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SUNDAY SERVICE (VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM)
July 25, 2021 - 10:30 AM
“What’d I Miss?”
Rev. Janet Onnie
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Rev. Janet Onnie
Minister, Tri-County Unitarian Universalists
President, Florida Chapter UU Ministers Assn.
Living to Delight the Holy
Sunday, July 25:
10:30- “What’d I Miss?”
Monday, July 26:
Tuesday, July 27:
Wednesday, July 28:
7:00- Mid-Week Musings
Thursday: July 29:
Friday, July 30:
Saturday, July 31:
Sunday, August 1:
10:30- “Running Through the Thistles"
Click HERE for our TriUU Community Bulletin Board
Click HERE for Rev. Janet Onnie's retirement notice.
Click HERE for the
Minutes from Annual Meeting of 3/28/21
Click HERE for the
June 2021 Board of Trustees meeting minutes
YOUR CURRENT BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Nancy Garrison, President
Suzanne Seitz, Vice President
Jake Bishop, Treasurer
Carole Jackson, Secretary
Peggy Roberts, Trustee
Helene Kirschbaum, Trustee
Gail Newstein, Trustee
This past Friday, July 16th between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. was designated as the “Tri-UU Annual Indoor Clean Up Event”. Tasks such as cleaning windows, tables, chairs, and kitchen appliances, touch-up painting, dusting, organizing shelves and cabinets, and many more tasks were accomplished. Multiple dedicated volunteers gave up several hours of their time, using their muscles to clean and make our gathering space “sparkle”.
Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers from the bottom of our hearts:
John/Suzanne Seitz, Tim/Ann McCusker, Ivett Garza, Joyce Mills, Charli McGhee, Eileen McCabe, Tom Murphy, Coltrane Speir, Becky Love, Andrea Coburn, Bruce Twiss, Helen Dohn, & Dan/Marcia Wolfe
We are filled with gratitude for your dedication and commitment!
Welcome to our Interim Minister!
As of August 2, we will have an Interim Minister, Rev. Cynthia Snavely! Click HERE to read the full announcement and about the Interim Minister search process.
Rev. Cynthia Snavely
Rev. Snavely has more than 30 years of experience and enjoys working in collaboration with lay leadership. She is described by references as caring and collegial, a leader, moderator, and unifier. She is coming to us from UU Fellowship of North Carolina where she served for 2 years. She has served as minister in three Maryland congregations, in Pennsylvania, and in West Virginia. Rev. Snavely was an administrator with the UU Social Justice office in Washington, D.C.
Rev Snavely has a rich history of volunteer endeavors, service on Boards of Directors, and supporting Welcoming Congregation Development. She has an awareness of issues related to disability accommodation, gender racial, immigration and woman’s rights. She has been a court advocate, served on the Board of Visitors for an historically black university, has attended UU General Assembly virtually and has dealt with prison and police chaplaincy. Rev. Snavely is experienced in adult religious education and has a firm appreciation for music, arts, and creativity in congregational life. She believes in participation in Congregational social events and makes herself available to new and prospective members. She has strong pastoral care skills and a long history social justice involvement.
In addition to the ministry, Rev. Cynthia has worked in a variety of settings that have allowed her to be a supportive parent and grandparent. She has significant family ties to the military. She describes herself as single, but has a long term relationship with a retired UU community minister who lives in D.C. Rev Snavely’s mother is in a nursing home in Pennsylvania.
Her family of origin was very active in a United Methodist Church. She went to seminary directly from college and served United Methodist churches for seven years. She notes that her theology has changed but her calling has not. She describes herself as a “humanist who draws from Christianity, Buddhism and Neo-paganism for the current version” of her own theology. Rev. Snavely believes a religious congregation should offer three things to its people, “a place to experience and share wonder and awe with others, a spiritual community of people who are there for one another in times of joy, sorrow, and need, and a place and community in which to work for the betterment of the world.”
MISSION: BUS BRIGADE
SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE SUMMER 2021
SOCIAL JUSTICE PROJECT
“Mission: Bus Brigade—Supply Their Success” is a summer drive to gather school supplies for homeless and needy students. We can make a real difference in a homeless or needy child’s life by donating new school supplies, children’s clothing, shoes and personal hygiene items.
