Pledge Drive: Great News, Miles to Go!
We are still more that 20% short of our fundraising goal and nearly 70% of the way to our participation goal. As your tax picture may be clearer, please consider a 2016 - 2017 pledge. For those already committed, please consider increasing your current pledge. Every pledge makes a difference in our work and support of church programs, members and community. In less than 60 seconds, you can make a pledge online by simply clicking here.
Auction 2016 - A Great Success!
Congratulations to Joanne Michalski and all the volunteers, donors and participants of this year's Auction 2016. The event grossed nearly $13,000, and after expenses, we will be sending 10% of the net to the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club. Many of you jumped in to help clean up and run the event. Joanne would like to give special thanks to Erzina Bradley, Julie Larson, Margot Horn, Kris Barker, Lisa Gee, Kent Richmond, Ellen LaRue, Linn O'Rear, Evelyn Johnson, Cindy Pardo, Christine Harrell, Susan Bellmore, Chris Bellmore,Tess Grande, Mark Wilson, Dolores Cross, Gail Vanderheide, Konrad Weeda, Mike Weeda, Joan Pederson, Dick Snow, Eileen Meyer, Lisa Martin Etinger, Madieria Myricks, Cheryl Wegner, Majorie Boyles, Kathy Szoke, Joan Staples, Irene Virtullo, and the entire staff of 1st Unitarian.
We are looking for members and friends who would like to welcome Sunday morning worshipers at the door, and support them on Sunday mornings by seating, leading them to facilities, assisting with hearing devices, etc. This is a very important part of how we welcome the newcomer. It's also a great way to get involved in the church—especially for our newer members and friends. If you are interested, please contact Rev. Teri at email@example.com.
Saturday April 23rd, 9 a.m.
Join the Landscape, Property and Green Sanctuary groups in an effort to beautify our church and it's presence in the neighborhood. Share your observations, support or participation by clicking here and taking a brief survey, or emailing Michael Knowles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See "GET INVOLVED" above for additional opportunities.
We gather to sing together a few minutes before the service starts. Classes for school-age kids are available, and childcare for children 0-4 is available each week (though of course you're welcome to keep your little one with you!). After the service, you are warmly invited to gather for food, coffee, and conversation.
Most Sundays a program is offered after the service at 11:30 -- everything from updates on church life, to coffee with the ministers or Director of Religious Education, to Social Justice speakers and other presentations.