Saturday Update – July 24, 2021

July 25: “A Deep Dive Into The Story Of Jonah And The Whale” -Rev Maj-Britt Johnson, UU (retired) guest Minister – Exploring the depths of this story can reveal a myriad of timely and timeless themes. Service is at 10:30 AM. If you need the Zoom link, contact Jamie DeRose at ucfofficeassistant@gmail.com.

Bio:  Maj-Britt Johnson retired from the UU ministry in 2017, and now lives in Pine Knoll Shores NC. While active in ministry she served congregations in Norfolk VA, Ridgewood NJ, Englewood NJ and Chapel Hill, NC, as well as working for 2+ years as Spiritual Care and bereavement Coordinator for Hospice of N.J. These days she is grateful to be of service (along with members of UCF) with the Citizens for Diversity in Education (CDE), as well as chairing the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Taskforce at Keller Williams Crystal Coast. She loves living on the Crystal Coast – as the ocean feels like her spiritual home. 

UUJMNC UpdateOpportunities for Action 
Action of the Week: The urgency and significance of this moment cannot be understated. The future of our democracy is on the line and time is running out before the August recess. This year, 48 states have introduced nearly 400 bills aimed at making it harder for people to vote. The way to combat this is clear, we need EVERYONE in the country to call on their Senators to Pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. There are over 5,000 UUs in North Carolina alone. We need each and every one of us to join with people across our state in calling on Senators Burr and Tillis to vote Yes on these bills. Click here to Take Action!

Reserving Rooms Update: Now that we are slowly returning to normalcy, rooms at 2900 Bridges are becoming available to reserve for committee meetings, etc. Please email ucfofficeassistant@gmail.com if you are interested in reserving a room. More information to come in the August Newsletter!


Announcements Update: Please send Announcements and Joys and Concerns for our Sunday morning Zoom Worship Services to Marilynn Cullison, Worship Committee chair at mscullison@gmail.com  or please call her at 808-222-4986

Children’s Story for All Ages: Sarah Sutherland will be on vacation from July 19th through August 1st and will return to work on Monday, August 2nd.  There will be no Story For All Ages on July 25th and August 1st.  Story For All Ages will return on August 8th. 


Bi-Weekly Update Information:  Please submit any information for the August Newsletter no later than THIS Sunday, July 25!
Please submit any items for the bi-weekly update or the Coastline Newsletter to ucfofficeassistant@gmail.com and state in the subject line that the information is for the Update or the Newsletter.  If the information is for Updates, please also include a date you would like the information to stop running if possible.

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Wednesday Update – July 21, 2021

July 25: “A Deep Dive Into The Story Of Jonah And The Whale– Exploring the depths of this story can reveal a myriad of timely and timeless themes.
-Rev Maj-Britt Johnson, UU (retired) guest Minister
Bio:  Maj-Britt Johnson retired from the UU ministry in 2017, and now lives in Pine Knoll Shores NC. While active in ministry she served congregations in Norfolk VA, Ridgewood NJ, Englewood NJ and Chapel Hill, NC, as well as working for 2+ years as Spiritual Care and bereavement Coordinator for Hospice of N.J. These days she is grateful to be of service (along with members of UCF) with the Citizens for Diversity in Education (CDE), as well as chairing the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Taskforce at Keller Williams Crystal Coast. She loves living on the Crystal Coast – as the ocean feels like her spiritual home. 

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Here are the musical selections from Reverend Debra Guthrie’s service: “What brought you to Unitarian Universalism and what keeps you coming back?”
All can be found on YouTube.

“Count on Me”
Bruno Mars (Official Video)

“Lean On Me”
Bill Withers.  Playing for Change

“You’ve Got a Friend”
James Taylor and Carole King on Ellen DeGeneres Show

“Friends Theme Song” with lyrics
The Rembrandts

Enjoy!!
Tom Cullison and Meganne Smith

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UUJMNC Update
Opportunities for Action 
This Thursday, July 22 at 7:00 pm join UUSJ and UU the Vote for a special event at this critical moment in our democracy. We’ll learn how UUs can engage in the call to action of June 26 when the UUA General Assembly approved an Action of Immediate Witness (AIW) to Stop Voter Suppression and Partner for Voting Rights and a Multiracial Democracy. Panelists will include UU the Vote lead Nicole Pressley and NC’s Rev. Lisa Garcia Sampson. Register Here
Action of the Week: The urgency and significance of this moment cannot be understated. The future of our democracy is on the line and time is running out before the August recess. This year, 48 states have introduced nearly 400 bills aimed at making it harder for people to vote. The way to combat this is clear, we need EVERYONE in the country to call on their Senators to Pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. There are over 5,000 UUs in North Carolina alone. We need each and every one of us to join with people across our state in calling on Senators Burr and Tillis to vote Yes on these bills. Click here to Take Action!

Reserving Rooms Update:
 Now that we are slowly returning to normalcy, rooms at 2900 Bridges are becoming available to reserve for committee meetings, etc. Please email ucfofficeassistant@gmail.com if you are interested in reserving a room. More information to come in the August Newsletter!

Announcements Update: Please send Announcements and Joys and Concerns for our Sunday morning Zoom Worship Services to Marilynn Cullison, Worship Committee chair mscullison@gmail.com or please call her at 808-222-4986.

Children’s Story for All Ages: Sarah Sutherland will be on vacation from July 19th through August 1st and will return to work on Monday, August 2nd.  There will be no Story For All Ages on July 25th and August 1st.  Story For All Ages will return on August 8th.

Bi-Weekly Update Information:  Please submit any information for the August Newsletter no later than THIS Sunday, July 25!
Please submit any items for the bi-weekly update or the Coastline Newsletter to ucfofficeassistant@gmail.com and state in the subject line that the information is for the Update or the Newsletter.  If the information is for Updates, please also include a date you would like the information to stop running if possible.

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