This Sunday in Summer Fun!
This Sunday during Summer Fun we will be exploring our interconnected web of life – hopefully we will be untangled by pick up! All children ages 4-12 are welcome to join in our games. Please sign in with Abby Whisler at the Greeter’s Table before service so we know to count you in!
Help Needed This Sunday!
Build community June 28, Noon to 3 in James Madison Park. Take this opportunity to get out and meet others, while helping Operation Welcome Home (homeless fighting for homeless) enjoy a BBQ while focusing on education and organizing to bring about solutions to homelessness. Join other FUS volunteers helping with food and games for all ages. E-mail Betsey Day today!
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!
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.
Volunteer at Dane Dances
The Dane Dances volunteer picnic will be at Vilas Park on July 14 at 4 p.m. Everyone who is interested is invited! Sign up while you are there, and there will be another date after that for training.”The specific objective of Dane Dances! is to provide an environment where relationships can grow between people of different backgrounds in Dane County.” Volunteer or just go! www.danedances.org
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 beginning and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and the Unitarian Universalist Association have activated joint emergency response efforts. 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.
Spiritual Topics Book Group
The Spiritual Topics Book Group will hold its July meeting at FUS at 7 PM on Tuesday, July 28, in the Gaebler living room. The group will discuss Stephen Prothero’s book: ‘God is not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World-and Why their Differences Matter’. For more information contact Ken Gage at 230-5068 or email@example.com.
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.
Pride Team forming!
Madison’s OutReach Pride Parade 2015 will be on Sunday, August 9 at 1 p.m., up State Street to the Capitol Square. All Madison UUs will march together once again, behind the huge Standing on the Side of Love banner. Wear yours, or wear yellow. (There’s time to buy a SOSL shirt from Becky at FUS or from the UUA bookstore. Help coordinate our parade participation – please contact Elizabeth Barrett firstname.lastname@example.org.
As You Travel, Gather the Waters.
Water Communion is