Betwixt & Between Weekly Newsletter (B&B)
BETWIXT & BETWEEN WEEKLY NEWS
346 Chestnut Street Meadville, PA 16335
Rev. Alex Holt Email: email@example.com
Office Administrator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours- Monday-Friday 7:30-1:30 pm
MARCH 26, 2023
“ What Can the Shmoo Teach Us About Economic Vulnerability?”- Joe Tompkins
Economic vulnerability is the basis for exploitation, and exploitation is the root of all evil. So says the gospel of the shmoo.
Coffee Hour Hosts- Naima Haviland
Service Leader- Rev. Alex Holt
If you missed last week’s service, you can listen to it HERE.
**We will be streaming the services on Facebook going forward. We will not be sharing recordings for privacy and copyright reasons. We will continue to post audio recordings of the services on our website.
Every month we share our offerings with a community group whose mission is consonant with ours. This month we have selected the French Creek Valley Conservancy. The French Creek Valley Conservancy is a private 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the exceptional water quality, natural habitat, biological diversity and recreational opportunities of the French Creek Watershed in Northwest Pennsylvania. Our work in land protection, stewardship, education and community outreach is supported by our members, donors, foundations and partner organizations. Our volunteer board of directors is focused on facilitating the citizens of the watershed to be the caretakers of the watershed.
Please sign up for the date most convenient dates for you January through June 2023. 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.
COFFEE HOUR HOSTS
FROM REV. ALEX
Special thank you’s to everyone who helped with the Barney Breakfast on Saturday. Jodi in the office did her usual incredible job getting the event ready to go; Deb and many others hosted the event and provided food and refreshments for all who attended.
Another very special thank you to all those who attended the after-church Article 2 Discussion on proposed changes in the UUA bylaws. It was a large group of both veteran friends and members of UUCM and also many of the new people who started coming to UUCM after we reopened services in the sanctuary. Board President Rick Holmgren facilitated the meeting and kept us on track with great patience. There *may* be another meeting in the near future. Please stay tuned. If you haven’t seen the UUA report on changes (including the replacement of the Six Sources and Seven Principles), here’s the link: https://www.uua.org/uuagovernance/committees/article-ii-study-commission that summarizes the report. Here’s the video link to the report itself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL2t8wnV0h4&t=15s
The “Breakfast Epiphanies” book discussion group has finished its very enjoyable time together. Thanks to everyone who participated in it. Uncertain as yet about whether we will have another group before I leave.
The meditation group will meet as usual this Wednesday and Thursday at 6 pm in the Arthur Room. All are welcome regardless of meditation experience.
Next week (March 27 to April 1) will be my designated week off. I’ll be here for emergencies and also the meditation group.
I haven’t heard from anyone about Near-Death Experiences (whether from people you know or you) for a future Sunday service discussion. Please let me know if you’d like to share a story about NDE’s.
J&J’S NATURALS FUNDRAISERS FOR UUCM
For the month of March, our For A Cause recipient will be the Unitarian Universalist Church of Meadville. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the selected products will be donated to the Church to help them continue their mission and vision. We will add new products weekly. Check it out https://jnjsnaturals.com/collections/for-a-cause.
J & J’s Naturals will also be present at the Blarney Breakfast selling St. Patrick’s Day and Spring inspired jewelry to benefit the Church. Custom orders available by emailing Jodi at email@example.com.
INSPIRATION OF THE WEEK
To be interested in the changing seasons is … a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
~ George Santayana
THIS WEEK AT THE UU CHURCH OF MEADVILLE
Wednesday 3/22/2023- 6:00pm Meditation Group
Thursday 3/23/2023- 6:00pm Meditation Group
Sunday 3/26/2023- 10:30am- “ What Can the Shmoo Teach Us About Economic Vulnerability?”- Joe Tompkins
Monday 3/27/2023- 9:00am- Oracle Submissions Due
Tuesday 3/28/2023- 9:00am B&B Submissions Due
Share the Plate- $58.50
Fundraiser-$544.00 (Blarney Breakfast)
Minister’s Discretionary Fund- $0.00
Coffee Hour- $2.00
Memorial Fund- $0.00
For Shipping Books- $0.00
Vanco Pledge- $0.00
Vanco Non-pledge- $0.00
STEWARDSHIP AND FUNDRAISING
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
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