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Weekly Update – January 25, 2018

Weekly Update – January 25, 2018

News Flash!

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

details in Friday – January 26 listing.

and,

Saturday:  Potluck Dinner for Rev. Roberta and Barry Finkelstein

Details in Saturday – January 27 listings.

and,

Sunday: Bricks & Pavers Must Go! and Community Garden Meetings

Details in Sunday – January 28 listings.

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Friday – January 26

University Unitarian Universalist Society (UUUS) 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). Location: University Unitarian Universalist Society, 1648 McCulloch Rd, Orlando, FL 32817.

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.

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 a syllabus, see https://mysticgrovecfl.wordpress.com/resources/lunar-rituals/.  Email mysticgrove@orlandouuorg to register.

Saturday – 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.

Sunday – January 28

Blood drive at 1U – 8:30 am-1:00 pm, Red Bus in 1U Parking Lot

With the return of the blood drives to 1U today, be sure to have foods high in iron such as spinach, so that you will not be turned away when you go to donate. You have an opportunity to donate at the Red Bus from One Blood right in our parking lot today. All blood types are needed. If you are able to donate please plan to do so as the need is great with many units going to help our neighbors in Puerto Rico. You may make an appointment online at OneBlood.org or just walk in!!

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

What is Hell?,  Rev. Roberta Finkelstein 

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.  The Chalice Choir 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

9:30 in the Library:  No offering today.

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.

1U Pavers and Bricks Have to GO – 10:30 am,  Pavers & Bricks area beside the Enrichment Center

Today on the west side of campus will be your last chance to claim the excess pavers and bricks from our construction project. Please show up knowing what you want. And that you have a plan of how to take them home within two weeks. To be fair, a few folks already have a strong interest and a firm claim and we will need to democratically resolve who gets what. But there are still quantities available. See Dan Homblette today to get deals done.

Community Garden Update Meeting – 12:30 to 1:30 in Gore Hall Classroom Room B

Come learn more about the new 1U Community Garden today. There is much to share about newly developed plans for both traditional raised beds and long-term permaculture elements of the space. We also have a couple of work days coming up in March that we can tell you about. Looking forward to seeing you!

Monday – January 29

Tuesday – January 30

The Alliance — 10:30 am, Gore Hall

Today we will present a “getting to know you” program featuring one of our newest members: Gaby Cabrera. Want to know the First Unitarian Church’s  Program and Office Assistant better? Gaby will share her autobiography at 12:30 in Gore Hall.  She has experiences in her life story that may surprise you. All are welcome, so bring a bag lunch and join us. 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 31

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 – February 1

RUUM Monthly Meeting – 11:30, Assembly Room

RUUM, the Retired Unitarian Universalist Men’s group will have our regular Monthly Meeting.

Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs #5 – 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:

–New Ideograms Related to the Gods
–Names of the Pharaohs
–Ancient Egyptian Numbers

Syllabus is located here. Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1913533835341994/.


Other News

Worship Schedule

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.

2/18   9:30 & 11:00    Rev. Kathy preaches

                        We welcome the return of the United Girls’ Choir from Connecticut.

Environmental Activist and Humanist Seeks Backyard Host for Tiny Home

Rob Greenfield, creator of The Food Waste Fiasco, and his partner Cheryl Davies have recently relocated to Orlando and are looking for a backyard host near Winter Park/Audubon Park for for their tiny home for the next two years. In exchange for hosting, Rob will help his host create a more sustainable life by improving their land and teaching along the way, including installing an organic garden, fruit trees, a rainwater harvesting system, a composting system, and more. During his time in Orlando, Rob will be helping people turn their lawns into gardens, starting a community composting program, planting 100+ fruit trees in the community, and volunteering with local nonprofits. If hosted by a 1U member, Rob would be a strong asset to the church as we continue to evolve our community garden design. For questions, see 1U member Elizabeth Horn or visit Rob’s website.

