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Weekly Update – April 26, 2018

Weekly Update – April 26, 2018

 

News Flash!

Spread the Word: 1U Seeks Music Accompanist

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May 20: 1U 2018 Annual Congregational Meeting

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Dinner With Friends May 19

Details for all 3 above events in Other News

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Friday – April 27

Moon Circle Session 4 — 7:00-9:00 pm, EC Room 1

This month we learn about Mayan goddess Ixchel and her healing waters. We also discuss healing from abuse and hold a lunar ritual. Although class is full, “at home players” can follow along with the homework links here:  https://mysticgrovecfl.wordpress.com/resources/lunar-rituals/.

Saturday – April 28

Community Garden Action Day — 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Mark your calendars! Our next action morning for the Community Garden will be on. We will use this time to start rebuilding the raised beds and plan the paver pathway. All ages and abilities are welcome, but please note that the majority of needs require heavy lifting as we level soil, build paver pathways, and build cement block raised beds. Please bring gloves, water, hats, sunscreen, work clothes, and a smile! For questions contact Elizabeth Horn or Dan Homblette.

Sunday – April 29

Services at 9:30 & 11:00 am, Sanctuary (Last Double Service Before Summer Break)

Planet Earth: Our Home, Our Responsibility, Rev. Kathy Schmitz.Welkin will perform.

Children’s Religious Education (CRE) 

9:15 am-12:15 pm Nursery for ages 9 months thru 4 years (EC Room 14)

9:30 am K-1 OWL class – EC Classroom 5. These OWL classes will continue every Sunday for 8 weeks.

9:30 am-10:30 am Childcare During Worship (EC Nursery Room 14)

11:00 am-12:00 pm Children begin in service with their parents.

11:15-12:15 pm Children and youth proceed to the Enrichment Center for Children’s RE programming

12:15 pm Parents pick up your children in the Enrichment Center

Visitors and Guests: while your children are welcome to stay in service with you, if you would like to take advantage of our Children’s offerings please accompany them to the Enrichment Center and fill in a visitor/guest information form before returning to service.

Online registration is open – register your children today:  https://app3.jackrabbitclass.com/reg.asp?id=528392

Contact DRE Regina Knabe for more information at DRE@OrlandoUU.org. Also, join our Facebook group & stay informed!

Adult Religious Education (All sessions are drop-in friendly! All are welcome! Learn more here

No offering today.

Plan Ahead:

May 20 — 11:00 am in the Community RoomMovie Talk – Isle of Dogs

Is Atari’s search for his dog, banished like all canines to “garbage island,” merely a search for Spots or is it a search for truth, science, kindness, justice and democracy? Dogs, metaphors, dry humor and human values will inform our discussion of Isle of Dogs. See the movie and come discuss in the Community Room (located in the far corner of the Enrichment Center). After the movie talk, be sure to stay for the 1U Annual Meeting in Gore Hall.

Meet & Greet with Rev Kathy Schmitz — 12:15 in Classroom A in Gore Hall

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

We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For 1U Social Justice Read — 12:30-1:30 pm, EC Community Rm

1U Member Sandy Cawthern is offering this dual-book Read as an offshoot to 1U actions Wrestling With Our Understandings About Race, and Beloved Conversations. Today’s book references the first, so it is useful to read both. Sign up sheet is available at Gaby’s Table/1U Central. Limited numbers of each book will be available for purchase or for checking out for the duration of the Read. Today’s Read discussion will feature “They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement,” by Wesley Lowery, team reporter and 2016 Pulitzer Prize winner for national reporting for the Washington Post’s coverage of police shootings. (“A deeply reported book that brings alive the quest for justice in the deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and Freddie Gray, offering both unparalleled insight into the reality of police violence in America and an intimate, moving portrait of those working to end it,” according to the book’s jacket summary.)

Monday – April 30

Tuesday – May 1

The Alliance — 10:30 am, Gore Hall

A new fiscal year begins May 1 for the Alliance. Memberships may be renewed now. Any Unitarian is eligible to join for a single membership of $15. Couples may join for $25. Altho you may join at any time, we encourage you to join before May 15 to gain full benefit. Your dues will go directly to the causes we support. All are welcome at our weekly meetings on Tuesdays, but attendance is not required for membership. Please see Shirley Jantzen at the 1U Central table on Sunday or mail your dues to the Alliance, 1901 E. Robinson St, Orlando, Fl 32803. Additional donations are welcome. Contact the Alliance at alliance@orlandouu.org.

