This documentary movie on Netflix lays bare one of the mechanisms behind the great political divide that is artificially tearing our country apart, and much more. This helps explain why regular people we know seem to have gone nuts. Hank Stone will lead discussion. Drop-In Discussions are virtual now! We meet on Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30pm. Look on the First Universalist homepage for details and a link, or click the Zoom meeting link on the title of this description!
First Universalist Church will be hosting Midweek Meditation services with Rev. Lane and Rev. Michelle on Wednesdays from 11:30am-noon. On second Wednesdays, an extra half hour of meditation and sharing will follow the traditional format. An extended time to connect for deep breathing, meditation, singing, and silence. Look on the First Universalist homepage for details and a link, or click the Zoom meeting link on the title of this description!
It’s Almost Here—Auction Amnesty Celebration, January 31!
What do you have to do to get ready for Auction Amnesty Fun? Well, not much! (That’s kind of the point.) Be sure you have a prize-winning number that came with your invitation (email firstname.lastname@example.org if you don’t). Stay tuned after next week’s service, where we’ll have a little Auction fun in place of coffee hour. There will be Auction trivia (strangest Auction item ever?), memories (what are the most treasured food items from past auctions?), music, and drawings for prizes. And if you’d like to make a donation to help replace the income the church is missing by not doing an Actual Service Auction, please send that today! We’d like to have a total ready to report next Sunday! You can send a check to the church, or go online to donate, be sure to let us know it’s for Auction Amnesty!
Please Note – change in film choice – This film “drives straight into the heart of the cruelties of oppression” (the NYTimes) and was Academy Award Best Picture Winner. Discussion, led by Melissa Parrish, will be held from 2-3:30pm. Please preview the film: It can be found on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Look on the First Universalist homepage for more details and the Zoom link!
Third in the series of four dialogues that provide a forum to
learn, grow, and act toward antiracism. This discussion, "Enduring the Long Night: A Meditation", will take place (virtually) from 7-8:30pm. Mr. Robinson will share an interpretation of Psalm 30:5 “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” What does it take for the joy to come? We will create a collective meditation on enduring the long night of racism to get to that glorious morning together. Note: A separate email with the link for this event will not be sent out. Look on the First Universalist homepage for more details and the Zoom link!