Featured Announcements 5/15/19

Fellowship Hall Re-naming Celebration in honor of Art and Gracie Beach

Saturday, May 25th, 1–4pm, Fellowship Hall
Art Beach Celebration of Gratitude

As a sign of gratitude for the many gifts of time, treasure, and talent over many decades, we will be renaming Fellowship Hall to “The Art and Gracie Beach Fellowship Hall.” We will celebrate, have snacks, and play bridge, including lessons! Come one, come all!

REMINDER – PLEDGE FORMS – Avoid a phone call…

We’re at the point we have to start reading minds. And, we’re not very good at that. If you want us to develop an honest budget, we need your pledge forms. This congregation has a history of low turn-in rates for pledge forms and each year we spend a lot of our staff and volunteer time guessing what you might be thinking. Save us the angst. Help us work with real numbers. Please turn in your form. Thank you. And huge gratitude for helping us nurture our children and ourselves in body, mind, and spirit; be creative in art, music, and worship; while we work to change the world. We do this together.


For additional activities and events, please see your First UU News (emailed 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).

Wednesdays, beginning May 19th, 7pm. (5/19–6/12), Rooms A/B
Book Discussion: Out of the Flames: The Remarkable Story of a Fearless Scholar, a Fatal Heresy, and One of the Rarest Books in the World.
This Fearless Scholar, Michael Servetus, is almost entirely responsible for a Unitarian understanding in Christian history. His story is our story. Contact mailto:danafr3@gmail.com for more information.

Friday, May 17th, 6pm, Room 7
RAINBOWCONNEXIONS: Potluck and Gathering
This group is for those who identify themselves as LGBTQIA…
***If you are interested in helping to plan the June 8th Stonewall service, please come at 5:00.
Bring your favorite food to share. Stay for the meeting which will include planning fun activities, doing business, enjoying community. Most monthly gatherings include an Odyssey.
For more information, contact Georgia.

Friday, May 17th, 7:30pm Beginner’s session, 8:00pm Dance, Fellowship Hall
All Soles Contra and Square Dance
Local callers share the mic. Local band Firefly Trace will provide the music. Childcare provided. $8 for adults; $4 for ages 12-25; and free for those under 12. For more information, visit: www.bigscioty.com or contact Jan Phillips.

Sunday, May19th, 9:15 & 11am
“RE from the Heart” with RE teachers, kids, and Rev. Marian
This morning, our annual Religious Exploration Sunday, we will hear from several volunteers who will share with us what they learned teaching the children and youth of this faith community. At the close of each service our children will lead us back to Fellowship Hall to join them in their traditional end-of-the-program year. Popsicle Party!

Sunday, May 19th, 4pm, Sanctuary
Spring Choir Concert: “How I Can Keep from Singing?”
Featuring all four choirs: Peace Pals, Rising Voices, Spirit of Life and Chalice. This is the last concert for First UU Music Director Tony McDonald, who is retiring at the end of May, and also for Cath Saveson and Leigh Mamlin, the Directors of Peace Pals, who will also be retiring. There will be a special guest, Executive Vice-President of the Unitarian Universalist Association, Carey McDonald. A reception will follow the concert in Fellowship Hall.