Upcoming Events of Interest


Learn MORE at Social Action Events; Adult Enrichment and District and National UUA site



Building & Grounds Improvement Day, Saturday, February 25 from 9 AM into the early afternoon. Larger projects will focus on cleaning and repairing the sanctuary chairs, and consolidating and organizing the Sextons' supplies, organizing the basement, and general cleaning. We also plan to rehang loose radiator covers, so any efforts that can be offered by those with carpentry skills or interest in helping will be appreciated.

Please come and participate for any amount of time you can. If you are new to the church, these improvement days are good opportunities to get to know people by working alongside them. Children are welcome. Lunch will be provided for those who stay. Please sign up on the poster in the lobby so we have an idea how many volunteers to expect.

Contact Dan Chase with questions or ideas for other projects at 799-9087 or dpchase26@gmail.com.



Sunday, February 26, 12:30 - 2:00 pm, A2U2 Sanctuary 

LEARN ABOUT BEING HOMELESS
and what you can do to help. 


Soup and crackers supplied by the Social Action Committee

Bring salads and/or desserts, if you would like.

*    Hear about homelessness from people who have experienced it

*    Learn what is the best thing to do when you encounter a homeless person asking for help

*    Find out about what you can do to help end homelessness

 

WHO SHOULD COME:  Any youth and adults who want to find out how they can help end homelessness in Maine

 

PRESENTERS:

*   Jan Bindas-Tenney, Advocacy Director for Preble Street

*   Members of Homeless Voices for Justice, people who have formerly or are currently experiencing homelessness



 


Black Lives Matter Banner Discussion
Sunday, March 12th 12:30 in the Sanctuary 
 
In March, we will join many of the UU congregations around the country by hanging a banner on the exterior of our building that declares: BLACK LIVES MATTER.  
 
You might be wondering: Why we are doing this?  What is BLACK LIVES MATTER all about?  Is this movement anti-police? or Don’t all lives matter?  Perhaps you want to know how to get involved in the Black Lives Matter movement and are looking for ways to take action.  
 
Whether you oppose hanging a banner, support it, or are unsure, you are invited to an information session and discussion facilitated by intern minister, Israel Buffardi on March 12th at 12:30.  Our intention is to create a nonjudgemental space for exploration.  



During the month of March, Project Feed has been selected by Hanford to receive $.25 direct donation from each purchase of the "Fight Hunger” reusable bags sold at the Hannaford Store at 295 Forest Ave. (That is the big one downtown near Back Cove).  So if you or others you know have a reason to stock up on reusable bags, March is the time.


SOCIAL ACTION IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE JOY AND TO SUPPORT ILAP (THE IMMIGRANT LEGAL ADVOCACY PROJECT):


Classical yoga aims to help the mind to cease to fluctuate so that we can relax and experience more joy in our lives. In this class, Sophia Maamouri will assist us in joining minds and bodies together in order to focus our intentions on relaxation and peace. Sophia is an immigrant living in our community who is offering this class as a way to help other immigrants in these difficult times. All people are welcome. No experience is necessary. The class will be followed by a pot luck for socializing and sharing with one another.


Friday, March 24, 2017 (5:45 Sign In, 6:00 – 7:30 Class, 7:30 Potluck dinner and socializing)

Suggested donation - $15 (or more). To register e-mail Sophia at blueheronsynergy@gmail.com

If you are unable to attend but would like to support this fundraiser, please make checks payable to ILAP and forward to Carol Larson or leave in the Social Action mailbox in the foyer.




Upcoming Class: Big Questions with intern minister Israel Buffardi

Monday evenings 7:00PM April 3-May 1

 

Do you ever find yourself wrestling with big questions about life, the universe, and everything?  Intern minister Israel Buffardi will be facilitating a class where participants will explore, discuss, and develop personal beliefs on the big theological questions we all face.  

 

Topics covered will include big questions like: personal spirituality and god, death and dying, and the meaning of life. 

 

5 Week Class, will run Monday Evenings at 7:00 PM Dates: 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1

 

Everyone is welcome, but please register by Sunday 3/26 to attend.  Email israel@a2u2.org to register. 




The A2U2 Knitting Ministry meets on the 4th Monday of each month, 2:30 - 4:00 PM.  All knitters are welcome to join us as we knit "Prayer Shawls" for members and friends who are in need of comfort and support from our church community. We welcome new members.