ORGANIZING TO TAKE ACTION JULY 8
Learn how OTOC (Omaha Together One Community) successfully acts on common multi-faith values for the good of Omaha. Come to the summer workshop on Monday, July 8, 7:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 70th and Cass, room 112. Topics: taking effective action with decision makers, developing your own potential for leadership. OTOC projects include just and compassionate immigration reform, respect and fair treatment for our immigrant and refugee communities in Omaha. Contact Vicki Pratt, Pat Caffrey, or Carol Johnson.
RETIREES’ GROUP JULY 9
The Retirees’ Group program in July is scheduled for Tuesday, July 9, at 1 p.m. for us to learn about the “culture of aging.”
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.
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
UU WORLD SURVEY
UU World magazine is surveying its readers regarding the future of the magazine. Editor Christopher L. Walton describes the survey’s goals in the Summer 2013 issue. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at uuworld.org/survey. If you cannot complete the survey online, or prefer to receive a copy of the survey in the mail, please complete the postcard in the issue. You may also request a copy of the survey by calling 617–948–6502 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.