Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Recycle Reading on Book Exchange Sunday

Join us this Sunday on March 22nd four our second Book Exchange Sunday (BES), an opportunity for our members – young and old – to bring a book (or two) to church and/or take home a book (or two). Here’s how it works:

On the fourth Sunday of the month, you are invited to bring in one or two books in good condition to donate. Table space and staff limits dictate this book limit. Set out books on the designated table in Fellowship Hall. Books can be for children, young adults, or older adults. You are also invited to take home a book or two that interests you.

At the end of the morning, any remaining books on the BES table will be donated to Books for Prisoners or the Urbana Free Library. BES will be repeated the fourth Sundays in April and May. Todd Kinney will staff the BES table in Fellowship Hall during these months.

You may donate books without taking any home and vice versa. Questions? Contact Peggy Patten at m-patten@sbcglobal.net.

Intergenerational Circle Suppers

Save the Date: Monthly Circle Suppers are coming! The Membership Committee is happy to invite your participation in Circle Suppers on the first Saturday of the month starting May 2nd. Circle Suppers are informal potluck dinners of 7-12 people. You can host or attend any or all of the dinners. Singles, couples, and families are all welcome. Hosts provide beverages and guests each bring part of the meal. This is a great way to share fellowship with our UU community. Everyone in the congregation is encouraged to participate. We especially hope new members and friends will take this opportunity to connect with fellow UUs.

Sign up at the Hub table in Fellowship Hall by the 15th of each month. For more information, contact Cindy Loui (cindyloui83@gmail.com) or Carol Osgood (carolosgood@yahoo.com). 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Make Like a Tree and Get Out to the UU Auction

This year’s UU Service Auction is Saturday, April 11th, so please plan to attend the church’s biggest party and fundraiser of the year! Tickets ($10/adult, $5/child, $30/family) are available after each service through April 5th. There will be a children’s meal and activities provided, so bring the whole family! Don’t forget to pick up a donation form, too. YOU can help make the auction a success with your donations of craft, skill, and time. New this year: You can submit your donation form online – simply click here.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

From Your ReVisioning Task Force

Part of our Strategic Plan calls on us to “explore, experiment, and evaluate new and innovative worship services.” We are several weeks into the experimental single service format each Sunday morning, and the ReVisioning Task Force would like your opinion on how it is going. Please take a moment to complete this survey and share your experiences with us.

The survey will be available until midnight Wednesday, March 11th.

Thank you for your feedback.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Spring Blooms at UU Coffeehouse

Want to celebrate the Ides of March or Saint Patrick's Day early? Get your songs, poems, dances, etc. ready for our next Coffeehouse beginning at 7:00 pm on Saturday, March 14th, in Fellowship Hall! Signup sheets for performers, helpers, and desserts are available after service on Sundays. All ages are welcome. 

Performers, we ask you to time your act so it runs five minutes or less to allow the maximum number of participants and keep the Coffeehouse length at two hours. 

Questions? Contact Sarah Wisseman at suwissem@gmail.com.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Photo Directories are Here!

The photo directories have arrived and are available for pick up in Fellowship Hall after Sunday service.

If your photo is in the directory, if you are a voting member of the church, or if you have made a recent pledge, come and pick up a directory! We have enough directories for each household to have one copy; if more copies are desired, they can be purchased for $10.

Please note that directories will be reserved for you until mid-April. At that point, all unclaimed copies will become part of the holdings for future new members. So, come pick up your directory as soon as possible! 

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Retzer at karenfooteretzer@yahoo.com.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Open Bidding: Join the AUUction Committee!

The AUUction Committee will hold an organizational meeting on Sunday, January 25th after the service in Children’s Chapel. We will discuss many aspects of the auction and assign preliminary roles. The auction is our largest fundraising activity of the year and is a lot of fun to work on. If you are interested in helping, there are many opportunities both large and small for you to participate.

Please email the committee chair, Bill Childers, at wchilder57@gmail.com to be included on the listserv for the committee for this year and/or to RSVP to attend this month’s meeting.