UUCSC News and Updates
Volume I * Issue 10 * August 7, 2020
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County, RI
Rev. DL Helfer, Minister
Office E-mail and Voicemail at 401-783-4170 will be checked twice a week until a new Administrator is hired. Contact Rev. DL Helfer at 401-284-3321 or by e-mail. Reminder that all activities scheduled at UUCSC facility are canceled until further notice, but virtual meetings will continue as scheduled. 

This Sunday at UUCSC
August 9, 2020

Audio Worship Services with Rev. DL Helfer are accessible on the UUCSC website every Sunday at 10 am, and continue all week long.
Hearing Mike sing along with the hymns, might make you itch to join in. If you would like a copy of the hymnals (we'll use them all fall too), contact Elizabeth Donovan at 401-783-1362 or at
elizdn@hotmail.com. Remember that Mike is also promising a virtual sing-along in the not too distant future.
Virtual "Joys and Concerns"
  

We drop this stone for all the joys and concerns felt in our hearts, but left unsaid.
Tech Tip of the Week
Understanding a web browser will help you surf successfully!
Our Stories
Everyone Has a Story

Get to know this dynamic couple, Aline Couture and Jean Burke, this week. Their story inspires in so many ways. Enjoy!

If you would like to share your story with the congregation please contact, Elizabeth Donovan, at elizdn@hotmail.com.

Read all of Our Stories here.
More Stories from the UUA General Assembly 2020
Heartfelt Thanks from the Tomaquag Museum

. . . presented by Dr. Sylvester Johnson with critical information about the intersection of racism, technology, and democracy.
Black Lives Matter

Learn about the broken Black family, cultural appropriation, and reverse racism.  (7 minute video)
Submitted by Etta Zasloff
SURJ-RI
COMMUNITY BUILDING SESSIONS
SURJ-RI Accountability Workshop (1 zoom session)
Thursday, Aug. 20, 7-9 pm  
Please fill out this Accountability Workshop Registration
This workshop aims to support white people engaging in social and environmental justice work with accountability to BIPOC-led movements, organizations and individuals; in all regions of RI.

SURJ-RI Antiracism Dialogue Series (3 zoom sessions)
Wednesdays, Aug. 12, 19 & 26, 7:30-9 pm
Please fill out this Dialogue Series Registration
This series is geared toward engaging white folks in building analysis about race, racism and white supremacy on internal, interpersonal, institutional and structural levels. With town-based break out groups we will support participants building a shared anti-racist framework for engaging in local and statewide justice movements.
(For people of all experience levels, from in it for 80 years to just started. We all have things to learn from each other.) 
 These sessions are not meant to replace any of the amazing racial justice organizing going on in SK, but rather to support and augment that work, build skills and capacity to sustain long-term engagement, share resources, connect local individuals to each other and to anti-racist movement building state-wide.
Eli from SURJ-RI
Additional RACIAL JUSTICE RESOURCES can be found at
Resources to Turn to in These Times on the UUCSC Website.
Contact Rev. DL Helfer, if you would like a Zoom invitation to the
UUCSC Racial Justice Group.
Community Connections
Submitted by Johnnie Rodriguez

I encourage you to sign up for voting by mail for the primary and general elections. The deadline for the primary is in 2 weeks! Please pay attention to this card you should have received in the mail by now. Additional information about voting and other current local issues is found in this newsletter from Deb Kopech, co-leader of The Huddle, an activist group in South County that grew out of the 2017 Women's March.
Barbara Holtzman
Overcoming Despair: Hope and Faith in the Climate Crisis Online Event

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2020, 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Free, but registration is required here.

RI Interfaith Power and Light is a group our Green Sanctuary Team has worked with for some time. Rev. DL is the chair.
Rev. DL Helfer
Membership Directory

To get into or update your Membership Directory information

Do you know that you can have the Membership Directory on your smart phone and be able to call anyone from the congregation with just a tap?
Go to the Directory online. Find details there at the top of the page.
 Please note the mobile privacy code has two Ys! UUSOUTHCOUNTYYRI
Don't delay! Do it today!
How to Submit News and Updates
Please submit news items via email to Betsy Dalton at elizabethmdalton@gmail.com
by Tuesday Noon each week to assure publication by Friday of that week.