All Church Email, August 13, 2020
|THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE of PASTORAL EVENTSand ALL-CHURCH EMAIL (ACE)Thursday Noon August 13, 2020|
|August 16, 2020 SUNDAY SERVICESWORSHIP 10:00 |
AMRED ROSE SANGHA 6:00 PMSUNDAY MORNING SERVICE:Educating White Kids: A Race-Conscious Conversation for Everyone with Dr. Todd Mealy 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The framework of colorblindness has long existed as the default in American schools. At majority-white schools institutional structures make learning for students of color challenging while emboldening dominant culture notions of meritocracy and color-silence. Todd Mealy will explore racial histories and a race-blind approach to teaching and learning by challenging educators (and parents) to become advocates of race-conscious instruction.The holder of a Ph.D. in American Studies from Pennsylvania State University, Todd Mealy has authored seven books and is a regular contributor for the Pennsylvania Heritage. His publications focus on 19th and 20th-century civil rights history, the intersection of sports and race, and critical race studies. His twenty-year career as an educator includes tenures at J.P. McCaskey and Penn Manor High Schools, and as adjunct professor in History at Dickinson College. He is the founder of the Equity Institute for Race-Conscious Pedagogy, a research institute that gives educators tools to center race in cross-disciplinary curricula.
Worship Associate Bradden Weaver is a Community Education instructor for IU13 and a high school Social Studies teacher. A Unitarian Universalist for over 30 years, Brad serves on UUCL’s Board of Trustees and Racial Justice and Healing team.Link to join: https://zoom.us/j/96623739683?pwd=UWFMQzF5OFR2V05idUJVSVNwYzBVdz09 Or join by phone: 301-715-8592Meeting ID:966 2373 9683Password: 71717
There is no Children’s Service this week but check back soon!
Share The Plate: The Lancaster County Food HubMission:Rooted in Faith & Compassion, The Lancaster County Food Hub (“ the Hub”) provides services that honor the dignity of all by striving to meet basic human needs.
|SUNDAY EVENING RED ROSE SANGHA: 6 P.M. See this weekly sitting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/419185030|
|Adult Faith Development|
Part 1 of the book discussion of The Little Book of Racial Healing is tonight ! Part 2 is Thursday, August 20. We prefer participants to commit to both. All registered participants have received the Zoom link. Contact Lenore if you have questions.
Tonight is also the first chapter of a member led book group for the book White Fragility. Chapter One is tonight. Please reach out to Evanna Morris at email@example.com if you want to join this book group which will meet the second Thursday of each month.
|Children’s Faith Development|
UU Week coming up! From August 17-23, we have a special week of at-home and Zoom activities planned for elementary age kids (and older/younger siblings). Note the date change from last week’s email. We are busy putting together a special box of materials, conversation prompts, stories, and more, and will have activities to do every day. Registered families with children pre-K through 5th grade will receive an email with information on how to pick up the box this coming Friday, August 14.
If your family is not registered in the program, we may not have your information. If you have not yet received the previous mailed packet and would like to sign up for our next one, contact Lenore ASAP.
Anti-racism conversations with kids: Rescheduled: Lenore Bajare-Dukes and Michele Capobianco will hold space on Zoom for parents and other caregivers of children to discuss how your family has (or has not yet) been talking about racism, police violence, and the latest protests with your kids. Look for an email to registered parents with date and joining information; email Lenore if you would like to join and are not registered!
|Public Witness Action for Racial Justice and Healing|
Public Witness Action for Racial Justice and Healing
A public witness action for racial justice and healing will take place in front of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster (538 W. Chestnut Street) on Friday, August 21 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
These actions serve as a silent moral witness (holding signs) to support equal justice for all. The public is cordially invited to join in and stand with members from UUCL and other Lancaster faith communities. Social distancing will be maintained and mask wearing is required. Participants are encouraged to bring a sign expressing a call for racial justice, anti-racism, and progressive social change.
