MONTHLY THEME:

NEWS & NOTES:

Soup this Sunday

Soup Luncheon Fundraiser this Sunday

It's a soup smorgasbord! Enjoy delicious soups and wonderful fellowship this Sunday, February 7th after each service. Kindly This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can contribute soup or dessert, volunteer to set up or (even better!) clean up. Suggested donation: $10 per adult, $5 for children under 13, $25 maximum per family. All are warmly welcomed!

Congregation Workshops on Race & Privilege

Building the World We Dream About

Join Us this Saturday, February 6th, 10am to 2pm

Please note you are welcome to attend any or all of the workshops.

As part of the congregation’s intentional 30 Days of Love (Jan. 16 - Feb. 14) concentrating on racial justice, Rev. Virginia and Craig Rubano will co-moderate three Saturday workshops (Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 and 27, 10 am - 2 pm) drawn from Building the World We Dream About, a Unitarian Universalist program that seeks to interrupt the workings of racism and transform how people from different racial/ethnic groups understand and relate to one another. The program creates opportunities for participants to practice dreaming our world otherwise, and then commit to new, intentional ways of being.

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Saturday, February 6th, 10 am - 2 pm
Unearned Privilege: Discerning Race/Discerning Power

Our freedom depends on the freedom of others. The idea of unearned privilege can trigger perplexing, uncomfortable reactions, yet examining the way privilege actually operates in our lives opens us up to relationships across power lines. When did you learn about race? What messages were part of that learning? How is your racial identity tied to the power you hold in the groups you inhabit?

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Murray Grove Fundraiser

"Stories from the Heart"
 
AT UUCMC 
Saturday, February 13th, 6:30-9pm, Community Room 
$10 per person or $25 per family 

Forget the expensive restaurants and spend Valentine's Saturday Night with us! You will hear 16 stories, enjoy saxophone tunes by Tom Brown, quips by emcee Alicia Malave Diaz, and nosh on appetizers, wraps, and desserts-all included in the entrance fee! BYOB and have some Valentine fun in Lincroft while raising money for Murray Grove. Special addition: Maire & Amy from ViRAGO will perform two songs, including award-winning “Love Over Fear”, a song of unity. There will be a coffee house atmosphere, complete with Valentine's decorations. Please come and enjoy a heart-warming evening!

Webcasts & Sacramental Conversation

The Curiosity Club

All are welcome. There is nothing to join but the conversation.The place for sacramental conversations among Freaks, Geeks, and Deep Thinkers. Bring your lunch to eat while we watch and discuss "From Knowledge to Wisdom: Science and the Good Life", a series of webcasts sponsored by the NY Academy of Sciences and the Nour Foundation. Each panel presentation is an hour long. We won’t watch the Q&A unless we have nothing to say. See more at: http://www.nourfoundation.com/. You can watch the webcasts ahead or not.

Part 2. The Moral Animal: Virtue, Vice & Human Nature -- Saturday, February 13th, noon to 2pm

Is a basic model of human nature necessary to navigate the good life? Philosophers Susan Neiman and Christian Miller, social psychologist Simone Schnall, and science writer Michael Shermer examine our moral ecology and its influence on our assumptions about human nature.

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