Announcements – 3/8/19

This Sunday, March 10: Ministerial Intern Amanda Hays, Rev. Dr. Marian Stewart, Rev. Eric Meter, and class participants will present What I Learned in Beloved Conversations. What has been happening with our anti-racism program, Beloved Conversations? What have we learned? What will we do about it?

Daylight Savings Time starts this Sunday, March 10. Spring ahead one hour!

A Pastoral Team member will be near the Caring Table in Fellowship Hall after each service as a compassionate listener, to arrange a hospital/home visit, or to facilitate a meeting with a minister.

Auction Items for Sale   This Sunday, March 10, is the last day to purchase auction items/events after each service in Fellowship Hall. Also, if you purchased items the night of the auction and didn’t get a chance to pay, you can do so at the auction table today.

This Sunday:

  • 8:45am  Breakfast (Room A/B)
  • 9:15am/11am  Worship Celebration (Sanctuary)
  • 10:25am  Peace Pals Choir Rehearsal (Room 5)
  • 10:30am/12:15pm  Getting to Know UU (Slowter Lounge)
  • 12:45pm  BREAD Justice Ministry Network (Sanctuary)
  • 2:00pm  Beloved Conversations: Ware Lecture and Commission on Institutional Change (Green Room)

Next Sunday, March 17: Rev. Dr. Marian Stewart presents Truth at the Edge.

Tonight and Tomorrow:

First UU Contra and Square Dance Tonight, Friday, March 8.
Beginners’ session at 7:30-8pm; dance at 8-10:30pm. In Fellowship Hall. Kate Power, who started this dance almost 17 years ago, will lead a creative program of dances that will ease new dancers into building up skills and confidence, while engaging and challenging experienced dancers. Expect a fun mix of contras, squares, and a four-facing-four. We will dance to the joyful old-time tunes of The Pegheads, a band comprised of these Columbus-area musicians: Michael Allen, Barry Chern, Bruce Dadisman, Genelle Denzin, Jody Dorrell, Mike Eberle, Liz Harzoff, Karen Mortland, Bethany Schellin, Janet and John Schomburg, Bonny Shiplet, and Pat Wilcox. Every dance is a beginners’ dance! Cost is $8 for adults; $4 ages 12-25; and free for those under 12. Free childcare available. For more information, visit: www.firstuucolumbus.org/AllSoles or www.bigscioty.com

Join us on the Path to Membership. Tomorrow, Saturday, March 9, from 9am-1pm.
This class explains the next steps to becoming a member of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus. It is designed for newcomers and is always recommended before deciding to become a First UU member. Your participation in the class does not obligate you to join our church. To register: Christine Davidson, Congregational Life Coordinator, christine@firstuucolumbus.org.

Soul Stories Workshop Tomorrow, Saturday, March 9, from 1–4pm in Fellowship Hall.
This is a workshop to explore the science of listening. This is an experiential workshop that will address the mechanics, setup, and theories used to go deeper into questions like, “What’s on your heart?” and “How goes it with your soul?” Rev. Marian, Rev. Eric, and Sam Pollock will lead the workshop.

Upcoming Events and Opportunities:

Senior Gathering Thursday, March 14

  • 10:45am Come hear Karen Thimmes play some of your favorite music on the piano.
  • 11:00am Celebrating community with Rev. Marian and Rev. Eric. Then hear from Christine Happel, Program Director, about aging successfully as a member of Village in the Ville.
  • 12:00pm Complimentary LunchFirst UU Benevolence Fund for Immigration Assistance Beneficiaries will be residents of Central Ohio, with preference given to parents of underage children and young people who fit within the DACA age range. Jan Phillips

    BREAD (Building Responsibility, Equality, and Dignity, 614-220-9363, www.breadcolumbus.com, www.facebook.com/breadorganization) is Central Ohio’s congregation-based, multi-faith community organization.

  • This Sunday, March 10, 12:45pm First UU’s BREAD Justice Ministry Members’ Organizing Meeting
  • Monday, April 8, 7pm BREAD Rally to prepare for the Nehemiah Action
  • Monday, May 6, 6:40pm BREAD Nehemiah Action meeting to hold public officials accountable for a commitment to solve serious community problems in Central Ohio

For information, call: Alice Rathburn, 614-563-0536.