If interested, please use this Sign Up Genius link to enter your name in a time slot:
Or, contact Bradden Weaver at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Staff “Off” TimeAs staff define vacation time in the coming weeks, we will post that information here in this ACE. The week of August 10, Rev. Barbara will be on vacation for the full week and Lenore Bajare-Dukes will be on vacation Sunday afternoon through Friday morning.|
Note from Rev. Barbara: From now through August 15 please note that Rev. Barbara has designated several congregants and staff who are contacts for three areas of ministerial responsibility — worship, pastoral care, and staffing. If you have any questions about coverage or need assistance in any of these areas, please contact:
For Worship: Heather Gehron-Rice, email@example.com,
For Staffing: Bev Geib, firstname.lastname@example.org,
For Pastoral Care: Steve Jones, email@example.com,
Garry LeFevre,firstname.lastname@example.org,(calling preferred);
Elizabeth Haralam Shuba, email@example.comNote: These ministers who are also members of this congregation are available to triage pastoral concerns to appropriate parties. They are not available for hands-on pastoral visits.
Ministerial Candidating WeekSeptember 13 to September 20, 2020Join us during this very special time. Reverend Israel Buffardi is our candidate for Settled Minister at UUCL. Candidating Week is our opportunity to get to know one another. Rev. Israel will begin the week Sunday morning at 10:00 in the Zoom “Pulpit.” From Monday to Saturday small groups of UUCL members will meet with Rev. Israel in person and via Zoom to discuss various areas of interest to the congregation. The Sunday morning service on September 20th will conclude Candidating Week. UUCL members will then vote to Call Rev. Israel Buffardi to be our Settled Minister.To attend a socially distanced one-hour small group meeting, choose one time/group that interests you.Sign up via Sign Up Genius or phone.Prepare any questions or concerns you may have about a church program area before the meeting.The in-person meetings will be held in a tent behind the church building, accessed via the alley. The meeting will also be on Zoom.Bring a mask and chair. Nametags, a sanitizing station and a Porta Potty will be on site. Church facilities are not available.Group size will be limited.Watch for the special email next week with links to the schedule, Sign Up Genius, and contact phone number.
Ministerial Search Committee: Kristen Buchanan, Claudia Hostetter, Steve Jones, Susan Lithgoe, Stephanie Santiago, Laurie Thompson
|From Your Board of Trustees|
The Board would like to thank Rev Barbara for all of the years of service, wisdom, mentoring, and just plain hard work that she has done to bring our church to the place where we are now. It’s hard to remember where we were when she arrived, but we are certainly so much better for her having been here. Many thanks to Rev Barbara and good wishes to her in her next challenge. Muncie is lucky.
|Church Life & Announcements|
|Calling All UUCL Leaders and Future LeadersCentral East Regional Leadership TrainingLeading Change in Changing TimesSaturday August 22, 2020T ime: Noon to 3:00 pmFree WebinarThe Leadership Development Committee encourages you to sign up for this Central East Region training presented by the Rev. Sunshine Wolfe and the Rev. Renee Ruchotzke on a topic that is pertinent for these times of pandemics and racial strife. This is a free webinar for which you can sign up online at the CER website. This training is appropriate for our current leaders from the BOT, Leaders’ Circle and Committee Chairs. This is also a great opportunity for individuals who are considering future leadership positions in the Church. Sign-up on the website by August 16, 2020.|
|Stay Connected with Realm! Most of the congregation has been contacted regarding this church online community. This is a great way to stay connected to members of UUCL, especially those with whom you serve on committees or in small groups. While most gave permission to be listed in the online directory, only 116 people created log-ins to access the directory and edit their own information. All members of UUCL who have a valid email address received an invitation to create a log-in. Please let Bev Geib know if you need a new email invitation to create yours! She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org . Hope to connect with you in Realm!|
|The all church calendar is now live. Please consider following this link [CLICK HERE] to schedule all virtual events. This form is similar to the space reservation form, but has been customized for virtual meetings. If you have any questions please email email@example.com|
|Please submit all ACE announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am Monday.|