congregation approved the new Mission Statement last
year? On Sunday, March 28 at 12:30pm we'll discuss
ways we can translate the idealism of the Mission
Statement into effective actions. We’ll hear ideas from
the Social Justice Committee, look at how other
congregations are working with the UUA’s Standing on
the Side of Love campaign, and brainstorm our own
ideas. We will also look at models for organizational
culture change and discuss how measuring our progress
can help us achieve the goals we set for ourselves. Your
participation and input will be very much appreciated.
Bring lunch or some food to share. We will be in Room B near the kitchen.
Ray Nandyal, Chair, Racial Diversity Task Force
David Maywhoor, Chair, Social Justice Committee
Gretchen Faulstich, Chair, Denominational Connections.
LedBring your lunch or some dish to share before 1pm.
"Ohio Meadville District and West Shore UU Church (Cleveland) are sponsoring a day long workshop using material from the new UU adult curriculum Transforming Whiteness. The workshop will be led by the author Rev. Bill Gardiner and co-facilitator, Rev. Melissa Carville-Ziemer of Kent Transforming Whiteness offers UU congregations, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of the evolution and workings of white identity both historically, as a current agency of oppression, and as a positive identity for the future.
9 AM to 5:30 PM on Saturday, April 24. The registration cost is $25. Limited scholarship funds are available from the OMD (see the registration information).
We encourage congregations to send teams and help support the registration fees for their members whenever possible. Congregational leaders might want to use this seminar opportunity as a chance to gain an overview of the curriculum for possible future presentation in their home congregations.
The Registration deadline is Saturday April 10. Registration is limited to a maximum of thirty people from congregations other than West Shore."
LET'S GATHER A LARGE GROUP OF BRIDGE-BUILDERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS! Please e-mail us if you're interested.
Please see the OMD website to register: http://www.ohiomeadville.org/conference/transformwhite.html
Community Refugee and Immigration Services (CRIS) the Jr-Sr High Youth, under the guidance of Tom Ballieul and Heather Pierson, have been busy gathering household supplies and a welcome basket for a new refugee/immigrant family. They anticipate welcoming this family to Port Columbus in the next few weeks. Contact the youth leadership and their sponsors to help out.
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