ANNUAL SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE:
It's back to school! In Delaware, the first day of school is August 17th. NUUC members and friends have an opportunity to help others by participating in the annual School Supply Drive to benefit students who are served by the Delaware County Juvenile Probation Program. The donation of school supplies is one way for the congregation to express its belief in the importance of education to a group of students who are at higher than average risk for failing and dropping out of school. This program serves approximately 150 middle school and high school students, ranging in age from 13 to 19. A collection box for school supplies will be available at the church through Sunday, August 14th. The needed items are things like book bags appropriate for middle school and high school boys, paper, pens, pencils and folders.
Your donation of school supplies, or money to purchase supplies, will be greatly appreciated. If you choose to donate money, please write your check to NUUC and put "School Supplies" on the memo line. This can be
dropped in the offering basket or mailed to: NUUC, P.O. Box 541, Lewis Center, OH 43035. If you have any questions, please contact Diane Mattox at 614-204- 4184 or
. Thank you for your
continued support! Our Loose Change Offering in July and August will go to the Delaware County Juvenile Probation Program School Supply Drive.
INTERFAITH ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL OHIO (IACO) 24 th ANNUAL MAIN EVENT LUNCHEON -
BUILDING INTERFAITH RELATIONS WHILE BUILDING HOMES:
Come share a meal with members of other faith traditions on Sunday, August 28 th 1:00-3:00 PM at the Martin de Porres Center, 2330 Airport Drive, Columbus 43219. The Guest Speaker will be Dr. Thomas L. Jones, Ambassador at Large for Habitat for Humanity International. Dr. Jones is leading the HHFI Interfaith Exploration initiative and will share information about plans for interfaith groups to build a Unity House in Columbus in October through March. You can register for the luncheon at
. See the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall or contact Pam Patsch at
for more information.
FAITH IN ACTION - HELPING CENTRAL OHIO HOMELESS:
Join IACO representatives from other faith communities to help serve meals at the Van Buren Shelter, 595 Van Buren Drive, Columbus, 43223, from 5:30PM (introduction and tour) to about 7:45 PM on Sunday, August 28th. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Michael Greenman, Moderator of the Interfaith Association of Central Ohio (IACO) Social Justice Task Force, at
. For more information, see the SAC bulletin board or ask Pam Patsch
OHIO INTERFAITH POWER AND LIGHT (OhIPL) EARTHKEEPING SUMMIT 2016:
on September 24, 2016, 10:00am-5:00pm (registration opens at 8:30am), at OSU Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH 43210. The Earthkeeping Summit provides a unique opportunity to gather together in reflection and commitment, exploring
the vital connections we have to the environment and how our stories shape our values and actions. keynote speaker, Dr. Melanie Harris, Associate Professor of Religion and Social Ethics, will provide insights to climate justice and will share her environmental justice roots through story and song. A panel presentation will lift up environmental justice issues from around Ohio; A 'Festival of the Arts' will highlight a response to climate change through the arts; and workshops will provide insights and opportunities for sharing. We look forward to a day of inspiration and action!
UUSC FAIR TRADE COFFEE:
Shop for delicious Fair Trade coffee, tea, cocoa, and chocolate after the service on
August 14, 2016
. Your purchase of Fair Trade products means that workers along the supply
chain are provided a living wage. The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) supports a number of worker-owned, local producers who are in danger of being replaced with multinational corporations that have little respect for workers' rights. Making consumer choices that are aligned with our UU Principles is one way to help create a more just world community.