What’s UUp Sunday, September 29?

Celebration of Life: 11:00am
Celebrating Jewish High Holy Days
Speaker: Rev. Lori Kyle

As the season of Jewish high holy days begins with Rosh Hashanah on September 29 and ends with Yom Kippur on October 9, people of all faiths (as well of those with no faith affiliation) have the opportunity to be enriched by the meaning of these holidays.  This Sunday we will explore their universal themes of renewal and reflection, as well as introspection, cleansing, and forgiveness. 
9:45 Fall RE Classes 

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Calendar Events
  9:45  RE Classes – Social Hall
11:00  Celebration of Life – Sanctuary
11:00  OWL Classes
11:00  rental: Spiritual Israel Church – Choir Room
12:15  New to UU Class — Library
12:15  CLOUT Listening Meeting — Open Classroom



A Special Request from Rev. Lori 
and the Committee on Homelessness
McDonald’s Gift Cards for the Homeless: September 29
Please bring McDonald’s gift cards ($5 suggested) to church September 29 (or cash, we’ll buy cards). Collection baskets will be available before and after the service, along with information on our committee – and snacks! First U will have opportunities one Sunday a month to help the homeless on our doorstep. Thank you in advance!!

New to UU Class: September 29
Class meets after the Celebration of Life and ends at 3:00. Meet and eat lunch in the library. If you’re interested in learning more about Unitarian Universalism, as well as the history and workings of our church, please plan to attend. You may be a one-time visitor, a person who has been attending regularly, someone who contemplates joining our congregation, or a person who is already a member. Whatever your connection to First U, we welcome you to this gathering. Please let us know if you plan to attend and/or need childcare so we will have the required number of caregivers. Please email Claudia Runge or call or text 502-608-5710 and leave a message with your name, to let her know that you plan to attend and if you need childcare.  (Another session will be offered November 3 if you can’t make it to this one.)

Blessing of the Animals: Photo Reminder
(deadline to send in photos Tuesday, October 1)

The Blessing of the Animals will be October 6, but if you’re sending in a photo instead of bringing your animal, the deadline is approaching!
You may bring your pet, leashed or in a carrier.  We celebrate diversity in animals as well as humans, so if you have a reptilian or amphibian, canine, feline, porcine or avian house buddy, please feel free to bring them!. If you cannot bring your critter to the church, TAKE A PICTURE, and send it with your name and the pet’s name to the volunteer desk.  If electronic isn’t your thing, you can put a photo in the office manager’s box at the volunteer desk.  If you sent a picture in previous years and want to reuse it – send an email to the volunteer desk.  The best pictures will be square or in landscape orientation.  We will also have a short memorial service for pets that passed on this year.  Send a picture with your name, pet’s name and a clear statement that this picture is for the memorials.  Deadline for pictures is October 1!!

CLOUT Is Listening Now to Your Personal Community Concerns
Join us in the Open Classroom this Sunday at 12:15

CLOUT – Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together – is now LISTENING to First U congregants sharing your personal community concerns. Seeking solutions to community problems begins with the LISTENING process in more than two dozen congregations in our city.  Together, we build on our problem-solving success to continue to hold our officials accountable.  You are invited to attend a LISTENING group meeting, or speak one-on-one with a CLOUT FirstU Team member.  Contact Jane Martin-BuckleyTrish Ramey, or Millie Peters.  We are LISTENING! There will another chance to share October 6.