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Arkansas Cluster October 16 & 17
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Jonesboro, Arkansas, invites all Arkansas Unitarian Universalists to: Bending Arkansas Towards Justice
On Friday evening, October 16, there will be a buffet dinner with welcomes and then breakout groups on Cluster issues.
On Saturday, October 17, Rev. Chuck Freeman, Free Souls Church of Round Rock, Texas, will
Everyone is invited to attend service on Sunday with the Jonesboro Fellowship.
Jonesboro had more people come to our Cluster than any other congregation except our own. ’s return the enthusiasm to this small congregation with a HUGE UU heart! Contact Cas Rifkin at email@example.com, if you are interested in details.
Information is also available on the Jonesboro UU Fellowship web site at http://jonesborouu.org, as well as registration forms.
UUCLR will be walking in the parade (hopefully with a truck) and will have a table at the
Parade lineup is at 11:00 am and begins 11:45. The Pride Festival begins at 12:30 and ends at 5:00 pm and includes live entertainment, a kids zone, vendors and food trucks.
We need volunteers to walk, and/or work at the table. Please contact Sue McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 442-6623. This is always a fun
How likely is Little Rock to explode like Ferguson, Missouri? What can we do to make it less likely? We can support Just Communities of Arkansas (JCA).
For years, JCA has sponsored programs, summer camps, training session, and meetings to “challenge assumptions, build understanding, and create mutual respect and inclusion in our schools, businesses, neighborhoods, and communities”. Working with the police and other agencies, they offer community conflict transformation training.
JCA recognizes and awards community leaders with the Humanitarian Awards dinner. On
Go to www.arkansasjustcommunities.org/events/unity, look for the link to “Walk for Community” and sign up today.
On September 13, we started up the monthly vegetarian potluck lunches. On every second Sunday right after service, we'll meet for lunch in Thomson Hall. Bring a dish to share so there will be plenty to eat!
Welcome to Troop #6018!
The first Girl Scout meeting of the year was September 2, 2015. In general, we will meet the first and third Wednesdays of each month.
We will have three levels this year. Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. The Daisies will work with the Brownies, because we only have one Daisy. Warigia will lead the Juniors, and Shireen and Jade will lead the Daisies and the Brownies.
We will do the first 15 minutes of class all together, and then break into age related groups. My goal is to do at least 4 badges this fall, and then cookies in the spring, for a total of between 7-8 badges over the school year. We would appreciate any help or support from any parents who have the time. We meet twice a month for an hour at a time. Your presence is helpful and appreciated.
There will be additional meetings on weekends on needed to help us finish badges, but they will be announced separately. Please let me know if you have any questions. Anyone who wishes to join us, please contact me at email@example.com.
Yours, Rigia Bowman
2015 Flowers for the Sanctuary
Flowers always add a special touch to our Sunday services, and the new year gives us an opportunity to be a part of this ministry. A calendar is now up in Thomson Hall for the entire year of 2015. If you have a special loved one or event that you would like to commemorate by placing flowers in the sanctuary on a Sunday, please stop by and write your name and phone number in the appropriate Sunday opening. Even if you do not have a specific person or event to honor, please consider sharing your flowers or others with us. I will call you the week of your Sunday to remind you. Thanks to everyone who participates in this. Joanne Kriehn.
Caring Committee Phone Connection
The Caring Committee is looking for UUs who live alone and would like to participate in a daily phone call check-in. As a member of the UU Phone Connection you would make a daily phone call to someone and receive a phone call from someone else.time involved should be no more than five minutes per call.
QUUick Action Team
The board is starting a rapid response outreach group that we are calling the QUUick Action Team. Linda VanBlaricom and Debbie Goolsby are heading it up. Some church members and friends have been asked to help by funneling information to them so that the team may make some decisions about group participation regarding various issues.
Basically this will be a group made up of dedicated people who will answer the call to action. You will sign up – and this will mean that you commit to come if you possibly can – and you will get an email blast from Linda or Debbie to show up at a particular time at a designated place and wear your “Standing on the Side of Love” shirt or cap, or your UUCLR T-shirt (design contest winning shirts or others). The activity will usually be to participate in a protest or a march or a rally that reflects our UU values and principles. These will be one-time events, not long or ongoing projects.
If we had had this team when Rev. Jennie presided over the same-sex marriages, we could have been there to show support for everyone and add to the positive atmosphere. There was a general feeling that this sort of opportunity was lacking here and hopefully this team will fill that need. We all should be very excited about the possibilities!
