CHURCH PICNIC JUNE 22
Looking for some warm weather fun? Attend the Second Unitarian Summer Picnic Intergenerational Get-Together, Saturday, June 22, 6-8:30 p.m. Join us on the east lawn of the church. Please bring a dish to share with ten and don’t forget lawn chairs. Fellowship will provide beverages. Good conversation (and games) guaranteed!
SUMMER CHURCH WORK DAY JUNE 22
Our Summer Church Work Day is Saturday, June 22 from 8 a.m. to noon. Our big project is to paint the church foyer. We will start with prep work — removing furniture and fixtures, fill holes in walls, and mask the wood trim. Other tasks to accomplish include painting exterior areas of the building, pulling weeds, raking leaves, and cutting down the dying spruce tree. We hope many of you can help, even for just a few hours. 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.
PRIDE WEEKEND JUNE 20-22
The annual Heartland Gay Pride Parade and Festival is June 20-22. Most Festival events will take place at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village. The parade will be on Saturday, June 22, in Council Bluffs. Parade forms at 8:30 a.m. near 9th Avenue and Main Street and begins at 9:30 a.m. You can help build our parade float, march in the parade, and staff our booth in the Festival. For more information, contact Tammy Hunter.
SECOND CIRCLE MOVIE JUNE 23
The June Second Circle Movie is Sunday, June 23, at 4 p.m. The movie will be “Spanglish,” rated PG-13. Bob Fischbach, movie critic from the Omaha World-Herald, will lead the discussion.
SHARE THE PLATE FOR JUNE
One half of Second Unitarian’s offering received in June will go to the Epilepsy Foundation of North Central Illinois, Iowa, & Nebraska. Their mission is to stop seizures and sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, find a cure, and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy. To nominate an organization for our Share the Plate program, visit the church website or contact the Social Justice Coordinating Council or Rev. Scott.
END OF FISCAL YEAR
Our 2012-13 church fiscal year ends June 30. Please remember to complete your 2012-13 pledge by Sunday, June 30. Thank you!
HELP UU FAMILIES AFTER COLORADO FIRES
The terrible fires in Colorado have consumed more homes this year even than last. Several UU families have lost their houses in Colorado Springs, and the Mountain Desert District of the UUA has set up a relief fund for assistance. Your contribution to this fund will help. Information to be found here: http://mdduua.org/news/mdd-news-blog/260-you-can-help-with-fire-recovery.html
SUMMER RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
During the summer months through August, informal religious education will be available during both Sunday services for younger children, approximately age six and under. We will gather for “Chalice Stories” and activities after the children are sung out of the service. Older children are invited to stay with their parents during the service. (“Busy hand” activities are available in the foyer.) Formal religious education for children will resume in September.
JOB OPPORTUNITY AT FIRST UNITARIAN
Director of Religious Education sought for children, youth, and adult educational programs at First Unitarian Church. We seek a person with vision, administrative skills, communication skills, ability to work with and inspire volunteers, and ability to prioritize and set limits. She/he must be open-minded, willing to learn new things, and engage people of all ages. Experience in directing a religious education program, knowledge of child development, academic religious studies, and teaching experience would be helpful. This is a ½- to ¾-time position with varying hours, which includes at least 4 hours on Sunday. There is ample vacation in the summer. Salary range is $16,000-24,000 a year, with a modest benefits package. Please e-mail a résumé and cover letter to email@example.com.