YARD SALE AND BOOK SALE SEPTEMBER 14; BOOK SALE SEPTEMBER 15 & 22
The Annual Second Unitarian Book Sale is combined with a one day yard sale this year to offer more treasures to bring home. First, load up all the books you bought last year along with other stuff from your home and drop it all off at church NOW. Please leave donations in the Religious Education office on the lower level. Then mark your calendar for the Sale:
Saturday, September 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Yard Sale and Book Sale
Sunday, September 15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Book Sale
Sunday, September 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Book Sale
Contact Nancy VanderSluis with questions.
DOMA STRIKE DOWN CELEBRATION SEPTEMBER 14
The Omaha community is celebrating all families, Saturday, September 14, 3-6 p.m. at First Unitarian Church, 3114 Harney St., following the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a major portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The River City Mixed Chorus will perform, community leaders will speak, and religious leaders will voice acceptance and encouragement for all families. Plus singing and fun for family members of all ages!
SECOND CIRCLE TEEN MOVIE SEPTEMBER 15
Our September teen movie will be held with the youth group of Beth El Synagogue. We will meet on Sunday, September 15, at 5:00 p.m. at the synagogue at 14506 California Street. Teens in grades 7 – 12 are invited. We’ll make kosher pizza and then watch the movie, “Keeping the Faith” (rated PG). If you have questions, contact Anita Jeck or Rev. Scott.
OPEN ARMS TRANSGENDER YOUTH GROUP SEPTEMBER 22
The Open Arms Transgender Youth Group meets Saturday, September 22, from noon to 2 at the church, for a potluck and sharing. Come and help the group be supportive to our youth. Contact Tammy Hunter, Mary Anne Chisholm, or Ferial Pearson with questions.
BLACKSTONE BOOK CLUB SEPTEMBER 24
Blackstone Book Club members will meet at the church on Tuesday, September 24, at 7:30 p.m. We will discuss The White Masai by Corinne Hoffman. Several other books have been chosen for the coming year including Avalanche: Lessons of Love written by Oddo and Ochoa-Keane which we will be reading in October and Unbroken by Laura Hillengrand which is our November selection. Please join us for any and all discussions of your choosing. For more information, contact Gwen Eurich.
CONGREGATION-BASED COMMUNITY ORGANIZING SEPTEMBER 25
Congregation-based community organizing (CBCO) is a way to revitalize congregational life and to fulfill the spiritual mandate to pursue social, economic, and racial justice and create a better world. Second Unitarian Church is a long time member of Omaha Together One Community, a CBCO in Omaha. All are invited to a session on Wednesday, September 25, 7 p.m., at Second Unitarian. For more info, contact Pat Caffrey or Vicki Pratt.
SHARE THE PLATE FOR SEPTEMBER
One half of Second Unitarian’s offering received in September will go to Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, offering reproductive health care services to residents in Nebraska, Iowa, Arkansas, and eastern Oklahoma. Planned Parenthood provides trusted community health care, informs and educates the community, leads the reproductive health and rights movement, and advances global health. To nominate an organization for our Share the Plate, visit the church website or contact the Social Justice Coordinating Council or Rev. Scott.
CARING COMMITTEE NEEDS YOUR HELP
The mission of the Caring Committee is to help and support each of the members of our church community as we experience the events, stages and transitions of life. Please assist us in fulfilling our mission by contacting Rev. Scott or a member of the Caring Committee if you have a concern or know of a church member who may have a special need. Caring Committee members are Dodie Robison, Norma Koelling, Donna Dudley, and Vicki Dudley.
WORDPRESS TECHNICAL EXPERTISE NEEDED
Do you have expertise in WordPress? The Marketing Advisory Council is upgrading the Second Unitarian Church website with our new logo and color scheme. We have identified the files needing to be replaced and have created the graphic files to do so, but prefer to first try it on a test website. If you can help set up a test website using WordPress, please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-334-0537 ext. 114.