April 19, 2015 - Unitarian Universalist Community Church

Unitarian Universalist Community Church
Worship Service - Sunday, April 19, 2015
9:15 am & 11:00 am
Alice would love to see some of her UUCC friends at the
Harlow Gallery event. Please see the notice on the
bulletin board in Fellowship Hall for more information.
TODAY at UUCC (April 19, 2015)
Pick Up Collaboration
As you may be aware the West Side Neighbors and a
few West Side Churches (including ours) will be working
together to clean up trash on some roads in our
neighborhood. Carie and I would like to have our UU
community involved and helping with this effort. I'm
not sure when the West Side Neighbors are planning to
do this, however, we can get a group together and work
for an hour or so anytime convenient with us. Please
let me know who is interested in helping with this one
time project. Thank you. Cheryl Clukey
[email protected] or 441-0337
Services, 9:15 am & 11:00 am, “New Eyes for Gaia”
RE-Coming of Age, 9:30 am, Drew House
Leadership Council Meeting, Noon, Fellowship Hall
*Join Rev. Helen Zidowecki and Rev. Carie Johnsen for “New
Eyes for Gaia”. Gaia has no eyes but our eyes, no ears but
our ears, no hands but our hands, no voice but our voice.
Creator has blessed us with so very much, including
stewardship. How shall we respond to this formative call?
TODAY we will celebrate Peepers, small tree frogs that we
consider to be a sure sign of Spring. Kristina Oliveri heard
peepers on Tuesday April 14th around 8 p.m. in Pittston. As
the first person to notify the church, Kristina will have the
honor of caring for the brass frog statue until the next Peeper
RE - Coming of Age, 9:30 am, Drew House
A youth program for 14-15 year olds that helps youth
explore and express their own beliefs. This selfempowering program strengthens individual confidence
and youth are challenged to define their inner
convictions and act of them. For more information,
please contact UUCC’s Youth Advisor, Monique
McAuliffe [email protected]
Leadership Council Meeting, Noon, Fellowship Hall
UUCC Leaders bring your bag lunch (beverages
available) to Fellowship Hall at Noon for our short but
significant meeting as we will look at a format for the
annual meeting reports due on May 1.
-Martha Naber, Board Vice President
Rev. Carie Update
We welcome Rev. Carie back today after her leave to SD
due to the unexpected passing of her stepmother,
Karen Johnsen. The following is the link to Karen’s
Memorials in Karen's name will be given to Nate and
Kayla Strege, for medical expenses for baby Averie.
Averie Strege is a grandniece born premature at 29
weeks. Memorials can be sent to the Gene Johnsen
family, 200 Lakeview Drive, Milbank, SD 57252.
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES - A Iranian Cooking Class
On Thursday, April 30th, 5:30 pm, Sura, a member of our
outreach Iranian family, will offer a IRANIAN cooking
class to our UU community. Sura will make a favorite
Iranian dish called dolmeh (stuffed grape leaves) that
we will all make together, then eat together. You know
how we UU's love to eat, so come and learn Iranian
cooking with us. For buying ingredients, I will need to
know how many people are interested in participating.
For more information, contact
[email protected] or 441-0337.
UUCC’s Alice Gifford has published a book of Poetry
Alice Gifford has published a book of poetry entitled
Sailing for Home, Collected Poems by Alice M. Gifford.
Alice will be doing a poetry reading / book signing at the
Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, Friday, April 24th at 7 pm.
The UUCC Choir is always welcoming new members!
Weekly rehearsals take place on Wednesdays from 6:00
pm to 8:00 pm in the Sanctuary. The UUCC Choir season
ends with the Flower Communion in June, and
rehearsals begin again towards the end of August.
Reading music is not required, just bring your desire to
sing and learn. If you have questions or are interested in
joining the choir; please email the UUCC Music Director,
Bridget Convey, at: [email protected]
This Week at UUCC … Meetings
Monday, April 20, 2015
>>May Newsletter Articles due to Sheila <<
Private Piano Lessons, 3:00 pm, Sanctuary
SGM Ellis McKeen (D. Maddi), 6:00 pm, CR
Board Meeting, 6:00 pm, Fellowship Hall
SGM (T. Cairn), 6:00 pm, Drew House (Upstairs)
Sangha – Meditation, 6:30 pm, Sanctuary
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Alanon, Noon, Robbins Rm
SGM (D. Sorensen), 1:30 pm, Off Premises
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
RENTAL (ChIME), 10:00 am, Robbins Rm
Private Piano Lessons, 3:00 pm, Sanctuary
Choir Practice, 6:00 pm, Sanctuary
Conversations with Emerson, 6:00 pm, DH
Thursday, April 23, 2015
<No Meetings / Events>
Friday, April 24, 2015
Drum Circle, 6:00 pm, Sanctuary
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Annual Spring Raking & Grounds Cleanup, 9:00 am
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Services, 9:15 am & 11:00 am, “A Joyful Collage”
SGM (L. Gottlieb), 11:00 am, Drew House
Goddess/Earth Circles, 12:15 pm, Fellowship Hall
For the complete calendar of events, visit the UUCC website:
click on Church Life and Events Tab and then select Calendar
from the Learn More list.
