Updates from UUSM's Returning Transition Task Force

As we start to emerge from COVID sheltering, while we work on constructing our new campus, where and how shall we meet and worship?
There are many details to work out, but our overall direction is clear:
to move forward together, safely, at the speed of trust.

Moving Forward Together

We are striving to...

Keep our community  engaged.

We want to create a smooth transition from 100% online to multi-platform worshipping. It's vital that congregants feel connected and inspired.


Energize our families, small and large. 

We recognize that families of all shapes and sizes have borne the brunt of Zoom fatigue, and we are working to bring back in-person experience--with bravery, intelligence and respect. 

Consider the needs of all of us. 

We want you to feel that UUSM is your home regardless of your age, race, physical ability, gender, sexual orientation, and even location in the world. A place where you can be you.

The latest news is...

Our first hybrid service was a huge success!

About 50 people attended in-person and about 50 more households logged in online. We were able to worship in community, merging our waters at UUSM and from wherever we were. Folks who attended in-person enjoyed the opportunity to worship among  others, while folks online appreciated being able to continue to worship in community remotely. 
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Going forward, we will continue with a balance of hybrid services and zoom-only services. We will be offering an in-person (hybrid) service option at 10:30am the first and thrd Sundays of the month. October 3rd and 17th we’ll plan to gather in our own UUSM courtyard. As the weather turns cooler and the possibility of meeting indoors safely may arise, we’re still working to secure an alternative space. We’ll keep you posted! 


Hybrid services do require time and energy. If you have any to spare, please contact the UUSM office or email us at movingforwardtogether@uusanmateo.org.


If you are interested in joining us in person, please make sure you’ve submitted your COVID agreement, waiver and vaccination confirmation. There’s limited space, which will be filled first-come-first-served. Contact the UUSM office with questions. Please remember, masks are required for all UUSM activities at all times. 

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We invite you to use the UUSM cottage garden for small group meetings. There’s plenty of seating, cushions, umbrellas and a picnic table. It’s a lovely little private space. There’s also a laptop available if needed. Contact the UUSM office for reservations.

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