Article Contributed by
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown
The COVID pandemic is much more than a terrible physical virus. It has changed, perhaps permanently, how society goes about its business and how we all relate to each other and ourselves.
Jamestown Community College Professor Frank Corapi will discuss “The Social and Emotional Consequences of the COVID Pandemic” at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown’s (UUCJ) 10:30 a.m. Sunday service on February 26, 2023. (This service was originally planned for December.)
Fear of infection, avoiding social contact, wearing masks, using distance formats to engage in important activities, vaccinations, and the politicization of vaccines, have all been significant forces in the lives of everyone.
Corapi’s talk will address the social and emotional implications of these changes, as well as what they likely mean for our future and what can be done to restore our social and emotional health.
Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote seven Principles, which are held as strong values and moral guides. This message reflects the fourth Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
Corapi is Professor of Psychology, Director of Social Sciences and Coordinator of Professional Development at Jamestown Community College. Prior to joining JCC’s faculty in 2002, he was an instructor in psychology at Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pa. He has also worked as a clinical program director with a variety of behavioral health treatment programs for Stairways Behavioral Health in Erie, Pa., and was in private practice for 10 years.
Dr. Jeffrey Victor is the service leader and cellist Mandy Andrews the guest musician.
A social time follows the service.
Participation can be either in person at 1255 Prendergast Avenue in Jamestown or online. To join virtually, use the link at UUJamestown.org/calendar.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown is a progressive, liberal religious community serving the southern tier of Western New York and Warren County, Pa. The UUCJ’s mission is to support and celebrate each other, encourage spiritual and individual growth, and serve the wider community.
Learn more about the UUCJ at UUJamestown.org or on their Facebook page facebook.com/JamestownUU.