This Week’s Announcements

Sept. 10, 2017  

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Art in Founders’ Hall, Peter Johnson’s work includes drawings, paintings, and prints.

Natural Playground Workday Mark your calendars, Sept 16, 11 am – 3 pm.  Please join us at UUCL to continue work on the first circle of our natural playground.  Bring sunscreen, hat, bug spray.  Everyone is welcome, work alongside our UUCL youth as we bring to life this exciting project!  Family event.  Canceled if rain.

Hurricane Harvey Relief checks should be made out to the UUA with “Harvey Recovery Fund” on the memo line, and mailed to UUA Gift Processing, 24 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA 02210. You may also donate on-line at the UUA’s website home page.

New Adult Faith Development Sharing Group begins Sept. 17th at 9:30 in Founder’s Hall.  Mood Talkers: How We Cope with Depression and Anxiety.  This is not a therapy group.  It is a place to name experiences, victories and defeats with mood difficulties.

Haskell Indian Nations University will have its annual Welcome Back Pow-wow on Sep. 21 on the campus.  Guard Dance – 3 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Grand Entry – 6:00 p.m., Haskell Pow-wow Grounds.

Didn’t order a new UUCL t-shirt? No problem! We ordered extras and they are available for $10. If the cost is an issue, let me know. We’ve got you covered. 😉  See Shannon VanLandingham in the lobby or email at shannyvan@gmail.com.

WANTED: Objects and Ideas. Let’s fill the (lockable) glass case that member Daniel Bontempo donated to the aesthetics team. We would like to show works of art such as jewelry and pottery. Do you know an artist who might be interested in exhibiting pieces at the UUCL? We are considering a show of chalices and perhaps UU jewelry. Would you be willing to lend us something? If so, please contact Betty Baron,baronbetty@yahoo.com.

Black Lives Matter Wristbands are available for you by the entrance to the sanctuary, size adult and youth.  Please help yourself and leave a donation if you are able to.

Lawrence Interfaith Refugee & Immigrant Ministry (LIRIM) will show Salam Neighbor, an award-winning documentary about Syrian refugees, on Sun., Sept. 17, 4:00-6:00 pm, at the Lawrence Public Library auditorium. More than 4.8 million people have fled the atrocities of war in Syria. The film makers tell the refugees’ stories with dignity, documenting the trauma as well as the untapped potential possessed by our neighbors. Come see this extraordinary film!

Independent citizen survey being conducted to provide information for Lawrence Police Department The survey runs from 8/7 to 9/15/17 and is accessible online:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X5TH3NVwww.surveymonkey.com/r/X5TH3NV

Faith in Action The July Community Connection recipient was Healthcare Access and the Congregation donated $1,253.53.  A check sent by mail. The August recipients were Willow Domestic Violence Center and the Sexual Trauma and Abuse Center.  The final total will be reported as soon as possible.

September Community Connection:  The Kansas Equality Coalition a statewide LGBT rights organization whose mission is to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The coalition seeks to ensure the dignity, safety and legal equality of all Kansans.  Created on October 9, 2005, during a meeting in Emporia, Kansas, KEC is dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Pastoral Care Associates Deb Russell Deb@Ks-Russells.com

or Rev. Jill Jarvis, 816.853.6530 or jjarvis1@kc.rr.com.

UUCL e-mail Communication: Has your e-mail address recently changed? Are you receiving weekly eblasts from the UUCL? If not, please let Jennifer know: uuclofficemanager@gmail.com or 842-3339

UUCL Transportation Connection for rides to/from UUCL or medical appointments, call (785)842-7529 and leave a message.