Unitarian Universalist Congregation,
Santa Rosa
Celebrating Life, Empowering People, Caring for One Another,
Helping to Build a Better World
UUCSR
Newsletter

April 2021


BECOMING


Sunday Services are at 10:30am

Past services are archived on the

April 4

"Spring is Sprung"
Flower Communion

Service Leaders: Rev. Chris, Veronica Jordan,
Era Capone; Music: Roger Corman, the Children's Chorus

Truly, truly, let us thank God for everything that is SPRING. Bring a flower to the service if you have one handy


April 11

This is Our Home
Service Leaders: Rev. Bryan Plude, others

The UU North Bay Shared Service, hosted by the UUs in Chico

In the early days of the pandemic, after the world shut down, it was hard not to notice cleaner air; we could hear birdsong previously lost in city noise. In the rush to resume normal life, will we forget to be mindful? Will we forget the possibilities of a different way of being in the world? 


April 18

On Becoming
Service Leaders: Rev. Chris, Linda Lampson, Era Capone; Music: Robin Rogers, Roger Corman

A service about change, about shifting gears, about whatever's next. Can we really become something new? What's next for the congregation? What's next for you?


April 25

Spring Contemplative Service
Service Leaders: Rev. Chris, Judy Withee

We'll get together as usual at 10:30 to watch a new seasonal contemplative video, designed to give you a deep breath and some space to rest and reflect.


May 4

The Power of Stories

"You’re never going to kill storytelling, because it’s built in the human plan. We come with it.” - Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid's Tale. Today we'll explore this extraordinary and sacred human talent.

Service Leaders: Rev. Chris, Joe Gabaeff, Era Capone; Music: Roger Corman, Sally Jones

In This Issue
  • A Message from Rev. Chris
  • President's Message
  • What Your Board Is Up To
  • Religious Education and Family Ministry
  • A Culture of Generosity
  • Adult Education
  • Diversity Project Reflection
  • Borders and Beyond
  • Musical Notes
  • Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans' Reflection
  • Caring Connections Committee
  • Other Groups and Special Events
  • SOUL MATTERS THEME GUIDE

A Message from Rev. Chris, barely...
Hi Everybody,

Once again this month I must apologize for the tardiness of our newsletter. Kenyatta's sudden departure complicated life in the office, as you might imagine. The worst byproduct of that unexpected change in the staff is that I have become your temporary newsletter editor, and it's the sort of duty that I have a hard time executing. So here we are. If you have skills on a program like Constant Contact, have an eye for font consistency and decent-looking layout, and want to be reborn in one of those heavens with figs, fountains and beautiful people fanning you, I can set you up. Call me.

Fortunately, your Board, Worship Associates, Treasurer, Finance Committee, Music Coordinators, Operations Team, and other lay leaders are doing an amazing job keeping things together and keeping things moving forward, and we will soon be past these challenging times. Thank you everyone for hanging in there and helping out.

Because this newsletter is already terribly late, here on Saturday, April 3 at 9:31 pm, and what with Easter services looming tomorrow, that's all I'm going to say this month! Please enjoy the inspirational writing from Rev. Scott Tayler below, and I pledge that the newsletter will return to its former glory in May.

Fondly, Rev. Chris

Inspiration from Soul Matters
by Rev. Scott Tayler

It’s become popular in our society to talk about spiritual journeys as a process of living into your full or true self, of letting the authentic seed inside you unfold. We UU’s agree. We even enshrined it in our principles that celebrate each of our unique seeds (inherent worth) and unique journeys (a free and responsible search). 
 
At the same time, there’s something deep within UUism that pushes in the opposite direction. Historically, we’ve been “leavers” -  people who struggled not so much to find ourselves but to untangle ourselves from the religious identities we were given. Our spiritual journeys did not begin with a blank slate; they began with the hunger to wipe that slate clean and begin anew. 
 
So we have this important awareness that spiritual journeys are not simply about unfolding your true self, but also about untangling from your old self. We agree with Albert Schweitzer who wrote:
 
“The path of awakening is not about becoming who you are. Rather it is about unbecoming who you are not.”
 
Which means we are also sensitive to the fact that most spiritual journeys begin with a goodbye -a separation, a decision to walk away. We know that the first step is often laced with mourning, difficult endings and, all too often, isolation. We know that “unbecoming” is not easy work. 
 
