Site Updates

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Here’s what’s new on our website since last Sunday:

Home Page Sunday Schedule – April 22 worship services, Pilgrimage & the Earth,” will be presented by DRE Jamila Batchelder and Melissa McConnell. Join us for an interactive Earth Day service for all ages, exploring the multi-religious tradition of pilgrimage and how it connects us to the earth. Weather allowing, we will venture outside, so dress accordingly.

New photo – Sanctuary Team reports shower installation progress – A photo showing progress on installation of a shower in an upstairs bathroom has been added to this post.

Church News Blog – The following articles are new on our news blog:

Upcoming Events – Information about the Down by the Riverside Worship and Potluck on June 3 has been added to this page.

Sermon Archive – The text of guest preacher Tamara Lebak’s April 8 sermon, “In Our Own Tongues,” has been added to this page. Direct link to text (PDF).

Weekly Church News Update – The most important weekly news is posted on this page every Wednesday. You can easily get to this page by clicking the “Weekly News Update” button near the top of the left sidebar.

Joys and Sorrows – Joys and Sorrows are updated weekly. Read them here.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Home Page Sunday Schedule – April 15 worship services, “Why Birds Matter,” will be presented by our Green Sanctuary Team. In addition to the usual R.E. classes, Forum, Mindfulness Meditation and YRUU meeting, afternoon activities will include a Caring Ministry Coordinating Team Meeting, an OWL class for grades K-2, and a Membership 101 class.

Some other changes have been made on the home page. The Next Sunday button has been moved to the left sidebar under “See What’s New.” In its place near the top of the page is a new Connect button (see next item).

Connect – Our new Member Connect Team has been working on ways to make it easier for members and friends to connect with church groups and service opportunities. The new Connect button on the home page will take you to a simple page with connecting with these four options:

  • Path to Membership – describes how to become a church member
  • Member Connect Program – provides an easy way to contact the Member Connect Team to explore how to become more involved in the church
  • Church Groups – lists existing church groups in five categories and provides contact information
  • Service Opportunities – lists opportunities to serve the church – more will be added in the near future as church groups provide the information

In addition, the drop-down menu under the Service heading on the main top horizontal menu of the website has been reorganized and simplified and now contains the following items that will take you to the following pages that provide links and contact information:

Sanctuary Team reports shower installation progress – This new item appears at the top of our Church News Blog.

Current Newsletter – In case you missed last week’s announcement, the April issue of our monthly newsletter, The Searchlight, is now available for reading on this page, or you can download the PDF version. The PDF version also is available from a link on the Newsletter Download Page.

Weekly Church News Update – The most important weekly news is posted on this page every Wednesday. You can easily get to this page by clicking the “Weekly News Update” button near the top of the left sidebar.

Joys and Sorrows – Joys and Sorrows are updated weekly. Read them here.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Home Page Sunday Schedule – The guest preacher at our 9 and 11 a.m. worship services on April 8 will be Rev. Tamara Lebak, a consultant, diversity and inclusion trainer, executive coach and singer/songwriter. She is a former associate minister at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Okla. where she lives with her 7-year-old daughter and her wife Bonnie. She will also be presenting the Intercultural Competence Workshop on April 7 (see next item).

Our Sanctuary Team will hold its regular monthly meeting after the 11 a.m. worship service on April 8.

Sign up for April 7 Intercultural Competence Workshop – UU Minister Tamara Lebak will lead an Intercultural Competence Workshop at UUCC from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 7. Among issues the workshop will deal with are how individuals, teams, and entire organizations tend to think and feel about people from cultural backgrounds other than their own, or about diversity and cultural difference, and the extent to which diversity and cultural difference tend to be avoided, thought of in polarizing terms, acknowledged and minimized, or fully valued and understood for its full effect and potential. Sign up by clicking the button below.

Current Newsletter – The April issue of our monthly newsletter, The Searchlight, is now available for reading on this page, or you can download the PDF version. The PDF version also is available from a link on the Newsletter Download Page.

New Photo Page – April 1, 2018 – Easter Sunday – Guest preacher Julie Taylor led the Easter worship services this morning. The annual YRUU Easter Brunch followed the 11 a.m. service. You can view 10 photos on this new photo page, which is also now linked on the Photos & Video Page.

Sidebar Graphics – Scroll down a little and you’ll see the following new graphics in the left sidebar that is visible throughout the website:

Church News Blog – The following articles are new on the News Blog since last Sunday:

Weekly Church News Update – The most important weekly news is posted on this page every Wednesday. You can easily get to this page by clicking the “Weekly News Update” button near the top of the left sidebar.

Joys and Sorrows – Joys and Sorrows are updated weekly. Read them here.