Come dance the Maypole, celebrate the gods of summer and usher in the growing season. We'll gather in the Grove behind the church if the weather is good, and inside (complete with Maypole) if it's raining too hard to be outside.
Ritual is followed by a pot-luck social hour, to which you are invited to bring a snack or drink to share.
Come to our festive annual fundraiser featuring annuals, vegetables, perennials, blueberry bushes, bakery & brunch items, yard sale items and LOTS of books. Irish music by Southwind. Event is on rain or shine.
The Annual Meeting of the Church will be held in Fellowship Hall immediately following the regular church services to consider and act upon the following articles: ARTICLE 1 To view a presentation by the Prudential Committee on upcoming changes in governance structure. ARTICLE 2 To receive and accept the minutes of the 2012 Annual Meeting, and the Special Meetings of July 22, 2012 and Sept. 30, 2012. ARTICLE 3 To amend previous votes of July 22, 2012, and September 30, 2012 as follows (bold italics are additions to the previous votes.) July 22 vote: “to authorize the withdrawal from the endowment of up to $500,000 to pay loan principle, and interest, and other project expenses over the next ten years for building improvements.” Sept. 30 vote: “To authorize additional withdrawals of up to $300,000 from the endowment to pay loan principle, and interest, and other project expenses over the next ten years.” ARTICLE 4 To receive and act upon the report of the Nominating Committee and elect Officers of the Society. ARTICLE 5 To authorize an additional withdrawal from the endowment to cover a potential budget deficit in fiscal year 2012‐13 due to a shortfall in pledges, the amount to be determined shortly before Annual Meeting. At the time of Warrant publication, it was unclear if an additional withdrawal will be necessary. If it is not, the Article will be eliminated at Annual Meeting. ARTICLE 5 To adopt a budget for the 2013‐2014 church year. ARTICLE 6 To receive and accept the reports of the Minister, Prudential Committee, staff, committees and church‐affiliated groups. ARTICLE 7 To act upon such additional business as may appropriately be brought before the meeting.
Did you know that that our Community Plate, which is passed during each Sunday service, collects an average of $500 each week during the regular church year? That's more than $2000 each month that goes to important projects outside of our church's operating expenses. In addition to collection money, the CSC is involved in Community Outreach projects, collecting food, helping children at the Boys and Girls Club choose and wrap holiday gifts for their parents, buying turkeys for baskets, participating in the Crop Walk and many others.The Community Service Committee (CSC) would love to have you on board, whether it's for one event or the entire year. We also need requests from the congregation for our plate donations (forms available in theoffice.) We should be proud that our church donates to community projects, which include healthy meals for children and adults, community gardens, women rights, peace actions, food banks, summer day camp tuition, animal welfare, environmental programs, hospice and so much more.
You can participate in our work, whether or not you are on the committee or can attend monthly meetings. Here are some of the areas where the CSC needs help:
Collect and deliver food
Souper Bowl Sunday
Wrap gifts at the Girls and Boys club
Take meeting notes
Talk with church members about requesting funds from our Community Plate
Help write a mission statement
You can be any age (think poster making, collecting cans of food, dressing up as a can of food). To learn more, contact Deb Bruss by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don't have email, leave a message at 856-7529.
A Meal for Everyone is a chance to say thank you to the homeless volunteers who helped to paint all of the beams in our church. We have a great team of multigenerational helpers who are prepared to cook and serve lunch. We are looking for two more elementary age children and two more adults to help out with this project.Many thanks to Rob Fielding for serving as the master chef!
Come for a Button Up home energy savings workshop. From energy saving light bulbs, to D-I-Y air sealing, to 50% rebates for energy efficiency upgrades, Andy Duncan (Energy Trainings Manager at Lakes Region Community College and member of the UU Church) will be discussing the many ways to save energy dollars and reduce your home's carbon footprint. Reducing energy waste in your house is one of the most important ways you can make a difference for the planet!
Enjoy free refreshments before the workshop.
Preregistration encouraged at: www.uu-button-up.eventbrite.com The event is free and open to all. Sponsored by Liberty Utilities natural gas who will donate $10 to the church for every natural gas customer who attends.