January 6, 2019

Celebration of Life 11:00am
“See No Evil”
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Kathy Hurt As we begin a month long focus on the theme of justice, this service starts with a look at the traditional figure of justice itself, which is usually shown blindfolded.  The rationale for the blindfold is that is ensures fairness, as though being able to see the competing parties or interests would prohibit fairness.  But can we truly be fair in our justice actions if we don’t see what is actually before us?  Is seeing a hindrance to objectivity in justice matters?  This service probes what is required for fairness in the work of justice.

Adult and Children’s RE
We will have cool new offerings for adult and children’s RE that highlight social justice and offer ways to engage in making the world a fairer place. The curriculum for The Seekers (Grades 2-4) is Harry Potter and UU! Yes! Harry Potter is a seeker!
Calendar Events
 9:45   RE
11:00  Celebration of Life – Sanctuary
11:00  rental: Spiritual Israel Church – Choir Room
12:15  First Sunday Lunch – social hall
1:00    RE Ministry Meeting – room 203 
1:30    Middle School Parent/Student OWL Orientation – at TJ (see FYI)

Lunch Menu: Mexican tater tot casserole (beef and vegetarian versions), Guacamole tossed salad, and Cinnamon chocolate chip cake

OWL – Our Whole Lives Middle School Orientation 
January 6 from 1:30-3:30ish
The orientation will be held at Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, 4936 Brownsboro Rd, Louisville, KY 40222
This is for middle schoolers and their parents. If you are unable to make this orientation time, please contact Loren Crawford ([email protected]) and we’ll figure out an alternate orientation. Classes are Sunday afternoons from 1:30-4pm starting January 13.

First Sunday: CLCM Personal Care and Food Pantry
While welcome any time, First U has a focused drive on the first Sunday of each month to collect items for the CLCM food pantry, and the personal care closet. As you do your shopping this week, remember to pick up some items to donate to our neighbors in need. We collect non-perishable foods, and place them in the blue basket on the dais in the sanctuary.  We collect personal care items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, feminine hygiene items, shampoo, deodorant, razors, soap, and dish and laundry detergent.

Touchstones Journal
There is a glitch with the system used to send out the Touchstones Journal. If you would like the January edition, please contact the office ([email protected]) and request it to be sent to you individually. This month’s theme is Justice.
Recycle Your Old Christmas Lights
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].

Calendars Needed
CLCM collects unwanted calendars and offers them to their clients.  There is a special gold-wrapped box in the volunteer area for collection.