Mid-Week Update September 20, 2017

Wednesday Evening Evensong Service
 Join us TONIGHT from 6:30-7:00 in the Sanctuary as we continue the evening contemplative service series.  This short service is a place of quiet centering, music, and ritual that will send you forth feeling renewed.

Fresh Stop Market Order by this Friday, September 22 for September 27 delivery; contact www.newroots.org or 502-509-6770; or Barbra Justice at 502-509-6770 or velma2720 [at] yahoo.com.

Recycle Your Solar Eclipse Sunglasses Through September 24, the Solar Array Project will be collecting solar sunglasses on behalf of the Bernheim Arboretum.  The Arboretum is collecting eclipse glasses to donate to schools in South American and parts of Asia These parts of the world are in line to see the next eclipse in 2019.  Sunglasses may be dropped off in a marked box on the volunteer desk counter, on in the envelope on the door to Room 211 on the second floor.

Blessing of the Animals October 1 It's almost that time again!! The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi is approaching. Start planning now to bring your pet to be blessed. All animals need to be on a leash or in a carrier. We welcome lizards and birds, as well as dogs and cats. Special arrangements must be made for pigs or horses. ;-) 
If you can't bring your pet, please email your pet's picture to (worshipministry [at] firstulou.org)  or put a hard copy in Barbara's (the office manager's) box at church. Include the pet's name!! The picture will be made into a slide to project as we bless your pet. As in past years, there will be a memorial blessing for the pets we have lost this year. You may send pictures, clearly labeled as deceased, and comments to %E2%80%9Cworshipministry [at] firstulou.org (“)” or put an envelope with comments and picture in Barbara's (the office manager's) box. The best pictures for slides should be square or in LANDSCAPE orientation. If you do not receive a confirmation that your photo was received, – send a text (502-387-9314) or an e-mail (pamiddleton1 [at] gmail.com) to Pam Middleton. DEADLINE to send pet photos for inclusion in the blessing is Monday, September 25

New to UU Class October 1 12:30 in Room 205 (upstairs)Are you new to First U and Unitarian Universalism? Interested in learning more about the history of our church, as well as the history and story of Unitarians and Universalists? Or maybe you’ve been attending First U for a while but never had the opportunity to sit in on a class and hear our story or share yours. Whatever your situation or wherever you might be in your spiritual journey, you are invited to join us for the New to UU class. Lunch will be provided at our usual first Sunday luncheon, and childcare will be available. The class lasts about 2 ½ hours. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by contacting Claudia Runge (claudiarun [at] gmail.com). Walk-ins are also welcome!

CLOUT = Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together First Unitarian is a member of this Social Justice Network. Each fall, CLOUT begins house meetings to deepen conversations within each congregation about what concerns us, what stories can we share with each other. Several house meetings are being scheduled at First U in September and early October, and YOU'RE invited to deepen your connection with fellow First U'ers. Haven't received an invitation yet? Contact Jane Martin Buckley to learn more. jane_buckley [at] earthlink.net or 502-491-9444

Celebration of Life 11:00 am
“Baby, It's You”
Speaker: Rev. Kathy Hurt

Each of us knows particular individuals who challenge our ability to see them as persons of worth and dignity. Who challenges you in that way, and how do you meet that challenge?

4-6th Grade OWL meets in room 204 from 11:00-12:15.

Religious Exploration  Sundays 9:45-10:45
Classes Meeting September 24
See Class Descriptions at firstulou.org/cre (children) and firstulou.org/lre (adult)

Nursery care is available during the RE hour (9:30-11:00) Room 214.
Preschool -1st Grade (Explorers) Treasure Hunting-Take 2 Room 212.
2nd - 4th Grade (Seekers) Spirit of Adventure Room 207.
5th - 8th Grade (Questers) Lodestone Room 202.
Senior High:  Individual Apprenticeships  See the DRE

Drum Circles Bring a drum if you have one. Courtyard or the Social Hall
Yoga Bring a mat if you have one. Room 205
Cakes for the Queen of Heaven Room 101 (Parlor)
Faith Like a River: Themes from UU History Room 103 (Library)
Coffee and Social Justice Social Hall.

Calendar Events
9:45   Religious Exploration
11:00 4-6th grade OWL class
11:00 Celebration of Life
11:00 Spiritual Israel Congregation – choir room
1:00   Beloved Conversations – in library
5:00   CUUPs Ritual-sanctuary and social hall