EARTH DAY OMAHA APRIL 20
We will again have an information booth at Earth Day Omaha at Elmwood Park on Saturday, April 20. Our booth features our community garden. This year we’ll distribute packets of organic Sweet Dakota Rose Watermelon seeds. We are looking for volunteers to be in the booth for an hour at the park. Please contact Vicki Pratt.
SECOND CIRCLE MOVIE APRIL 21
Second Circle for teens is meeting the third Sunday of the month at 4:00 p.m. for “Popcorn Theology,” a time to view a movie and discuss the values portrayed over pizza and popcorn. On Sunday, April 21, at 4 we will view My Bodyguard (PG). Questions to Anita Jeck.
ADULT EDUCATION/DISCUSSION APRIL 24
Please join us for upcoming Adult Religious Education discussions. These sessions will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, and Wednesday, May 29. Register for either or both of these by emailing Rev. Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org. The April 24 topic is “What is ministry? And who is our minister?” This is an opportunity to reflect together on what ministry means in a church that values collaboration.
SPRING CHURCH CLEANUP APRIL 27
Our Spring Church Cleanup is Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to Noon. Tasks include painting, fertilizing, raking, setting up and repairing the irrigation system, cleaning up flower gardens, and cleaning windows. Refreshments will be provided. There will be no childcare, but children with adult supervision are welcome to participate! For more information, contact Clyde Anderson or Tom Rundquist.
OTOC FUNDRAISER APRIL 27
Join Omaha Together One Community (OTOC) for their annual Spring Fundraiser on Saturday, April 27, from 6 to 9:30 p.m., at the Hot Shops Art Center, 13th and Nicholas. The evening features appetizers, desserts, beverages, live music by Novak & Haar and Chris-Warren Duo, a variety of silent auction items, and getting acquainted with members of congregations throughout Omaha. Tickets on sale during coffee hour between services: $20 in advance; $25 at the door.
PARENTS’ GROUP APRIL 28
The Parents’ Group meets on the fourth Sunday each month. On Sunday April 28, we will be meeting at the church from 4-6 p.m. for check-in and snacks. We plan on discussing our reflections on a book about being not-perfect parents in a not-perfect world – Hopes and Fears by Moses and McCleneghan. New parents are always welcome to the group and are encouraged share their own questions and experiences.
SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVIE NIGHT APRIL 28
Join us at Second Unitarian for Social Justice Movie Night on Sunday, April 28 for the film “Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue” beginning at 6 p.m., preceded by an optional potluck dinner at 5:30 — bring a dish to share. Triathlete turned firefighter Rip Esselstyn learned that one of his fellow firefighters in Austin, Texas, was in dire physical condition. He motivated the entire firehouse to join in solidarity to help save the life of their friend. See how Rip works with families to take control of their own health, including cooking lessons.
PEACE & JUSTICE EXPO MAY 1
Second Unitarian is participating at the Omaha Peace and Justice Expo, Wednesday, May 1. Booths open at 6 p.m. and the keynote speaker is at 7. The location is the UNO Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. The keynote speaker is Medea Benjamin, discussing how our government’s use of drones impacts civilians and our national security. We will host a booth highlighting our Sixth Principle, to build a fair and peaceful world. You can help! Chat with attendees who visit our booth. Contact Vicki Pratt.
SHARE THE PLATE FOR APRIL
One half of Second Unitarian’s offering received in April will go to Radio Talking Book Service. They provide information and cultural opportunities to individuals who have visual or physical disabilities preventing them from reading printed material or from viewing community events and activities. To nominate an organization for our Share the Plate program, visit the church website or contact the Social Justice Coordinating Council or Rev. Scott.
DELEGATES CONTINUE TO APPROVE REGIONALIZATION
The delegates to the Heartland District Annual Meeting have voted overwhelmingly in support of authorizing regionalization. This is the second of three votes, with the Prairie Star District voting unanimously in favor on April 6, and Central Midwest District voting on April 27. History is being made. Stay tuned.
CAMP STAR TRAIL – REGISTER NOW!
Looking for something fun and uplifting this summer? Consider attending Camp StarTrail, a UU camp in nearby Ashland, NE, (at Carol Joy Holling retreat center). Camp StarTrail brings together UUs from Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Minnesota through presentations and worship by nationally recognized ministers and speakers. This “camp” has hotel-esque accommodations, but still provides an outdoor-type of getaway. Visit http://www.psduua.org/Camps/CampStarTrail or talk with Rev. Scott.