ENEWS: January 24, 2020

UUCHTheme: What does it mean to be a people of integrity?

Upcoming Service:

Sunday January 26th, 2020 – Will be talking about Justice United as our community partner, featuring Devin Ross and Rev. Patty Hanneman.

Upcoming events:

UUCH Game night January 25 at 6:00 pm.  Please bring snack and/or drink and a game to share. Contact Lorri Drozdyk for more information

Coming of Age program:  January 26th, 10:30.  Youth / Mentors meeting in the RE classroom (not the yurt!).

Share The Plate for January is Food For All.  Food For All connects hungry people with a free meal Monday through Thursday. We prepare and distribute approximately 50 meals for hungry people. We are responsible for the 5th Monday. This year our average expenditure per month was 100 dollars. There are 4 – 5th Monday’s in 2020.

Other News:

The UUCH Children and Youth are making Blessing Bags for the Orange County homeless population. Our goal is to create 75 bags. Thank you all for your support of our children’s project.  To date, we’ve collected 48 granola bars, 15 bottles of water, 9 flashlights, 48 pairs of waterproof warm socks, and $12 in quarters. Will you please help us, as we would like to collect: 27 granola bars, 60 bottles of water, 27 waterproof warm socks (see Aimee Tattersall for specifics), 66 flashlights, 75 triple A batteries, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and 252 quarters?

Every week or so we will make a specific request as we collect items to assemble into the bags. A box will be placed in the entryway at Church. Questions? Contact Jenn Hancock (jenn.hancock@mebtel.net, 919-906-7512) or Aimee Tattersall (abt@mebtel.net or 919-522-1845)

Faith Journeys New Program:  Science vs. Religion? The God controversy is over.  Michael Dowd explains the new synthesis of reality.  It’s called CREATHISM.  We can all follow this option as Faith Journeys launches into its new course of study.  Open to all at 7:00 PM Thursday, February 6 at UUCH.  Contact Jean-Michel Margot or Ron Belcher for info.

From Buildings and Grounds:  B&G will re-install our church sign that was recently run over.  The Membership will also be asked whether they would like to replace the old sign with a much-enhanced, new sign or signs, maybe one on NC10 and one on Lawrence.  Your input is welcome!  Contact Pal PalmoreDavid Yelton or Ron Belcher.

The UUWomenspirit Spring event is coming up this April! Please share the attached flier with your CUUPS, Women’s groups, and members in your fellowship. If you have any questions or would like further information, you can email Gail Stephenson directly, or go to the website, uuwomenspirit.org.

Join in UUs across the state to get involved in voting rights actions. Contact Rev John Saxon or see this link for more information.

The Northern Orange Branch of the NAACP has partnered with the Northern Orange Black Voters Alliance, the Dr. James C. Johnson Lay Organization of Mt.Zion AME Church, and Dickerson’s Chapel to sponsor a Candidate Forum on February 1, 2020, from 10 am-12:00 pm at Mt. Zion located at 5124 Hwy 86 N. in Hillsborough.

The Orange County School Board forum will be held from 10-11:15 pm, which will be followed by the At-Large County Commissioners race from 11:15-12 pm. While Renee Price is running unopposed for District 2 County Commissioner, she will be participating as well.

The Orange County School Board candidates are Carrie Doyle, Bonnie Hauser, Jennie McCray, Tony McKnight, Jennifer Moore, Latarndra Strong. Lori Bateman has informed me that she has decided to discontinue her candidacy. The At-Large County Commissioner candidates are Dr. Amy Fowler and Mark Marcoplos. Please come out to learn about each candidate.

Feb. 13 – Feb. 29, 2020 – Early Voting Period

March 3, 2020 – Primary Election Day

For more information, contact Aimee Tattersall.


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