2017 Year-end Contribution Statements in the Mail

The  2017 year-end contribution statementshave been (snail) mailed this week. If you do not receive one, or if you have any questions about your statement, please contact Amy in the church office (churchadministrator@OrlandoUU.org, 407-898-3621 x301).  Thank you!

Share the Plate Update

Wow! We raised $1582.21 for New Image Youth Center (NIYC) through Share the Plate last Sunday. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) will be our focus for Share the Plate in February. Started through farmworker community organizing in 1993, and reinforced with the creation of a national consumer network since 2000, CIW is a worker-based human rights organization internationally recognized for its achievements in promoting social responsibility and preventing human trafficking and gender-based violence in American agriculture.

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

February 2 — 1st Friday 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 craft circle!

February 3 — Second Harvest Food Sorting & Packing

Our next date for food sorting and packing at Second Harvest is Saturday, Feb 3 from 1:00-4:00 pm at 411 Mercy Drive in Orlando. Please join us!  RSVP to Steph Garber at blooddrive@orlandouu.org. Please be sure to wear closed toed shoes. We really need your help! A short training will be provided.

February 3 — Imbolg Ritual by Twisted Oak Coven  7:00 – 9 PM,  Labyrinth and Gore Hall

Join us in celebrating “Imbolg – The Festival of Februa!” This year Mystic Grove is pleased to have Twisted Oak Coven (www.TwistedOakCoven.com) as co-hosts for Imbolg. They will be doing guest ritual in the Alexandrian tradition.  Ritual begins at 7:00 pm in the Labyrinth area. This is a rite of purification and cleansing, as well as the celebration of the turning of the seasonal wheel. Ritual will be held outdoors. You may wear a ritual robe if you have one, or just come dressed comfortably. We request that you stand during the ritual, but if you need to sit, please bring a camping chair. Potluck to follow at 8:00 in Gore Hall. As a kindness to others, please be sure your dish is labeled with name of dish, name of cook, and any allergenic ingredients. Please also bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the food bank. For more info, email mysticgrove@orlandouu.org. Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/140141369973422/.

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 4 — 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.

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, 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. 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.)

March 3 — Community Garden Work Day  – 9:00 am-Noon and 1:00-4:00 pm, Assembly Room/Community Garden 

The 1U Community Garden has worked with a professional Permaculture designer to reimagine our garden to include fruit trees and edible plants for all to enjoy. With this new permaculture design, all church members and the community will be able to enjoy an assortment of native plants, and we plan to host garden tours and educational workshops to teach about harvesting, storing, and cooking the plants. It will take many hands to help prepare the soil for planting. Our work days are today from 9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm, and March 4 from 1 pm-4 pm. Each day will include a lunch and an educational presentation on permaculture principles and the garden design. Please note that much of the labor will require shoveling, wheelbarrowing, and lifting, but we will work to accommodate participants of all ages and abilities. To RSVP for a date, please click here.

We are also in need of shovels, wheelbarrows, large pieces of cardboard (preferably with tape and/or staples removed), and crockpots of soup to feed our volunteers. Please email Gaby at programassistant@orlandouu.org.

March 4 — Community Garden Work Day  – 1:00-4:00 pm, Assembly Room/Community Garden

The 1U Community Garden has worked with a professional Permaculture designer to reimagine our garden to include fruit trees and edible plants for all to enjoy. With this new permaculture design, all church members and the community will be able to enjoy an assortment of native plants, and we plan to host garden tours and educational workshops to teach about harvesting, storing, and cooking the plants. It will take many hands to help prepare the soil for planting. This work session will include a lunch and an educational presentation on permaculture principles and the garden design. Please note that much of the labor will require shoveling, wheelbarrowing, and lifting, but we will work to accommodate participants of all ages and abilities. To RSVP for a date, please click here.

We are also in need of shovels, wheelbarrows, large pieces of cardboard (preferably with tape and/or staples removed), and crockpots of soup to feed our volunteers. Please email Gaby at programassistant@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 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, 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.

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.

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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