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Weekly Update – January 18, 2018

Weekly Update – January 18, 2018

News Flash!

Sunday:  Women’s March Day of Action First Anniversary Celebration

Details in Sunday – January 21 listings.

and,

Will Tuttle Ethical Eating and World Peace: The World Peace Diet

details in January 26 listing.

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Friday – January 19

3rd Friday Teaching Craft Circle: Crochet Slippers — 7:00-9:00 pm, Assembly Room

Join us for teaching craft circle every 3rd Friday of the month for varied crafts and projects! This month’s topic is “Crochet Slippers from Flip Flops” using this tutorial. Buy flip flops one size larger than your usual size. The supply list is on the tutorial. We can guide you through it.

Saturday – January 20

Sunday – January 21

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

Our Liberation is Tied to Each Other, Rev. Kathy Schmitz

On the 1st Anniversary of the Women’s March, we check out how UU’s are living out their values. The Chalice Choir will perform.

Share the Plate Today: What made the then-21-year-old Shanta Barton-Stubbs take the $1500 she had saved to go to Hollywood and start using it to buy board games and supplies to help children in need? Find out today, when Dr. Barton-Stubbs, the director of New Image Youth Center (NIYC), will speak about NIYC at the 11:00 am service. NIYC, one of the longest-serving youth organizations in the Parramore community, is our Share-the-Plate beneficiary for January. Founded by Dr. Barton-Stubbs in 2004, NIYC provides after-school and summer programs for at-risk students. So far, 21 of NIYC’s kids have graduated from high school, thirteen are in college, two have graduated from college, and one is working toward a doctorate in computer engineering at Auburn University. Please support this local effort to provide safety, security, hope, and tutoring to struggling Central Florida children.

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

9:30 in the Library:  Share the Plate What made the then-21-year-old Shanta Barton-Stubbs take the $1500 she had saved to go to Hollywood and start using it to buy board games and supplies to help children in need? Find out today, when Dr. Barton-Stubbs, the director of New Image Youth Center (NIYC), will speak about NIYC. NIYC, one of the longest-serving youth organizations in the Parramore community, is our Share-the-Plate beneficiary for January. Founded by Dr. Barton-Stubbs in 2004, NIYC provides after-school and summer programs for at-risk students. So far, 21 of NIYC’s kids have graduated from high school, thirteen are in college, two have graduated from college, and one is working toward a doctorate in computer engineering at Auburn University. Please support this local effort to provide safety, security, hope, and tutoring to struggling Central Florida children.

Plan Ahead:

February 18 – 11:00 am in the Community Room: Movie Talk -“Darkest Hour.”

Our fourth principle calls for us to promote a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Often we are called upon to make decisions long before our search has revealed a truth about which we feel confident. “Darkest Hour” reminds us of the perils inherent in learning what is true and taking action based on these beliefs.

Women’s March Day of Action First Anniversary Celebration – 11:00 am-3:00 pm

Last year many from 1U traveled to Washington, DC, for the Women’s March. Many more participated in the local event at Lake Eola. A year has passed and the anniversary public event at Lake Eola has been announced, with speakers and a rally. It is hosted by Women’s March – Florida Chapter and Women’s March Florida – Central Florida Chapter. Our worship services this morning will address related issues and those wishing to attend the event can leave worship and carpool or walk together to join in. Take a look at the Facebook event.

From the event announcement: On January 21, 2018, the one-year anniversary of the largest political protest in recent U.S. history, Women’s March Florida will lead a statewide “Day of Action” to bring awareness and support to some of our most marginalized communities. We’ll be collecting donations to our nearby sister islands that were affected this hurricane season; Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Florida Keys, as well as focusing on expanding voter access and registration, a crucial step towards meaningful change.

1U members are urged to attend the 1/21 event at Lake Eola (11:00 am-3:00 pm), and to wear a shirt showing support. Women’s March shirts will be available for sale at the March. Standing on the Side Love shirts will be sold by Gaby in Gore Hall on Sundays, during Social Hour. Learn more by following these links:

Facebook Event link:

3rd Sunday Movie Nite: The Witches of Eastwick (R) — 7:00-9:00 pm, EC Room 1

Come join us each month on 3rd Sundays for movie night fun. It’s BYO dinner, watch, and discuss! This month we are watching “The Witches of Eastwick.” Summary: Three single women in a picturesque village dream about the “perfect man” when a mysterious and flamboyant man unexpectedly arrives in their lives… is he the answer to their dreams or a nightmare? Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/387831241674260/.

Monday – January 22

WUURL Meeting, Assembly Room

Today is the 4th Monday of the month, and WUURL (Women Unitarian Universalists Relishing Life) will be meeting for lunch. This group began its life in spring 2017, as a way for women in the church to connect and share opportunities for learning and fun. While many in the group are retired, that is not a requirement of participation. Whether you are a regular attendee, or trying it for the first time, join us. Bring? A lunch; ice water will be available. In addition to a monthly gathering for lunch and conversation at the church, WUURL participants plan and host off-campus outings and adventures for those interested. Give it a WUURL! Contact WUURL@Orlandouu.org with questions, or to be added to the Google Group list for further communication.

