"Journey Towards a Dream"
“Journey Toward a Dream”, scheduled to take place March 28 at 4:30 p.m., is designed to be family-friendly, engaging, and provocative. The event will consist of special activities, discussion, and a participatory worship with ritual, music, and a walking meditation. Childcare will be provided for our youngest children. We are requesting a $5/family or $3/individual to cover the cost of dinner. Sign up either on-line (http://goo.gl/forms/ykVazSzY3I) or at the table in Freeman Hall after each service the next two weeks. The deadline is Thursday, March 26.
A Passover Seder to Celebrate Freedom
Every Spring Jews around the world gather to commemorate the Exodus from Egypt over 3,000 years ago. This story of liberation from slavery is told and remembered through a special service called the Seder and a festive meal. Passover Seders have long been associated with social justice, freedom and a spirit of welcoming. Because our Unitarian Universalist values also commend these values, hosting a Seder seemed like a natural way for UUs who draw from Judaism as an important source to share the wisdom of this tradition with the entire congregation. On Saturday, April 4 beginning at 4:00 p.m. we will gather as a community to conduct an intergenerational Seder complete with readings from the Hagaddah, which contains the order of prayers, rituals, readings and songs associated with the commemoration. Adults and children of all ages are invited to participate. Please sign up at: http://goo.gl/HNvQvR or at the Adult Programming Table in the Freeman Hall.
It's Time to Purchase Your Auction Tickets
Tickets are now being sold for the AH-HA! Social Justice Auction fundraiser on May 2. You can purchase them online at the auction website, biddingowl.com/uuccauction, or on Sundays after services in Freeman Hall. They are $10 each now and will be $15 at the door (no charge for volunteers). You can pay with cash, check or credit card in Freeman Hall. Remember that all money raised will be distributed as grants to local organizations working to end homelessness and push for affordable housing. We promise an evening of good food, fun and fellowship. If you have any questions or comments about the auction, please contact co-chairs Craig Miller at or Trish Bernard Hevey.
Members, Visitors and Youth
If you have not yet participated in a meeting with the Vision Steering Team in 2015, please sign up to attend a session between services (10:30 – 11:15 am) on March 29, April 12, April 19, or April 26. You will be provided information and an opportunity to give feedback. Each session will be limited to 15 participants. You can reserve a space to attend a session by signing up on a sheet in Freeman Hall or online through SignUpGenius at the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4baaa92ca7ff2-sunday.
Come Put Your Principles Into Practice
Our Social Justice team is sponsoring a UUCC Multi-Generational Volunteer Action Day on Saturday, April 18th from 8:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. Please visit the social justice table in Freeman Hall after services to sign up for one of the six available volunteer opportunities or check out the current issue of Voices to sign-up electronically.
Read About What’s Going On…
Voices newsletter is published bi-weekly and mailed to the members of the UUC Charlotte congregation. The most recent 4 issues can be always be found here for you to download either as an alternative to receiving an issue in the mail or if you need to refer to an earlier issue.