Bird Watching & Identification – every Monday
Would you like to know the names of the birds visiting your feeders? Ed & Cynthia Powers are at Fox Island every Monday from 10-12 doing Project FeederWatch from the comfortable surroundings of the Vera Dulin observation building. They would welcome any visitors (park admission $2). “To know their names is a beginning.” They’ll be there, weather permitting. Call Ed or Cynthia at 638-4291 with any questions.
Gallery Artist – through Feb 17th
The current exhibit in the Langhinrichs Gallery is “Telling a Story From the Collection” by Maureen Shaugnessy and Friends from Jan 13th through Feb 17th, 2020. Hours for the Gallery are: 9 AM- 1 PM, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, or by appointment. Contact Cathie Rowand, 580-6457, for more information.
Friday Night at the MUUvies – Jan 17th, 7 PM
The HUUManists and Free Thought Fort Wayne are hosting another Friday Night at the MUUvies from 7-9 PM at the meetinghouse. This month’s movie is Bollywood film p.k. (Tipsy). From IMDb “This Rajkumar Hirani directed film tells the story of a stranger in the city who asks questions no one has asked before. Known only by his initials, P.K.’s innocent questions and childlike curiosity will take him on a journey of love, laughter and letting-go”.
Just Mercy Outing – Jan 25th
The HUUmanists in Action Group – second & fourth Sundays, 12 PM
We meet every second and fourth Sunday in the Choir room – grab a snack and join us around 11:45 or noon. Our next meeting is January 26th.
Sisters in Good Company Movie Night – Thursday, Jan. 30, 6:30 PM
Sisters in Good Company starts the year off with the film “Fried Green Tomatoes” at the meetinghouse. Bring a snack to share! About the film: On one of trapped housewife Evelyn Couch’s (Kathy Bates) Wednesday nursing home visits, she encounters Ninny Threadgoode (Jessica Tandy), a colorful old woman who brightens Evelyn’s outlook by sharing tales from her past. As Ninny recounts the exploits of her free-spirited sister-in-law Idgie (Mary Stuart Masterson), owner of a small Alabama café in the 1920s, and the bond Idgie shared with her friend Ruth (Mary-Louise Parker), Evelyn gains the confidence to change her own life for the better.
Racial Justice Team meetings – first Sundays, 12-1:30 PM
The Racial Justice Team invites you to set aside the first Sunday of the month after church in the Choir room to participate in conversations regarding concerns about 21st century discrimination, oppression and racism. Grab your coffee and snack after service and join them in the choir room. Newbies welcome! Our next meeting is February 2 with the topic Look Who’s Voting with guest speakers Maye Johnson (Voter Registration Board), Bill Moreau (Indiana Citizen).
The election of 2020 may be the most important one in many years. Our Fifth Principle “…the use of the democratic process within our congregation and in society at large,” leads us to act to empower others to make their voices heard through voting. Come learn more about the history of roadblocks to voting, especially among people of color, current concerns about registration and voting challenges, and ways we can get involved to help get out the vote. Lunch will be catered by Moe’s (free will offering appreciated). After lunch we will convene in the sanctuary with a panel of local experts including Maye Johnson, Voter Registration Board; Bill Moreau, The Indiana Citizen; Andy Downs, Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics. Presentations from 12:30-1:30 followed by Q & A 1:30-2:30. Contact Elaine Kirchner to make reservations or sign up on the Eventbrite invitation circulating through our social media. Other dates/topics: Mar. 1- Reflections on the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center trip; May 3- 2017 UUA WARE Lecture. If you would like to help with planning and projects, the group works on those on the third Sunday. To be added to the email list or for more information, contact Rebecca Reeder.
Sisters in Good Company Book Group – Feb. 9,
Join Sisters in Good Company for their next book discussion and Potluck on Anne Youngson’s book “Meet Me at the Museum“. In Denmark, Professor Anders Larsen, an urbane man of facts, has lost his wife and his hopes for the future. On an isolated English farm, Tina Hopgood is trapped in a life she doesn’t remember choosing. Both believe their love stories are over.Brought together by a shared fascination with the Tollund Man, subject of Seamus Heaney’s famous poem, they begin writing letters to one another. And from their vastly different worlds, they find they have more in common than they could have imagined. As they open up to one another about their lives, an unexpected friendship blooms. But then Tina’s letters stop coming, and Anders is thrown into despair. How far are they willing to go to write a new story for themselves? Questions: Contact Cathie Rowand, 260-580-6457.
Hospitality Volunteers Needed
Each Sunday you (as an individual or as a family) may choose from three categories: Setup, Food & Beverage, and Cleanup. Please sign up by going to our SignUp.com link. Please call Bev Brown if you have any questions (260-479-9612). Thank you.
Flower Sign Up
If you’d like to remember a special date or a special someone, use the link on SignUp.com. Reminders will be sent. Thanks for adding to the beauty of our service through flowers!
Scrip cards are ordered on the 15th and 30th of each month. See any of the Scrip team (Kathi Weiss, Patty Davis, or Susan Wenger) at church on Sunday mornings or email them.