COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY MEETING MAY 8
Join a group discussion regarding the annual evaluation of our church ministry tonight, Wednesday, May 8, at 7:00 p.m. A survey was mailed to you (also available at https://2uomaha.org/ministry-survey) to be completed and will be collected during the group discussion. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please leave the survey in the designated box at the back of the sanctuary. Thank you! We look forward to your comments, insights and feedback! Questions: contact Gay Robinson Abraham, Molly Kliment-Jenkins, Louisa Foster, Richard Koelling, or Pat Caffrey.
RETIREES’ GROUP MAY 14
The Retirees’ Group will meet at the church at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14. Dementia is something we all fear, maybe mostly because we don’t know what it really is. Julie Kirn will be our leader to share her knowledge about dementia, and she assures me it won’t get technical or bogged down on a single issue. The dimensions of dementia, how to recognize it in other people and/or yourself, and how to work with people who suffer from it in one degree or another will be facets in this discussion.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
CAMP STAR TRAIL – REGISTER NOW!
Looking for something fun and uplifting this summer? Consider attending Camp StarTrail, a UU camp in nearby Ashland, NE, July 28 to August 2. 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.