PRAYER VIGIL FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM SEPTEMBER 4
Come stand in witness for comprehensive immigration reform at an interfaith vigil on Wednesday, September 4, from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. at 24th and L Streets, near the Diversity Tree sculpture. Hear clergy, lay leaders, and Dreamers who are working to keep Nebraska families together. Help hold up our banner that says “We Support Compassionate and Just Immigration Reform.” For more info contact Vicki Pratt.
YRUU PARENT/YOUTH MEETING SEPTEMBER 4
This is the traditional kickoff of the YRUU year, but at an earlier time! This is for BOTH youth and parents to attend! This is NOT just an informational meeting – it is interactive and we need as much participation as possible. The feedback from this meeting will help to form the activities for the year. Meet at First Unitarian on Wednesday, September 4, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
LUNCH FOR NEWCOMERS SEPTEMBER 8
Lunch for Newcomers will be held at 12:45 this Sunday, September 8, in the main room downstairs. This small, informal monthly meal is a great opportunity for visitors to become better acquainted with Rev. Scott and other members and to ask any questions you may have about Unitarian Universalism or this church. Children are welcome! For more information, stop by the Welcome Desk.
RETIREES’ GROUP SEPTEMBER 10
The Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging (ENOA) serves families in Douglas, Sarpy, Dodge, Cass, and Washington counties. What services does the organization provide? Come hear Mr. Jeff Reinhardt, a representative of ENOA, describe ENOA’s services at the next Retirees’ Group, Tuesday, September 10, from 1:00-2:00 p.m.
LGBTQ WELCOMING CONGREGATION COMMITTEE SEPTEMBER 10
You are invited to join the LGBTQ Welcoming Congregation Committee, next meeting Tuesday, September 10, at Ferial Pearson’s home. Come and help with our work to support LGBTQ persons and causes. Contact Tammy Hunter, Mary Anne Chisholm, or Ferial Pearson with questions.
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.
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.\
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 email@example.com or 402-334-0537 ext. 114.
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 September 5. For information and encouragement, contact Music Director Donna Zebolsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or speak with Donna after Sunday morning worship.