SILENT AUCTION NOW THROUGH JUNE 9
Get ready for our church auction! This year, it’s a silent auction, with bid sheets in the sanctuary. Make your starting bid and come back often to check if someone has outbid you. Final bids need to be made before 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 9. We will announce winners during coffee hour. Items already donated include a reserved church parking space, weekly delivery of farm-fresh eggs, and the chance to name a sermon. If you have a service to donate (hosting a dinner, housework, teaching a class), contact Rev. Scott. Our fundraising goal for the year is $5,000 and we’ve already reached $2,000! Help us by donating something to be auctioned, bidding, or both!
ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING MAY 19
Your attendance is important at Second Unitarian Church’s Annual Congregational Meeting, Sunday, May 19, at 1 p.m. A light lunch will be served prior to the meeting. Major agenda items will include nominations for Board and Committees, approval of 2013-14 Operating Budget, and selection of delegates to General Assembly. Childcare will be available. Absentee ballots are available by contacting Bill Kuhn.
SECOND CIRCLE TEEN MOVIE & DISCUSSION MAY 19
The May Second Circle Teen Movie and Discussion is Sunday, May 19, 4 – 7 p.m. The movie for May is “The Other Son,” the story of two young men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, that discover they were switched at birth (PG-13). Teens are invited for a movie, discussion, and pizza. Younger youth who will be entering junior high next fall are also invited! We are very fortunate to have Omaha World-Herald movie critic, Bob Fischbach, work with our teens on movie ideas and topics.
ADULT EDUCATION/DISCUSSION MAY 29
Please join us for an upcoming Adult Religious Education discussion. “A Rainbow of Experiences – Exploring Identity in Unitarian Universalism” will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29. Register by emailing Rev. Scott at email@example.com. We will discuss how UUism became what it is. It’s due in large part to different parts of identity politics and progress – feminism, people with disabilities, people who are bisexual, lesbian or gay, people who are trans or genderqueer, and we’ll discuss how race and class fit into it all.
PATHWAYS TO MEMBERSHIP JUNE 1
We invite all who are interested in membership to participate in our next “Pathways to Membership” class on Saturday, June 1, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You will learn about the history of Unitarian Universalism and of this church, be given the opportunity to share a few words about your religious journeys, hear about our ministries, and learn the benefits and expectations of church membership. If interested, please contact Katie Tessin at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, May 26. Please indicate if you will need childcare when you sign up for the class.
SHARE THE PLATE FOR MAY
One half of Second Unitarian’s offering received in May will go to Project Harmony, providing effective, immediate, and sensitive support to children who are victims or suspected victims of abuse and neglect, and to their non-offending family members. Project Harmony assembles a multidisciplinary team composed of law enforcement, investigative, social service, medical, and referral professionals dedicated to protecting children and prosecuting offenders. To nominate an organization for our Share the Plate program, visit the church website or contact the Social Justice Coordinating Council or Rev. Scott.