Small Group Dinner Coordinator(s) Needed!
If you like to chat on the phone and want to help UUCLR, please consider volunteering to
Safe Congregation Committee
The Nominating Committee will be seeking three members to serve on the Safe Congregation Committee, along with the minister and one board member. Contact the office if you are
The Cornerstone Society was designed to honor members who have provided generous support by their active presence, their leadership and commitment to the goals of UUCLR. Please join your Board of Directors as we honor John with this induction into the Cornerstone Society.
The Cornerstone Society was designed to honor members who have provided generous support by their active presence, their leadership and their commitment to the goals of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Little Rock.
Any UUCLR member may nominate another member to the Cornerstone Society of UUCLR. Letters of nomination should briefly describe how the nominee has supported and helped shape the Church. A brief biographical sketch should also be included. Nominations may be submitted to the President of the Church at any time. She or he will review the qualifications of the nominee with the Executive Committee who will submit all suitable candidates to the Board of Directors for final approval.
To be eligible for nomination, the member must be at least 70 years of age and must have been a member of the Church for at least 20 years. Deceased persons who were members of UUCLR and who meet the above criteria may be nominated posthumously.
Each person in the Cornerstone Society will have his or her portrait displayed at UUCLR and a biography included in a special Cornerstone Society album. Honorees will be recognized at Sunday Service.
Writers and Photographers Needed
The Communications Team is looking for some assistance with writing articles and taking photographs at Church events. If anyone interested in helping out, please contact Rhonda Reid at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Saturday Clean Up Days - First Saturdays at 9:00 am
The Facilities Team has decided that every first Saturday is a clean-up and touch-up day for UUCLR.If the weather is too bad to work outside, we will move inside to tackle a host of projects: replacement of burned out fluorescent tubes, replacement of ballasts, numerous minor repairs to door stops and panic bars, cleaning of the kitchen, and minor painting jobs.
All tools, supplies, and gear will be provided with copious instructions. You only need supply a willing body.Here is an opportunity for everyone to make an important contribution that is not tied to your
Flower Ministry - Volunteer!
The Flower Ministry has updated its chart on the wall in Thomson Hall and there are months and months of opportunities (available Sundays) to offer flowers or other objects d' art for worship services.
You supported this ministry strongly in the last year and it is hoped that you will pick a date or an occasion to |support it again.
Our new UUCLR vision statement is "We are here to build the beloved community." It's a big beautiful vision, but how do we make it happen? One simple way is to become a Chalice Lighter.
Three times a year, the Chalice Lighter program provides a grant to a member congregation of the Southwest Unitarian Universalist Conference. These grants aid strong, growing congregations, churches that are vibrant and healthy, who have
How does this build the beloved community? Beloved community is not created only among ourselves or for ourselves. That is only its beginning. Beloved community reaches out beyond itself, with love and generosity and an open heart. Beloved
To this end, Unitarian Universalists throughout the Southwest District join together to support congregations that also reach outward, who seek growth not for its own sake, but for the sake of people they don't yet know, people who need our powerful, humane, loving religion, people whose lives can be made better by the things we are uniquely able to give them.
Just as those congregations reach out beyond themselves, Chalice Lighters reach out beyond their own congregations to those other congregations, to help build sanctuaries into which they may never step but in whose anticipated beauty they still take pleasure, to help teach children who they may never meet but whose magnificent futures they still cherish, to help serve communities in which they may never take a breath but whose living hearts they feel.
This is our work: To build the beloved community, one piece at a time.
Calling all Singers!!!
The UU choir is back in action and needs your voice! The choir sings a couple times a month and at special services. Child-care is provided during rehearsals which are each Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. If you are new to the church or the choir, either contact John Perez at 580-3794 or just show up at rehearsal.
Make Some Music!
Come sing a song, play a tune, or just listen! The Choctaw Crawdads gather in Thomson Hall for
We are always looking for drivers to transport some of our members and friends to church services on Sunday and other church activities as needed. Please call the church office at 225-1503 or email email@example.com if you can put your name on a list of possible drivers. Thanks so much.
There are new instructions on how to benefit the church by buying at Krogers. This is through a new Loyalty Card program, which you apply for at the Kroger stores. You set up a web account and activate your choice to have UUCLR as your chosen donation.
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