Home Weekly Update – March 21, 2019

Weekly Update – March 21, 2019

Weekly Update – March 21, 2019

News Flash!

Saturday: Celebrate Irma Scudder’s 100th Birthday

Details in Saturday – March 23

and,

Sundays in April: Leaf Blowing Help Needed Before Service

and,

Sunday: Tai Chi & Qi Gong Class Vote Deadline

Details for both the above in Details in Sunday – March 24

and,

Auction Items List Available Online Now!

Details here!

Weekly Update E-Blasts are always posted on the 1U website

under the News and Events menu/Weekly Update.


Parking Reminder
Please remember that there is no parking around the driveway adjacent to the Enrichment Center, except where the parking stops are in the grass. The walkway was not designed for the weight of cars and the driveway is needed for fire truck access, if required. For those members that are able to, please park off campus on the side streets, to allow others to park closer to the buildings. If you see someone park in this area, please politely ask them to move. Thanks-Your LTME Team

Friday – March 22

Saturday – March 23

Celebrate Irma Scudder’s 100th Birthday!  — Noon, Gore Hall

All are welcome to join in the 1U and Alliance’s celebration. This will be a potluck affair, so bring your best dish to share!  Cake will be provided. Please use this link to let us know what you’ll be bringing, for planning purposes: www.PerfectPotluck.com/RQHS1691.

Sunday – March 24

Can You Help with Cleaning Up Leaves at 1U Any Sunday(s) in April?

The leaves are “raining down” on our campus with each breeze, and we need to move them off of our walk ways. Like we did with the acorns, we can blow them into the landscape beds. The church has an electric blower and plenty of extension cord. The focus is the walkways from the parking lot to the Sanctuary, the labyrinth and the Gore Hall Foyer entryway. Total time from getting equipment out, blowing and putting things away is likely 30-40 minutes. We are looking for volunteers for the Sundays in March. Please email Dan Homblette at LTM@orlandouu.org if you can help any Sunday in April. Thanks for helping your church community! The LTME Team

Worship — 10:30 am, Sanctuary

Stewardship, by Rev. Dr. Janet Newman

My sermon could be titled “Unmentionables” because I want to explore an area that seems to be off the table for some UU congregations: our financial commitment to 1U and to Unitarian Universalism itself. Instead of that, the title is “Continuing the Dream.”  We have come so far in building the dream; now it’s time to project it further into the future. This is the time of year to renew our commitment to this beloved community and each other.

Share the Plate:

Today we’ll be joined by Catalina Gonzalez and Inez Rodriguez of the Hope CommUnity Center (HCC) of Apopka, Florida. Our guests for Share the Plate, they’ll present an Adult RE session at 9:30 a.m. in Room A of Gore Hall, and they’ll also speak briefly during the service. HCC is a service-learning organization founded in the early 1970s by three Roman Catholic nuns—Sisters Cathy Gorman, Gail Grimes, and Ann Kendrick—members of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. For more than four decades, HCC has aspired to be “a center of hope and empowerment for Central Florida’s immigrant and working poor communities.” Please extend a warm welcome, and give generously to this ever-relevant and worthy cause!

Children’s Religious Education (CRE)

9:15 am-1:00 pm Nursery for ages 9 months thru 4 years (EC Nursery)

10:30 am-10:45 am Children begin in service with their parents

10:45 am-11:45 pm Children and youth proceed to the Enrichment Center for Children’s programming

11:45 pm Parents pick up 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. Contact for more information: DCYM@OrlandoUU.org. Also, join our Facebook group & stay informed!

Plan Ahead:

The Egg Hunt is coming! We have plenty of eggs! What we need is volunteers to stuff and hide eggs, as well as non-food items to stuff inside eggs. Items need to be delivered to the nursery by April 7.

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

9:30 a.m. in Gore Hall Room A Share the Plate with Hope CommUnity Center (HCC) of Apopka, Florida.

Catalina Gonzalez and Inez Rodriguez  of HCC will be our guests for this Share the Plate discussion. HCC is a service-learning organization founded in the early 1970s by three Roman Catholic nuns—Sisters Cathy Gorman, Gail Grimes, and Ann Kendrick—members of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. For more than four decades, HCC has aspired to be “a center of hope and empowerment for Central Florida’s immigrant and working poor communities.”

