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Music Sunday - June 9, 10:15 a.m.
Sunday, June 9, 2019 | 10:15 a.m.
Music Sunday
Join us this Sunday for our annual Music Sunday--a music-centered service for the whole family. Come and be musically blessed by UUCA's talented choirs and musicians. The service features Sanctuary Singers, the Chamber Choir, our children's choirs--Chalice Singers and the TrUUbadours, and our bell choirs--Polyminia, Bellissimo and the Young Ringers. Musicians include Maya Rogers, Barbara Schelstrate, Topher Dunne, Wes Crawford, and Rachel Warner. Soloist are Brian Delp, Emily Lachow, Adella Hernandez, Jason Cook, Savannah Cook, and Ben Dunbar. Our voice choirs are under the direction of Sophia Morreale, Interim Director of Music Ministries. The bell choirs are under the direction of Ken Bissell, Director of Handbells.

Bob Blinn is our Worship Associate. Maya Rogers, Artist in Residence, sings the American folk hymn, How Can I Keep from Singing, and is our song leader.

This is a multi-generational service. Children will stay in the service with their families. There will be no Religious Education classes. Childcare for three-years and younger is available.
Upcoming Service

June 16, 10:15 a.m. Family Pride. Service led by Walter Clark, Ministerial Assistant. The origins of June being Pride month come out of the Stonewall riots in NY, reminding LGBTQ+ persons of the struggles they have had (and still have) on the journey to acceptance and equality. In that same spirit, the struggles many LGBTQ+ persons have had with their families of origin motivated them to make Pride Day the same as Father’s Day. This Sunday we discuss what the idea of “family” and unconditional love.

June 23, 10:15 a.m. …While the Sun Shines. Service led by Walter Clark. Since December the days have slowly been growing longer as well as warmer. The snow has melted away, the blossoms have come and gone and the nature is green and hale. Now that the summer solstice is upon us, the days grow shorter, bit by bit. How does the subtle shortening of days inform our lives and the limits of our mortality?
Past Sermons
"There's Something About Mary" - May 26, 2019 - Sermon by Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley is available in video above. It's also available in print and audio, click here.
Friday Morning Devotions
We invite you to center and ground yourself in silence with friends--a half-hour of meditation followed by brief reflections--each Friday morning at 7 a.m. A ride to Ballston Metro is available afterward. For additional information, contact either David McTaggart, dmctagg@gmail.com, or Gregg Forte, gforte@mac.com

Date: Each Friday, 7:00 a.m.
Location: Room 20 (Youth Room) 
Church Matters
Deadline Extended for Congregational Survey: Please Respond!
Over the past four weeks, several hundred UUCAers from every part of our Beloved Community--newcomers and members, young and old, Sunday regulars and infrequent attendees--have filled out the Congregational Survey. Those responses are a wonderful gift, and the Ministerial Search Committee has already learned so much from everyone who responded. But it’s not yet enough. UUCA is a community of nearly 800 members, plus many more friends and participants.  We need to hear from ALL of you!  Regardless of how long you have been attending UUCA, or in what ways (large or small) you connect with the church, you are part of our community and we need your ideas and voice to help shape our future.

In order to make sure that everyone's voice is accounted for, the Ministerial Search Committee is extending the survey deadline for one extra week, until Sunday, June 9 . If you haven't yet completed the Congregational Survey, now is the time to do it!  Survey link here . As we move into the next phases of our search for a new Senior Minister, it's essential for our congregation to show potential ministerial candidates that we are all invested in the future of this church. Getting a high response rate to the survey is one important way that we can demonstrate our investment.

With heartfelt thanks,
The UUCA Ministerial Search Committee 
UUA General Assembly - Spokane, June 19-23
Events of Interest to be Livestreamed
The 2019 UUA General Assembly takes place June 19-23 in Spokane, Washington, with the theme of The Power of We , which seeks to explore the power, possibility, purpose, struggle and joy of finding the path forward together as Unitarian Universalists in a time of great challenge and heartbreak in our world. For those who are unable to attend GA in person, please note there will be livestreaming of many of the events and sessions.
Paul Blackburn and Marietta Tanner will facilitate daytime livestreaming of GA events in Room 13/15. Please watch this space for the schedule of viewing that will take place at the church. We do know that several key events will not be viewed at the church due to the time difference. The Opening Ceremony (June 19), the Service of the Living Tradition (June 20), the Ware Lecture (June 21), and the Closing Ceremony (June 22) begins at 7 p.m. Pacific Time or 10 p.m. Eastern/Arlington time. UUCAers are encouraged to view them on the live feeds easily accessed at www.uua.org/ga/off-site
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About Last Sunday
Last Sunday was brimming with church life--It was Social Justice Sunday and the service was followed by the annual meeting. We heard testimonials from members who are in the forefront of several of UUCA's social justice initiatives. And we welcomed 70+ new members who joined this past year. You can view the recording of the service here.

