Our mission is to celebrate and witness love, justice, and mercy
The presentation on August 21st by Gabriele Weinberger and Paulette Moerdyk-Catlin moved several people to ask, "how soon can we start a new covenant group?" And the answer is "immediately!" The new group will have its first meeting Wednesday, August 31st.
"We want to tell members of UUCCV that they should view it as not another obligation or chore," Gabriele says, "but as their personal time of healing and regaining strength, of letting go of stress and connecting."
It's our annual observance of water communion -- one of our most cherished rituals. Share water representing your recent travels or experiences and join those waters together with waters from our history to continue the saga of who we are and where we are going. Join the celebration whether or not you feel you have anything to share -- you'll probably be pleasantly surprised!
The next of our regular All-Committee Nights at the church! Join us at 5:30pm with a brown-bag supper -- then at 6:00 we'll break off into our groups. Later we get back together to give brief reports on what we've done. It usually turns out to be fun because we enjoy each other's company!
Pick the committee that most interests you:
We have a sign-up sheet in the church lobby where folks can volunteer for various ways to help at the UUCCV booth at the 7th Annual Celebration of Catawba Valley Pride. We hope you'll join us in our presence in and among this community on the SALT Block Lawn (243 3rd Avenue Northeast in Hickory).
As a Welcoming Congregation, we've committed to being allies in the struggle for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender,and two-spirited people in the Catawba Valley region of North Carolina. This is a great opportunity to show the world where we stand -- now more than ever.
We've launched an experiment on our website: the UUCCV Forum. Just click the "FORUM" button on our main menu and you'll be taken to a site where we've posted a few thoughtful articles by some of our members. There are still bugs to work out, but the idea is that you can either just read the articles as you would in a magazine, or sign up as a commenter and reply to the articles! Check it out and see what you think: click here to get started. Tell your friends!
You may not know about The Max Curdy Library! It may be just a modest collection of volumes housed in the UUCCV office, but they're books that may interest you. And Rev. Bob has just donated several interesting titles to the collection. Get the latest list here and visit our office some Sunday morning to learn how to check out one of these books.
ALFA serves to improve the lives and health of those affected by HIV/AIDS while preventing transmission through education and testing.
You can be part of this wonderful ongoing effort supporting real people in our community by bringing much needed food & non-food items to the collection bin in our front hallway. Here are the items that are ALWAYS needed:
Your generosity is much appreciated!
Here are several of Rev. Bob's most-requested talks of recent times:
Many people have requested Gabriele Weinberger's "Holocaust Memorial" talk. Here it is as a PDF: Yom HaSoah 2016
And a few people have asked for a couple of things after LMFW Lee Shackleford's talk January 31st. And here they are: an audio recording of the talk and a link to the "Coexist" handout so you can print your own!