Path to Membership Class Tues, May 8th 6:00pm.
Opportunity for anyone in our church community to learn more about Unitarian Universalism, to learn about the Rockland UU, and to understand better the privileges and responsibilities of church membership. Get to know the other newer faces in our community, and meet a few of the current members who welcome you. If you are interested in participating in the New Member Ceremony on May 13th, we encourage you to either attend this class or schedule a meeting with Mark beforehand (email@example.com). If you have attended this class before, you are welcome to attend again. Childcare available on request with at least 4 days notice. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP to Caitlin Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org or 593-7896), who is the chair of the Membership Committee. New Member Ceremony - May 13th during church service, preceded by a welcome breakfast.
FMI: please contact minister Mark Glovin or Caitlin Clark at email@example.com or 593-7896.
OUR SPRING TRIP to St. PETER’s EPISCOPAL is on SUNDAY, APRIL 29th – OUR CHURCH’s TURN to COOK and SERVE at “LOAVES & FISHES” WEEKEND HOT MEAL PROGRAM – NOW, with RE TACO BAR! This trip includes our once-a-year RE Family Taco Bar, in which taco ingredients are assembled to order by kids, for people to eat with their meal, or to take home, wrapped in foil to reheat later. Carney has a sign-up sheet for ingredients, on the larger poster which is out in the foyer at church, suggesting ways to help with the meal. We ask for cooks, shoppers, servers and clean-up crew; we’ll need casseroles, salad or veg, some cookies or bars for dessert, fresh fruit and milk to take home. We can find something for any volunteer, of any age and level of experience, to help with, and we have a very good time on these food expeditions. Please sign up, or contact Cathy Baker (596-6865, firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. We pack up after our church service on the 29th, usually by 11;30 or so, and migrate to St. Peter’s, a few blocks closer to downtown, by noon, to serve at 1pm. Your help, in any form, will be welcome.
Announcements for April 22, 2018
Today in Religious Exploration (RE) - All children start in the sanctuary. Babies & Toddlers (under age 6) - Collins Room East; Lower Elementary (ages 6-8 or K-3) - Collins Room West; Upper Elementary (ages 9-11 or grades 3-5) - Griffith Room (downstairs); Junior High (ages 11-13 or grades 6-8) - Robbins Room (library)
DRE for the Day: Susan Oliver, Religious Exploration Committee member; Carney is at Midcoast UU Fellowship
Next Sunday, April 29, following worship: RE Taco Bar at Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen - We still need families to sign up to bring an ingredient for making tacos. Please be sure to do that today! Poster is in the lobby. This is an annual Faith in Action project.
Annual Church Retreat at Blueberry Cove - May 26 & 27 - Do you have an activity you can share? Can you monitor the kayaks and canoes? Can you oversee the evening campfire? Can you make Sunday breakfast for those staying overnight? Please see Kim Gallagher, email@example.com or Carney Doucette, firstname.lastname@example.org or 975-9994.
Please look for the sign-up board in the entryway for the May 12th Plant Sale. This year will have a “birds and blooms” them and we’ll be asking for at least six crafters /woodworkers/artists to make unique and possibly themed birdhouses. These will be delivered to the church on the morning of May 6 before service. Also, please start thinking of ways to participate by taking cuttings of your houseplants to start new plants; donating plants from your garden, donating garden décor, birdfeeders and tools, donating seedling packs from the store. Also, please sign up to help at the sale!!!
UUR YARD SALE - Saturday, June 9
Start collecting your clean, unwanted stuff so we can make this year's yard sale "over the top"!!! Please note that we will not be accepting clothing, books, electronics, homemade CDs and DVDs, or seasonal/Christmas items. Other needs we have include tables and tents for set up, shopping bags and YOUR HELP the week prior to the sale. Thank you! Contact: Patty King, Susan Solman
AIO UPDATE Hauled 84 wonderful pounds to AIO this week. Chatting with staff I learned that (in addition to the canned goods we supply) the following items are especially popular:laundry detergent that is in pods so that they can distribute 5-10 to each family. Basic baking ingredients: 2 lb boxes of sugar, white flour, baking powder etc, shampoos that contain conditioner, labeled with 1-2 or 1-2-3. When preparing to shop, add a few of these items to your list. Our church's donation is looked for each week and greatly appreciated!
Lois Anne fell breaking her wrist at the end of March. She's recovering from surgery and cannot drive until, hopefully, late May. Food is always welcome, as are cards and phone calls. Mostly she needs rides which are posted on her CaringBridge page: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/loisanne1001
Please call Lois if you can offer assistance: 542-7348
If you are newish member or even just visiting - please stop by our welcome table in the lobby and fill out a “welcome card” (tall and white with yellow logo next to the pamphlets). This card will let us know if you want a nametag, our newsletter emailed to you, if you are interested in membership, children’s programs or want to talk to our minister. Please fill out one today and stick in the black box on the office door if we don’t have your information already.
Anyone who is able should be parking across the street in the lot off Broadway.
No parking on Court St.
No parking on lawns.
Choir who comes early should still be mindful.