Weekly Update-June 6, 2013
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Crafty Crafters Circle - 6:30pm, Room 9
Church members and friends gather to talk, sew, weave, craft, share, philosophize and just generally enjoy the heck out of everyone's company until 8:30pm. All are welcome! BYO crafts, games, and conversation.
Campus Tenders Volunteer Work Day, 9:00am (Meet in the Enrichment Center courtyard)
Due to a memorial service on campus during our work day, please park on the adjacent neighborhood streets a couple of blocks away (not Hampton). Join us in tending to and beautifying the church campus. We work in pairs and in groups, have projects for all ages & abilities and have a snack/social time. Due to the memorial service, goals for this work day are limited to 6 projects in the Enrichment Center. Last Month’s Tenders, who completed 6 major buildings and grounds projects, include Alan Oberholtzer, Dan Homblette, Kathy Homblette, Grace Thomason (Kathy’s Mother), Lynn Rigney, and Martha Hartgering.
"Genetically Modified Foods: From Frankenfood to Frankenpeople," 1:00pm, Sanctuary
Through film and a slide presentation, Lynn Unruh, PhD, RN will discuss the extent of genetically modified food in the American diet, and its risk to human health and future food production. She will discuss policies to curb the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in our food, such as legislating mandatory labeling of GMO in the state of Florida. This event, which runs until 3:00pm, is co-sponsored by the Florida School of Holistic Living, the Green Team of the First Unitarian Church of Orlando, and the Homegrown Local Food Cooperative. Dr. Unruh is Professor of Health Services Administration in the Department of Health Management and Informatics at the University of Central Florida. A nurse and health economist, her research focuses on healthcare workforce and quality issues and the impact of corporatization and globalization on health. Love offerings encouraged. Click here to RSVP.
1U Blood Drive, 8:30am, Parking Lot
Each unit of blood can save up to three lives, so please be sure to mark your calendars. We would love to have those back that kindly gave before and have many new donors as well! For questions, email
Worship Service - 11:00am, Sanctuary (Summer schedule - single service only)
Intergenerational Flower Communion, Rev. Kathy Schmitz
Each person, young & old, is encouraged to bring a flower from garden, shop, or meadow, to create a bountiful and beautiful bouquet at the front of sanctuary. The diversity of flowers represents the many unique gifts we bring to our community. Each person will leave with a flower different from the one they brought as a symbol of the many gifts we receive. The morning will include a Child Dedication Ceremony. This naming ritual is the ceremony by which Unitarian Universalists welcome new children to our community. In the process, we rededicate ourselves to providing spiritual nurture and support for the child and family. While the ceremony most often includes infants, we also include older children who may not have been a part of the congregation as infants. If you would like your child included, please contact Rev. Kathy as soon as possible at
. The choir will perform.
Potluck Lunch After worship join us for a potluck lunch. We will take this opportunity to be all together one last time before summer vacations disperse us to our various adventures. Bring any dish of your choosing to add to our scrumptious buffet!
Children's Religious Education
9:30 - 10:30am Open Classroom/Childcare: Parents can drop their school age children in the Assembly Room at 9:30 in order to attend Adult RE. Children must be picked up and signed out when Adult RE ends at 10:30am.
11:00am Intergenerational Service: Today's worship service is intergenerational and children will remain in the sanctuary for the entire hours. The Nursery is open and the Wiggle Room is available for the young and wiggly..
Adult Religious Education (Sessions are drop-in friendly)
In the Library at 9:30: Spiritual Literacy. The DVD series looks at aspects of spirituality for each letter of the alphabet. Charles Davis will lead the discussion.
In the Community Room at 9:30: Compassionate Communication. Based on the course by psychologist Marshall Rosenberg, these sessions led by Mary Murphy help participants “honor what’s alive” in each of us.
The Alliance -10:30am, Gore Hall
Alliance is having a pot luck and you're invited. Bring a covered dish and yourself. We'll be glad to see you. We gather at 10:30am to work on the bazaar. We will eat at noon and be done by 1:00pm. Come at the time that suits you best!