Meet our new officers for the coming year at the membership meeting this noon. Bring a bag lunch and your good ideas for the year ahead. Here is one good idea:  clean out your jewelry box and bring items you no longer use for our Resale Shop. We welcome jewelry, very good clothing, books, collectibles or giftable items in” like new” condition. All profits are given to local charities as voted by the members. For more info, contact the Alliance at Alliance@Orlandouu.org.

Yoga Practice – 6:00-7:00 pm, Enrichment Center Studio

Are you seeking a respite to a busy week? Some time to unwind? Company as you improve your balance and flexibility? You are welcome to participate in yoga practice with our wonderful instructor, Melissa. We gather at 1U every Tuesday from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. The suggested donation is $10; however, no one will be turned away. All levels are welcome, from beginners to advanced. Join us Tuesday evenings on the mats (bring your own or borrow one from us). For more information, email yoga@orlandouu.org.

Band Practice — 7:00 pm, Sanctuary 

Welkin & EMC practice.

Folk Ensemble — 7:30 pm, EC Studio 

Everyone welcome. No particular skill level needed. If you enjoy sing-alongs, please join us.

Wednesday – May 2

Wednesday Morning Meditations at UUUS – 8:30-9:00 am, 11648 McCulloch Rd

All are welcome to participate in a lightly guided morning sitting practice to get the day started. Join the University UU folks on Wednesday mornings from 8:30-9:00 am- ish, at the UUUS (Unitarian Universalist Unitarian Society) located at 11648 McCulloch Rd, Orlando, FL 32817.

Brown Bag Dinner – 6:15-7:00 pm, Gore Hall

A chance for mid-week fellowship before evening classes or choir, Wednesdays through May 9. Bring your dinner from home or pick it up on the way. Visit with others before heading to our film series (Africa’s Great Civilizations), a class with Rev. Kathy (see below), choir rehearsal, or OWL class. Feel free to join us even if you are just heading home afterwards.

Video Series – 7:00-8:30 pm, Gore Hall Room B

Wednesdays through May 9, all are welcome, no signup needed. With  the video series on Africa’s  great civilizations complete  the group will  now continue exploring related themes with a series of TED Talks titled The Rise of Africa’s Next Generation.

Choir Practice – 7:00 pm, Sanctuary 

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

Thursday – May 3

Monthly RUUM meeting 11:30 am, Assembly Room

The Retired UU Men have their regular meeting. All are welcome to BYO lunch and join in the conversation.

The Iliad of Homer Class 4 — 7:00-9:00 pm, EC Room 1

Professor Vandiver makes it vividly clear why, after almost 3,000 years, the Iliad remains not only among the greatest adventure stories ever told, but also one of the most compelling meditations on the human condition ever written. Indeed, it is probably true to say that only the Bible rivals Homer for sheer depth and scope of cultural and literary influence. Come join us for this 4-session DVD film course! This class is “drop in” friendly. Come for it all or just the ones you like best.

TOPICS THIS WEEK
-Achilles Returns to Battle
-Achilles and Hektor
-Enemies Tear’s – Achilles and Priam

Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/407981159616014/.
For more info, email us at mysticgrove@orlandouu.org.


Other News

Upcoming Worship Schedule

5/06     Religion Education Sunday, Children Lead Worshop (Single Services Begin).

Rev. Kathy away for former 1U Intern Rev. Rachel Christensen’s Installation in Maryland.

5/13      Mother’s Day, Karla Kizzort

Rev. Kathy away for former 1U Intern Lois Cole’s Ordination in Iowa

5/20     Flower Communion, Rev. Kathy, followed by lunch and Annual Congregational Meeting

5/27     A Ramadan theme, Rev. Kathy

May 5 Interfaith Yoga Project – Sankalpa for Ramadan Heartful Intentions 

Please join this VERY SPECIAL Interfaith Yoga Project event, the last before a summer hiatus. It’ll be on Saturday, May 5, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, at the American Muslim Community Center, 811 Wilma Street Longwood, FL 32750. It’s FREE – All sisters are welcome. Register here: tinyurl.com/iyp-2018-05-05.  A carpool leaves from 1U at 1:15. Contact Julia Chinnock for more information.

