Weekly Announcements July 8, 2022

08 July 2022
Social Justice

The First Unitarian Church social justice team is looking to organize a group of members who are interested in supporting women’s reproductive rights in Utah in light of the recent supreme court decision regarding abortion access. The full scope of this work is yet to be determined but could include such efforts as supporting women traveling to other states for abortions as well as political advocacy and coordinating with other agencies such as Planned Parenthood. If you are interested in being involved please email Lisa Hyte and Phil Bossart at: 

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Vicky & other Sanctuary leaders were targeted by ICE & fined hundreds of thousands of dollars. Through community & legal action, Vicky & the other leaders got their fines rescinded. Yet, their freedom is still not guaranteed. On Tues, July 12th@7pm, we will join Vicky in a phone zap action! We will call key Members of Congress to urge them to contact DHS Secretary Mayorkas asking him to grant these leaders deferred action for 5yrs. We need YOUR help! Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/ZapAction - 7/12/2022@7pm.

 
Reminder that we have switched to our Summer Schedule of one service, no Religious Education Classes
June 19th - August 21st Summer Forum Series of guest speakers 10am (childcare available 10 to11am)

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Sunday we will be hearing from a recipient of the TOM GOLDSMITH REFUGEE SCHOLARSHIP at Salt Lake Community College.  Click the QR code if you would like to donate to Screen_Shot_2022-05-19_at_5.57.46_PM.png

Salt Lake Community College.  Donations through this form will be directly applied to the Tom oldsmith Refugee Scholarship fund. Alternatively if you would like to send a check make it out to SLCC Foundation Mailing address: PO Box 30808 Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0808

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Social Justice Team 
Social Justice Volunteers wanted. For the past 7 yrs, First UU mbrs, Bernie & Marita Hart have prepared breakfast 4 times a wk for the homeless. What is so unique about the program is that after enjoying breakfast, they gather to do TaiChi. Why TaiChi? TaiChi is known as meditation in motion & offers therapy & healing for PTSD, TBIs, anxiety & depression-issues the homeless face daily. Because this project aligns so well w/ 1st UU values, we now have an opportunity to help. Contact Lisa H for info at  

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Recycling Information Update: 

Click here to see details for the update on recycling items currently being accepted or see the list on collection bins in the Eliot Hall closet.

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UUA General Assembly June 22-26, 2022

Register Now for In-Person GA 2022! Registration is now open for in-person attendance. Full-time registration is $475 for adults, and $250 for high school youth, emerging adults, and retired and candidate ministers. Financial support for registration, lodging credit within the GA housing block, as well as a payment plan are available. In-person registration rates will increase on March 1 and again on May 1. Registration for virtual participation will open March 1.

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UU Mindfulness Meditation Book Discussion
UU Meditation Group Discusses - "The Art of Happiness" by the Dalai Lama The 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM - contact for the zoom link.
 
Mindfulness Meditation
Mindfulness Meditation is a way to "imagine what might be?" and become awake to the reality of our own experience with peace and compassion.
Join UU Mindfulness Meditation Circle Sundays 9 am
We are currently reading: Why Meditate? Matthieu Ricard
Program Introduction to 2022 https://youtu.be/bPqcM8WTHdw
All are welcome.
Contact for zoom link 
 

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Auction Items Still Available

Auction Items Still Available! Need some R&R following the holidays? Treat yourself to some mindfulness or to a retreat!

Check out the Auction Page at First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City, Utah - 2021 Auction: Recap, Auction Items still Available, Link to the "Modern Unitarian" video  To purchase items, contact Stefanie Park at  or 801-582-8687 ext 202 (leave a message).