DALLAS UNITARIAN  | September 1,  2017
THIS SUNDAY @ FIRST UNITARIAN
Join us in worship ( 10:00 & 11:30 am ) for sabbatical minister D. Scott Cooper's sermon , "Mind the Widening Gaps" with music provided by Rosana and Gary Eckert.

Our  Inquirers' Class   for newcomers   will not meet this Sunday. Meetings will resume the following week.

Visit a Sample Circle , our small group ministry, any Sunday this month (11:30 am, Room 302). Sign-ups begin this Sunday, in Channing Hall.

In preparation for Pride on September 17, Interweave will be selling tie dye 'Speak Love' shirts , as well as 'Standing on the Side of Love' shirts outside on campus this Sunday.
 
Lighting the chalice on Sundays is a meaningful act and an opportunity to participate in worship. If you’d like to light the chalice at an upcoming service, please sign up HERE .

PARKING:   The YMCA parking garage is open  for church-goers. Please remember to leave spaces on Normandy and St. Andrews for senior and mobility-impaired members.

You can contribute or make a donation anytime by Text . Just text DALLASUU and the amount to 73256, then follow the link to complete your gift. More HERE .
HELP FOR HARVEY VICTIMS

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those in South Texas whose lives have been affected by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. We’ve heard from many of you that you’d like to help, and there are ways that we can right now. The link below includes local organizing efforts as well as volunteer and donation info. First Church will also be collecting donations for Trusted World this Sunday, at the Community Service table . (Needed items listed HERE .) The UUA has also created a relief fund, and you can contribute or learn more HERE .
FIRST SUNDAY COLLECTION - GEM

 Girls Embracing Mothers (GEM) is dedicated to empowering girls with mothers in prison to break the cycle of incarceration and lead successful lives with vision and purpose.
Click below to learn more about how you can support the children affected by incarceration.
FIRST CHURCH NOTICES AND TIDBITS

This recurring feature is like your First Church bulletin board. This week’s notices include a call for IT volunteers, blood drive update, and a helpful reminder for parents.
OUR CARING COMMUNITY
 
Our thoughts are with Kathy Lawrence's mother Dottie as she prepares for surgery on Tuesday, and Kevin and Peggy Yard as sister-in-law Trish undergoes cancer surgery on Thursday.
 
Healing thoughts and prayers go to Gail Mackey and Billie McAnally , who are both recovering from surgery.
 
We grieve with Kris and Mark Gillett as they mourn the death of Kris' sister, Pam Roeder , with Lisa Peterson whose grandmother Isabelle Walters died on Wednesday,  and with Peter Schaar as he mourns the death of his wife Julie .
FEATURED EVENTS

September 4 | Labor Day , Church Offices Closed

September 6 | Volunteer at the North Texas Food Bank , 1pm
Open to ages 10 and up, contact Susan Thrower at susan.thrower@gmail.com for more info!  

September 8 | Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise , 7pm, Room 301
Journey Towards Wholeness Movie Night will take an incredible journey through the life of a true American icon, Maya Angelou.

September 10 | Ingathering Worship , 10 & 11:30am     
Join us as we come together and kick off our church’s new theme year on Progressive Faith!

September 10 | UU History , 10am, Room 301     
A 7-session introduction to concepts and people from our history. More Here .

September 10 | Social Action Forum , 11:15am, Raible
Liz Cedillo-Pereira, Dallas' new head of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs, will discuss plans to work with our immigrant/refugee community.
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