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Weekly Update – March 28, 2019

Weekly Update – March 28, 2019

News Flash!

Friday: Bingo!

Details in Friday – March 29


Saturday: Campus Work Day

Details in Saturday – March 30


Sunday: Answering Budget Questions Session, Mini Opportunity Fiesta, and Sanctuary Renovation Info Session

Details for all in Sunday – March 31


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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 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.

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/.

Saturday – March 30

Campus Work Morning — 9:00 am-noon

Come join your fellow church members and friends 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

Persephone Rises: Finding Balance at the Equinox — 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Assembly Room

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!

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.

Sunday – March 31

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 April. 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

Continuing the Dream: Answering Budget Questions Session — 9:30 am, Gore Hall Classroom B 

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 today or Sunday, April 7 at 11:45 in Classroom B.  For review before or after the meeting, Long and Short Forms of the draft budget are available online at these links: Draft FY2020 Budget Long Form Posted and Draft FY2020 Budget Short Form Posted.

Worship — 10:30 am, Sanctuary

Generational Reflections: Honoring Septuagenarians & Sexagenerians

This is a continuation of a series in which persons of various generations reflect on questions about their lives. Speakers today include Hal Issen, Bev Snyder and Jeter Walker.

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 am in the Community Room – No offering today.

Plan Ahead:

April 14 – Movie Talk: Us

Movie talk is a monthly discussion group that allows us to examine our principles regarding shared cultural events – in this case, movies. On April 14, join the movie discussion on Us. Do not avoid this movie based on the perceived horror genre; it is a mystery with a message of morality. Monica Castillo, of RogerEbert.com wrote, “Us is another thrilling exploration of the past and oppression this country is still too afraid to bring up. Peele wants us to talk, and he’s given audiences the material to think, to feel our way through some of the darker sides of the human condition and the American experience.” How can we profess to have “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part” if we don’t accept we are all “tethered” together? See the movie, then join the discussion through the lens of our UU Principles. We will meet on Sunday, April 14 at 9:30 am in the Community Room (the classroom in the far right corner of the Enrichment Center).

Mini Opportunity Fiesta — Right After Service, Gore Hall

Learn more about opportunities at First Unitarian Church today by dropping by the “Mini Opportunity Fiesta.” Several programs, including Membership, Fellowship, Mystic Grove, Share the Plate and others, will be sharing information about their group. Find out what is going on and how you can participate. Grab a snack, your beverage, and drop by for a quick chat after service. (There will still be time to get back to the sanctuary to learn more about the roof situation.) We hope to see you there.

Completing the Dream: Sanctuary Renovation – Noon, Sanctuary

Our Long Term Maintenance and Enhancement Committee will share their recommendations for the Sanctuary Renovation today. Please join us.

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 give 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!

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.

Are you making your list of items to bid on at the Hearts and Hands Auction? Check out the UPDATED list of items currently on our website.

Monday – April 1

First Monday Vegan Potluck – 7:00 pm, Gore Hall

For folks interested in a wonderful vegan meal, 1U is pleased to host this VegCF gathering ending around 9:00 pm. Join us with a vegan dish or a $10 donation and enjoy the delicious food!

Tuesday – April 2

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 – April 3

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 – April 4

RUUM Regular Monthly Meeting, 11:30 am, 1U Assembly Room

RUUM, the Retired Unitarian Universalist Men’s group,  has our next monthly group meeting today. 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. For further information or questions contact Craig Alig at RUUM@orlandouu.org.

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)

The April sermons theme will be Nature

Missed a Sunday?

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

Tai Chi begins April 9!

We’re delighted to announce there’s strong interest in a Tai Chi class at 1U. Based on your votes, we will start with classes twice a week at 10:00am on Tuesdays and 10:00 am Thursdays in the Studio (located in the Enrichment Center), beginning Tuesday, April 9. All are welcome, even if you didn’t fill out a survey or are not a member. Class is free, with a donation to 1U requested ($5). New member Katherine Vaccaro, our Tai Chi instructor, is ready to welcome you and answer any questions. Members will find her contact info in our online directory, or contact the church office. Because we know many of you work during the week, we will consider adding a class at 9:00 am on Saturdays, if there is sufficient interest. If you’re interested, either contact Katherine directly or call/email the church office (fuco@cfl.rr.com). The more you practice, the more you’ll benefit, so the weekday folks will be encouraged to attend this class as well.

Auction Update

Final plans are coming together for the exciting Hearts and Hands Auction coming April 6. If you have not yet registered to attend, please go to the Auction table Sunday after the service. The cost is $20 and childcare is free.

The auction group is still in need of a Karaoke machine for the auction. Please contact auction@orlandouu.org if you have one and are willing to lend it for the night of April 6.

Please be sure to drop off your donations to the church between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm on April 5not before as we have no secure storage space!  Many volunteers will be there to receive and help carry items if you need help. DO NOT bring donations before that date, please. If you are unable to deliver on Friday April 5, please contact auction@orlandouu.org to make arrangements.

