BETWIXT & BETWEEN WEEKLY NEWS
May 20, 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 5/27/2020 9:00-12:00 PM- Rev. Alex’s Office Hours
7:30 PM-Zoom Meditation and Healing Group
Thursday 5/28/2020 11:00-1:00 PM- Rev. Alex’s Office Hours
7:30 PM- Zoom Gathering
Friday 5/29/2020 1:00 PM- Ernst Trail Walk
Saturday 5/30/2020  
Sunday 5/31/2020 10:30 AM- Online Worship-Josh Searle-White          12:00 PM-  Coffee Hour Lite
Monday 5/24/2020  
Tuesday 5/25/2020 2:00 PM- B&B Submissions Due
7:30 PM- Zoom Gathering

FROM REV. ALEX

I’ve tried to have fun topics for the Tuesday and Thursday small groups. The Tuesday group came up with a topic on how we experience and like The Princess Bride movie. I’ve never seen it so I took it as a gentle dare to improve my mind. I’ll watch it this weekend. If anyone wants to join us next Tuesday or Thursday for small groups to discuss the movie, please enter the meetings by video or audio/
 
 
Coffee-hour Lite: I’ve proposed to the board and others that we try an outdoor coffee hour Sunday, May 31 at noon. We’d be in the back yard of the Parish House with chairs 6′ apart. The configuration of chairs would likely be triads. Bring your own non-alcoholic refreshments, please. We’ll provide the chairs. Wearing masks is optional but bring one with you. Will have access to Parish House for restrooms. More info next B&B. Contact me if questions or concerns.
 
This week is my designated week off but I’ll be here for any emergencies.
 
Here’s information on the weekly Zoom class and small group meetings:
 
UPDATED: Tuesday Small Group Open Meeting 7:30 pm Click  https://zoom.us/j/735929851
Wednesday Meditation Group 7:30 pm Click https://zoom.us/j/290518191
UPDATED: Thursday Small Group Open Meeting 7:30 pm Click  https://zoom.us/j/686518026
Sunday Mindful Eating Class 12 noon Click https://zoom.us/j/93820369947
 
SHARE-THE-PLATE
Every month we share our offerings with a community group whose mission is consonant with ours. This month we have selected Center for Family.  The Center for Family Services helps those who are struggling to get back on their feet with life’s essentials: food, clothing, shelter, and utilities.  If you are able, please make a donation to them online, in any amount you are able. May we be committed to using our gifts to make a difference in the world. Thank you! 

CITY GARDEN
Last summer, the ARC took over a section of the UU lawn for a City Garden. City Gardens are small plots throughout the city that grows vegetables/herbs available to people passing by to pick. ARC committed to the plot to give their clients an outlet within the community. Due to the pandemic, community activities through the ARC has been suspended. This year the importance of providing fresh produce is utmost. If any UU member would like to help plant and maintain the garden for this season (hopefully next year the ARC will return), it would be appreciated. If you can’t physically help but have seed, plants you can donate (flowers included) please call or email Shayna Morrison 412-908-0009 email: shaynajmorrison@gmail.com

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 we DO still have our Ooh La La consignment boutique account is up and running. The store itself is closed right now of course but when it is re-opened feel free to drop off ladies’ summer clothing items for consignment. Since we created the 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

·      MAY ORACLE

·         DIRECTORY

·         STEWARDSHIP AND FUNDRAISING

·         RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FOR OUR CHILDREN

·         ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT

·         SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTION TEAM