UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF MEADVILLE

JANUARY 16, 2019

 

Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker, Interim Minister

rzflowingforce@gmail.com

(814)- 724-4023 Ext. 302

Minister’s Home Study– 412-727-6870 (Talk or Text- preferred number)

Please see calendar for schedule, or by appointment

 

Church Contact Information

346 Chestnut Street Meadville, PA 16335

(814)-724-4023

www.uumeadville.org

church@uumeadville.org

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The deadline for B&B submissions is Tuesday by 2:00 pm.

The deadline for submissions for the February Oracle is Monday, January 28th by 9:00 am.
Please submit entries in a word document to our Office Administrator Jodi Sipos church@uumeadville.org.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR JANUARY ORACLE

 

SPOTLIGHT! 

VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED
There are still dates open for flower dedication, ushers and pulpit assistants. Please sign up in the Parish House or email Jodi.

Flower Dedication
January 20th-March 31st, April 14th-June 23rd
Ushers
January 27th, February 3rd, 17th & 24th (only one person needed on the 17th &24th), March 10th, 17th & 24th(only one person needed on the 07th &24th),  May 19th- June 9th, June 23rd
Pulpit Assistant
January 27th, February 10th & 17th, March 3rd, May 5th-May 19th, June 2nd-23rd

 

This week at the UU Church of Meadville:

Wednesday
1/16/2019
Thursday
1/17/2019
Friday
1/18/2019
Saturday
1/19/2019
Sunday
1/20/19
9:00 AM- Choir
10:30 AM – Worship- “Come Blow Your Horn” Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker
12:00-1:15 PM- Spirited Conversations Theme: Possibility
Monday
1/21/19
Tuesday
1/22/2019
9:00 AM- B&B Submissions Due

 

 YOUR PRESENCE MATTERS

***PLEASE COME TO THE SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE AND BE PART OF BUILDING UP THE ENERGY AND SPIRIT OF OUR COMMUNITY. Your presence matters. See you in church.  ***

UPCOMING WORSHIP

SUNDAY JANUARY 20, 2018, 10:30 AM

“Come Blow Your Horn” Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker, Interim Minister
Have you ever noticed that “justice” is the only word prominently featured twice in our seven UU principles?  “Peace, liberty, and justice for all” in the 6th, and “Justice, equity and compassion in   human relations” in the 2nd. Together, they offer guideposts to justice making and community   building through compassion. What does it mean to live a “compassionate” life? Two years since the Inauguration of our current President, how can we unite to elect compassionate leaders? The archangel    Gabriel and his horn will be our inspiration as he represents mercy, forgiveness, and transformation, and encourages unity and oneness. This morning, we’ll hear his clarion call.

Ministry of Welcome (Ushers): Peggy Mogush and Matt McElhinny
Shared Ministry of Connection (Coffee Hour Hosts): Peggy Bell and Barb Newcamp
Shared Ministry of Worship and Arts: (Pulpit Assistant): Joyce Milberg
(Sound Technician):Mick Stabile

 

THE MINISTRY WE SHARE Signing up to bring your gifts to our Sunday morning experience is easy! You can sign up for all positions through December 2018 in the Parish House foyer or online through “SignUp Genius http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaeae2ca0fc1-sundays are reconciled on a daily basis.

SHARE THE PLATE DECEMBER: 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.

 

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FOR OUR CHILDREN

DETAILS ON OUR WEBSITE AT: http://uumeadville.org/learning/youth/

Nursery care is always available for our youngest.

2019 PROGRAM – “HOW WAS THE WORLD MADE?” CREATION STORIES AND MYTHS FROM DIFFERENT CULTURES

Join us for our judgement-free Sunday School Program where children can freely search for their own truth and meaning. This fall we will begin to explore Creation Myths and Stories from cultures celebrated all over the world.Join in at any time, we welcome you.
Questions? Contact Kristina Brink, CRE 724-977-2945 kbrink1618@hotmail.com.
REGISTER: Please register each child using this downloadable registration form.

