May 16, 2018

Young Adult Cottage Meeting Tonight

Potluck Friday Night

Flower Communion on Sunday —

Bring a Garden Flower

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MISSION STATEMENT
Our mission is to foster liberal religious ideals through public worship, study, service and fellowship; to provide a public forum to address religious, ethical and moral issues; to support individual freedom of belief and caring human relationships; to become an intentionally diverse community; to engage in promoting a just and
humane social order.
MAY BIRTHDAYS
Zoe Panas, Wed, May 2
Sabine Harvey
Mon, May 7
Lynn Dolinger
 Wed, May 9
Tom Lippincott
Thurs, May 2
Rachel Perry, Mon, May 14
Nancy Holland
Fri, May 18
Ray Gomez, Fri, May 25
Mildred Hawkins
Mon, May 28
Betty Kerr, Mon, May 28
Hannah Mathwich
Tues, May 30
John Ford, Tues, May 30
MEET REV. SUE
 
Please email Rev. Sun at sue.browning2@gmail.com
if you’d like to see her during her office hours.

THIS WEEK AT UUCR
Wed, May 16, 7 p.m. at UUCR — Cottage Meeting for Young Adults and Families: “What’s YOUR Community Connection?” This meeting will explore

family and social issues surrounding life in our community. Please contact Pat Bjork,morningmom2@gmail.com, for more info.

Fri, May 18, 6 p.m., Potluck Dinner at the home of Diane Shields and Kevin Brien, 806 S. Meadowview Dr., Chestertown. Just bring a dish to share — no need to RSVP.  Directions:  turn into Southgate Dr. as though going to UUCR, but pass Gateway Dr. and proceed to the stop sign at Meadowview Dr., and turn left onto (South) Meadowview. 806 will be on your right. Call if you get lost: 410-778-0792.
 
Sunday Service, May 20, Rev. Sue Browning, “The ‘Why’ of Going Deeper.  Often Rev. Sue says, “My hope is by doing this (or that) we can go deeper.” What does she mean by this? How has UUCR’s first year with Rev. Sue helped the congregation ‘go deeper’?  Join us at this service with Rev. Sue as we explore the ways we’re individually and collectively inspired to stretch, grow and change.
This service will include a Flower Communion. Please remember to bring a flower from your garden as we celebrate this well-loved  UU tradition. As we place our individual bloom in the communal vase, we are reminded of our unique individuality as we  journey together in fellowship and acceptance. The vase containing the flowers is a symbol of our united church fellowship.This is a special way to affirm and celebrate our Unitarian Universalist faith and the spiritual community we create when we join together. There will be extra flowers available.
Religious Exploration for youngsters and childcare for infants and toddlers will be available during the service.
The service will be followed a light luncheon and then byour Annual Meeting. Please stay to help us conduct our important annual “business,”  e.g..: approving a budget and electing new officers.
YARD SALE
Yard sale is fast approaching!  If you have things to sell, please drop them off MORNINGS before 10:30…that way you can get access to where to put them.  Be sure they are marked. Also, VERY important to offer your help getting ready before and also at the sale!  Give a call to PAT (639-4206) or Vida (410-810-0340)…Thanks!

UPCOMING SUNDAY SERVICES
May 27, Benjamin Van Dyke. “What We Do Together.” Benjamin, a recent graduate of  Union Theological Seminary, explains: “Religious liberals prize individual self-determination, and often tell their own story as UUs in terms of moving toward freedom and away from constraints. But what is the price of our freedom to choose?”
This is our final traditional service of the church year. We hope you will join us as we gather in wishing safe travels and fun to those heading off for visits and  summer vacations.  Beginning Sunday, June 3, Sunday Morning Summer Discussions will begin, led by fellow congregants on a host of interesting topics. Check the white board in the lobby to see the line-up of topics and maybe even sign up for a Sunday yourself!

OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY!
Our Stories
In celebration of our upcoming 25th anniversary, we are asking all members and friends of UUCR to help us compile a written personal account of Who We Are Now for a special scrapbook to document our history.  You can download the form from our website at:  http://uuchesterriver.org/our-stories-to-be-included-in-our-25th-anniversary
Our Scrapbook

We are looking for any photos, news articles, or memorabilia from the last 25 years – particularly the last 10 to 15 years – to compile into another set of scrapbooks documenting our congregation’s history.  We also are looking for a few individuals who would like to spend a few mornings or evenings sorting through the materials that are already saved, and assemble them into a scrapbook or scrapbooks.  These will be made available for browsing through, along with the first scrapbooks assembled earlier in our history, during the June 16 25th Anniversary Celebration.  Contact Pat Bjorke at 410-778-6348 or morningmom2@gmail.com to help.

COMING SOON
 
Wed, May 23, 5 – 7 p.m., Doc’s Riverside Grille, 511 Chesterfield Ave., 
Centerville.  Please join Flag Mid-Shore for a Meet and Greet with FreeState Justice Ex. Dir. Mark Procopio.
Sat, Jun 9, 8 a.m. to 12 noon at UUCR — YARD SALE! Time to start sorting out treasures you no longer use.  June 9  is fast approaching! PLEASE tag each item with a price before dropping them at the shed at UUCR. Please support this important fundraiser, which we have moved to a springtime date.
 
Please volunteer to help: call Vida Morley at 410-810-0340, or Pat Kobes at 410-639-4206. 
 
July 14 — Potluck and family game night at Mt. Olive AME Church.  
 
July 15 — Rev. Sue will join Mt. Olive AME minister Isaac Wilson for a joint service at Mt. Olive church in Worton.  
Details to follow for both events.  Please contact Pat Kobes Gomez, 410-639-4206, for more information.
August 18 — Legacy Day. This is a wonderful event celebrating black history in Kent County.  Volunteers are needed the day of the event.  Please contact Lynn Dolinger (lynn.thirdwish@gmail.com)  if you interested and available.

FROM THE SOCIAL JUSTICE/SOCIAL CONCERNS COMMITTEE
 
Thanks to your generosity, and a moving, personal message from NAMI’s representative, Elizabeth, we raised $344 for mental illness work in Kent County on May 6.  Thanks to all who contributed.  Make sure you check the lobby for information on local programs and activities.
Summer Activities that you don’t want to miss:
July 14– Potluck and family game night at Mt. Olive AME Church.
July 15–Rev. Sue will join Mt. Olive AME minister Isaac Wilson for a joint service at Mt. Olive church in Worton.  Details to follow for both events.  Please contact Pat Kobes Gomez, pkkobes@yahoo.com,  for more information.
August 18–Legacy Day –This is a wonderful event celebrating black history in Kent County.  Volunteers are needed the day of the event.  Please contact Lynn Dolinger (lynn.thirdwish@gmail.com)  if you interested and available.

 

A big “Shout Out” to Rachel Perry, who made our social concerns page on the UUCR Website shine!
 
Lynn Dolinger, Chair SJ/SC Committee

GET WELL SOON, MARGIE CONLIN and BETTY KERR!
 
Betty  is home; send cards to 7733 Airy Hill Rd.. email kerrbetty9@gmail.com

Margie has had shoulder surgery recently.  Please send greetings to her at 830 S. Meadowview Dr., Chestertown, 21620, or email margieconlin@yahoo.com.

PRINTER AVAILABLE

UUCR has a Laser monochrome printer that it no longer needs.  The unit will print, copy and FAX.  The printer is not wireless however.  The only expense is the cost of a new toner cartridge. That will cost $80.  If you are interested, contact Jim Lavin at JMlavin@gmail.com. It will be given on a first come basis.  Jim will help with the installation at no charge.

GRATITUDE BUDDIES
A Message from Membership Committee
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
The person you’re Gratitude Buddy to
Is waiting and hoping to hear from you!
Please reach out to your assigned person this month and thank him/her for contributing to the richness of our congregation.

ART AT UUCR
Our walls are currently adorned with stunning photographs by our own “in-house” artists, Cindy Brittain and David Biehler.