Imagine Peace – Upcoming Sunday Service

What does PEACE mean to you? no war? Good relations with your neighbors? a life with enough for everyone? Would you like to be part of a Sunday service on July 14 to talk about what peace means to us now? The objective is to explore what might a world at peace look like in 2050? Whatever you think, your opinion is welcome to the conversation. Please let Rev. Jill McA know.

And an invitation to action: The prime minister of Israel, “an obstacle to peace”*, will speak to the US Congress on Wednesday July 24. As a sanction against that honor, a UU peace group invites you to join in continuing the discussion “IMAGINE PEACE” at the same time as the speech to Congress. UUFC member Bill Glassmire has more information.

*Win Without War says that Senator Chuck Schumer has called Benjamin Netanyahu “an obstacle to peace”.

UUFC Building Project Phase One Coming Soon!

The process of undertaking a building renovation and expansion project has taken us quite a few years, and a long and winding road. But we are getting close to starting the work! Phase One is the renovation of the classroom wing for safety and stability – to meet fire and earthquake codes – and to update/upgrade some of the windows, floors and walls. The estimated / hoped for start date is now September (still some questions to answer and city permit to be acquired). Our prep work is starting now. In order for renovations to be done on that wing, we have to EMPTY the building. (Move everything out. Everything.) That will be a big job.

Our first need is to find out who among us has and would be willing to lend storage space for 3-4 months – a rooms worth, perhaps, or some boxes. We’re looking for as much donated storage space as possible; then we’ll rent space only if needed. Do you have basement /garage / shed, or other space to share? Please contact Wolfgang Dengler, wolfdengler1@gmail.com.

And, get ready to sign up to help with moving, room by room, probably starting in July.

Family Night at the Ballpark! 7/28

5:00 PM at Goss Stadium (on OSU Campus)

Bring the whole family to the ballpark on July 28th and sit with your UU friends! This is a fun, laid-back place to get to know the other families in our community while your kids scream-sing along with Journey at the top of their lungs. If you’re not a family, but you want to get to know our families, come sit with us! All are welcome! 

The game starts at 5 at Goss Stadium (on OSU campus). Purchase your General Admission tickets in advance or at the ticket booth, and we will meet inside in section 2. PLEASE REGISTER to let us know how much space we should save and to receive a text if our seating location necessarily changes at the last minute. If fewer than 3 families register, we will cancel this event via text.

If you have children or youth who would like to attend, but the cost is an obstacle, please contact Skyla (dre@uucorvallis.org) and we’ll get you taken care of. 

Celebration of Life for Louise Ferrell, 8/11

2:00 PM at the Fellowship

All are invited as we gather to remember and celebrate the life of Louise Ferrell on Sunday, August 11 at 2 PM, at the Fellowship.

UUA Common Read Book Group 7/15-8/5

Mondays July 15-August 5th, 11-12:30 on the social hall deck.
REGISTER HERE!

The 2023-34 UU Common Read is On Repentance and Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World (Beacon Press, 2022).

This Common Read offers a glimpse into one of our faith’s foundational sources, Judaism. Readers follow the author, Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, into a framework for making amends offered by the 12th century Jewish physician and scholar, Maimonides.

Written for people of any or no faith tradition, On Repentance and Repair introduces practices for accountability that can bring us into wholeness and make a difference in our personal, community, and national relationships.

This 4-part book discussion is offered as a brown bag lunch series, so bring your lunch and join us on the back deck for discussion.

Session 1: Meet Maimonides

Session 2: Repentance and Repair in Our Lives and Relationships 

Workshop 3: Repentance and Repair in Our Covenanted Communities 

Workshop 4: Repentance and Repair to Transform Our World 

Contact Skyla King-Christison with questions or if you need assistance with the purchase of the book.

Celebration of Life for Joyce Spain, 6/29

Jim Spain and his family invite Fellowship members to join them in a Celebration of Life for Joyce Spain, who died in February.

The service will be at the Fellowship on Saturday, June 29, beginning at 11 AM.

Sangha Jewel Center Open House, 6/29

Sangha Jewel Zen Center Open House & Book Sale!

All are Welcome!

Saturday, June 29th, 10am-1pm

Come see the Zen Center! Get a tour, ask questions, learn about our offerings, have tea, check out the book sale, enjoy a musical offering, learn meditation, and build community!

Come anytime from 10am-1pm. Questions? hello@corvalliszencircle.co

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