Join Us Next Week: April 5
Is There a Market for UUism?
Speaker: Rev. Lori Kyle
This Sunday we begin our exploration of salvation and wholeness. The concept of salvation is typically associated with religious beliefs but we live in a generally secular society that does not place emphasis on religious matters (or, as UU’s would say, things of the Spirit). As people of faith, we recognize the value that this faith brings to our lives. However, we often do not proactively share our faith with others due to a reluctance to proselytize. On this Sunday Rev. Lori will explore what it means to be Unitarian Universalist, and where our faith fits into the larger community (especially during challenging times such as a pandemic).
Donations and Pledges
There are many ways to donate to the church. Here are some choices:
- Via website. Click on “Give” in the upper right hand corner of the home page. Select General Operating Fund and fill in form.
- Donate Using Your Phone. Visit the App Store on your phone. Download Vanco’s app GIVE+ then search for our zip code (40203) and pick our church. Then log in with your existing account OR set one up the first time. You’ll see the same options you see online.
- Have your bank send checks one time or automatically.
- Mail checks to First Unitarian Church. The address is 809 S. 4th St. Louisville 40203.
From the Care Team
As a faith community, and in our effort to foster community, First U’s Care Team works to build connections to each other and to the congregation beginning with our one to one contact. Should you wish to reach out when you have needs or concerns which might be addressed within the church – and need another point of contact to do so, reach out to the care team via email at [email protected]. If you are aware of any events or organization that can provide services or assistance during this time, please let us know.
A private Facebook group where folks can share tips, resources and send out an SOS if needed is being created.
Join Us for the UU Common Read Group Online March 29
You are cordially invited to attend our ZOOM meeting at 12:30pm to discuss the Common Read, a book being read and discussed by UU congregations nationwide, “An Indigenous People’s History of the United States”. We are discussing Chapters 1 & 2. To join the call click here, See the up to date schedule of gathering dates and planned discussion topics in your weekly news updates.
Calvary Food Pantry Needs You! A Calendar for Giving
The need for donations is higher than ever. In order to ensure that those in need have a steady food supply, we’ve developed a Calendar for Giving that lasts until April 30. Contact Rev. Lori (or 502-585-5110) with your date and choice of giving. Thank you, First U, for your giving so far. It makes ALL the difference!!
Beware Email Scams
Whenever you receive an email from someone that seems “odd” to you, there’s a good chance that it is fake. Scammers are able to get your email and send fake messages to everyone in your contact list. Never send money or make purchases if it isn’t something you have talked to the sender about. To check it out, contact the person that sent the email, but NOT by replying! Send a separate email and ask if the person sent it.
The Changing Face of Religious Exploration
All of us at First Unitarian have been brainstorming all sorts of ideas to help keep us connected and to help us continue to engage in religious exploration. Though we are apart, we will get through this together.
Join us for the UU Common Read Group online.
You are cordially invited to attend our ZOOM meeting at 12:30 on selected Sundays. We will be discussing the book, “An Indigenous People’s History of the United States”.This book is being read and discussed by UU congregations nationwide.
To join the call click here, See the up to date schedule of gathering dates and planned discussion topics in your weekly news updates.
Online resources are available for for adult and children’s RE. See our website.
Two BAND groups for children and adult RE where specific resources can be shared, along with pictures and videos. BAND is a group messaging application you can download free on your phone and/or computer.
If you are connecting via a computer
It can be helpful to use headphones plugged into your headphone jack for clarity of sound. This is all new to most of us! SO bear with us as we figure out the best way to use this technology to keep connected.Contact Loren
, Coordinator of Religious Exploration
|Current Church Operations
- Sunday services in the sanctuary remain canceled for now and continue to be accessible via Zoom (see instructions above).
- Religious Exploration class (child and adult) remain canceled in person, but thanks to ZOOM and other options, we can provide RE.
- First U meetings are to be held via Zoom. Contact your meeting/committee chair for details.
- Calls to the church office will be forwarded to and received in email by Barbara, our office manager. If you leave an email address in addition to your phone number, she can respond to you more quickly.
- We will continue to follow the recommendations of the CDC and the Governor’s office regarding the future resumption of church services and activities.
First Unitarian Church, Louisville, KY
We Are a Welcoming Congregation
We welcome all persons to participate fully, openly, and equally, in all aspects of our congregational life, in ever-widening circles of inclusion. We respect and affirm diversity and its gifts in race, ethnicity, national origin, affectional or sexual orientation, family or relationship structure, gender identity, gender expression, sex, abilities, neurodiversity, age, socio-economic class, political views, religious belief, creed, or interpretation of religion.
Rev. Lori Kyle, Minister
Loren Crawford, Religious Exploration
Barbara Creasy, Office Administrator
Ethan McCollum, Choir Director
Earl Reynolds, Building Supervisor
NaQueesha Puckett, Childcare/RE Asst.
Michael Purintun, Bookkeeper
Shuna Franklin, Childcare