Congregation 2018-2019

VIM congregational conversations - External Partnerships

Hello from the Vision/Identity/Mission Team! Please join together in guided conversation about the following questions. More dates will be added soon! Childcare provided if requested.

The questions we are about to discuss were formulated to address the two First Unitarian Church Priorities for this year:

  1. Create a strong sense of BELONGING for ALL who enter our doors

  2. Explore paths to the formation of a long-lasting and meaningful FIRST UNITARIAN / COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

Question #1: What understanding do you have of what it takes to be an effective partner with someone whose voice is not represented? If you feel your voice is not represented, what qualities would you want in a partner?

Question #2: What knowledge/experiences do you personally, and do we as a church community, need to gain to be prepared to be effective partners?

Questions #3: Partnerships build relationships. Partners support and learn from each other. Thinking first of the local community level, some examples of our current church partnerships include Kris Rust connecting First U with the Lemington Gospel Chorale and Marty Lieb connecting First U with Habitat for Humanity in Homewood. What local social justice organizations are you already associated with?

Question #4: On a larger scale, Unitarian Universalist Pennsylvania Legislative Advocacy Network (UUPLAN) is focused on the following issues: gun safety, immigration, gerrymandering/Fair Districts PA, free and fair elections, domestic abuse, anti-mass incarceration, economic justice, environmental justice, and reproductive justice. The Unitarian Universalist Association is focused on: economic justice, climate and environmental justice, racial justice, immigrant justice, LGBTQ justice, reproductive justice, and voting rights.  What justice issues drive you and why? What would you like to see as a First U congregational study item that could help guide us to further action?

 

Created by:   Cathy Rohrer
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (EDT) Available Slot
05/05/2019 (Sun.) Youth Group Room  12:00pm - 1:30pm  

Participant (10)

 
3 of 10 slots filled
Ali Masalehdan
Jane ?
Christine ?
05/06/2019 (Mon.) Priestly Room  6:30pm - 8:00pm  

Participant (10)

 
All slots filled
Cathy Rohrer (10)
Board
05/07/2019 (Tue.) Library  4:00pm - 5:30pm  

Participant (10)

 
05/08/2019 (Wed.) Eliot Room  7:00pm - 8:30pm  

Participant (10)

 
5 of 10 slots filled
Barbara Litt
This is the only time of the listed one that I can make at all.
Nick Izzo
Heather Cunningham
Sandra Woolley
Ann Stundem
05/09/2019 (Thu.) Youth Group Room  6:30pm - 8:00pm  

Participant (10)

 
05/12/2019 (Sun.) Library  12:00pm - 1:30pm  

Participant (10)

 
Youth Group Room  7:00pm - 8:30pm  

Participant (10)

 
05/13/2019 (Mon.) Priestly Room  6:30pm - 8:00pm  

Participant (10)

 
All slots filled
Sarah Hooper
Might need childcare - will confirm!
LeeAnne Haworth
Kathy Miller
Chris Beregi
Ray Schinhofen
Mary Schinhofen
Peg Schmidt
Lois Hurt
Richard Dum
Donna Hoffman
05/14/2019 (Tue.) Youth Group Room  7:00pm - 8:30pm  

Participant (10)

 
3 of 10 slots filled
Renee Ralke
needs childcare
John Ballance
Nancy Latimer
Per an email conversation - just making it official
05/16/2019 (Thu.) Priestly Room  6:30pm - 8:00pm  

Participant (10)

 
2 of 10 slots filled
Margaret Stevens
ann Stunden


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