Return to Single Services Starts May 6 – And We’ll Be Deciding What to Do Next Fall

As we have done for the past several years, the last Sunday in April will be our last one of the double worship service schedule. Beginning with the Children’s Religious Education service on May 6, we will have a single service at 11:00 am each Sunday. We will also be evaluating what the worship schedule in the Fall will be. (Any change would take place after Water Communion in mid-September.) Watch for opportunities to provide your input or email Rev. Kathy at minister@orlandouu.org.

Call for Photos – Annual Mother’s Day Slide Show Submission Deadline — May 10

Want to include your mom in our Mother’s Day remembrance? Send your picture to minister@orlandouu.org by noon on Thursday, May 10. Images will be compiled into a slideshow. You may include her name, birthdate and, if relevant, date of death. Be sure to include how you would like to be listed. “Alternative” mothers and like-a-mothers are welcome but be sure to indicate how you would like them listed. Examples: “Doris Jones (1936- ), like a mother to me, Sylvia Brown.” “Rita LeBlanc (1920-1998): My Mom, Julianne LeBlanc.” If you submitted a photo last year it will be used this year unless we hear from you.

Dinner with Friends – May 19, 6:00 pm-ish, Various Member Homes 

Join groups of members and friends, dining together, all over town on May 19. You can choose to travel to meet new people or attend a group nearby. You can alert hosts in advance to food allergies or other restrictions or conditions. Signup forms for hosting or guesting will be available in Gore Hall basket, or you can follow this link. Questions? Contact Alan Oberholtzer at dinnerwithfriends@Orlandouu.org.

Your Child in 1U Child Dedication Ceremony May 20?

A Child Dedication Ceremony will be offered during our Sunday services on May 20. This is the Unitarian Universalist ceremony by which we name and welcome our children. While typically involving infants, it is also quite common to include older children when they are new to the community. If you would like your child to be included in the ceremony, please let Rev. Kathy know by Monday May 14 at minister@orlandouu.org. The service that day will be our annual Intergenerational Flower Communion followed by the Annual Meeting.

Flower Communion May 20

Our annual Intergenerational Flower Communion take places during the service on Sunday, May 20. Bring a flower from garden, shop, or field to add to our beautiful bouquet representing the congregation’s diversity. The service will be followed by a light lunch and the Annual Congregational Meeting.

Annual Congregational Meeting, Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 12:30 pm in Gore Hall

Mark your calendars! All active members of 1U are encouraged to attend the Annual Congregational Meeting. As is customary, 1U’s annual meeting will be preceded by the Annual Meeting of the First Unitarian Church of Orlando Endowment Fund. All active members of First Unitarian Church are also members of the Endowment Fund. Friends/Supporters and inactive members are welcome to attend, although only active members may vote.  The Meeting Agenda, Proposed Budget and the Nominating Committee’s slate of candidates with their biographies are are available on our website (www.orlandouu.org, select the “About 1U” drop-down tab, then select “Governance”). Lunch from Baja Burrito Kitchen will be provided  for a small fee. Childcare will be available. This link will take you to more detailed information, including the proposed budget, dates of budget discussions, and a list of those nominated for elected offices.

Share the Plate Update

Congratulations! You contributed $1057 for Equality Florida in April. In May, we’ll be sharing the plate with Organize Florida Education Fund. Organize Florida Education Fund is committed to mobilizing and training the next generation of grassroots organizers and leaders in low-to-moderate-income communities across Florida to help them engage more effectively in the political process—a crucial part of the larger project of creating a more just and equitable society.

1U Seeks Music Accompanist

First Unitarian Church of Orlando is seeking an interim accompanist (with the possibility for the position to become permanent) to provide piano or keyboard music for Sunday morning services and accompany adult choir rehearsal once a week on Wednesday evenings. Accompanist will work under the direction of the choir director. For details, please contact Aubrey Connelly-Candelario at ChoirDirector@orlandouu.org.

