|Weekly Update - April 19|
Weekly Update - April 19, 2012
New Member Potluck - 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Gore Hall
Church leaders and new member sponsors are invited to meet and welcome those who completed the March Journey to Membership workshop. Please bring a dish to share.
Worship - 9:00am & 11:30am, Sanctuary
Earth Day, Rev. Kathy Schmitz
Earth Day falls on a Sunday this year. We'll take time to consider areas of concerns as well as to celebrate the blessings of the planet that sustains us. This is also our New Member Sunday - join us in welcoming our newest members.
Children's Religious Education - 10:15 to 11:15am, Religious Education Complex
Classes are based on Tapestries of Faith Curricula for Kindergarten through High School
All sessions are drop-in Friendly.
YUUth Group for teens meets on the first and third Sundays from 1:00 - 2:00 in the RE Assembly Room and Room 14 of the RE Complex
Adult Religious Education - 10:15 to 11:15am
All sessions are drop-in friendly! For more info click here.
In the Library: Newcomer Orientation: Are you a newcomer to our church? Would you like to meet our minister, Reverend Kathy Schmitz, learn more about Unitarian Universalism, and get answers to any questions you may have? If so, the Membership Committee invites you to attend this hour-long Orientation between the two worship services.
Green Track, Room 9: Our “Green” adult religious education track is currently using Spirit in Practice from the UUA’s Tapestry of Faith. Today, in Workshop 9, we explore Justice Practices
Community Room (aka Room 18): Spiritual Literacy: Each fourth Sunday, we use a video discussion series that uses short films to prompt discussion on a variety of topics. This month Bob Leger leads our session on Love: The way is in the heart. Love flowers in all the familiar places and also in a diner, a chemotherapy unit and a city street.
The Alliance - 10:00am, Gore Hall
We will have our annual meeting Tuesday, the 24th, with a potluck luncheon. There will be an election of new officers. Our membership dues are $10.00 and we are always glad to accept a bigger donation.
Choir Rehearsal - 7:00pm, Room 3
All singers, all ages, all levels of experience and ability are encouraged to join in rehearsals, both to prepare music for presentation in worship services and to build joyous connections with other singers and musicians in the congregation. Come and sing!
Meditation Group - 7:00pm, Gore Hall
This is an open, ongoing meditation group, offered free of charge each week. All are welcome. No registration is required.
Happy Earth Day from Green Team!
We'll be renewing our congregational membership to UUMFE and you may browse the new site and make additional gifts if you wish.
Thank You to Blood Donors
Thank you to all the kind people that donated at the recent First U blood drive. There were a total of 12 people registered and they collected from 8-- for approximately 24 lives saved.
UUA Stewardship Consultant
On Saturday, May 5, a Stewardship Consultant from the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) will meet leaders and participants from various areas of congregational life. A more detailed schedule will be available in next week’s eblast.
We will be returning to a single Sunday morning worship service for the summer. Click here for more details
Proposed Budget Ready for Your Review
The Budget Task Force has completed a Proposed Budget for 2012-2013, and the Board of Trustees has endorsed it. Now you have the opportunity and duty to review it before our Annual Meeting on May 20, where we as a congregation will vote on whether to approve this budget. A lot of time and thoughtful consideration has gone into this effort. Please add your good thinking to the process! Here's a link to it on our 1U website: Proposed Budget 2012-2013 Packetnew! This link goes to the following location on our 1U website (you must sign in as a member to access this): Members --> File Downloads --> Governance --> Congregational Meetings --> Budget--> Proposed Budget 2012-2013 Packet.pdf
Our Annual Meeting
April Board Minutes Now Available
The approved minutes of the April 2012 Board of Trustees meeting are now available for your review on the 1U website at this link:
You can also get to them by going to www.orlandouu.org, log in as a member, click on Members, then File Downloads, then Governance, then Board of Trustees, then 2012 BOT, then (04)_April_2012_Board_Minutes_Packet.
April Oracle Now Available
Click here for the online articles.
Member's version - log in and click here (more info, printable format)
April 27 - Francis Dávid* Café: A Drop In-Discussion Group - 7:00pm, Library
New folks are always welcome! Learn more
April 27 - Community Sing/Karaoke at 1U - 7:00 pm, Gore Hall
Dinner with Friends
Members and Friends, Dining Together, All Over Town. Dinners will be held on Saturday, April 28, around 6 p.m. at the homes of various church members. Each person attending brings a different part of the meal. Sign up no later than Apr. 21st. Hosts and group arrangements will be notified by April 22nd. Questions? Contact Alan Oberholtzer.
April 29 - Social Justice & Outreach Gathering - 12:45 pm, Assembly Room
It’s time to check in on our Social Justice and Outreach activities for this year and begin planning for next year. We’ll have a quick review of the year, assess what has worked well and what we would like to do differently, and start our planning for the year ahead. Everyone is welcome. If you’ve been thinking about getting more involved in this area of 1U life, this is a perfect opportunity to learn more about what is going on.
April 29 – 1U MidLife Couples Group -- Theater Event
May 5 - UUA Stewardship Consultation
May 5 - Beltane Celebration - 7:00pm, Assembly Room
May 6 - One Room Schoolhouse for all ages - 10:15, Assembly Room
We will immerse ourselves in some beautiful expressions of Buddhism and look at the role of compassion in this spiritual tradition. This is the last in our series of One Room Schoolhouses this year, so we will also revisit the Charter for Compassion and create our own video version of the Charter.
May 15 - 1U Book Club - 1:00 pm, Hiett Library
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor
May 20 - Congregation Annual Meeting
May 20 - RE Sunday
9:00 am: Rehersal for RE Sunday will begin in the Assembly Room during the first Woship Service and continue throughout the RE Hour.
Cluster, District, Regional & National News & Events
General Assembly Info
The General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association takes place this year June 20-24 in Phoenix, Arizona. See uua.org/ga for more info. Registration and housing opened March 1. Early registration with a lower fee ends April 30. For more information, go to www.uua.org/ga
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