First Unitarian Universalist RVA- March 15, 2019
We GROW in search of wisdom,
we CARE in support of community, we ACT in service of justice.
WELCOME
All are invited to join us for services!
March's Theme-"Gratitude"
Thanks for your feedback and working with our quick newsletter last week - this week's will be improved we hope!
Saturday Reminders: March 16th
Please Join Us for the next First UU Leadership / Facilitators' Group Meeting Saturday, March 16 from 9:00-11:00 am.

We will be learning about the theme for April, among other things. We would LOVE to have a representative from EVERY group attend if possible.

Contact Dianna MacPherson to be added to the group list for reminders and notes: suusi.macpherson@gmail.com
This Sunday at First UU: March 17th
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

"It Adds Up to Joy"

There is more joy out there than we know how to tap into, sometimes because we go after it alone. Letting joy in more readily is a wonderful commitment to yourself. And since this is a pancake Sunday, and the young among us will have no trouble pointing out one possible source of joy.
Religious Education Classes

Please contact Rhonda Wingfield

This Sunday is a multi-generational worship service! We encourage all families to attend worship together!

See you in the Great Hall!
The children's activity box for those attending worship will now be located outside the Great Hall on the right side of the lobby.

The Nursery
The Nursery is open during worship services to serve those 3 and a half years old and under. Children are welcomed by experienced staff and engaged in gentle play. Please label your child's belongings, and bring your own snack if desired. Cheerios will be offered. If you have allergy concerns, please provide your child's snack.
COME ONE, COME ALL!

Youth Pancake Breakfast!
Sunday, March 17; 10-11:15
 
Pancakes, sausage, coffee, juice
(gluten free and vegetarian options too!)
 
$15 Families, $7 Individual tickets
Cash or check only, at time of event
ALL THINGS ARE PHOTOGRAPHABLE

SNEAK PREVIEW of Sasha Waters-Freyer's film about Garry Winograd

Sunday, March 17th, at 4:00pm at First UU

Monday 3/18 - Wednesday 3/20
GROUPS MEETING MONDAY 3/18 - TUESDAY 3/19
Tai Chi
Every Monday from 6:30-7:30 pm
President's Hall
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Men's Group II
Monday, March 18th
7:00 - 8:30pm
Alcove B
First UU Christian Fellowship
Tuesday, March 19th
5:30 -7:00 pm
Contact: Harvey Joyner
Library
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Ewe Ewe Knitters
Tuesday, March 19th
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Nursery
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Kabbalah
Tuesday March 19th
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Alcove B
Vespers
6:00 pm-6:30 pm
Vespers is an intimate, contemplative, and conversational half-hour service provided by our ministerial interns.
MEETS IN THE GREAT HALL

Simple Supper
6:30 pm
Come enjoy good food and fellowship. Soup salad and bread are typical fare.
MEETS IN THE LOWER LEVEL

Ministers Present
7:15 pm -8:30 pm
MEETS IN THE LIBRARY or PRESIDENT'S HALL
ALSO MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20TH
Humanism in Practice
Wednesday, March 20th
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Library
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Protest Choir Rehearsal
Wednesday, March 20th
6:30 - 7:15pm
Great Hall
UU Singers Choir Rehearsal
Wednesday, March 20th
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Great Hall
Later This Week: 3/21-3/23
GROUPS MEETING THURSDAY 3/21 - SATURDAY 3/23
Spring Equinox Celebration
held by Dogwood Spirit Circle

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Great Hall

Please join us for Dances of Universal Peace with Hayat Bain, music, chants, and activities for children.
UU Zen Group 
Sitting and Walking Meditation
Every Thursday at 7pm
Nursery
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Parent’s Circle –
Second Thursdays at 7pm
Contact: Kristen Saybe 
Sign up for the Facebook UU Family Group to receive notices
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Women's Group Meeting
Thursday, March 21st
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Alcove B
March FUUN Night
Enjoy community with UU friends and family at March FUUN Night!
Sat., Mar. 23, 4:30-6:30
 
Activities include a generous potluck dinner to share, crafts, games and 
a closing time of meditation for ages PreK-11 yrs.
DOWN THE ROAD: Events to plan for!
If you have been searching for a fun summer UU get away, consider coming to SUUSI this year!

SUUSI (Southeast UU Summer Institute) is the third week in July at Western Carolina University.

Here's the link to the SUUSI Website -  https://www.suusi.org/

Registration opens in April, so look through the catalog now, and let me know if you have any questions. I'm the SUUSI Newcomer Coordinator! 
We have plenty of other SUUSI people at church too!

- Dianna MacPherson
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES &
SOCIAL JUSTICE WORK
From Megan Taylor, former Social Justice Intern!

Hello all! I'm conducting a short survey for a research class at school, and I would be FOREVER GRATEFUL if each of you would take it! It's pretty painless and will take you 15 minutes tops, so if you want an easy way to serve someone, this is it!! 🙂
 
It asks for age and gender for data analysis purposes, but I will not know who you are (and won't try to figure it out) - I am just interested the aggregated data of your honest responses! It's meant for people who attend First UU, so please do not share outside of the congregation.
 
Thank you, thank you in advance!!
 
https://goo.gl/forms/tnWYFiuSTEkP0eRz2
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