Weekly Announcements August 5, 2022

05 August 2022
Religious Education
Religious Education Registration
Our new church year is just around the corner and Religious Education registration is open! Follow this link to register your children and youth for the 2022-2023 church year! Groups will begin on September 11th with our annual In-Gathering worship service. Questions? Email Amanda at 
Religious Education Teachers
We Need You!Religious Education is looking for several teachers at every level. The number of volunteer teachers we receive will let us know how many groups we can have. In Lower School, we would love to see more age-differentiated groups, but in order to do that, we need teachers. RE teachers need 2 things- a willing spirit and enthusiasm! Everything you need to be successful will be provided- training, lessons, materials. Typically teachers teach 1-2 Sundays a month, in addition to reading the materials prior to Sundays you teach. Teachers never teach alone, they always have a co-teacher or another parent. Please reach out to  if this sounds like something you would be interested in, or if you have questions!
 
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: 

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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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