First Unitarian Universalist RVA- July 5, 2019
We GROW in search of wisdom,
we CARE in support of community, we ACT in service of justice.
All are invited to join us for services!
July/August's Theme is "Judgment/Zest"
The monthly packet will be available soon!
NOTICE to All Group Leaders and Members…….
  The Church will not be scheduling any meetings in the building for the month of July. 
This is a great time for groups to continue to meet away from the church and do something fun together!
We will continue to have our Sunday Services on Sunday and Vespers on Wednesdays.
Your "MONTHLY INFO DROP" contains: the theme, blog updates, monthly care team information, and bookkeeper news like share the plate.
Spring Fling the Auction Thing (Summer Edition)
is coming soon!

The countdown is on to First UU's very first online auction! Bidding opens as 8:00 AM Sunday July 7 and will close at 11:00 pm Saturday July 13.

The Catalog is now available and online pre registration is open! You'll find some much loved classic First UU auction items as well as fun new additions. Bid early so you don't miss out on anything! Visit us at .

Please note: The live auction that was planned for July 14th is cancelled. We will be selling 50/50 raffle tickets in between the services on both July 7 and July 14.

If you have any questions, please email us at  or visit us at the Auction table Sunday July 7th.

Visit our Auction website  here !  
This Sunday at First UU: July 7th
Sunday Services at
9:00 am and 11:00 am
coffee hour
10:00 am-11:00 am

Sermon by Rev. Jeanne Pupke,
Senior Minister
"The Power of We"
There are many important discussions taking place in our larger UU Faith. Members of our community share some of what they observed while meeting at General Assembly and what it may mean for our Richmond UU community.
The children's activity box for those attending worship will now be located outside the Great Hall on the right side of the lobby.
Religious Education Classes

Please contact Rhonda Wingfield
Nursery : The Nursery is open during services to serve those three and a half years old, and under. They are welcomed by open arms and engaged in gentle play. A snack of Cheerios is offered. If there are allergy concerns, please bring your child a snack. The Nursery also offers a private area for nursing, while still listening to the service in the Great Hall.

Religious Education Classes
(Meeting at 11:00)

PreK-K : Topic: Everyone is Afraid of Something. Children will have opportunities through stories and activities to identify their feelings and learn that experiencing fear is a normal emotion. They will be encouraged to talk to parents and close friends when they may feel afraid.

Gr. 1-5:  Topic: Self-management, Choosing our Responses. Through activities and a Yoga practice, students focus on internal self-awareness. Please have your child wear comfortable pants for ease in movement. Yoga mats will be provided.

Grades 6-12  are welcomed to worship with family and friends in the Great Hall. Their classes will resume in the fall.
Early Week
Tai Chi
Every Monday from 6:30-7:30 pm
Libby Hill Park
New to UU? Check out some of our small groups at the button here!

6:00 pm-6:30 pm
Vespers is an intimate, contemplative, and conversational half-hour service.
Late Week
New to UU? Check out some of our small groups at the button here!
Tuesday, July 9
Virginia General Assembly
Gun Violence Prevention Special Session  

Unity Vigil Against Gun Violence
9:00 - 9:45 AM 
Bell Tower (on Capitol Square at 9th & Bank Streets)
Richmond Chapter NAACP & Richmond Peace Education Center  
Youth-led vigil addressing the carnage of daily violence across the commonwealth and the toll on families and communities. 
10:00 - Noon
Bank Street between 9th - 12th Street   (1000 Bank Street for GPS)
This event does not include speakers or a program, although we expect members to possibly do media there. The crowd should position themselves on the sidewalks and public spaces surrounding the walkway from the Pocahontas building (legislator offices) to the state Capitol where our representatives will have to walk through the crowd. We want a powerful presence to let them know there are more who care about saving lives than selling guns. Overflow can fill in the grassy spaces on Capitol Square. 
A Way to Support College-Bound Students

The Armstrong High School Leadership Program invites organizations to host a College Shower for a 4-year-college-bound Armstrong High student. This shower honors the student’s achievements and provides gifts to help make the transition to living in a dorm. A meeting with the student before the shower allows plans to be shared. Please look at the front desk for a copy of the flyer and a form to return to the Leadership Program for more information.

Look for the White Table in the HALLWAY with the BIG PLASTIC BASKET

We are asking for contributions of used musical instruments, including student violins, keyboards in your attic, etc. Our goal is to help the students with their elementary orchestra and band.

Our first fund raiser concert, June 9th, raised $315. But we have a goal of $1000 in instruments or money to set up a keyboard laboratory for the fall over at Green Elementary.

AND THE KIDS WILL BE BACK. We will be hosting a concert from the student orchestra and or band in November. 

So Please keep the contributions coming ( if in cash you can give Desiree an envelope) 
Thank You. Eliot Norman and Joel Blum.
Looking ahead - Save the dates

The Annual Woman's Spirituality Retreat 
October 18 - 20, 2019
Richmond Hill
$200 - Friday dinner through Sunday lunch.
Limit 15
The theme this year is Deep Creativity, releasing our creative spirits.
Contact Rev.Sue Sinnamon to register.

Transforming White Supremacy 
October 26 and November 23.
9am to 3pm at First UU RVA
Living the Pledge is a recommended pre-requisite
Rev. Sherman Logan, Rev.Sue Sinnamon and Elnora Allen, convening.
Contact Rev.Sue Sinnamon to register.
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