Tuesday – January 23

The Alliance — 10:30 am, Gore Hall

The Alliance Resale Shop is now accepting women’s clothing. Any garment donated must be in excellent condition and currently in style. We are looking for quality labels and  quality materials. We also welcome jewelry, books and other goods in like new condition. Bring donations to the Shop in Gore Hall on Sundays or Tuesdays when members are present please. 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 – January 24

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.

Choir Practice – 7:00 pm, Sanctuary 

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

Thursday – January 25

Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs – 7:00 pm-9:00 pm, EC Room 1

Come join us for this 8 session DVD film course! When learning to read and write Egyptian hieroglyphs, where does one start? Like any language, it’s critical to begin at the most fundamental level: the alphabet. “Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs” is a primer on the ins and outs of the ancient Egyptian language. This week we cover:

–Hieroglyphs and the Bible
–Dependent Pronouns and the Passive Voice
–Past Tense and Adjectives
–Past Tense and Adjectives

Syllabus is located here. Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/160220594738903/


Other News

Worship Schedule

1/28   9:30 & 11:00      Rev. Roberta Finkelstein: What is Hell? 

Rev. Roberta was 1U’s interim minister 2009-2010 and her husband Barry was our UUA Stewardship Consultant prior to the recent capital campaign. They are back for a visit.

2/4  9:30 & 11:00      Rev. Kathy: A Vision to Believe In

One year ago, the congregation voted to renovate our campus. With just details left to wrap up…what’s next?

2/11    9:30 & 11:00    Rev. Kathy: Our Evolving World and Worldview

On the day before Charles Darwin’s 209th birthday, let’s consider why an evolving worldview is so important to liberal religion.

Potluck Dinner welcoming Rev. Roberta & Barry Finkelstein January 27

Come visit with each other and our special guests, Rev. Roberta and Barry Finkelstein. Rev. Roberta was 1U’s 2009-2010 interim minister. Barry was our UUA Stewardship Consultant for the capital campaign. Bring a dish of your choice to share: Appetizers, salads, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts all welcome. RSVPs to Gaby at  programassistant@cfl.rr.com will help us plan but are not required. Gathering at 6:00 pm, dinner at 6:30 in Gore Hall.

Pavers and Bricks Available

As part of the recent construction and remodeling project, we have accumulated used bricks from the old labyrinth, pavers from the courtyard and pavers from the new labyrinth. We will be using some of the bricks in the new community garden and reserving some of the pavers for future repairs, but there are many that we need to give away or dispose of. If you are interested in taking some for a home project, please see Dan Homblette in the garden area on the west side of campus this Sunday (1/21) at 10:30. If you desire to take some, the removal will need to be done by you in the next two weeks.

Dr. Will Tuttle: Ethical Eating and World Peace Lecture on January 26!

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to hear from the author of the #1 Amazon best-seller, The World Peace Diet! In his lecture presentation, Will Tuttle, Ph.D, sheds new light not only on the underlying causes of war, injustice, and exploitation, but also offers insights into how we can each contribute to a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world. His research and synthesis is based on a new understanding of the far-reaching consequences of our food systems, as well as both science and ancient wisdom teachings. Slated for Friday, January 26, at 7:00 pm in Gore Hall.

We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For” 1U Social Justice Read:

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. The second book references the first, so it is useful to read both. Sign up sheet available at Gaby’s Table/1U Centrail. Limited numbers of each book will be available for purchase or for checking out for the duration of the Read. Books must be read by the following discussion dates:

February 25 – 12:30-1:30 pm, EC Community Room,Between the World and Me,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates.”

Its examination of the hazards and hopes of black male life is as profound as it is revalatory,” according to Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, essayist, and professor emeritus at Princeton University Toni Morrison.

April 22 – 12:30-1:30 pm, EC Community Room,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.

Meditation: Next Steps Begin in February

When Thursday Night Meditation ended after a wonderful 17 years, many wondered if we might have something to replace it. Several ideas have been considered. While we continue to ponder possibilities, we are making a commitment from February through June. The second Thursday of each month, Rev. Kathy will lead a Mindfulness Meditation session from 7:00-8:00 pm. On the fourth Thursday of each month, again from 7:00-8:00 pm, Rev. Kathy, with support from Mystic Grove, will lead a Walking the Labyrinth session. We will be reaching out to the community and inviting those unfamiliar with labyrinth practice for an introduction as we welcome those who are familiar to an opportunity to practice with a group.

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

January 26 — University Unitarian Universalist Society Celebrates  25 Years!

Evening begins with 6:00 pm reception, dinner at 6:30 pm. Program throughout. Join Dr. Karl Peters, Our 1st Congregational President, several founding members, and UUUS members and friends for reflection and fun.  Tickets: $20.00 per person, RSVP by Friday, Jan. 19, to programchairuuus@gmail.com  (Martha Kirby). Locaiton: University Unitarian Universalist Society, 1648 McCulloch Rd, Orlando, FL 32817.