ITEMS MOST NEEDED:
Filler paper, wide and college ruled
Deodorant for women and men
Spiral notebooks (1, 3 and 5 subjects)
Calculators, regular and scientific
Colored pencils and erasers (caps)
Duo-tang folders with prongs and pockets
Markers, wide and thin
Alarm clocks, electric
Rulers and glue sticks
Graph paper and index cards
Pens, blue and black, and Crayons, 24 pack
Zippered pencil pouches
Scissors, pointed and blunt
Pencils, #2 wood
Middle/High school backpacks
Socks of all sizes for both girls and boys
Shoes of all sizes for both boys and girls
Light t-shirts, all sizes and elastic waist shorts, girls and boys
Light weight jackets or hoodies, boys and girls of all sizes
Please tag items for the Bus Brigade when you drop them off at Tri-UU in the bins. Email Joyce Mills that you are leaving items (firstname.lastname@example.org) for this project. If you prefer to donate cash, one of the members of our Social Justice Team will do the shopping. Joyce checks weekly with Tom, Wanda and Shelly to get an update on the most needed items. If you want to send a check, you can write it to Joyce Mills and she will shop and get a receipt to you. Or you can send a check to Tri-UU with Bus Brigade on the Memo Line.
Your support in this project is appreciated. Thank you for your generous donations.
Remember that hand game we played as kids along with the words “here is the church, here is the steeple, open the doors and out come the people”? Well, on July 25th we change the ending to “open the doors and IN come the people”. After 16 months of worshipping together online we will ﬁnally be able to see each other again. Click HERE to out how it will be wonderful and it will be diﬀerent.
In addition to the reopening guidelines you can find listed here, please wear your Tri-UU name tag. That will help identify our masked members more easily!
23 GRETCHEN LEWIS
26 TIM McCUSKER
28 BRUCE ANDREWS
28 OSCAR SMALLS
1 SUSAN ASHLEY
6 CAROL YOUKEY
6 HILDA LUCAS
9 JERRY SLOSSER
11 SARAH REAGAN
13 IVETTE GARZA
13 ANNE McCUSKER
14 RANDY CLARK
18 GEORGE GREEN
21 CHUCK MORRISSEY
23 NELSON HAY
23 FRAN LANDIS
24 MARIA MORRISSEY
24 LINDA TAYLOR
25 GLENN MULLER
26 LaRAE DONNELLAN
30 EILEEN McCABE
30 CAROL STENSON
31 NANCY CROCE
Breast Cancer Thrivers' Support Group
The Zoom meeting of the Breast Cancer Thrivers' support group will be on the first Saturday every month at 1:00 pm.
For information contact Nancy Garrison email@example.com
The Tri-UU BOOK CLUB meets at 1:00 via Zoom
Contact Cindy Grossman firstname.lastname@example.org
For dates and details check the schedule HERE
TRIUU Day at Silver Springs - 4/23/2021
On a perfect morning in April, 26 TRIUUs enjoyed an information-packed talk and guided walk with Park Specialist Andy Kilmer. Andy was amazing as he covered history dating back to the Native Americans, the importance of the springs, and a lot of science from hydrology to wildlife and plants. Below are a few photos of his audience. After Andy’s adventure, many UU’s took the Glass Boat ride and others shared lunch at the springside. Sorry if you missed it, maybe next year?
When people wanted to tip Andy, he suggested 2 things:
1) Sign the Springs Protection Pledge
Pledges to conserve water, reduce use of pesticides and fertilizer, and to educate ourselves and others about ways to protect Florida’s springs. If you are willing to click HERE, print this out, sign and send to me, that would be a way to give back. I will collect your pledges and get them to Andy.
Scan and send to email@example.com or
Mail to: Jane Riffe, 1380 Lake O Woods Rd, Bruceton Mills, WV 26525
2) Click HERE to join or donate to the Friends of Silver Springs
This money goes directly to park projects not through State bureaucracy. $20 – individual or $30 – family gives you 12 free admissions + more.
Thank you for your consideration, Jane Riffe
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