Midweek Update January 9
FYI MORSH! 
The Multigenerational One Room Schoolhouse meets this Sunday. See the RE section for more information. Everyone welcome!

Brownbaggers say, You have got to read/buy this book!” 
Monday, January 14
Come to the Brownbagger meeting at noon in the church library and bring that life changing book or two that you would like to share (and give a brief report on why it is important to you and others). Show up early with your lunch to socialize – see you soon.

First U Book Club
Monday, January 14 at 6:00 in the Parlor
We will discuss Sisters-in-Law and Del Ramey will lead the discussion. We will also pick our next 6 books. Everyone is welcome.

The Butterfly Hour 
Friday, January 25
If you have ever heard the “Moth Radio Hour” on NPR then you have an idea about our new Butterfly Story Telling Hour. Join us from 6:30 to 8:00pm in the Parlor for an early evening of story-telling and sharing in the Church parlor as we re-invent a quiet evening listening to events and stories from our lives. Storytellers are asked to contact Brian Daly at [email protected] to signup for a 7-10 minute time slot (UU Time). This is an all ages event and we will be recording. Refreshments will be available. Contact the Connections Ministry for more information.

Turn Off Lights 
We’ve had an increase in lights being left on after people leave. Don’t forget – if you are the last one using a room or the last one in the building, turn off the lights and lock any doors you unlocked.

Murder Mystery Night 
Friday, February 15
Col. Mustard in the parlor with a wrench. Join us in a family friendly audience participation event in the social hall from 6:30 to 8:30 as we use our latent detective skills to solve a mystery. Prepare to dress and act out this challenge with some of Louisville’s finest. More details soon!
 
Recycle Your Old Christmas Lights – Last Week
First U’s Solar Array Project will take your old lights and turn them into cash which will be 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 at [email protected].

Winter/Spring RE Offerings
Religious Exploration January-May 9:45 – 10:45
Nursery Care
 is available 9:30-12:00. Room 214
 
RE/Social Justice
The winter/ spring semester at First Unitarian focuses on Social Justice. Join us every Sunday for community building, feeding our minds and spirits, and putting our principles into action.
 
RE for Adults:
Heeding the Call: Qualities of a Justice Maker.
Participants explore some of the qualities that help us create a better world, such as empathy, courage, cooperation and imagination.  The classes will include skill building and contemplative activities to tap into what we need to “transform our world.”  Meets in the library, first and third Sundays.

Justice in Action
Come learn more about social justice work happening in our neighborhood–both issues and ways you can get involved.  Meets in the library, fourth Sundays.

Pagan & Earth-Centered Voices in Unitarian Universalism
A reading and discussion class open to everyone, pagans and non-pagans. The book by the same title is edited by Jerrie Kishpaugh Hilderbrand & Shirley Ann Ranck. Meets in the Parlor every Sunday except the second Sunday of the month.
 
RE For Everyone:
MORSH! Multigenerational One Room Schoolhouse
On the second Sunday of every month, adults, children and youth gather to explore the ministry theme through song, story, mindfulness practice & activity stations. There will be activities suitable for adults & children. This is a great opportunity to get to know community members of all ages- you never know when you will make a new friend. Please plan to join us and support our efforts to grow community through religious exploration- together! Second Sundays in the Social Hall.
 
RE For Children & Youth:
Sprouts: Nursery 
Available 9:30-Noon, though children are always welcome in the service downstairs. Infants & toddlers will be engaged with an age-appropriate chalice lighting, story, activity and snack as well as ample time to play. Room 214

Explorers: Preschool-Kindergarten  We Are many, We Are One
Offers young children the opportunity to learn about their religious community and tradition, as well as the freedom to discover and express their uniqueness. Room 212.

Seekers: 1st-4th Grade Harry & UU
This is based on the Harry Potter series of books by J.K. Rowling that immerse children in the idea that one can work to make the world better. The curriculum includes many fun wizarding activities, but the main purpose of the curriculum is social action.  The class forms a chapter of Dumbledore’s Army and fights against seven Horcruxes during the year. The Horcruxes are real world social action projects. Room 207

UU Youth United: 5th-8th Grade Learn-MORSH-Serve-Fun Rotation
Join us to learn, serve our church and our neighbors and have fun together! Ideas generated by the class will take us out in to the community to visit other faith traditions (& our own), serve our neighbors and build community by having fun together. Room 202.
   1st Sunday: Learn!
   Second Sunday: Multigenerational One Room School House
   3rd Sunday; Serve!
   4th Sunday: Fun!  

Join Us Sunday, January 13
Celebration of Life 11:00 am
“Indulgences”
Speaker: Rev. Kathy Hurt


All spiritual traditions have much to say about money and the ways our attachment to it can compromise lives and relationships. In our own UU tradition, uneasy laughter and sighs of long-suffering tend to rise whenever the subject of money comes up, especially money within the church. This service wrestles with the anxieties we may carry around talk of money and how money figures into our justice work (beyond the donations we make to worthy causes).

Adult and Children’s RE
MORSH! Multigenerational One Room Schoolhouse
On the second Sunday of every month, adults, children and youth gather to explore the ministry theme through song, story, mindfulness practice & activity stations. There will be activities suitable for adults & children. This is a great opportunity to get to know community members of all ages- you never know when you will make a new friend. Please plan to join us and support our efforts to grow community through religious exploration- together! 

 Calendar Events
 9:45   RE
11:00  Celebration of Life – Sanctuary
11:00  rental: Spiritual Israel Church – Choir Room
12:15  CLOUT First U Connection Luncheon – Library
1:00    Personnel Committee Meeting – Open Classroom
2:00    rental: Kundalini Yoga – Choir Room