At the annual meeting, the $1,512,958 budget for 2019-20 was approved and new members and officers of the Board of Trustees were approved. We welcome new trustees: Amy Shepherd, Bruce Rieder, Irv Lachow, Lila Herndon Vizzard, and Linda Lutes Corsoro, plus Hieu Nguyen for a second term. New officers are Kate Gallup , secretary; Peter Vitaliano , treasurer; Bob Gayer, assistant treasurer; Gene Mulligan , assistant treasurer.

The highlight of the meeting is always the recognition of our Volunteers of the Year. Congratulations to Paul Blackburn, Becky Ross, and Stephanie Thomas, Social Justice; Emily Goodin, Chair Award; Andrea Ryon, Chair Award; Bruce Rieder, Distinguished Service; Nancy Schroll, Unsung Hero; Barbara Hatheway, Unsung Hero; Bob Blinn, Unsung Hero; Ronnie Priddy, Alison Tibbetts, Elizabeth Mook, Patty Dreher, Henry Rascop, Emerson Parker-Simkin, Cathy Cahill, RE Awards; Gretchen Menn and Warren Wright, Incredible Lightness of Being; Karen Sosnoski and Topher Dunne, Music Award.
Ministry Matters
In the Meantime
By Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley , Interim Senior Minister

What a wonderful thing to behold this last Sunday: 77 new members welcomed! I already know some of you and look forward to getting to know more. Please feel free to reach out if you’d like to chat. 

The Annual Meeting was a terrific example of community coming together to make important decisions about the future of the congregation. I was impressed that so many showed up and were attentive and engaged. 

And clearly you were appreciative of many who have given much of themselves during this year. A group that we neglected to acknowledge are the five members of the Board that have completed their service this year: Chad Ohlandt , Art Stevens , Emily Goodin , Andrea Ryon , and Warren Wright . I know we all appreciate how they showed up with commitment during a very difficult time in the life of the congregation. And Chad Ohlandt has given service above and beyond with his time as Treasurer for five years prior to joining the Board. Many, many thanks to all!

I believe it has been a good year and we are well on our way for another!
Lifespan Religious Education
Upcoming RE Events & Activities
June 9--Multigen Music Sunday
June 9--RE Council Meeting
June 15--Multigen Game Night
June 18--RE Hosting Happy Hour
June 19--9th grade Coming of Age parents meeting 

Teacher Recruitment
We are now recruiting teachers for the upcoming church year. Not only can you grow spiritually while supporting learners form their faith, but you can build lasting friendships and connections with other adults in the congregation. We need about 100 teachers each year in order to be fully staffed. Please consider joining one of our teaching teams next year.

Will I still be able to attend services? Of course! The teaching commitment is only twice a month: leading once and assisting once. Stop the RE table in Fellowship Hall on Sunday for more information or email LWilliams@uucava.org.

Sign up below:
Multigenerational Game Night and Parents Night Out
Get together with longtime friends and make some new ones at UUCA's Multigenerational Game Night held on the third Saturday of the month. The evening begins with board games for all ages from 4 to 6 p.m. Then childcare will be available from 6 to 8 p.m., so parents can have some uninterrupted game time too. All adults and teens are welcome for gaming at both portions of the evening, previous gaming experience not required. Bring snacks/drinks to share, and dinner if you are so inclined (we can also order pizza). Come early, come late, come one, come all! For more information, contact Larry Rasco, lrascop@gmail.com or Jacqueline Lotts, jlotts@gmail.com.

