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Weekly Update – April 5, 2018

Weekly Update – April 5, 2018

News Flash!

Spread the Word: 1U Seeks Music Accompanist

Details in Other News

and,

Sign Up to Enjoy & Share 1U at Earth Day April 21!

Details in Saturday – April 21

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Tuesday: Bending The Arc Institute Planning Session

Details in Tuesday – April 10

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Friday – April 6

BYO Craft Circle – 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Assembly Room

Looking for a low stress activity? Meet creative people? Come join us for crafting and fellowship once a month at the BYO Project craftcircle! You can bring any project you want to work on while chatting with others. Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook. com/events/1609687879123652/. For more info, email us at mysticgrove@orlandouu.org

Saturday – April 7

Sunday – April 8

Bookstore Open Before and After Services Today – Gore Hall Foyer

Come shop at the Nora Staton bookstore before AND after church today! You’ll find a large assortment of UU-related titles in many categories. The bookstore is open quarterly this year, and this is the Spring event. We have some excellent purchase awards: a Unitarian Universalist tote bag, bumper sticker, or UU Principles and Purposes 8″ x 10″ poster free with a $30 purchase! Cash and checks are always accepted; sorry, no credit cards. Questions? Contact us at bookstore@OrlandoUU.org.

Services at 9:30 & 11:00 am, Sanctuary

Transitions: The Change Within, Rev. Kathy

Life is full of change and transitions. How do we navigate all that comes our way? The Chalice Choir will sing.

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

11:00 am in the Community Room (located in the Enrichment Center): Movie Talk

The movie A Wrinkle in Time involves a search for a missing father, but is this really a free and responsible search for truth? This movie, based on a beloved book, overflows with ethical and moral messages and quandaries. Come discuss your perceptions at the April Movie Talk.

Monday – April 9

Monthly 1U Board of Trustees Meeting — 7:00-9:00 pm, Assembly Room

1U members and friends are welcome to observe Board Meetings. To bring an item to the Board’s agenda, contact an Executive Committee member at least a week before the meeting. Exec Members include the President, President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, Minister, immediate Past President.

EMC Rehearsal — 7:30-8:30 pm, Sanctuary 

Eclectic Music Collective: for more information send message to EMC@orlandouu.org.

Tuesday – April 10

The Alliance — 10:30 am, Gore Hall

Today the Alliance presents “The Cross and the Crescent,” the 2nd episode in the series Africa’s Great Civilizations. This is a one hour DVD version of Henry Lewis Gates’  recent PBS presentation, of special interest to people wanting to understand human origins on Earth and our place in the long history of civilization. The program begins at 10:30 am in Gore Hall room A. If you can stay for lunch, join Alliance members in Gore Hall with your bag lunch.

Next week, April 24, all members are encouraged to attend the Alliance annual meeting at 12:00 noon in Gore Hall.  New officers will be elected, the goals achieved this past year will be reviewed and the budget for next year will be presented for a vote.  A pot luck luncheon will be served. Following that meeting memberships must be renewed for the new fiscal year. Your membership serves 2 purposes:

1. You have a vote in deciding which Central Florida charities we support, and

2: Your dues support those charities, whether it is a direct gift or seed money for other fundraisers we do throughout the year.

Thank you,  all members of this past year. Come to the annual meeting to realize all that you have done.

The Alliance Resale Shop will be open to receive and to sell donated goods. Your support directly funds our community outreach. 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.

Bending the Arc: A Learning Community to Social Engagement Planning Session — 7:15-8:30 pm, Gore Hall Rm A

Want to get involved in this emerging initiative at 1U? Just want to learn more? This constellation of projects designed to engage our larger Central Florida community has been in development for several years and has been piloted with some of the Wednesday evening programs. But there’s more! Come learn about the possibilities. Let Rev. Kathy know you are interested by clicking here.

