UUFP’s Fall Clean up Party — Saturday, September 11, 2021
Join us for a (much needed) work party on Saturday, September 11th, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., and help us prepare for our Annual InGathering Water service the following day, Sunday, September 12th.
Some of the tasks we hope to accomplish: Yard work– weed, weed whack, mow; Eliminate Tree of Heaven on grounds for Spotted Lanternfly control; Finish painting playground fence; Work on individual indoor projects; Help with end-of-season gardening tasks.
Please wear a mask, bring a drink & a bag lunch. Hope to see you there!
UUSC HAITI CRISIS RESPONSE — September 2021
The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization advancing human rights together with an international community of grassroots partners and advocates. At this time, they are raising money for their emergency fund which will support grassroots community groups in Haiti responding to the earthquake.
While most relief funds raised following a crisis go to large international NGOs, UUSC supports locally led, grassroots organizations who are best positioned to respond because they know the affected communities and their needs. Unlike large aid agencies, which roll out large-scale disaster programs in a one-size-fits-all approach, UUSC understands that when a disaster strikes, people’s situations vary greatly, depending on their race, class, and sexual orientation or gender identity. Their work begins with an understanding that how people are oppressed before a disaster will affect their access to relief after a disaster.
You can learn more about UUSC and/or make a donation at UUSC.org.
July 17th Clean up Party and Cookout
As promised we are letting everyone have a second crack at cleaning up
the building and grounds at UUFP! We got a lot done on May 15th
but now’s our chance to bring it on home!
As always weeding is at the top of the list of jobs, as well as painting the playground
fence, mowing, etc. There are also jobs that need to be done indoors, so if you have a
project to work on and want to avoid the heat this might be for you!
At 12:00 noon we will end work and have a cookout with hot dogs along
with other picnic fare.
Kay will send out an email beforehand to get RSVP’s to plan for food.
All are welcome to help out.
Odyssey of the Mind World
As previously reported, Rick & Erica’s daughter, Lorien, is a member of a local Odyssey of the Mind Team. Odyssey of the Mind is an annual, world-wide creative problem-solving competition for kids from kindergarten through college age. Her team met at UUFP during the spring to work on scenery, props, their script, and rehearsals, because the school district is closed on the weekends due to COVID
restrictions. Lorien’s team placed first in both the regional and state competition. The team then moved on to the world competition, which was also held virtually. We have just learned that they placed 8th out of 76 teams in her division and age group! They did fantastic in spite of all the challenges they faced this year. The team was very thankful for the use of our building, which allowed them to meet together as a team. Hooray for Lorien’s team!
Our walking group has stopped for now so that we can get back in to our regular outdoor activities. Thank you for joining us during the pandemic as our way to socialize outside!
Our last walk was at Pottstown’s Riverfront Park, 140 College Drive, Pottstown.
This local park is easily accessible, has a convenient parking lot, a cozy pavilion and a few benches along the path. The trail is easy to walk, relatively flat and meanders along the Schuylkill River.
Hope to see you there at 10:00 AM, Saturday, May 1st. Put on your walking shoes, wear a mask and be ready for some good conversation.
FYI: The walking club meets the first Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM at a location decided by the group.
As always, wear a mask, dress appropriately & be ready for some good conversation.
Hope to see you there!
Questions? Call or text Kay Price at 610-659-4802