Date: Saturday, June 15, 4 to 6 p.m. games for all ages, 6 to 8 p.m. free childcare and adult/teen gaming. Note: No game night July 20.
Location: Multiple rooms, lower level
UUCA Teen Summer Intern Program
UUCA is now accepting applications for the Teen Summer Intern Program! Begun as a pilot two years ago, the Teen Summer Intern Program has continued to grow, offering high school youth opportunities to contribute to the UUCA community over the summer months. This year, UUCA is pleased to offer youth several different opportunities:

  • Monday Work/Lunch Parties: Every Monday from 10-2, youth can gather together to work on projects and enjoy lunch together. Summer projects include sorting, organizing, cleaning, painting, and--back by popular demand--a summer’s end chair and table wash! (Think car wash for tables & chairs, complete with bathing suits and loud music!)
  • Office Volunteer: Pick a day or a week (Mon-Fri) to answer phones and help with office work from 9- 3 p.m. See what happens at the church outside of Sunday mornings and around the office. We often have gaps in the summer with people going on vacation, etc. so finding a day or a week that needs to be filled in is a huge help! 
  • Summer Sundays: Help staff UUCA upstairs and downstairs on Sundays in the Summertime! 

The fine print: Parent or Guardian permission is required to participate. Youth will be expected to sign up for work shifts, to show up when they say they will and not just drop in, to be on time, follow expectations, and to ask for another job if they finish a task. We want to have fun but this won’t be just a summer hangout! Youth needing service hours for academic programs will need to check to ensure that volunteer hours in service of the church meet the requirements of their program. Church staff will verify hours as needed. 

There will be a kick-off lunch, games, orientation, and training from 10 - Noon on June 24 for interested parties. Interested youth should fill out the online form here . Questions? Contact Annie Parker at aparker@uucava.org
Faith in Action
Four Reasons to Join With VOICE This Sunday Afternoon
This Sunday, June 9, from 4:30 to 6:15 p.m., VOICE (Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement) is holding a major public action at Wakefield High School in Arlington. We are launching "Communities First," a plan to engage the whole community--not just its most well-connected members and officials--in designing an equitable response to the arrival of Amazon with its 20,000+ employees. Our agenda includes an equitable expenditure of new resources for schools, for housing affordability, and for respect for neighborhoods that many immigrants and people of color call home. Mayor Justin Wilson of Alexandria and Arlington County Board Chair Christian Dorsey have been in negotiations with VOICE already, and on Sunday we will ask them if they will publicly commit to working with us. We need your presence to fill the auditorium, underlining how serious and committed we are. In case you are uncertain if or why you should be there yourself, here are more reasons:

  • Because many local families living on the margins of power need us to stand alongside them and, in some cases, stand up for them.
  • Because big decisions will be made by Arlington and Alexandria over the coming year as Amazon begins to move in (FYI Amazon is already preparing infrastructure in Crystal City).
  • Because with or without our voices, local governments are going to be deciding what to do with more than $3 billion in new tax revenue, so why be left outside those decisions?
  • Because UUCA is a founding member of VOICE and many are counting on us to deliver a strong showing. 

Date: Sunday, June 9, 4:30 - 6:15 p.m.   
Carpool: Leaves UUCA parking lot at 3:45 pm

Please RSVP immediately to David McTaggart, 703-835-6944, dmctagg@gmail.com, or Marc DeFrancis, mpdefrancis@gmail.com .  
Tell Your Senators to Take Action on Healthcare Costs
This Sunday, June 9, come by UUs for Social Justice's "Write Here! Write Now!" table to urge your senators to take action on healthcare costs. Many Americans are at health and financial risk because of unaffordable prescription drugs and medical care which have become a major cause of bankruptcy. This issue is making headlines so now is the time for UUs to add our moral voices to the public discussion. Write a letter with your concerns and urge your Senators to address healthcare affordability. Let's join in with other UUs around the country to make sure our voices are heard! 

Fact sheets and supplies will be available. Or write your letter in advance and drop it off. UUSJ's Capitol Hill Advocacy Corps will hand-deliver letters to Congress on June 11. Questions? Contact Lavona Grow at advocacy@uusj.org .