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
MUUSAN Day at the State House-(9:00 am.- 1:00 p.m.)
Go behind the scenes of state government to learn
more about the process of lawmaking. Increase your
citizenship IQ!
*Tour the “People’s House”
*Learn how to effectively communicate with
*Meet your representative and senator
*Learn about this session’s critical issues
*Lunch together and review the day in Cross
*Stay to watch committees at work
Don’t miss this fun, informative, family-friendly day of
citizenship in action! Excellent opportunity for RE and
youth groups.
Saturday & Sunday, May 16th & May 17th
16 & 17, 2015, with Leah Boyd, a professional mediator,
facilitator and trainer who has trained extensively in
Nonviolent communication.
Brochures, which include a registration form, are
available outside the sanctuary. If you have any
questions about Nonviolent Communication please feel
free to contact Helen Wing at
[email protected] or 685-3804.
Budget Report:
Deposits (4/13/15):
Pledge Payments (2014-2015) $ 3,863.30
Misc (Church Mutual dividend)
Fundraising – Hannaford Cash Card 60.00
Total income for (4/13/15)
$ 4,280.21
Meet in Cross Cafeteria, Cross Building (Directly behind
state house)
Budgeted expenses for 2014/15
- $236,430. divided by 52 weeks
RSVP to [email protected] (not required but
would help us in planning). Call Trudy at 992-3408 for
more information
***Please consider automatic monthly pledge payments. The
simple form is available from Treasurer, Mary Simpson or is
also available in the Church Office during regular office hours.
>>Partner with MUUSAN in bringing Unitarian
Universalist values to the public arena!!<<
Saturday, April 25, 2015 <postponed from April 11th>
Annual Spring Raking & Grounds Cleanup 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m. Join us at 9:00 am for a spring morning of
exercise, fresh air and fellowship. We need volunteers
to rake, weed and spread mulch. Please bring a rake if
you have it and some gloves. We also need some five
gallon buckets if you have any. Please contact Marilyn
Dunn [email protected] or 512-5382 for more
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Goddess/Earth Circles meets the fourth Sunday, 12:152:00pm in the Fellowship Hall, for youth and adults, all
genders welcome. At this meeting Women of Wisdom
is consideration of wisdom through our lives and
Croning Celebration and Ceremony. Please contact
Helen Zidowecki if you are interested in joining the
fourteen women in UUCC who have been croned. You
may also call or e-mail Helen Zidowecki (582-5308,
[email protected]).
Friday, May 15, 2015
May 15, 2015 All-Church “Ides of May” Auction
$ 4,546.73
UUCC Office Hours
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Noon to 6:00 pm
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
< No office hours >
Rev. Carie’s Office Hours
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
No office Hours (Writing day)
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
No office Hours (Sabbatical day)
<other hours available by appointment>
Your Pastoral Ministry Team is here to provide
confidential, caring and compassionate presence during
times of grief, loss, life changes and stress. To request
support for yourself, a family member or friend or share
pastoral concerns, please contact your minister Rev.
Carie Johnsen 623-3663 or [email protected]
For Caring Cooperative support such as rides, meals,
errands, get well and condolence cards as well as
companion visits, contact Cheryl Abruzzese at
[email protected] If you do not have email you
may reach Cheryl at (207) 293-2123.
Mandala singing bowl cushions by Karen Allen
2 days & nights at Karen & Matt Foust’s lakeside camp
Tree felling or tree pruning by Doug Rooks
Red ukulele from Rita Cherubini
A kayak excursion on the Kennebec with Martin Spahn
Colorful crocheted hot pads by Janine Bonk
Jewelry created by Michele Dooling and Others
Sunday Services / Staff Contact information:
The above list includes just a few of the many items that
we will offer at our May 15th All-Church Auction. What
will you contribute? If you haven’t told us already,
please let us know as soon as you can! We are
preparing the bid sheets now. Blank entry forms are
available at the fundraising bulletin board. Contact
Hannah at 293-9377 or [email protected], or
Terry at 445-2942 or [email protected]
Sunday Morning Religious Exploration Coordinator
Nicole Danielson, [email protected]
Youth Advisor, Monique McAuliffe
[email protected]
Small Group Ministry Coordinator, Kathy Kellison,
[email protected]
Music Director, Bridget Convey,
[email protected]
Office Administrator, Lynn M. Smith,
[email protected], Phone 622-3232