BETWIXT & BETWEEN WEEKLY NEWS
January 20, 2021

346 Chestnut Street Meadville, PA 16335
(814)-724-4023
Website: www.uumeadville.org
Rev. Alex Holt Email: revalexholt@gmail.com
Office Administrator Email: church@uumeadville.org
Office Hours- Monday-Friday 8:00-2:00 pm

This week at the UU Church of Meadville:

 
Wednesday 1/20/2021  
Thursday 1/21/2021 9:00 AM- Joys and Sorrows Due
7:30 PM- Small Group Zoom
Friday 1/22/2021  
Saturday 1/23/2021  
Sunday 1/24/2021 10:30 AM- Virtual Service- “Strategic imagination”- Bruce Harlan
Monday 1/25/2021 9:00 AM- Oracle Submissions Due
Tuesday 1/26/2021  
 

SUNDAY SERVICE
“Strategic imagination”- Bruce Harlan
When we challenge deep-rooted assumptions and reject the tendency to assess new innovations and opportunities by current systems and standards, we unleash the transformative power of our collective imaginations.

*Thank you for joining our Zoom live service. Please know that the service will be recorded for use on the UUCM’s YouTube and Facebook pages. If you do not give consent to have your image recorded, please turn your computer’s camera off. Thank you and we hope you enjoy the service.

Topic: Zoom Session for UUCM
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98053799996?pwd=akdSOWtJZkdnUlA5ajR3dzluMExvZz09
Meeting ID: 980 5379 9996
Passcode: 658080
Dial by your location +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

Please click on this link to read lots of information and prepare yourself for the virtual service.  There is information at the end of that page if you would like help getting started with Zoom or support with your Zoom account. Please contact Rev. Alex if you have any questions, 864-508-6836.

LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE
If you missed last Sunday’s service, you can watch it here: January 17, 2021

FROM REV. ALEX

Don’t forget!
We have the weekly Thursday night 7:30 Zoom small group to check in with one another, solve the questions of life, and to appreciate each other’s company. The topic this week will be “What do you most look forward to when covid restrictions are lifted?” Here’s the zoom link https://zoom.us/j/92138666320
 
A special thanks to 8 people who have signed up for the “How to be An Anti-Racist” class that began Sunday. The class is now closed to newcomers.
 
Three (or possibly four)people have offered poems and commentaries for the January 31 service. Hope to have a great turnout to hear Corinne, Joyce, and Josh read poems that are meaningful to them and perhaps for you as well.

FIVE WISHES
Members of the congregation have alerted me to “The Five Wishes” program. It presents a carefully laid out program of planning for final wishes before we die. What’s important? What are our wishes for medical providers? “Do not resuscitate” decisions? What do we want our family to know in advance? Please look at the link below for important information.
 https://fivewishes.org/docs/default-source/Samples/five-wishes-presenters-guide.pdf
 If you have any questions or would like help with preparing your five wishes, please let me know and I’ll help out

INSPIRATION OF THE WEEK

  We are living in an historic moment. We are each called to take part in a great transformation. Our survival as a species is threatened by global warming, economic meltdown, and an ever-increasing gap between rich and poor. Yet these threats offer an opportunity to awaken as an interconnected and beloved community.
– Desmond Tutu
 

SHARE-THE-PLATE

Every month we share our offerings with a community group whose mission is consonant with ours. This month we have selected the Meadville Soup Kitchen. The soup kitchen was founded in 1982 when the former Avtex and Talon industrial plants began shutting down operations. As jobs disappeared, the United Way of Western Crawford County and the Meadville Ministerium decided the soup kitchen was needed.

UU FRIENDS

Hope everyone is taking good care of themselves and their loved ones. During this difficult time of confinement and social distancing, we need to busy ourselves with productive activities… Just a reminder that our “Yard Sales” project remains in effect on an ongoing basis…Now is the perfect time to clean out those closets or tackle the attic. You’re bound to have some treasures to sell! Remember all you have to do is snap a picture and text it along with a description about the item to Michele (814) 332–0999 or to Peggy (724) 256-2268 and we will take care of it from there. Posting on Facebook is one of the easiest and fastest ways to make money…

And remember our Ooh La La consignment boutique account is up and running. The store has reopened and appointments are required to dropping off items for consignment. There is also a “25 item per person per day“ limit. As a reminder, items need to be in very good condition,  free of “issues” (no snags, stains, fading) and in current style and on hangers with no wrinkles.…As always thanks for helping out. Since we created this account, we’ve made over $1000!

Love and Light to All…
Michele Baker

VANCO ONLINE GIVING
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Meadville is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving online!  Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the Internet.
Simply follow these easy steps:
Visit the church website at uumeadville.org
Click on the give link located at the very top of the webpage next to the Facebook Icon.  You can also find the give link under Stewardship.
Click on the Create Profile button, then
Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your one time or recurring contributions.
You can now make donations and pledge payments through the secure Vanco system. Click here to set up your free account. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS 

·        CURRENT CALENDAR

·        JANUARY ORACLE

·         DIRECTORY

·         STEWARDSHIP AND FUNDRAISING

·         RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FOR OUR CHILDREN

·         ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT

·         SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTION TEAM