9:30 am in the Community RoomMovie Talk

Movie talk is a monthly discussion group that allows us to examine our principles regarding shared cultural events – in this case, movies. Today, join the movie discussion on The Upside. The Best Picture Oscar was awarded to Green Book, the true story of a search for truth via a car trip south. The Upside is a search for truth, but this journey involves a wheelchair, a paralyzed billionaire and a paroled convict. See the movies then join the discussion as we compare Green Book and The Upside through the lens of our UU Principles. The Community Room is the classroom in the far right corner of the Enrichment Center.

Getting to Know 1U  — 11:45 am-12:45 pm, Gore Hall classroom A

Curious about Unitarian Universalism? Want to know more about 1U specifically? Wondering about the path to membership? You are invited to bring your coffee and snacks to “Getting to Know 1U.” Rev. Janet and Membership Team folks will be available to share information about the congregation and answer any questions you have.

Campus Safety Plan Q&A Session — 12:00 pm Gore Hall Room B

The 1U Safety Team is holding Q&A meetings to help answer your questions, and to hear any comments you may have after reading the Campus Safety Plan. Drafts of the new First Unitarian Campus Safety Plan are available here to read or download. For those who need a paper copy, we will have a limited number available from 1U Central.

Save the Little Wekiva Headwaters  — Noon-1:00 pm, Assembly Room

Dr. Lisa Jones, wildlife biologist and longtime resident of a neighborhood near Parramore, will share her 3-year efforts to save the headwaters of the Little Wekiva River, plus attempting to protect her area from heavy truck traffic For more information, contact Mary Dipboye or Martha Hartgering.

1U Auction Registration — After Service, Gore Hall 

Cost: $15/person through March 28 and $20 after that date. Childcare available for the under-13 crowd. Soft drinks and heavy appetizers will be included with your ticket.Adult beverages will be available for a cash or check donation. Come bid in both the silent and live auction. But please also come to help out: Volunteers are needed for the Auction! Please register for a job that suits your skills here. Some areas of need include: Decorate, Food Prep, Receive Donations, Welcome, Register, Serve Food, Support the Auctioneer, Clean Up, Childcare Check-in, Purchase Processing, General Helper. The signup form is fast and easy to complete. Please click and signup now! Questions? Contact Steph Garber at:  auction@orlandouu.org.

Deadline to Vote Yes or No on Tai Chi & Qi Gong Class

We’re seeking your interest in adding a class in Tai Chi  (moving meditation) and Qi Gong (energy work) at 1U. 1U supporter Katherine Vaccaro has practiced this ancient Chinese health system for over 20 years, and has taught for fifteen. Her classes are aimed at the elderly, people with health issues, and anyone looking to relax and improve their physical and mental functioning. They can be done standing or seated – no mat work! With regular practice, Tai Chi can improve balance, lower blood pressure, relieve pain and reduce stress. This class will be open to all. A $5 donation is requested (all funds will go to 1U’s general fund); no one will be turned away.

If you are interested in attending a one hour Tai Chi class at 1U, please help us by responding to the following questions (see below) via a short form that Gaby will have at 1U Central in Gore Hall on Sundays. Please stop by and fill one out.  The completed form should be returned by Sunday, March 24.

The form asks the following:

We hope to offer Tai Chi twice a week.

What days and times work best for you?  (Please check all dates/times that are convenient for you. )

Tuesdays at 9am or 10am or 4:00pm.

Thursdays at 9am, or 10am, or 4:00pm

If none of the above are convenient, please let us know your preference. Sorry – no evening classes available.

Monday – March 25

WUURL (Women UUs Relishing Life) Meeting 11:30 am-1:00 pm,  Assembly Room

Bring your own lunch, and share in the fellowship. Our guest will be Anne Taylor, from IDignity. 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. All you need to bring is your own lunch; ice water will be available.Typically meetings are on the 4th Monday of the month.

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 – March 26

The Alliance — 10:30 am, Gore Hall

Come join in the Alliance activity. Updating the Resale Shop begins at 10:30. The officers meet at 11:00 and all members meet over a bag lunch at 12:00.  Thank you for any support you have given. For further information contact us at alliance@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 – March 27

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.

A Chordia Practice — 6:45 pm, Sanctuary

Women’s a capella group rehearses until 7:30 pm.

Choir Practice — 7:30 pm, Sanctuary

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

Thursday – March 28

Meditation — 7:00-8:00 pm, Studio (West end of the Enrichment Center)

Join us every Thursday for eclectic meditation practice based in, but not limited to, the Mindfulness tradition. After introductions, we have a 20-minute sit followed by discussion. We close with another 10-minute sit. Open to those with and without meditation experience. Drop in friendly.


Other News

Upcoming Worship Schedule (Sunday at 10:30 am unless noted)

March is the month of music for sermons at 1U:

March 31 – Generational Reflections from 1U Members in their 70’s and 60’s.

Sounds like the music is right on key at 1U.  See you in church!

April’s sermons theme will be Nature

Missed a Sunday?

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

Interim Minister Update

The search committee for the Interim Minister has been created. It’s comprised of Board Members Mary Dipboye (committee chair), Mary Ann Horne and Sandy Cawthern.  John Hartgering and Karen Ramberg are alternates. After much deliberation and input, the committee has recommended, and the Board has endorsed, the decision for a two-year interim ministry. The decision was guided by input from congregants, data from  the UUA Transition office showing a much better success in finding a settled minister after a two-year interim and our need to strength our financial situation. The next step is for the Committee to complete the application for the interim minister by April 18. Offers will be extended May 15 and may go to another round of matches if needed. The Interim Minister will start July/August 2019. We will keep you updated on our progress. If you have any questions please reach out to us.

March 30:  Saturday Work Morning
Come join your fellow church members and friends on Saturday, March 30 from 9:00 am to noon to work on a few small projects on the campus. All tools and equipment will be provided. We’ll take a break for a snack. Thanks in advance for helping keep our campus clean, safe and welcoming. Your LTME Team

Continuing the Dream: Answering Budget Questions Session on March 31, April 7

It’s the time of year to renew our commitment to this beloved community and each other. Have questions about our budget? How we generate our income and where the money goes? Please join representatives of the Finance Committee and Board for an in-depth discussion of the budget Sunday, March 31 at 9:30 in Classroom B or Sunday, April 7 at 11:45 in Classroom B.

Completing the Dream: Sanctuary Renovation – March 31

Our Long Term Maintenance and Enhancement Committee will share their recommendations for the Sanctuary Renovation, Sunday, March 31, at noon in the Sanctuary. Please join us.

Looking for Karaoke Machine!

The Hearts & Hands Organizing Committee is looking for a Karaoke machine to use during the auction on Saturday, April 6. If you have access to one that we can use, please contact auction@orlandouu.org ASAP. Thank you very much!

Deep Conversations with the Board April 14

Please join us for the last in our series of Deep Conversations. We will recap the findings and steps taken from the first 3 Conversations and discuss our involvement with Social Justice. The meeting will take place at 11:45 in Gore Hall. We hope to see you there.

1U at Earth Day – April 20, Lake Eola, 10:00 am-6:00 pm

For many years, 1U has had a booth at Orlando’s Earth Day event, thanks to Charlie Behrens’ and Rev. Kathy’s leadership. Our presence has provided a wonderful opportunity to put our values in action, and spread the word about 1U. This Earth Day, without Charlie shepherding our participation,  we need a new coordinator/s to step up.

Coordinator/s Tasks:

See that the church’s tent, table and chairs are delivered to Lake Eola, and then set up by volunteers.
At the end of the day, see that the same are taken down, packed up, and eventually delivered back to the church.
Provide volunteers with materials about 1U, encouragement, and be on hand as backup.
Find an activity or object to engage children to stop at booth (Ex, bean bag game). Other ideas welcome!
Coordinate Volunteers who are also needed throughout the day to chat with interested festival attendees about our beloved 1U, welcome them to visit a worship service, offer them literature, etc. It is very informal and an ideal event to share our welcoming faith.

To sign up, visit our Program Assistant Gaby Ortega’s table in Gore Hall after Sunday worship, or email Gaby at programassistant1u@gmail.com or by phone 407-898-3621.

