July 10, 2024This Week at EUUC

Sunday Services

Join us at EUUC for In-Person Worship OR at euuc.org for the Live-Stream

July 14, 2024

The Joy of Giving

By Rev. Natalie Malter

Our UU values, as outlined in the newly approved Article II Bylaws, call us to build a faith community based on justice, interdependence, equity, transformation, pluralism, and generosity with love at the center. Article II proclaims that generosity is deeply connected to “a spirit of gratitude and hope… connecting us to one another in relationships of interdependence and mutuality.” How can we as a faith community turn to generosity to provide us hope in the midst of these uncertain times? Join us on Sunday as we explore this question together.

ONE SERVICE @ 10 a.m.

On-Site in Chapman Hall and
Live-Streamed at www.euuc.org,
and the EUUC YouTube Channel

RE Classes

Children begin in Chapman Hall, seated with their families during the first part of the service, then leave to gather in the Narthex before heading outside for Religious Exploration at the playground. The Toddler Room will be open. Family seating is on the left side of the sanctuary.

July 21, 2024

The Princess of 7 Values

By Martha Durkee-Neuman

How will the princess defeat the scary sticky monster? Does she have a few tricks up her sleeve? Which weapon is stronger: the sword or the power of love? Come and join us to find out! This will be an interactive, multigenerational service centered on our UU values

ONE SERVICE @ 10 a.m.

On-Site in Chapman Hall and
Live-Streamed at www.euuc.org,
and the EUUC YouTube Channel

Multi-generational

This is an intentionally multi-generational service and has been designed with children in mind. Families are welcome to enjoy the Sunday Service in Chapman Hall. There is no programming for Children’s Religious Exploration this Sunday. The Toddler Room will be open. Family seating is on the left side of the sanctuary.

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS THIS WEEK

  • Sundays at 10 a.m. Sunday service live in Chapman Hall and live-streamed on euuc.org, or on YouTube. Subscribe to EUUC Youtube and hit the bell for a notification when we are live

  • Immediately following the service, Coffee, Community, and Conversation on site.

Please also check your email for announcements two (2) hours prior to the Sunday service event for streaming links.

Lost and Found Clear Out

Are you missing a prized flower vase, knit hat or scarf, or maybe some great kitchen storage containers? The EUUC Lost and Found cupboard is overflowing with such treasurers. The cupboard is located across from the Welcome Desk and is labeled: “Lost and Found” and “Will Call”. Please check it out and retrieve your property as items left by Rummage Sale time will be “donated” to the Rummage Sale. Please don’t miss this opportunity to gather your lost or misplaced property.

Office Closed July 14 – 22

The Office will be closed from July 14 until July 21. If you need anything during this week please contact our summer minister Martha Durkee-Neuman.

Watch A Previous Service

You can watch one of our latest Sunday sermons on euuc.org, or on YouTube.


GATHERINGS

Postcards to Climate-conscious Florida Voters

Sunday, July 14, 21 & 28 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Join the EUUC Democracy Action Team as we write postcards to climate-conscious Florida voters, urging them to turn out to the polls. All postcards, pens, and postage will be provided by the Democracy Action Team. No registration is required, just show up. Contact Elliot Hazzard through Breeze with any questions.

Time to Register Your Kids for Vacation Values SchoolVacation Value School

Monday, July 29 to Thursday, August 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Save the date! We are so excited to host a UU summer camp for our kids July 29 to August 1. We will learn about UU values, play games, make art, sing, and make new friends. To Register click here, registration will end on Sunday, July 21. Please email Alanna for information about volunteer opportunities, we cannot make this happen without you!

2024 EUUC Summer Campout

Friday, August 2 to Sunday, August 4 Birch Bay State Park, Group Site #1

Join us this year for fellowship and outdoor fun at the annual Summer Campout. Enjoy hiking, kayaking, sandcastle building, wading in the bay, playing at the Birch Bay Water Park and walking on the beach, not to mention the spectacular scenery and the fun of hanging around the campfire toasting marshmallows. Your registration covers the site fee and the cost for overnight parking for one car per family. *If roughing it overnight isn’t your scene, but you would still like to drive up for the day on Saturday, you can acquire a day pass at the front gate, or use your Discover Pass for the day! For more information about our retreats and Campouts click here. For registration please see Ann-Krestene Bazan.

