Looking for Speakers to Share at July 2 Service—What does it mean to be patriotic today? Is being patriotic in conflict with our faith? These are complex questions to which there is no easy answer. For our July 2nd service, we will be exploring together the themes of patriotism and faith. If you have a short reflection or story on this theme that you’d like to share at the service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday School Update—Our Sunday School summer break begins on 6/25. The Nursery will be open for childcare all summer. Questions? email@example.com.
UCC General Synod in Baltimore, 7/2—If you’d like to reserve space on a bus to the Sunday afternoon service (where we’ll worship with thousands of UCC members from across the country), RSVP ASAP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Survey— You’ll soon be receiving a church survey via email. We want to know more about each member’s preferences and priorities, so please take ten minutes to fill it out. In our congregation, every voice and opinion matters: we want yours! Paper copies available by request.
Summer Social Documentary Film Series, Anne Braden: Southern Patriot, 7/19—Join us to watch and discuss this 2012 documentary about the woman Martin Luther King, Jr. named as one of only five southern whites he could count as allies. In this film, Braden (who died in 2006) recalls 60 years of activism that intersected and linked issues of race with civil liberties, class, gender, sexuality, economic justice, environmentalism and peace: www.annebradenfilm.org. This is the second in a series of three films in our “Who Is My Neighbor?” film series.
Summer Social Documentary Film Series, Call Me Malcolm, 8/16—The third and final film in our “Who Is My Neighbor?” series is an amazing story of the human spirit and the liberating struggle to realize and express one’s truest sense of self. This brave film offers us a glimpse into Malcolm’s life and into the lives of others who identify as transgender, showing how shame and fear can be overcome by grace, compassion and knowledge: www.callmemalcolm.com.
Cookbook Library—The Mission & Social Action Committee is collecting cookbooks for St. Paul’s Food Pantry, especially: Spanish or Asian language, special diets (diabetic, etc.) easy to read/make, and low budget. Please NO: gourmet cookbooks, magazines, loose recipes, or recipes with alcohol. The collection bin is in the parlor. Questions? email@example.com.
Mid-Year Congregational Lunch, 8/27