The Religious Explorations children’s program is hiring a second Nursery teacher and an Elementary/Middle teacher. For more information, or to submit an application, use RVUUF’s contact form to connect with Lead Teacher Liz Bianco.
The Worship Team invites you to visit its table in the Great Hall from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. after the Sunday, Nov. 19 service. Learn about auxiliary short-term projects or specific skills and interests (such as tech skills; visualizing/choreographing; performance skills/instrumental music/dance; public speaking; writing) that would help to support a specific service or short term project. You do not have to join the worship team in order to help out.
RVUUF will host a Holiday Craft Workshop from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, in the Great Hall. Here is more information abou the event, in a “Question-and-Answer” format.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Jackson County will be the third-Sunday Social Justice collection recipient this Sunday, Nov. 19. CASA is an organization of volunteer advocates who help abused and neglected children find a safe, permanent home.
“In 2015, there were 840 founded cases of abuse and neglect in Jackson County,” according to CASA of Jackson County. “In an overburdened system, these children risk slipping through the cracks and suffering from further abuse. CASA volunteers have the power to prevent this tragic reality. These dedicated, highly-trained community members serve as fact finders for the judge by researching the background of each assigned case. They speak for the child in the courtroom, representing the child’s best interests, and work to move the child as quickly and effectively as possible through the system and into a safe, permanent home.”
Katy Fox will explain more about CASA during Sunday’s service.
RVUUF’s Social Justice and Action Committee selects a non-profit group to be the recipient of collection-plate offerings taken on the third Sunday of each month. Use RVUUF’s contact form to connect with the Social Justice and Action Committee.
RVUUF’s Social Justice and Action Committee supports Ballot Measure 101, a veto referendum on the Jan. 23, 2018 ballot.
From a description on BallotPedia:
“A ‘yes’ vote supports upholding certain taxes on healthcare and healthcare insurance to provide funding for Medicaid expansion by approving five sections of House Bill 2391.
“A ‘no’ vote opposes certain taxes on healthcare and healthcare insurance to provide funding for Medicaid expansion by rejecting five sections of House Bill 2391.”
Visit the SJ&A Committee table in the RVUUF lobby following the Nov. 19 service to learn more about Measure 101.
RVUUF’s administration and welcome offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24. “Our staff and volunteers are grateful for all of you and wish you a very happy Thanksgiving!”
RVUUF’s Religious Explorations youth will soon assemble boxes of warm winter socks and gloves for adults who seek refuge at Ashland’s Pioneer Hall homeless shelter. All RVUUFians are invited to help by donating socks or gloves for adult men or women. John Wieczoreck says that new, thick, wool or cotton work socks are the most useful items, but insulated gloves are also needed. Look for the green collection bin under the balcony through Thursday, Nov. 30.
During the fifth Sunday of a month, the offering that is collected, goes to the Ministerial Discretionary Fund. During the most recent fifth Sunday, Oct. 29, givers’ generous contributions provided $547.