Church Work Day THIS Saturday
Join us this Saturday February 13 from 9am – 2 pm for our monthly church work day. Feel free to bring your lunch. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.
Hope to see you there!
Centering BIPOC Voices, February and March
By Robin Gray
On Saturday, February 13th at 3:30 PM the Centering BIPOC Voices group will meet the discuss “The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin and the documentary video “I Am Not Your Negro. The video is available on Netflix for those who have the service, and for small rental fees from other streaming sources. If you are going to have trouble accessing the video, please contact Susan Fleming (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let her know.
If you’d like to join any discussion and have not met with Centering BIPOC Voices before please contact Robin Gray (email@example.com) to be added to the mailing list and to receive important information for the group.
Looking ahead to March 13th the book under discussion will be “Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir” by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey. Kiese Laymon reviewed “Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir” for the New York Times, he wrote: “Memorial Drive” is, among so many other wondrous things, an exploration of a Black mother and daughter trying to get free in a land that conflates survival with freedom and womanhood with girlhood. It is also the story of Trethewey’s life before and after the day in 1985 when her mother was murdered by her ex-husband, Trethewey’s former stepfather, in the parking lot of her apartment complex on Atlanta’s Memorial Drive.”
By Arden Kelly
You are welcome to join us every Sunday from 3pm to 4pm EST on Zoom. We are a community of meditators who come together for a chance to center ourselves with calm and focus. Each week a member of the group leads the meditation, drawing from a variety of Buddhist thought. Our usual practice starts with a guided meditation or a passage reading while seated, followed by a walking meditation, then finishing with a silent meditation. At the conclusion, we share our experiences with each other.
Whether you are new or seasoned to the practice of meditation, all are welcome. Please email Ardenkelly@yahoo.com for the Zoom link invitation to be sent to you every Saturday.
Arden Kelly is a Director & Teaching Artist Acting/Voice & Speech/Voiceover/Singer pursuing a Masters in London
Me & White Supremacy Reflection Circle, Monday Evenings
“White supremacy is a system you have been born into. Whether or not you have known it, it is a system that has granted you unearned privileges, protection and power. What you receive for your whiteness comes at a steep cost for those who are not white.” says Layla F. Saad.
If you are interested in working through Layla F. Saad’s book, “Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor,” you’re in luck! Another group is starting up. We will meet on eight (8) Monday evenings, 7:30-8:30 pm, on Zoom, starting Monday, February 8th.
Through personal reflection, journaling, and sharing with a small group, we will be examining how the white supremacist culture has affected us personally and what we can do to help dismantle systemic racism. We will use The Circle Way to structure our group’s work.
If you wish to join us, please contact Jennifer Carver at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can go ahead and get the book and start reading. Be sure to purchase the book (which includes all the journaling prompts) and know that there is no need to purchase the guided journal.
February Women’s Lunch Bunch
Join the next Women’s Lunch Bunch gathering on Wednesday, February 17 for a time to share your joys, despair, recent activities, or frustrations. We begin at 11:30 am. If you arrive after 11:30 you may find that we have already gone into breakout rooms, but as soon as we can we will invite you to join one of those rooms. Bring something to eat or drink, or not.
If you cannot make it this month, we meet every month on the third Wednesday via Zoom. For a link to the meeting contact Linda Oaksford and she will add you to the mailing list.
Indwellers Group at UUCT
Adults 25-49 are invited to join Indwellers, a new cohort group for socialization, community connection and spiritual exploration.
You can look forward to a bimonthly Zoom discussion on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, social events, and community care. Join us for our next Zoom discussion on Tuesday, February 23 at 8 p.m.
Old Guys Lunch
The next Old Guys Lunch will be Wednesday February 24 at 11:30 am on the veranda of UUCT. Social distancing and current facility use guidelines will be followed. We will continue meeting every other Wednesday weather permitting.
If interested in joining this group or for more information, contact John Sample.
Christian Spirituality @ UUCT
Join us for a twice-monthly, Zoom Bible study. While each week’s Bible passage will be the focus of the meeting, the real purpose of Christian Spirituality is to create a friendly association, to give and receive support, and to find our lives expressed in the Bible.
Our meetings will be the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For zoom information contact Kay Stuart-Tilley at email@example.com. Our next meeting is February 24.
Executive Board Meeting
By Steve Urse
The Executive Board will meet next on Thursday, February 25 at 6:30 pm via zoom. Congregants are welcome to attend and to address the board. To do that or to receive the agenda contact President Rod Oldenburg firstname.lastname@example.org.
To receive past minutes contact Secretary Kristen Eliza Coyne. Not everyone knows that members can attend board meetings and have access to things like board agendas and minutes. UUCT’s Executive Board is committed to keeping you informed and involved in our church governance.