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Weekly Update 06/26/14

Weekly Update 06/26/14

Weekly Update-June 26, 2014


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June 25-29 – General Assembly (GA) 2014, Providence, RI

General Assembly is the annual meeting of our Universal Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. Anyone may attend; congregations must certify annually to send voting delegates.

Friday – June 27

Saturday – June 28

Sunday  – June 29

Service – 11:00am, Sanctuary     (Summer Schedule:  11:00am Single Service)

#yesallwomen,Christine Haskins, Worship Associate

After the misogynistic rantings of the killer in Isla Vista California last month, a social media phenomenon created called #notallmen and its counterpart of #yesallwomen has swept the country. It’s basically calling our attention to the subtle and not-so-subtle threats that women feel and how they have been incorporated into our existence. The movement has taken something that has been living on the periphery of our consciousness into conversation and we as Unitarian Universalists — who have long thought of ourselves as feminists — should be aware and involved in the discussions going on.

Children’s Religious Education

  • 9:15am – 12:15pm Nursery (EC Room 5)
  • 9:30am – 10:30am Childcare during Adult RE (EC Assembly Room)
  • 11:00am-11:15am Child begins in Worship
  • 11:15am – 12:15pm Childcare during Worship (EC Assembly Room)

Our formal program restarts in September. Over the summer there is Nursery all morning and Childcare at 9:30 and 11:15 am unless otherwise noted.

Adult Religious Education (Sessions are drop-in friendly)

NO Adult R.E. Today

Looking ahead in Adult R.E.

July 6 – Two offerings:

  • Movie Time – discussion of “The Fault in Our Stars.” See the movie beforehand and come ready to discuss.
  • Meditation

Monday – June 30

Tuesday – July 1

The Alliance – 10:00am, Gore Hall

Members meet in Gore Hall to work on Bazaar/Thrift Shop donations, with brown bag lunches followed by a members’ business meeting. At 10:30 Alliance board members meet in Hiett Library.

Yoga Class – 6:00pm, Gore Hall

Come be a part of a wonderful journey as we share one breath, one body, one mind at 1U. Class is open to all.

Band Practice – 7:00pm, Sanctuary

Welkin practice.

Energy Medicine Class – 7:15pm, Assembly Room

There will be no class in July. Join us again in August.

Wednesday – July 2

Choir Practice – 7:00pm, Sanctuary (on summer hiatus until August 27)

The Chalice Choir rehearses until 8:30pm under the direction of Aubrey Connelly.

Thursday – July 3

RUUM – 11:30am, Hiett Library

Bring your lunch and join the Retired Unitarian Universalist Men (RUUM) for conversation and for planning activities for the 2014/2015 year. For information, contact Mike Haddad, RUUM@orlandouu.org.

Meditation Group – 7:00pm, Gore Hall

An open, ongoing meditation group offered free of charge each week. All are welcome, no registration required.

Other News

New Coordinator of Religious Education

We are delighted to announce that 1U member Regina Knabe has agreed to serve as our Interim Coordinator of Religious Education for the 2014-2015 Program Year. Regina comes to the position with a strong background with children’s organizations, as well as abundant energy and creativity. She has been teaching in our preschool class over the last year. Regina will serve 20 hours a week beginning July 1. She is already meeting with the Children’s Religious Education Committee and we are excited about the year ahead. More info to follow in the coming weeks.

Minister Away

Rev. Kathy will be away from the congregation through Saturday, July 5. This will be a combination of vacation (see the new grandbaby) and work. She will attend General Assembly in Providence, RI and conduct weddings for two congregational couples, one in New York and one in Rhode Island. While she is away, she will monitor email and mobile voice mail but be responding only to emergency or very timely matters.  Please contact the appropriate staff person or lay leaders for all other matters. She will be away for an additional week later in the summer.

Adult RE Help Needed

We would like to continue to offer adult RE at 9:30 in Room 18 when the new program year starts up in September. Anyone who has a burning desire to share any topic related in any way to our Seven Principles or congregational life, on a monthly basis from mid-September through May, please find Charlotte Fleming and share your ideas. We need 4 people, and each person can tap others to lead individual sessions. The possibilities are endless, and the task easy.

Share the Plate Update

Watch for more information from the Social Justice task force about how our list of organizations for next year’s Share the Plate will be selected.

Coalition for the Homeless: Immediate Needs

The Coalition for the Homeless has immediate needs for: Underwear and socks (for both men and women), razors, baby wipes, men’s flip flops. Donations are accepted Mon-Sat 9-5 or by appointment at 639 W. Central Blvd., Orlando. NOTE: They do not accept clothing other than as specified.

Continuing Food Drive

We continue the food drive for Catholic Charities Semoran Food Pantry. Please continue to bring items in and place them in the box in Gore Hall. Thanks for sharing with those in need.

Get the Scoop! Join Justice GoogleGroup

What are 1U’s and UUU’s directing their social justice energies toward?  If you want to know quickly–or want to share easily about Justice events in central Florida and beyond, join 1U Justice googlegroup. Email your request to join, including the name and e-mail address you want used.

Pastoral Care Associates

Pastoral Care Associates are fellow 1U members who have been especially trained to provide a confidential, caring presence to congregants undergoing stressful life challenges. Through this minister-extending program, members can receive compassionate care when they are in pain, sick, lonely or struggling with changes.  It can be comforting to know you’re not alone and it helps to have someone from 1U’s faith community listen, care, and offer support.   If you are in need, contact our Pastoral Care Associates Coordinator Harriett Smithson.

The Best Way To Know What Is Going On Around 1U – This Weekly Update.

The Weekly Update is posted to the 1U website by Thursday of each week. An email reminder is then sent to the members and visitors who have provided their email addresses. If you are not receiving the weekly email reminder, please contact ChurchAdministrator@orlandouu.org. A reminder is also posted to the 1U facebook page.

Board Minutes Available

Approved Minutes for the 2014 meetings of your Board of Trustees are now available to members from the 1U website. Click the links belowhttps://www.orlandouu.org/documents/(01)_january_2014_bot_minutes_packet.pdf to access them directly with a member login, or log into the 1U website, click on Members, File Downloads, Governance, Board of Trustees, and then select the document for the month of interest, for example:


Missed a Sunday?

Audio recordings for most Sunday sermons are online here. Just click and listen.

Plan Ahead

Summer Schedule in Effect

Through September 8 (Water Communion), we will have a single worship service each Sunday morning at 11:00 am.

Throughout the summer, Adult Education offerings are available at 9:30 am. Childcare for children five and over is available each Sunday at 9:30 & 11:00 am, except when there are intergenerational services. Nursery Care (ages 9 months-4 years) is available all morning each Sunday.

July 6 – Memorial Service for Luke Mathew, 4:00pm, 1U Sanctuary

Reception to follow in Gore Hall. After a brief stay in hospice, Luke died on June 23 with Patty by his side.

July 20 Meet and Greet With Rev Kathy Schmitz, 12:15p.m., Hiett Library in Gore Hall

Are you a newcomer to our church? Would you like to meet Rev Kathy, learn more about Unitarian Universalism, and get answers to any questions you may have? If so, the Membership Team invites you to attend a one-hour Meet and Greet.

August 31 – Special UU World/Adult RE Session, 9:30 am

Wait!  Stop!  Don’t recycle that UU World just yet. There will be a discussion of the provocative article “I don’t ‘believe in the Seven Principles” by Doug Muder, led by Charlotte Fleming. Read it, think about it, come and share your thoughts.  If you don’t have a copy, the article can be found at UUA.org.

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