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Come Fly With Us at tomorrow night’s auction! Silent Auction starts at 5pm, followed by Live Auction, dinner and socializing. Please join us!

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23: Rev. Eric Meter and Rev. Sylvia Howe present “Right Here, Right Here.”  Is love enough? Sometimes we think love is all about emotions. So why do we wear shirts with LOVE in big letters on bright yellow shirts? Surely, there is more.

8:30am   Sunday Breakfast (Rooms A/B)
9:00am/11am  Worship Celebration (Sanctuary)
10:10am  Middle Hour:

  • Creative Expressions (Room B, near the kitchen): A self-guided experience with crafts, drawing, writing, etc.
  • Hosted Tabletop Conversations (Beach Hall, near windows): Facilitator: Chris Johnson. Join the JAM (Justice Action Ministry) Democracy Working Group for conversations focused on Democracy.
  • Learning Lab: Wise Choices  (Room 301)  Join Tom Baillieul for a fun, interactive exploration of the life-cycle paths taken by products.

10:20am  Peace Pals (Room 402)
12:30pm  Special Congregational Meeting (Sanctuary): We will discuss the plans to finance the costs associated with repairing and replacing the roof above Slowter Lounge and the SYC/RE classrooms. Please come, a quorum is needed.
2:30pm Beloved Conversations (Room 201)

A Pastoral Team member will be near the Caring Table in Beach Hall after each service as a compassionate listener or to arrange a hospital/home visit.

If you’d like to schedule a meeting with a minister, Amber Scott, or Kelli McNeal, contact them directly, or a Pastoral Team member can assist you in making that contact.

Are you visiting with us and would you like to know more about the congregation? Please stop by the Welcome Table in Beach Hall after the service for information about Unitarian Universalism and First UU.

FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 1: First UU’s class on Jewish/Christian Scriptures will present the service.

UPCOMING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES:

For more information about any of these events, please contact the church office at 614-267-4946 ext. 21 or office@firstuucolumbus.org.

The Racial Justice and Immigration (RJI) JAM Working Group will meet on Monday, February 24, from 7-8:30pm, in Room 301. Please join us as we recap our recent activities and make plans for the future. Email racialjusticeandimmigration@firstuucolumbus.org for more information.

Come join the Coming of Age class, mentors, teachers, Beloved Conversation participants, and their families for a private showing of the film, Just Mercy, at the Crosswoods Theater at 2pm on Saturday, February 29. We’ve reserved a theater with 43 seats, so act promptly to reserve yours. If we get 43 participants, we will have a standby list. Sylvia Howe, sylhowe42@gmail.com

Feed My Sheep food pantry   Please vring girls and boys new underwear, all sizes, to our table in Beach Hall. We also need peanut butter, child and adult diapers, feminine hygiene products, dog/cat food, children’s books, blankets and all sizes of coats, gloves, mittens, scarves, and sweaters. Jacques Angelino

Project Linus   March 1 is the last Sunday we will be collecting blankets for Ohio children suffering trauma (e.g., hospitalized, homeless). The blankets must be new and handmade. You can also donate money for buying blanket supplies. Since 2014, 481 blankets and $470 have been donated. You can drop off blankets at the table in Beach Hall on Sunday or put them in the coat room. projectlinus.org, Brad Bushman, 614-359-4797, bushman.20@osu.edu

We Are All One People: An Interfaith Dinner and Multi-cultural Evening  Saturday, March 7, 6:30pm, at Just North UCC, 2040 W. Henderson Road. $15 per person; $25 per couple/family. Facing death threats, an Honduran family of four was forced to flee their home. Just North UCC has taken in this family. Come meet them and hear the story of their 90-day perilous journey to find asylum in our country. For more information and to purchase advance tickets electronically, visit: www.justnorthucc.org. Tickets will also be available at the door. Vegetarian options will be provided. All are welcome. Sponsors: Just North, First UU, and Temple Israel.

