This conference will cover a wide array of topics around safety, security, trauma response, and resilience in congregational life. To live is to be at risk. While we can never be 100% safe from harm, we can prepare for the challenges that our communities potentially face. From natural disaster to relational misconduct to cybercrime to pure violence, there are healthy practices that help our congregations remain resilient and strong to do the important work they do in the world. Please join us for this important event.
This conference is for everyone in your congregations: members, friends, safety teams/committees, religious education teachers, board members, staff, and religious professionals- there is something for everyone!
Cost: Sliding Scale of $10-$20-$30-$40-$50, includes lunch. Registration fees are on a sliding scale, based on your assessment of your ability to pay. Those who pay at the two highest levels are making a donation to help those in financial need for this event. Please remember that for a sliding scale to work, we need the same number of people with means to generously pay more to balance the needs of those who can afford less. (This is one way we try to build the Beloved Community!) Please let us know if you need a partial waiver. There are no full waivers but those requesting a waiver will pay only $5.00. If you request childcare, please adjust your payment accordingly.
For more information see: https://www.uua.org/central-east/events/region/safety-conference
Please visit the Undercroft Gallery during coffee hour on Sunday, March 31, to learn about opportunities to get involved in groups that are enriching the life of our church through hospitality, small-group ministry, and music and the arts!
For the 2019-2020 Church Year .
Your Nominating Committee (NC) is reaching out to you to discern who among us is willing and able to become a nominee for service on the Board of Trustees and the Nominating Committee for the coming church year. We are seeking 3 candidates who can agree to serve 3 year terms for both of these groups. It will be an exciting time to deepen your involvement in leadership with 1st Unitarian. We will be welcoming an Interim Minister in the fall of 2019, and soon thereafter begin the process of recruiting and calling a new settled Minister. Consider whether you or someone with whom you have worked here at 1st Unitarian might be ready for these responsibilities. Board work involves people with many skills, but as the church Treasurer is now a Board Member, we must identify someone with interest and/or ability in financial affairs to succeed our current Treasurer when his term ends in May, 2020.
Please contact any of the current NC members [Gretchen Aiyangar, Corey Layman, Alice Lieb, Rob Masterson, Bob Mitchell, Raeann Olander Murray, Shelley Ross, Becky Studer, Sandy Woolley] with your suggestions or questions.
The UU Quilters will be raffling a new quilt to help the 2019 auction raise funds. While it isn't quite ready yet, here's a small sample of the final quilt, which will fit a queen-sized bed. More to come soon!
So excited Maureen Porter is having a meaningful and helpful Pilgrimage with our Khasi Hills Partners in India. Thank you to the Social Justice Endowment for helping make this possible. She is pictured with the headmaster of our school and the gift scarf she was given. Mark your calendars for March 24 where you can hear directly from Maureen about her pilgrimage hosted through the Unitarian Universalist Partner Church Council, UUPCC. Please keep her, all pilgrims, and our India partners in your thoughts and prayers.
March 24-CELEBRATION OF HOLI AND THE KHASI HILLS PARTNERSHIP-- last names C & D-- BRING COLORFUL FOOD!!!
March 31st- last names E,F, and G
April 7th- last names H-K
April 14th- last names L-M
April 21st- last names N-Re
April 28th- last names Ri-S
May 5th- last names T-Z
May 12- last names A-B
Feel free to bake or cook, or pick something up at the store. The Community Table is about sharing and love. If you want to bake your heart out, that's great, but so are pretzels and Oreos! Some suggestions: fruit, nuts, veggie tray with or without dip, hummus, sliced meats and cheeses, salsa, pretzels, chips, fresh popcorn, cookies, brownies, coffee cake or fruit breads. Please bring enough for 25 people. FINGER FOOD IS BEST, since we have very limited resources for cutting and preparing.