Gallery Art,  January 14 – February 18

View our UU Friends and Member show in our Langhinrichs Art Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Sunday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. except on Tuesday.

Chili & Cornbread cook-off, Saturday, February 17, 6-8 PM

The chili cookers and cornbread bakers are set.  Here comes the “easy button” for everyone else: come on Saturday, February 17 (6-8 pm), purchase tickets, vote for your favorite chili, and otherwise kick back and enjoy yourself.  For your entertainment, there will be special music by resident celebrities* and games.  If that isn’t enough, there will be a door prize, a 50-50 raffle, and a special awards ceremony for our two Cook-off winners.

This night will not only support the UUCFW but also the African/African-American Museum.  10% of all profits will be shared with them.  If you don’t know much about the museum, check out the temporary display at the Meetinghouse.

Come out, bring your family and friends, and support two great organizations!  Please see Terri Swim if you have any questions.

 

Free State of Jones, Tuesday, February 27, 6 PM

The Racial Justice Study Group is bringing a wonderful opportunity for members and friends of the congregation to learn about the history of the racial divide in the United States during the Civil War.  Please join us on Tuesday, February 27th at 6 PM here at the Meetinghouse to view the riveting “R” rated movie “Free State of Jones” which is based on an incredible true story.

Matthew McConaughey stars in this epic true story of defiant Southern farmer Newt Knight and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy during the Civil War.  Despite overwhelming odds, Knight banded together with other small farmers and local slaves and launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy creating a Free State of Jones. A “Must See” movie!!

Sisters in Good Company, Thursday, Feb. 22, 6 PM Potluck & Crafts

Come to our first meeting of the year – join us for a Potluck Dinner, conversation, and crafts.

ArtVenture: Chicago, Saturday, April 14, 2018

Our Langhinrichs Gallery Committee is sponsoring another ArtVenture: Chicago trip set for Saturday, April 14, 2018.  Registration form 18-04-14 Chicago registration.  Cost is $50 per person, wish a $5 per person discount if registered and paid by Thursday, March 15.

Racial Justice Study Group, February 18, March 4, and March 18 at 12 PM

Come join the Racial Justice Study Group to begin to understand how our faith calls us to promote equity and compassion in human relations after church at 12 in the Choir Room.  You are welcome to bring your lunch. Contact Kira Downey or Rebecca Reeder with questions.

“Just Mercy” book study, February 11 & 25, March 11, 3:00-4:30 PM

Join a group of UUs as we read and discuss Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. Bryan Stevenson was the Ware Lecturer at the 2017 GA and Just Mercy was the Congregation Read for the UUA in 2015. We will meet for three 90-minute sessions using the UUA Study guide. Sunday 3-4:30 PM, Feb. 11 & 25 and March 11. Contact Dennis Shipley for further information.