Mid-Week Update February 21, 2018

FYI: Events to Know About

Tret Fure Concert Saturday, March 3. The Fundraising Committee is pleased to host Tret Fure, a singer/songwriter, who will be performing at First U at 7:00pm on  Saturday, March 3rd. Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased from Peggy Mueller or Devi Pierce or at the door.  (online https://tretfureinconcert.brownpapertickets.com/) Ticket price includes an afterglow party with free drinks and snacks. All are welcome to attend although childcare will not be available. https://www.facebook.com/events/1165217523612587/

New to UU Class Sunday, March 4 at 12:30 in church library. Whatever your situation or wherever you might be in your spiritual journey, you are invited to join us for the New to UU class. The class lasts about 2 ½ hrs. Lunch will be provided at our usual first Sunday luncheon. Childcare will be available. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by contacting Claudia Runge at 502-608-5710 or claudiarun [at] gmail.com. If you aren’t sure you can attend but find at the last minute that you can be there, drop in and join us anyway. Everyone is welcome.

Immigration and the LawQ & A Speaker (Immigration Attorney, Ron Russell) Sunday, March 4 First U’s Immigration Justice Leadership Team will host a Q&A session with immigration attorney Ron Russell on Sunday, March 4 at 1:00pm in the Sanctuary. To inform and prepare the congregation to vote on a resolution to consider offering physical sanctuary to undocumented immigrants in our community,  Mr. Russell began practicing immigration law in 1989. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Kentucky, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Mr. Russell successfully represented clients throughout the United States and world in all areas of family-based and employment-based immigration, as well as in asylum applications and removal proceedings. A graduate of the University of Louisville, Mr. Russell is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) as well as a dedicated advocate. He also serves on the Board of the Kentucky Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and is a member of the Louisville-based Hispanic Latino Coalition, and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. Mr. Russell no longer represents individual clients. However, he continues to serve as a consultant for the firm that bears his name. The public is invited.  For more information, contact Kathy Kremer at kathykremer11 [at] gmail.com

CLOUT and UU next meeting will be next Sunday, March 4.at 12:15. Get your lunch and join us in the Open Classroom, room 205.  This meeting is to help us get organized to invite all our members to our big Assembly April 17– anyone interested in being more active in CLOUT can attend. 


FYI: Get Involved

Civil Rights March Re-enactment Sunday, February 25 Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church invites us to join them in “Crossing Over,” a re-enactment of the 1965 Civil Rights March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, at 3:15pm beginning at their church at 318 W. St. Catherine Street. The event continues in their sanctuary at 4:00pm which will feature music and stories about civil rights leaders. Teresa Kellam, host of the Praize Party on WLOU radio, will be the guest speaker.

Monthly Collection for CLCM First U is making a focused collection of donations for CLCM on the first Sunday of each month. Next Sunday, March 4, bring your non-perishable food donations to church and place them in the blue basket in the sanctuary. Personal care items, such as toilet paper, shampoo, dish detergent, soap and deodorant, can be placed in the hamper by the social hall.

UUA Book Sale There will be a UUA Book Sale Event after the Sunday service on March 18th in the library until 3:00pm.  Many titles from the UU In Spirit Bookstore will be on sale, including this year's common read.  Join us for a chance to update your UU and social justice library!

Coffee in the Social Hall Join us for a cup of coffee before or after the service!

Remind Attention RE Families! Class' Taking It Home and any announcements for the week will be emailed to you. Class codes are available on the church website and in your child's classroom. Questions?  Contact Linette at dre [at] firstulou.org

Online RE Registration We are asking everyone to register. Go to our website at www.firstulou.org to the "Learning" tab, choose Children's Religious Exploration, and use the online link to register them there. Thank you!

Volunteer Opportunity: Usher  If you are able and willing to volunteer, please contact Pam at pamiddleton1 [at] gmail.com or text to 502-387-9314. She’ll be happy to answer questions about the job.


Join Us Next Week: Sunday, February 25

Celebration of Life 11:00 am

“Change is Hard”

Speaker: Christe Lunsford

Religious Exploration 9:45 – 10:45

See Class Descriptions at firstulou.org/cre (children) and firstulou.org/lre (adult)

World Religions Room 103, the Library

Women’s Spirituality The Parlor

Parents and Families Group. In room 203.


Calendar events

9:45 Religious Exploration

11:00 Celebration of Life