This Week’s Announcements

Jan. 7, 2018 

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Reception for Bonnie Blosser Today following the service, our Board and Minister will host a reception for Bonnie in Founders’ Hall. This will be our opportunity to let Bonnie know how much she’s meant to us, and to bless her journey with our well wishes. 

New Art in Founders’ Hall   Check out Candice Davis’ art exhibit that will be up through February 25.  Traditions in Oil.  The artist will speak at the Program on Jan. 21 with a reception following from 10:30-11:00 a.m. A long-time resident of Lawrence, Candice Davis has been painting for 10 years and has shown her work in several one-artist shows, as well as with other artists. She is a social worker by profession and a docent at the Spencer Art Museum

Social Justice Team will meet on Sunday, Jan. 7, following the reception for Bonnie Blosser, at 1:15 in the Library.

UUCL women’s group Sat., Jan. 13, 2-4 p.m. at Emily Russell’s, 1329 Kasold, G-2.  All are welcome, especially the newer and younger among us. Bring a snack to share if you wish, bring a friend, ideas for conversation, but mostly bring YOURSELVES and come get better acquainted.  Contact Lynne Bodle, 843-8263 for more information or for a ride.

UUCL serves at the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutritional Kitchen (LINK) on Sat., Jan. 13. You can sign up in the lobby or by contacting Joe Gant at  See newsletter for more information.  Hope to see you there!

UUSC (the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee) is the recipient for the November Community Connection total collection is $1,272.27!  In addition, UUSC ‘guest at our table’ donations: Graham Kreicker notes–“Priscilla and I counted the money from the Guest at Our Table boxes and sent the money from the coins, bills and checks to UUSC. This came to $887.00 so the total we provided to UUSC was about $2,159!

Congregation-wide Workshop Mark your calendars, sign up in the lobby for the Workshop on Jan. 20 from 9:30-3:00 with Rev. Lisa Presley, our Transitions specialist from MidAmerica Region. Childcare will be provided with a reservation. Please attend and take an active part as we begin this important process.

The Kansas People’s Agenda is coming to Topeka on Jan. 10!   Meet at the State Capitol, 2nd Floor Rotunda, 3000 SW 10th Street, 11:30am.  Register online at or email for info-  Facebook: People’s State of the State 2018.  Show solidarity, demand change and set the legislative agenda. This is the 2nd annual event for KS citizens to express their concerns to our state legislators.  Please contact Barb Johnston on carpooling at or 816 812 6725.

Lawrence Interfaith Refugee & Immigrant Ministry (LIRIM) is hosting a community discussion of Detained and Deported: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire Sat., Jan. 13, 4:00- 6:00 p.m., Lawrence Public Library auditorium. This book gives a humanizing and rare glimpse into the lives of those caught up in the U.S. immigration enforcement cycle, For more information, contact

The Kansas River: How Bad is it Really and How Much Better Can We Make it?  Wed., Jan. 17, 7-8pm at Central United Methodist Church, 1501 Mass., Fellowship Hall, 2nd floor. This is a Water Advocacy Team meeting, with Presenter: Tom Stiles, Assistant

Director, Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

January Community Connection: The Lawrence Community Shelter

The mission of the Lawrence Community Shelter is to provide a safe shelter and comprehensive programs that set individuals and families facing homelessness on a path to a positive future.

Contacting our U.S. Legislator please call your legislator if you have

concerns about legislative matters. Rep. Jenkins, 202 225 6601; Sen. Roberts, 202 224 4774; Sen. Moran, 202 224 6521; Rep. Yoder, 202 225 2865.

Pastoral Care Associates Deb Russell

or Rev. Jill Jarvis, 816.853.6530 or

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