ENEWS: January 31, 2020

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

Upcoming Service: Sunday February 2, 2020

Our Community Partnership with Northern Orange NAACP:  Pat Clayton, President of Northern Orange NAACP will speak, with introduction by Aimee Tattersall.

Upcoming events:

February 2, 10:30am.   Blue yurt (aka the ‘Blurt’) Coming of Age program

February 2, 7:30pm.  Join in celebrating Imbolc!  We will be honoring the goddess Brighid —  This time marks the first physical signs of Spring: literally translates to “in the belly”, it’s the birthing time of lambs, the flowing of ewe’s milk, the rising of the sap in the trees, budding of trees and plants.  Ritual at 8pm, potluck after.  More info here!

February 3, 7pm.  Apoyo is hosting their monthly Solidarity Team Meeting at UUCH in the Sanctuary.

February 6 – Faith Journeys Study Group at 7 pm

February 8 – HkonJ Rally and March in Raleigh, gather at 8:30 am in UUCH parking lot to attend. Register for the NC UU Social Justice post-rally events here. 

February 9 – Parents Chalice Circle at 9 am. Topic: responding to questions about faith.

February 19 – Dinner at 6 pm, Living Room Conversations with Healthy Communications Team at 7 pm

February 20 – Faith Journeys Study Group at 7 pm

Share The Plate for February:  UU Social Justice Ministries of NC.  They are a progressive, faith-based, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to “give life the shape of justice” by:

  • coordinating and supporting the social justice work of individual Unitarian Universalist and Unitarian Universalist congregations in North Carolina,
  • building relationships with other faith-based and secular organizations that are working for social justice in North Carolina, and
  • giving voice to their Unitarian Universalist values with respect to important social, economic, environmental, and political issues in North Carolina.

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, 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)


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.


It’s not too soon to book your place for the UUCH Memorial Day Camping weekend at Hyco lake!  Tent camping location has been secured, and there are non-tent options available!  You will need to RSVP ASAP 🙂  See this page for more info.

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About ENEWS:  Your regular update from the UUCH community on UUCH services, events and related news – typically sent out once weekly on Friday.  For submissions to ENEWS, please send all relevant information by email to communications@uuchnc.org, and thank you!