BETWIXT & BETWEEN WEEKLY NEWS
October 21, 2020

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 8:30-2:00 pm

This week at the UU Church of Meadville:

Wednesday 10/21/2020  
Thursday 10/22/2020 7:30 PM- Small Group Meeting
9:00 AM- Joys and Sorrows Due
Friday 10/23/2020  
Saturday 10/24/2020  
Sunday 10/25/2020 10:30 AM- Virtual Service- “We Need Not Think Alike to Love Alike: The Old Bridge We Walk…” -Rev. Alex Holt
Monday 10/26/2020 9:00 AM- Oracle Submissions Due
Tuesday 10/27/2020

2:00 PM- B&B Submissions Due

 
SUNDAY SERVICE

10:30 AM-Virtual Service-“We Need Not Think Alike to Love Alike: The Old Bridge We Walk…” -Rev. Alex Holt
“We all know how 2020 feels as an uncontrollable year. Then, there’s 2021 to consider. UUCM is ready to begin a new year in a strange time. It’s stewardship Sunday and it doesn’t have to be terrifying or guilt-ridden. How do we walk along the bridge into the future of UUCM?

*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.

Contact the Church office at church@uumeadville.org to receive the link to the virtual 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:October 18, 2020

 

FROM REV. ALEX

Small Group Meeting
Thursday 7:30 pm Zoom Small Group topic this week is Finding Joy. Zoom link is https://zoom.us/j/96846562490

For Pet Blessing and Memory Service November 1
Please have your animal companion with you if possible to introduce them to us online. Otherwise, a photo to share during the service is fine.
What about personal pets who have died this year? Please send in a digital photo of your departed pet with their name and age (if possible). Jodi will put them on slides so we can honor them during the service. We will need photos of departed pets by Wednesday, October 28 for inclusion in the service.
Questions: Rev. Alex (864-508-6836 or revalexholt@gmail.com
 
Future Discussion and Action Group on Race and Reckoning
We plan to begin an ongoing discussion and action group (probably every two weeks) using Ibram X. Kendi’s book “How to be an Anti-Racist”. Be prepared to see a flyer very soon with more details. We plan to begin the online class Sunday afternoon on January 17 (MLK Sunday).
 
Joys and Sorrows Reminder
Please remember to send in a personal joy or sorrow by Thursday at 9 am if you’d like it included in the Sunday service. If you attend the service, you can write down your joy or sorrow in the chat for reading later in the service.

 INSPIRATION OF THE WEEK

Freedom for me is the ability to commit to my soul’s purpose and live it.
When I’m in freedom, it’s like singing in a choir where you guys all hit the chord together
and there’s a resonance and in the moment you feel so connected to everyone you’re singing with
and you feel like everything is possible because it just rings with this tone,
and you realize how much more is happening in the world than you really can sense.
It’s those moments of complete congruence, that’s when I really feel free.
 
~ Cristina Orbe

Choral Extravaganza brings valley choirs together |  
                        
SHARE-THE-PLATE
Every month we share our offerings with a community group whose mission is consonant with ours. This month we have selected Tamarack Wildlife Center. Tamarack specializes in the  rescue, treatment and release of  injured, orphaned and sick wildlife. Additionally, Tamarack provides public education programs and materials on the  behavior,  feeding habits, and natural habitats of many of  Pennsylvania’s species of wildlife

CHRISTMAS MARKET CRAFT FAIR

UUCM will host a Craft Fair Fundraiser the weekend of December 4, 5, & 6 in the Parish House. Local crafters are invited to participate.   UUCM will sell timed entry tickets in order to control crowd size and take other precautions to ensure social distancing and everyone’s safety.  

How can I help?? Contact Jodi at the Church Office or Deb Lehman to:

*Refer any local artisans willing to vend at the Market

*Volunteer to work at the door checking in shoppers and selling raffle tickets

   *Contribute to the Silent Auction raffle baskets.

We hope to make this a fun and profitable event!!!



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

·        SEPTEMBER ORACLE

·         DIRECTORY

·         STEWARDSHIP AND FUNDRAISING

·         RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FOR OUR CHILDREN

·         ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT

·         SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTION TEAM