Midweek Update October 16, 2019

FYI

Save the Dates (click links for more information)
October 18 Halloween Trivia Night 7:00pm
October 19 Celebration of the Life of Rose Isetti at 11:00am (obituary)
October 20 Training for Worship Service leaders 12:30 Pizza lunch, 1:00 Training            October 23 CLCM Coat Drive (You can bring coats October 20)
October 24 Medicare for All Speaker (outside speaker at First U)
November 3 New to UU Class  12:15pm

Celebration of the Life of Rose Isetti  On Saturday, October 19, we will gather at 11:00am to remember and celebrate Rose.

Request for Reception Help: Rose Isetti On October 19 at 11am, the memorial service for Rose will be held. The family is asking for help with the reception. If you can come around 10am to help set up tables and chairs, or come at 11 to plate desserts and make tea, or donate cookies or other finger food sweets, please contact Rita Sasse (or 502-314-0649). Thank you

Requesting Twinkle Lights! Pat Allison and Lori Hickling are collecting strings of white Christmas lights for the Diwali play being performed during our October 27 service. If we can borrow your lights for this service, please bring them into the office by Friday, October 25. Any size bulbs, any size strings will do. Your lights will be labeled and returned by November 1. Thank you! Pat and Lori. (Click here for a description of the service.)

Halloween Trivia Fundraiser: October 18

Training for Worship Leaders: Oct. 20, 12:30 to 3:00 (Pizza lunch: 12:30, Training: 1 pm Learn how to assist the minister or special speaker in performing all aspects of the liturgy in Sunday services. This two-hour class opens up how this can be a regular spiritual practice for you as well a gift to the congregation.

The training will be provided by Rev. Lori and Worship Ministry Co-chair Trish Ramey and will offer training in being a worship associate (ensuring a seamless performance of all aspects of the service), a worship associate/liturgist (in addition to the nuts and bolts of service performance, the WA/liturgist will also participate in selected portions of the liturgy (meditation, Joys and Sorrows, MfAA, etc).and service coordination (being responsible for the entire service on Sundays that Rev. Lori is not in the pulpit). Attendees will also to learn important safety practices and responsibilities in the event of a tornado or fire..

For more information contact Trish Ramey, Worship Ministry co-chair [email protected], or Rev. Lori Kyle, minister, [email protected]

Women’s Alliance Fall Meeting: November 9
Join us in the social hall at 10am. All Women of the church are invited. Our guest speaker will be Betty H. Smith, speaking on “Self-care.” Coffee, tea, and light breakfast items will be served.

New to UU Class: November 3
Interested in Unitarian Universalism, as well as the history and workings of our church? You may be a one-time visitor, a person who has been attending regularly, someone who contemplates joining our congregation, or a person who is already a member. Whatever your connection to First U, we welcome you to this gathering.Class meets after the Celebration of Life and ends at 3:00. We will have the First Sunday lunch this day, so you can eat first or bring your lunch to the library   Please let us know if you plan to attend and/or need childcare so we will have the required number of caregivers. Please email Claudia Runge or call or text 502-608-5710 and leave a message with your name, to let her know that you plan to attend and if you need childcare.

Join Us Sunday, October 20

Celebration of Life: 11:00am
400 Years in the Making: How Slavery Formed a Nation
Speaker: Rev. Lori Kyle
August 2019 marked the 400th  anniversary of the first slave ship arriving on the shores of this continent. In addition to Rev. Lori, we also welcome First U member and former Black Panther, Michael Tee to the pulpit. Michael will address how the introduction of slavery impacted our country prior to and during the early years of its formation. We will address how African-American slavery continues to influence many facets of our modern-day culture.

Click here to find out about Religious Exploration opportunities.
Click here for information about a concert honoring the 400th anniversary including Phillip Morgan.Calendar Events
9:45  RE Classes – Social Hall
11:00  Celebration of Life – Sanctuary
11:00  OWL Classes
11:00  rental: Spiritual Israel Church – Choir Room
12:30  Worship Associate/Service Coordinator Training
4:00    rental: KRCRC Board Meeting — Library
6:00    CUUPS: Samhain Ritual and Potluck

Religious Exploration 

There’s a place for you at 9:45 Sunday mornings!
What is Religious Exploration?