January 26 — Dr. Will Tuttle Lecture on Ethical Eating and World Peace: The World Peace Diet, 7:00 pm, Gore Hall

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to hear from the author of the #1 Amazon best-seller, The World Peace Diet! In his lecture presentation, Will Tuttle, Ph.D, sheds new light not only on the underlying causes of war, injustice, and exploitation, but also offers insights into how we can each contribute to a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world. His research and synthesis is based on a new understanding of the far-reaching consequences of our food systems, as well as both science and ancient wisdom teachings.

January 26 — Moon Circle Session 1, 7:00-9:00 pm, EC Room 1

Moon Circles are “Closed Circles” that are limited to 10 adults at a time. Members agree to meet regularly on 4th Fridays for 6 months in order to build relationships and grow spiritually. The first hour is similar to covenant groups, and the second hour is lunar ritual. This year the themes for Moon Circle are inspired by “Gathering for Goddess” by B. Melusine Mihaltses. Both men and women can attend as we study different deities each month. For more information and syllabus, see  https://mysticgrovecfl.wordpress.com/resources/lunar-rituals/.  Email mysticgrove@orlandouuorg to register.

January 27 — Potluck Dinner Welcoming Rev. Roberta & Barry Finkelstein, 6:00 pm, Gore Hall

Come visit with each other and our special guests, who will be Rev. Roberta and Barry Finkelstein. Rev. Roberta was 1U’s 2009-2010 interim minister. Barry was our UUA Stewardship Consultant for the capital campaign. Bring a dish of your choice to share: Appetizers, salads, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts all welcome. RSVPs to Gaby at programassistant@cfl.rr.com will help us plan but are not required.

January 28 — Community Garden Update, 12:30 pm, Gore Hall Room #

Come learn more about the revitalized 1U Community Garden! We have been meeting with a permaculture consultant to develop plans for the space on the west side of the campus. Plans are nearly complete and we have several upcoming work dates to start making the site into a future garden. This will include creating new soil for the permaculture garden and then setting up the raised beds for traditional annual garden crops. Looking forward to seeing you!

February 4 — Special Interfaith Yoga Event, 1:00-2:30 pm, Hope CommUnity Center in Apopka

Mark your calendar now to participate in this very special interfaith event. Join for a bilingual and very gentle practice, led by our very own Melissa Rosario. We will hear from Sister Ann and practice with the Hope CommUnity and Americorps volunteers. Join us in solidarity! Bring your loved ones – this is going to be a very special afternoon. A carpool will leave from 1U after the late service (around 12:15) to Hope CommUnity Center. For more information: aliento de corazón Registration/Information, or https://www.facebook.com/interfaithyogaproject/ or interfaithyogaproject@gmail.com.

February 23-24 — Church Camping Trip, Kelly Park

We will be camping at Kelly Park group site A. We can have 25 people on the site. Pets are not allowed. There are sites for campers nearby but they cannot be reserved until Jan 9. The cost is $3/day per person. We have some extra tents and equipment if needed. Please let Alan Oberholzer know as soon as possible if you plan on attending. You can email him at dinnerwithfriends@orlandoUU.org or sign up on Sunday at Gaby’s table.

February 25 — “We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For” 1U Social Justice Read, 12:30-1:30 pm, Location TBA

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. The second book in the Read 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 “Between the World and Me,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. (“Its examination of the hazards and hopes of black male life is as profound as it is revalatory,” according to Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, essayist, and professor emeritus at Princeton University Toni Morrison.)

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

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 20-22, 2018 – CUUPS Convocation: Ignite the Flame

This year’s convocation is in Ft. Meyers.  Speakers include John Beckett, Betty Osceola, and Jerrie Hildebrand. The event is about many earth- and nature-centered traditions. There will also be vendors and a table to purchase your chapter’s CUUPS materials. Rituals will be led by the CUUPS Chapter in Ft. Myers. The 1U CUUPS contact is Cat Rigby. Several Mystic Grove members will be going. Read more or register here. Limited camping will be available at the church, and some of us are staying at:

Best Western Airport Inn
8955 Daniels Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33912
Phone: (239) 561-7000

Would you also like to come? All are welcome to attend from CUUPS, to the UU universe to the local and regional earth/nature-centered and Pagan communities in Florida. Read more or register here.


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!

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 Gregg Buckingham.

Pastoral Care Associates

These can be challenging and difficult times as we try to understand what is happening in the world and how it relates to our personal lives. 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 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, Assembly Room

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.

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.

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.

Become a Home Hospitality Host

On occasion, 1U has the opportunity to host other UUs for events like District Assembly, Choir Festival, District meetings, and other events. Some of our fellow UUs who come into town for a day or two to join us and/or use our facilities appreciate being welcomed into our homes for the night to cut down on hotel expense while getting to know us. If you have space in your home to host a guest or two, please consider joining in this Hospitality offering! Email 1uhomehospitality@gmail.com to be added to our database to be contacted about opportunities as they arise.

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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