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. Class is open to all.
Band Practice - 7:00pm, Sanctuary
A Chordia - 7:00pm, Sanctuary
During the summer A Chordia, the women's a cappella group, will meet Wednesday nights from 7-8pm in the sanctuary.
Meditation Group - 7:00pm, Gore Hall
An open, ongoing meditation group offered free of charge each week. All are welcome, no registration required.
Food Bank Volunteers Needed
Second Harvest Food Bank is in need of volunteers for different opportunities. Please view our calendar online to sign up, clicking on the VOLUNTEER NOW button. Special Opportunities coming up:
Now through August: Hunger Study
Second Harvest will be interviewing their clients to learn more about the people they serve. The study will provide comprehensive information on the demographics of emergency food clients and the nature and efficacy of local agencies in meeting food insecurity needs. Volunteers will visit local partner agencies in Orange, Seminole, Osceola & Lake counties, must attend a 4-hour training, must be comfortable with technology, must be comfortable talking with people and LOVE DATA, must be age 18 and up, must have reliable transportation, and will need to sign a confidentiality agreement. Experience with tablets is a plus (!), and bilingual skills (Spanish) are especially useful.
Free A/V Workshops Being Scheduled:
To be included in the scheduling process for either session (or both), email:
and include in your message the topic(s) in which you’re interested as well as your contact information.
Secrets of Professional Microphone Technique - Do you know how to handle a microphone to make your voice sound its best? 1U singers and speakers can benefit from this 60-minute workshop on how to make the most of microphones of all types.
Sound Check and Stage Mix - Another Free Workshop Being Scheduled
When it comes to getting the best sound for both performer and audience, an audio tech uses a sound check to deliver quality sound from each instrument and voice. It's also a chance to perfect the stage and house audio mix. 1U techs, instrumentalists, singers, and even presenters can benefit from this 60-minute workshop on how to deliver the best blend of all the components to please an audience.
June Oracle Available
Click here for online articles. Member's version - log in and click here (more info, printable format).
May Board Minutes Available
Approved Minutes for the May 2013 meeting of your Board of Trustees are now available to members from the 1U website. Click here to access them directly with a member login, or log into the 1U website, click on Members, File Downloads, Governance, Board of Trustees, and then 2013, (05)_May_2013_Board_Minutes_Packetnew.
Missed a Sunday?
Audio recordings for most Sunday sermons are on-line here. Just click and listen.
Join GoogleGroup 1U Justice
1U has a long history of education, public witness, advocacy and volunteering on behalf of social justice programs consistent with our UU principles. Join this GoogleGroup to quickly share and receive listings about broad range of Justice events in Central Florida and beyond about which you can become more informed or attend. To join, email requesting an invitation; type "Please add me to the GoogleGroup 1Ujustice" in the subject line.
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June 15 – 5th Annual Spaghetti Cook-Off Fundraiser, 6:00pm, Gore Hall
In honor of Aaron Teel's Project Walk Orlando fund for his spinal cord injury recovery, the fundraiser runs until 9:00pm. Admission of $20-adult and $10-child covers an endless pasta dinner and sauce tasting, 1 drink ticket, 1 sauce voting ticket, live music (Coons Brothers) and a great tax write-off! Sponsored by 1U, the dinner and cook-off contest are open to the public. A local chef will serve as the contest judge. Find more information at:
Blog - www.spaghetticookoff.wordpress.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/pages/Spaghetti-Cook-off/331519873576137
June 28 – Community Sing/Karaoke - 7:00pm, Hiett Library
Come sing to recorded professional accompaniment in a setting as comfortable as your own family room! When it's your turn, pick the song and singer(s) and we'll make sure everyone has a great musical experience until 10:00. Suggested entrance donation $4; beverages and snacks available-donation suggested, or BYO. Alcohol permitted. Check out the song list sorted by artist and by song title.
Cluster, District, Regional & National News & Events
June 19-23 - UUA General Assembly, Louisville, KY
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