Wednesday, July 4, 2019

 

Happy July 4th!

 

 
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MISSION STATEMENT
The Mission of UUCR is to inspire, inform and support all who seek spiritual growth and a more equal and just community
 
JULY BIRTHDAYS
 
Mary Ford,Wed Jul 3
David Biehler, Wed, Jul 3
Alice Lindsay, Tues, Jul 9
Annie Lavin, Wed, Jul 17
Gayle Folger, Thur, Jul 18
Nancy Hart, Fri, Jul 26
Waverly Ford, Sun, Jul 28
 

 

REV SUE’S JULY/AUG
SCHEDULE
Jul 11-12 – Two full days in Chestertown – office hours both days, and possible evening event July 11.
 July 12, 9:30 – 11:30 am. Social Concerns meeting
 
Jul 15 – Jul 23 – VACATION 
 
Jul 26 – Office Hours,
9:30 am -1 pm
Aug 2 – Office Hours,
9:30 am -1 pm
Aug 9 – Office Hours,
9:30 am -1 pm
 
Aug 15 and 16 – Two full days in Chestertown – office hours both days, and possible evening event Aug 15, plus potluck Aug 16, if held.
Aug 23 – Office Hours,
9:30 am -1 pm
Aug 27 – Office Hours, 9:30 am -1 pm (Note: Tuesday)
 
Question for Rev. Sue?
She is always available via her cell: 703-201-2745
 

THIS SUNDAY AT UUCR 
 
Summer Sunday Discussion, July 7, 10 a.m. — Carol Dobson and Marilee Taussig, “Race and Us.” 
 
Want to talk about what matters to you about racism?  Want to hear what others have to say?
 
We’ll use a listening process that lets us know we’ve been understood.  We’ll give and receive attention to what concerns us, confuses us, makes sense to us, and share personal experiences.   Our goal is to develop compassion for ourselves and each other as we experience what it’s like to talk about laments and regrets, as well as aspirations, intentions and accomplishments.  By doing so, we can become better allies in our pursuit of racial equity and justice.
We’ll forge bonds.
 
Join us for coffee and fellowship after the service.
 
 

TAKE THE PLASTICS FREE JULY CHALLENGE!
 
Join millions of people reducing their plastic waste.
 
From the Plastic Free July website: “Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?”
 
Go to https://www.plasticfreejuly.org to learn how to get involved and learn more about steps you can take to reduce your use of plastic.  Even if you don’t take the challenge officially, when not consider doing the following?
  • “No Straw, Please.” When you dine out, ask that your beverage be served without a straw.
  • When you get one of those brittle clear plastic clamshell containers to use at a grocery store salad bar, take it home and bring it with you to use the next time.
  • Use your heavy duty shopping bags whenever possible,but don’t forget you can recycle those filmy plastic bags (that keep accumulating despite local bans) at the Acme in Chestertown — large container facing the entrance outside — and Bayside Foods in Rock Hall — tucked behind the entrance to the butcher’s area. Other places?
  • Kent County’s own “musical magic” venue, the
    Mainstay in Rock Hall, will reduce the cost of beverages at their bar by $1.00 each if patrons will bring in their own reusable containers from home.
Please share your own ideas!
 

SUMMER SUNDAY DISCUSSIONS!
 
Join us each Summer Sunday morning at 10 a.m. for a rousing discussion of a current topic. Please sign up on the white board in the foyer to lead us.
 
July 14 — Your opportunity!
July 21, John Ramsey, “Laments of a Libtard”
July 28, Kevin Brien, TBD
Aug 4,  Carol Dobson and Marilee Taussig, “Race and Us, Continued”
Aug 11— Your opportunity!
Aug 18, Linda and Philip Dutton, “Montgomery, Alabama: From domestic slave trade capital to social justice tourism destination.” 

Aug 25, Harry Hart, TBD
Sept 1 — Your opportunity!
 

GET WELL, MARGO!
 
Margo Long has a new companion for the next 4 – 6 weeks, and doesn’t know when she will be back at church.  She sends greetings and thanks to everyone for their help and many kindnesses.
 
Mend soon, Margo.
 

COMING SOON TO UUCR 
 
Fri, July 12, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., at UUCR — a special meeting of the Social Concerns Social Justice Committee to discuss Year 2 Activities for Goal III of the Strategic Plan. All interested in our Goal to “Undertake a church-wide focus and community activism regarding racism and racial equity” are welcomed!  Please contact Lynn Dolinger, lynn.thirdwish@gmail.com, with questions or to be put on the mailing list for the meeting agenda.
 
Fri, July 19 — Potluck Dinner at the home of John and Marcy Ramsey
 

 

UNDOING RACISM WORKSHOP
There are still a few spots left for the county-wide Undoing Racism Workshop and the timing has changed a bit:   It now will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21.  There will not be a Thursday session.  The Workshop will be held at Emmanuel Church in Chestertown and, thanks to sponsors including UUCR, this training is offered at no cost to partiipants.  Forms are available on line:

https://forms.gle/MkC93CVHU9Lu2nzj8