Announcements 8/30/19

UPCOMING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES:

First Friday   September 6, 6:30pm-8pm, at Whetstone Park by the lower playground. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and food for yourself, and we’ll bring outdoor games. In case of rain, we’ll move to Beach Hall, and the change of location will be put on our Facebook page.  Kelli McNeal, kelli@firstuucolumbus.org

First UU Bible course   Have you ever thought about whether the Bible teaches our UU principles and values or why it is so foundational to our western culture? To explore these and other questions, join us starting September 10, second Tuesday of the month, through June. 7:30-9pm. Room 301.  Chas Williams, Ron Payne, Tom Baillieul

First UU Bookstore Volunteers needed   Can you help sell books in Beach Hall one Sunday morning a month? Bookstore proceeds help the church, and volunteers get a 10% discount.  Will Whicker

Kehilat Sukkat Shalom hosts Kirtan Rabbi for music and learning, September 13-14, at First UU, with Rabbi Jessica Shimberg. Information about Kirtan Rabbi can be found at kirtanrabbi.com and about Sukkat Shalom at sukkatshalomcolumbus.org.  Jodi Kushins

Men’s Spirituality   Meetings are held at First UU, on themes tied to the lived experience of the men in the group. Contact the listed liaison for further description of the group.
РThe Monday group meets every two weeks 7-9pm.  Brian Lohiser
РThe Wednesday group meets every week, 7-8:30pm.  Dick Dawson

New: Caregiver Support Group   September 24, 6pm, in the private room at Rusty Bucket on North High St. For caregivers of spouses, parents, grandparent, special needs children, friends, etc. Pay for our own meal. Limit 20 (sign-up required with Sylvia). This gathering will be organizational, to decide the format and the meeting date/time.  Sylvia Howe

Grief Recovery Method¬ģ¬† ¬†Mondays and Thursdays, 7 – 9pm,¬†October 7-31, at First UU. Have you suffered a loss in your life that has seriously shaken you? People say you have to let go and move on, but they don‚Äôt tell you how to do that. This program provides partnerships and guidance. If interested, please join us, Rev. Kathleen Fowler and Rev. Eric Meter. Small group format. Registration required, no later than the second meeting, October 10.¬†Rev. Eric Meter, ericm@firstuucolumbus.org

Dinner & Conversation¬† ¬†Sign up now for October, November, December, to get to know other UUs. Once a month, groups of eight or so meet for a potluck and conversation. The same groups meet each month. Signing up means you’ll attend the three dinners.¬†Marcia Canter

Cbus ITA: Donations are still needed for asylum seekers coming through Columbus on buses. We need small containers of applesauce, single packets of nuts, and hygiene products. For cash donations to the UU Justice Ohio fund for supplies, you can go to the supplies donations link: https://uujo.wufoo.com/forms/mwylwzs0rmnka5/. For more information, please contact Karen Thimmes.

Looking for a few Coffee Hour volunteers! Have you ever dreamed of being one of the reasons someone has a great day? Well…look no further! Coffee Hour volunteers provide a much-needed service to family, friends, visitors, and members each Sunday. And you can be a part of that experience! All we ask for is availability for only one service, for only one Sunday per month. How easy is that?!?!¬† Denni Hale

Fall UU members’ artists and poets exhibit, “Telling Our Stories”¬† ¬†A reception will be held at First UU on Sunday, September 8, at 12:30pm.¬†Deb Baillieul

The Breakfast Team is looking for people to cook breakfast once a month. Feed friendly, appreciative people before the early service. A great way to meet church members, and make them eggs. Cliff Adams

Become an usher volunteer! Meet new and old friends and worship together on Sunday mornings. Just one Sunday service a month and you will enhance Sunday’s Celebration. Interested? Sharon Oliver

Navigators USA Chapter 147’s new scouting year starts now, and we invite all families with kids ages 4 to 18 to join us. We are an inclusive, family-friendly, and non-religious group (www.navigatorsusa.org). We meet 3-4 times per month at 1pm at First UU, and each month we have one outing or special activity. There are three age groups: Stargazers (4-8), Junior Navigators (9-12), and Senior Navigators (12-18). Plans include archery, rock climbing, and camping. For more information, please email chapter147leaders@navigatorsusa.org, and to sign up, visit the First UU website https://firstuucolumbus.org/ and click on the Learning tab and scroll down to Navigators USA (scouts).

CIW/Alliance for Fair Food   Food Chains movie, Wednesday, September 18, 7pm at First UU. As a Fair Food Congregation, First UU members continue to support the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) as they end abuse in the fields and help workers in the dairy and garment industries through the Fair Food Program and Worker-Driven Social Responsibility Network (RSW). Learn more at this movie showing and panel discussion featuring our new Ohio Fair Food leader from the Haas Institute, Wendy Ake, and long-time First UU Fair Food allies. Sue Carter

Feed My Sheep food pantry   September is Socks-It-to-Me Month! Please bring children’s and adult socks, all sizes, to our table in Beach Hall Sunday morning. Also, the pantry needs feminine hygiene products, peanut butter, child and adult diapers, dog and cat food, and children’s books.  Jacques Angelino

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS:

Monday, September 2
3:00pm Women’s Creative Circle
7:00pm Monday Men’s Spirituality

Tuesday, September 3
9:30am Archives Team
6:30pm Nominating Committee; Rising Voices Choir Rehearsal
7:00pm Caring Team; Spirit of Life Choir Rehearsal; Zen Meditation
7:30pm Worship Team

Wednesday, September 4
6:00pm Francophones Bavard(e)s
6:00pm Sacred Song Circle

Thursday, September 5
9:30am Improvisational Dance
6:30pm Housing in Retirement; RE Teacher Training
7:30pm Chalice Choir Rehearsal

Friday, September 6
11:00am Nia Class
12:00pm Cooking for Faith Mission
6:30pm First Friday Dinner
7:30pm Little Minyan Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, September 7
8:30am Zen Meditation
10:00am OWL Orientation for 10-11 year-olds
10:45am Hispanohablantes
We return to two services at 9am (formerly 9:15am) and 11am on Sunday, September 8.
1:00pm COA Orientation3:30pm Drum Circle

Sunday, September 8
8:45am Breakfast
9:00am/11am Worship Celebration
10:15am/12:15pm Getting to Know UU
12:30pm Navigator Scouts
12:30pm Artists and Poets Reception