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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.

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Join Us for Social Justice Sunday & Potluck – Christine Link, Executive Director of ACLU – Ohio, Speaks

Join us this Sunday to listen to Christine Link, Executive Director of the ACLU – Ohio. A finger food potluck will follow the service!

Christine Link, Executive Director of ACLU - Ohio

Christine Link is the Executive Director of the ACLU of Ohio, a post she has held for over 20 years, making her one of the most experienced directors among 53 ACLU affiliates.

Chris has an academic background in health care policy and public health. For many years she worked for the expansion of reproductive rights and health care services with organizations such as Planned Parenthood. Joining the ACLU as executive director in 1990, Chris has overseen the expansion of the organization in all program areas.

During Chris’ leadership of the organization the Ohio ACLU has litigated scores of civil liberties cases involving issues as diverse as religious liberty, racial profiling, voting rights, the reform of prisons, free speech, the rights of students, women’s rights, reproductive rights and privacy. Chris is the primary spokesperson for the organization on all issues and as such appears in print and electronic media routinely.

Under Chris’ leadership the ACLU of Ohio has been wildly successful in creating cutting-edge programs to promote civil liberties to different constituencies. Today, civil liberties groups use a number of the programs she conceived nationwide. In addition, she created the organization’s internship program, which provides a venue for scores of young people to learn about democracy.

To support of the organization’s litigation and education programs, Chris led the agency in the purchase and renovation of the building in Cleveland, which is today the Max Wohl Civil Liberties Center. In addition to housing the ACLU, the building has become a community center for a diverse array of organizations that hold meetings and programs in support of civil liberties.

Post 9/11, Chris and members organized the resources of the organization to take up the cause of protecting all people from the over-reaching violations of rights by the executive branch and led the challenge to Ohio’s own version of the Patriot Act. Now Chris and all ACLU members work to restore the protections of the Constitution and repair the damage done to fundamental rights.

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.

JOINT SERVICE: POTLUCK & FILM – Bullied First

For those in the Sandusky, Erie County area, please join us this Sunday for a joint service on BULLYING between the First Congregational Church of Christ and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Erie County. Come as you are!

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10AM – Service upstairs led by the Rev. Lenore Kure & UU Program Chair Lisa Dewey
11:15AM – POTLUCK Downstairs!
1:00PM The Film, Bullied First, presented by Equality Ohio

http://www.equalityohio.org/

Make Everyday Earth Day – April 22 with Erie Metroparks

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     Sunday, April 22, 2012
Noon to 5:00 pm
Osborn MetroPark

Vendor information click here!

  • Free Family fun!
  • Playground and kid activities
  • Local food vendors
  • Enjoy music from local bands
  • Live animals from Back 2 the Wild
  • Participate in a rain barrel workshop
    • And much more!

Click here to sign up to participate in the Recycled Art Contest! 

2012 Environmental Poster Contest

Theme: “Healthy Soil, Halthy Water!”

  • Show your skills and win recycled content prizes
  • Funcoast presents the 5th. annual Earth Day Extravaganza in which the winners will be displayed and given their prizes. Winners will be display on Funcoast.com following the event.
  • Download the details by clicking here!

The Erie County Solid Waste District provides recycling and waste reduction opportunities and education for the citizens and visitors of Erie County including:

Recycling Resources


JOINT SERVICE: POTLUCK & FILM – Bullied First

For those in the Sandusky, Erie County area, please join us this Sunday for a joint service on BULLYING between the First Congregational Church of Christ and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Erie County. Come as you are!

10AM – Service upstairs led by the Rev. Lenore Kure & UU Program Chair Lisa Dewey
11:15AM – POTLUCK Downstairs!
1:00PM The Film, Bullied First, presented by Equality Ohio

http://www.equalityohio.org/

Youth For Understanding USA – Travel Abroad Scholarships

Attention teens between the ages of 15 and 18! Study abroad: scholarships still available and deadline extended!

Did you know that scholarships for American students to go abroad have been extended? There is still a chance for students in your area to apply for our 300+ scholarships to have the exchange experience of a lifetime!

Deadlines for Japan summer scholarships have been extended to February 1, 2012 and deadlines for Germany year and semester scholarships have been extended to February 7, 2012. Please spread the word in your area that YFU is actively seeking American teenagers with a sense of adventure to go on scholarship abroad!

Scholarships available include:

Kikkoman National Scholarship

Mazda/Nationwide Community Scholarship

Japan-America Friendship Scholars

Japan-U.S. Senate Youth Exchange

Okinawa Peace Scholarship

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange

Stipendium and Stiftung Scholarships

And more!

All of our scholarship information can be found online at http://www.yfuusa.org. Please let students know that they can call 1.800.TEENAGE or email admissions@yfu.org if they have any questions.

We’re also always looking for insightful scholarship evaluators – if you would like to help determine who goes on scholarship with YFU, please contact Carla James at cjames@yfu.org.

Thank you for your help in telling students in your area about YFU’s scholarship opportunities!.