Wednesday, February 19, 2020
 
Auction 2/22/6 PM

 

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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
 
FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS
 
Dick Brockmeyer
Tues, Feb 11 
Philip Dutton, Mon, Feb 24
Leslie Palmer, Tues, Feb 25
Laura Mitchell
Thurs, Feb 27
 
REV SUE’S UUCR FEBRUARY SCHEDULE
 
Feb 20 and 21 – NO OFFICE HOURS THIS WEEK, available by phone. (Out of town for memorial service.)
Feb. 26 Bethesda for Minister’s meeting
Feb 28 Office Hours, 9:30 am – 1 pm
Mar 1 Lead Service 
 

AUCTION TIME!
 
When is the Auction?  
 Sat, Feb 22, 6 p.m. 

Bid on this lovely robe, among many other fabulous offerings.  See below for a list of a few of our 75+ Silent Auction items. 

AUCTION SAT NIGHT, 6 PM

 
FAQ’S ABOUT OUR AUCTION

How can I find out what’s on auction?
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here. Look below for a partial list of our silent auction items.
I’d like to contribute a dessert or an hors d’oeuvre to our spread of food and drink – how do I sign up? Please contact Melissa Lippincott

I’ve discovered that I cannot attend the auction, but I would still like to bid on some items – may I bid by proxy?  Yes!  Please contact Jane Hardy 

Sunday Service, Feb 23, Chester Riverkeeper, Mr. Tim Trumbauer “Water Warriors: Triumphs and Challenges of Riverkeepers Locally and Around the World.”  
As our riverkeeper, Tim leads advocacy and enforcement programs and is equally at home patrolling the Chester for illegal pollution  and testifying on legislation in Annapolis. He will bring us up to date on the Chester River as well as his work with riverkeepers around the globe as they serve as guardians for these living resources. Our Seventh Principle calls for wise and lowing stewardship of our planet. Come with your questions and concerns for Tim to address. 
 
Religious Exploration for youngsters and childcare for infants and toddlers will be available during the service. 
 
And join us for coffee and conversation after the service!
 
OUR PLEDGE DRIVE CONTINUES!
 
(Don’t forget to send in your pledges as soon as possible.
 
UPCOMING SUNDAY SERVICES
 
Mar 1, Rev. Sue, “Who Do You Turn to for Advice?” When are you moved to seek another’s perspective? Can you spot true wisdom? At this service with Rev. Sue Browning we’ll consider the ways Unitarian Universalism invites us to be mindful in our search for wisdom.
 
Mar 8, Gary Jackoway, “The Past is Never Past.” William Faulkner wrote, “The past is never dead; it’s not even past.” Gary Jackoway will speak about how the past affects our present and future, both individually, as a society and as a religion.
 
Mar 15, Rev. Sue Browning, “The Prophetic Voice of Toni Morrison.” As the legacy of author Toni Morrison (1931-2019) takes shape, might we find she was among the greatest prophets of our time? Morrison recently observed, “I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge – even wisdom. Like art.” At this service with Rev. Sue Browning we’ll consider the many ways Toni Morrison’s wisdom continues to light our way in the world. 
 
Mar 22, Dr. Gary Schiff
 
Mar 29, Rev. John Ames
 
ABOUT MEMBERS AND FRIENDS
 
Keeping Anne Morrison in Our Hearts and Minds
 
Anne has recently moved from California to a nursing home on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to be near her son.  She would love to hear from old friends at UUCR:
 
The Woodlands at Pleasant Bay
120 Woodlands Way
Brewster, MA   02631
 
Text messages would be most welcome too; her cell # is 215-888-0974, but no phone calls, please, as speaking is difficult for Anne. 
 
Please note: Memorial Service Slated for Dick Hawkins 
 
Monday, April 6, 2020      10:30 AM
The Presbyterian Church of Chestertown, MD 
905 Gateway Drive,
Chestertown, MD 21620
Light lunch to follow
 
SECURITY ALERT
 
Members Again Targeted by Scam Emails
 
A few members recently received received emails that appeared to be Rev. Sue asking for assistance. Please be aware this is a scam, was sent from a fake gmail account (not Sue’s account), and is not the way Rev. Sue would ask for support. 
 
We believe only a handful of members and friends received the request. But, please do not reply to such an email. 
 
If questions, please contact the church, uuofchesterriver@gmail.com
 
OUR SERVICE AUCTION WILL BE 
FEBRUARY 22, 6 PM
 
Here are just some of our “Silent Auction” donations.  We have at least 75 items!
 
 
Gift Baskets
 
Three wooden “Twist” ball point pens, handmade made by Carl Gallegos
 
Small hand-painted side table with drawers Lynn Dolinger
 
30 Fabulous Photographs by Cindy Brittain, various sizes, some framed, some matted. 
            
Dell 23″ All-in-one Touch Screen Computer, upgraded to Windows 10 operating system, with keyboard.  Nancy Hart

Hand crafted seed-bead necklace pouchwith UU Chalice charm, perfect for keeping a special token close to you. Pat Bjorke
 
Cherry wood blanket holder or /quilt rack, has turned legs and sturdy, splayed feet that make it stable and useful for displaying fabric items of various sizes.  Linda and Philip Dutton
 
Hooked Wool Pillow, approx. 20″ x 20″. Tribal Design.  Hand made and donated by Betty Kerr.  And two other of Betty’s creations!

Scarves, dresses, and a gorgeous Kimono Robe.

Hand-thrown pottery

Table linen

Lamps

Camping gear

Exquisite “coffee table” books

Many decorative items

Come and check out the spread!