UPCOMING EVENTS:  

Below are upcoming events of April with a text link followed by videos related to each holiday. Enjoy!

DID YOU KNOW: Many of our modern Easter traditions are rooted in ancient tradition, and the celebration of the goddess Ostara/ Oestre, who was honored as a goddess of sunrise and/or fertility?

See more here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%92ostre

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWtZ7vXhHQ4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nLDYoJLa5E

This video explains a tie between Pagan and Christian Easter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRMMiiwosNs

HOLIDAYS/ EVENTS OF APRIL:                                    

01 April: Cancelled this year. Moving directly to the 2nd. 

02 April: The day after yesterday, if it existed at all. ;)

07 April: UUFBC Animal Ceremony

14 April: Palm Sunday

19 April: Good Friday

21 April: Easter/ UUFBC Flower Communion

22 April: Easter Monday (Canada)/ EARTH DAY

24 April: Administrative Professionals Day

28 April: Eastern Orthodox Easter


ACTIVISM CORNER:


ThirdCoastActivist.org is a great resource for local activist- related events and  The subject matter is varied and relevant to current events. 

Love Resists Campaign is a UUA- centered resource through UUA.org. Please visit the UUA website for inspiration and elaboration.


The Earth is Our Mother, We Must Take Care of Her:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up0G6Q4aCqI

Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume With Care.:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyL58vlbvgw

Doing the 4R's:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKVM_sK_-Vk

Why Recycle? Presenting some reasons to recycle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xIqz31x9yo


Choose love first. We are all connected; we are members of a large human family and would not exist without one another.

Families belong together. Children belong with their parents. Seeking asylum is not a justification for the infliction of even more trauma on those who seek safety.

Recognize the humanity of your fellow human beings; one may be very pleased with what they find.

We disavow violence and the intent to express opinions of difference and dominion through violent actions. 

We wish all those affected by violence and hate incidents abundant strength, a road toward healing, and peace. We pray for the day that the violence will cease and all can fully realize that:

E pluribus unum.


A SONG TO TAKE TO HEART:

Please view this link, it bears repeating. 

It is a song called The Flower by Michael Franti and Spearhead, featuring Victoria Canal.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0N5OEpxbFY

A FRIENDLY REMINDER:

Please remember to fill out your pledge sheets and make your monthly donation of record. You can find pledge sheets at the UU. If funds are tight, we ask for an affordable donation. Thank you.

ACTIVITY CHAIRPERSONS:

Bookworms UU Daytime Book Group:  Mary Voss

Movie Night: Pat and Paul Sullivan

Drum Circle: Mike Reed

Ladies' (s) Lunch: Cancelled. If you are interested in Ladies's lunch hosting, please talk to Lanell Mikeska or Sheila Oliver. 

Choir Practice: Sheila Oliver/ Brooks Dingus/ Mike Reed/ Lanell Mikeska/ Kay Price

UU Uke Club: Lanell Mikeska

Website: Sheila Oliver, Mike Reed

Fb Moderators: Lanell Mikeska, Mike Reed, Jessica Swafford

Adult RE: Charles Capen

Children's RE: Hulda Burgar


REGULAR MONTHLY EVENTS: 

Book Worms: 1st Fridays, 12 p.m.  Bring a sack lunch if you would like. This month's book TBA.

Movie Night: 2nd Fridays, 7 p.m. This month's movie TBA.


Drum Circle: 2nd Saturday, 5-8 p.m. Potluck and socializing afterwards. You can bring the instrument you enjoy playing; we have a few extra drums as well.  *This month's drum circle will be accompanied by a Feed the Need dinner, all are welcome to contribute; our neighbors are invited!


Ladies Lunch:  Cancelled until further notice.


Choir Practice: Every  Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. We would love to have additional voices and instruments join our group!

Board Meetings: 

Every second Sunday at 9 a.m. 

The next board meeting is on 14 April 2019.

Pickin' and Grinnin' on Sundays after forum and Adult RE!  Bring your pickers, pickables and grinners! 

UU Ukes:  Next meeting TBA.  

 

As previously stated, this bears repeating. We need peace and understanding between all of humanity that allows us to live in the harmony Mother Earth calls for to sustain our existence. If we just channeled the energy used to hate one another toward the lifting of one another, this world could be uniformly superior to any past that fear might want us to retreat to.

“We can be the healing. We can be the flower in the gun.” Michael Franti and Spearhead