ADULT EDUCATION/DISCUSSIONS STARTING
Join us for upcoming Adult Education and Discussions. These sessions will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday March 27, Wednesday April 24, and Wednesday May 29. The March 27 class now includes both “What’s a UUA?” (our faith beyond our walls) and “What’s in a name?” (UU church names — others and ours). Please register by emailing Rev. Scott at email@example.com.
COMMUNITY GARDEN WORK DAY MARCH 30 (RESCHEDULED!)
We have an organic community garden on the north side of the church. You can rent one or two of the 14 plots for $10 each. Priority is given to church members and last year’s gardeners. A couple of plots are still open. Contact Vicki Pratt to sign up. Everyone is invited to join us for the Garden Work Day now rescheduled for Saturday, March 30, at 10 a.m. We will till, measure and mark the plots, and put in the soaker hoses.
FAMILY SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT MARCH 31
This month’s Family Service Learning Project is Sunday, March 31 at 10 a.m. It’s a Clean Sweep and Easter Egg Hunt at Prairie Lane Park, just off Westwood Lane east of the church. Everyone is invited to join us! For detailed information, find an informational sheet in the back of the sanctuary or downstairs posted on the DRE office door. Questions to Kirsten at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPRING BRUNCH MARCH 31
Fellowship invites the congregation and guests to our annual Spring Brunch, on Sunday, March 31, following the first service, from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Don’t miss out on this special celebration welcoming Spring, and join us as we share special treats and warm conversation.
PAGAN GROUP APRIL 5
Join us on Friday, April 5, from 6-9 p.m. for dinner and more intellectual pursuits. We’ll be looking at the bits and pieces of Pagan ritual, from casting the circle to thanking deity. Childcare will be available.
PRAIRIE STAR DISTRICT CONFERENCE APRIL 5-7
Registration is open for our Unitarian Universalist District Annual Conference, April 5-7 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Activities include workshops, awards, information booths, fellowship, and worship services. More information is at http://www.psduua.org/AnnualConference2013. To carpool, contact Vicki Pratt.
RETIREES’ GROUP APRIL 9
The Retirees’ Group meets Tuesday, April 9, at 1 p.m., to share thoughts about what direction the group should take in the future. For almost two years now, we’ve had a number of well-attended, successful presentations, but perhaps it’s time for more variety or a new emphasis rather than just having guest speakers. So speak up and offer some suggestions and opinions.
COFFEE CHATS AT CHURCH BEGINNING APRIL 10
Interested in having more time to get to know others from church? Have questions you’d like to ask (or answers you’d like to give)? Join us for coffee on Wednesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. There’s no agenda, no business, nothing more than good ol’ fashioned time together. Another round of our “Coffee Chat” will take place on Wednesday, May 8 and Wednesday, June 12.
ALL-CHURCH BIRTHDAY PARTY APRIL 13
It’s a birthday celebration for the whole church community! The All-Church Birthday Party is Saturday, April 13, 3 to 4:30 p.m. This is a family event. The children will decorate cupcakes (adults too, if the children give permission). We will share birthday stories, history, events that happened on our special day, the best birthday gift we ever received, and children will lead us in singing “Happy Birthday.” Please join us!
STRATEGIC PLANNING CONVERSATION APRIL 13
You are invited to an important conversation regarding the future, to make certain that we are capturing your best thinking and to deepen our conversations about carrying out our mission. Join us Saturday morning, April 13, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Church sanctuary. Breakfast and childcare will be available. RSVP by April 7 to any member of the committee or to email@example.com. Hosted by the Strategic Planning Committee: Steve Abraham, Carol Johnson, Rich McArdle, Stephanie Peterson, and Craig Piquette.
SHARE THE PLATE FOR MARCH
One half of Second Unitarian’s offering received in March will go to the Nebraska Innocence Project. The mission of the national organization is to free innocent people incarcerated due to wrongful convictions and to reform the system to prevent further injustice. The work of the Nebraska organization is to represent local clients seeking post-conviction DNA testing to prove their innocence. More at innocenceproject.org. To nominate an organization for our Share the Plate program, visit the church website or contact the Social Justice Coordinating Council or Rev. Scott.