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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.

941-323-8513

janetonnie@icloud.com

Living to Delight the Holy

SCHEDULE

Sunday, July 25:

10:30- “What’d I Miss?”

Monday, July 26:

Congregant Visits

Tuesday, July 27:

Congregant Visits

Wednesday, July 28:

Congregant Visits;
7:00- Mid-Week Musings

Thursday: July 29:

Congregant Visits

Friday, July 30:

Day Off

Saturday, July 31:

Sabbath

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

  • Elementary/Character backpacks

  • Middle/High school backpacks

  • Flash drive

  • Laundry detergent

  • 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 (jsmills3@yahoo.com) 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!

JULY

23    GRETCHEN LEWIS
26    TIM McCUSKER
28    BRUCE ANDREWS
28    OSCAR SMALLS

AUGUST

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 garrisonnancy@yahoo.com

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The Tri-UU BOOK CLUB meets at 1:00 via Zoom

Contact Cindy Grossman    cbg150@gmail.com

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 janewv50@gmail.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

GENERAL INFORMATION

WHERE DO I SEND...

     

The Timetable for the Website

   Oscar Smalls - osmallsjr@yahoo.com

Other Website Updates

    Trish Schwartzberg - trish.schwartzberg@gmail.com

Updates for the Calendar

  Bon Thomen -   bonthomen@gmail.com

Facebook updates

   Linda Starkweather - starkwoman@hotmail.com

To schedule Zoom meetings:

   Bonnie Thomen - bonthomen@gmail.com

NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

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