Community, Love, Justice – UUCL All Church Email (ACE)

Upcoming Events and Worship
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE of EVENTS
and ALL-CHURCH EMAIL (ACE)
Friday October 16, 2020
October 18, 2020 SUNDAY SERVICES
WORSHIP 10:00 AM
RED ROSE SANGHA 6:00 PM

SUNDAY SERVICE: Heeding the Call: Finding Purpose in Troubled Times

This week, guest worship leader Lenore Bajare-Dukes, who serves as our Director of Lifespan Faith Development, will bring her years of experience working in the peacebuilding field to listen deeply to the dynamics emerging in the United States around this election season. As we face deep challenges to democracy including white supremacist violence and support for totalitarianism, we practice listening deeply to the voice within that helps us discern how and when to take action. 

Please note that there will be no children’s worship this week. Next week, we invite children and their families to join a special exploration of voting at 11:30AM, with visitors from our neighbors at UU Berks! 

As a reminder, you’re invited to bring your home chalice to light during our service!

Join Via Zoom:
https://zoom.us/j/96623739683?pwd=UWFMQzF5OFR2V05idUJVSVNwYzBVdz09

Or join by phone: (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 966 2373 9683
Password: 71717

SHARE THE PLATE for this month is NAACP of Lancaster. NAACP of Lancaster has been serving our county for 97 years with a mission to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all person.
UUCL Expressions
Our variety show via Zoom
TOMORROW NIGHT!
Saturday ,October 17th 6:30 pm

Event details:

Room opens at 6:20pm
Lobby music from Local Lancaster Bands
Show concludes around 7:45pm
Includes works from UUCL Choir, Stock & the Yards, our visual art show and more!

Pre-recorded works viewed together in Zoom

Click here for a preview of our featured talent. We had a laugh and hope you do too! 

Zoom link to see the show:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81069602472
Meeting ID: 810 6960 2472

Questions: Contact ginahartwellness

New Form for Submitting Announcements

Introducing an easy way for you to submit announcements to be read aloud during worship! We welcome announcements from members and friends of UUCL about programs of the church and connected events in the community. Please fill out and submit this form by noon on Saturday: https://forms.gle/sTYJ65co3h3hK2uL7

 
 CONGREGATIONAL MEETING OCTOBER 25, 2020 
    
Thanks to all who participated in last Sunday’s Town Hall Meeting. It was a forerunner for the upcoming Congregational meeting. Please mark your calendars to attend this important meeting Oct. 25, fifteen minutes after the Sunday service that day. An agenda for the meeting will appear in next week’s ACE.

Hope to see you all there. 
Blessings, Carole Campbell, President of the Board of Trustees.  

SUNDAY EVENING RED ROSE SANGHA: 6 P.M. See this weekly sitting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/419185030 
Adult Faith Development
Next Sunday, October 25th  will include our annual Halloween Costume Parade tradition, with an online twist. During the service, people of all ages – kids, youth, and adults all! – will be playing with how Halloween allows us to face what is scary … or heroic … or monstrous… or magical in our world. So, start thinking about what costume YOU will wear … and make it one in which you can dance! 
Open Table is open again!

We are meeting each Sunday at 3 PM. There is both an in-person group and a concurrent Zoom option. The current book being presented by Tom Barninger is The Authentic Letters of Paul. Please contact Bob Loftin if you have questions. You can join by Zoom with this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86841939256?pwd=QlFWcndWWVhPd1Zjb0FtUzBtM1k5UT09
Meeting ID: 868 4193 9256
Passcode: 312578

By phone:
1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 868 4193 9256
Passcode: 312578

Church Life & Announcements
Samhain Celebration

The wheel of the year has turned and the season of Samhain is before us.

In years past, we have gathered in person. This year, our gathering will be on Zoom. We celebrate the thinning of the veil between our world and the world of spirit. We celebrate our beloved dead. We celebrate our sheroes and heroic figures.

We will gather on Saturday, 31 October 2020 from 7 – 8:30 pm in our sacred space on Zoom. We will present a slideshow of our beloved dead, a link will be forthcoming for sharing these pictures.

If you do not have or do not wish to share photos, sharing a first name would be another way to honor a person.
The slideshow created from these photos will be used for both Samhain 2020 and 1 November 2020 Worship service, please consider this when you submit pictures.