Volunteers are gathering to make for the best auction ever! And we can still use YOU 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. No online registration is 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 50/50 raffle and Heads & Tails game and adult beverages will all be cash or checks only–$5 bills will be very handy! 50/50 tickets will be $5 each or 5 for $20 and $10 for one Heads & Tales ticket. Adult beverages (wine and beer) will be $5 each.

Food and entertainment are included in your admission cost. Plan to bid on both live and silent auction items. Credit cards, checks or cash will be accepted at the end of the night for auction purchases. Questions? auction@orlandouu.org. If your item is NOT sold,  you may pick it up on Sunday after services. Or, if it’s something the Alliance could sell, talk to Charlotte on Sunday and see if she would like it for their shop!!

Share the Plate Update

Sunday, March 24, we collected $902.75 for the Hope CommUnity Center (HCC) of Apopka, Florida. Our next shared collection will be on Easter Sunday, April 21, when we’ll focus our attention on the work of IDignity, a local group that has, since 2008, hosted monthly “Identification Clinics” in which volunteers and government partners help qualified individuals apply for the personal documents needed to obtain work and housing, such as birth certificates, Social Security cards, and driver’s licenses.

Children and Youth Ministries Needs Teachers for Spring!

The dates are 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 (CC) 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 on occasion by providing 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 who care about, and for each other. CC contact for April is Jenny Lockington, who 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

April 5 — R&D: Holidays and Holy Days (1st Fridays) 7-9:00 pm, Room 1

Mystic Grove and friends help CUUPS curriculum team develop “Holy Days and Holidays” for UU Ministers. Want to help educate ministers about your Pagan or Earth Centered path? Bring your list of holidays and holy days and contribute to the compilation! The goal is publication for General Assembly in June 2019. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/259535654750862/.

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 or download and print the registration form from the 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 — The Pagan Wheel of the Year by Mystic Grove

Regardless of one’s theological orientation – humanist, theist, Buddhist, pagan – there is often an unspoken encounter with an unseen order. Today’s celebratory service draws on our 6th source as our own Mystic Grove takes us on a trip around “The Pagan Wheel of the Year.” We explore one possible way to bring order to our spiritual practice while connecting to the cycle of the seasons.

April 7 — Continuing the Dream: Answering Budget Questions Session — 11:45 am, Gore Hall Classroom B 

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 today.

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 7 — Mystic Grove First Sunday Monthly Meeting, 12:00-2:00 pm, Gore Hall Room 1

The Mystic Grove is an eclectic Pagan group that is affiliated with the First Unitarian Church of Orlando. It was organized in 2001 for the purpose of creating a Pagan community within the framework of Unitarian Universalism. To achieve that purpose, the Mystic Grove focuses on the areas of learning, teaching, worshiping, serving and fellowship. For more info, email us at mysticgrove@orlandouu.org.

Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/287616195229450/. 

April 7 — First Sunday Fellowship — Times and Locations Vary

A new month is almost here, which means another chance to get together and enjoy other 1U friends. Sunday, April 7, 2019, is the first Sunday of the month, and that means 1U members and friends will be gathering in various parts of Orlando (Winter Park, East of 436, Downtown, West Orlando, South Orlando, and Conway) for neighborhood connections.These are opportunities for social interactions, a meal and/or beverage, and the chance to expand relationships. Anyone is welcome to attend any group that is of interest to you… get to know more folks in the congregation! Unlike “Dinner with Friends,” groups are meeting at neighborhood restaurants, not individual homes. If you are interested in learning more, contact Kathy Homblette at Fellowship@orlandouu.org. Times and locations vary.

We would love to bring together a group in the Maitland/Casselberry area (or other northern suburbs). Please contact Kathy (Fellowship@orlandouu.org) if you would like to know more about how you might play a part in expanding this fellowship opportunity into your area.

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, 11:45 am, Gore Hall

Please join us for the last in our series of Deep Conversations. We will recap the findings and steps taken from the first three Conversations and discuss our involvement with Social Justice. We hope to see you 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 20 — 1U at Earth Day, 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.

April 22 — RUUM Social: Lunch and Guitar Recital — 10:30 am Orlando Science Center Tour, followed by lunch at Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

RUUM (Retired Unitarian Universalist Men) is having its next social activity today:  a guided behind-the-scenes tour of the Orlando Science Center. Following the tour we will lunch at Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, in Winter Park. 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.

From DRUUM — A Call for Nominations (Deadline: May 1)

Are you or someone you know interested in advancing the impact and power of Unitarian Universalism by and for people of color? If so, consider submitting an application to join the DRUUMM Steering Committee as we continue to make Unitarian Universalism a truly liberative faith. Applications are due by Wednesday, May 1 for the following positions: Vice-President (President Elect), Secretary, Membership & Outreach Co-Coordinator, and General Assembly (GA) Co-Coordinator. Follow this link to access the application and to learn more about responsibilities of each position.

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

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