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, no later than Wednesday, 5:00pm. Please remember to include both the start time and location for events. Check the 1U website calendar for information on all our events!
Sweet Open House – 4:00-6:00pm, Rescue Mission
Orlando Rescue Mission has a new cupcake business where the bakers are the homeless and unemployed. High-end cupcakes sell for $30-$33 a dozen. The first 10 dozen cupcakes are free. RSVP at www.allthingssweetorlando.org. For meeting up at 4:00 as a UUSC group, contact
Black Cat Café – 7:30pm, Gore Hall
Come out for this open-mic coffeehouse; share and enjoy great music, poetry, stories, dance & more! All are welcome! Entertainment until 10:30pm, $2 donation. More info: email
or visit on the Web.
Campus Tenders Volunteer Workday – 9:00am, UU Parking Lot
Join other volunteers from 9am to 12pm as we tend to and beautify the church campus. Meet in the 1U parking lot. Bring gardening gloves, gardening tools, sun screen, etc. Contact:
Ronald Vierling Book Reading & Signing – 1:00pm, Dare Bookstore
Ronald Vierling will be the featured writer at at Dare Books, 245 North US 17-92. He will discuss his CLEMENTINE CAMILLE trilogy of novels. A portion of the sales price of any of Ronald’s books purchased by First Unitarian members at Dare Books will be returned to the 1U Church bookstore to help support the its efforts in bringing relevant literary works to the 1U community.
Summer Worship – 10:45am, Sanctuary
Begin Where You Are, Bekah Keyes, Worship Associate & Nicki Drumb, former Worship Associate
A thoughtful perspective on self-acceptance: its impact and implications.
Children's Religious Education – 9:15 to Noon, Religious Education Complex.
We will resume regular Children's Religious Education Classes after Labor Day. Have a safe and wonderful summer. Childcare during Worship and Nursery care will continue to be provided through summer.
Adult Religious Education – 9:30 to 10:30am
All sessions are drop-in friendly! For more info click here.
In the Library: The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God: A film by Ken Burns on this intriguing religious movement indigenous to America.
"Earn Sick Leave" Petition Drive
Carmen Balasquide, a field community organizer with Organize Now, will be at the church before and after the service to provide an opportunity for members to sign a petition to get the Earn Sick Leave measure on the November ballot. Look for her in Gore Hall.
Nora Staton Bookstore Open
The Nora Staton Bookstore, purveyor of UU-related books published by Beacon Press and Skinner House, will be open in Gore Hall after worship. Cash and checks are accepted; sorry, no credit cards. For more information, email
The Alliance – 10:00am, Gore Hall
250 bologna-and-cheese sandwiches for the Homeless Coalition are put together in record time! The Gore Hall kitchen is the place where the action happens. Work continues on the Bazaar too. Alliance Membership: Thank you for renewing and joining the Alliance. And it is never too late. We are 83 members strong. Our match over the$10 dues is $1500. Yea!!
Yoga Class – 6:00pm, Gore Hall
Come be a part of a wonderful journey together as we share one breath, one body, one mind at 1U. This class is open to all. Learn more.
Band Practice – 7:00pm, Sanctuary
Tuesday Nite Band Practice
A Capella Group Rehearsal – 7:00pm, Room 3
Retired Men’s Group – Noon, Gore Hall
An organizational meeting will be held at noon in Gore Hall. A platter of sandwiches from Subway and chips will be provided. This group is open to all men – retired or not – who are interested in meeting on a regular basis. The group will meet to discuss its purpose and activities and decide on a regular meeting day, time and place. Please send any questions, comments or requests for transportation to Bill Spoone at
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.
Help Locate Church Banner
Anyone having information about the location of the church banner is asked to contact Amy in the church office (407-898-3621 x100 or
Help Locate 20' Fiberglas Ladder
Anyone having information about the location of the 20-foot bright orange Louisville-brand extension ladder--on loan to 1U to install the new church overhead screen--is asked to contact Amy in the church office (407-898-3621 x100 or
Join UU Humanist Symposium
The UU Humanist Symposium, a think tank aimed at realizing the generations-old promise of Unitarian Universalist Humanism, has formed. All interested persons should visit http://uuhumanistsymposium.com/.
July Board Minutes Available
The approved minutes of the July 2012 Board of Trustees meeting are now available on our 1U website. Click on this link:(07)_July_2012_Board_Minutes_Packetnew! or go to www.orlandouu.org, click on Members --> File Downloads --> Governance --> Board of Trustees --> 2012 BOT --> (07) July 2012 Board Minutes Packet. You will need to sign in to the website to view this material.
Seeking Choir Director
A job description for the new Choir Director position has been posted to the 1U website. Please share this information with anyone you think might be interested in this position.
New Website Input Sought
Plans are underway for the creation of a new website for the congregation. We know that we have within the congregation a multitude of experiences and perspectives. To try to benefit from all that wisdom, we are seeking written input so that we can easily capture the ideas put forward. Click here for information on how to provide input.
1U MidLife Couples Group
The 1U Midlife Couples Group will be hosting several small group dinners in July. If you are interested in participating in one of these dinners and would like more information, email us at
July Oracle Available
Click here for online articles. Member's version - log in and click here (more info, printable format)
Rev Kathy’s Schedule
Rev. Kathy will be on vacation from July 9-24 (inclusive). In her absence, please contact others who might be of assistance directly. If you are unsure who to contact, please call the church office to be directed.
July 27 – Community Sing/Karaoke at 1U, 7:00pm, Gore Hall
Come perform and enjoy tunes from the 20s to 2012! When it's your turn, you pick the song and the singer(s) and we'll make sure you and everyone have a great musical experience. Doors open to a "Try New Stuff" time from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. Experienced singers go onstage from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $4. If you have CDGs of your own, bring them. For a list of songs sorted by artist and one by song title go to:
July 29 – Social Justice & Outreach Network Follow Up, 12:30pm, Assembly Room
Thirty people attended our April gathering to celebrated the Social Justice and Outreach activities of the year and looked ahead. We agreed to meet again to share both info from General Assembly and research on possible future projects. Until 1:00pm, join us as we make plans for the year ahead. Bring ideas, enthusiasm, or just curiosity.
August 4 – Second Harvest Sorting and Packing Project, 1:00pm
Please plan to join the sorting and packing project at Second Harvest Food Bank at 3533 Mercy from 1-4. We'll need a large group so please bring a friend. Desire to work, have fun and closed toed shoes required!!
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Southeast Winter Institute
Are you interested in vacationing in South Florida and leading a cool workshop at the Southeast Winter Institute in Miami (SWIM)? This winter UU camp in South Miami is held the week of Dec 26-January 1. Get a t-shirt, make new friends, and let your light shine. If interested, contact Phoenix C., the workshop coordinator, at
, after July 24. More info: www.swimuu.org
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