Click Links for more information about:
RE Classes for Children and Youth
RE Classes for Adults
Our Whole Lives (OWL)  Sexuality Education

Register for RE  Click here to register and place your family on the Religious Exploration mailing list and ensures that you will receive all mailings relating to your child’s class, curriculum-related mailings, field trips, and special RE events. Also, registration informs us about any special needs, allergies, etc. that teachers need to be aware of concerning your child.

Volunteers Needed Our dedicated teachers need your assistance in the classroom, whether you have children in the program or not. Grandparents are especially welcome! You may signup just once a year or you may decide to help out every month.Click here to sign up.

Upcoming Service: Celebration of Life

October 27 Diwali – the Festival of Lights. Speaker: Rev. Lori Kyle Diwali is a “festival of lights” that celebrates the triumph of light over dark and good over evil, and the blessings of victory, freedom, and enlightenment. We will have a special celebration with a play led by Pat Allison and Lori Hickling.  It will be a joyful service! (Click here  for more information)

Social Justice – Beyond the Walls

CLCM Coat Drive
As you get ready to turn your closets over for fall (which will be here eventually!), please keep CLCM in mind. Our clothes closet will take any serviceable clothes and shoes that you no longer need, and we are separately collecting coats for our Coat Giveaway on October 23.

Feel free to bring coats up to the CLCM office, and we’ll make sure they find good homes. Men’s coats are particularly needed. The First U Committee on Homelessness and God’s Girls are helping with the project. You can bring coats to the social hall on Sunday, October 20, the Committee on Homelessness will ensure they get to the giveaway. Thank you!

The Economic Case for Medicare for All
Thursday, October 24 at 7:00pm in the First Unitarian sanctuary.
The public is invited to hear economics professor, Gerald Friedman will speak on the funding of a single payer, improved Medicare for All healthcare system. Sponsored by: Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care, PO Box 17595, Louisville, KY 40217, www.kyhealthcare.org[email protected], 502 636 1551. Contact Jill Harmer for more information.

Former First U Choir Director Phillip Morgan in Concert
October 27 at 4:30pm
1619 – 2019: Remembering the Arrival of the First Enslaved Africans in the British Colonies in North America

Central Presbyterian Church and Black Classical Artists of Louisville will present a concert as part of Central’s year-long focus on the issue. Performers, including Phillip Morgan, baritone, Dr. Angelique Clay, soprano, Owen Sammons, organist, and Grace Baugh-Bennett, pianist, will perform “Traditional Negro Spirituals” and other African American sacred music to mark the moment that changed the economic destiny of America and the cultural destiny of hundreds of thousands of people. The concert is free. Central is located at 318 W. Kentucky, on the corner of S. 4th Street and W. Kentucky.

CLCM Trivia Night and Holiday Boutique: November 16
CLCM will have it’s fall Trivia Night on Saturday, November 16 at 7:00 at Christ Church Cathedral.   Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for fun, food and fellowship.

Metro Council Resolution for 100% Renewable Energy to be Heard October 17 and 31
This month Metro Council Parks and Sustainability Committee is holding Q&A with key factions on the Resolution. “Folks, our planet’s oceans, glaciers and ice sheets, coastal cities, weather systems, forest, species, fresh water are all changing at accellerating rates toward what most climate scientist in over 17 fields of expertise call a “tipping point”. Everyone will be effected by these changes, but those with the least – homeless, low income, migrants, third world populations and those with the least – are being effected the most. Though the technology exists and continues to improve that will create a sustainable Earth, our leaders at all levels of government have done comparitively little.  Your support is needed NOW to pass a Resolution for 100% clean energy in Louisville. Similar resolutions have passed in over 130 US cities and a handful of states. This Resolution is being heard by Metro Council Parks and Sustainability Committee at 3:00PM on Oct 17 and again on Oct. 31.  Contact your Metro Council representative and ask them to support the Resolution for 100% Clean Reneable Energy (R-102-19) for city government by 2030 and community wide by 2040.  If your council member is on this committee a call to her or him will be even more helpful.  Chair Cindi Fowler (D-14), Vice Chair Pat Mulvihill (D-10), Committee Member Mark H. Fox (D-13), Committee Member Kevin Triplett (D-15), Committee Member Marilyn Parker (R-18), Committee Member Nicole George (D-21) and Committee Member James Peden (R-23).  Contact Roger Ohlman for more details.