YRUU YOUTH ADULT LEADERSHIP AUGUST 21
YAC (Youth Adult Leadership Committee) for Young Religious Unitarian Universalists meets Wednesday, August 21, at 6 p.m., at First Unitarian. The meeting is to plan a “new and improved” Parent/ Youth Meeting, and to outline the year’s schedule. This is a planning meeting for any youth who have expressed interest in planning and leading. We have a LOT of ground to cover, so please come prepared to dive right in!
MEDITATION REINCARNATED AUGUST 22
Meditation Reincarnated meets in the church on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:45 p.m. Our next meeting is August 22. We begin our study of a new book, Savor by Thich Nhat Hanh. This book deals will mindful – and mindless – eating. Thich Nhat Hanh will guide us with thoughts and practices to improve our eating habits and help us truly taste and enjoy our food. Please join us as we begin this book. No previous meditation experience is necessary.
WATER COMMUNION AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL SEPTEMBER 1
Remember to gather water on your summer travels and bring your water on September 1 in a ritual where we all touch water and connect to the Holy. And don’t miss the annual Ice Cream Social starting at 10:30 between the two services!
FORUM ON IMMIGRATION REFORM SEPTEMBER 3
The House of Representatives is considering the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill passed by the Senate. Find out why it’s good for Nebraska at an information forum sponsored by OTOC (Omaha Together One Community), Nebraska Appleseed, Creighton Center for Service and Justice, and College of St. Mary. The forum is Tuesday, September 3, 7 p.m., at College of St. Mary, 1905 South 72nd Street, Gross Auditorium in the Science Building.
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. To nominate an organization for our Share the Plate, visit the church website or contact the Social Justice Coordinating Council or Rev. Scott.
HELP PASS IMMIGRATION REFORM LEGISLATION
The Immigration Reform action team of OTOC (Omaha Together One Community) is working with Nebraska Appleseed to make calls to members of OTOC congregations. Calls will be made from Second Unitarian at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 22. The recipient will be asked to be transferred to our Congressional representative’s office and leave a message urging comprehensive immigration reform. If you can help (move chairs, make calls, bring snacks/sodas), contact Vicki Pratt.
KIOS CAMPAIGN COMING IN OCTOBER
This year our church campaign to raise money for advertising on KIOS public radio is scheduled for October 1 – 31. Those who are interested in contributing will be asked to make their checks to Second Unitarian Church, and the amount raised will be used to place messages on KIOS. Watch for more information later.
JOIN THE CHORUS!
Do you love singing? Please join the Second Unitarian Choir! No prior experience is necessary. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. starting the first Thursday in September. For information and encouragement, contact Music Director Donna Zebolsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or speak with Donna after Sunday morning worship.
SUMMER RELIGIOUS EDUCATION – CELEBRATING ALL KINDS OF FAMILIES
For the remaining Sundays in August, children approximately age six and younger will be celebrating “all kinds of families” downstairs on Sunday mornings. We will be reading stories such as And Tango Makes Three, My Little Foster Sister, Black is Brown is Tan, Daddy’s Roommate, Heather Has Two Mommies, and Bigmama’s.