Book Study: Just Mercy
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson was the 2015-16 UUA Common Read selection. Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, has dedicated his legal career to defending those who are trapped by an often capricious, political, and willfully unjust criminal justice system - poor people, people of color, children, and others over whom the system has run roughshod. It speaks to justice, mercy, and compassion; themes of concern to us as Unitarian Universalists and as human beings. Sign up -- or just come -- for the Book Study Group meeting October 13 and October 20. You can attend even if you have not read the book.
Friday November 3 the group will attend an evening with Bryan Stevenson at the Fairhope United Methodist church, "Journey to Justice". Carpooling, child care, and financial assistance available. See Kitty Emery for more information.
We will ultimately not be judged by our technology, we won’t be judged by our design, we won’t be judged by our intellect and reason. Ultimately, you judge the character of a society . . . by how they treat the poor, the condemned, the incarcerated. – Bryan Stevenson
Sex Education Workshop for Teens, Saturday, March 25, from 10 am to 3 pm, workshop led by a Planned Parenthood Health Educator. Free. Lunch provided. For ages 15-18. All attendees need parental permission. More info at email@example.com.
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First Friday - An all ages game night usually on the first Friday of the month.
Board Meetings for the Spring have been changed to better accommodate Board members. Members are always welcome to attend. Scheduled meetings are:
February, Friday the 24 at 6 pm
March, Friday the 17th at 6 pm
- April, Friday the 21st at 6 pm
USA Medical Spanish Interest Group, Juan Torres and BELONG will hold a Health Fair at Mahan Hall on Saturday, March 18. UUFM members may attend and/or help. Contact Dixie: pommill at gmail dot com.
2015-16 Event Archive
JULY 27 - FINANCE COMMITTEE, 6:30 PM
AUGUST 5 - FIRST FRIDAY - FAMILY FUN IN MAHAN HALL, 6-9 PM
AUGUST 7 - TACO BAR SUNDAY, CRE FUNDRAISER
june 3/july 1/august 5 - FIRST FRIDAY - FAMILY FUN IN MAHAN HALL, 6-9 PM
june 5/july 10/august 7 - TACO BAR SUNDAY, CRE FUNDRAISER
july 11 - BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
july 18 - PROGRAM COMMITTEE, 6:30 PM
july 27 - FINANCE COMMITTEE, 6:30 PM
May 1 - Taco Bar Sunday, CRE fundraiser
May 6 - First Friday - family fun in Mahan Hall, 6-9 pm
May 9 - Board of Trustees Meeting
May 16 - Program Committee, 6:30 pm
May 21 - Spring Cleaning Workday
May 23 - Finance Committee, 6:30 pm
Our ever popular monthly Souper Sunday fundraiser is becoming Taco Sunday for Spring and Summer. Join us for a nutritious and delicious lunch. $5 suggested donation. May 1, June 5, July 10 and Aug. 7
UUFM Spring Cleaning!
All hands are needed for the big cleaning project Saturday, May 21. We'll be tackling the Children's Building inside and out and yes, we will have a pressure washer.
All ages are welcome to Mahan Hall for games and food and fun from 6 pm to 9 pm. May 6, June 3, July 1 and August 1.
Board Meeting - Monday, March 14, 7 pm, Mahan Hall
Fun Friday, March 18, 6 pm
Spring Cleaning - Saturday March 19
Spring Equinox Observance and Egg Hunt - Sunday March 20
WEBINAR: Getting at the Root: White Supremacy in Our Communities and Ourselves
Wednesday, February 24, 6:30 PM - 6:00 PM CST. Join us for this Lenten webinar.
Allies for Racial Equity, in collaboration with the Church of the Larger Fellowship, is offering a series of free webinars this spring. The first two sessions will explore foundational ideas to countering oppression. In our racial justice work, it often seems like we face the same challenges, bump into similar themes, or learn certain lessons over and over and over again.
● Where are they rooted?
● How do we get unstuck?
● How can we help get one another unstuck?
Guided by Tema Okun's analysis of White Supremacy Culture and some of our own experiences, we'll explore creative solutions, tactics, and practices to build increasingly antiracist, anti-oppressive communities... from the inside out.