Bill Cohen, a long time Columbus musician, will present a concert and sing-along based on the music of John Denver on Saturday, March 16, at 7pm in the Sanctuary. Many of the songs will be done concert-style, but on many others, the audience will be invited to join in and sing-along. Some of the tunes on the night’s play-list are Rocky Mountain High, Jet Plane, Sunshine on My Shoulder, Annie’s Song, Thank God I’m a Country Boy and Country Roads, among others. Backing Bill will be harmony vocalists Joanne Blum and Joe Lambert, plus banjo wizard Carl Yaffey. All ages are welcome and admission is free, however, donations will be welcomed, with half of the proceeds going to the Care and Share Time Bank.

Feed My Sheep food pantry This is Dandy Diapers month. Please bring diapers for children and adults, all sizes. Also we need: gently used children’s clothes, feminine hygiene products, gloves, mittens, scarves, children’s books, peanut butter, chunky soup, dried pinto beans, canned stew, and dog and cat food. Jacques Angelino, 614-439-0245

Dinner & Conversation Sign up now for the second quarter (April, May, June). This is an easy way to get to know other UUs. Once a month, groups of about eight meet for a potluck dinner and conversation. The same groups meet during each month of the quarter. Signing up means that you’ll attend the three dinners. The group decides on the dates. Marcia Canter

UUJO (UU Justice Ohio) Spring Gathering
April 6, 9am-2:30pm. Gatherings will be held in Toledo, Akron, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland. Keynote speaker will be Ohio Senator Nickie Antonio, ranking minority member of the Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee in the Ohio Senate. Senator Antonio is also a Unitarian Universalist. We will broadcast her keynote speech to the different locations by Zoom. Afterward, participants will identify and discuss local/regional issues that we might address as clusters of congregations. Joan Van Becelaere, uujoanvanb@gmail.com

The Caring Team is very excited to present the workshop Societal Effects of White Privilege after the second service on Sunday, April 14, 12:45pm. Light lunch will be provided. The panel will discuss three topics:

  • Racism vs. Bias
  • Institutional Racism
  • Trends

We are very privileged to have the following three people on the panel:

  • Noel Williams, who is associated with BREAD, and who also has a past association with the ACLU
  • Katelin Hansen, Ph.D., who serves as Strategic Initiatives Director for the nonprofit Community Development for All People
  • Tina Pierce, Ph.D., who is the CEO and Founder of WORTH (Working through Obstacles Reaching True Heights)

First UU Contra and Square Dance Friday, March 8. Beginners’ session at 7:30-8pm; dance at 8-10:30pm. In Fellowship Hall. Kate Power, who started this dance group almost 17 years ago, will lead a creative program of dances that will ease new dancers into building up skills and confidence, while engaging and challenging experienced dancers. Expect a fun mix of contras, squares, and a four-facing-four. We will dance to the joyful old-time tunes of The Pegheads, a band comprised of these Columbus-area musicians: Michael Allen, Barry Chern, Bruce Dadisman, Genelle Denzin, Jody Dorrell, Mike Eberle, Liz Harzoff, Karen Mortland, Bethany Schellin, Janet and John Schomburg, Bonny Shiplet, and Pat Wilcox. Every dance is a beginners’ dance! Cost is $8 for adults; $4 ages 12-25; and free for those under 12. Free childcare available. For more information, visit: www.firstuucolumbus.org/AllSoles or www.bigscioty.com

Monday, March 11
3:00pm Women’s Creative Circle
6:30pm Care & Share Time Bank Orientation

Tuesday, March 12
9:30am Archives Team
1:30pm Library Team
6:30pm RE Team; Rising Voices Choir Rehearsal
7:00pm This Month in Science; Zen Meditation; Spirit of Life Choir Rehearsal

Wednesday, March 13
6:00pm Francophones Bavard(e)s; Sacred Song Circle
6:30pm Covenant Group Facilitators
7:00pm Justice Action Ministry; Memoir Group

Thursday, March 14
9:30am Improvisational Dance
7:30pm Chalice Choir Rehearsal

Friday, March 15
12:00pm Cooking for Faith Mission
6:00pm Rainbow Connexion

Saturday, March 16
8:30am Zen Meditation
10:00am Scriptures Class
10:45am Hispanohablantes
12:00pm Move to Amend
2:00pm Trans Youth Support Group
7:00pm Bill Cohen’s John Denver Concert and Sing-Along

Sunday, March 17
8:45am Breakfast
9:15am/11am Worship Celebration
10:25am Peace Pals Choir Rehearsal
10:30am/12:15pm Getting to Know UU
12:30pm Youth Group
3:30pm Navigator Scout Troop
6:30pm Care and Share Time Bank Potluck
6:30pm Young Adult Covenant Group