We also know that it isn’t a one-time thing. We find ourselves routinely tempted into and thus tangled up in all kinds of identities and journeys that aren’t truly ours. “Unbecoming who you are not” is a journey we walk every day, over and over again.
 
So what does all this mean for us this month? Well, first, it’s an important reminder that we’re not just here to help each other hold steady and persevere on our current paths. Often our primary gift is to help each other find and take the exit ramps. 
 
It also means remembering that being a people of becoming involves tenderness. We are here not just to make room for each other’s unique stories; we are also here to make room for each other’s pain. Again, “unbecoming who you are not” involves bravely walking away, enduring isolation and navigating grief. And so, if we are going to complete our journeys of unbecoming and becoming anew, we’re definitely going to need pit stops of kindness and tenderness along the way. 
 
May this month be a time of pulling into one of those pit stops, together. Let the unraveling begin!

President's Message
(NOT Back, but…) Forward to the Future!

I’ve been thinking a lot about the future lately – both near- and far-term.  How do we want to celebrate Rev. Chris and everything he’s done for us?  Who will our interim minister be?  How will we welcome them?  How will all of this impact our budget?  Who will our next Administrative Manager be, and how does that person need to be supported to be successful?  How can we truly be a diverse, equitable and inclusive community and congregation?  What changes are coming?  Can I – can we – greet them openly and with interest and engagement?  How do we engage even more in our community, living and acting out our Principles? Who and how will we prove ourselves to be?  

Lots to think about!  These questions can be kind of scary to me, but also really exciting.  So…let me fill you in on a few of these.

Celebrating Rev. Chris:  We have 4 months to celebrate Rev. Chris and start the process of closure (for both him and us).  At March’s Board meeting, the Board started brainstorming some ideas.  But we are asking for your help!  If you would like to take on creating a “season of celebration” of Rev. Chris – both in coming up with ideas and in making them happen – please let me know.  

Interim minister:  Your Interim Search Committee is gathering all the information we need and writing our “Congregational Record”, a document that will let candidate ministers know about our congregation.  What you said in the Listening Sessions we held was invaluable input for our Record.   The Search Committee’s plan is to have our Record posted on the MinistrySearch website the first day possible, April 8th.  We expect to have the candidate approved by the Board and our offer made by May 19th.

Administrative Manager:  We have formed a small task force of people who know this job the most, and are re-looking at everything about it.  We are in the process of rewriting the job description, and evaluating the job title and salary of this position so we can attract the kind of person we truly need.  In the meantime, we’ll be hiring a part-time temp.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:  The Board has been going through the UUA’s report on this, “Widening the Circle of Concern.”


At every meeting, we have taken time to do a deep look at ourselves and our community, both seeing our own personal blind spots and looking at what we can do to make UUCSR more welcoming of all.  We invite you to do that deep, honest exploration in yourself to bring your own implicit biases to light.  We’ve been finding it’s uncomfortable work, but Principled work, and very rewarding. 

The rest of the questions:  The answers are yet to come.  But I know what will help shape our future and our world into one of great possibility – for me and for each of us to live our Principles as fully as possible, and to always be striving to make a community and a world that reflects them. 

Every Sunday, we affirm that we are a people with open minds, loving hearts and helping hands.  Together, let us meet our future being and doing just that.  

With all of my mind, heart and hands,

Natalie

What Your Board Is Up To
In March, the Board received a detailed update from Paul Brockmann, the Chair of the Interim Search Committee, on where we are in the process, and on what we heard from members in the three Listening Circles the committee did.  

The Board is also beginning to plan for post-pandemic times.  As we move toward in-person gatherings, we’ll have choices to make about what to resume, discontinue, add, or transform. Among our top priorities is continuing to provide online access to services. The Board has asked a small expert task group to recommend the audio-visual equipment upgrades needed to accomplish that. The Board will continue to make sure we adhere to public health guidance every step of the way as we re-open. We are hoping that things can be open enough to have an in-person celebration with Rev. Chris in late July.  Fingers crossed!

The Board is continuing its monthly discussion about the changes needed for UUCSR to become a more diverse and inclusive community.  We are committed to integrating this conversation deeply into planning our programs, visioning our future, and staff recruitment. 

