BETWIXT & BETWEEN WEEKLY NEWS
April 21, 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 4/21/2021  
Thursday 4/22/2021 7:30 PM- Discussion Group Zoom
Friday 4/23/2021  
Saturday 4/24/2021  
Sunday 4/25/2021
  10:30 AM- Virtual Service- “Finding the Other Shore”-Rev. Alex Holt
Monday 4/26/2021  
Tuesday 4/27/2021 2:00 PM- B&B Submissions Due
 

SUNDAY SERVICE
“Finding the Other Shore”-Rev. Alex Holt
A very common metaphor in Buddhist and in Hindi teachings is journeying to ‘the other shore’ of Awakening awareness? How can this apply to American disagreements about immigration and ‘foreigners’ illegally coming to this country? 

*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.

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: April 18, 2021

FROM REV. ALEX

What is the most appealing, or wise story you remember from childhood? It could be a children’s book or your own personal experience. I’ll do a service on May 2 called “The Power of Stories” and you can speak for 3-5 minutes to share its meaning. Interested? Please text or email me if you have any questions. I’ll need to know by this coming weekend.

Many of you likely know that Aggie Ritchey died this last week after a long, lingering illness. Her husband, Tom Ritchey, and their sons put together a funeral service with me quickly. We had a small service last Friday. Tom and the family appreciate all the help of the church.

My scheduled week off will be April 26 to May 1. I will be available for any emergencies.

 Here’s the Discussion Group Zoom link:https://zoom.us/j/94137702562
 
CYNTHIA BURTON ESTATE SALE PART TWO
Peggy Bell and Deb Lehman will hold another garage sale. They will need help this Thursday evening (4/22) to set up the tent and price merchandise. They will also need help Friday morning at 8:00am to move furniture and continue pricing; and Saturday at noon to help tear down and clean. Please contact either Peggy (724-256-2268) or Deb (814-547-4627) if you are able to help. 

Garage Sale Hours
Friday April 23rd 9:00am-3:00pm
Saturday April 24th 9:00am-1:00pm

Location
678 Russell Avenue
Meadville, PA 16335
 
 
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

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 Teen Lounge. A group of Crawford County teens worked together with the Meadville Neighborhood Center to  create a lounge in the basement of UUCM. They continue to create a safe place for teens to come hang out, enjoy music, art, and snacks, make friends and feel a sense of support from their peers.

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

·      APRIL ORACLE

·         DIRECTORY

·         STEWARDSHIP AND FUNDRAISING

·         RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FOR OUR CHILDREN

·         ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT

·         SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTION TEAM