Leave 1U a Gift from Your Estate and Get a 10% Match Now

If you name 1U or certain other UU organizations as beneficiaries in your will, living trust, or IRA, and notify the Wake Now Our Vision Legacy Challenge, the named beneficiary organization(s) could be eligible to receive a 10% match immediately. Shelter Rock, a very generous UU congregation, is currently providing up to $5 million in matching funds for this campaign with the goal of encouraging people to strengthen Unitarian Universalism through planned giving.

So, for example: If someone identifies their intention to leave $100,000 to 1U and files an application for the match, 1U could be eligible to receive $10,000 in matching funds now. One third of the $5 million is already committed, so it is important to act now, while the match is available. To learn how you can participate, visit www.wakenowourvision.org, visit the Wake Now Our Vision table in Gore Hall on Sundays in April, or email Endowment@orlandouu.org.

Rev. Kathy’s Blog

Rev. Kathy writes to her blog weekly and you can check it out growinginplace.wordpress.com.

Update Your Contact Information!

Keeping in touch with 1U members and friends is important. You can help keep those communication lines functioning by alerting the office about changes in your contact information: email address, street address, preferred phone numbers. Having current contact information allows 1U to keep you in the loop with all kinds of information about events. It is also vital that current information is available for electronic banking arrangements. Contact Amy Fairweather at churchadministrator@orlandouu.org or call the church office at 407-898-3621. We appreciate your help with this!


Plan Ahead

May 4 — BYO Craft Circle, 7:00-9:00 pm, EC Room 1

Looking for a low stress activity? Meet creative people? Come join us for crafting and fellowship once a month at the BYO Project craft circle! Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/392459114524652/.

May 5 — Beltane Celebration, Gore Hall, 7:00 pm

As Samhain is about honoring Death, Beltane, its counter part, is about honoring Life. Halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice, Beltane marks the passage into the growing season. It signals a time when the bounty of the earth will once again be had. May is a time when flowers bloom, trees are green and life has again returned from the barren landscape of winter, to the hope of bountiful harvests not too far away, and the lighthearted bliss that only summer can bring. Join Mystic Grove in celebrating the “wedding” of Green Man and Flower Woman and dancing around the Maypole this evening.  Potluck follows at 8:00. Event details are at https://www.facebook.com/events/430578847359321/.  If you are interested in taking a small volunteer job for Beltane, please visit for job descriptions:  https://wordpress.com/post/mysticgrovecfl.wordpress.com/1593. You can come for orientation/reherasal for your job at 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm on May 5.

May 6 – Return to Summer Single Services Starts Today (And We’ll Be Deciding What to Do Next Fall)

As we have done for the past several years, the last Sunday in April will be our last one of the double worship service schedule. Beginning with the Children’s Religious Education service on May 6, we will have a single service at 11:00 am each Sunday. We will also be evaluating what the worship schedule in the Fall will be. Watch for opportunities to provide your input or email Rev. Kathy at minister@orlandouu.org.

May 6 – Annual Mother’s Day Slide Show Submission Deadline — Noon

Want to include your mom in our Mother’s Day remembrance? Send your picture to minister@orlandouu.org by noon on May 6. Images will be compiled into a slideshow. You may include her name, birthdate and, if relevant, date of death. Be sure to include how you would like to be listed. “Alternative” mothers and like-a-mothers are welcome but be sure to indicate how you would like them listed. Examples: “Doris Jones (1936- ), like a mother to me, Sylvia Brown.” “Rita LeBlanc (1920-1998): My Mom, Julianne LeBlanc.” If you submitted a photo last year it will be used this year unless we hear from you.

May 6 – Mystic Grove Monthly Meeting, EC Room 1, 12:30 pm

The Mystic Grove is an eclectic Pagan group that is affiliated with the First Unitarian Church of Orlando and CUUPS. Rituals are volunteer led and the volunteer may choose to do the ritual in the style of their Pagan path. Although we vary in the different Pagan paths we follow, we are all Unitarian Universalists. Each month we gather to plan the next ritual, classes, craft circles and more! Lunch at a nearby restaurant for those who wish to enjoy fellowship after the meeting.  Guests always welcome. For more info, email us at mysticgrove@orlandouu.org. Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1504663102994631/.

