Mid-Week Update January 10, 2018

RE classes will resume this Sunday, January 14, including the newly re-organized Multigenerational One Room Schoolhouse (MORSH) meeting in the social hall along with new classes for adults. The new adult classes and descriptions are listed at http://firstulou.org/lre

Really, Really Free Market Saturday, January 13 Join us for the Really Really Free Market at First Unitarian on from 4-6 PM. What is a Really Really Free Market? It's like a community yard sale where everything is free. What can I bring? Anything you’d like to give. From clothes that no longer fit to food, books, stories, crafts, services, performances, music, a skill you’d like to share, or anything else that you think would benefit the community. Sponsored by Mission & Outreach.

Claire VanLandingham A memorial service for Claire VanLandingham has been scheduled for this Saturday, January 13, at 3:00 at The Oread in Lawrence, Kansas.  The service will be immediately followed by a dinner. Claire's mother Shannon has shared the event on Facebook and asked that those who plan to attend so indicate in order to plan for the meal, https://www.facebook.com/events/204507476769365/

Women's Alliance Annual Appreciation Breakfast for Clinic Escorts is scheduled for Saturday, January 13th, 2018. We welcome donations of muffins, quickbreads, egg dishes or fresh fruit from interested Womens’ Alliance members (or any other members of our church). Also – if you would like to attend (and be a hostess/host), please let us know. Contact Jane Martin Buckley (jane_buckley [at] earthlink.net or 502-491-9444).

Black Lives Matter Vigil  Join us after the service Sunday as we exit through the front door at Heywood House, and have our vigil on 4th Street. Our vigils provide an opportunity for church members and friends to speak up, identify as allies, and invite a conversation about race. It lasts about 30 minutes and signs are provided.

Shannon  Stromberg A memorial service for Shannon Stromberg will be held Sunday, January 14 at First Unitarian at 2:00pm. Contact Pam Middleton (pamiddleton1 [at] gmail.com) for more information about the service or Ron Zorn (zorn.ron [at] gmail.com) to help with the food or reception.

Game Night Join us at 5:30 Friday January 19 for Potluck and Game Night!

Anne Caudill died recently at the age of 93. Her memorial service will be Saturday, January 27 at 1pm at Kraft Funeral Home, 708 E. Spring St, New Albany, with visitation beforehand.

10th through 12th grade OWL Do you know a 10th through 12th grader who would benefit from age-appropriate, values-based, scientifically driven sexuality education? If so, please contact Linette (dre [at] firstulu.org). Classes will begin in January.

Women’s Alliance Quarterly Meeting The quarterly meeting of the Women's Alliance will be held on February 10, in the social hall, from 10 to noon.  We will socialize with snacks, hear a presentation by the  author of a biography of Rebecca Boone and conduct some important business, including a review of our bylaws.  Dues are due at this meeting - $10 per year.  As always, special arrangements are available for individuals unable to afford dues.  Please join us!!

Coffee in the Social Hall Join us for a cup of coffee before or after the service! (If you are the one making coffee, please remember to just use one package per pot!).

Social Justice Webinar Series Next session February 13, Breaking Down the Silos: An Assessment Model for Social Justice-Rooted Congregations - Part 1/2. This is presented by  The UUA Mid-America Region and Minnesota UU Social Justice Alliance as a monthly six part Social Justice webinar series.  Join us at  First U Louisville at 7:45pm on the second Tuesday of the months January through June to view each webinar. Questions, contact Del (del.ramey [at] ieee.org) or Trish Ramey (tramey [at] alum.bu.edu).  More information (https://www.midamericauua.org/resources/justice).

Recycle Your Old Christmas Lights Your old lights can be turned into cash by First U’s Solar Array Project and used to buy more solar panels for First U! Drop them into the SAP aluminum can receptacle in the courtyard (outside the kitchen door) or give them to Joe or Kathy Kremer. Questions? Email Joe (joe_kremer_99 [at] yahoo.com).

2018 Calendars CLCM clients can use your unwanted 2018 calendars!!! Bring them anytime and place them in the box on the volunteer desk.

Join us Sunday, January 14
Celebration of Life 11:00am
“Beyond Making America Great – UUs and MLK”
Speakers: David Cooper, an educator, poet, social justice advocate, and UU member will explore with First U member Brian Daly actions we can take to live our UU principles.

“Make America Great” was part of a slogan for a marketing campaign that changed America.  We are now engaged in a great battle for the soul of our country. UUs are active in this debate and have a special responsibility for engaging in activism because of our seven principles and direct connection with Martin Luther King’s principles of nonviolence. 

Calendar Events
9:45   Religious Exploration
11:00 Celebration of Life – sanctuary
11:00 rental: Spiritual Israel Church
12:00 Black Lives Matter vigil
1:00   Personnel Committee – open classroom
1:00   Religious Exploration Ministry Meeting – Room 203
2:00   Memorial Service Shannon Stromberg