Unitarian Church of Harrisburg
For the week of February 4, 2018
Monthly Worship Theme: Commitment

This Sunday is a Multigen Worship Service

9:30 am @ Market Street: "Imbolc" with Rev. Lyn Cox
11:30 am @ Clover Lane: "Imbolc" with Rev. Lyn Cox
Special Music: UCH Choir -   Heart of the Mother by Michael Stillwater
Religious Exploration: Adult OWL @ Clover Lane (1:15 pm)
About This Sunday's Sermon 
As the wheel of the year turns and the end of winter creeps into the edge of our imagination, we make our commitments for the year ahead and we practice the creativity that will sustain us through the rest of the current season. In this earth-centered service, we will invoke the four directions, we will bless and be blessed, and we will hear the choir sing, "The Heart of the Mother." 
Sunday Forum
10:00 am in Fuller Chapel (Clover Lane)

We will discuss the "kleptocrats" in congress, corporate board rooms, and Wall Street who redirect our money to the rich.

If you have questions, please contact Fred Binkley or call/text 717-513-3588.
Gift Cards @ Market Street
Gift cards will be on sale this Sunday at Market Street during coffee hour. Cards are available for Giant, Weis and Karns. Greater participation in this program will mean more funds for programs that benefit all! Email Tavia to sign-up and for more information.
Celebrate the Future - Stewardship Potluck! Come Join Us!!!
February 9 @ 6 pm (Clover Lane)

Share a meal, share your pride in all that UCH has accomplished together, and share your hopes for UCH's next chapter! We'll celebrate the congregation in story, song, and just a little bit of silliness. Attendees will get the first look at this year's Stewardship brochure.
  • Bring a dish to share and your excitement about UCH.
  • Please RSVP TODAY February 2 to:
  • Please contact Sara Palmer before February 2 to request childcare.
  • Contact Patti Hazell or Ed Sykes to volunteer.
The future is just around the corner; come and be a part of it!
Volunteer & Community Engagement Fair

The annual Volunteer Fair will be held Sunday, February 4th at Market Street and Sunday, February 11th at Clover Lane following services.  
The Fair is a fun way to find out what all is going on and how you can be a bigger part of the action.
Lay Liturgists Needed

We are currently seeking lay liturgists for April and ongoing. All materials will be provided in addition to support and guidance from experienced lay liturgists. If you are interested in becoming a lay liturgist, please contact Julie Brown to schedule a one-on-one training session.
Carpools for Stewardship Dinner
Friday, February 9
Carpool information is being gathered for transportation from Market Street to Clover Lane for the Stewardship Dinner on February 9th.  If you are in need of a ride or can provide one, please email John Hargreaves or call  717-545-3010.
Thank You Ushers
We would like to thank those who gave of their time and service in volunteering to be Ushers in January at Clover Lane:
  • Lou Gehosky
  • Kendra, Peter, Owen & Nadia Trufahnestock
  • Sharon Vaughn
  • David Smith
  • Carole & John Gilbert
Our Ushers strive to make sure each person attending worship is greeted with a kind word and a warm smile upon arrival. Being an usher is an important but simple commitment to do what you already do every week, extend love and welcome to all people. If you would like to give of your time and serve as an usher, please contact Denny Byrne (for Clover Lane) or Dorothy Brown (for Market Street).
Submitted by Denny Byrne
Gather the Spirit Toiletries Collection
The Common Ground Community Center serves from 60 to 120 people each Monday, Wednesday and Friday.   On a normal day there are 15 to 20 requests for toiletry items which are filled only through the generosity of interested churches, and organizations.  Guests are limited to receiving toiletry assistance to twice a month.
There are  storage bins outside the sanctuary of Clover Lane and Market Street campuses.  Please help fill these bins with items which make such a difference to quality of life for our neighbors who live on very limited incomes .   
Toiletries are not eligible for purchase through the food stamp program.
The items below were suggested by CGCC attendees.  After the toiletries are donated, CGCC volunteers sort and distribute according to individual needs.
  • Deodorant
  • Body Wash Bar Soap - No Irish Spring or Ivory, please
  • Hand/Body Lotion
  • Tampons/Sanitary Napkins (Reg or super)
  • Diapers (Baby, Toddler)
  • Bed pads
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Tissues
  • Wash cloths
For additional information about GTS, please click here.  Thank You!

