Please join us for this year’s annual Holiday Play, Kamp Kristmas, written and directed by Jeffrey Hatcher: Melissa Carmichael hates Christmas, and her anti-Holiday spirit is driving everyone nuts. Then Melissa’s car breaks down in Christmaston where she ends up being indoctrinated “the holiday way.”
Tickets go on sale this Sunday! There are two performances at 2PM and 7PM on Sunday, December 22. Adult/Child/Senior, $12/$7/$7 Group of 10+, $5 per person. For a $2 discount, bring canned goods to be donated to Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners.
Interfaith Outreach Sleep Out – Help Us Reach Our Goal!
Why support the Sleep Out? Sleep Out dollars make a life-changing difference: “Interfaith’s Project Success program has given my family a chance to evolve into the best version we can be.” –Alison, program participant.
We have just three weeks left to successfully complete our 2019 Sleep Out campaign and raise $2,600,000 by Dec. 31. If you haven’t already, please consider making a donation today at iocp.org/sleepout.
Give a Gift that Matters!
A tribute gift to the Sleep Out is the perfect way to celebrate that special person who reminds you that you belong, while offering hope and help for a neighbor at risk of homelessness. Your gift passes on the message that the holidays are more about giving than receiving and provides hope and help to struggling families and kids. Make a Sleep Out gift in honor of your loved one today at iocp.org/tribute. Continue reading →
The UUCM Board has heard that we need to share more information with the congregation about our ongoing ministerial search. Based on the Board Listening Sessions which were held last month, we learned a great deal, and are working hard to formulate the congregational goals for choosing our next minister. These last weeks of December bring a slow down in official activities. But in early January 2020 we will be updating you on the specifics of this unfolding process.
The UUCM Board of Trustees
Sunday, January 12 from 3:00-5:00 PM
In moments of moral crisis, Unitarian Universalists know we are called to show up. And 2020 is one of those moments. Not all of us can vote, but all of us can be part of organizing to help move the country to #VoteLove and #DefeatHate. On Sunday, January 12, UUs from across the country will gather as a virtual community for the UU the Vote Launch Event. Join us at UUCM for the Zoom watch party followed by a discussion on how our church can support the campaign. Learn more at uuthevote.org.
Visit uucmtka.org and scroll to the bottom of our Worship page to listen to sermons, guest speakers and musical performances from past UUCM services. New uploads are added regularly – check back often!
Awe can be a rather slippery notion for us. It’s easy in this world we inhabit to stay plugged into a life that leaves little room for the miraculous around us, either because we’re philosophically averse to admitting there’s anything beyond our ken, or simply because we’re hustling too hard to notice there’s much beyond the next task, the next appointment, the next bill that needs paying. There are many reasons why it isn’t hard at all to live small and foreshortened lives.
Church exists to break into and through this feature of modern life and shake us out of our torpor. Church is here to grab us by the metaphorical shoulders, jump up and down, and point at the moon and say “do you see that!” Church is here to gesture around the wide world and say “we are part of all of this!” In other words, church is here to poke, prod, cajole, and otherwise encourage us to cultivate more awe in our lives as a way to wake up to the wonder of the world and find our place in it. Continue reading →
Can you be a Team Teacher this spring, rotating with other Teachers to lead RE class sessions? The commitment would be 10 Sundays Jan. 19th – May 10th (5 Sundays leading the lesson, 5 Sundays supporting another Teacher as they lead and 5 Sundays off). We need 2 Teachers for each of these age groups: Birth-Kindergarten, 1st/2nd grade and 3rd/4th. Click here to see the job description and contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Thank you for considering if you can help make RE possible for the children of UUCM 🙂