UUCSC News and Updates
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Volume I * Issue 45 * April 9, 2021
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County, RI
Rev. DL Helfer, Minister uucscminister@gmail.com
All are welcome!
Sunday Offerings : April 11, 2021
There is no me without you. We shape one another. The Sacred that birthed us weaves our lives together so that we can only find ourselves through shared becoming. ~enfleshed
My Commitment to Social Change, Live on Zoom with Mwangi Gitahi

Mwangi Gitahi is an activist with the group TASK, Toward an Antiracist South Kingstown, as well as being on the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous People of Color) Advisory Board. He will be speaking about his work for social change.

  • Coffee hour follows directly after the service at the same Zoom link. Mwangi will be joining us to answer questions and continue the conversation.
Religious Exploration
A Sleepover in RE:
Bringing New Life and Love to our Sanctuary

Let's celebrate together with our stuffed animal and doll sleepover! I hope you join us in our celebration, bringing new life and joy to our sanctuary and RE spaces! The longer version with all the photos is here.

ANNOUNCEMENT -- The time is near!

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?
An Invitation for Connection....
This is from Easter when DL and Mimi handed out flowers along with the seeds and pots. So beautiful!
Let's grow sunflowers!
~Staying connected by creating beautiful pollinator gardens~
Pick-up at UUCSC:

We have extended the time you have to pick them up at the front door anytime. So come get your seeds this week!
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
Check out this Google Doc for spiritual exercises, videos, music, movie, and book suggestions for our theme of Becoming.
by Rebecca Solnit

A fascinating article about holding boundaries and recognizing when it's not longer useful or appropriate to try to understand someone's beliefs.

Just for Yucks and Bucks
How do I bid? How do I pay? How does it work?
Find out at the Kick-off Party tonight and have some fun!
Our Stories
This week's profile of Nancy Dean was written by Natalie Herbermann for the January 2020 issue of our former newsletter. With Nancy's permission we are reprinting the article here and adding it to the "Our Stories" page online.

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

Read all of Our Stories HERE.
Community Connections

Watch the third episode of Trinity Rep’s America Too: Reckoning and Resilience. This episode invites reflection on community, activism, and the power of art and design.
Submitted by Johnnie Rodriguez
“Our Own People” from NPR’s Throughline podcast
Listen to the most recent episode of the Throughline podcast that explores how the past informs our present. This episode features the story of Japanese-American activist Yuri Kochiyama and what solidarity and intersectionality can mean for all struggles to hold America to its highest ideals. 
Submitted by Johnnie Rodriguez
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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.