UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF MEADVILLE

BETWIXT & BETWEEN WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

 

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 October Oracle is Monday September 24th 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 SEPTEMBER ORACLE

 

SPOTLIGHT! SOUP KITCHEN

VOLUNTEERS STRONGLY NEEDED ON SEPTEMBER 14, 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

 

 

This week at the UU Church of Meadville:

Wednesday
9/12/2018
Thursday
9/13/2018
Friday
9/14/2018
10:00 AM- Soup Kitchen
Saturday
9/15/2018
Sunday
9/16/18
9:00 AM – Choir
10:30 AM – Worship-““Moving into Twilight” Caron Carnahan, CLM
Monday
9/17/18
9:00 AM- Oracle Submissions Due
Tuesday
9/18/18
7:00 PM-Crawford Area  LBGTQ+

 

 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 SEPTEMBER 16, 2018, 10:30 AM

Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker with Mr. Richard Williams, UUPLAN Executive     Director
Mr. Williams will preach the sermon entitled, “What Now? What Next?” About UUPLAN. The Unitarian Universalist Legislative Action Network educates and communicates with our congregations and partners to inspire action. We promote our values to policy makers to   advance just legislation. We advocate for fairness and transparency in the democratic process.
*Mr. Williams will also lead a 30 minute Workshop/Presentation after our service in the Arthur Room

 

Ministry of Welcome (Ushers): Matt McElhinny

Shared Ministry of Connection (Coffee Hour Hosts): Zack Mellring and Lindsay Duncan

Shared Ministry of Worship and Arts: (Pulpit Assistant): Rev. Robin

(Sound Technician): Mick Stabile

 

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.

SHARE THE PLATE SEPTEMBER: UUPLAN
Mission Statement: UUPLAN educates and communicates with our congregations and partners to inspire action. We promote our values to policy makers to advance just legislation. We advocate for fairness and transparency in the democratic process. Note: UUPLAN Executive Director Richard Williams will be in the pulpit with Rev. Robin on September 23 and offering a brief workshop afterwards.

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FOR OUR CHILDREN

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

Nursery care is always available for our youngest.

OUR FALL 2018 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. Began on September 9th 10:30-11:30 am.
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/

Coming of Age…at any age!
A year-long program of discovery and deepening with Rev. Robin. Begins Monday October 8, 6-7:30 p.m.  Meeting monthly. Spirited Conversations with Rev. Robin
Each month we will meet on a Sunday from 12-1:15 in Living Room to explore a spiritual theme. September 23 we will meet with the UUPLAN Director in the Arthur Rm.  First meeting in Living Rm: October 21: “Belonging”

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
Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the church.  Begins October 28, 1-2 p.m.

 

STEWARDSHIP AND FUNDRAISING

See details on the website at: http://uumeadville.org/visiting-us/stewardship/

SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 21, 2018

STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY

Gourmet Breakfast 9:00 am

Celebration of our Congregational 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.

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTION TEAM

DETAILS ON THE WEBSITE AT: http://uumeadville.org/justice/social-justice-news/

GOSPELFEST HOSTED BY THE NAACP SEPTEMBER 29TH

Saturday, September 29th, 12:00-6:00 pm at Diamond Park Square in Meadville.

SURJ: SHOWING UP FOR RACIAL JUSTICE.
All are welcome to meet with SURJ Mondays at 7:00 p.m. at Pizza Villa and for social action witness on the south end of the Diamond on Fridays, 12:00-1:00 pm.
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+ SEPTEMBER 18TH

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, September 18th.

 

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

25th ANNUAL MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY

Save the Date! The 25rd Annual Make a Difference Day will be held Saturday, October 13th, 2018. 
Make a Difference Day is for everyone!
Each year, hundreds of volunteers ranging from children to college students to adults, come together to complete more than 100 projects. In one day, a wide range of projects are completed throughout Western Crawford County including leaf raking, wheel chair ramp building, painting, general clean-up, and much more!
DETAILS AT: www.untiedwaywcc.org.

MEADVILLE LIONS CLUB GLASSES AND HEARING AID COLLECTION

The Meadville Lions Club is currently collecting eyeglasses and hearing aids until October 16 to recycle and distribute around the world to those in need. The Unitarian Church has a recycle box in the Lobby of the Parish Hall and hopes you will consider donating glasses and hearing aids that are no longer in use. For further information contact : Mary Lynne Peters (mlpeters16335@gmail.com).

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

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? Rev. Robin will be on vacation and study leave in July and August. If you need to reach her (especially in the case of a pastoral issue or event) please call 412-727-6870 or by email at rzflowingforce@gmail.com
Fran Smith is available in Meadville as the lay leader of our Pastoral Care team. You can contact her at 814-337-2822 or smithfb65@zoominternet.net.

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:  814-724-4023 (x 302), 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)