Note: Meeting room numbers are posted at the church office and information table
Unitarian Universalist Rapid Response
Network Training and Kick-Off!
Saturday, April 19, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Emerson Unitarian Church, 1900 Bering Dr., Houston, TX 77057
Calling all UUs in the greater Houston area to join us for this introduction to our exciting new program. Here are our “Talking Points” for why we have formed the UU Rapid Response Network:
- As Unitarian Universalists, we have a demonstrated long history of over 40 years of acceptance and inclusion in areas that are often controversial in religious congregations — these areas include LGBT inclusion, women’s health and reproductive rights, and Interfaith cooperation and support.
- Too often the voices of the religiously conservative are the only religious voices heard on these issues.
- When instances of intolerance or discrimination occur in the Greater Houston area around these issues, we want a clear religiously progressive response so that people better understand the breadth of religious perspectives on complex issues.
The network will call “actions” 3-4 times a year so that we can gather around a particular incident or issue and get our voices heard! This training will introduce participants to the process.
Please register by 6:00 p.m., Sunday, April 13 in order to get lunch, a T-shirt, and childcare.
Beginning the Week of April 21
You are invited to join a Growth Group. Connect with others, make friendships. Share yourself, your thoughts, ideas & beliefs. Learn from others’ experiences and wisdom. Grow your spirit and deepen your life. Make a difference in the world.
Our next Growth Groups will run for 5 weeks and begin April 21. Choose from Sunday after 9:30 or 11:30 services or Thursday evenings. Watch for sign-up sheets in Channing Hall, on Sundays April 13 & 21. OR write Carol at email@example.com to be added to a list or to answer questions.
Awakening in a Time of Climate Change
Action Workshops with Featured Speaker
Stephanie Thomas, Ph.D.
Sunday, May 4 at 1:30 p.m.; Workshops at 2:45 p.m.
Free Admission — Community networking & refreshments between talk and workshops
Dr. Thomas will open with a survey of global cooling and warming past and present, the driving force of greenhouse gases, and other challenges for life on Earth. She will offer perspectives for moving from blame towards action that nourishes our personal and collective lives.
Proposed selection of workshops:
- Green architecture
- Trading locally
- Urban agriculture
- Wealth addiction
- Low-carbon transit
- Human-powered neighborhoods
Dr. Stephanie Thomas is a geologist and paleoclimatologist experienced in reconstructing ancient environment and climate. After working in the energy industry, she now focuses on environmental advocacy and developing community resilience.
Special Springtime Fundraising
Drawing May 11
Our Mother’s Day raffle prize will be an Apple iPad mini with Lightening to USB Cable and USB power adapter. It will support Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 and will require Apple ID and Internet access.
Tickets are only $5.00 each or a pack of six for $25.00.
The drawing will be on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, after the second service.
Remember, someone has always won the raffle prizes but they had to buy a ticket for that to happen.