Annual Information Meeting Tomorrow! May 31, 2012 @ 7:00 pm
Voting Meeting: Sunday, June 3, 2012 @ 10:30 AM
Please note: Only active members who have signed the membership book, at least 4 weeks prior to the annual meeting are eligible to vote on June 3, 2012.
Sunday, June 3 Coming of Age Sunday
Led by Coming of Age Youth, their Facilitators and their Mentors.
Publicly presenting their Faith Statements is the culminating event of the Coming of Age program. The youth have been in discernment all year to determine what they believe and have created an inspiring worship service to present their faith statements. The facilitators and the mentors will share a glimpse into their experiences, as well. This momentous worship service is akin to a Jewish bar or bat Mitzah or a Christian confirmation. Each Coming of Age youth will sp
Special Schedule for Coming of Age Sunday
This Sunday is a bit unusual, so please read carefully! The Coming of Age youth will be presenting their Faith Statements during the multigenerational worship at both 9:30 and 11:15 on Sunday, June 3rd. Nursery care for children younger than three will be provided at both services, as usual. Spirit Play (age 3 through grade K) will meet during the 11:15 service only. No multiage activity during the 9:30 service. All children and youth grade 1-12 are invited to attend either worship service.
The Tupperware orders are in and will be at the church during Coffee Hour for the next 2 Sundays. If you ordered something with June or Meg please see Meg to pick up your order. If you won’t be at the church please feel free to call me to schedule a time to pick up your order.
This fundraiser was a HUGE success raising $451 for our church! A heartfelt thank you to all who participated.
Thank you again,
Sock Collection Extended One Week
During the RE Social Justice Intersession, we engaged in the mini-curriculum, “With Justice and Compassion: Immigration Sessions for Children’s Religious Education”. The program included the collection of new socks which will be distributed through No More Deaths, which is an advocacy group based in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona that seeks to end the deaths of migrants crossing the desert regions near the United States-Mexico border. Volunteers for the organization provide food, water, and medical aid to migrants in the desert and offer humanitarian aid to people in Mexico who have been deported from the US. The Unitarian Universalist Churches in those areas are part of the advocacy group.
If you would like to donate new socks to this worthy cause, please leave them in the labeled box in Fessenden Hall on Sunday. The socks will be mailed to Arizona early next week.
Recycle your Electronics and Small Appliances
The KentHogwarts School is in need of any unwanted electrical or mechanical small appliances; for example: vacuum, kitchen appliances, old computer equipment, typewriters. No TVs or monitors please. All donations will be greatly appreciated. Please bring your items to church and deposit in the box located in Fessenden Hall. Deadline to donate is June 6th. Please contact John Bores at 330.703.9502 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Next Sunday, June 10: Share the Wealth
Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns
One Service Only at 10:30 AM at Plum Creek Park
Join us for our annual outdoor service at Plum Creek Park! This will be a joyful service for all ages lifting up the riches that come of sharing kindnesses. There will be one service only at 10:30 am followed by an all church picnic. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket, sunscreen, water and a dish to share. Feel free to bring your frisbees, wiffle balls and bats and any other lawn games you might want to play after lunch.
The Book Group will be meeting on Tuesday, June 12 at 7 pm in the home Mary Ann Kasper. This month we will be reading Swamplandia by Karen Russell. The Bigtree alligator-wrestling dynasty is in decline, and Swamplandia!, their island home and gator-wrestling theme park, formerly #1 in the region, is swiftly being encroached upon by a fearsome and sophisticated competitor called the World of Darkness. Against a backdrop of hauntingly fecund plant life animated by ancient lizards and lawless hungers, the author has written a novel about a family’s struggle to stay afloat in a world that is inexorably sinking. In July we will read Unsaid by Neil Abramson, and in August we will read The Paris Wife, a novel by Paula McLain. If you have any questions you may contact Bonnie Harper.
Summer RE Begins on Sunday, June 17
Our theme for this summer, is “Stories that Inspire”. During the months of June and August, we will be offering an all-ages, story-based program at 11:15 in Fessenden Hall. During the month of July, we will be holding only one service at 10:30 and will offer RE at that time. Nursery care will be available during all of the worship services. There will be no Time for All Ages during the worship services over the summer.
Summer Solstice/Midsummer Celebration at KC’s home in Ravenna
June 23 at 5 PM
Potluck dinner and bbq, bonfire, and interactive ritual for the group!
Bring a dish to share and a lawn chair or blanket!
Contact KC for details.