CONGREGATION-BASED COMMUNITY ORGANIZING SEPTEMBER 25 POSTPONED
The session on congregation-based community organizing for September 25 is being postponed until a later date. For more info, contact Pat Caffrey or Vicki Pratt.
NO CHOIR REHEARSAL SEPTEMBER 26
There will be no choir rehearsal on Thursday, September 26. Normal rehearsal will resume on Thursday, October 3.
MEDITATION REINCARNATED SEPTEMBER 26
Meditation Reincarnated is beginning its study of a new book, Savor, by Thich Nhat Hanh. This book deals with mindful – and mindless – eating. Our next meeting is downstairs at church on Thursday, September 26, at 7:45 p.m. when we will discuss chapter 3 of the book. Both the book and our meditation practice are designed for everyone, whether monk or beginner. No previous meditation experience is necessary, so please come and check us out.
SPECIAL BONUS BOOK SALE DAY SEPTEMBER 29
The Book Sale is continuing for one more week! Pick up a book (or two) this Sunday, September 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please join us on the east lawn at church, weather permitting, to peruse the great selection of gently used books. Several of them are hoping YOU will take them home!
FAMILY SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT SEPTEMBER 29
Join our September Share the Plate recipient Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, 3105 N. 93rd St., Sunday, September 29, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Learn to be an effective advocate for reproductive justice in your community. Regional organizer Adelle Burk will teach the most effective ways to make our voices heard and the tools to make a difference! Afterwards, put your new skills into practice by writing to your representative. This program is targeted towards both non-voting age youth and voting age adults.
FALL CHURCH CLEANUP OCTOBER 5
Our Fall Church Cleanup is Saturday, October 5, 8:00 a.m. to noon. Please wear suitable shoes (no sandals or flip-flops, please) and bring work gloves. Wear work clothes appropriate for the weather and painting. Feel free to bring tools if you wish, but a supply of tools and materials will be available. Children are welcome with adult supervision. Contact Clyde Anderson or Tom Rundquist.
REFUGEE CULTURAL NIGHT OCTOBER 5
Omaha Together One Community and the Institute of Public Life work to meet challenges of over 20,000 refugees living in Omaha from Africa and Asia. The Refugee Cultural Night is Saturday, October 5, at Creighton Prep, 7400 Western Ave. At 5 p.m. meet the performers and learn about the refugees and their life in Omaha while you share light refreshments. The show follows at 6. $10 for individuals up to maximum of $20 for families. For tickets see Vicki Pratt or Pat Caffrey.
AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT “LUNCH AND LEARN” OCTOBER 8
The Affordable Health Care Act (also known as ObamaCare) goes into effect January 1. Enrollment starts October 1. Find out how it impacts you at a “Lunch and Learn” on Tuesday, October 8, at 11:45 a.m. AARP Healthcare Law Community Educator Vicki Pratt will present an overview of benefits, marketplaces (formerly called exchanges), and how to enroll. The presentation addresses those already insured (Medicare, group, or individual) and those not currently covered. Bring your own sack lunch.
RETIREES’ GROUP OCTOBER 8
On Tuesday, October 8, from 1 – 2 p.m., the Retirees’ Group features Christine Cady demonstrating Tai Chi. This demonstration will give a taste of a Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance class, talk about why Tai Chi movements are so beneficial, and allow you to participate in the movements. You’ll leave feeling a bit better than you did when you came in!
PATHWAYS TO MEMBERSHIP OCTOBER 12
Interested in becoming a church member? Attend our “Pathways to Membership” class on Saturday, October 12, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Learn about the history of Unitarian Universalism and our church. Share your own religious journey, hear about our ministries, and learn about the benefits and expectations of church membership. If you’re interested or have questions, please contact Katie Tessin at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, October 6 to reserve your seat or sign up for childcare.
FALL POTLUCK OCTOBER 12
Join us for a Fall Fun Fellowship Potluck, Saturday, October 12, 6 p.m., at Second Unitarian Church. Bring a dish to share, bring your family, bring your fall spirit! This is a family event, so no alcohol, please. This event is sponsored by the Fellowship Committee!
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.