What's UUp on Sunday, July 23?

Celebration of Life 11:00am 

“This I Believe: My Spiritual Journey”
Members of the First Unitarian congregation will give short talks about their personal spiritual journeys. Speakers include: Brian Daly, Linda Berry, Christopher Lee, Myrrandha Arkaen, Nancy MacPherson, Timothy Queen, Clare Zigner, Millie Peters, Clare Gervasi, and Maureen Taylor

Religious Exploration

Nursery Infants and toddlers will be engaged with an age-appropriate chalice lighting, story, activity, snack & play time each week. Room 214

Children Preschool through Middle School will enjoy an all-ages curriculum developed by one of our own youth a few years back based on the seven UU principles.  We'll have a story, activity stations, and learn about an important UU from history each week.

Adult RE Classes by popular demand, we will be offering Jedi Academy for Adults.  This is a class focused on using the Force for good through mindfulness training.  You don't need to know or love Star Wars to participate, but light sabers are welcome!  Coffee and Social Justice will also be offered.


Fresh Stop Market Next Delivery: Today, July 19;   Order by Friday, July 28 for August 2 delivery. Stop by the Fresh Stop table in the social hall after the service on Sundays to place an order, ask questions, or just to say hi.  For information about ordering, volunteering, or anything else, please contact New Roots at www.newroots.org or 502-509-6770, or Barbra Justice at or  502-234-0607 or velma2720 [at] yahoo.com. Share prices are income based, and EBT is accepted

The CLCM Personal Care Closet is low on shampoo, deodorant and razors. If you are able to shop for these items, please bring them and place them in the collection hamper at the entrance to the kitchen.

Social Justice Action Alert  As most UUs are quite aware by our support of OWL, being educated about sexuality helps all of make better decisions throughout our whole lives as well as keeping us healthy. JCPS currently provides a very loose set of guidelines for individual schools to follow, resulting in widely varying quality in the sex-ed classes across the districts. The JCPS School Board is very close to approving the comprehensive and age-appropriate sex education guidelines that have been proposed by LSEN (Louisville Sex-Ed Now). Currently, there are three members in favor, one likely, two against, and one uncommitted. 
We are collecting signatures for a petition to send to the uncommitted board member, Stephanie Horne, so she knows there is strong support for the guidelines. Mission and Outreach Ministry will again be collecting signatures after church this Sunday. If you won't be making it to church, phone calls are also appreciated. Ms Horne's office number is 502-485-3566
Here's a sample phone message you might leave:
 Hello, my name is ____________. As a Jefferson County resident, I support comprehensive sex education guidelines for all JCPS schools. 
LSEN will stage a rally in support of the guidelines at 3 pm, on Tueday, Aug. 1, at the Van Hoose Education Center on Newburg Road. A policy hearing about the sex-ed guidelines will take place at 4 pm following the rally. We hope as many supporters as possible will attend.  
Trish Ramey, Mission & Outreach Ministry

Women’s Alliance Grant Opportunity Dear Women’s Alliance members: As a reminder, you only have a short time left to apply for a Women’s Alliance grant.  Grants can be for any project serving women and/or children at First U, in our local community, or anywhere in the world.  This may be your chance to support its cause with a one-time grant of $600. Past awards have gone to upgrading the nursery here at First U and as a gift to a children's center.  Get an application by either contacting Lois Allen at 502-935-3554 / loisjeanallen [at] gmail.comor picking one up in the volunteer area. The deadline is Tuesday, August 1, 2017. PS:  Not a Women’s Alliance member?  You can join now!  Dues are $10.  See Jane Martin Buckley or Kathy Gapsis for more information.  Thanks!

Supplies for RE Hi Folks!  As we prepare for our fall Explorations, we find that we will need some specific supplies not currently in our supply closet.  If you have any of the following, please drop them off at church outside the DRE office upstairs.  Thanks!  Shoe boxes (smallish), Buttons (larger are better), Paper grocery bags (minimal printing preferred), Socks for sock puppets, Hats representing different careers, Beanie Babies, Film containers or small pill bottles without labels, Sporting magazines, Sports sections of newspapers, Broken or obsolete machines to take apart, Beanbags for tossing/juggling, Altoid mint tins, Interesting beads, Currency from different nations (can loan to be returned), Tarnished pennies.  Thanks for your help! Linette Lowe

Calendar Events
9:45   Religious Exploration 
11:00 Celebration of Life
4:00 Trans Children/Youth Family Gathering