Sunday, May 28th
We will have a FIRE DRILL immediately following the worship service on Sunday. Please follow the directions of our monitors wearing yellow safety vests. Exit quickly and safely to the marked assembly area at the east side of the parking lot. Once the building is completely evacuated an “all clear” signal will be given and we can return to the Fellowship Hall for refreshments and snacks.
It’s Summer Funshop Time!
Do you have a talent that you would like to share with the children of our congregation? Summer Funshops are a great way to get involved with the kids in a limited fashion. You choose your subject and a partner and wow the kids with music, dance, food, crafts, drama, technology or whatever else you love to do. Signup board is in Fellowship Hall. Just choose a date and your all set.
Upcoming Adult RE
6/3 10 am to 12 Noon – Making the Most of your Health Care Provider Visit; Mileva Saulo Lewis, EdD, RN, Professor Emerita, Samuel Merritt University – Sanctuary.
6/24 10 am to 12 noon – Aging in the 21st Century – Myths and Realities; Jennifer Winters, PhD, GNP, RN, Nurse Gerontologist, Faculty, California State University East Bay – Sanctuary.
Special Plate – 6/4
There will be a special plate collection on Sunday June 4th to benefit the
Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO). Please plan to give generously.
Sunday, June 4th – Flower Communion:
This year marks the 95th Anniversary of the Flower Communion tradition. To commemorate this anniversary, the Prague Unitarian Church has invited UU congregations around the world to join in the celebration on Sunday June 4th. The Flower Communion was first celebrated in Prague on June 4, 1923 by Norbert Čapek, who was also the founder of the Unitarian Church in Czechoslovakia. He saw the need to unite the diverse congregants of his church, from varying Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish backgrounds, through honoring the universal beauty of nature. His wife, Rev. Maja Čapek, brought the ritual to the United States in 1940. Join us and bring a flower to share!
Save the Date – Service Auction, Saturday 6/10
Update: We have many great goods and services lined up for this wonderful fundraising event, but we can still use more! The sign-up sheets in the fellowship hall are sometimes being picked up to be input into our master list, so either sign up, or email Colleen Dino with your goods and/or services. We also need sign-ups to bring dishes for the pot luck. Main dishes, salads, breads, deserts, etc. If you don’t sign up, but still want to bring something, that’s OK. We are just that wild and crazy! If you are available to help out with set-up, clean-up, being an auctioneer, etc. Please also see Colleen or myself. The end of this event will mark the end of my one year stint as fundraising chair. It has been fun and rewarding, I I hope this year of fundraising will prove to be one of the most successful ever! Hope to see everyone on Saturday June 10 at 5:00 for this important event!
This year the Annual UUA General Assembly will take place in New Orleans from June 21-25. Our congregation is allowed two credentialed delegates plus the minister. We already have one credentialed delegate for Starr King (Beth Ogilvie) and we are inviting you to consider being the second one. As a delegate you get to vote on various resolutions and most importantly, for the next UUA President. If you would like to participate as a credentialed delegate, you must register before May 1st. If being a delegate is not your thing and just want to participate in all the wonderful learning opportunities and community service projects, we encourage you to do so. Below you will find more information about becoming a credentialed delegate. For general information about GA, please go to http://www.uua.org/ga
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Rev. Maria Cristina.
Serving as a Delegate –
*Familiarize yourself with the business items on the GA Agenda. Discuss agenda items with your congregation.
*Learn how to effectively speak in General Session by reviewing the General Session *Participation Guide.
*Learn about candidates for election.
*Consider registering for pre-GA racial justice training workshops
*Delegate frequently asked questions.
*Off-site delegate participation provides an alternative way for congregations to participate in the business of the Association when their delegates cannot physically attend General Assembly.
~Rev. Maria Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa
Raise Money for Starr King by Registering for eScrip and shopping locally.
We get 3% of your total purchases at grocery stores like Lucky, Food Maxx and Save Mart, as well as many local restaurants, such as Black Angus on Hesperian and Ghazni (the Afghani restaurant near A St and 2nd St in Hayward). To create an account at http://www.escrip.com/, choose “Starr King Unitarian Church” as the non-profit to receive benefits, and enter the phone number(s) you have linked with your Lucky Rewards account. If you don’t have a Lucky Rewards account, create one here: https://www.luckysupermarkets.com/rewards/my-rewards#Account. Then anytime you use that phone number when you make your purchase at Lucky, Starr King will get credit.
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