Pride Party 2024

Pride is a joyful celebration of all of the beautiful identities of our LGBTQ+ community. The UUFC Sexuality and Gender Diversity Justice Team invites all UUFC friends to join us for a Pride Party. Music, food, games and crafts will be available.

You do not have to identify as “queer” to attend. This is a family-friendly event open to allies and people of all backgrounds.

Volunteers needed to help with set up, clean up… and bringing snacks!

Learn about the Sexuality and Gender Diversity team at UUFC. and our justice work.

NOTE: there is no Queerly Beloved meet -up in June, due to our efforts to plan a pride party.

Queerly Beloved 5/19/24

Sunday, May 19th in the UUFC Social Hall

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

This month, we’ll have a casual potluck and some icebreaker games, hosted by Ginny and Linda! Come and get to know your queer community and make new friends! Bringing food is optional, but welcome! Join us! Allies are always welcome/you don’t have to identify as LGBTQ to attend.

Join LGBTQ+ folx and allies for social gatherings centered on queer issues and themes. We understand the importance of queer community, and our goal is to provide a safe space where people can find that sense of belonging right here in Corvallis. We meet monthly on the 3rd Sunday in the afternoon. All are welcome! Questions: connect@dreuucorvallis-org

QUEERLY BELOVED is an affinity group of UUFC. uucorvallis.org/queerly-beloved

Film: Where Can We Live in Peace?, 5/18

Saturday, May 18, 3:00 – 4:30 pm

in the UUFC Social Hall

Award-winning Canadian film maker Judy Jackson brings the moving story of the ABBA House migrant shelter in Celaya, Mexico. Founded by Pastor Ignacio it helps tens of thousands of migrants, many of whom are women and children. They are fleeing violence, crime, climate change and corruption in Latin America, and are desperately searching for a place where they can bring up their children in safety. Watch preview.

Hosted by the Immigrant and Refugee Support Team, a part of our Justice Council.

Faith-based climate action this week, 3/3/2024

Good News

Climate-action Opportunities

Of Note

Save the Date

Democracy Action Team: 

> First week of March: Letters will be ready.  VoteFwd.org.

> Letter Writing: Sun 10 Mar, 1:45 PM, (after the Action Lunch), UUFC Social Hall. We’re excited to have you join us, meet other volunteers and writers, ask questions, assist others in getting started, and bring your letters if you’ve received them.  We’ll bring extras.  We are excited to get started.  

Sustainability Town Hall: Volunteers needed for a variety of tasks in a number of time slots.  Sign up

2023 National Environmental ScorecardSenators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley both received perfect 100% scores. Thank Senators Wyden and MerkleyThree of our U.S. Representatives received perfect 100% scores: Bonamici, Hoyle, and Salinas! And our all-star climate champ, Rep. Blumenauer will retire after this term with a 95% lifetime score! On the other hand, Rep. Bentz received a whopping 0% (yikes), and Rep. Chavez-Deremer received a disappointing 31%.  Email your U.S. Representative.

Stepping Back: After three years as co-lead of CAT, I’m stepping back from that leadership role. I have thoroughly enjoyed leadership and I’m proud of what I’ve helped accomplish, but it’s time for new ideas and approaches.  I’ll stay engaged with CAT and continue to send out CATweek. 
Cheers, MichaelThe one thing we need more than hope is action. Once we start to act, hope is everywhere. Greta Thunberg

Spring Luncheon 3/30 – Cancelled

The Secure Housing and Food For All team and Ernest Cardona invite you to join us for a Spring Celebration Luncheon on Saturday, March 30th , 2024 at 1:00 p.m. The lunch will be served in the Social Hall and we’ll have access to the deck, weather permitting. Donations are $15.00 per person. After food costs, all donations will be gifted to the UUFC to support its efforts in housing and feeding our community.

We’ll be serving a fresh, seasonal Spring menu with interesting appetizers, entrée and dessert. Please see the contact form below for a full menu description and a link to send us a message about your interest.

We’ll need to know the number of guests in your party, your name, and your email address to send out a payment request.

See you all on March 30th !
Roberta Smith & Ernest Cardona

Menu

Gluten free and dairy free options will be available

Appetizers:
*Smoked salmon endive leaves
*Shrimp ceviche
*Mushroom toasts with goat cheese and fresh herbs
*Pickled radishes and red onions

First courses:
*Green salad with fresh spinach, avocado, marinated artichoke hearts, pickled
beets, toasted pine nuts, roasted sesame dressing, sesame seeds
*Fresh spring pea soup

Entree and sides:
*Chicken Francese with lemon sauce and capers
*Roasted asparagus with fresh parmagiano reggiano
*Rice pilaf

Dessert:
*Lemon posset with fresh berries

Justice Outreach for February

www.unityshelter.org

Our outreach offerings in February will support Unity Shelter, a local non-profit organization which provides emergency shelter and transitional housing, plus wrap around services for people who are without safe housing or shelter. Unity Shelter’s mission is to provide safe shelter through collaborative care.

Secure Housing and Food for All

The Secure Housing and Food for All team appreciates and thanks everyone who contributed money to We Care last month. If you are interested in working with We Care, please take a look at their job announcement below. Also, a big thank you to those who brought in food, coats and blanks for Southtown Food Bank and the Corvallis daytime Drop-in Center.

January 2024: We Care is now hiring for a part-time Intake Coordinator! See the Intake Coordinator job announcement for more information.

Fill out the and the Intake Coordinator Job application to apply, or email Kate@wecarecorvallis.org.

We look forward to seeing you at the Social Justice gathering on Friday February 2nd. Roz Keeney

Justice Theatre Auditions

Justice Theatre auditions are this Monday and Tuesday, January 29th and 30th, at 7pm in the social hall. No acting experience necessary! LGBTQ+ performers are particularly invited to audition.

Justice Theatre at UUFC presents Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker's "The Roaring Girl," adapted and directed by Britt Urey. Open Auditions January 29th and 30th.

EDI Book Discussion 1-29

Monday, January 29th, 7:00 pm on Zoom.

With the current controversy around the need for reparations, the UUA common read, On Repentance and Repair, Making Amends in an Unapologetic World, by Danya Ruttenberg offers us an opportunity to explore what true reparation or restitution can be in our public institutions and our own lives. Join us for a timely conversation as we explore Ruttenberg’s book 7-8:30 PM, Monday, January 29th.

Let us know if you need assistance locating this important book.

Contact Elona Meyer to recieve the zoom link.

Organized by the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Team, a member of the UUFC Justice Council.

Secure Housing and Food For All Meeting, 1/21

The Secure Housing and Food for All Justice Team is meeting this Sunday 1/21 at 11:30 in the Gallery of the sanctuary. (okay to bring in coffee). Information about the Warming Centers open the past few days.And planning for the Justice Council meeting on 2/2/24.

Questions: Roberta Smith robertasmith2@gmail.com or elonameyer@icloud.com