter, Cleo, in January. I am happy to share their contact info if anyone would like it.​-Jeannette​ Winn
Long time member, Jean McGee, has been diagnosed with leukemia and has started treatment. Cards of support are appreciated. (No calls, please.)​-​Mary Margaret Dragoun

We Celebrate With:
Cathy and Steve are celebrating Cathy's daughter Jen Jaggars' promotion to captain in the Summerville Fire Department. She is the department's first female captain, and we are very proud of her! -Cathy Jaggars
In recognition of Candlemas falling on Feb 2nd: Throughout the world, lighting candles is a sacred ritual. We light candles for many purposes: to illuminate darkness, dedicate prayers, offer blessings, solidify intentions. "We are not here to curse the darkness but to light a candle". Light it. -Betsy Daubenspek
I am overjoyed to announce the birth of my nephew, Theodore Zion Pal, to my brother Neil and his wife Kendra. Teddy was born at 5 am on January 25. All three are doing well and are home now. -Amanda Pal
Life continues to move along. While Mariah’s father Jeff and my cousin Phyllis both gave up their elder lives to Covid 19, Grandbaby Suren and now great grandbaby Della show up to take their own place in life’s stream. New babies give us hope for the future. -Jim Yockey
Jim Yockey's new great-granddaughter was born this past Tuesday in Albuquerque, NM. Miss Della Myers was joyously welcomed into the family.-Pam Yockey Stevenson
We are thrilled to announce the birth of our first grandchild on January 29. Eliot Berry and parents are doing well. We hope to see him soon (doubly masked of course!!) -Lucia Fernandez
Did You Know???
Memorial Garden Update 

While the GUUF property and buildings are closed to all but essential personnel and UUWOC staff and students, you can still visit the Memorial Garden if you wish to pay your respects.  

Please be aware that a mask and social distancing protocols are mandatory if others are present in the garden at the time of your visit. 
(updated 01/04/21)

The GUUF Gold Star is a simple way for YOU to recognize one another for volunteer service.
To make your submission to suggest a Gold Star recipient, click here or contact Lynn Bell, Volunteer Coordinator. 
To reach the Pastoral Care Team, call or email
  the Fellowship Administrator, 864-271-4883 or, or if out of hours, call 864-365-6177 (please leave a clear voicemail message). 

In the event of a crisis or loss of a loved one, call the minister directly,  Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper, on
864-301-1477 or email

If you have an emergency situation, please dial 9-1-1 for assistance.
Covenant Circles
Some GUUF Covenant Circles have remained active, holding virtual meetings, during this pandemic. Covenant Circle meetings done virtually have met a need for social connection and meaningful conversation. If you are interested in joining a Covenant Circle with a virtual meeting type format, we will find a spot for you.  Also, as we normally do in the Fall, if you would like to change to a different circle to meet new and different people, this is also the time to let us know of that request. 
Please contact with your request or with any questions regarding Covenant Circles. 
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