Folk Ensemble — 7:30 pm, EC Studio 

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

Wednesday – April 11

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 #4 – 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; note: Life Transitions class is closed), choir rehearsal, or OWL class. Feel free to join us even if you are just heading home afterwards.

Africa’s Great Civilization Video #4 of 6 – 7:00-8:30 pm, Gore Hall Room B

Wednesdays through April 25. In our fourth installment of Africa’s Great Civilizations, Cities–Hour four shines a light on the powerful, cosmopolitan cities that dotted Africa at a time when Europe was in its Middle Ages. From 1000 to 1600, a golden age evolves in the expansion of commerce, wealth and prosperity across Africa, and, along with this, the building of new cities and the founding of new powerful states. Note: A second showing of each video in this series is being offered at 8:30 pm, immediately after the 7:00 pm showing.

Reconciling Religious Roots – 7:00-8:30 pm (Signup required)

Join us four Wednesdays starting April 18, for this Program for People Wrestling with their Religious Past. Some of us are at peace with our religious pasts. Others struggle. We nurse wounds or carry a sense of loss. We may feel guilt or be estranged as a result of choices we have made. We create a supportive space for participants to look at the past clearly and consider with intention what to leave behind, what to carry forward, and what actions we might take to feel whole. Rev. Kathy leads. Sign up using this link.

Choir Practice – 7:00 pm, Sanctuary 

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

Thursday – April 12

Mindfulness Meditation — 7:00-8:00 pm, Studio

Meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month.  All are welcome!

The Iliad of Homer Class 2 — 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

-Within the Walls of Troy
-The Embassy to Achilles
-The Paradox of Glory

Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1811052635602745/.
For more info, email us at mysticgrove@orlandouu.org.


Other News

Upcoming Worship Schedule

4/22     Earth Day, Rev. Kathy

4/29     Last Double Service

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

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

5/27     A Ramadan theme, Rev. Kathy

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

The next Dinner with Friends will be held on ??????, around 6:00 pm at the homes of various church members. Each person attending brings a different part of the meal. Questions? Contact Alan Oberholtzer at dinnerwithfriends@Orlandouu.org.

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 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.

Enjoy and Share 1U at Earth Day on Saturday, April 21! — 10:00am-6:00pm, Lake Eola

Come join the 1U Tent at Central Florida Earth Day. This is a HUGE event with over 20,000 attendees and 250+ exhibitors from all over Central Florida. This year, there will also be a Science March around Lake Eola on the same day, so you can come to both! 1U will have a tent in a prime location for letting lots of folks know what a great place we are. Please sign up for an hour or two to help staff our tent. You can sign up online by clicking this link, or contact Charlie Behrens via Volunteers@orlandouu.org.

Orange County Homeowners — Are you curious about solar for your home?

Attend the “Solar Co-op Information Meeting” on Thursday, April 19, at 6:00 pm at First Green Bank, 862 S. Orlando Ave, Winter Park. First Unitarian is a local partner with the Orange County Co-operatives, hosted by Orange County government and Solar United Neighbors of Florida. To learn more, go to solarunitedneighbors.org/orange.

Community Garden Action Day April 28

Mark your calendars! Our next action morning for the Community Garden will be on Saturday 4/28 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. 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.

Return to Single Services Starts in May – 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.

Share the Plate Update

In April, we’ll share the plate with Equality Florida. Equality Florida consists of two parts–an educational charity, Equality Florida Institute, Inc., and an advocacy group, Equality Florida Action, Inc. Together they form the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. Equality Florida’s most important current legislative endeavor is to push for passage of the Florida Competitive Workforce Act (FCWA) which would prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ Floridians—right now, many cities and counties have anti-discrimination laws, but there is no statewide legal protection for LGBTQ Floridians.

