OTOC TRAINING AUGUST 5
Omaha Together One Community (OTOC) is offering training sessions August 5 and 17. Both are beneficial for your personal, professional, and church leadership development. Monday, August 5, 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist, 67th and Cass Streets. Topic: how various faiths encourage their members to be active in OTOC, actions, and results. Hear successes in congregations and our community. For more information contact Pat Caffrey, Carol Johnson, or Vicki Pratt.
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 the movie “Bidder 70” 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.
YRUU COVENANTING SESSION AUGUST 16
To lay the foundation for this upcoming year, Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU) will have a covenanting session on Friday August 16, from 6-9 p.m. at FirstUnitarianChurch. Pizza will be provided for dinner. The purpose of the YRUU Covenant is to establish how we will work with each other, what we expect from our Youth Group, and how to create a meaningful UU experience while continuing to fulfill the vision and needs of each of the Church communities. If you have questions, contact email@example.com.
OTOC TRAINING AUGUST 17
OTOC is offering a second August training session Saturday, August 17, 9:00-11:00 a.m., St. Pius Catholic, 70th and Blondo Streets. Topic: intro to organizing — OTOC 101. Find out about a relational culture, listening for issues, acting for the common good, and creating a culture of participation and problem solving. For more info contact Pat Caffrey, Carol Johnson, or Vicki Pratt.
NEW ENTRY CODES
Tom Rundquist and Clyde Anderson are 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 through early August.
SHARE THE PLATE FOR AUGUST
One half of Second Unitarian’s offering received in August will go to Educare of Omaha, a partnership between the public and private sectors to create a more efficient, more effective early learning program that nurtures early learning and sends a bold message about the value of investing in the first five years. For more information, visit educareomaha.com.
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.