NEW ENTRY CODES
Tom Rundquist and Clyde Anderson will be giving out new codes to enter the building. If you are on the Board of Trustees, are a Committee Chair, or are a staff member, you should receive a new code. Others who need a code, please contact Gary in the church office. Existing codes will continue to work for a few weeks.
FAMILY SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT JULY 21
July’s Family Service Learning Project will be at Fontenelle Forest on July 21 (note it is the third week). There is limited space so we’ll meet at Fontenelle Forest in two shifts, at 9 a.m. and at noon. We will be helping to construct their Green Revolution Exhibit. They need help with building a welcome wall (perfect for any age to do). They also need volunteers to make hand cream, put up signs, and construct compost tables. Please contact Kirsten immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for this special project.
SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVIE NIGHT AUGUST 11
Our Social Justice Documentary is Sunday, August 11, with optional healthy potluck at 6:00 p.m. followed by movie and discussion at 6:30. It features the environmental activism of UU Tim DeChristopher. As a college student he derailed a 2008 federal oil and gas land sale by bidding millions of dollars to save thousands of pristine acres near Federal parkland. With no intention of paying or drilling he was charged with two felonies, though the auction was invalidated. This documentary is in cooperation with the UU Ministry for Earth.
OMAHA CITY BUDGET HEARING AUGUST 13
Will the final Omaha City Budget have adequate funding for libraries, public safety, neighborhood revitalization, and youth enrichment programs? Find out at the public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, in the City County Civic Center, 1819 Farnam. OTOC (Omaha Together One Community) leaders will present research on these budget lines that impact our city services.
SHARE THE PLATE FOR JULY
One half of Second Unitarian’s offering received in July will be split between Tornado Relief for Undocumented Families and the Chickasaw Nation Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, and activists from midwestern states created the Standing on the Side of Love Fund to provide tornado relief for undocumented families whose status makes it difficult to receive institutional help. And in the wake of the Oklahoma tornadoes, the Chickasaw Nation Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund is assisting Chickasaw citizens and Chickasaw Nation employees who have been directly affected.
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.