Opportunities and Reminders
First UU congregation!
Thank you for attending our mid-year meeting! We had a quorum and talked about all the great things going on as well as the leaky roof challenge. (We’re working on it and will keep you posted.) Overall, we are on track for a great year: good financials, 18 new members since August, and lots of engagement. Your Board, ministers, staff, and volunteers are working hard to make Sunday services meaningful, provide quality programming for all ages, and make sure our space is well cared for. Biggest thanks goes to you, First UU members and friends, for making our community so fabulous. Let’s keep it going strong. 🙂
Thank you to Wahru, Rev. Ron Payne, Julia, Ben, our choirs, and all who made our Sunday service honoring MLK’s life and legacy so special. Now, for the work….
Registration is open! Sign up NOW!
Retreat: Jan. 31–Feb. 1
Sessions: every other week for 8 weeks
A small-group program that helps congregations talk about race and ethnicity, and explore how we can use this experience to help create a more just world.
Childcare provided upon request.
$75, scholarships available.
If you have any questions, email Rev. Eric or call him at 614/267-4946.
Donation deadline is this Sunday!
From our Auction Team…
Our First UU Auction: Come Fly with Me!
Saturday, February 22 at 5 pm.
We need many donations in order to make our auction “take off”! Donations must be received by January 26 to appear in the printed catalog. You can enter your items online or by filling out a form at our auction table in Beach Hall after each service. At the auction table you can also sign up for childcare, to bring an appetizer, to volunteer, and to get your questions answered. Can’t think about what to donate? Ask us! We have lots of suggestions.
From our Nominating Committee…
Want to meet new people, contribute to the church, and learn new things? Do you know someone who would be a good leader and representative for our church? The Nominating Committee would love to hear from you!
You are invited to submit a nomination form telling us about yourself or someone else who you think would make a good leader. Submitting your name, or someone else’s, is not an obligation. It’s an invitation to a conversation about potentially serving on the Nominating Committee, Board of Trustees, or as Moderator. And, if these positions aren’t your thing, we can put you in touch with Kelli McNeal, our Congregational Life Coordinator, to review other opportunities.
Explore getting involved! Help your friends get involved! The online form is here, or if you prefer to put pen to paper, hard copy versions will be available at the church starting on January 26th; just see a member of the Nominating Committee. If you would like to get in touch with us about any other matters, send an email to the Nominating Committee at email@example.com.
Is an Intern in our future???
Contribute a Teaching Share to the Intern Fund
If we would like to have a ministerial intern in the coming years, we have to put the funds in place now. In order to say ‘yes’ to a school and a potential intern, we have to know that we can uphold our promise. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Rev. Marian soon.
***Middle Hour…Middle Hour…Middle Hour***
Hosted TableTop Conversations: Environment
Beach Hall (near window)
Facilitator: Brian Hagemann
Join the JAM (Justice Action Ministry) Environmental Working Group for a variety of conversations focused on the environment.Learning Lab: Beloved Conversations
Facilitator: Tony Skrabak
We can answer any questions you have about the Beloved Conversations program.
Middle Hour is Fun for Everyone!
Paint a Masterpiece During Middle Hour!
Join Janet Mangini in the Creative Expressions corner for a fun painting activity! Children and youth of all ages will have the opportunity to create works of art that will be sold at the church auction, or scanned to create items such as greeting cards!