UUFD invites members and friends to make a one-time donation to the CHAIR FUND to provide chairs for the newly expanded sanctuary. A generous donor has agreed to match funds for up to 32 chairs (for a total of the 64 chairs we need). So each contribution counts twice! Click here» to donate the full cost of one chair ($160*) or any amount. ( *$160 covers one chair and its share of the renovation )
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) condemns the Trump administration’s appalling assault on vulnerable families seeking asylum in the United States. “The policy of this administration to separate children from their parents at the border is immoral, inhumane and indefensible,” says UUA president, the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray. “These families arrive desperate for safe-haven, seeking asylum having fled violence and disruption in their own homeland – and instead of safety, they are further traumatized, victimized and criminalized at the hands of the U.S. government.” Full story»
This year’s summer series theme: Tell me what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? is taken from a Mary Oliver poem. The series begins Sunday, June 17 and extends through Sunday, August 19. Here’s a colorful chronological pdf of participants»
A video recording of this year’s GA Ware Lecture by Brittany Packnett is now available online at the UUA website»
Durango Food Bank needs volunteers to sort, organize and distribute food resources to fire evacuees and impacted residents. Click here to see time / dates for preparing food donation boxes at Durango Food Bank. Contact Bonnie Miller, UUFD Social Responsibility & Justice Team Co-Leader, to schedule your volunteer time slot. Thank you for joining this emergency effort in the spirt of community caring!
On May 14 UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray participated in the opening 40 Days of Action of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival in Washington, DC. After the season of 40 days of direct action, teach-ins, worship, arts and cultural events, from May 13th-June 21st in over 30 states and the U.S. capital, and a mass mobilization on June 23rd in Washington, DC, the campaign will shift to voter registration and turnout, and begin developing fusion grassroots organizing campaigns to gain the campaign’s demands for policy change at the state and national level. More information from uua.org»
UUA President, Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray made a recent visit to Durango and spoke informally to members of the fellowship. Audio of that conversation can be found here»
General Assembly 2018 June 20-24, Kansas City, MO Registration now open
Lively conversation followed an introductory address by Tom Umbhau, AIA (Bauen Group Architecture) at the long-range planning kickoff meeting. Listen here» then catch up on the latest buzz» Bauen Group Architecture»
The Buildings & Grounds Committee is creating a mailing list of individuals interested in receiving email notification of B&G activities. You can be in the loop by signing up on-line or look for the sign-up clipboard at the Social Responsibility & Justice table.