FALL CHURCH CLEANUP OCTOBER 5
Our Fall Church Cleanup is Saturday, October 5, 8:00 a.m. to noon. Please wear suitable shoes (no sandals or flip-flops, please) and bring work gloves. Wear work clothes appropriate for the weather and painting. Feel free to bring tools if you wish, but a supply of tools and materials will be available. Children are welcome with adult supervision. Contact Clyde Anderson or Tom Rundquist.
REFUGEE CULTURAL NIGHT OCTOBER 5
Omaha Together One Community and the Institute of Public Life work to meet challenges of over 20,000 refugees living in Omaha from Africa and Asia. The Refugee Cultural Night is Saturday, October 5, at Creighton Prep, 7400 Western Ave. At 5 p.m. meet the performers and learn about the refugees and their life in Omaha while you share light refreshments. The show follows at 6. $10 for individuals up to maximum of $20 for families. For tickets see Vicki Pratt or Pat Caffrey.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES START OCTOBER 6
Children are welcomed to the first Sunday of Religious Education for the 2013-2014 church year this Sunday, October 6. Classes will be conducted during both worship services by our volunteer teachers and supervised by members of the Lifespan Religious Growth and Learning Committee or by our Interim Director of Religious Education. Registration forms are in classrooms or in your Sunday Order of Service. All children attend the beginning of worship before going to the classrooms.
AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT “LUNCH AND LEARN” OCTOBER 8
The Affordable Health Care Act (also known as ObamaCare) goes into effect January 1. Enrollment starts October 1. Find out how it impacts you at a “Lunch and Learn” on Tuesday, October 8, at 11:45 a.m. AARP Healthcare Law Community Educator Vicki Pratt will present an overview of benefits, marketplaces (formerly called exchanges), and how to enroll. The presentation addresses those already insured (Medicare, group, or individual) and those not currently covered. Bring your own sack lunch.
RETIREES’ GROUP OCTOBER 8
On Tuesday, October 8, from 1 – 2 p.m., the Retirees’ Group features Christine Cady demonstrating Tai Chi. This demonstration will give a taste of a Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance class, talk about why Tai Chi movements are so beneficial, and allow you to participate in the movements. You’ll leave feeling a bit better than you did when you came in!
PATHWAYS TO MEMBERSHIP OCTOBER 12
Interested in becoming a church member? Attend our “Pathways to Membership” class on Saturday, October 12, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Learn about the history of Unitarian Universalism and our church. Share your own religious journey, hear about our ministries, and learn about the benefits and expectations of church membership. If you’re interested or have questions, please contact Katie Tessin at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, October 6 to reserve your seat or sign up for childcare.
FALL POTLUCK OCTOBER 12
Join us for a Fall Fun Fellowship Potluck, Saturday, October 12, 6 p.m., at Second Unitarian Church. Bring a dish to share, bring your family, bring your fall spirit! This is a family event, so no alcohol, please. This event is sponsored by the Fellowship Committee!
PRIDE PLAYERS OCTOBER 13
As part of our National Coming Out Day observances, the LGBTQ Welcoming Congregation Committee brings the Pride Players to Second Unitarian Church on Sunday, October 13! Please join us for a potluck at 6:30 p.m., the performance at 7:00, and a talkback session, and some theater games until 8:30. The Pride Players use improvisation to create songs, poetry, monologues, and skits that explore what it means to be a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or straight-allied teen in Omaha.
“LEADING DURING ANXIETY” WEBINAR OCTOBER 15
Nominations and Leadership Development invites you to attend a webinar “Leading a Congregation During Times of Anxiety” on Tuesday, October 15, from 6:45 to 8:00 p.m. This webinar will look at the causes of anxiety during transition or change, the manifestations of an anxious system, and what leaders can do to influence the system during difficult times. This webinar is open to anyone interested; please notify the church office at email@example.com or 402-334-0537 ext. 114 so that we can accommodate you.
SHARE THE PLATE FOR OCTOBER
One half of Second Unitarian’s offering received in October will go to OneWorld Community Health Centers, providing culturally respectful, quality health care with special attention to the underserved. OneWorld is the only primary care clinic that has a majority bilingual and bicultural staff, a sliding fee scale for patients without insurance, and entitlement enrollment. They maintain an open door policy providing treatment regardless of immigration status or income. To nominate an organization for our Share the Plate, visit the church website or contact the Social Justice Coordinating Council or Rev. Scott.
KIOS BUNDLED DONATIONS
Make your donation go twice as far: support two of your favorite things with one check! Our church can bundle your KIOS Public Radio contribution with others to purchase ad spots for our church. Please send your contribution to the church or leave in the Sunday offering plate. Please make your check payable to Second Unitarian Church (note this is different from last year) with KIOS in the Memo Line. Questions to Nancy Amsler.