San Miguel Social Justice Foundation, 6/23

Many of us know a little about the UU congregation of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, because of our connections there through Nora Cohen and Donn Zellet, who are members of that congregation as well as the UUFC. The San Miguel congregation supports a Social Justice Foundation which is involved in a wide variety of justice projects in and around San Miguel. Would you like to know more about this work? Donn Zellet will present a video about it on Sunday, June 23, after the Sunday service, with time for questions and discussion. All are welcome.

Vegan Potluck, 6/23

5:30 pm. in the Social Hall

Whole Food Plant Based Potluck (4th Sundays)

Join us for a potluck exploring how to eat more Whole Foods Plant Based meals. It’s new! It’s confusing! It’s good for our health and our planet. No experience needed, and No Food Shaming!

Whether you are a long-time plant-based eater, or have never heard of this before, you are welcome here. Let’s eat, laugh, and learn together. Children welcome.

Bring a dish to share, in which all ingredients are plants:  Plants: Grains, Beans, Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts & Seeds, Herbs & Spices. Not Plants: Animal flesh, fluids, and unborn young.

Need ideas for recipes? Hosted by Ann Marchant.

Celebration of Life for LMarie Murphy, 6/27

2:00 PM at the Fellowship

Family and friends of “Murphy” invite you to share in the celebration of her life on Thursday, June 27th, at 2 PM at the Fellowship.

EDI Read and Discuss Event, 6/24

June 24th, 7-8:30 PM, we’re exploring the multiple award-winning and NYT best-seller book, The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson, to help us grasp more fully how the “great migration” changed America. Please contact Elona Meyer for more information and the Zoom link.

Outreach Offerings in June

Our outreach offerings for the month of June will once again support Flaming Chalice International, the non-profit organization founded by Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana to support both Burundian Unitarian refugees and Unitarians within Burundi. Our contributions help support job training, scholarships, housing and food for refugees, social justice projects focused on women’s health and dignity, and maintaining clean water supplies in remote villages. The Fellowship has been part of this international partnership for more than ten years. Our support makes a difference in lives of many Burundians and in the health and growth of global UUism.

Pride Day in Albany, 6/22

June 22 is Pride Day in Albany—a big wonderful party with performers, information, advocacy. Joyce Marvel-Benoist and JF Benoist have been hosting a Support Booth each year on the lawn near the stage.
This booth makes space for people to come get a snack, relax and create some calm, ask for support, feel accepted.

We are looking for helpers that day for 2-3 hour shifts. You must be emotionally mature, and good at being present and calm and welcoming.

Contact Joyce at 808-756-2703 if you can be supportive all day that day.