Happy last day of September!
Who here also loves sweater weather?! I know I do. Whether you love fall for the changing colors, the pumpkin spice everything, or the cooler temperatures, I hope that you are enjoying this change in weather. After witnessing all of the pictures coming out of Florida and the destruction caused by the hurricane, I’m so grateful for the weather we are having, even if my fingers are as cold as ice.
I also want to say how grateful I am to be a part of this community. Last Sunday, we began the day with Breakfast and service, then welcomed the Newman Center as they held their monthly meeting in the sanctuary, celebrated the High Holy Days with Sukkat Shalom, and hosted a dinner to support Iranian refugees. As one of our members wrote me, “I was proud Sunday evening to realize what a truly welcoming and caring church First UU is.” Thank you!
As always, there are a lot of announcements in this morning’s email. I wanted to highlight a few things:
1. Make an impact on the midterms by registering voters. See the announcement under Justice Opportunities for more information.
2. Auction donations are due no later than THURSDAY! We have a much smaller number of donations this year compared to previous years and the Auction Team could use your help to support our community with this critical fundraising event. Please see the announcement below for more information.
3. Pathways to Membership will be held Sunday, October 2 from 10:00-2:00. Please register here today so we know how much food to provide.
Again, thank you for all that you do to make this a loving and caring community. See you Sunday!
Rev. Kelli McNeal
Minister of Congregational Life
*Please let Rev. Kelli know of any announcements you would like in Friday News by 8 pm Wednesday, and put “Friday News” in the subject line – so that we can be sure to not miss your email! Let us know if you have any questions!