Announcements 6/12/19

Thank you to the Rainbow Connexion group for the Stonewall 50 Pride service. You made everything come alive with history, story, music, and presence. Looking forward to the parade – and next year’s Pride service!

Thank you also to all the gardener’s and helpers who weeded and cleaned our gardens and grounds this week. If you missed out on the fun, never fear, opportunities abound. There are always more weeds…



For additional activities and events, please see First UU News (posted on Fridays).

For information about family and child-focused events and classes, see the RE News (emailed to families and in the Sunday Order of Service).

Friday, June 14th, 6pm at church to carpool to off-site location
Pride Parade Float Decorating and Sign Making

Bring your decorating supplies and high spirits to help decorate and make signs for the PRIDE parade. This will be off-site. Gather in church parking lot at 6 pm (no later) to carpool. Bring bug spray.

Saturday, June 15th10am at location below
Pride Parade

Our parade position is fantastic! If you want to walk (or ride* on the float/trailer), meet us at 10am at Goodale Park and in Section D around Park Street and Buttles Avenue going toward High Street. Once the float is on place, Christine D. will post pictures of its location to the church’s Facebook page. Wear your bright yellow LOVE shirt or rainbow-friendly attire and good walking shoes. Robin and Barb will have the entry bracelets at 10am at the float.

*There are only a few seats available on the float/trailer. First come, first seated.

Rainbow Connexion ONLY will meet at the church by 8:45 and carpool at 9am. Everyone else, we’ll meet you at the float.

Sunday, June 16th, 10am 
“Fathers…Ideal and Complicated” with Revs. Marian and Eric
Come celebrate fathers and the father-figures in our lives in story, ritual, and word. Send Rev. Marian jpg photos of your dad (labeled) for a photo montage during the service.

Looking Ahead…

Saturday, June 29th, 7:30pm, Sanctuary
Concert: “Facing Death, Celebrating Life” with Bill Cohen
With piano and guitar, Bill Cohen sings songs about many aspects of death: violence, loss, acceptance, and memories. The songs are linked to a wide variety of performers — Pete Seeger, John Prine, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Phil Ochs, the New Christy Minstrels, Shel Silverstein, the Kingston Trio, and others. Free admission, but donations will be appreciated. The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Central Ohio urges people to pre-plan their funerals, so their families won’t be subject to emotional and financial manipulation in their vulnerable time of grieving.

Sunday, June 30th, 10am 
Celebration and Farewell sendoff for our Ministerial Intern, Amanda Hays

Friday, July 5th, 6:30–8pm, Whetstone Park (by lower playground)
First Friday in the Park

Friday, July 20th, 7pm, Sanctuary
Concert: Peter Mayer 
Minnesota singer-songwriter, Peter Mayer, composer of “Blue Boat Home” (a UU hymn), “Holy Now,” and other inspiring songs, will present a concert in the Sanctuary. Admission: $10 donation at door. Hosted by In Spirit Ministries. For more information about Peter Mayer’s music, please visit:

Friday, August 2nd, 6:30–8pm, Whetstone Park (by lower playground)
First Friday in the Park

Labor Day Weekend, off-site
Labor Day Campout


2nd and 4th Wednesdays
ICE Solidarity with Immigrants Table
It’s Summertime and our table in front of the ICE office downtown is back for its second year. We are hosting the table on the secondand fourthWednesdays of each month, and help is needed. We need volunteers to staff the table, as well as volunteers to bake cookies or make trail mix. To sign up to help out, follow this link.

June 15th, Shifts: 10–1, 1–4
Move Day
Miriam and her family’s living space within First English Lutheran Church is being changed. Volunteers are needed to help with the move. Help is needed to paint, pack, move, and set up the new space. There are two shifts: 10 to 1, and 1 to 4. Please sign up if you are available to help, by following this link.

Needed… (new cards needed)
Gift Cards. Kroger gift cards to help Edith and her family with food while she is in Sanctuary. Give your cards to Jan P. or Ginnie V. in Fellowship Hall after services.

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