Monthly Archives: May 2012

Annual Meeting & Potluck – FINAL SERVICE until September

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Erie County will be having it’s Annual Meeting & Potluck at the Douthit’s Residence on May 20 at 10:30am. This will be the final meeting of the congregational year and we will resume regular Sunday services in September. Please call 419-626-8233 for time & location regarding this Sunday’s service.  Bring your favorite dish to share! Members & Friends welcome.

Fair Trade Coffee & Tea will also be for sale before and after the service to benefit the fellowship and the well being of small farm cooperatives & communities.

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Skip Oliver Speaks – The Rainbow Warrior’s Granny Sails Again

The Golden Rule

Skip Oliver will be giving a presentation about The Golden Rule, a ketch that will sail the seas again with the help of Veterans for Peace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read here for more information about The Golden Rule: http://www.vfpchapter10.org/content/golden-rule-will-sail-again

Read here for information about the Rainbow Warrior:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinking_of_the_Rainbow_Warrior

Fair Trade Coffee & Tea will also be for sale before and after the service to benefit the fellowship and the well being of small farm cooperatives & communities. Find us on the Lower Level of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 431 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio.

The Flower Communion: Rev. Mary Grigolia Speaks – Workshop & Lunch to Follow

The Flower Communion: In celebration of the near completion of the congregational year, we share a ritual created by Czech Unitarian minister Norbert Capek, who died in a concentration camp in World War II. We celebrate the Flower Communion to encourage one another to have faith in Life and its beauty, especially at times of transition. Each member and friend is invited to bring a flower to the service. Together we create a bouquet of community. At the end of the service, we each take home a different flower and the blessing of being in community together. Service led by Rev. Mary Grigolia.

Please join us for pizza after the service and we encourage the Fellowship to stay for our leadership workshop!

Leadership Matters Workshop The Fellowship flourishes when members are encouraged to serve and lead. Leadership takes practice. What are the needs of leadership at UUFEC? What structures are already in place to train and support Board members? Worship leaders? Social Justice leaders? Religious Education leaders? What’s missing? What next steps are needed? Does anyone need to go to General Assembly or District trainings? May there be a team of leaders who go together? Might you support them as a congregation? Fair Trade Coffee & Tea will also be for sale before and after the service to benefit the fellowship and the well being of small farm cooperatives & communities. Find us on the Lower Level of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 431 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio.

UU History & Heritage Prizes for 2012

UU Heritage prizes will be awarded for the best sermon, story, essay, or poem collection dealing with some aspect of our Unitarian Universalist heritage. The Unitarian Universalist Historical Society announces . . .

UU History and Heritage Prizes

Youth Heritage Prize $500 awarded annually

The Youth Heritage prize will be awarded for the best sermon, story, essay, or poem collection dealing with some aspect of our Unitarian Universalist heritage. Youth ages 14-20 are eligible to participate. Deadline: June 1, 2012

Seminarian History Prize $500 awarded annually

The Seminarian History prize will be awarded for the best research essay on Unitarian Universalist history. Essays should be approximately 15-25 pages in length, and they must draw on primary sources and be organized around a clear thesis. Persons currently enrolled in an M.Div. program and/or who are Candidates for Ministerial Fellowship are eligible to participate. Deadline: June 1, 2012

Heritage Project Prize $500 awarded in 2012

The Heritage Project Prize will be awarded in 2012 for the best project, sponsored by a local congregation or organization, dealing with some aspect of Unitarian Universalist heritage. A project might be an event, a resource guide, a webpage, or anything that connects Unitarian Universalists to their heritage. To have a project considered, please submit a five page description of the project, with whatever accompanying materials (flyers, photos, web links) are needed to convey a clear sense of what was done. Deadline: June 1, 2012

Congregational History Prize $500 awarded in 2013

The Congregational History Prize will be awarded in 2013 for the best history of a local UU congregation prepared since 2008. Congregational histories should be at least 40 pages in length. Deadline: June 1, 2013

Religious Education Prize $500 awarded in 2014

The Religious Education Prize will be awarded in 2011 for the best original curriculum created since 2010 covering some aspect of Unitarian Universalist history. Both professional and volunteer religious educators may submit curricula; however, curricula commissioned by the UUA are not eligible. Curricula for children, youth, or adults are all eligible. Deadline: June 1, 2014

The deadline for all prizes is JUNE 1 OF THE YEAR IN WHICH THE PRIZE WILL BE AWARDED. Thus, in 2012 we welcome submissions for the Youth Heritage Prize, Seminarian History Prize, and Heritage Project Prize. Please direct submissions and questions to Dan McKanan atdmckanan@hds.harvard.edu. As appropriate, winning submissions may be considered for publication in the Journal of Unitarian Universalist History. In addition to the $500 award, all winners will receive a free one-year membership in the Unitarian Universalist Historical Society.