Save the Date: Rummage Sale

Friday and Saturday, August 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More Details to come.

Want to help the rummage sale committee with this fun event? It’s a great way to meet fun people, raise funds for our congregation, build community, and promote a circular economy! Here’s a link to SignUp Genius, an app for signing up for small, manageable time slots. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A4CA8AF22AAF49-49812334-euuc

If you have questions, check with rummage sale volunteers in the lobby after Sunday services this month.

Save the Date: Seabeck Retreat

Friday, September 20 to Sunday, September 22Seabeck

EUUC Seabeck Fall Retreat Sept 20-22, 2024. Seabeck is an unhurried time to spend time together with family and friends, some of whom you may not yet know well. There is ample time to play games, share stories and have nature strolls on the grounds and beyond. If you would like to assist in the planning of the retreat or on-site help, please contact Bruce Baker.

Saturday Program
The theme for 2024 is Bridges. This theme will present itself in Saturday workshops and in songs throughout the weekend. Saturday morning (after breakfast and possibly a stroll to watch deer) is an all-camp session to reflect on some aspect of our lives and community.


MORE INFORMATION

Arms Around Contacts for 2024

July:                Cathy Liu Scott
August:           Joyce Whitson
September:     Joyce Whitson
October:          Barbara Ford
November:      Barbara Purn
December:      Sharon Frank

To facilitate pastoral services among members, this committee connects members with needs to the Minister, or to members who can help. Examples of services include transportation, meals, child care, hospital and home visits, minor home maintenance or repairs, companionship, support during crises, and bereavement support. Reach Arms Around.

July and August Cause of the Month – Global Refuge

The July and August Cause of the month is Global Refuge (formerly known as Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service). Global Refuge’s mission is “Fostering a world of just and welcoming communities.” They support and empower immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees who are rebuilding their lives in the United States.

Since 1939, Global Refuge has provided welcome and hope to more than three quarters of a million refugees. Their vision is that all immigrants and refugees are protected, embraced and empowered in a world of just and welcoming communities.

They offer services without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, religious belief, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, ability, military or veteran status, source of income or political affiliation.

The funds donated by EUUC will be used by Global Refuge where the need is greatest. 

Please help support “Global Refuge” provide the resources, guidance, and community to help forge a way forward for new Americans. They are committed to helping people re-imagine the possibilities while providing a soft place to land. 

This organization was nominated by Alice Owens.

As always, thank you for your generous donations.

If you have an organization that you wish to nominate for Sunday cause of the month, we invite you to fill out the online Sunday Cause nomination form.

Gathering Safely Together 

A friendly reminder from the Covid Advisory Team: To keep our community safe, we ask that you follow these precautions when you attend on-site:

  • If you are diagnosed with COVID within 3 days of your attendance, inform the group leader and email the COVID Advisory Team immediately. Other attendees can then be notified of a potential exposure.
  • Please stay home if you have any COVID symptoms, recently were diagnosed with COVID, or recently had a high risk exposure event Click here for details. Due to the large number of persons at high risk of COVID complications in our congregation, our guidelines have not changed with recent CDC recommendations,
  • Up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for everybody who is eligible.
  • Sign in if requested by group leaders. This allows us to notify you of potential exposures.
  • If requested, please wear a well-fitting mask (preferably N95, KN95 or KF94)

How to Reserve Rooms for Meetings at EUUC

If you are interested in having your group gather inside and/or outside, or via Zoom please submit a room request using this form. If possible please make request at least ten days prior to event, as several teams at EUUC will need to review your request before the room can be booked. You will need fill out the publicity request announcement form for the event separately.

Submit Your Announcement for This Week at EUUC

Deadline for submission of announcements for This Week at EUUC is midnight Monday. Please use the online submission form.