Sunday, August 5 - 10:00 am 
"Crash Helmets and Other Metaphors of a Transformed Life"
Ted Lau, lay leader
Is UUism sufficiently life changing? Specifically, does Source #4 offer powerful enough metaphors to motivate us to engage social justice challenges facing the community? Come prepared to sing, celebrate, and buckle your seat belts for the second "Ted talk" of the summer. Featured musicians: The Tritones.

Sharing the Offering
In August , we will share our offering with Empower Missouri . Empower Missouri is dedicated to ensuring social justice for all Missourians. Founded in 1901, the non-partisan organization educates and empowers Missourians on issues including hunger, housing, education, health, and economic opportunity. It is an important ally in Eliot Chapel's work for systemic racial and economic justice, and is an eloquent voice for good in Missouri.

Based in Jefferson City, Empower Missouri chapters across the state provide opportunities for citizens to learn about state and federal policies and become involved in these conversations. We depend on its knowledge and expertise as we learn about changing systems of oppression and how to put our UU principles into meaningful action for systemic change.   

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:
LeLaurin Covenant Group meets at 11:15 am in the Triplett Room.
Positive Psychology Covenant Group meets at 11:15 am in Room 005.

Church News

Mark your calendar!  Ingathering is  Sunday, September 9 !

Sanctuary Church 
Sanctuary Church efforts are ongoing. If you would like to volunteer or have questions, please contact You may donate to the work online now! On the Eliot homepage, click AccessEUC in the sidebar, log in and follow the "contribute now" instructions. At "Select a fund," choose "Sanctuary Church."
Monday, August 6
Kwentus Covenant Group - 10:00 am in the Frederick-Gray Room
Environmental Justice Film Series - 6:30 pm in Adams Hall
A Course in Miracles - 7:00 pm in the Frederick-Gray Room
UU Christian Group - 7:00 pm in the Triplett Room

Tuesday, August 7
Women's Alliance - 9:30 am in Adams Hall
Changing Systems, Changing Ourselves - 4:45 pm in Adams Hall
Vigil for Hope & Healing - 6:00 pm outside Eliot
Attitudinal Healing - 7:00 pm in the Frederick-Gray Room
Avant Covenant Group - 7:00 pm in Room 006

Wednesday, August 8
Bridges - 7:00 pm in the Frederick-Gray Room
Meneely Covenant Group - 7:00 pm in the Bergfried Room

Thursday, August 9
Grief Group - 3:00 pm in the Sanctuary
Room at the Inn - 5:30 pm in Adams Hall and Rooms 001-006

Friday, August 10
Friday Freethinkers - 10:00 am in Adams Hall
Covenant Group Planning Discussion - 10:00 am in the Library

Saturday, August 11
Stark Covenant Group - 11:00 in the Frederick-Gray Room
Summer Environmental Film Series
The Environmental Justice Team invites everyone to watch the documentary series Years of Living Dangerously. Future sessions will be Monday, August 6, 13, 20 and 27, all at 6:30 pm in Adams Hall. For more information, email

Women's Alliance Book Discussion
The Women's Alliance will meet on Tuesday, August 7 for a book discussion of Euphoria by Lily King. Klara Weis will be leading the discussion. Susan Sanders will be providing the refreshments. Coffee starts at 9:30 am.

Join us for
Vigil for Hope and Healing #194, Tuesday August 7 
at 6:00 pm
outside Eliot.

The Grief Group will meet on Thursday, August 9 at 3:00 pm in the Sanctuary.

School Supply Drive
Eliot Chapel is committed to becoming an effective, joyful, and courageous partner in the struggle for racial justice and healing. Won't you join our efforts? Eliot is holding a school supply donation drive until Thursday, August 9 to be donated to the Meacham Park Back-to-School Rally on Friday, August 10. Look for the Big Blue Box in Adams Hall.

Live the Commitment:
Side with Love in Meacham Park!
Live the commitment to be an effective, joyful, and courageous partner in the struggle for racial justice and healing: volunteer for the Meacham Park Back To School Rally on Friday, August 10 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Choose the role and time that suits you best. Sign up on the bulletin board, email, or call 821-0911. The rally is held in Meacham Memorial Park, 300 New York Street, Kirkwood. See you there!

Extricate and exterminate weeds in Fillmore Park! 
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 before the day's major heat - weeding, deadheading if needed, and doing a "once over" for usually minimal trash. Remaining August dates are Saturday, August 11 and Thursday, August 23. Meet in the shelter at 9:00 a.m. Sign up on the Adams Hall bulletin board, at the Social Justice table or by emailing Claire Robertson at
Click on the links below to learn more about the events listed.

Operation Clean Stream
Saturday, August 25
The Environmental Justice Team is putting together a team from Eliot Chapel now to work on this year's Operation Clean Stream on Saturday, August 25. Kylie Christanell with Kirkwood Parks and Rec will be leading the group working in Emmenegger Nature Park in Kirkwood. We'll be picking up trash along the banks of the Meramec and the tributaries that run into it. We'd love for you to join us! Please email Terry Jones at and go to to register and learn more.

7th Annual Bergfried Women's Autumn Weekend
October 19-21
Join Eliot women for a weekend of fellowship and friendship while enjoying the beautiful autumn colors of Bergfried. We have moved the weekend back into October so we will have cooler weather. Camp or stay in the cottage or a bunkhouse. Come for the day or for the weekend. Plan to join us this year! Registration begins in September. To sign up, or for questions, email

Inaugural Trivia Night and Auction
Saturday, October 20
Sunset Hills Recreation Center
We are excited to announce our Inaugural Trivia Night and Auction! Tables of 8 will enjoy complimentary wine, beer, soda, and water along with all the fun, games, and prizes. Do you have timeshare property or something you would like to donate to the auction? We are looking for sponsors, too! Stay tuned. For more information contact Chris or Carolyn at

Living the Pledge to End Racism Workshop
Saturday, October 27 and November 10
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Deepen your understanding of systemic racism and create your own action plan for racial justice in this two-day workshop. Attendance both days is expected.

Sunday, August 12 - 10:00 am
"Deep Gladness Meets Authentic Audacity" - Marilyn Sue Warren
Theologian Frederick Buechner states, "We are called to serve where our deep gladness meets the world's needs." Today we will explore serving life from the space of gladness and audacity. Or as Emma Goldman stated, "If I can't dance, it's not my revolution."
Featured musicians: Kater Reynolds, violist & Dr. David Nalesnik, piano .
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 .

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