We also reviewed a gift acceptance policy and voted to continue discussions with a potential major donor on how to best use their gift.  And we received an update on our Congregation-wide prayer flag project.  See the article in this newsletter about it – it’s gonna be fun!

Enjoy these beautiful days of spring,

Natalie

Religious Education and Family Ministry
Hello everyone,

April is here, and hope is in the air! With vaccines abounding, our return to normalcy is feeling more and more real. Even now, many children are returning to school, and we here in RE are planning for in-person gatherings of our own.

Speaking of in-person gatherings, I am beyond thrilled to announce that OWL is back! This summer, we are joining the UU congregations of Marin, Napa, and Petaluma for an OWL summer camp, hosted at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin. Registration for this week-long camp has already begun, and is open to both members and non-members. To learn more, check out our flyer.

While RE will continue to gather virtually for the time being, we are continuously working with the health advisory committee to offer opportunities for kids to gather in person. As our county continues to lift restrictions, make sure to check out the RE Weekly Newsletter for changes and additions to our gatherings.

If you would like to keep up to date on the latest in RE, check out our RE Weekly Newsletter, or email me directly at dre@uusantarosa.org. I am always thrilled to receive questions, comments, and feedback, and I would love to hear from you!

In love and gratitude,

Era Capone
Director of Religious Education
Sunday, April 4th - Flower Communion, Easter, and Ostara
This Sunday, the kids of RE will be learning all about the origins of Easter as they hear the story of Ostara, the pagan celebration of the German goddess Eostre. After this live storytelling (featuring a real-life Ostara Bunny), the kids will share how they celebrate this holiday, whether it is with Easter festivities or with flowers for Flower Communion.

Sunday, April 11th - Our 6th Principle: Becoming a Peaceful, Fair and Free World
Kids will be exploring our 6th principle this Sunday as they work for a peaceful world. Kids will begin listening to the story I am Human by Susan Verde and Peter H. Reynolds, as they are reminded that we are all human, and that we are all capable of mistakes, love, and empathy. After the story, the children will work together as they come up with ways to make the world a more peaceful and fair place.

Sunday, April 18th - Earth Day and our 7th Principle
Children this week will prepare for Earth Day by learning all about our 7th principle. After hearing the story Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers, kids will discuss what we mean when we say the "Web of Life" is the way. Children will find the places, people, and animals their own webs are connected to, and come up with ways to care for the Earth by tending to that web.

Sunday, April 25th - That Brings Us Back to UU You!
On this last Sunday in April, the children of RE will be reviewing our principles as they return back to our 1st: the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Through song and story, the kids will share what our principles mean to them, and explore how they hold them in their daily lives.

A Culture of Generosity
By Helga Lemke

I am a member of the Sustaining Pledge Team, part of the newly created UUCSR Stewardship Committee. Our team recently attended several Zoom stewardship trainings, facilitated by the UUA Pacific Western Region and Stewardship for Us.

These trainings have caused me to ponder what giving to UUCSR means to me.  I have come to see support of UUCSR as so much more than a transaction, whereby one person asks another to make a pledge or contribute a certain amount annually. It’s not about giving to the church; it’s about giving to what I believe in, through the church.

All of us at UUCSR exist in relation to one another. We are joined together in supporting this institution which nourishes and sustains us. When I give to UUCSR, I am making a statement about what matters to me and what is most important to me in my world. Giving, whether it is to UUCSR, or some other cause I believe in, enables me to live my values, to stand up for what I believe in.

Our team wants to help raise as much money as we can to support the vision and mission of UUCSR. But really what we want is to create, with all of you, a culture of generosity. Generosity that fuels the “time, treasure, and talent” that is at the heart of UUCSR. Generosity of spirit that makes each of us feel good, valued, and appreciated. Generosity that reaches out to strangers and to the community. Generosity that lightens the load each of us carries in this world.

For me, my hope is that generosity becomes an ever larger part of who I am, of how I look at the world and of how I interact with my family, friends, church - and those whom I don’t know at all. 

