UUCSC News and Updates
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Volume I * Issue 39 * February 26, 2021
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County, RI
Rev. DL Helfer, Minister uucscminister@gmail.com
All are welcome!
Sunday Offerings : February 28, 2021
"In my vision of a beloved community, I see a dazzling, light-filled, breathtakingly beautiful mosaic, a gigantic, all-encompassing mosaic, where each of us can see, can really see, and deeply appreciate each piece."
~Marla Scharf, First Unitarian Church of San Jose, California.

A Journey of 365 Nights: About Resiliency, Hope, and Community, led by Rev. DL

As we begin to exit the time of not-knowing, and consider hope once again, we give thanks to the community(ies) that have gotten us this far.

Religious Exploration

RE video: Hippo joins us this week to open the wonder box. What he finds gets us wondering about inclusion and openness (and makes us hungry!)

Spiritual Enrichment
Book recommendation: How To Be An Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi.

Check out this Google Doc for spiritual exercises, videos, music, movie, and book suggestions for our theme of Beloved Community.
Just for Yucks and Bucks
UUSCS Online Auction * April 9 - April 18, 2021
This COVID-safe event will begin with a Zoom Kick Off Party on Friday April 9, 2021, 7:00-8:30 PM.
Donations of all kinds are needed by March 15,2021
Some suggestions:  
Art Objects
Vintage Wear
Baked Goods
Specialty Baskets

(yoga, dance, mindfulness, meditation)
Photography Services   
Professional Services
Home Maintenance Services
(COVID-safe: Gutter cleaning, run errands, spring yard cleaning, window washing)
Treasures for Children

Contact us at: uucscri.FUND@gmail.com.  Thank-you!
Submitted by Rosemary Galiani. Event Chair
Black Lives Matter
Embracing my Culture Through the Outdoors
Acknowledging a Diversity Problem in the Outdoor Industry
Submitted by Johnnie Rodriguez
Going to the Mountaintop
To be brought to our congregation soon and the UUA by 2024 for adoption.

“We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”
The 8th Principle grew out of a felt need for UUs to renew our commitment to a Journey for Wholeness (a UU program from the late '90s) and to have words written into a principle that hold UUs accountable to do that. The BLUU (Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism) and DRUUMM (Diverse Revolutionary UU Ministries) were leaders in endorsing and in drafting this language.
Excerpted from Why? by Johnnette Rodriguez
for all the resources that have been listed here in the past few months.
Our Stories
Nick Smith and Susan Pavlow share a love of music and, even though they are both now retired, they also share an enthusiasm for teaching.

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

Read all of Our Stories HERE.
Life at Home
The Keep Going Song
by the Bengsons
Submitted by Johnnie Rodriguez
Community Connections
Dining For Women

March 2, 2021
6:00 PM
All are welcome.
Find the details HERE.

Submitted by Gail Burchard, Peace Dale Chapter Leader
Important Links
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.