WE'LL BUILD A LAND: STEWARDSHIP 2017 - Thank you, thank you, for helping Build the Land… The Beloved Community… with your pledges! Most of our members and friends have returned pledge cards for the 2017-18 fiscal year. If we have missed you, it’s not too late! Please return your pledge card today, or pledge online at uuroc.org/stewardship.
DONATIONS NEEDED! (extended until April 30): Homeless shelter, House of Mercy, has opened its new, permanent location at 285 Ormond Street. Their residents are in need... kindly donate SCRUBS or SWEATS ~ new or gently used; any size. We will collect them in a box in Clara Barton Lounge ~ by April 30th. Volunteers from our Homelessness Task Force will deliver them to the Ormond St shelter. The generosity of this wonderful church is so greatly appreciated. ~Lois Baum, HTF Chair, KissaPawDaily@aol.com.
BOOK GROUP: The book selection for April is The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld. Please join us on April 30th at 12 noon in the Chalice Room on the second floor. You don't have to have read the book, hopefully our stimulating conversation will inspire you to do so! Contact Sarah Singal (ssingal@Rochester.ff.com) or Shirley Bond (email@example.com) with questions.
INTERFAITH IMPACT ADVOCACY DAY: Interfaith Impact of NYS invites members and friends of First Universalist to participate in its annual Advocacy Day in Albany, Monday, May 1st, 9:30am - 3:00pm. Registration is free, but please let us know you’re coming so we can organize teams (email your name, address, e-mail and congregation to firstname.lastname@example.org.) Main issues to be addressed are green energy (Climate Change and Community Protection Act), HALT (Solitary Confinement Act) and health care for all (New York Health Act). For car pool information or if you have questions, contact Dick Gilbert at 244-7403 or 738-8229 or Rsgilbert@uuma.org.
UU COMMON READ BOOK DISCUSSION: Continues May 4th & May 18th from 6-8pm in the Chalice Room. The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement, by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove. Facilitated by Rev. Michelle Yates, Phil Ebersole, and Suzie Gutierrez. Please contact Rev. Michelle at email@example.com with questions and interest.
JOIN US FOR AN AFTERNOON OF GAMES! UUnAMOR (pronounced you-nah-more) is hosting a little party for you, with various games, accompanied by some yummy Vegan snacks. $10 each to support our church, please pay to the office. We would love to have you join us ‒ let's have some fun! (Note the DATE CHANGE FROM 4/29... instead now to:
Saturday, May 6th, from 1:00-3pm, in Clara Barton Lounge.)
Contact Lois Baum, KissaPawDaily@aol.com.
CLEAN-UP DAY: The 2017 Spring Clean-up Day has been scheduled for Saturday, May 13th, starting around 9:00 AM. If you have ever wanted to volunteer for the church or to just get to know the building as well as other members a little better, this is a perfect opportunity! There will be all kinds of cleaning, fixing, painting, etc. jobs to be completed – something for all skill levels. Bring along your favorite tools or cleaning products. Breakfast snacks and a light lunch will be provided. Socializing and fun will also be part of the agenda. For more information, please contact Tom Ruganis at 746-7796 (cell) or 442-2968 (home) or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FLOWER COMMUNION: This year, our beloved UU ritual of Flower Communion will take place on Sunday, June 4th. The same Sunday, there will also be an opportunity for a Child Dedication. Dedication is a beautiful UU ritual of blessing that welcomes children into the life of the congregation. If you would like your child to participate, please let Rev. Celie know (email@example.com) by May 21st.
UUA GENERAL ASSEMBLY: The UUA General Assembly will be held in New Orleans this year from June 21st ‒ 25th. Details are on the UUA website at www.uua.org/ga/program/schedule. Everyone who has gone raves about what a wonderful experience it is. If you are interested in attending, please speak with Shirley Bond and she will answer your questions or point you in the right direction.