Tuesday Talk

Someone asked me recently, Who does the Tuesday Talk? Well, mostly it is me, Rev. Marian. Sometimes guests write the main column (ex. Allie does once a month for Board news) and often people send me pictures from there events (hint! hint!).

It all started three years ago when I first arrived. I believe it was my second week at work and I wondered, how do I communicate with the congregation? I wanted to chat with you more often than the newsletter allowed. Plus, I wanted to highlight all sorts of happenings at church and in the larger community.

I forget what my first column was about, probably greetings and introduction. It might have included news about Edith going into Sanctuary as that happened right after I arrived. What I do remember is overhearing a conversation where someone said (about the new minister), “She talked with us!”

How could I not talk. Sharing with you has been a delight. And most often I hold to the title “Tuesday Talk”. When it gets really busy or I need to wait for something, it slips into a “Tuesday’ish Talk”. Thanks for your patience on that. And, note to self, be careful what you name something!

Send me your info, pics, thoughts… You can email me directly or simply reply to the Tuesday Talk email. It goes directly to my email address. I love sharing what we do.

And just so you know, I’m working and taking alternate days off to care for my mom. My responses might be a little slower, but I’m listening.

Take care,
Rev. Marian

MIDDLE HOUR FUN
Puppets grew from the hands of young and old creating “Benny,”  “High Heel Puppet, lots of sewing and glue picking. Join us for more puppets from tubes cardboard and pipe cleaners.

SHOUT OUTS!
Opportunities and Reminders

Thank you to all who volunteer, serve, and help make First UU such a strong community. It is true that our church is what it is because of you.

BIG DEAL. BE COOL. BE THERE.
First UU Auction: Come Fly with Me!
Saturday, February 22, 5:00–9:30pm
Auction tickets are on sale in Beach Hall after both services. Buy your ticket in advance and save! Although we are no longer taking physical items, we do still want your meals, excursions, fellowship activities, services, vacations! It’s not too late to donate!

Enrollment deadline is this week!
School for Young Children

Processing of applications will begin on February 14, at 12pm. Currently-enrolled students, children of church members and children from SYC alumni families receive priority, as long as their applications are received by February 14, 12pm. SYC offers part-time classes for children aged 2½-5. If your child will be two or older by June 30, we urge you to act promptly, since we usually fill up quickly. Information about applying can be found on the SYC website, www.syccolumbus.org, or you can call the school office, 614-267-0254.

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 HourMiddle HourMiddle Hour***
Sunday, 10:15–10:45am
Theme Talk: Generosity
Room #301
Facilitator: Pat Hurley

Demonstrating how to participate in the auction: donate online, volunteer, bid online. Also tips about offering meals or activities, including best times, etc.
Middle Hour is Fun!
Creative Expressions
Room A/B
Join Deb Baillieul to explore Puppets and Power. Make pipe cleaner puppets and people to explore the power to say yes and no.

THIS WEEK

For additional churchwide activities and events, please see First UU News (emailed on Fridays and in the Sunday Order of Service).

For information about family and child-focused events and classes, see the RE News (emailed to families and in the Sunday Order of Service).

Wednesday, February 5th, 6:30–8:30pm, Room A/B
Budgeting Class
Led by Patricia Boughton
Join us for a meal and then discussion on household budgeting. We’ll discuss tips and techniques to help you achieve your personal financial goals. Please RSVP for meal planning. Vegetarian and gluten free friendly.

Sunday, February 16th, 9am & 11am, Sanctuary
“Being Generous with Our Search” with Kelli McNeal
What is truth? Do we ever find it? And if we do, do we stop searching?

Private Showing for First UUers!

Come join the CoAers, mentors, teachers, Beloved Conversation participants and their families for a private showing of Just Mercy. The book that inspired the film was a UUA Common Read.
Date: Saturday, Feb. 29th, 2pm
Where: Crosswoods Theater – reserved
We have reserved a theater with 43 seats, so act promptly to reserve yours. If we get 43 participants, we will have a stand by list. For more information email Sylvia Howe.

SAVE THE DATE…
First UU Auction: Come Fly with Me! 
Saturday, February 22, 2020
So much fun. Good food. Good company. Lots of enticing trips, meals, activities… Get your tickets now or at the door.Save your stuff!
Rummage Sale
May 2, 2020 (Saturday)

We will also need volunteers. Please contact Seth Kraut (614-477-0099) or Rachel Kraut (614-774-2362). We need household items (kitchen decor, small appliances, baskets, lamps), jewelry and accessories, working toys/games/puzzles, garden, travel and camping items. More information will follow.

JUSTICE UPDATES

We Are All One People
An Interfaith Dinner & Multi-cultural Evening
Dinner, Music and a Celebration for Freedom

Saturday, March 7th, 6:30 PM
Location: Just North UCC, 2040 W. Henderson Road, Columbus
Sponsors:  First UU, Just North, Temple Israel
Tickets: $15 per person; $25 per couple/family
For more information and to purchase advance tickets electronically, visit: www.justnorthucc.org. Tickets will also be available at the door. Vegetarian options provided. All are welcome.

Civil Rights Tour
The Multigenerational Civil Rights Pilgrimage (3/16 – 3/20) is full. But you can still go on the waiting list until 2/29. Otherwise, if you’re interested, monitor the Living Legacy website for other opportunities. http://www.uulivinglegacy.org.

If you’re already registered to go and are interested in car pooling from Columbus, Heather is willing to coordinate. For more information, contact Heather Pierson.

Gift cards are needed to provide food for Edith Espinal, Miriam Vargas, and the Honduran family living at Just North. Kroger cards are preferred. Jan Phillips is collecting the gift cards. You may give them to her at church, or leave them with Rev. Marian.

THIS MOMENT IN UU HISTORY
Sponsored by the First UU Archives Group
February 11, 1809
Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, England. He was descended from Unitarian families on both sides. In his youth he attended the Unitarian church in Shrewsbury, England. Darwin’s early training was for the church, but his interest was in the natural sciences. From 1831 to 1836 Darwin sailed as the official naturalist aboard the HMS Beagle. He published several works on his geological and zoological discoveries, the most important of which was The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (1859), with Alfred Russell Wallace. This was an epoch-making work, defended and attacked violently to this day. Its central theses, that species evolve in response to changes in their habitats, has been called the most important concept in modern society. Charles Darwin died on April 19, 1882.