Submitted by Darlene Kvaternik
Share the Plate
February 2018 

This month we will be sharing the plate with Fair Districts PA Education Fund (an arm of the PA League of Women Voters). Their goal is to end gerrymandering in Pennsylvania by supporting bills that will create fair congressional districts.   

At Clover Lane and Market Street
Friday, February 2
  • 10:00 am: Common Ground Community Center Hours, Market Street
Saturday, February 3
  • 9:00 am: New Member Class, Common Room, Clover Lane
  • 10:30 am: Al-Anon Meeting, Eaton Room, Market Street
Sunday, February 4
  • 9:30 am: Market Street Service
  • 9:45 am: 5th & 6th Grade OWL Session, Priestley Room, Clover Lane
  • 9:45 am: Coming of Age, Fahs Room, Clover Lane
  • 10:00 am: Forum Discussion, Fuller Chapel, Clover Lane
  • 10:30 am: Volunteer Fair, Fellowship Hall, Market Street
  • 11:30 am: Clover Lane Service
  • 12:45 pm: Covenant Group Facilitators, Fuller Chapel, Clover Lane
  • 1:15 pm: Adult OWL, Priestley Room, Clover Lane
  • 1:30 pm: RE Training Workshop, Fahs Room, Clover Lane
  • 7:00 pm: HGMC Special Board Meeting, Priestley Room, Clover Lane
Monday, February 5
  • 10:00 am: Common Ground Community Center Hours, Market Street
  • 6:30 pm: Yoga, Fuller Chapel, Clover Lane
  • 6:30 pm: Men's Chorus Rehearsal, Sanctuary, Clover Lane
  • 7:00 pm: Hellmann COUCH, Fahs Room, Clover Lane
Tuesday, February 6
  • 10:00 am: PKUUMA Chapter Meeting, Common/Priestley Rooms, Clover Lane
  • 7:00 pm: Mindfulness Meditation Group, Fuller Chapel, Clover Lane
  • 7:00 pm: Journey to Justice, Priestley Room, Clover Lane
  • 7:00 pm: HPIPF Steering Committee, Fahs Room, Clover Lane
Wednesday, February 7
  • 10:00 am: Common Ground Community Center Hours, Market Street
  • 5:30 pm: Queen Spirit Circle, Common/Priestley Rooms, Clover Lane
  • 6:00 pm: Al-Anon Meeting, Fuller Chapel, Clover Lane
  • 7:00 pm: Ministerial Search Committee, Alcott Room, Clover Lane
  • 7:00 pm: Wednesday Evening Covenant Group, Thoreau Room, Clover Lane
  • 7:00 pm: Worship Team Meeting, Fahs Room, Clover Lane
Thursday, February 8
  • 9:00 am: PA-Interfaith Power & Light Board Meeting, Latimer Room, Market Street
  • 6:15 pm: UCH Bell Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary, Clover Lane
  • 7:00 pm: We Marsh. We Act. Meeting, Priestley Room, Clover Lane
  • 7:15 pm: UCH Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary, Clover Lane
Friday, February 9
  • 10:00 am: Common Ground Community Center Hours, Market Street
  • 6:00 pm: Stewardship Potluck Dinner, Common Room, Clover Lane


At our Market Street church, parking is designated for seniors and handicap parking in front of the church and in the small lot across from the church on Market Street. Parking is also currently available in the MLK church lot across the street on Market Street, in the grass lot directly behind our Market Street church, or along the street. 
Inclement Weather Procedures

As the weather begins to greet us with snow, ice and all things wintry, this is a reminder about our policies for delays or cancellations:
1) Closures will be posted on the home page of our website, so check there first.  
2) Call the Church at 717.564.4761 for any special announcements regarding delays or cancellations of services/events.  
3) Tune into one of the following stations and/or visit their websites. Update times differ from station to station. If you don't see us listed, please check another station. 
  • Radio:  WITF 89.5
  • Television:  ABC 27, CBS 21, CW15, FOX 43, and WITF.
4) In some cases, an email news blast may be sent as well so please check your email.