Blessings
and Gratitude – 
Heather
Gehron-Rice and Linda Kinnney for Web & Wheel

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ujdDw21ntSr-CmagOGyTbD5eDUHt4SHe?usp=sharing

In the last few weeks, members and friends have engaged in all kinds of activities to encourage folks to vote. We have:

  • Partnered with Vote Forward by writing 1000 letters to be mailed 10/17. Forty five folks engaged
  • Partnered with Moms Rising to write/mail 300 postcards. Five folks engaged.
  • Partnered with Lancaster Votes by providing/staffing voter registration tables. Door-to-door with the Michele family.
  • Partnered with CASA thru UU the Vote for “text banking”. Two folks engaged. Fun!

There are more opportunities for each and everyone of us. Go to https://uujusticepa.org. Steady energy…keep moving forward. Feel the Progress!

Volunteer Opportunty
GOTV phone bank for New American Citizens

Mon Oct 26, 2020 – Mon Nov 2, 2020
 
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition, PICC is the only organization in Pennsylvania authorized to register New Americans to vote at their citizenship ceremonies. Before every election, these new Americans are called to make sure they have the information they need to vote for the first time. Please help to mobilize New Americans to the polls this year by volunteering at one or more of the virtual GOTV phone banks.
 
You can sign up for “GOTV phone bank” by Clicking here

link: https://signup.com/go/fFWybzp

Unpaid Volunteer Opportunities Galore!

We are looking for a task force to examine the church phone system and research alternatives. No face-to-face meetings necessary. UUCL pays several thousand per year to own the current system.

We are also looking for people interested in researching how to move UUCL to Google’s Gsuite. This research should be extra fun, because it’s so Googly! And if you want to learn more about Google Docs and all that stuff for your own self, why not learn it while doing research for the church?
Qualifications required for either task force: The willingness to respond with “yes, I’m willing to attend the first meeting.”

Email itgroup to get sucked in to more than you bargained for.

Green Sanctuary Committee Corner
October’s Theme: Wildfires
Learn more about this issue at:
 
https://www.wilderthanwildfilm.org/about-the-film

The environmental impact of wildfires and what we can do about it.
https://youtu.be/IoYJbcWcVzg

https://www.ted.com/talks/paul_hessburg_why_wildfires_have_gotten_worse_and_what_we_can_do_about_it?language=en#t-303373

From NPR 
https://www.npr.org/2020/08/24/899422710/to-manage-wildfire-california-looks-to-what-tribes-have-known-all-along

From NASA
 https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2912/satellite-data-record-shows-climate-changes-impact-on-fires/

An article with a focus on Australia and includes a video clip of Greta Thunberg
https://www.climateforesight.eu/land/amazon-wildfires-natural-climate-solution/

From the Environmental Defense Fund 
https://www.climateforesight.eu/land/amazon-wildfires-natural-climate-solution/

From the National Geographic
 http://www.nationalgeographic.org/article/ecological-benefits-fire/

From CNBC on how to help with the Amazon rain forest fires 
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/27/amazon-wildfires-how-to-help.html

Additional books and articles:
“The Big Burn” by Timothy Egan
“Fire in Paradise” and “Inside the Megafire” (PBS) documentaries about the 2018 Camp Fire
“Forest Fires, the good and the bad” by  World Wildlife Organization
Global Exchange.gov has reports for purchase such as 
The effectiveness of forest management in reducing wild fire risk and Climate change impacts in US
“Reduce wildfire risk” by the Washington Forest Protection Assn (WFP.org)

NEXT GREEN SANCTUARY MEETING” Monday October 19, 7:00 via Zoom
Please contact bkyki for link, in interested in attending.

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” John Muir

From our Financial Manager
It’s hard to believe but we are through the first quarter of our fiscal year! Most of you should have received your pledge statement via email this week. For those who do not have email, they will be mailed. This is a statement of your Financial Commitment pledge progress only. It does not include other contributions you may have made to UUCL. If you have any questions about your statement, please contact Bev Geib in the church office, ext. 206. Thank you for your continued support!
Please submit all ACE announcements to publications@uuclonline.org by 9 am Tuesday.
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