Senior Gathering Thursday, March 12, 11am
– 10:45 Come to enjoy Karen Thimmes’ piano music
– 11:00 Rev. Marian and Rev. Eric: Welcome
– Program: Susan Roscigno, Co-Director of the School for Young Children: “SYC at 50 years: Looking back and looking ahead”
– 12:00 Lunch in Beach Fellowship Hall
Please make your reservation by Sunday, March 8, at office@firstuucolumbus.org or 614-267-4946, ext. 210

Parent Workshop: Teens and Technology: Dating in a Digital World   March 18, Room 301, 5:30-8pm. Technology is an important aspect of teen dating relationships. In this session, participants will explore popular social media applications and websites frequented by teens that can be used as a tool of power and control as well as prevention. Presented by Chelsea Getz from The Center for Family Safety and Healing. 6-7:30pm. Suggested donation $5-$10. Amber Scott, amber@firstuucolumbus.org

First UU Rummage Sale   Saturday, May 2. Save the date (and your stuff)! We will also need volunteers. Please contact Seth Kraut (614-477-0099, sethkraut@gmail.com) or Rachel Kraut (614-774-2362). We need donations: small household furniture, antiques and collectibles, boutique/upscale clothing for adults.

From Nominating Committee: Church leadership is an excellent way to deepen your connections to the people and mission of our church. If you know someone—including yourself!—who you think would be great in a leadership role at First UU, the Nominating Committee is taking nominations now. Forms are available from any Nominating Committee member or in the committee’s mailbox in the Volunteer Workroom, or you can talk to any committee member, or email us at nominating@firstuucolumbus.org. See Gina Phillips, Dana Reynolds, Shirley Lange, Heidi Drake, Kelly McConaughey, or Barb Fiorini for more information. Deadline is March 6.

YWCA Family Shelter Taco Dinner Volunteers Needed    Once a month (the fourth Friday), First UU cooks a taco dinner at the YWCA Family Shelter off 670 and Leonard Ave. Volunteers normally work a couple hours or more, between 4 and 8pm. There is a group of people emailed every month and normally 7-8 volunteers step up. You don’t have to commit to every month, but just to be on the list to consider.

Calling all UU Artists and Poets:  Our September-October, 2020 exhibit is called: “Exercising Your Voice.” During this election season, we have all been moved by people, protests, civility, and issues. As verbal artists and visual artists, what do you have to say? What strikes a chord? What moves you to speak your mind? Our fall exhibit will be filled with diversity of viewpoints and media. You may tackle an issue or provide calm and centering in the storm. If you plan to do 3-D work, contact me first. That type of space is limited. Please let me know if you intend to participate. Deb Baillieul, debbsyc@yahoo.com614-687-6968

UU Art   Our March and April exhibit will be photography by Roberta Kanye: “Israel: Landscapes, Places & People. Join Roberta for an artist reception on Sunday, March 1, 12:30-2pm, food, conversation and stories of Israel.

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS:

Monday, February 24
3:00pm Women’s Creative Circle
7:00pm Bridge Group; COA Teaching Team; RJI JAM Working Group

Tuesday, February 25
9:30am Archives Team
1:30pm Library Team
6:30pm Rising Voices Choir Rehearsal
7:00pm Atheists/Skeptics/Humanists; Zen Meditation; Spirit of Life Choir Rehearsal

Wednesday, February 26
1:00pm Wednesday Women’s Book Group
6:00pm Francophones Bavard(e)s
6:00pm Sacred Song Circle
7:00pm Board of Trustees

Thursday, February 27
9:30am Improvisational Dance
7:00pm Beloved Conversations; Expressive Collage
7:30pm Chalice Choir Rehearsal

Friday, February 28
11:00am Nia Class
2:30pm YWCA Family Dinner Preparation (at YWCA)

Saturday, February 29
8:30am Zen Meditation
10:45am Hispanohablantes

Sunday, March 1
8:30am Sunday Breakfast
9:00am/11am Worship Celebration
10:10am Middle Hour
10:20am Peace Pals Choir Rehearsal
12:30pm Art Reception
12:45pm Caring Team Workshop
6:30pm Millennial Covenant Group