COVID-19 Community Report Episode 27: A Visit with Rev. Beth Banks from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis

I've interviewed nearly 50 people since I started this show in March. I've had two goals: provide important local and regional public health news, and weave together a narrative about how the pandemic is affecting people across Yolo County.

Ministers are called to provide pastoral care to others and even in the best of times, it's a heavy emotional lift. These are not the best of times, and I want to hear firsthand how one local church is coping. This week, I speak with Rev. Elizabeth "Beth" Banks, the senior minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis. We'll chat about the decision to close the church campus and remain closed at this time; the joys and challenges of church life on Zoom; the intersection of COVID-19 and social and political unrest, and how her faith views this moment in time. PC: Rev. Banks with Uniting for Racial Justice members, UU Church of Davis.