Auction Update

April 6 Hearts and Hands Auction preparations are well underway!  Remember to bring your donations to the church on April 5not before as we have no secure storage space!  Many volunteers will be there to receive the items on the 5th, so if you need help carrying things, we’ll be there for you!

And speaking of volunteers, we can use YOU to help on the 5th and/or 6th for setup and event help. Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c49a9af2da13-volunteers.

Have you reserved your spot to attend?  Please do so any Sunday at the auction table at coffee hour. The cost is $15 through March 28, $20 after. Childcare is free. No online registration available, but you may download and print registration form from our website and send in/drop off with payment. Website link: https://www.orlandouu.org/hearts-and-hands-a-service-auction-and-more/.

Have fun with the 50/50 raffle and Heads & Tails game, and enjoy adult beverages (all of these cash only or checks–$5 bills will be very handy!). Yummy foods and entertainment are included in your admission cost. Plan to bid on both live and silent auction items. Credit cards will be accepted at the end of the night for auction purchases, then you will bring home all your lovely treasures. Questions? auction@orlandouu.org.

Children and Youth Ministries Needs Teachers for Spring!

The dates are March 31, April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19, and/or May 26. You can help out one Sunday or all of them! You do not have to have children in the program to participate. Here are the topics, and only 10 sessions will be chosen from each curriculum:

Treasure Hunting with ages 4-7 
This curriculum contains 34 sessions to choose from. Overall, it is an enabling device to encourage exploration of children’s worries, fears, hopes, wanderings and loves, so that they may gain knowledge of themselves, others, and their Unitarian Universalist faith. The primary goal of the teacher is to create an atmosphere of acceptance and mutuality. As teachers, we create this atmosphere in part by our willingness to share the joys and pains of our own lives.

Riddle and Mystery with ages 8-12
This curriculum contains 16 sessions to choose from. The fist three echo Paul Gauguin’s famous triptych: Where do you we come from? What are we? Where are we going? The next ten include basic life inquiries like: Does God exist? What happens when we die? The final three are increasingly Unitarian Universalist: Can we ever solve life’s mystery? How can I know what to believe? What does Unitarian Universalism mean to me?

A Place of Wholeness with ages 12-18
This curriculum contains 12 sessions to choose from. It is an opportunity to examine their faith journeys to better understand themselves int he context of Unitarian Universalism. There are several overarching themes that structure this program. Wholeness- the primary theme- is defined as the way in which our Unitarian Universalist “outsides” match our Unitarian Universalist “insides” by understanding, professing, and living our faith. Wholeness is also important in the sense that each person is integral to the wholeness of the Unitarian Universalist community.

Here’s how to help: first, decide if you’d like to work with ages 4-7, 8-12, 12-18, or a mixture. Second, decide what level of commitment you can provide. Also, decide if you want to be involved in planning the weekly sessions or just implementing them. Finally, contact Jess with your interest decisions and best contact info: DCYM@OrlandoUU.org.

Join the Words for All Ages Production Team

The WFAA Production Team is a 2-level group of people:

First level folks take the sermon topic or theme and conduct a search for Easy Reader/Early Reader books that might fit that theme. The search usually starts online with a straight query of keywords to a search engine (“Easy Reader books about learning from elders”.) The listings that come up are briefly evaluated and sometimes briefly researched further to winnow down the options. Then the options list is researched in the online catalogs of local libraries. If the deadline is short, the books are picked up asap. If not, they are (at least in the case of the Orange County library system) requested to be mailed, or at least held for pickup. The books secured are passed along for processing to the second level folks.

Second level folks review the books and submit the best option or couple of options to the minister. Once approved, each book is photographed in double-page shots. Those pics are imported into slides for a WFAA slide show. The script for the story is typed into the notes section of the slides, or into a script document that is printed out to guide the AV team to use in running the slide show.

If you’d like to play a part in any step of this process, or have further questions, contact Karla Kizzort at eblastmanager@orlandouu.org.