Date: Sunday, June 9, following service
Location: Fellowship Hall
Beginning Steps to Re-certify as a Green Sanctuary
Are you drawn by the Spirit of Life to join with others in our faith community to do something about climate change? To help those in marginalized communities, who are and will experience the earliest and worst effects? To live as “green” as we can at church and as families and individuals? Now and into the future? Then come to a Green Sanctuary Re-certification meeting this Sunday, June 9, 11:30 a.m. Now, “Re-certification” means, at this early stage, not just filling out an application and checking off a box. It means figuring out where we are in “respecting the interdependent web of all existence” (UU 7th Principle)—in other words, where are we in being “green”? Are we properly recycling at church? Have we replaced every incandescent light bulb? How are we doing with water and electricity use? Are we educating one another and coaching each other for a practical solution--both at church and at home? A group is forming. We’re looking for a good name. We’re drafting a mission statement. We’re welcoming staff support. The time to act is now.

Date: Sunday, June 9, 11:30 a.m.
Location: See room assignment sheet in lobby
Remembering Orlando Pulse
Please join Equality UUCA for a ceremony of remembrance for the 49 lives lost at Orlando Pulse nightclub in 2016, followed by a community potluck. All are invited. Potluck RSVP: uuca.equality@gmail.com.

Date: Tuesday, June 12, Ceremony 7-7:15 p.m. Community Potluck 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: UUCA Memorial Garden or UUCA Sanctuary (depending on weather)
Location for Potluck: Board Room 

Buckingham/UUCA International Potluck and Talent Show . . . or ¡Fiesta!
Join fellow UUs and our Buckingham neighbors for an evening of delicious food and entertainment at our Food, Fun, Friendship Fiesta. Families welcome! Price of admission: your favorite salad, casserole, or dessert.

Date: Saturday, June 15, 6:30 p.m. 
Location: Fellowship Hall
Learn About Your Role in Reversing Global Warming
Come see both the possibility of reversing global warming and the important role you play in that process. Learn about the science-based Drawdown solutions and how we can reverse global warming by 2050. You will be inspired by new ways to think about climate change and become part of a global movement from hope to action.

A five-session Drawdown Solutions: Getting Into Action workshop will be offered at UUCA this summer on Thursday nights from 6:30 – 9:00 – July 11, July 25, August 8, August, 22, and a final session in September with the date to be decided on later by the group.

If you are not familiar with Project Drawdown, you can learn much more at www.drawdown.org and at www.Pachamama.org under resources and then Drawdown. 
 
During the first four sessions, we will guide you towards coming up with your own plan for how to get into action, based on your own interests, talents and passions. The sessions will include: videos, presentations, individual research, and group interactions.

You will leave the course being connected to a new community of people dedicated to reversing global warming, equipped with knowledge and tools to get and stay in committed action in a field you are passionate about. Feel free to invite family and friends to join you.

Please email marylpva@gmail.com for additional information and to register for the five-session program this summer.
Center Gallery
Artist Sara Bardin Show Opens June 8
This summer our Center Gallery walls will be a field of bright and colorful summer flowers. UUCA is thrilled to have renowned D.C. artist Sara Bardin show her art in our Center Gallery beginning Saturday, June 8. Sara finds inspiration for her botanical paintings from visits to the U.S. Botanical Garden in the District. Her beautifully rendered botanicals evoke deep emotion through her choice of color and texture. Don't let the summer slip by without seeing this show. Questions? Contact curator Carson Herrington , ecarsonh@gmail.com .

Dates: Saturday, June 8 thru August
Location: Center Gallery
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DIG WORKDAYS
Join the Do It Green (DIG) team on Thursday, June 13, 9 to 11 a.m. , when they tend to the pollinator garden. Common milkweed, Asclepius syriaca, Mountain mint, Pycnanthemum incarnuum, and Oxeye sunflower, Heliopsis helianthoides and others are just beginning to flower and attract lots of pollinators. The milkweed leaves are especially important as they provide essential food for Monarch Butterfly caterpillars. If you’d rather work in the woods, you can help cut up and move fallen branches from a locust tree that are blocking a trail. And, as usual, there are lots of invasives in the forest and habitat area that need to be pulled. 

All are welcome to join DIG for a planning meeting on Tuesday, June 18, 3 to 4:30 p.m. And the next workday, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 29, 9 to 11 a.m. The DIG team appreciates help even if you can only work for half an hour. Questions? Contact Shirley Gay, shirleywg@me.com.

Date: Thursday, June 13, 9 to 11 a.m.
Location: Pollinator Garden, UUCA parking lot, along First Street South
Peace Camp 2019: June 24-July 5
Register your camper for Peace Camp NOW!

