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UU103- UU History

Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 from 12:30 – 2:00pm

The Angel of Mercy and the Angel on the Battlefield: Healthcare Reformers and the Civil War
Dorothea Dix was raised Unitarian and joined with Quakers to learn how to speak out and improve prisons and healthcare for the mentally ill.  During the Civil War, she became the head of nursing for the Union Army.  Clara Barton was raised as a Universalist and, during the Civil War, collected supplies and nursed soldiers in the train stations and on the battlefields.  Both became outspoken organizers of mental and physical healthcare reform in the US, along with other Unitarians and Universalists.
Facilitated by Denise Benshoof
 
Visitors and members are invited to learn about Unitarian and Universalist histories, and how our combined histories impact who we are as UUs today.
Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunches.  Snacks will be provided.
 
This program is offered by the Membership Committee.
 
 

UUCG Book Club

Wednesday, February 27th at 7 PM

in the UUCG Library

This month’s selection is My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

“The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.

Here is the story of a precarious childhood, with an alcoholic father (who would die when she was nine) and a devoted but overburdened mother, and of the refuge a little girl took from the turmoil at home with her passionately spirited paternal grandmother. But it was when she was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes that the precocious Sonia recognized she must ultimately depend on herself.  She would learn to give herself the insulin shots she needed to survive and soon imagined a path to a different life.

With only television characters for her professional role models, and little understanding of what was involved, she determined to become a lawyer, a dream that would sustain her on an unlikely course, from valedictorian of her high school class to the highest honors at Princeton, Yale Law School, the New York County District Attorney’s office, private practice, and appointment to the Federal District Court before the age of forty. Along the way we see how she was shaped by her invaluable mentors, a failed marriage, and the modern version of extended family she has created from cherished friends and their children. Through her still-astonished eyes, America’s infinite possibilities are envisioned anew in this warm and honest book, destined to become a classic of self-invention and self-discovery.”

All are welcome to attend.  Please bring a snack to share with the group. 

 

Belief Explorers

Sunday, March 10th at 12:30pm

Belief Exploration is a group of Unitarian Universalists and others who are interested in exploring the sources of world faith traditions.

We have no prescribed theology and honor each person’s spiritual path toward enlightenment and reason. The focus of this group will continue to evolve over the course of the program year.

We invite you to join us if you have an interest in theological writings and would like to learn and share your views in an open, accepting environment.  We meet after the worship service on the second Sunday of each month in the Laboratory.

All are welcome.

 
 
Cosmic Cafe and Auction
Save the Date!

March 16th from 7:00 – 10:00pm

Join us for this Cosmic opportunity to create connections and community… Come enjoy an evening of fun, music, art, wine, tea, and interstellar connection among friends.  This is UUCG’s largest fundraiser of the year! 

The Cosmic Cafe and Auction is an adult event, childcare will be provided. 

We are still accepting donations!  Consider offering your time and talent by donating excursions, events, dinners, brunches, parties, hikes, bowling, play dates, game night, or sharing your skills … let your imagination go wild!  Offer something that brings people together, builds new connections, and sparks joy!  Donation forms are available on-line and on paper at UUCG. 

Questions?  Email the Auction Team at auction@uucg.org .