Peace & Justice Action Team meets Sunday, March 19th 12:15 pm
We’re combing through emails from numerous local and national groups, finding actions we can take, ranging from calling our members of Congress to attending rallies and marches like the #ResistTrumpTuesdays and the upcoming March of the Scientists (which we can all participate in) to training’s to emailing our members of Congress.

Please join us for brief reports and continued building of our teams which are focusing on vital moral issues, including Resisting the Agenda of Hatred and Fear, Immigration Justice, Climate Justice and Racial Justice.

We’ll also have a report from our team who met with one of U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell’s senior staff this week. We’ll meet in the Sanctuary from 12:15 to 1:45. You’re welcome even if you can’t stay to the end. More information? Contact Frank Burton, frank.burton.now@gmail.com or 510-276-1631.

UUA Common Read Discussions 3/24th 6:30 PM and 3/26th 12:15 pm
The first discussion of the UUA Common Read book, “The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear” by Rev. Barber has been scheduled Friday, 3/24/2017, at 6:30 pm. There are three books available for purchase in the Fellowship Hall. Contact The Castles at renesqrd@gmail.com or 510-435-0792 with any questions or to RSVP for a session.

Ushers Needed
4 ushers will be needed for Reverend Maria Cristina’s ordination on April 30th from 4:00-6:00 pm, please see Lavon Hodges if interested.

Weed N Feed, Saturday, March 25th
Calling all green and brown thumbs!  Please join us for a morning of weeding/preparing the grounds for spring on 3/25 from 10 – 12, followed by lunch at noon!  Please bring your own gloves, hat, sunscreen and any gardening tools you wish to use/share.  Sign-up sheet in the back of the fellowship hall.  Questions?  Please call Colleen Saia, 510-773-1497.

South Hayward Parish
Is in need of donations of twin size polyester mix blankets.

Dance Party!  Saturday, April 8th, 7:00 PM
A disco ball?  A laser light show??  Amazing music???  It must be the First Annual Starr King Dance Party!!!  Bring your dancing shoes and hors d’ouevres to share, ARMCA will bring the drinks and the party supplies.   Let us know by March 31st if you will need childcare so we can get an accurate count.  If you’re able to help with playlist, set-up/clean-up, or decorating, contact Heidi Green (510-593-3271 or hbgreen216@gmail.com).

Save the Date: April 30th at 4:00 pm
Join us at SKUUC to celebrate Rev. Maria Cristina’s Installation Ceremony.

Raise Money for Starr King by Shopping Locally
Beside shopping on Amazon, you can help raise money for Starr King by shopping locally. We have had a script program for a long time but the income has decreased to about $5/month and there are only 9 people registered, so we’d like to try and get more people involved and generate at least $100/month as we are doing with Amazon.  We get 3% of your total purchases at grocery stores like Lucky’s and Food Maxx, as well as many local restaurants such as Black Angus.

It’s very easy to get started.  Just 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’s rewards card, and then anytime you use that number when you make your purchase at Lucky’s, Starr King will get credit.  You can also register credit card numbers and Starr King will get credit from other stores and restaurants whenever you use that credit card there.  There’s a full list of merchants that give rewards to us on the website so please check it out.

Contact Bob Simoni at bobsimoni@gmail.com if you have any questions.  He will contact the 8 people that have accounts already and ask them to update their information, so if you don’t hear from him, that means you don’t have an account. Thanks for your help in raising money for our church!

 

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