Sunday, July 8 - 10:00 am 
"Freedom Time" - Rev. Daniel Gould
Join us to hear our guest speaker Rev. Daniel Gould, community organizer & serial entrepreneur, as he considers the theme of liberation through love.  Featured musician: Pam Triplett, soprano.


Sharing the Offering
In July, we will share our offering with the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank. The Diaper Bank collects and distributes diapers to ten service organizations and food pantries that in turn distribute them to low-income families in the St. Louis region. Diapers are a basic need for every young child and cost families about $1000 per child each year. There is NO public assistance to cover this cost. Low-income families often must choose between food, utilities, rent and diapers. Children can end up with urinary and skin problems in families that cannot afford frequent diaper changing. They may also miss out on early childhood education programs. The Diaper Bank delivers 28,000 diapers every month to its service partners.


Religious Education
Childcare is provided in the Eliot Chapel  nursery  during this morning's worship service for children in preschool and younger

Multiage Activities  for children ages 5 - 8 are offered in the Frederick-Gray Room .   

All other children and youth attend the worship service with their family.  Activity Bags  are available at the back of the sanctuary.
 

Sunday at a Glance:
Young Adult Group meets at 11:30 am in the Frederick-Gray Room.
Rubin Covenant Group meets at 2:00 pm off-site.
Church News

Sanctuary at Eliot
Get involved with Sanctuary at Eliot Chapel! We'll be holding an initial training class for Vecinos (our witness/accompaniment service) in early August. And w e soon will be seeking hands-on volunteers for the physical work - invite interested friends, neighbors and family to join us! Contact immigration@eliotchapel.org to sign up or ask any questions.

We need contributions now for the conversion work and repairs we anticipate. Make checks payable to Eliot Chapel, write "Sanctuary" on the memo line, and mail or drop off in the front office. You can now make contributions through AccessEUC online. Be on the lookout for a list of needed furniture and appliances!



Chart a Path Forward for Eliot
We are looking for thoughtful, creative people with a deep commitment to Eliot's mission to join the Strategic Planning Team. Can you help us create a road map for Eliot's next 3 to 5 years? See the flyer on the bulletin board for details. To volunteer, email frontoffice@eliotchapel.org or leave your info on the sign-up sheet.



Flowers Make People Happier
The Flower Team delivers and displays one floral arrangement (cut, live, or artificial) for each Sunday worship service. The flowers help beautify the Sanctuary, and the team members get to offer their talents in floral design.

Flower arrangements can also be a way to celebrate a life, milestone, anniversary or remembrance of a person or event.

If you are interested in joining the team or would like to provide flowers for a Sunday, please contact Carolyn Burke at flowers@eliotchapel.org.
Monday, July 9
A Course in Miracles - 7:00 pm in Adams Hall
 

Tuesday, July 10
Women's Alliance - 9:30 am in Adams Hall
Vigil for Hope & Healing - 6:00 pm outside Eliot
Changing Systems, Changing Ourselves - 6:45 pm in Room 001
Attitudinal Healing - 7:00 pm in the Frederick-Gray Room
Board of Trustees Meeting - 7:00 pm in Adams Hall


Wednesday, July 11
Meneely Covenant Group - 7:00 pm in the Bergfried Room
 

Thursday, July 12
Attitudinal Healing - 10:30 am in the Frederick-Gray Room
Grief Group - 3:00 pm in the Sanctuary
Room at the Inn - 5:30 pm in Adams Hall and Rooms 001-006
 

Friday, July 13
Friday Freethinkers - 10:00 am in Adams Hall
 

Saturday, July 14
Stark Covenant Group - 11:00 in the Frederick-Gray Room

Women's Alliance Welcomes All
Pat Shores and Barbara Butchart from the St. Charles Coalition Against Sex Trafficking will speak to the Women's Alliance on Tuesday, July 10 at 9:30 am to educate us on this critical topic. Julie Triplett is coordinating and Debrah Stanford will provide refreshments. All are welcome to come hear these important speakers; it is not necessary to be a member.



Join us for
Vigil for Hope and Healing #190, 
Tuesday, July 10 
at 6:00 pm
outside Eliot.





Interactive Racial Justice E-Course Returns
You can still join us for Changing Systems, Changing Ourselves: Anti-Racist Practice for Sanctuary, Accompaniment, & Resistance, the four-part, interactive e-course - we can make the first webinars available for you to catch up. The Eliot Chapel team will be meeting next on Tuesday, July 10 at 6:45 pm. The course will complete on Tuesday, August 7. If you'd still like to join in, contact immigration@eliotchapel.org so the Immigration Justice Team can coordinate course materials.



Make war on weeds and socialize in Fillmore Park!  
Come lend a hand in community service as we help to maintain this recently rebuilt and replanted pocket park at 410 S. Fillmore, about half a mile south of Eliot in a multi-racial neighborhood. Eliot folks work together for an hour or two before the day's major heat - weeding, deadheading if needed, and doing a "once over" for usually minimal trash. July dates are Thursday, July 12 and Saturday, July 21. Meet in the shelter at 9:00 am. Sign up on the Adams Hall bulletin board, or by emailing Claire Robertson at socialjustice@eliotchapel.org.



Grief Group Meets
Grief Group will meet in the Sanctuary on Thursday, July 12 at 3:00 pm. Our focus this week will be the impact of religion on grieving.



Participate in Meacham Park Events - 
Be a Part of the Diversity of Kirkwood!
On Saturday, July 14 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm, the first of the annual series of Pride In Our Park (PIOP) events will be held in Meacham Memorial Park. It is kid-oriented and consists of a mini-carnival, reading experiences provided by the Kirkwood Public library, a petting zoo, free hot dogs, snow cones and more. Families are especially encouraged to attend. Volunteers will receive assignments from the Meacham Park Neighborhood Improvement Association which is sponsoring PIOP. Sign up on the bulletin board to participate or to volunteer. All are welcome! On Friday, August 10 the next PIOP event in the series will feature a Back to School Rally.

Summer Environmental Film Series
Saturday, July 21
6:30 pm in Adams Hall
The Environmental Justice Team invites everyone to watch the documentary series Years of Living Dangerously. Though we have started, feel free to join this ongoing series. Future sessions will be Saturday, July 21 and Monday, August 6, 13, 20 and 27, all at 6:30 pm in Adams Hall. For more information, email environmentjustice@eliotchapel.org.


Sunday, July 15 - 10:00 am
"All Are Called" - 
Jan Chamberlin and Friends
 

The annual UU General Assembly is our association's embodiment of our 5th principle. Eliot attendees will share what they experienced in Kansas City last month.  Featured musicians: The GA Ensemble.
The ourEliot team promotes and enables healthy communications as promised to one another through the Congregational Covenant. If you have a compliment, suggestion or concern that is important to communicate to a responsible party, look for an on-duty member of the team in Adams Hall wearing an ourEliot badge or contact them via email at  ourEliot@eliotchapel.org .

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