BETWIXT & BETWEEN WEEKLY NEWS
October 13, 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 10/13/2021 7:00pm- Meditation Group
Thursday 10/14/2021 7:30pm- Thursday Zoom Drop-in Group
Friday 10/08/2021  
Saturday 10/09/2021  
Sunday 10/10/20211 10:30am-“The Spirituality of Sabbath-time”- Rev. Alex Holt
Monday 10/11/2021  
Tuesday 10/12/2021  


WEEKLY INCOME
Pledges-$515.00
Non-Pledge- $43.50
Share the Plate- $43.50
Rentals- $250.00
Fundraiser-$0.00
Coffee Hour- $2.00
Vanco Pledge- $350.00
Vanco Non-pledge- $75.00


SUNDAY SERVICE- 10:30AM
“The Spirituality of Sabbath-time”- Rev. Alex Holt
Do we have busy lives? Do we know when and how to stop our busyness? How can the ancient practice of sabbath be used in a secular setting to find rest?
  
 If you missed last week’s service, you can listen to it here. 
 
FROM REV. ALEX
I hope everyone had a peaceful holiday this long weekend. Here’s some news:

Deb Lehman is in the rehab unit at the Grove St. location. She’s doing much better and plans to be home on Wednesday. Family will be there to help her for now. She may be helped with meals later on but will let us know if they are needed.”

Amelia Carr is back home after suffering a minor stroke some days ago. She is doing much better and told me she’s back to work. No need for meals at the present time.

One of Tom Ritchie’s sons called me to pass along that Tom was in an auto accident early last week. Broken bones and I expect a long recovery. He is recovering and I believe will move to rehab in the near future. He and sons would appreciate cards sent to Tom’s address: 491 Jackson Park Drive Meadville, PA 16335

I’d invite all of us to listen to the Chris Pierce song from last year. I found it very powerful. It’s called “American Silence” I’d like to have this song as a discussion topic for the Thursday night check-in this week.
https://youtu.be/80dpcoV5eVU

Thursday night Zoom check-in at 7:30. Here’s the Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/96889032190

“Introduction to Meditation for Skeptics are other Busy People” on Wednesdays at 7:00 in the Arthur Room (walk in front doors and turn right into the short hallway). Just imagine, a time of silence in our lives…anyone is welcome.

SIGN-UPS SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2021
Please sign up for the date most convenient dates for you September through December 2021. You can sign up by the following links or the sign-up sheet in the Parish House. Thanks for your help with the ongoing tradition.

SERVICE LEADERS
SOUND TECHNICIAN
COFFEE HOUR HOSTS
USHERS

 

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

Maybe the desire to make something beautiful is the piece of god that is inside each of us.
 
~ Mary Oliver
Maybe Something Beautiful – Maybe Something Beautiful .:. How Art  Transformed a Neighborhood
 
 
SHARE-THE-PLATE
Every month we share our offerings with a community group whose mission is consonant with ours. This month we have selected Women’s Services. Since 1977, Women’s Services has worked to help victims of domestic and sexual violence.

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