Adult Education

Coming Soon

Golden Age Radio and its Times
presented by Alan Bell 

Scheduled for April
Watch for Zoom Invite
 
Radio was arguably the most significant development in communications since print. It kept Americans informed and entertained, helping them navigate the critical and harrowing years of the Great Depression, the Second World War, and the advent of the Cold War. This course will examine Golden Age Radio in the context of the times. We will listen to excerpts and episodes of popular shows — Fibber McGee and Molly, The Lone Ranger, The Shadow, Jack Benny, and so on — and hear how they reflected, and in some cases, altered society. How did Fibber McGee and Molly help win WWII? How did Suspense grapple with the conflicted role of women in the post-war era? How did the character of Rochester on The Jack Benny Program both maintain and undermine racial stereotypes? . . . and many, many other such questions. We’ll also discover how the various program forms — yes, even “reality” shows — were first developed for radio. We’ll hear how broadcast news was virtually invented on the eve of WWII. And we’ll examine the art of radio, the so-called “theater of the mind.”
 
Alan Bell spent nearly 25 years as a writer, producer and director, mostly for public television. He has won over 20 awards for his programs, including an “Emmy” and the Golden Gate Award from the San Francisco International Film Festival. He retired in 2009 from the faculty of Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, where he taught broadcasting, journalism, and media history and criticism. He’s old enough to have gotten in on the tail end of “old time radio” as a child, but really developed his interest in it as an undergraduate in the mid-‘60s.
 

Sinless Sex: A Challenge to Religions
presented by William Stayton
 
April 27- June 1st, Tuesdays, 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm
Watch for Zoom Invite
 
 Have you ever had a discussion of sex and religion and felt pulled apart internally?  Have you ever wondered if you could be sexual and religious at the same time?  Have you ever been put in the position where you had to choose between acting out sexually in a safe, fun and experimental way or being religious with your sexual activity limited to marriage and procreation?  In your religious tradition, if any, did you have positive sexuality education that helped you work through feelings about masturbation, homosexuality, pre-marital heterosexual sex, or safer sex techniques - or were you told what you had to feel?
 
Join Bill Stayton, MDiv, ThD, PhD, for a discussion of his provocative new book, Sinless Sex: A Challenge to Religions.  With this book, Bill seeks to impart useful science-based information about sexuality that will correct misinformation about scriptures and religions that the majority of people, especially from the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) have been brought up to believe. Bill brings to this subject a varied background - as a minister, family and sex therapist, and professor of psychology and human sexuality. He has taught several classes on sexuality to the UUCSR community

FROM THE DIVERSITY PROJECT
STUCK IN PRIVILEGE LAND
By Jeanie Bates

I am the mother of two remarkable mixed-race women.  Their father and my first husband is Palestinian.  I am European American of German ancestry.  One of my daughters was married to a Peruvian man for 8 years.  My oldest  granddaughter, now 19 adds to the mix with an African American father.  I might have thought that being part of such a culturally and racially diverse  family would have made it easier to beat down my white privilege,  but, no - white privilege is insistent.
 
My two daughters are both strong, sassy (in a good way) women. Both daughters were raised in San Francisco where we lived for 30+ years.   I moved to Sebastopol from San Francisco in 2000.  Happily for me, and I hope for them, my daughters followed me; one lives in Sebastopol, the other in Cotati.  My 19-year-old granddaughter and I have been out and about frequently over the years in Sebastopol.  There were many times when  people on the street  came up to her and touched her hair, looked at the two of us together with that “there’s a story here somewhere.  Maybe she’s adopted” look.  I know I did my best to help my granddaughter in these instances, but I also know that I did not send a clear message that it is really NOT OK to assume that you have the right to touch any part of someone else without permission. Neither is it anyone’s right to question how we might be related.  That is privilege in action and there were so many years when I didn’t understand that.
 
Recognizing privilege born out of white supremacy when it’s someone else’s behavior is one thing.  Much more difficult to do is to recognize it in my own behavior.  My experience is that this recognition slips away so smoothly that I can avoid seeing it and dealing with it.  The tricky thing about white privilege is that I join with a whole bunch of folks in the unfounded, yet historically rendered sense that there is something wrong and inferior about Black folks which then extends to anyone with darker skin than mine - something so different as to be alien.  I could write a book full of my privileged behavior, but here are a couple of examples:
 
I lived and worked in an agency and in private practice in San Francisco for decades, before coming to Sonoma County.   My private practice office was on Bush and Octavia, a perfectly “safe” neighborhood in this city of so many neighborhoods.  I often saw clients in the early evening hours, sometimes after dark.  One evening I exited the building and began to walk across the building’s courtyard toward my car, parked on the street.  Suddenly I saw a man, a black man, walking on the sidewalk that I would soon step into.  Without a conscious thought I turned and went back into the building waiting for him to pass.  I had the good sense to wonder why I had done this and found the deeply unconscious fear that he might harm me.  That made no sense, nothing about him seemed scary, only his skin color.  
 