Aubrey Connelly-Candelario Appointed New 1U Music Director

We thank the congregation for it patience and goodwill during our interim period regarding music staffing. After more than six months of discernment, the Personnel Committee created an updated job description for a new Music Director. As they did, it was obvious that we already had the person it fit in our midst. Therefore, Choir Director Aubrey Connelly-Candelario was offered and has accepted the position of 1U Music Director. Aubrey has been serving as 1U’s Choir Director for five years. Since August he had assumed the additional interim role of coordinating the music program. We are delighted to have him formally in the Music Director role. Aubrey has been part of the music department at Montverde Academy for many years and is currently Music Conservatory Director/Fine Arts Department Chair. He holds an undergraduate degree from Rollins College and recently received his Master’s Degree from University of Florida. Please welcome Aubrey to his new role which begins April 1.

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

April 13 — 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.

April 14 — Circle of Song Easy Choir, 1:00-3:00 pm, Assembly Room

Join us for a “drop in” family friendly easy choir on second Saturdays each month from 1-3 pm as we gather to chant, sing, laugh, and share. No experience required. Digital lyrics available — bring your smartphone, tablet or device to get them online. Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/806964566153930/.  For more info, email us at mysticgrove@orlandouu.org.

April 15 — Bookstore Open Before and After Services

Come shop at the Nora Staton bookstore before AND after church Sunday, 4/15/18 in the Gore Hall Foyer, where you’ll find a large assortment of UU-related titles in many categories. The bookstore is open quarterly this year, and this is the Spring event. We have some excellent purchase awards: a Unitarian Universalist tote bag, bumper sticker, or UU Principles and Purposes 8″ x 10″ poster free with a $30 purchase! Cash and checks are always accepted; sorry, no credit cards. Questions? Contact us at bookstore@OrlandoUU.org.

April 15 — 3rd Sunday Movie Nite, 7:00 – 9:00, Room 1

Come join us each month on 3rd Sundays for movie night fun. It’s BYO dinner, watch, and discuss! This month we watch “My Neighbor Totoro.” This is a 1988 award winning Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and animated by Studio Ghibli for Tokuma Shoten.

Summary: In post-war rural Japan,  two young girls, Satsuki and her younger sister Mei, move into a house in the country with their father to be closer to their hospitalized mother. Satsuki and Mei discover that the nearby forest is inhabited by magical creatures called Totoros. They soon befriend these Totoros, and have several magical adventures. Next month, we screen “Something Wicked This Way Comes.” Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1424928734300868/, For more info, email us at mysticgrove@orlandouu.org.

April 18 — RUUM Visits McLeod Water Reclamation Facility & Education Center, 10:00-Noon

RUUM, the Retired Unitarian Universalist Men’s group will have our next monthly group Activity at the City of Orlando Water Reclamation Facility and Education Center, 5420 L.B. McLeod Road. The excursion is open to all RUUM members, wives and guests. Participants must register by email for access to the Facility to Craig Alig at  RUUM@orlandouu.org. The program includes a short lecture and demonstrations in the Education Center meeting room, a look at a model of the Facility, and a walking tour of the treatment operation. There is elevator access to the meeting room, but some areas of the plant tour may not be accessible to everyone. An optional lunch is planned at a restaurant nearby.

Note: All are welcome to attend our monthly meetings at 11:30 am on the first Thursday of each month in the 1U Assembly Room for BYO Lunch and conversation.

April 21 — Enjoy and Share 1U at Earth Day, 10:00am-6:00pm, Lake Eola

Come join the 1U Tent at Central Florida Earth Day. This is a HUGE event with over 20,000 attendees and 250+ exhibitors from all over Central Florida. This year, there will also be a Science March around Lake Eola on the same day, so you can come to both! 1U will have a tent in a prime location for letting lots of folks know what a great place we are. Please sign up for an hour or two to help staff our tent. You can sign up online by clicking this link, or contact Charlie Behrens via Volunteers@orlandouu.org.

April 22 — “We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For” 1U Social Justice Read, 12:30-1:30 pm, EC Community Room

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.)

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.

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.

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 Cindy Schleier, who can also be reached at caringcircle@Orlandouu.org. For April:  Neil & Adena Boris.

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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