UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF MEADVILLE

JULY 17, 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 August Oracle is Monday, July 29th by 9:00 am.
Please submit entries in a word document to our Office Administrator Jodi Sipos church@uumeadville.org.
 

CLICK HERE FOR OUR CURRENT CALENDAR

CLICK HERE FOR OUR JULY ORACLE

 

SPOTLIGHT! 

SUMMER SERVICES
The summer theme is Embodied Spirituality. Services will be held in the Arthur Room of the  Parish House.

July 21: “Labyrinth”  Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker

July 28: “The Spirit and Energy of Drumming”  Caron Carnahan

August 4: “Music”  Jennifer Hellwarth and Josh Searle-White

August 11: “Qigong Energy Movement” Karen Schreiber

August 18: “Mantra Meditation” Caron Carnahan

August 25: Church Picnic at Bicentennial Park

September 1: “Mindfulness in Every Day Life” James Reedy

This week at the UU Church of Meadville:

Wednesday
7/17/2019
Thursday
7/18/2019
Friday
7/19/2019
Saturday
7/20/2019
Sunday
7/21/2019
10:30 AM – “Labyrinth” Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker
12:00-1:30 PM- “A House for Hope” Book Study
Monday
7/22/2019
Tuesday
7/23/2019
 2:00 PM- 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 JULY 21, 2019, 10:30 AM

“Labyrinth” Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker
This service will be held in the Arthur Room.

Ministry of Connection (Coffee Hour Hosts): Kerstin and Marks Ams

**July-December sign-up sheets are available in the Parish House.

WHY WE SHARE: JULY’S SHARE-THE-PLATE  RECIPIENT: WOMEN’S SERVICES
Since 1977, Women’s Services has worked to help victims of domestic and sexual violence. Women’s Services believes that every individual has value and has the right:
· to be safe in mind and body
· to live out of harm’s way in affordable housing
· to be treated with respect and compassion
Thanks to visionary leadership, allied professionals, community stakeholders, and a committed group of staff and volunteers, Women’s Services has offered hope and encouragement to many. Our years of service to Crawford County and the Meadville area have taught us repeatedly that we are fortunate to be part of such a truly generous and caring community.
SEARCH TEAM UPDATE
The Board and the Search Team are pleased to announce the Rev Alex Holt has been contracted to serve the UUCM congregation beginning August 2019 on a half time basis.  Rev Holt is a graduate of Starr King school for Ministry and has served as an Interim and consulting minister at various congregations since 1993. His most recent posting was at Westside Seattle congregation where he served as an Interim for three years.  He also holds a BA from University of Southern Maine and a Masters from Penn State University
Rev Holt has also served as chair and co-chair of the UUA Addictions Ministry Team and on the board of the Buddhist Recovery Network. He brings a broad range of experience to our congregation and has developed and taught classes as diverse as ‘ Jesus Reconsidered’,  “ Mindful Eating’ and ‘ 12 Steps to a Compassionate Life’. He is an avid photographer.
Rev Alex will be moving to the Meadville community with his 2 cats and a thousand books.  He is anxious to meet members of the congregation and has requested we plan circle suppers so he can get to know us better.
The Board and Search Team are looking forward to this opportunity and believe Rev Holt has the skills and heart to promote growth in the congregation on every level.

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.

Exciting things are being planned for our upcoming RE program starting in the fall! More information coming to you soon. Stay tuned!

Join in at any time, we welcome you.
Join us for our judgement-free Sunday School Program where children can freely search for their own truth and meaning.
Questions? Contact Kristina Brink, CRE 724-977-2945 kristina.brink.UURE@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/
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 meeting: July 21st. Meeting time: 12:00-1:30 pm.

 

FRENCH CREEK CLEAN-UP 2019
Saturday, September 7th
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Meadville has been a proud sponsor of the French Creek Clean-up for the past four years. We will collect donations to reach our sponsorship goal of $250 through out the summer. So far, we have collected $162.84. Checks can be made payable to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Meadville with French Creek Clean-up in the memo. There will be a collection box in the Parish House. We will also organize another team for this year’s clean-up.  A sign up sheet is available in the Parish House. Please include your best contact number and t-shirt size.  The drop off and after party will be held at the Voodoo Brewery Production Facility from 12-4:30pm.

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+ AUGUST 20TH
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, AUGUST 20TH.

 

 

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

SOUP KITCHEN AUGUST 2, 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

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).