Aug. 14, 2019

Midweek Update

FYI

Re: Video Cameras
We are experimenting with video cameras that run a saved recording for 7 days. One is in the entrance and shows the doorway. Another is in the kitchen facing the outside doorway. The third one faces the outside doors of the Social Hall.  We can access these from a cell phone. An appointment is being scheduled with a security company to discuss additional security options such as motion detectors. This will help us figure out if we have unwelcome visitors in our building after hours and provide a record in case we need it.  We can now clearly see if people are sleeping on our porch without having to be there. It may also help us remember to lock all the doors all the time as we leave the building.  We are considering automatic lock options for the social hall and kitchen. Barb Kaminer  is chair of the Safety Committee. You might address your concerns and suggestions to her. From Kyle Ellison, Board President.

CLCM Needs
Central Louisville Community Ministries is running low on dish soap and toilet paper. If you can pick up some of these items this week as you do your shopping, bring your donations to church this Sunday. Thanks for your generosity to our neighbors in need!

RE News
A Middle School Youth Retreat, the RE Fair, OWL – that’s just a few of the items being shared by the RE Ministry. See more information below.

Clean Renewable Energy for Louisville
Contact your Metro Council representative and ask them to support or even co-sponsor the Resolution for 100% clean energy for city government by 2030 and community wide by 2040.  The Resolution is sponsored by Brandon Coan – MC Person District 8.  A vote is expected by the 22nd of this month.  Contact Roger Ohlman for more details.

Welcoming Immigrants 
The Interfaith Coalition for Immigration Justice seeks volunteers to participate in “Sanctuary on the Streets.” Volunteers are needed to stand on busy street corners with other volunteers and hold a “Welcome Immigrants” signs.  Signs will be provided. Contact Jim Flynn with questions. For more information about La Casita Center, contact Kathy Kremer. Interfaith Coalition for Immigration Justice is a coalition of individuals, faith leaders and diverse faith communities called by conscience and by context to respond actively and publicly to the suffering of immigrants in our community.

Middle School Youth Retreat

Southern UU Cluster Retreat: September 28-29
Youth must be in 6th, 7th, or 8th grades or the homeschool equivalent.

First Unitarian of Louisville invites regional middle school students and their adult leaders to an overnight retreat at Camp Piomingo for fun and fellowship.  Enjoy low ropes team building, climbing wall, camp fire and the legendary pipeline! See photos from the website here.

* Arrival: 2:00pm EST Saturday, September 28
* Departure:  2:00 pm EST Sunday, September 29
* Cost: $85 per youth, $55 per adult chaperone (Scholarships are available)
* Registration Click here to sign up.
* Where? YMCA Camp Piomingo at 1950 Otter Creek Park Road in Brandenburg, KY (about 45 miles south of Louisville)
* Deadline to sign up: SEPTEMBER 14.  Registrations received after this date will be accepted at the discretion of retreat planners and will require an additional $10 late fee. NO registrations will be accepted after September 17.

Questions? Contact Loren Crawford, Coordinator of Religious Exploration at First Unitarian Church of Louisville, KY. (502) 489-4972.

Join Us Sunday, August 18

Celebration of Life: 11:00am
A Conversation with Rev. Lori  Kyle

Let’s get to know our new minister. Barb Kaminer will have questions from the congregation to ask Rev. Lori in an informal conversational style interview.
There will be a reception following the service sponsored by the Board of Trustees.

The Fidget Room during the Celebration of Life
The library is available for young folks who get the fidgets during the Sunday Celebration of Life. Families are welcome to slip in during the service to engage in the quiet activities you will find there, while still listening to the service. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Loren Crawford.

RE Hour Sunday 9:45am

Calendar Events
9:45  RE (Click here for more information.)
11:00  Celebration of Life – Sanctuary
11:00  rental: Spiritual Israel Church – Choir Room
12:15  Reception  – Social Hall
4:00    rental: KRCRC Board Meeting – Library

Religious Exploration News

Fall adult and children classes will begin Sunday September 15.

Ted Talks Continue
BYOTT After August 11, bring your own Ted Talk! Have you been inspired by our Sundays together and have found talks you’d like to share? Share the link with Loren and she’ll add it to the Sunday list.

RE Fair: September 8 during the RE hour
Our first MORSH, (multigenerational one room school house), will be an opportunity to learn about all the RE classes for the upcoming year, for both children and adults. This is also a chance to sign up as volunteers and as students, a chance to pick up RE materials and to reconnect with your RE friends. There will also be games and snacks!

OWL:  Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education Training
For children in grades 4-6
Training will be offered beginning in September at 11am on Sundays during Celebration of Life. Contact Loren if you’d like to register your child.

Coming of Age Program for Students Grades 8-9+
Students in grades 8-9 and older who have not done a Coming of Age program are eligible. Beginning in September, students will be paired with a mentor to explore what it means to come of age. There will be both group and private explorations culminating in a trip to Boston, the birthplace of US Unitarian Universalism! Please contact Loren if you’d like to be part of it either as a mentor or a student.

Summer Sundays: RE at 9:45am
TED Talks in the Library for Adults
Ideas worth spreading. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy fellowship and conversation and a TED talk in the library. TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity.

What’s Cookin’? 
Families may join Bethany Borgemenke in the kitchen during RE hour to put together simple recipes and enjoy time together.

Playtime
There will be a tub full of outdoor games that families may use in the courtyard. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information about anything in RE World, contact Loren Crawford.