Fast forward a few decades; I have moved to Sonoma County and have become  a member of UUCSR. In this example of my white privilege in action, I was part of a small group of folks working on a presentation related to diversity.  We were working with an experienced equity facilitator who identified as lesbian, Latinx.  We were working on a message to our congregation inviting participation in creating this presentation.  We had been given language by the facilitator who had years of experience in every aspect of producing this type of program.  We were meeting without her, as time constraints made it impossible to meet all together. We worked with what she had given us and made significant changes.  None of us questioned the implications of our changes, or the impact this might have on her.  We had assumed the role of editor and changed her work without her permission.  We were soon to learn that this was very offensive to her and devalued her work.  I struggled to get into her shoes and finally quieted my defensiveness long enough to hear her and understand what I’d been party to.  I don’t know that I would ever have seen her wounding without her confrontation. 
 
Lastly, within my own family, I am often helped in recognizing my privilege and working through my defensiveness, I appreciate the nudges.  However, one evening I got stuck somewhere in privilege land. My granddaughter, then 16, made an unflattering comment about “white folks”.  I said something like, ”I am one of those white folks you know.”  She said, “Oh, no, you are Grandma”.  The real truth:  I am both her Grandma and one of those white folks.
 
What a lifetime of work this is!  I am deeply grateful to all the teachers in my life.  They  have challenged me to see ways that my completely unearned privilege shows up and causes harm.  This is heart work of the deepest sort - “forever” work. The path is bumpy, and I experience both growth and regression in no particular order.  I do at least feel that my defensiveness has been somewhat tamed.  I will not lose heart nor abandon the journey because it is difficult.  
 
My work with the Diversity Project has been a gift that has helped keep me engaged in feeling and thinking about societal inequities and their impact.  Being a part of this team helps me fall back less and less into the sleep state of not seeing beyond my own experience.  For me, the work is to  challenge myself - to be changed from the inside out.  That’s my work and I welcome company in the endeavor.  I am grateful to be a part of this larger community, UUCSR, which offers us a vision of a just society and invites us to join in the work to manifest it.  May the work of getting “ unstuck” be freeing for us all!
                                                                                                                                            

Borders and Beyond
Are you wondering how you might be of help to those in need with the extra funds you have received as a result of the Covid Stimulus Relief check?  The Borders and Beyond committee invites you to consider donating part or all of your relief money to UndocuFund, founded by the North Bay Organizing Project, Graton Day Labor Center, and North Bay Jobs with Justice. This is a worthy program in Sonoma County whose only focus is to provide financial relief to our undocumented neighbors who are struggling with the impact of job/income loss, food insecurity, housing insecurity, and, in some cases, the need to self-isolate due to a positive Covid diagnosis. This organization has a noteworthy track record of providing support through emergency grants to persons and families who, due to their undocumented status, cannot access unemployment insurance nor emergency funds through county, state, or federal programs.
 
You can find more information about UndocuFund and the work they do at undocufund.org. They have a secure online donation portal as well as information about where to send donation checks. Yes, they are tax-deductible. To date there have been many more applications for relief grants than can be met which has resulted in a wait list. Any amount you can give to help our undocumented neighbors make it through these unprecedented times beginning with fires, then floods, then the pandemic would be so appreciated! 
 
With thanks,
Borders and Beyond

Musical Notes
Musical Notes
"On the day we are together again, I will pull you in close, like a hoop with no end, on the day we are together again." --words and music by Humbird, for Congregation Ben Haverim Chorus.


We have good news and bad news this month. First the good news. More and more people are getting vaccinated. New cases of COVID-19 are down. Hospitalizations are down. Deaths are down. The prognosis is, we should reach the mythological "herd immunity" by the end of July. Maybe next In Gathering we can actually gather in person!

But, as I mentioned it's not all good news. Our beloved Director, Sadie Sonntag has decided to lay down her director's baton for the time being. She has been juggling parenting and home teaching a youngster; teaching multiple online music classes; and using technology to facilitate choral singing among a bunch of computer-challenged older folks trying to sing in different parts of the county together.

