Announcements

Calendar

Sun 6/2, after the service. Annual Meeting (more information below)

Mon 6/3, DIMH dinner. Head Chef: Leigh Hesseltine

Sun 6/9, 11:30am. Social Justice Committee meeting

Wed 6/19, 6:30-8:30pm. Board Meeting

all Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm. Mindfulness Meditation at CBS


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Good to Know

Annual Meeting – The Annual meeting will held be after the service on Sunday June 2nd.  We will be voting for the following board members: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and two Members at Large.  We will also vote for one Leadership Development Committee member. We will be voting on the budget for our next year, and we will be voting on the Emeritus Status for Reverend Greg Chute.

Pride Month – Pride month will be celebrated during June throughout the State with many events, parades and remembrances. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, the event often credited as the start of the fight for gay rights in the United States. To celebrate this milestone anniversary and Pride month, Molly Keogh and Ricky Shehorn are planning a special worship service and celebration on Sunday, June 16 at UUCD. We would like to include all our congregants who identify as LGBTQ+ in the planning and delivery of the service. Please contact Molly or Ricky if you would like to be involved.

UUCD Endowment Fund – As we prepare to celebrate our 10-year anniversary, the UUCD Board felt this would be a good time to build a broader and stronger foundation for our congregation’s future. To help achieve that, at our Charter Anniversary Worship Service on Sunday the 17 th of March, we will initiate the UUCD Endowment Fund by directing all monies received in the offering of that Service to the Endowment Fund. This fund will be administered by the UUCD Board and maintained in a special account, independent of our operations account that is supported by our pledge payments and other plate collections.

The Endowment Fund will grow from contributions that may be associated with special events in our personal lives – such as birthdays, weddings and anniversaries, and other times of celebration. It can also grow from gifts provided by thoughtful generous people who include UUCD in their Will. Donors may receive special acknowledgement, if desired and as appropriate. This Endowment Fund will be used only for special purposes such as capital projects and programs that support the vision and mission of UUCD.

Diners Club – Diners Club – Yes indeed, we’re back! We plan to schedule a dinner out at a local restaurant about every other month. Any and everyone (including kids of all ages) are invited to join in good food and great conversation. It’s another way to get to know people in our UUCD community better. If you’re interested, please contact Greg at: pastoruucd@gmail.com.

Minister Search Committee – Our Minister Search Committee (Susan, Molly, Leigh, and Laura) is working with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark’s committee to hire a joint minister.

Calling All Singers! – We are starting the UUCD choir up again and would love to have you join!  We will practice on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m., for three or four weeks before each scheduled performance (We’re planning only three or four performances this year.)  If interested, let Julie Price or Sheryl Winsby know. Looking forward to a great year of singing!

Mindfulness Practice Group – Our group is formally registered as the ST. JONES RIVER LOTUS SANGHA with the Mindfulness Bell, a publication of Plum Village. Plum Village, France is the home of the monastic order who practice in the tradition and teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and teacher.  A Sangha is a community which strives to live in harmony and awareness. We welcome all to enjoy peace as we practice with guided, silent and walking meditation.

We meet at CBS in the main sanctuary every Wednesday. Our practice time is 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The sessions include a variety of activities designed to bring us to the present moment. We consider the teachings of our teacher Thich Nhat Hahn as we breathe, sit, walk and listen.  No experience is needed as we review the basics at each session. We also practice deep listening, guided meditation and silent meditation. Our hope is to take this practice into our daily lives bringing peace to ourselves and others. There is no fee and no prior experience is necessary.  For further information, please contact Molly Keogh.

DIMH Dinners – The first Monday of each month UUCD members prepare and serve dinner at the Dover Interfaith Men’s Home (DIMH). Prior to the meal, we gather and listen as some residents share joys and concerns. After serving, we join them for dinner. Kitchen clean-up is the responsibility of the residents. Those of us who have been part of this experience return to help because we realize we are gaining as much or more than we are giving. Each month, one person serves as “head chef,” and is responsible for planning the menu and gathering all necessary ingredients. If you would like to serve as head chef, contact Sara Russell.