Sunday, April 18, 2021 LIVE Zoom at 11am
Rev. Claudia Jimenez, Minister of Faith Development
This is our annual multigenerational Earth Day Live Zoom service planned in partnership with the UUCA Earth Community Circles action group. Our theme will be emergence. Reflections will be shared by Kate Jerome and Dan Clere. We will also have special music, details TBA.
This week, call on your state legislators and tell them to Vote NO on the Anti-Trans Bill SB 514. This bill is a cruel attack on transgender youth that would prevent them from taking steps to affirm their gender identity. Learn more and take action here.
Here’s a Washington Post article with more information about the bill.
Come one, come all! It’s May Day, it’s Beltane, it’s a puzzle swap, it’s a food truck. Do we know how to party?
At the last County Commissioners’ meeting, a proposed anti-discrimination ordinance was read that would prohibit discrimination in employment and public accommodations based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity. In December 2020, a provision in House Bill 142 sunset, thereby ending a prohibition on local governments from passing non-discrimination ordinances. The Buncombe County ordinance now under consideration would protect the rights of the LGBTQ community. At that meeting, speakers surprisingly said that such protections for the LGBTQ community are not needed or that they limited freedom of speech and religion. None of the speakers spoke in favor of the ordinance. Here’s the link to the ordinance. Please read it and decide if contacting the commissioners or speaking at the April 20th meeting to support the rights of our trans siblings is something you are willing to do.
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Rev. Claudia Jiménez, Minister of Faith Development
Thanks to Chief Organizer Marta Reese and her planning team of Margaret McAlister and Connie Silver, upwards of 100 UUCAers gathered in person to join in on a Flower Communion and generally just enjoy the whole in-person thing. Beautiful weather, Maria’s food truck, HOP ice cream, many flower-arrangers and slime-makers–it could not have been better!