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Intersectional Feminism In This Moment

Written by Rev. Paige Getty on .

Join SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) for a one-hour conference call on the topic of Intersectional Feminism In This Moment on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 8pm EDT. In this moment when millions of white cis-women are becoming mobilized and radicalized, how can we push the movement to organize beyond white middle class cis-women issues and towards racial justice? What common and historical patterns of white feminism should we make conscious and disrupt — now and for the long haul? Offered by Nicole Wires and the White Noise Collective. To sign up for this call, click here. To read about other conference calls in the SURJ Political Education series, click here.

Book drive thanks

Written by Audrey Smith, Coordinator of Missions, St. John Baptist Church on .

I can't thank you enough for the collection of books and your monetary donation of $105.00 towards St. John Baptist Church Book DriveBook drive to help build libraries for children in Nairobi, Kenya and surrounding areas. St. John's goal is to collect 10,000 books and you certainly helped us to kick-off our drive. We are partnering with Bridgeway Community Church and Glen Mar United Methodist Church to collect a total of 50,000 books which will fill a shipping container. Once we raise enough money, the container of books will be shipped to Nairobi, Kenya and the container will be used to create a mobile library that will serve several schools. You might ask why not buy the books in Kenya. Unfortunately, large collections of books are not available to be bought in Kenya.

This effort is in support of Nairobi Chapel's (located in Nairobi, Kenya) "Million Book Drive" to drastically increase the number of books available to the youth in Kenya. 94% of all Kenyan households have zero books for their children to read.

Again, thanks for your help. We really appreciate it.

Calling All Foodies!

Written by UUCC Blog Team on .

 

Break out the saucepan, the hot pads, the chef’s knife and the stand mixer!  

The team managing Voices of UUCC, UUCC's congregational blog, have just launched an occasional series of posts that we’re calling “Voices of UUCC Foodies.”

Voices of UUCC Foodies will showcase recipes of UUCC folks.  Each recipe will be introduced by a little background information (not expected to be much longer than one or two short paragraphs) that explains why the author decided to share it. 

The inaugural post is by UUCC member (and future Board President) Frank Hazzard.  Read it here – we know you’ll come away smiling.  If you have time, please stick around the blog to browse the other posts.  If you feel moved to do so, comment on or share posts on social media.

And do please consider becoming a “Voices of UUCC Foodies” blog post author!

  • Do you have a recipe you make often for potlucks and other UUCC events?  Write about it.
  • Do you have a recipe that reminds you of a special time at UUCC?  Write about it.
  • Is there a particular recipe that calls to mind something you’re passionate about?  From Mozart Balls to Chicken A La King, recipes can remind us of what we do as a community -- music, social and environmental justice, social action, work with children and youth, fellowship activities, etc.
  • Have you experienced a memorable recipe mishap or catastrophe?  You can write about that, too.

Lead off your post with your brief introduction, explanation or story so the reader has some context.  Then include your recipe. 

It’s best for your introduction to establish some kind of connection between the recipe and UUCC.  But even if there isn’t a direct connection, your sharing can illustrate that we’re people who love and care for one another, and who both celebrate and commiserate in community.

Please email your post, along with a suggested title, to the blog team at blogteam@uucolumbia.net.  We would also like a (digital) portrait photo of yourself - we display a portrait of each post’s author.  If you have a photo of your completed recipe, that would be great to have, too, and it can be pretty much any file size.  If there’s some reason to publish your post at some specific time, please let us know that; otherwise, Regina Verow, our blog coordinator, will assign a publication date.

Please note that the blog team reserves the right to make edits (if edits are significant, you’ll be consulted) or to not publish a post.  You can find authorship guidelines here.

Gastronomically yours,
UUCC’s Blog Team

General Assembly, June 21 to the 25th in New Orleans, Louisiana

Written by Rae Millman on .

Notice to All: The UUA's General Assembly (GA) will be held this year in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 21 to June 25. As a person who has attended GA for the past three years, I cannot recommend it highly enough. It is truly a very worthwhile way of spending four days in celebration of what it means to be a UU, to sing and worship together with thousands of other UU 's, to attend stimulating workshops and be re-inspired to fully engage in the important work that we are all about, especially in these difficult times. This year's WARE lecturer, one of the highlights of GA, will be Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.

If you have any questions about GA, please feel free to ask me about it and I can direct you to several others who have attended regularly and feel the same way about GA as I do. And to be clear, anyone can attend!

Sanctuary: Our Conversation

Written by Jim Caldiero on .

Join us between services Sundays, March 12 and March 19 in the chapel for a conversation about pledging OBIC as a sanctuary. These are informal discussions where we will talk about what it means to be a sanctuary, how members feel about becoming a sanctuary, So. walk across to the fellowship hall, grab a cup of coffee and then join the conversation.

For information, contact Jim Caldiero, jimcal87@gmail.com

Worship With Us

April 30 at 9:00am and 11:00am
Intern Minister Anthony Jenkins will preach
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General Information:

  • Academic Year: Two identical services at 9am and 11am.  
  • Summer (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend): One service at 10am.
Location: Owen Brown Interfaith Center (Directions), Sanctuary C, 2nd floor, East end of the building.  Read more about worship.

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