News & Events
Senior Dinner * Weds, Feb 3rd
It’s time for a monthly dinner at Gourmet Garden at 6:00pm, Feb 3rd. Come one, come all, and join in on the interesting conversations and a few laughs as well among friends, both old and new. Questions? Contact Marie Duke
Food Waste Challenge * All of February
Information Session * Feb 7th
Board President Information Session Sunday, February 7-- Learn about the Board of Trustees. Who are they? What do they do? Can anyone go to Board meetings? After each service, Board President Beth Hospadaruk will share what it’s like to be on the Board. Beth invites your comments and questions. Questions? Contact Dee Dishon
Alpha House Hosting * Feb 8th - 14th
Our first hosting week of 2016 for the Alpha House shelter for homeless families will be Monday thru Sunday, February 8 - 14th. We need about 90 volunteers to provide meals, serve and clean up dinner, play with kids, stay overnight, and to be Day Hosts. Sign up during Social Hour or go to the sign-up web site -- Questions? Contact Angela Barber
Potluck & Film Night * February 12
Join Interweave and Challenging Racism members and friends for a potluck (6 pm) and film night (7 pm) in the Fahs Chapel. Come to one or both as your schedule allows. Bring a dish to share for the potluck. The film We Were Here is a tender, multifaceted, and deeply moving documentary that tells the story of the AIDS crisis through the voices of four gay men … and one woman, all of whom pitched in, for or years, to help the sick and the dying because, as the movie makes clear, the circumstances made it unthinkable for them to do otherwise. It is a compelling history of the major tragedy and epic struggle of our time. Questions? Contact Joan Burleigh
Connect & Act Summit * March 6th
One-Time Chalice Circles * Feb 7, Mar 6, Apr 3
A Dove Graces our Entry Hall
The stained glass dove crafted by the late Milt Kemnitz greeted everyone who came through the door Sunday January 3rd. The dove's warm glow brings light and color and meaning to its new entry hall location. The stained glass piece, which had been hanging in a window of the sanctuary, had fallen into disrepair. Barb Hall from the Arts & Aesthetics committee had the idea to not just re-frame the dove, but also back light it and hang it in our entry hall, where it is even visible from the parking lot when approaching the church entrance. Ed Lynn, our Interim Administrator coordinated the needed re-painting of the entry hall while Barb Hall and Vivian Wilson led the dove effort for the A&A committee, which includes Barb, Vivian, Eppie Potts, Bob Peyser and Neal Foster.
A recommended reading: Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad by Eric Foner. "With lucid prose and careful analysis, Eric Foner tells a story that is at once unsparing and inspiring. For anyone who still wonders what was at stake in the Civil War, there is no better place to begin than Gateway to Freedom," James Oakes, author of Freedom National.
QUUest Bookstore will be open BETWEEN SERVICES ONLY beginning Sunday, January 3, 2016 to enable bookstore staff to participate in the congregation activities that often begin soon after the close of the second service.