This Sunday is our annual congregational meeting! I love congregational meetings because they remind us that we can't be church without all of us working together. We need our voices, and our votes, to set forward our vision for the year ahead. I hope to see you there.
Peace,
Pastor Liz

 
CALENDAR
SUNDAY, February 10
10:00 a.m. Worship and Church School
11:30 a.m. Annual Meeting
11:30-12:15  Youth Bells Ensemble, Bell Room
3:00-4:00 p.m.  O.W.L. ( K-1 st grade level ), Community Room
4:30-6:00 p.m.  O.W.L. (4 th -6 th grade level), Community Room
6:00-8:00 p.m.  O.W.L. (9 th -12 th grade level), Youth Room (NOTE TIME CHANGE: THIS SUNDAY ONLY)


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Can't make it this Sunday? Check out the pink sheet so you don't miss signing up for something!  CLICK HERE FOR PINK SHEET



ANNUAL MEETING
The 2019 Annual Meeting of Edgewood United Church will be held following worship on  Sunday, February 10 . Meeting business will include the following:
Updates on Edgewood program activities
2018 budget and finance report
Approval of a budget for 2019
Election of officers
Communities of Calling update
Reports from leadership, teams and committees will be available on the table in the atrium and will be sent electronically.  On Sunday, February 3 , following worship in the Community Room, there will be a congregational information session that will focus on the budget, but will touch on other topics related to the Annual Meeting. Please plan to attend these sessions to hear information and ask questions regarding these topics.
 

ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE
During the month of February the Hunger Task Force will be collecting processed foods and money for delivery to Haven House.  Checks should be made payable to Edgewood United Church, with a note "Food Drive".



RACIAL JUSTICE NEWS
Saturday, February 9,  6:30 - 12 PM
Valentine Dinner and Dance Fund Raiser 
for Civil Rights for Immigrants
Cristo Rey Church 201 W. Miller Road, Lansing, MI.  Doors open at 6:30, Dinner at 7:00 and DJ Music at 7:30.  Tickets at door: $25.00 individual and $30.00 for two. 

Monday, February 11,  12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Our Work/Our Daily Lives Brown Bag Series. 
"Forging Global Solidarity: Dockworkers and Black Internationalism" is presented by Peter Cole, Department of History, Western Illinois University (co-sponsored by the MSU African Studies Center).
Location: MSU Museum Auditorium
Department: Michigan Traditional Arts Program (MSU Museum), the Labor Education Program (MSU School of Human Resources and Labor Relations) and MSU African Studies Center

Monday, February 11, 2019 @ 4:00 PM and 
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 @ 4:00-5:30
Visiting Scholar:  Professor Hilary N. Green
Monday, February 11 @ 4 :  A Discussion of Education, Race, and History with Dr. Hillary Green  Sponsored by:  Consortium for Critical Diversity in a Digital Age Research (CEDAR) and MSU Department of English. Location:  MSU, Wells B342

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 * 4:00-5:30 pm:    Hallowed Ground:  Race, Slavery, and Memory  Hallowed Grounds: Race, Memory, and the University of Alabama highlights  visualizations, transcriptions, primary sources, and other materials for  understanding the history of slavery at the University of Alabama and its  legacy. It is designed to provide individuals who have completed one of the  Hallowed Ground alternate campus tours with expanded opportunities for  exploration. It is for current students, alumni and staff who want to deepen  their understanding on this underappreciated campus history as well as educators who want  to enrich their courses. More importantly, it is a resource for descendants grappling with this complicated history and all other interested life-long learners. It is a work in  progress.  Cosponsored by:   Digital Humanities at MSU; Consortium for Critical Diversity in a Digital Age Research (CEDAR); MSU Department of English;MSU Africa and African-American Studies. Location:   MSU Main Library, Green Room (4 West)

Tuesday, February 12, 5:30 to 8 p.m. 
Town Hall Meetings on Criminal Expungement:  
How does Michigan clear criminal records? How should Michigan clean criminal records? Are you curious about how the current process of criminal expungement works, or how you can help reform Michigan's criminal expungement process?If so, join Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency and Nation Outside, along with our partners at Just Leadership USA and Safe and Just Michigan for a series of town hall meetings to be held throughout the State of Michigan over the next several weeks. For Lansing meeting PLEASE RSVP HERE Location: Michigan History Museum, 702 W. Kalamazoo St.  Lansing, MI

 
CIVIL RIGHTS TRIP: Thurs. March 7 - Sun. March 10
You're invited to join Pastor Liz and the Racial Justice Task Force on a trip to Alabama to visit the National Memorial for Peace and Justice (lynching memorial) and other important Civil Rights sites in Birmingham, Selma, and Montgomery. The cost of transportation, lodging (with roommate), and entrance fees is approximately $310/person - plus individual food costs. The trip is open to adults and mature youth; there is a limit of 24 people. To sign up or learn more information, email Pastor Liz: pastorliz@edgewooducc.org or sign up on the pink sheet this Sunday!
 

OFFICE NOTES
We are trying to cut down on the instances when the front door remains unlocked when no one is in the building.  If you are the last person out of the building, please lock up.  (There are instructions on the door.)  If you are the first person here for an event and the door is unlocked, please note it on the calendar on the bulletin board across from the church office.


CHECK IT OUT!
Are you having an event, meeting, or special occasion at Edgewood?  Let us know so our staff can help publicize it via social media & Edgewood's website, and reserve it on the church calendar!  All you need to do is send us the (Who, What, When, Where, and brief description) of your event, meeting, or special occasion to: publicity@edgewooducc.org.  For the Edgewood Communication Vehicle & Deadline Sheet  CLICK HERE !

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