Voter Turnout Effort
Members of our congregation will be joined by members of the Piedmont UU congregation in a Voter Turnout effort coordinated by Democracy NC. We will meet for training on Saturday, November 1 at 8:30 a.m. in the Bernstein Room, go out into the community, and return to the UUCC at 1 p.m. for a brief wrap-up. If you’d like to participate, please contact Jay Leach.
TED for the Soul (Evening Version)
What assumptions do you cling to? This evening's Ted Talk speaker suggests we reconsider economic and social models based on defensiveness, and instead trust. Join us in the Bernstein Room on Tuesday November 4 at 7:00 p.m. to watch the talk and discuss how we may apply this message to our own lives. All are welcome.
"All Things Considered"
The United States is often referred to as a nation built by immigrants. But in recent years, the debate over the country's immigration laws has reached a boiling point. Some argue that immigrants help the economy; others say they take jobs away from Americans. As the U.S. continues to recover from the Great Recession, is it time to make a distinction between low-skilled and highly skilled immigrants? Our All Things Considered discussion on Wednesday, November 5 will follow the screening of a previous Intelligence Squared U.S. broadcast on NPR in which four experts took on the topic, facing off two against two in an Oxford-style debate over the motion "Don't Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses" — a twist on the phrase from the famous verse inscribed on the Statue of Liberty.
First Friday Game Night and Potluck
Come one, come all for this FUN Community Building event. We will gather for a potluck meal in Freeman Hall on Friday, November 7 at 6:00 p.m. The games FOR ALL AGES will begin at 6:50 p.m. We hope you’ll join us for this intergenerational event.
Discovering the UUCC
If you are a new or prospective member interested in learning more about Unitarian Universalism, the UUCC, and membership responsibilities, please join us for Discovering the UUCC on Saturday, November 8. Facilitated by Rev. Jay Leach, this session begins at 9:00 a.m. with a light breakfast and registration. The program follows from 9:30 to 12:30 p.m., covering our philosophy, history, programs, and organization. Along with several other participants, you will learn about our diverse religious heritage and what common beliefs Unitarian Universalists share. Childcare is provided. To register, please sign up on Sunday morning at the Visitor’s Table in Freeman Hall or contact
Kristie Lauderbaugh. If you need childcare, please indicate the number of children and ages.
Envisioning Our Future: A Congregational Conversation
Please join the UUCC Vision Steering Team on Sunday, November 23, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary for a conversation about the Vision Process. The first part of the agenda will include introductions of the Team, a background of the Vision Process, a review of your input on the vision objectives/questions, and a review of the Team's research of current and projected demographics for the Charlotte Metropolitan/Metrolina area, including data about religion. You will then have an opportunity to participate in discussions about the information provided and to share your knowledge and observations to help with this important process. This will be the first of many opportunities for you to participate in the Vision Process. If you have questions and/or comments, please talk with a Vision Steering Team member or send an email to WhyVision@uuccharlotte.org.
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