Registrations are filling at UUCA Peace Camp registration. Campers discover that peace begins with them.  
Week 1: Mon 6/24 to Fri. 6/28
Week 2: Mon. 7/1 to Fri. 7/5, except Thurs. 7/4.

Campers can attend both weeks or just one. 
This year’s theme is “Circle Up to Find Peace,” the program will help equip your child with the Peace Tools. Our theme emphasizes the need for including others in our own personal journeys of peace. Camp activities include art, cooperative games, special guests, peace pledge, learning about peace makers, and so much more. Peace Camp offers programs for ages 5-14. Children begin as campers at ages 5-9 and progress through to until ages 15-18 as Jr. Counselors. After that, ages 18+ can be counselors or volunteer as staff or kitchen helpers.

Peace Camp is a partnership between UUCA Peace Ministry and Little Friends for Peace.  
Summer Peace Camp for Older Youth, too!
Summer Peace Camp helps older youth develop leadership and teamwork skills as they work with younger campers, meet new friends, and practice peace! Ages 10-11 are Jr. Counselor-in-Training, Ages 12-14 are Counselor-in-Training, ages 15-18 are Jr. Counselor, and ages 18+ can be counselor or volunteer as staff or kitchen helpers.

To register for camp or sign-up for a junior staff position, visit Peace Camp .
For questions or more information, contact peacecamp@lffp.org.
Peace Camp – Bring your art supplies on June 23
Please start saving everyday items to be used for art supplies at Peace Camp and bring them to church on June 23. Please no sooner than June 23. We can use:
  • Paper towel and toilet paper tubes
  • Shoe boxes - all sizes 
  • Puppets 
  • Poster board 
  • Drawing paper
  • Stuffed animals
  • Markers /crayons 
  • Carpet squares
  • Other craft materials

You can also share your talent or gifts by doing a demonstration at Peace Camp. We welcome music, storytelling, dance, art projects, nature projects, etc. Contact MJ Park, mjpeace@gmail.com , 240-838-4549 for more details and to share your talent. 
Help Keep Peace Camp Cookin'
Peace Camp needs cooks! Flexible schedule. No experience needed. Adults and teens. Community Service credits available. Volunteer to help build peace and be prepared to have fun. Times are flexible. Start any time after 8:30 a.m. and end when you want (kitchen closes at 3:30). Camp dates: Monday-Friday June 24 to July 5. Contact Mollie Jewell , molliejewell2@gmail.com or visit the Peace Camp table in Fellowship Hall on Sunday.
Bring your family to help AFAC at a local farm
Want to find a kid-friendly social action activity? Care about food security and helping your neighbors in need? Want to get to know other UUCAers in a small group environment? Join UUCA friends and families (kids are welcome!) to help harvest and plant crops at the JK Community Farm in Purcellville on Saturday, August 10, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. No gardening experience is necessary. RSVP to Denise Kappler by June 30; we can arrange carpools from UUCA. If you are interested in other volunteer opportunities with UUCA at AFAC, email Denise for more information denise_kappler@yahoo.com.

Date: Saturday, August 10, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Coming to UUCA!! The Convergence Theater
The Convergence Theater collective created a collections of individual's stories on immigration--what people have endured to come to the U.S. It's called A New Nation. They will stage it at UUCA on June 21 ans 22 in a benefit for Alianza. Admission will be by donation.

Dates: June 21 and 22, time TBA

Are you looking for a way to Connect, Grow and Serve
UUCA's Meals on Wheels program is looking for a (sort of) tech-savvy volunteer to help coordinate UUCA's Meals on Wheels volunteer program. This is an opportunity to serve both the UUCA community and home-bound Arlington residents. This volunteer position does not require much time or travel. Tasks include managing and updating the online sign-up form (remotely) and being on call twice a month during the actual meal delivery times in case of no-shows. Please contact Tina Hinh, tinahinh@gmail.com, or Sara Anderson, rayandsara@aol.com, or 703-532-3830 to sign up or if you have any questions. Thank you!
Flag planting group
planting flags
rainbow hugs
Wendy planing flag
rainbow flags in a row
UUCA Pride
Thank you to everyone who helped plant rainbow flags around the church property in celebration of Pride Month. Equality UUCA and friends gathered last Saturday to plant 100+ flags that had messages of support and celebration of the LGBTQ community.
Congregational Life
A Summer Happy Hour
Mark your calendar for the happiest of hours--our June Happy Hour on June 11, from 6-7:30 p.m., sponsored by UUCA's Religious Education team. Bring a drink to share (beer, wine, and non-alcoholic) and meet new people at the monthly happy hour. All are welcome.

