UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF MEADVILLE

March 20, 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

 

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

The deadline for submissions for the April Oracle is Monday, March 25th by 9:00 am.
Please submit entries in a word document to our Office Administrator Jodi Sipos church@uumeadville.org.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR MARCH ORACLE

 

SPOTLIGHT! 

UUCM GARAGE SALE 2019
MAY 30, 31 AND JUNE 1ST (WEEKEND AFTER MEMORIAL DAY)
LIVE AND DIRECT FROM LEHMAN AND BELL GARAGES ON RUSSELL AVENUE, MEADVILLE PA
We have the sites and we have the dates, all that is needed are your finest items of value that you would like to pass on for this annual super fundraiser. We are not quite ready for drop offs of items, but we are preparing to be able to be able to accept and store items by sometime in April. Meanwhile, please describe, measure and photograph large items that we can sell right now at our ongoing garage sale. Text those details to Michele Baker, 814-332-0999. For questions about the live and direct sale, please call Peggy Bell, 724-256-2268.

 

This week at the UU Church of Meadville:

Wednesday
3/20/2019
Thursday
3/21/2019
Friday
3/22/2019
Saturday
3/23/2019
Sunday
3/24/2019
9:00 AM- Choir
9:00-10:00 AM- Community Reading Group
10:30 AM – Worship- “Flunking Sainthood”
Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker, Interim Minister
Monday
3/25/2019
9:00 AM- Oracle Submission Deadline
Tuesday
3/26/2019

 

 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 MARCH 10. 2019, 10:30 AM

“Flunking Sainthood” Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker, Interim Minister
In her wry memoir, Jana Reiss shares a year-long quest to become more saintly by tackling 12 spiritual practices, including fasting, centering prayer, Sabbath-keeping, gratitude, and generosity. Though she begins with the question, “How hard could that be?” Reiss finds to her growing humiliation that she is “flunking sainthood.” In this sermon exploring the myth of enlightenment and the rigors of  real spiritual growth, we’ll examine how we might quest for, and even be satisfied with a process-oriented path. We are in the midst of the “Lenten season.” Toss your halo, keep your wings, and come discover the benefits of “failing better.”

Ministry of Welcome (Ushers): Yvonne Kightlinger
Shared Ministry of Connection (Coffee Hour Hosts): Josh Searle-White and Jennifer Hellwarth
Shared Ministry of Worship and Arts: (Pulpit Assistant): P. Todd Fox (Sound Technician): Mary Spicer

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.

WHY WE SHARE:FRENCH CREEK VALLEY CONSERVANCY
The French Creek Valley Conservancy is a private 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the exceptional water quality, natural habitat, biological diversity and recreational opportunities of the French Creek   Watershed in Northwest Pennsylvania.

 

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.

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FOR OUR CHILDREN

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

Nursery care is always available for our youngest.

2018-2019 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/

Word for Word: Writing for Self-discovery and Renewal with Rev. Robin
Open to new and continuing participants.
Mondays, 5:30-7:00 p.m. – March 11, April 8, May 6, June 3
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:  March 31 and  April 28. Meeting time: 12:00-1:00 pm.

 

COMMUNITY READING SERIES GROUP
A book group will be meeting to discuss Everything for Everyone as part of the Community Reading Series group. If you or someone you know is interested in learning how to strengthen our community, please invite them. Contact Shayna Morrison for more information shaynajmorrison@gmail.com.

Meetings will be held Sunday mornings from 9am-10am in the Arthur Room. If you are interested, please come prepared to discuss the introduction and first chapter the first time we meet.

Sun. March 24 – Ch 6&7

The series will conclude with the NWPA Investment Cooperative’s Invest Together annual meeting on Wednesday, March 27 featuring a Skype session with the book’s author, Nathan Schneider.

 

UU GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2019 – REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 1ST!
Registration for the annual UUA General Assembly opens on March 1st and discounted housing tends to fill up quickly. This year, the Assembly will take place in Spokane, WA from June 19-23, 2019. We have some funds available for congregants who would like to attend and serve as  delegates. Contact Rev. Robin if you’d  be interested. Others who have attended GA and can speak about their experiences are Leigh Lynes and Deb Lehman.
All the details of GA – the programs, issues, events, etc. can be found at:
https://www.uua.org/ga
SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTION TEAM

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+ MARCH 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, March 19th.

 

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

NURSERY ATTENDANT NEEDED
We need someone to serve as the Nursery Attendant during Sunday services from 10:15-12:15. $20 per Sunday. Appropriate experience, a commitment to the position and all regular clearances expected. Please contact Corinne Chafey, 814-724-6726.

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).