VOLUNTEER FOR THE RE PROGRAM: If you would like to get involved as an adult helper for the RE Classes or family-friendly activities or events, please check the boxes on the RE registration or contact either CRE Kristina Brink (kbrink1618@hotmail.com) or RE Chair, Jane Anderson (jane.anderson811@gmail.com).

 

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT

DETAILS AND REGISTRATION INFO ON THE WEBSITE: http://uumeadville.org/learning/adults/

Spirited Conversations with Rev. Robin

Each month we will meet on a Sunday from 12-1:15 in Living Room to explore a spiritual theme. Next meeting January 20th THEME: POSSIBILITY.

Book Study
“A House for Hope:  the Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-first Century” by John A. Buehrens & Rebecca Ann Parker. Led by Caron Carnahan, CLM
2019 meetings:  Feb. 24, March 31, April 28 and May 26. Meeting time: 12:00-1:00 pm.

 

STEWARDSHIP AND FUNDRAISING

See details on the website at: http://uumeadville.org/visiting-us/stewardship/

VANCO ONLINE GIVING

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Meadville is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving online. Instructions can be found at on the Stewardship page. http://uumeadville.org/visiting-us/stewardship/

ON GOING FUNDRAISING

Consignment and Virtual Yard Sale Still looking for easy mu-la-la from OOh La La.

Details on website.

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTION TEAM

DETAILS ON THE WEBSITE AT: http://uumeadville.org/justice/social-justice-news/

SURJ: SHOWING UP FOR RACIAL JUSTICE.
All are welcome to meet with SURJ once a quarter at 6:00 p.m. at Pizza Villa and for social action witness on the south end of the Diamond on Fridays, 12:00-1:00 pm. The next meeting at Pizza Villa will be March 11th. NAACP
NAACP Unit 2271 meets monthly at United Faith Fellowship Church of God, 561 State St.
ACT
All Citizens Together (ACT) is a local group dedicated to progressive action in the area.

CRAWFORD AREA LGBTQ+ FEBRUARY 19TH

This support group meets at the Parish House on the third Tuesday each month from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Next meeting is Tuesday, February 19th.

 

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

SOUP KITCHEN FEBRUARY 8, 10:00 AM
Every second Friday each month a group of UU volunteers serve meals at the Meadville Area Soup kitchen as a way to help alleviate some of the symptoms of poverty in our region. You are welcome to volunteer. Our congregation’s contact is Marty Thaeler, mthaeler@zoominternet.net  814-807-1480

BIG BROTHERS AND BIG SISTERS (AFFILIATED WITH FAMILY SERVICES OF NW PA)

Is looking for mentors to help with their program.  For more information, contact the office or check out the poster in the Parish House. For more information visit http://www.fsnwpa.org/our-services/parent-education/big-brothers-big-sisters-program/

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

There is a collection basket in the Parish House for box tops and labels for education. They are being collected for the Creating Landscapes Learning Center. For more information and a list of participating products please visit www.boxtops4education.com.

 

WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY

CONNECTING WITH YOUR INTERIM MINISTER

Do you have a question about Unitarian Universalism, the life of this community, or your own spiritual journey? Are you struggling with life’s challenges, seeking support or resources to help you create meaning of it all? Do you have ideas to help enrich congregational life? To reach Rev. Robin (especially in the case of a pastoral issue or event) please call 412-727-6870 or by email at rzflowingforce@gmail.com .

OUR CARING CONNECTIONS

Pastoral care is available to all members and friends, new and longstanding. Our lay pastoral team works with our minister to offer support, practical assistance, and companionship. Please let us know (through our team, staff, musical or affinity groups) of needs for our caring connections. Rev. Robin:  412-727-6870 (home study – talk or text) or rzflowingforce@gmail.com.

RIDES TO SERVICE

If you need a ride to any event or to Sunday’s worship service, please call the church office by noon on Fridays and leave a message (814-724-4023).