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Leadership Training May 13
UU Women's Group Schedule
Community Meeting May 7

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Committee Opportunities
Want to Learn CPR?
Vegetarian Potlucks
Donate to RE
Forum Film Series
Women's Writing Project
Join the Choir!

Girl Scouts Need Volunteers!
Kroger Card Renewals


Leadership Training May 13

Saturday, May 13, 2017, is the date for some great leadership training sessions! These are open to the congregation and the community at large. There will be four ‘sessions’ – two in the morning and two in the afternoon – in Thomson Hall and the Chapel. Go Here for the schedule.

UU Women's Group

On May 20 we will meet at 7th and Main in North Little Rock at 10:30am to ride the street trolley to downtown Little Rock, eat lunch and then decide what we want to do before taking the trolley back again. Those who want to carpool should be at UUCLR at 10:00am. I suggest wearing comfortable shoes as the downtown sidewalks aren’t always perfectly flat.

We will be going to Crystal Bridges from June 9 and 10 so that we can see the double exhibit of glass designer Dale Chihuly. There are rooms reserved for those interested. There is a Doodle Poll so that we can find out how many may attend, might ride in the van, and who needs help finding a roommate. We can visit Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge on our way home if the majority want to do this. If you want to go, it is mandatory for you to go to doodle.com/poll/gn28ktrk6simd32p and check the boxes that apply to you.

Transition Team II Community Meeting Coming Up

Please join us for a Community Meeting on May 7, 12:00pm, right after service. This Community Meeting will be to report the results of the recent member survey (mailed in April) and to allow for a discussion of the results. This will allow the creation of a proposal that reflects the consensus of the congregation. This proposal will be placed on the voting agenda for the church Annual Congregational Meeting on June 4.

While the discussion will be important, the collective vote of the poll will be the driving factor in what is put forward at the annual meeting since it represents a more accurate and democratic expression of the congregation's will. Please plan on attending the Congregational Meeting to make your voice heard.

Opportunities Abound

Hmm…what to do, what to do… Well, how about putting in your name for membership in one of UUCLR’s great committees? The Nominating and Leadership Committee is working on filling the spaces on committees that will be vacated at the end of the church year on July 1, 2017.

Strategic Planning, Memorial Woodlands
Nominating & Leadership, Endowment
Committee on Ministry, Board of Directors

We would love to consider you for one of these positions if you would like to serve. So pick your favorite spots and let us know. Below you will find the openings that will be available. You may contact the office or, more efficiently, one of the committee members, and let us know what may appeal to you. We will provide you with detailed information on each position and its responsibilities and can answer any questions you may have.

The Nominating Committee members are: Kater Reynolds, Dawn Harris, Kay Danielson, Miranda
Keith, Nathan Roberts and Mindy Morrell, your President-Elect. We hope to see you on a committee soon!

Want to Learn CPR?

There is the possibility of having a MEMS CPR training session at UUCLR. We would need to have at least 15 people interested in taking the training. MEMS offers this 4-hour training free to participants and child care will be offered by the church.

Trainees would learn to recognize when CPR can be a life saving measure and how to perform it. MEMS has found that survival rates are far better when people on site can start CPR immediately. This does not require mouth-to-mouth contact, just rapid compression of the heart.

If you would like to participate, email the office at uuclr@uuclr.org and give your name and contact information. If we meet the minimum, we will be in touch with everyone once the class has been scheduled.

Vegetarian Potlucks

Veggie polucks are on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Please think BIG as you prepare your dish to share. This is a chance to explore vegetarian cooking, reduce our carbon footprint, and learn some new dishes. It is also a chance to grow our generosity!

We like to be able to invite all guests and members to break bread with us at our monthly potluck. We know that many guests or visitors will not be aware that we are hosting a potluck on that day and that some of our dearest friends will also forget to bring something. So, to show our hospitality, consider bringing a dish that will serve at least twice or even thrice what you might ordinarily contribute to a potluck. Remember how good it feels to be fed and how good it feels to feed other

Special Film Series for Forum

Forum has begun its viewing of a 6-part history of Unitarian Universalism brought to us from the UUA on DVD. We are anticipating viewing one DVD monthly until we get through the set. From the DVD box, LONG STRANGE TRIP is "a six-part series detailing the history of Unitarian and Universalist thought from the beginning of the Christian era to what we know today as Unitarian Universalism. Each film is approximately one hour in length. Part I examines the roots of liberal religious thought prior to the Reformation, including heretics such as Jan Hus. It concludes with the life of Michael Servetus."

Since each DVD runs an hour, on the Sundays of film viewing, we will convene at 9:45 rather than 10:00, so as not to interfere with the worship service at 11:00.

Women's Creative Writing Project

The UU Women's Activity Group is starting a creative writing project.All women are invited to join this group of writers from all backgrounds and all levels of training and experience. Each of us will write on a regular basis and willonce a month to share and critique each other’s work. This is an opportunity topoetry, fiction, non- fiction, inspirational, memoir or other types of writing; to better understand ourselves and others; to share with family members and the world; and to leave a legacy for generations to come.

We will meet monthly on Saturday mornings from 11:00pm to 1:00 at UUCLR. Sorry, women only at least for this round of writing! Please come and BYOW (bring your own writing)!

Open Invitation to Join the Choir

The UUCLR Choir will begin rehearsing September 7, the first Wednesday, and will sing at church the following Sunday, September 10, for Water Communion.Please come and be a part of this vibrant community of the church.Whether you are in your 20s, or your 70s, new to the church or have been around for years, if you are an experienced singer or have never sung in a choir before, there is a place for you in the choir.

We meet Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:00pm (child care is provided), and sing in church two times a month from September through July.If you are interested call John Perez at 501-580-3794 or email jwperez1@yahoo.com. See you at rehearsal!

UUCLR Girl Scouts Need Support

We are looking for assistant troop leaders and volunteers. We meet every other Wednesday at
6:00-7:00 at UUCLR and will be doing field trips after services every third sunday. We break for winter and summer holidays, so meetings are only during the school year. Fun and educational! Please help support our wonderful young women. Please contact Warigia Bowman at 505-690-4033 or Warigia@gmail.com.

Kroger Cards - Renew Yours Annually!

Time to re-enroll!  Kroger Grocery offers a Community Partnership Program that pays UUCLR a small percent of your sales.  If you shop there, please sign up.  

It’s simple: you must re-enroll every year and you must use your KrogerPlus card when you shop. The money goes to our Religious Education program and raised almost $500 in six months.  Every little bit helps even if you don’t shop there often.  

Please enroll/re-enroll and choose Unitarian Universalist Church of L.R. #80317 as your organization. Go to: https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow