UPCOMING HOLIDAYS/ EVENTS:  

Below are upcoming Juneholidays  with a text link followed by videos related to each . Enjoy!

Holocaust Remembrance Day:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Days_of_Remembrance_of_the_Victims_of_the_Holocaust

ADVISORY:The following video contain graphic images. Please take this fact into consideration before watching this painful truth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZAy5cw1mLs

This is a very rare recording of Holocaust prisoners singing upon learning of their coming freedom:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meewEBcb8Ls

The following is a documentary about Sonia Warshawski, a concentration camp survivor. It does ask for $3.99 to view, but it is worth its weight in gold. This also comes with an advisory; the movie is unrated:

www.bigsonia.com


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.

LET'S PONDER MOM'S EXPERIENCES:

Motherhood is an experience only a woman can have. From the moment of the first flutter of life within herself to the time she passes, most mothers would practically fight tigers barehanded for their children's  and family's well- being. Mothers are the fountain of the future, the well of humanity... so why is it that Moms around the world are  being systematically devalued? 

See here:

https://nwlc.org/blog/five-facts-about-working-mothers-mothers-equal-pay-day/

https://www.makers.com/blog/21-facts-you-never-knew-about-international-gender-inequality

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/13/upshot/the-gender-pay-gap-is-largely-because-of-motherhood.html

MOTHERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE WHEN THEY WILL BECOME MOTHERS, MALE LEGISLATORS!

SHALL WE PASS GOVERNANCE LAWS UPON YOUR PARTS? 

HONOR THY MOTHER:

Dr. Keeling's Curve:

(this is a documentary well worth taking the time to watch!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pakzLAZ7eDY

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

Regranarianism: Rebooting agriculture for the next 10,000 years:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZfAE-j3wVA

Note: The last video is presented through a channel called Bioneers. There are many more videos via Bioneers on Youtube.


HOW TO SUPPORT OUR ARMED FORCES FAMILY:

https://www.military.com/spouse/military-life/military-resources/how-to-support-our-troops.html

https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=10201&ovr_acv_id=4684&campaignSource=ONLINE&source=BS19004&msclkid=7b203794d8ce1170f4c66b5c5674b867&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=SEM~WWP~NB~US~ALL~Veterans_General&utm_term=%2Bwounded%20%2Bmilitary&utm_content=Wounded_Military_MDBR&gclid=CIORkZ-0-OECFWqtZQodLNgLOg&gclsrc=ds

Choose love first. We are all connected members of one large human family. 

Practice empathy. Remember Brene Brown's Ladder/ Hole scenario. 

Seeking asylum is not a justification for the infliction of even more trauma on those who seek safety from threatened deadly harm. Callousness, scorn and extortive admission fees in response to their distress is unimaginably cruel. Reunite these families!

Jesus was born a Jewish refugee!

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.

DID YOU KNOW:

Benevolence has positive effects on not only the recipient, but to the giver's health?

See more here:

https://www.lifehack.org/522064/the-benefits-benevolence

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.

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

UU Uke Club: Lanell Mikeska

Website: open position

Fb Moderators: Lanell Mikeska, Mike Reed

Adult RE: Charles Capen

Children's RE/ Scouts: 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 9 June 2019.

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

UU Ukes:  Next meeting TBA.  

 

Again and again, and again... 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

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

Now that we have honored those who walked before us, let's remember to honor those who will follow us. We are duty- bound to do so... corporate greed, apathy and ignorance of the truth are threats to their very existence. Do we really want them to tearfully ask us why we didn't do more?

Lastly, this creed. It is definitely no small task and for some, some promises may be difficult to attain, especially in difficult times... but it could be very worth it to try your best. 

THE OPTIMIST'S CREED:

Promise Yourself :

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

Let's help change the world. We can do it.

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." 

-Harriet Tubman

" Forgetting the mistakes of the past is only achievable when corrective action creates change that allows for tangiblehealing and safety."

-Oh