May 11 — Black Cat Cafe, 7:30-10:30 pm, Gore Hall

Join us at this open-mic coffeehouse to share and enjoy great music, poetry, stories, dance & more! All are welcome! $2 donation. More info: BlackCatCafe@OrlandoUU.org or visit on the Web.

May 17 — RUUM Meets at Phil Wack’s Home

Phil will serve lunch and send out more information on the day’s program as the date gets closer.

May 20 — Flower Communion

Our annual Intergenerational Flower Communion takes place during the service on Sunday, May 20. Bring a flower from garden, shop, or field to add to our beautiful bouquet representing the congregation’s diversity. The service will be followed by a light lunch and the Annual Congregational Meeting.

May 20 — Annual Congregational Meeting, 12:30 pm, Gore Hall

Mark your calendars! All active members of 1U are encouraged to attend the Annual Congregational Meeting. As is customary, 1U’s annual meeting will be preceded by the Annual Meeting of the First Unitarian Church of Orlando Endowment Fund. All active members of First Unitarian Church are also members of the Endowment Fund. Friends/Supporters and inactive members are welcome to attend, although only active members may vote. The Meeting Agenda, Proposed Budget and the Nominating Committee’s slate of candidates with their biographies are are available on our website (www.orlandouu.org, select the “About 1U” drop-down tab, then select “Governance”). Lunch will be provided  for a small fee. Childcare will be available. This link will take you to more detailed information, including the proposed budget, dates of budget discussions, and a list of those nominated for elected offices.

May 29 – Iftar at First Unitarian, Evening (more details to follow)

Save the date! We partner with CAIR (The Council on American-Islamic Relations) for this breaking of the daily Ramadan fast in the Islamic tradition. Exact time and further information to follow. RSVP’s will be necessary. Eventbrite to follow.

June 3 — 1U Blood Drive, 8:30 am-1:00 pm, Red Bus in 1U Parking Lot

Please bring an ID and be sure to have a good breakfast prior to coming. Go to oneblood.org to make an appointment! All blood types are needed.


Ongoing Activities, Needs & Resources

1U Central: Your One Stop 1U Info Spot

Is it your first, second, or third time visiting? Feel a bit out of the loop? Want to know what is going on within the congregation? Stop on by to 1U Central located in the EC Assembly Room and say hi to Gaby! She can fill you in on current actions, events, and groups. She can help you get signed up for the Weekly E-Blasts, get a nametag, or sign up for all the great things 1U offers!

Do You Have an RMD and Are 70½ or Older?

A Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA or Inherited IRA can cause a higher tax burden. Consider paying your pledge to the Church via a direct Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your IRA. If you are 70½ or older you can instruct your IRA or Inherited IRA custodian to send your QCD directly to the Church to pay your pledge. A QCD counts dollar-for-dollar toward fulfillment of an RMD (up to $100,000) but is excluded from taxable income. You can view or download a sample letter for instructing your IRA custodian here or contact Amy at the Church office to receive it by email. If you have questions contact Michael Cohen or any other member of the Church Endowment Board (Mike Haddad, Jean Siegfried, Diane P. Kerkhoff or Ken Lofgren). For specific tax advice contact a tax professional.

Join Justice GoogleGroup

To get regular messages or a daily summary, and to share Social Justice Events and information (in central Florida and beyond), join 1U Justice googlegroup. Email socialjustice@orlandouu.org with your request to join. Include the name and e-mail address you want used. More information will accompany your invitation.

1U Caring Circle

Members of the Caring Circle offer kind, practical, tangible efforts to other church members who may be experiencing significant joys, concerns, sorrows, or changes in their lives. Monthly contact people follow up on Joys and Concerns expressed in Sunday worship, as well as notices from the minister or other church members, about short-term circumstances that may need attention. Other members serve in providing phone calls, greeting cards, rides to church events, medical appointments, meals for a while, pet care, etc. Please contact our Caring Circle coordinator Kathy Homblette at CaringCircle@OrlandoUU.org for details or to participate. Caring Circle contact for this month is Kathy Homblette, who can also be reached at caringcircle@Orlandouu.org.

