Avoid putting tissue paper and facial paper and wipes into toilet. These products do not easily dissolve in water. Sewer systems are designed for only human waste and toilet tissue.
This is a virtual program sponsored by The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center. It starts Wednesday, July 1 at noon and continues for eight Wednesdays thereafter.
“Adaptive Living: From Fear to Love – Pathways to Progress” is free – – with donations to The Mountain welcomed. It’s designed to open our minds and hearts so we are more adaptable, productive, and committed to a higher level of personal development in this rapidly changing world.
This program is offered to help The Mountain recover from its $500,000 loss in COVID-19 program cancellations. The coordinator and presenters are doing this pro bono. Every dollar goes to The Mountain. Our OLLI-recognized keynote speakers (Drs. Rita Brodnax and Dudley Tower) will introduce content, facilitate discussion, and encourage new practices during the nine sessions.
Thanks for all the kudos you’ve been sending to us as we on staff have completely and totally changed almost everything we do for UUCA and where we do it! Your appreciation means a lot.
Now that we can see that this state of affairs will continue for quite some time, we need YOUR help! We know that many of our groups are still functioning, be they spiritual deepening groups, covenant groups, social groups, or committees (Board, Leadership Development, Auction, Finance Advisory Committee, RE Council, Justice Ministry Council and more!). But there is a need for more, and the UUCA staff is unable to attend to it.
Just a little aside here, quoting someone recently (and if it was you, tell me!), “Staff supplies support and the congregation owns the programs.” It’s true!
Our highest priority need is to identify more covenant group leaders. What is a church if it is not a locus of relationships? And where is that locus when there is no there there? It’s in small group ministries! We want everyone to be in a small group this coming year, but there’s no way to offer that without more leaders. If you can spend about 2 hours a week reviewing materials and Contact Rev. Claudia to learn more.
Our second-most (desperate) need is for more participants for our worship services. Both Wednesday Vespers and our Sunday service would benefit from more, different voices. You will get lots of help and advice from the ministers and you will show your fellow congregants that you are still alive(!). (OK, maybe not the best selling point.) Contact Rev. Mark for Sundays, and Rev. Claudia for Wednesdays.
And finally, our third most important need (only because it’s not immediate) is for RE program facilitators. We’ll be doing RE differently this year, with fewer classes adapted to online interactions, but we’re not doing any of it without volunteers. Really. So, if you can volunteer on a teaching team with three other congregants to learn with a small group of youngsters, contact Kim Collins or Jen Johnson. (And you can’t use, “But I don’t want to miss the service,” as an excuse, can you?)
Thanks for your help.
Dr. Linda Topp
Director of Administration
Take action by focusing on topics and activities relevant for parents, guardians and educators:
- Engage with your family using Colorful Pages (local)
- Listen to online conversations webinars and read articles focused on raising children who are thoughtful, informed and brave about race: Embrace Race
UU THE VOTE!
UU the Vote!!!! The advocacy at home resource has been updated. Thank you, Melissa Murphy! Check it out to learn ways you can get involved: bit.ly/UUtheVote
PROMOTE THE CENSUS
How does this relate to voting & elections? The 2020 Census data will be used to determine new representation as well as potential new maps!
What can you do? Everyone can play a role in the 2020 Census by sharing information about the census on your social media channels and reminding your family, friends and neighbors how important their response to the census is in shaping the future of our community and state for the next ten years.
Census Info to Share: If you have not received an official invitation in the mail or had a questionnaire dropped off at your door call one of the following numbers:
English: 844-330-2020 ; Spanish:844-468-2020; Russian: 844-417-2020
This video explains how to complete the 2020 Census: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCM0XrSynFw&feature=youtu.be
There will be no Vespers June 24. Go to uua.org/ga to see what’s happening at General Assembly this week. General Assembly invites UUs from all over the country and abroad to gather virtually to learn and do the work of the association. Join us for vespers again on July 1 as we continue with our summer theme “Beauty that Moves Me.” Michelle Reines will be our Vespers leader. See you then!