Sunday, April 22, 2018
This Sunday Kathleen Konicek-Moran will bring us a special message entitled 'Finding Your Soul in Nature Part Three: Conservation'.
Earth Day, 2018. In the past two sermons of this series, Kathleen Konicek-Moran has attempted to investigate the thesis that being in nature is essential for our health, general well being, and even our souls. What then should we be doing about conservation in Florida, the United States and further? Kathleen will explore the state of conservation areas in our area and beyond, with some suggestions for future actions.
Social Justice Committee
Turning Points - 'Walk-a-Mile In Their Shoes' Fundraiser: Join us on Saturday, April 14 as we participate as a group in this annual fundraiser to support homeless families, children and individuals in Manatee County. The event will take place between 9am and 12 noon at Lecom Stadium (home of the Marauders) in downtown Bradenton. The fun walk (around the stadium) will be open to all and will include kid's activities, food, prizes, a rock climbing wall and a fantastic DJ. Each walker will receive a ticket to an upcoming Marauder's Baseball game. Adults are $20 each. You can also sponsor a child for $10. Go to www.TurningPointsWalk.org. to sign-up and for more information.
Quality Products. Improving Lives. Protecting the Planet: Suzie Brucklacher (from our Fruitville campus) will be bringing Equal Exchange, a long-time social justice activity to the River Club on the fourth Sunday each month. Fair Trade Certified™ products will be offered for sale after the service. Rigorous social, environmental and economic standards work to promote safe, healthy working conditions, protect the environment and empower communities to build strong, thriving businesses. When you choose products with the Fair Trade label, your day-to-day purchases can improve an entire community's lives. Equal Exchange offers a variety of teas, coffee, olive oil, mini chocolate bars and fruit/nut bars. Suzie invites our members to take up this cause in purchases.
Flower Sunday 2018
UU Church of Sarasota:
Our own Kathleen Konicek-Moran will be displaying her portraits of nature in an exhibit entitled “Nature’s Bounty” at the Lexow Gallery at the Unitarian Universalist church of Sarasota on Fruitville Road from April 13th -May 18th. Kathleen is a nature artist and her work has appeared in such places as trail signs and guides in the Everglades National Park, in international publications and in children’s books. She works in colored pencil, watercolor and pen and ink.
Volunteers Always Needed - UU Lakewood Ranch
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Directions to the River Club: Exit East onto Rt. 70 off I-75. Turn Right at the 4th light onto River Club Road. Turn Right again into the River Club parking area in about 1/2 mile. We'll meet you at the door. Come for the service, stay for breakfast.
Here we affirm and promote reason and the scientific method as the tools in learning to love each other and live in harmony with the earth.
We have no creed, but we do strongly encourage everyone to treat each other with respect. We are affirming and promoting the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
We are a Welcoming Congregation, celebrating and affirming the active presence here of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual members and friends, and their families.
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