One of the congregation’s young people is organizing a bake sale to help Jackson County families in need, noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. If you can help by baking items or if you cannot attend but wish to donate or purchase items, use RVUUF’s contact form to connect with Inga Leed.
Southern Oregon artist Greeley Wells is currently exhibiting in the RVUUF Gallery, located just off its Main Hall.
Wells has been an artist all his life. He received his M.F.A. in 1970 and for 19 years did fine art and commercial art in Los Angeles. In 1989 he retired from commercial art and moved out of Los Angeles.
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!”
Interested in joining in fellowship with RVUUF? New Member Orientation will be offered on Saturday, Dec. 16. The group will meet in Emerson House (white house to the left of the main building) at 9 a.m. for coffee and refreshments, followed by a chance to share the story of your journey to RVUUF. Rev. Sean will explore the Seven UU Principles, and representatives of RVUUF will share the history of RVUUF and the path to membership. “We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our fellowship.”
There will be no Choir Rehearsal on Wednesday, Nov. 22, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. “See you next week!”
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.