News & Events
Plant-Powered Family Potluck * Saturday, April 4
Citizens Clilmate Lobby (CCL) * Saturday, April 4
Round Robin Dinner * Friday, April 10
Discussion with Rev Geisenhainer * April 12th, 1pm
BIG QUESTIONS-- Writing the Next Chapter of Our Story.
Come to a provocative sermon and stay for the discussion in the Fahs Chapel at 1:00 pm on April 12th. We've learned a lot from looking back at our 150 year history. What has it told us about our future? What will your role be in that future? Your children's role? Read More...
150th Anniversary Member Chalice Lighting * Sunday, April 12
This year, as the 150th year is celebrated, Congregational members are honored by inviting each member to take part in lighting the chalice at the beginning of special "Our Story" Services. Members who have signed the membership book in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s have been honored. Each member is invited to take part in one or both Services if you signed the Membership Book in 2010 to 2015. An email invitation will be sent close to the date as a reminder. Hopefully all will be able to be there.Sunday, April 12 will also be an "Our Story Sunday": Reason and Compassion in Action. So, wear those 150th t-shirts.
One-Time Chalice Circle * Sunday, April 12
Jackson Social Welfare Fund Proposals * Due April 13
Proposals for grants from the Jackson Social Welfare Fund are now being accepted:
The Committee awards grants once a year based on written project proposals that respond to its Request for Proposals document. The 2015 Request for Proposals is available for download here. Proposals are due by 5:00pm, Monday, April 13, 2015. Please send your proposal as an email attachment to the address given in the RFP. We expect to award $27,200.00 in grants this year, and will notify of award decisions by the end of May. Read More here
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Annual Reports Submission * April 1 - April 27
Each recognized congregational group is encouraged to prepare information to share with the Congregation in an annual report.
The annual report deadline will be Monday, April 27 at 5:00pm. A full collection of all annual reports will be distributed before the Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 31.
Historic Church Tour * April 18th
'Selma Awakening' Discussion * April 19
20s & 30s Burger Night Farewell * Friday, April 24
Our Land for Worship Service Day * Saturday, April 25
All-Church Gathering * Saturday, April 25
Interweave and friends invite the Congregation to a spring gathering. Join for singing, small group sharing, and a catered dinner.
Earth Day Sing! * Saturday April 25, 2015 7pm
EARTH DAY SING!
Saturday April 25, 2015 7pm
in the Sanctuary, following the "All-Church Gathering" dinner
The 7th Principle: Respect for the Interdependent Web of All Existence of Which We Are a Part
Service Award Presentation * Saturday, April 25
Alex Mitrovich, UUAA Accessibility Team member, will receive the Oberlin College Alumni Association's Distinguished Service Award for work organizing and participating in a groundbreaking Speakers Bureau of people with mental illness. The award ceremony will be at UUAA in the Sanctuary at 12:30pm with a reception to follow. This event is open to the wider community.
Teacher Appreciation Brunch * Sunday, April 26
A tradition continues as the Congregation comes together each spring to honor and thank the people who are serving as volunteer teachers, assistants, and rovers in the SGD Children and Youth Program. The brunch is a potluck: a way to express gratitude to the program's volunteers who commit their time and develop meaningful relationships with this community's children and youth.
Game Day * Sunday, April 26
150th Anniversary Year Grand Finale * May 14-17
The 150th Anniversary Year final events take place Thursday, May 14 through Sunday, May 17. You will not want to miss any of these gatherings!
THURSDAY EVENING, May 14, 2015 - 7:30 pm service in the sanctuary on the anniversary of our 1865 founding.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON May 16 2-4:30 pm - a Panel Discussion with UU luminaries from around the country.
SUNDAY, MAY 17th - 10:30 all-ages service; 4:00 pm Service of Commemoration and Commissioning, Reception follows