Announcements

15 July 2018 Worship Service and Summer Fun for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (15 July 2018) at 11:00 AM for “Keeping Your Head in the Age of Twitter: Not Being Hijacked by Hashtags” by Claudia Harris.

A Reminder that “Give Away the Plate Has Changed”  — rather than selecting one charity or non-profit at the end of the month, we now give half of all of our non-pledge income for the entire month to a selected non-profit.

For the month of July 2018 , we have chosen RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services).

We are breaking with our usual custom of choosing a local non-profit due to the RAICES campaign to reunite the families separated at the border and their offer of a bond check of $20 million to release all the mothers of the 2500 immigrant children who were separated from their parents.

Founded in 1986, RAICES provides free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees in Texas.

Summer fun activities for children and youth are offered during the 11:00 AM service.  This week’s summer fun is crafts and games with Kayla and Jax.

A newcomer information session will immediately follow the service — childcare provided.

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Adult Religious Education — 15 July 2018

Please join us on Sunday (15 July 2018) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class.

We will be watching the 2018 Ware Lecture By Brittany Packnett presented at this year’s UUA General Assembly.

Brittany Packnett is the Teach for America’s Vice President of National Community Alliances.

Cited by President Barack Obama as “a leader whose voice is going to be making a difference for years to come,” Ms. Packnett served on his Task Force on 21st Century Policing and on the Ferguson Commission.

Among her many other honors and accomplishments, she is also the host of the Pod Save the People podcast.

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8 July 2018 Worship Service and Summer Fun for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (8 July 2018) at 11:00 AM for “The Day Will Come When the Church Will Break Your Heart — A Joyful Message (No, really … )” by Susan Caldwell (All Souls Director of Lifespan Religious Education).

Our tradition is a covenantal one — meaning that what unites us are the promises we make to each other about the ways we will be together, rather than any prescribed creed or test of faith.

Community is a vital and integral part of the spiritual practice of Unitarian Universalism.

But here’s the thing about covenants — they are made by human beings.

What calls us back when the covenant is broken, or even just dented a little.

We’ll look back to our religious forebears, and to each other, for some of the answers, or perhaps just for more and better questions.

Summer fun activities for children and youth are offered during the 11:00 AM service (activity TBA).

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Adult Religious Education — 8 July 2018

Please join us on Sunday (8 July 2018) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class.

We will conclude our discussion of Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want by Frances Moore Lappe and Adam Eichen.

Before the break, we got through the really depressing “this is how we got here” chapters.

Yes, five families have essentially highjacked democracy in our country and there is no turning away from that fact.

However, the rest of the book offers practical advice on “how we fix it,” as well as success stories from various states and a reminder that democracy is not a spectator sport.

Join us for a dose of hope.

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