ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MAY 19, 2013:
NEXT SERVICE: Sunday, May 26: Alabama 1965 Voting Rights Movement Looking back: Experiences and insights learned as a field worker for Dr. King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Marches. Jailings. Federal Registrars. Guest speaker Tim Mullins.
NEXT DROP-IN DISCUSSION: Sunday, May 26: Violence and Mental Illness. In the light of all the gun-death tragedies this past year, psychological issues have not been covered as well as gun ownership issues. Janet Perregaux will help us explore the traits and behavioral characteristics that may tell us over time what to watch for in people who are having difficulties in their lives that might in time tempt them to violence against themselves or others. This topic was rescheduled from February.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Kids ages four and older join us every week in the sanctuary for the first portion of our worship service. Children’s Worship begins after the Message for All Ages. Nursery care for babies and younger children is provided throughout the service on the second floor. We also have seating in our second floor foyer, where parents can hold their little ones and listen to the service via speaker.
SOCIAL JUSTICE PLATE OFFERING is today. Money collected will benefit Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (RAIHN), a consortium of 14 faith communities that host families in temporary need of housing, and 27 faith communities that provide volunteers and other support to the host congregations. First Universalist is a host congregation, supported by St. Mary’s, the Church of Love and Aldersgate United Methodist. Here we provide a safe home, comfort meals and a non-judgmental ear to these families as they work toward returning to sustainable independence.
LUUNCH BUUNCH: TODAY, May 19 at India House 998 Clinton Avenue South, for their scrumptious buffet at noon after the service. There are plenty of choices for vegetarians as well as omnivores. All are welcome!
SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE will be meeting on Monday, May 20th at 5:45PM in the volunteer room. For more information contact Eric Van Dusen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE ANNUAL MEETING will be held Sunday, June 9, in the Clara Barton Lounge immediately following the service.
ANNUAL REPORTS are due no later than May 26. Please include the names of the committee chair(s) and members for the 2013-14 church year, and email reports to email@example.com.
SANCTUARY RENOVATIONS: You may be wondering why the service is being held in the church lounge. We are in the midst of renovating our Sanctuary & look forward to resuming Sunday services there by the end of June.
CALLING ALL MUSICIANS!!! Our summer service schedule will start on Sunday, June 30. We have many talented musicians who play hymns and/or provide special music during the summer. Are you one of them? Even if you have just one piece you’ve always wanted to try to perform, we’ll make a time and place for you to do it, whatever your voice or instrument. Please contact the summer music coordinator, Ann Rhody at firstname.lastname@example.org for a schedule or more information
MINISTERIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE: As of the election on 5/5/13, the following individuals have been chosen and have agreed to serve: Dolores Dalomba, Chris DeGolyer, Lisa Gwinner, Tom Ruganis, Sarah Singal, John Wellin, Connie Valk and Lauretta Young. With congratulations and thanks from the Board of Trustees.
BOOK GROUP: Sunday, June 2, in the adult lounge, at noon. The book is The Rebellious Life of Rosa Parks, by Jeanne Theoharis. There is a lot more to Rosa Parks’ story than her famous act of taking a seat. And there are many copies in the library. Come join us.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY (GA): The Unitarian Universalist Association’s General Assembly will be held in Louisville, KY June 19-23, 2013. The theme is “From Promise to Commitment.” Topics include: environmental justice, the next steps in immigration justice, anti-racism, anti-oppression multiculturalism, organizing for justice, multigenerational work, growing Unitarian Universalism, leadership education, spiritual growth and theology.
DISCUSSION on Galloway and Stephens v. Town of Greece, N.Y. which challenges the town’s practice of opening public meetings with Christian prayers by Christian clergy. Wed, June 5, 6 pm at DUPC, 121 N Fitzhugh. The event is free and open to the public.
ROCHESTER LIBERATION THEOLOGY STUDY GROUP will be meeting on the second Monday of every month at Christ Church (Episcopal),141 East Avenue, in the Guild Room. This event is non-denominational and open to all. Contact Ted Lechman (585) 490-1132
UU YOUTH WORK CAMP: July 7-13, Appalachian Folklife Center in Pipestem, WV http://www.ohiomeadville.org/omdevents/590-youthcamp2013
EASTMAN AT WASHINGTON SQUARE LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES Thursdays at 12:15 in the Clara Barton Lounge. The concerts are free and open to the public.
THE BOOKSTORE AND LIBRARY in the Clara Barton Lounge will be open during coffee hour for borrowing, browsing, and buying.
A CARING COMMITTEE REMINDER: When a family member enters the hospital, needs emergency meals, needs transportation to church, or wants home visits; please contact Ruth Fitzgerald email@example.com 225-0555,or Eileen Fernandez, firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-2301.