Saturday June 20! Celebrate Juneteenth,
Celebrate Our Community! Noon to 6 at Olin Turville Park. FUS is proud to have an info table at the festival. Don’t miss this 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in the U.S. It is a Madison tradition: history, performances, food, and more.
This Sunday in Summer Fun!
This Sunday, in honor of Father’s Day, we will be celebrating all the varieties of families we come from. All children 4-12 years old are welcome to join us after the message for all ages. Please sign in with Abby Whisler at the Greeter’s Table so we know to count you in! Hope to see you Sunday!
Calling for Pledges on Monday, June 22
There are quite a few people who pledged last year, or in the past few years, but have not done so this year. Each June we give them each a call, and touch base. If you’d like to join us in reaching out through a phone canvass this Monday evening, June 22, from 6 to 8 p.m., please contact Andy Gussert at email@example.com
. We have a high return rate with the people we reach, and also leave a lot of messages. There will be snacks, refreshments, and a phone for you to use. Please e-mail Andy to reserve a spot.
Men’s Group Meeting
All men are invited to join the open men’s group meeting on Monday, June 22, at 7 p.m. in the Gaebler Living Room. Topic: moral conundrums and ethical problems at work. For more information, Gordon at /mens.
Equity Team Meeting
Now that Madison’s African American community has presented “Our Madison Plan” for eliminating our notorious racial disparities, it’s time for action! Please attend the Equity Ministry Team meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, in Courtyard C to lend your ideas and energy to FUS’ involvement in this important work. More info: Betsey Day firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Issues Group
The Health Issues Group will be meeting on Wednesday, June 24, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Atrium Library. This group provides a supportive environment where personal health issues are discussed and explored. For further information, please contact Amy at 841-1092.
MOSES Hiring Full-Time
Do you know this person? The individual we seek for the full time position as Organizer for MOSES (Madison Organizing in Strength, Equality, and Solidarity) is community centric, passionate and committed to ending racial and economic inequity and reforming the criminal justice system in Wisconsin. More information at http://mosesmadison.org/
Don’t worry! You didn’t miss your chance to register!
We are still accepting registrations for Children’s RE, but the longer you wait, the less likely you are to get the class you want when you want it. No need to wait to anymore! Just go to /cre-registration and sign up! We look forward to seeing your kids fill our halls come September.
Please teach me!
(spoken in voices of beautiful children)
We hear there are still a lot of teaching spots open for Children’s RE next Fall. We’re worried that our class may not have enough teachers. Where else can we go where our spiritual development is honored, our integrity is nurtured, and our compassion has a voice? At FUS, we learn who we are, what we value, and who we hope to be as we grow older. But we need you adults to help us along the way! Please consider teaching us. We ask good questions and we’re eager to learn more about our world. You may have to help us understand how to be our best selves sometimes, but we’re always trying to learn our way. If you’re interested in teaching, contact Leslie Ross, our Director of Children’s Religious Education, at /DRE. Thank you!
Peace & Justice Book Club
The Peace and Justice Book Club will meet June 22 in Courtyard C at 7 p.m. Book: The more beautiful world our hearts know is possible, by Charles Eisenstein. Questions? Carole Briggs email@example.com.
Spiritual Topics Book Group
The June meeting of the Spiritual Topics Book Group will be held in the Gaebler Living Room at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23. The group will discuss Karen Armstrong’s The Case for God. For further information contact Ken Gage at 230-5068 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, June 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Goodman Community Center. FUS is a proud sponsor of VeganFest, where everyone – curious omnivores to longtime vegans – can enjoy exhibitors, speakers, cooking demos, and a great food court. Free and open to the public. Lots of samples! www.veganfest.org
Child Care for Next Fall
Do you (or will you) have an infant or toddler who will need child care during worship services next fall? If so, please register now to reserve a spot. There’s no fee, but we do like to know how many kids to anticipate so that we can schedule enough care providers. You can register at /cre-registration.
Come and enjoy the summer by sprucing up around FUS a couple hours a week. Usual workday is Thursday morning between 8:30 and 10:30. No experience or tools needed yet helpful. Come, or contact Nan at email@example.com or 249-9573.
Support the UUSC-UUA Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund
The loss of life and devastation in Nepal from the recent earthquake are truly staggering. Rebuilding is now underway and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and the Unitarian Universalist Association have activated joint response efforts. Now is the time to urgently help our neighbors build housing as the rainy season begins. Donate at http://bit.ly/1EoKoXB.
“Service Sunday” Date Set
On Sunday, August 23, FUS and friends will DO service instead of attending services. If you have an idea for a group volunteer project, or can lead a project, or just want to help make it happen, please e-mail Lisa West at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help is needed July 25 in Brittingham Park: Disability Pride Festival is looking for people of all abilities to help out, from set-up that morning to tear down at 6pm. There are lots of jobs including staffing the information desk, helping with concessions, talking to festival attendees and other tasks. To volunteer go to their website at http://disabilitypridemadison.org/sign-up/ or call 838-7011.
Be a Part of our Annual Art Fair!
Applications are now being accepted for Art in the Wright Place, FUS’s annual (and wonderful!) art fair. Art in the Wright Place will be held on Sunday, November 22, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This sale is an excellent opportunity for area and FUS artists to sell their handmade items while raising funds for our Children’s Religious Education programs. Previous media have included fibre arts, photography, jewelry, origami, pottery, beadwork, woodwork, quilting, basketry, art glass, watercolor, and more. For more information, go to /artfair; or to apply, go to /artreg.
Madison’s Pride Parade will be Sunday, August 9, at 1 p.m. If you’d like to be part of the Pride Parade planning team, please contact Elizabeth Barrett email@example.com. We’ll do a flag routine and more on the route. This year we will have a vehicle to transport folks who don’t walk or roll easily.
As You Travel, Gather the Waters.
Water Communion is August 30.