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Fellowship Hall
Men's Book Group
The non-fiction book for June 9, is Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood With Britain in Its Darkest Hour," a 2010 work by Lynne Olson. It highlights the work of Edward R. Murrow, Averell Harriman and the American ambassador, John Gilbert Winant. It also features the crucial role of Dwight Eisenhower in the victory, as well as the contributions of polo star and WW I fighter pilot Tommy Hitchcock, who was important in the U.S. adoption of the P51 B Mustang, "the fighter plane that made D-Day possible."  The book was suggested by Ken Marshall.
It is available in paperback and used hardcover and paperback. Questions about the Men's Book Group? Contact Ken Marshall, kenmar42@gmail.com.

Date: Sunday, June 9, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Chapel
Day Alliance
What would it really be like to have x-ray vision?
By Dr. Cullen Ruff
What would it really be like to have x-ray vision? In addition to diagnosis and discovery, what else can we learn by looking inside of people? June's Day Alliance guest speaker is UUCA member Dr. Cullen Ruff. Cullen will share images and personal stories from his work as a radiologist, shedding light on the human condition.

Following the talk there will be a catered lunch. No reservation required for the talk, but please RSVP for the lunch to 301-575-6433. Coffee and social time begins at 10:30 a.m. The speaker begins at 11:00 a.m. A catered lunch begins at 12:00 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 10:30 a.m. Coffee; 11 a.m. Speaker; 12 p.m. Lunch
Location: Center Gallery
Parking Lot Picnic and Bluegrass Jam!
UUCAers are invited to join the Capital Area Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association (CABOMA) for their annual picnic and bluegrass jam in our parking lot from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 23! (In the event of foul weather, the party will move to Fellowship Hall.)

All are welcome at this family-friendly event. We’ll take care of the burgers, buns, and fixin’s; attendees are asked to bring a side dish and beverages to share (beer, wine, or nonalcoholic). Guests are also encouraged to bring camp chairs or picnic blankets, sunblock, and insect repellant. RSVPs encouraged via SignupGenius or email to aparker@uucava.org

Want to help make the party a success? Could you loan a grill, popup awning, cooler, or bring extra camp chairs? Volunteers are also needed to tend grills, and to help setup, cleanup, and host! Signup or contact Annie at aparker@uucava.org if you are able and willing to pitch in.

Date: Sunday, June 23, 2-6 p.m.
Location: UUCA parking lot
MoonFire Summer Solstice Ritual
You are welcome to join MoonFire as they celebrate the season with a Summer Solstice ritual, based on the OBOD (Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids) tradition. To the Druids, Summer Solstice is known as Alban Hefin, a time to celebrate the Sun God at his strongest--the warm days, the abundance of life, the beauty of flowers and the sweetness of summer fruits! As always, potluck will follow the ritual. More for information on MoonFire, please visit www.moonfireuuca.org , or contact moonfirecoords@gmail.com .

Date: Sunday, June 16, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Center Gallery
Catalyst for Change
New Book, “A Shoestring Lobbyist,” To be Showcased
UUs Kat Braeman and Gladys Henrikson plan to showcase their book, Carol Burris and the Women’s Lobby , in the Center on Sunday, June 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. Both admired the dynamic efforts of Carol Burris in the 1970s to give a voice to women’s concerns on Capitol Hill and around the country. Kat was a “grass root” in Nebraska in 1971 when she met and was inspired by Carol’s fierce advocacy. Gladys lobbied with Carol on a part-time hours bill and other issues. Today they remember her transforming impact on the nation and on their lives. This new book is now available on Amazon. Join this celebration of advocacy and lift a glass of bubbly for these catalysts for change.

Kat is a past Board Chair of UUCA and is now on the Board of UU Marin in California. Gladys is active in the Fairfax UU Congregation. Questions? Contact Ronnie Priddy at 703-578-7607 or priddyveronica@gmail.com . Kat is at 202-549-3696 or katbraeman@gmail.com .

Date: Sunday, June 30, 4 to 6 p.m.
Location: The Center

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