Join us this Sunday
10:00 a.m. Service:  Let Go and Let GodMany of our Evangelical Friends use this phrase. However, it can have meaning for people of every or no theological stripe. I'll share what it means to a Buddhist inspired, UU agnostic. Peter House, summer minister.

11:15 a.m. Drop-in Discussion:  Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment.  What is MOLST?  Well, if you couldn't speak for yourself on the verge of death, what would you want (or not want) done?  Feeding tube?  Ventilator?  IV?  CPR?  A simple form enables you to state your choices in advance in case you are unable to speak at the time.  Kate Fleury will bring forms, show how to use them and lead a discussion.
Upcoming Events

Happy 4th of July!
Monthly Food Ingathering
Consider donating a non-perishable food item on Sunday, July 9th. Items collected during the service will be donated to The Community Food Cupboard, which helps local families and seniors.  They are specifically in need of low sodium and low sugar items. Thank you!

Join the Children's Worship Team

Have you noticed more regular faces among the kids at our church? Attendance is up, and we are looking to train a few more adults to lead and assist with Children's Worship. No teaching experience needed! We will be holding our Children's Worship Team training Sunday, July 9th @ 11:30am-12:30pm. Please feel free to come to get more information and feel out if this ministry is a good fit for you.

Also we are looking for members to share a craft, memory or life experience by being our "Guest" on one Sunday. This is a great way to learn about our program first hand, and get to know the youngest members of our community. Contact Rev. Michelle with questions or to sign up at

March with us in the Pride Parade!

March with us in the Pride Parade, with other UUs, on July 15.  Please sign up on the Social Justice bulletin board in the Clara Barton Lounge with your contact information, so that you can be notified of the exact place to meet. Or contact Connie Valk at

Additional Announcements

RAIHN CHALLENGE ANNOUNCED! A kind friend of First Universalist has offered a generous challenge to help us host our RAIHN guests!  Our friend will match every donation to the RAIHN Discretionary Fund, up to $1500.  If this challenge is fully realized, our fund could increase by $3,000, which would help us to provide more comfort, care, and support for those we serve during our RAIHN host weeks. To donate, please make your check payable to First Universalist Church and note “RAIHN Challenge” in the memo line.

CBL REMODEL PROJECT:  Please note that tentatively, the carpet in the Clara Barton Lounge will be getting replaced July 17 - 21.  Please avoid entering the building through the parking lot during during that time, as the lounge will be inaccessible.  If you need to enter the building during business hours, please ring the bell at the side door on Court Street and Melissa will let you in. Thank you.

WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK NEWS:  The cannon re-dedication will not happen July 4th as previously reported. Cannon repairs have taken longer than expected. 

LIBRARY SUMMER SCHEDULE:  During the summer, the First Universalist Church library and bookstore will be open July 16, with Marcia Weaver, and August 13, with Keith Stott, for buying, borrowing and browsing.  But our free books box, free magazine exchange and free children's books shelf are available any day at any time.

SOCKS &TOWELS SUMMER DONATIONS:  "Homeless Heartbeats" (formerly called Homelessness Task Force) is collecting: SOCKS and TOWELS (used OR new) for footwashing at House of Mercy. There, our own Kate Fleury joins others in washing the feet of those who walk the streets. A soothing foot wash makes such a difference ... for health as well as comfort. Let's help out!  Please donate as you are able:
* Socks and/or Towels (used OR new) ~ any size, any color
* Clara Barton Lounge ~ place in box labeled for this drive
* We will collect all summer long.  HH members will deliver your donations directly to the new House of Mercy on Ormond Street.
Your compassion is greatly appreciated! 

~Lois Baum, Chair

Homeless Heartbeats (formerly Homelessness Task Force)

To submit an item for "This Week at First Universalist", e-mail no later than Thursday at noon.  

Peter House, Summer  Minister

Rev. Michelle Yates, Director of Life Span Faith Development

Stacey Yang, Director of Music

Melissa Davies, Office Administrator
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