Pastoral Care Associates

“In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts.” – Fred Rogers

Pastoral Care Associates are caring, supportive members of the congregation trained to listen and encourage in times of stress or need.  It can be comforting to know you’re not alone and it helps to have someone from 1U’s faith community offer support as you deal with life’s challenges.  If you are in need, contact our Pastoral Care Coordinator at pastoralassociates@OrlandoUU.org.

Mystic Grove Spring 2018 Offerings Outlined Online

Plan ahead for what offerings interest you in Spring 2018! The Mystic Grove Spring Brochure and Calendar are now available online. You can download and print at https://mysticgrovecfl.wordpress.com/calendar/.

Missed a Sunday?

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

Join the Flowers Team

Have you noticed the decorative flora at the pulpit during Sunday services? Simple, beautiful and log-falling easy for anyone to do! Spot the pretties bouquets at grocery stores and elsewhere? Do you grow flowers or ornamental shrubs? Pass a wildflower field en route to church? Love to create floral arrangements? Want to make an almost effortless contribution to our community on the occasional Sunday? We even provide the vases. Join the Flowers Team and help provide pulpit flowers & greenery for a few services a year! On the Sundays of your choice you can supply purchased cut fresh flowers, a potted plant or flower, an orchid, wildflowers, something from your garden or that of a neighbor (after you are given access)– even fine silk arrangements. Then you can take it home, give it away, or leave it in Gore Hall for church visitors to enjoy. No need to attend early services to participate! To learn all the details or to join the team right now, email Karla Kizzort at flowers@orlandouu.org.

UUA Video

Great 3-Minute Intro to Unitarian Universalism!

Join 1U A/V Team

Want to learn about sound systems, or how to present a slide show or video? Then the 1U Audio/Visual team is for you! You don’t need to be an expert to join in the fun. Personalized training is provided, and you can polish your skills as you go. Contact us at audioteam@orlandouu.org, or you can always just show up at the A/V room right after service to chat. More info here.

Fair Trade Goods Every Sunday – Noon, Gore Hall

Fair Trade coffee and other goods are available Sundays at the back of Gore Hall after the 11:00 service. Sales of coffee, chocolate and tea benefit small independent growers, UUSC and our church. Think about these as thoughtful gifts!

First Sunday Fellowship

1U members and friends gather in various parts of Orlando (Winter Park, East of 436, Downtown, West Orlando, Conway, South Orlando, so far) for neighborhood connections. These are opportunities for social interactions, a meal and/or beverage, and the chance to expand relationships. Unlike “Dinner with Friends,” groups are meeting at neighborhood restaurants, not individual homes. If you are interested in learning more or finding a group near you, contact Kathy Homblette at Fellowship@orlandouu.org. Times and locations vary.

Give By Text 

You can now make a contribution to First Unitarian Church with a quick text message! Simply send a text to 407-456-7082 with the amount you’d like to contribute. Make sure to include the dollar sign before the amount (for example: $25).  NOTE: Do not place a space between the dollar sign and the dollar amount.  Within a few minutes, you’ll be sent a text with a link to register. Click on the link and enter your cardholder name and credit or debit card information. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a text verification and a receipt via email. For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give, and it will process automatically!  To text contribution to individual funds include the text code in your text message:

Annual Pledge (texting code: annualpledge)      Building Donation (texting code: bldgdonation)

Building Pledge (texting code: bldgpledge)        Donation (textingcode:  generaldonation)

Share the Plate (texting code: sharedplate)

Join the Welcome Team! Extra Hands Needed!

Are you looking for an easy way to be of service at 1U? How about helping make members and guests feel welcome, as you were when you first attended? Welcome Team tasks range from greeting folks to handing out Orders of Service through collecting the offering to making coffee. All directions for each task are provided. Most Welcome Team members sign up to serve at one service a month. Consider being part of one of the most enjoyable teams in 1U! Contact Kathy Homblette for more details at Fellowship@orlandouu.org.

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

You can read the minutes of the most recent meeting of the 1U Board of Trustees here. Previous minutes can be found in the Governance section of the 1U website, which is under the About 1U tab.

Say Hello to Sustainable Shopping at thegoodbuy.com

Say good-bye to shopping that’s bad for workers and the earth. Proceeds from the Good Buy underwrite human rights programs around the world through the UUSC, so you can make a difference with each purchase.


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