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. Those who volunteer to be Monthly Coordinators 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 Caring Circle members may serve by providing (on occasion) one or more of the following: phone calls, greeting cards, rides to church events or medical appointments, and/or help with meals, pet care, etc., during a member’s period of recuperation. Please contact our CC coordinator, Linda Piantieri at CaringCircle@OrlandoUU.org for details or to participate in this ministry of our community. CC contact for March is Cindy Schleier, April is Jenny Lockington, both of whom also may be contacted at CaringCircle@OrlandoUU.org.

Still Needed: Collections for Food Pantry

The need for items at local food pantries is as great as it ever has been. If you are able to share with others, please bring canned and dry goods in their original (unopened) containers and place them in the large blue bin in Gore Hall. We have a regular pick up by Semoran Food Pantry. If the bin is full, place items next to the bin. Thanks for sharing your bounty with others! Examples of donatables are: dried or canned beans, peanut butter, canned fish and meats, fruit snacks, canned vegetables, rice, pasta, crackers, etc.

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

March 29 — Bingo! 7:00 pm, Gore Hall

Get set: Gore Hall will be your new favorite spot for Bingo, with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence hosting! All are welcome to join in on this 1U fundraiser. Prize baskets for winners! Cards are $5 donations. Light refreshments will be provided for players. Note:  All players must be 18 or older and non-players that are not working the event will be asked to pass the time outside Gore Hall.

March 29 — Moon Circle Class 3: Solar Plexus Chakra, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room 1

Moon Circles are Closed Circles limited to 10 adults at a time. This allows the Moon Circles to provide a safe space for listening, sharing, and fostering deeper connections. (Childcare is not provided.)  We are studying Chakras this block and continue with Solar Plexus Chakra. There are still spots in this class. Show up or email mysticgrove@orlandouu.org.
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/324792758163898/.

March 30 — Persephone Rises: Finding Balance at the Equinox: 

Join Melissa Baker and Marna Rasmussen for the second in their series of workshops which nurtures the cycle of our lives along with the celebration of the changing seasons…the seeds we planted are breaking soil and reaching for the light. (While it helps to have attended one of our Seeds of Intention workshops, it is not necessary. (Reach out to Melissa for possible pre-work.)

The Spring Equinox is one of two points on the calendar when night and day are equal. From this point forward, the days begin to grow longer. We will reflect on the darkness we have left behind, and what is coming to light. Together, we will clear away debris that may be hindering the growth of our hopes and dreams. We will discuss ways to find more balance in our lives. We will continue the cultivation of more joy in our sacred gardens. You, more than anyone in the universe, deserve your own love and care. Come grow with us Saturday, March 30, 10 am to 4 pm, in the Assembly Room!

Supplies and a light lunch will be provided. Please dress for comfort and bring your own beverage (water provided) and your journal, if you’d like to write about what comes up for you. The cost for this event is $65 per person / $50 for 1U Active Members  with 15% of All Proceeds Donated to 1U General Fund, (cash at registration or Paypal). See flyers at 1U Central (Gaby’s table in Gore Hall) for more information. SPACE IS LIMITED. Please RSVP only if you can commit to the full day. Sponsored by the Pastoral Associates.

March 31 — Orlando Pagan Pride Day Meeting, Noon-2:00 pm, Gore Hall Classroom A

It’s time to get started on planning Orlando Pagan Pride day 2019!   Magus Dethen, this year’s coordinator, will be giving a presentation and explain how this year’s committee will be organized. Future meetings will be online. Main Planning Topics: Location, Volunteering, and Fundraising. If you have talents to share and want to volunteer on this year’s Orlando Pagan Pride committee, please join us. Come lend your helping hands and make this a wonderful community event!

April 6 — Hearts and Hands Service Auction, 5:30 pm, Gore Hall

Have you reserved your spot to attend?  Please do so any Sunday at the auction table at coffee hour. The cost is $15 through March 28, $20 after. Childcare is free. No online registration available, but you may download and print registration form from our website and send in/drop off with payment. Website link: https://www.orlandouu.org/hearts-and-hands-a-service-auction-and-more/. The list of items  you can bid on at the Hearts & Hands Auction is now on the website. Click here to view the list and other details about the auction!