Never fear, though, the music at UUCSR will continue. And we will pull each other in close like a hoop with no end, on the day we are together again!

So until we can gather in person and coordinate our voices in real time, we hope you can join us via Zoom or YouTube and sing along with us virtually. If you'd like to become a participant, email a Music Coordinator (musicians@uusantarosa.org).

Stay safe and keep singing.
--Randy Jones  

Covenant of UU Pagans
A reflection on Beltane by Rev. Shirley Ranck

Beltane - the Fire Festival! No, it doesn't celebrate fire. It uses fire to celebrate the coming of summer. In the old Celtic tradition early May was the time to light giant bonfires. The fires honored the planting of new crops and the release of herds of animals out into their pastures. The cattle sometimes were driven between two bonfires to protect them from disease before they went out to pasture. As a mostly urban, sometimes suburban, person, that's about all I know about Beltane, just what I read in encyclopedias. 
The first time I ever saw a real live cow was at the 1939 World's Fair somewhere just outside New York City. I was eight years old, and a whole row of giant cows stared through a fence at me as if to say "This is where your milk really comes from.” As for crops, I know nothing, but I am always thankful for the people who raise the vegetables and fruits that I love to eat. So am glad to celebrate the herds and crops of Beltane. Here are some interesting customs from across the world. 
Beltane, the Gaelic May Day festival, is celebrated about halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. It seems to have originated in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man as one of four seasonal festivals. The Beltane Stone Circle is in the North West of Ireland where the sunrise at Beltane is aligned with the one decorated stone in the circle. Both people and animals walked around or between the giant bonfires lite there. There were other festivities like Maypole dances, the cutting of flowers and green boughs and feasting. Doors and windows were often decorated with yellow May flowers.  Another aspect of Beltane was the belief that on May Eve witches and fairies came freely into the human world and their enchantments had to be resisted. In parts of Ireland a May bush would be decorated with flowers, ribbons and bright shells. One writer suggests that Beltane is a "springtime festival of optimism." 
So how should we in Santa Rosa celebrate the coming of summer with and for our farms and animals? Surely not with huge bonfires! Perhaps each of us in our own home can light a special chalice candle for this "springtime festival of optimism." 
Caring Connections Committee
Most of us experience emergency situations a few times in our lives.

For example, following surgery, a serious illness, or the death of a loved one, we’re unable to carry-on with our normal life for several days. Usually, family or neighbors step-in to help, but some of us don’t have those resources. That’s when the Caring Connections Committee volunteers can offer short-term help for UUCSR members, such as essential shopping, delivering a few meals, or providing a ride to pharmacies or medical appointments.

We also have a list of referrals for services we are not able to offer "in-house."

Gretchen Vap, our Outreach Coordinator, is a retired nurse practitioner who is available for consult. To request help or volunteer, contact Gretchen Vap or committee chair Mac Freeman.

Other Groups and Special Events
COSM
We are COSM, the Committee on Shared Ministry. The current committee consists of Bob Anderson (chair), Susan Bartholome, Frances Corman, Kitty Wells, Maria Praetzellis and Rev. Chris. We are charged with ensuring the health of the congregation by encouraging communication within the congregation, providing conflict resolution when needed, as well as supporting the minister.

This committee also participates in the yearly evaluation of the minister that we complete and submit to the Board of Trustees each February. We are here for both the minister and YOU, the congregation. So, talk with us! All communications with COSM are confidential. Feel welcome to call any of the COSM members. Our individual numbers are in the directory.

EVENING BOOK GROUP
The book group will meet via Zoom on Thursday April 8th from 4-6 p.m.  The book for April is  Where the Crawdads Sing  by Delia Owens. In May we will read  Warlight by Michael Ondatje.  Newcomers and visitors are welcome. Contact Linda Lampson for more information.  

OLDER AND BOLDER WOMEN'S GROUP
Older and Bolder women’s group—for women congregants who are 80 and older. We continue to meet at 10:30 on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. We are fortunate that Chlele Gummer has agreed to set up our meetings; she has a list of the current members and sends emails to them with instructions each meeting day. For further information call Phyllis Clement at 823-0925, or Shirley White, Dorris Lee, or Clare Whitfield.


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