Posts by AUUC

Resilience

Posted on Jul 7, 2013 in From Rev. Dave

Responding to a question about the decline of the typical old-school denominations, Susan Nienaber writes in “Resilient Congregations”: Resilience (is) a human capacity that can be developed and strengthened in all people through growth-fostering relationships. … it’s all about the relationships with one another and with God. Our congregations are going through a miraculous and inspiring time of change and adaptation and I am so excited to see the changes that have needed to happen for a long time. Not every congregation is going to survive intact but I am now convinced that we will...

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Help Stop Gun Violence: Support Background Checks

Posted on Jul 7, 2013 in Justice Opportunities

Contact your U.S. Senators: Senator Robert Casey (202) 224-6324 Senator Patrick Toomey (202) 224-4254 Key message: Tell Congress that you support the bipartisan proposals to expand background checks to cover all commercial sales, including gun shows and classifieds (S.AMDT. 715/H.R. 1565). Be sure to thank Senator Toomey for being a sponsor of Senate Bill 715. Keep up your efforts to get this legislation passed.   Contact your U.S. Representatives: Rep. Mike Doyle (district 14) (202) 225-2135 Rep. Tim Murphy (district 18) (202) 225-2301 Key message: Support HR 1565 the King-Thompson...

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Share the Plate Partner: Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

Posted on Jul 6, 2013 in News

Our Share the Plate recipient for July and August 2013 is the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee which promotes human rights and social justice around the world. UUSC’s new program, the UU College of Social Justice engages adults and youth in service trips to Haiti, New Orleans, India, Chiapas Mexico and other places with great need. Learn more about the UU College of Social Justice.

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Board of Trustees Officers Selected

Posted on Jul 6, 2013 in News

The new Board of Trustees has met and selected officers.  It’s members are:  Mark Tomlinson, President; Liz Dell, Vice-President;  Donald Zeilman, Clerk;  Mac McMahon, Treasurer;  Matt Merriman-Preston;  Jane Schwarz; Gail  Ward.

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Share the Plate Tops $11,000 for Justice Partners

Posted on Jul 6, 2013 in News

As part of our commitment to social justice, we donate half of our Sunday offering to a justice partner. Beginning in July, we will move from a quarterly share the plate partner to a bi-monthly partner. This will enable us to support six organizations each year. To date, the Share the Plate program has raised $11,617. Share the Plate History 2013 Jefferson Recreation Center – $1,107 Dreams of Hope – $1,470 2012 Mission Vision – $1,220 PIIN – $1,119 Northside Common Ministries Food Pantry – $1,050 Phoenix Witness Project – $1,052 2011 Appalachian...

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