UUCSC News and Updates
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Volume I * Issue 44 * April 2, 2021
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County, RI
Rev. DL Helfer, Minister uucscminister@gmail.com
All are welcome!
Sunday Offerings : April 4, 2021
Everything about our existence points toward change, flexibility, and dynamic re-creation. And it's hard because change involves loss. Can we hold the losses well while not holding ourselves back?
Coming Back to Life
Live via Zoom

Easter invites us to consider the most important of questions: “How do I wish to live?” This is the question we consider today, together.

  • Coffee hour follows directly after worship in the same Zoom room
Religious Exploration
A mindful breath meditation

This week of Passover and leading up to Easter, we think about the ways that we let things go and make space to let things in. Please join Lee in a short mindfulness meditation in the sun.

Share the Plate Sunday
Designated collections received by check or online the first week of
March and April are shared with the WOMXN PROJECT. 
An Invitation for Connection....
Let's grow sunflowers!
~Staying connected by creating beautiful pollinator gardens~
Pick-up at UUCSC:

April 1st-7th anytime
Easter Sunday from noon-1pm: If you can make it on April 4th, DL will be there handing out flowers as well!
ANNOUNCEMENT -- The time is here!

A congregational vote on the 8th Principle will take place via Zoom at 11:30am on Sunday, April 18. Mark your calendars! Feel free to reach out to Jean Bowen (Social Justice Chair), Natalie Herbermann (Board Chair), or Rev DL if you have questions. What is the 8th Principle?
Starting this Sunday on Easter, and for the rest of this congregational year, all worship services will be live on Zoom on Sunday morning. 10am!
Spiritual Enrichment
April's theme is Becoming
Your journey of becoming in
six words:
Take a moment to write your own life story in just six words. It's amazing what people come up with!

Check out this Google Doc for spiritual exercises, videos, music, movie, and book suggestions for our theme of Becoming.
Larry Smith, creator of the six word story challenge, shares about why it works and why it matters (14 mins)
Board News

  • Pledge and Mortgage update
  • Staff Reports
  • Special Meeting for 8th Principle Vote
  • Planning for In Person Reopening
  • Committee Reorganizing/Vacancies
2021-22 Pledge Drive Continues
Thank you to the many of our congregants who have returned their pledge cards. If you have not, please read the pledge drive letter and print out a pledge card to fill out and mail to UUCSC as soon as possible. The budgeting process for the coming year will begin soon. For more info about the importance of your Annual Pledge, click HERE.
Thank you in advance for your support,
Dave Ruede and your Stewardship Committee
Just for Yucks and Bucks

Just one of the special items up for bid on the UUCSC online auction - a day at the Gentle Farm with your family and/or friends. Read all about it and see more pictures HERE.
Click on the image above to preview all auction items.
Contact us at: uucscri.FUND@gmail.com.
Submitted by Mary Alice Kimball, Event Co-Chair
Our Stories
In 2004 Helene Gersuny wrote a series of profiles that were the inspiration for this column. To update Helene's profile of Sue Strakosch and John Glasheen I recently spoke with John.

If you would like to share your story, please contact me at elizdn@hotmail.com.

Read all of Our Stories HERE.
Community Connections
This just in from Student and Peace Collective Member Dexter Keegan who is organizing a demonstration this coming Saturday in support of our Asian sisters and brothers who continue to be murdered and abused.

Please come and join with others in our community in support of our Asian Community.

Old Mountain Fields is on Kingstown Road, near Old Mountain Bowling Lanes in Wakefield.
Submitted by Taylor Ellis
Dining for Women is now Together Women Rise, and we couldn’t be prouder! Our new name, logo, and tagline are aligned to create a fresh, modern look for our organization — one that is inviting and inclusive to all and tells the world exactly why we exist and what we aim to accomplish. Together Women Rise is about women and allies coming together, all over the world, from all backgrounds and communities, to achieve global gender equality!
April 6, 2021
6:00 PM
Exciting times! All are welcome.
Submitted by Gail Burchard, Peace Dale Chapter Leader
Please click here to register for the event. 
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How to Submit Info to This Newsletter
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.