Weekly Update - March 25th, 2021
Sunday Service: "A Model of Activism"
led by Ellen Rutter
March 28th at 10:30 am
Dorothy C. Roudebush was involved with Planned Parenthood of St. Louis for six decades. In the early 1970s, prior to Roe v. Wade, she delivered reflections in the form of speeches to a number of congregations across the St. Louis area. UUCSW Program Committee member Ellen Rutter is a granddaughter of Roudebush, and grew up with her grandmother as one of her earliest models of activism. Ellen will share excerpts of some of her grandmother’s speeches made to civic groups, schools and organizations on birth control and the need for legalized abortion. She’ll also weave in her own reflections around how activism has changed over the past fifty years.

To join online, go to zoom.us/j/89214621289
To join by phone, call 301-715-8592, meeting ID 89214621289
Share the Plate is Making a Difference!
Judith Nicholson received this kind thank-you note to our congregation from Dr. Melba Salazar-Lucio of Team Brownsville, thanking us for our February Share the Plate donation. Thanks to everyone who contributed! This month's Share the Plate organization is the New England Innocence Project.
SMOC Food Drive for March
Please consider participating in a food drive to benefit the South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC). They are in need of: juice boxes; fresh fruit; 16 oz. packages of bologna; and chewy/soft granola bars. There will be a collection for these items TODAY, March 25th between 4:30 and 5:45 pm at UUCSW's Ruggles Street door. Thank you!
Help UUCSW Help People in Need
SMOC has also identified the need for clothing, especially for men. Donated items can include: new socks and underwear, and gently used sweatshirts, sweatpants, T-shirts, and jeans. Bring your donations to UUCSW TODAY, March 25th between 4:30 and 5:45 pm. Thank you!
Pandemic Cookbook - We Want Your Recipes!
As part of our Spring Auction Fundraiser, we are producing a church cookbook. Look back over this past year and choose the "pandemic recipes" that turned out great! What are the new foods you have tried that turned out to be a new favorite? What are the recipes you invented to use the last of what you have in the pantry? Submit your recipes by April 5th using this form or email Erin Gold at KentuckyBlueRose@gmail.com. You may email submit an image at the same address. Direct any questions about the project to Erin. Thanks! - The 2021 Spring Auction Team
Book Group April 9th
For April, we are reading A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende. Please join us. The group is open to all. You are welcome to attend.

Book Group will be online. If you are planning to attend for the first time, please email Judith at Judithteacake@gmail.com.
Online Game Night - Save the Date!
The Membership Team is planning an Online Game Night for April 10th at 7:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Mark your calendar and join us on Zoom at zoom.us/j/82346789598
2021 UU Mass Action Advocacy Day
Tuesday, April 13th
11:00 am - 4:00 pm on Zoom

Join UU Mass Action for its annual UU Advocacy Day! Let’s put our faith into action as we fight for Immigrant Justice, Climate & Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, Indigenous Justice and Decarceration & Ending Solitary Confinement. There will be a community gathering from 11:00 am to noon to kick us off, and then participants will have virtual meetings with their Reps and Senators. There is a lot of preparation that goes into Advocacy Day, so help the organizers by registering early! Registration deadline is April 6th.
Spiritual Resources for the Month of March
This month we explore what it means to be a People of Commitment.

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