BETWIXT & BETWEEN WEEKLY NEWS

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 7:30-1:30 pm

 

SUNDAY SERVICE

DECEMBER 11, 2022
“Sunshine”- Josh Searle-White
This service celebrates the work done by Ian Carbone and his      Allegheny College students to install a solar power array on the Parish House roof.  Come hear about the challenges the students faced and the successes they achieved.  Our church’s vision of   partnering with the community has become a reality!  You’ll have the opportunity to preview a short documentary film made about the process, and John Hyatt, Aimee Reash, Jennifer Hellwarth, Phil Foxman, and Josh Searle-White will offer a range of sunshine-themed music.

If you missed last week’s service, you can listen to it HERE.

SHARE-THE-PLATE
Every month we share our offerings with a community group whose mission is consonant with ours. This month we have selected St. James Haven. St. James Haven is a twelve bed, temporary, overnight shelter for homeless men.

SUNDAY CREW
Coffee Hour Hosts- Sue Mallick
Service Leader- No Volunteer Needed
Usher-Volunteers Needed

SIGN-UPS 2022
Please sign up for the date most convenient dates for you through December 2022. 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
COFFEE HOUR HOSTS
USHERS

THIS WEEK AT THE UU CHURCH OF MEADVILLE

Wednesday 12/07/2022- 6:00pm Meditation Group
Thursday 12/08/2022- 6:00pm Meditation Group
Friday 12/09/2022- 10:00am- Soup Kitchen
Saturday 12/10/2022- 10:30am- Hanging of the Greens
Sunday 12/11/2022- 10:30am Sunday Service- “Sunshine”- Josh Searle-White
Monday 12/12/2022
Tuesday 12/13/2022- 9:00am B&B Submissions Due; 11:00am-Worship Committee Meeting

WEEKLY INCOME
Pledges-$2,330.00
Non-Pledge- $26.00
Share the Plate- $68.00
Rentals- $250.00
Fundraiser-$0.00
Coffee Hour- $0.00
Poinsettia/Wreath- $100.00
Memorial Fund- $0.00
For Shipping Books- $0.00
Vanco Pledge- $0.00
Vanco Non-pledge- $75.00

 

OPPORTUNITY TO ORDER CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS AND WREATHS

The church will again offer the opportunity to honor or memorialize a loved one at the Christmas Eve Service. A special insert will be prepared and included in the order of service. Deadline for purchasing a poinsettia is Sunday December 18th, 2022. Poinsettias (6” pots) will be available to take home after the service on December 24th.  Cost for a Poinsettia is $15.00. We have ordered a dozen of them in a variety of colors.
Two wreaths will decorate the sanctuary doors but are not available to take home. You may dedicate one of these for a donation of $50.00. There will also be seven window wreaths. You may dedicate one of these for a donation of $25.00.
Order forms are located in the Parish House. You can also contact Jodi to sign up. church@uumeadville.org; 814-724-4023.

HANGING OF THE GREENS
The Church’s annual work party to decorate the sanctuary for the Yule season will happen Saturday December 10th beginning at 10:30 am. We will need lots of help setting up the tree and decorating. Enjoy a chili lunch in the Parish House when the work is complete!   Everyone welcome!   Any questions – contact Deb Lehman

SPECIAL PROGECT
The Women’s Health Group is working on a Special project to thank the candidates who ran for office in the last election. Thank You Cards were provided after the service for those who would like to participate. If you would like to send a Thank You Card to your candidate whether they won or lost, you can drop it at the church office, and we will see that they get it. We would like to complete the project within the next week.

 FROM REV. ALEX

This is my monthly designated week off but I will be available for any emergencies. I’ll be here through the holidays.

The Buddhist meditation group will meet every Wednesday and Thursday as usual at 6 pm in the Arthur Room. 

The Tuesday night Social Justice group will meet again on January 10 after taking a holidays break. A special thanks to all those who helped with the election campaigns, the yearly Halloween parade in Meadville, and other works in progress.

ROOFING MATERIAL NEEDED
If anyone has 10 feet of extra rolled asphalt roofing (or commercial rubberized roofing) please contact Dave Anderson so it can be used to recover the sanctuary basement door before winter.  

 

INSPIRATION OF THE WEEK

To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.
To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,
and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,
and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings.
 
~ Wendell Berry

 
 
 
 

STEWARDSHIP AND FUNDRAISING

ONGOING FUNDRAISER- OOH LA LA 
Fall intake starts August 2 down at the Ooh La La Consignment Boutique. Call for appt or drop by if you have just a few items. Please bring items clean, pressed and on hangers. Help us with our ongoing  fundraiser! Thanks, Michele B (814-332-0999). 

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

·          DECEMBER ORACLE

··         STEWARDSHIP AND FUNDRAISING

·         SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTION TEAM