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Upcoming events, news and other announcements about happenings here at RVUUF.

MLK Day observances planned

A couple of observances take place on Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

‘The Fierce Urgency of Now, Tomorrow is Today’
An MLK Day celebration is planned for noon Monday at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. in Ashland. The celebration is inspired by the quote, “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late…There is an invisible book of life that faithfully records our vigilance or our neglect.”

‘The People’s Supper: Healing in the Now’
A potluck supper takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Parish Hall at Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 N. Second St. in Ashland. Members and friends of the Ashland Interfaith Clergy Circle will host a potluck conversation around healing and resilience and nourishment in this fiercely urgent “now.” Interfaith clergy and friends will host the tables, using “The People’s Supper” template. Guests are invited to bring bread, cheese, fruit or spreads for bread to add to the soup supper meal. Gluten-free and vegan options will be available.

RVUUF’s own Rev. Sean Parker Dennison is assisting in the planning of these events and will be hosting a table.

Community Christmas Dinner, free, at Historic Ashland Armory

Ashland Christian Fellowship will host its 38th annual free Community Christmas Dinner, noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 25, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. at B Street in Ashland.

Come and enjoy a freshly-prepared buffet-style turkey dinner with ALL of the trimmings and dessert. Enjoy the holiday decor and live music.

Since 1980, Ashland Christian Fellowship has hosted this very special event by joining with merchants and community volunteers to feed a traditional Christmas dinner to as many as 900 people.

Volunteers for the dinner (days before and the day of), plus Holiday Meals to-go deliveries (in the Ashland/Talent area), can email Cheryl or Wanda via

Letter writing for Clean Energy Jobs Bill

RVUUF’s Social Justice and Action (SJ&A) Committee will hold a letter-writing campaign for the Clean Energy Jobs Bill, in the Foyer after the service on Sunday, Dec. 10. Stamped postcards, addressed to Oregon State Senator Alan DeBoer, will be available.

SJ&A will also have information on Measure 101, the health care measure on the ballot on Jan. 23. The measure, if passed, will help maintain health care in the state of Oregon. For further information, RVUUF’s contact form to connect with Diane Werich.

Bring photos to holiday craft workshop

Bring small photos with you to RVUUF’s Holiday Craft Workshop, and make some keepsake ornaments. The Holiday Craft Workshop takes place from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, in RVUUF’s Great Hall. According to an announcement in this week’s “News to Note,” small photos can be made into holiday ornaments and make perfect holiday gifts.