ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MAY 12, 2013:
NEXT SERVICE: Sunday, May 19: Wishin' and Hopin' and Thinkin' and Prayin'. Along with plannin' and dreamin': What's the difference? Do you do any of these? All of them? None of them? Rev. Martha Munson.
NEXT DROP-IN DISCUSSION: Sunday, May 19: To be announced.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Kids ages four and older join us every week in the sanctuary for the first portion of our worship service. Children's Worship begins after the Message for All Ages. Nursery care for babies and younger children is provided throughout the service on the second floor. We also have seating in our second floor foyer, where parents can hold their little ones and listen to the service via speaker.
FOOD INGATHERING is TODAY. Donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries, and paper goods will be collected to benefit The Community Food Cupboard on Nester Street.Items of special need include all types of canned vegetables, kidney or baked beans, peanut butter and toilet paper.
THE ANNUAL MEETING will be held Sunday, June 9, in the Clara Barton Lounge immediately following the service.
ANNUAL REPORTS are due no later than May 26. Please include the names of the committee chair(s) and members for the 2013-14 church year, and email reports to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MINISTERIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE: As of the election on 5/5/13, the following individuals have been chosen and have agreed to serve: Dolores Dalomba, Chris DeGolyer, Lisa Gwinner, Tom Ruganis, Sarah Singal, John Wellin, Connie Valk and Lauretta Young. With congratulations and thanks from the Board of Trustees.
LUUNCH BUUNCH: May 19 at India House 998 Clinton Avenue South, for their scrumptious buffet at noon after the service. There are plenty of choices for vegetarians as well as omnivores. All are welcome!
BOOK GROUP: Sunday, June 2, in the adult lounge, at noon. The book is The Rebellious Life of Rosa Parks, by Jeanne Theoharis. There is a lot more to Rosa Parks' story than her famous act of taking a seat. And there are many copies in the library. Come join us.
STEWARDSHIP 2013: Love Will Guide Us. Thank You, Thank You!! As of now, about 75% of our expected pledge cards have been received! You have been very generous, and we celebrated well with that beautiful cake at last week's service! If you are a member or pledging friend and have not yet returned a pledge card, a member of the stewardship team will contact you. Can you save a volunteer some work? Please mail your pledge card or drop it off at church NOW!! If you have misplaced your card or would like to make your pledge via e-mail, please contact Bill Jones at email@example.com
GENERAL ASSEMBLY (GA): The Unitarian Universalist Association's General Assembly will be held in Louisville, KY June 19-23, 2013. The theme is "From Promise to Commitment." Topics include: environmental justice, the next steps in immigration justice, anti-racism, anti-oppression multiculturalism, organizing for justice, multigenerational work, growing Unitarian Universalism, leadership education, spiritual growth and theology.
THE LAST CLEAN SWEEP of the season is May 18 in the Northeast Quadrant. More information is available at Norton Neighborhood Service Center Office - 500 Norton St. or http://www.cityofrochester.gov/cleansweep/
UU YOUTH WORK CAMP: July 7-13, Appalachian Folklife Center in Pipestem, WV http://www.ohiomeadville.org/omdevents/590-youthcamp2013
EASTMAN AT WASHINGTON SQUARE LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES Thursdays at 12:15 in the Clara Barton Lounge. The concerts are free and open to the public.
THE BOOKSTORE AND LIBRARY in the Clara Barton Lounge will be open during coffee hour for borrowing, browsing, and buying.
A CARING COMMITTEE REMINDER: When a family member enters the hospital, needs emergency meals, needs transportation to church, or wants home visits; please contact Ruth Fitzgerald firstname.lastname@example.org 225-0555,or Eileen Fernandez, email@example.com or 225-2301.