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COVID-19 – UCCI Events Cancelled through May 10

Posted on Mar 19, 2020 by

The safety and health of all guests and staff is always the highest priority at UCCI, consequently, All UCCI events at all three locations will be cancelled through May 10 as required by the State of Wisconsin! 

Greetings from the Executive Director of UCCI … parent corporation of Moon Beach, Pilgrim Center, and Cedar Valley.  It’s 1:20 a.m. and I’m writing because my mind won’t let me sleep.  I’ve got worries a plenty that are contributing to these nocturnal musings; Do I have the Covid-19 virus? Will UCCI survive more than a temporary shutdown?  How can we keep compensating people … people that are depending on a paycheck … if we aren’t open for business?  Am I doing enough?   Tons of people are depending on me for leadership NOT insecurity and fallibility!  From where are these fears coming?  Too much social media … yep.  Over researching and analyzing … yep.  But I’m reading credible sources.  I’m trying to remain calm.  I’m taking partners.  I’m checking in with my staff to make sure they are okay.  I’m doing all the stuff.

Listen to that rhetoric.

Doing all the stuff.

That’s the VERY thing that I preach against.  That’s the VERY reason UCCI is in business … so that people don’t need to do ALL the stuff.  I’m continually telling people to slow down, unplug, get out of their ordinary routines, and listen for the still small voice of God.  Once they hear it, I tell them that they will undoubtedly hear God tell them that they are loved!  I tell them go to Moon Beach, Pilgrim Center, Cedar Valley … relax, unwind, listen for God.

I’m not listening for God.

My friend just buried his Mom on what should have been his wedding day and few people came because of social distancing … which is prudent.  My colleague just had a baby, and no one can come support her and her family because we might be contagious or a carrier.  My daughter, like many, is being cheated out of a “Senior Year” in college because School Administration is doing the best that they are able.  And don’t get me started on how many restaurants, small businesses, CAMPS … have seen their last day of business and don’t even know it.  Where is the justice?  Where will the help come from?  Who is going to be the face of God?

(Deep breath…pray…listen)

I am.

We are.

It will be OK.

We will take this one day at a time.  We will take this seriously.  We will do the best that we are able.  If some among us trip and fall, we will pick them up.  We are love.  We are the face of God!

 

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