Have fun with the 50/50 raffle and Heads & Tails game, and enjoy adult beverages (all of these cash only or checks–$5 bills will be very handy!). Yummy foods and entertainment are included in your admission cost. Plan to bid on both live and silent auction items. Credit cards will be accepted at the end of the night for auction purchases, then you will bring home all your lovely treasures. Questions? auction@orlandouu.org.

April 7 — 1U Blood Drive, 8:30 am-1:30 pm, OneBlood Red Bus in 1U Parking Lot

Each pint of blood can save up to three lives! Shortly you will be able to make an appointment by going to oneblood.org. For questions, contact blooddrive@orlandouu.org. Additional Blood Drive dates: June 2, July 28.

April 8 — 1U Executive Committee Meeting – 6:00-7:00 pm, Teleconference

The Executive Committee meets to set the agenda for next week’s Board of Trustees meetings. Items for the agenda are to be given to an Exec Member in advance of this meeting.

April 12 — 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 — Deep Conversation with 1U Board,  Noon, Gore Hall

The Deep Conversation with the Board on Social Justice will be paired with a recap the results from first three sessions of Deep Conversations. Hope to see you all there!

April 15 — Monthly 1U Board of Trustees Meeting — 7:00-9:00 pm, Gore Hall Room A

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.

April 22 — RUUM Social: Lunch and Guitar Recital — 11:15 am lunch at Agave Azul, 1:00 pm Recital at Winter Park University Club

RUUM (Retired Unitarian Universalist Men) is having its next social activity today:  a guided behind-the-scenes tour of the Orlando Science Center. RUUM is open to retired members and friends of 1U. We hold one regular informal meeting at 11:30 am for about 1.5 hours on the first Thursday of every month in the 1U Assembly Room. We bring our lunches, enjoy camaraderie, and chat informally around the table. We share what is happening in our lives, discuss business, and schedule of off-campus social activities which usually occur during the third week of each month. Most of us are members or friends of 1U and participation in our social activities is sometimes open to wives and partners. We invite you to join us.  If you want more information just email RUUM@orlandouu.org to the attention of Craig Alig, or just drop in to one of our meetings.


Regional UU and Other Community Events and Activities

April 14 — History Center’s Brechner Series Highlights Women as “Warriors for Democracy.”

This series is presented in partnership with the League of Women Voters in support of the League’s celebration of historic events that begins in 2019 and culminates with the centennial of women’s right to vote in 2020. The presentation is free and takes places 2:00-4:00 pm, Orange County Regional History Center, located at 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando. Discounted parking available at Library Garage, 112 E. Central. For Brechner Speaker Series and all History Center program details visit thehistorycenter.org or call 407-836-8500 or 800-965-2030. For more about the League of Women Voters of Orange County, visit lwvoc.org. The final session of the series is titled “The Story of the Orange County League of Women Voters,” and will feature a multimedia presentation with League speakers.

April 5-7 — 9th Annual Florida UU Women’s Retreat, DaySpring Episcopal Conference Center

Come join us for an enriching and memorable weekend in the company of UU women from all over Florida from 3:00 pm on Friday, April 5 to 1:00 pm on Sunday, April 7. We gather in the serene setting of DaySpring Episcopal Conference Center, 8411 25th St E, Parrish, FL 34219. Tuition is $220 per person and covers expenses for a semi-private room and six meals (8 women share a cozy cottage with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, a screened porch and common area). A limited number of single rooms are available at $292 each. A non-refundable deposit of $20 for semi-private room or $30 for a private room will reserve your place. Final payment is due January 15, 2017. Some scholarships are available. Contact Helen Leddy at helen.leddy@gmail.com to register or get the form at https://www.uuwr.org/calendar/eventdetail/70/-/florida-uu-womens-retreat.


Ongoing Activities, Donations and Volunteering  Resources can be found here on the First Unitarian Web site


To be removed from this email list, reply to this message with “REMOVE” in the subject line.

First Unitarian Church of Orlando

Phone: 407-898-3621

Email: webmaster@OrlandoUU.org

Website: https://www.orlandouu.org

Bridging Minister: Rev. Dr. Janet E. Newman

Email: RevJanet@OrlandoUU.org

Affiliate Minister: Rev. Kierstin Homblette Allen

Email: RevKierstin@OrlandoUU.org