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Rev. Wendy Patoja, UU Guest Minister, Co-chair of the Anti-Racism and Diversity Committee of the UU Metro NY District.

In our earnest wish to be as inclusive of as many people as possible, it is not unusual for Unitarian Universalists to borrow elements or rituals from other cultural and religious traditions. But even with the best of intentions, too often we end up trampling on the identity of the very people with whom we are trying to ally. How can we remain in right relationship while welcoming and honoring others?
Music by Joel DeWitt, violin.

MONTHLY THEME:

APRIL - SHADOW

Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against one's own despised and unwanted feelings. ~ Alice Miller

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain. ~ James Baldwin

NEWS & NOTES:

Lunch Break Foodstock

Please Remember to Bring Food to UUCMC for

Lunch Break's "FoodStock" Event!

How many pounds can a whole UU community collect? We will collect non-perishable food items to donate to Lunch Break at UUCMC until May 11th and at the multigenerational movie night on April 26th. Click here to learn more about FoodStock.

Movie Night

Join Us for a Multigenerational Movie Night

Saturday, April 26th from 5 to 7:30pm

Come to the meetinghouse for a viewing of the movie "The Gods Must Be Crazy". We will also offer a children's movie and childcare. Bring a plate-ready appetizer or dessert to share, and enjoy your tribe!

Spring 2014 Path to Membership

Final Class in the Spring Series

Sunday, April 27th at noon in the Earth Room

In order to become a member of UUCMC, we ask you to learn about Unitarian Universalism and our wonderful community here at UUCMC. The first 2 classes in the series have already been completed, yet we still have time to meet with you to review the material. This is also a great opportunity to finish up if you have attended other series and not completed them or if you have come from other UU congregations and would like to join UUCMC. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to sign up. It's also important to let her know if you require childcare.

WAGO in April

We Are Getting Older (WAGO) Begins Again!

April 16th:   Ideas for Aging Successfully in Place
                    Judy Seger, Community Service Manager, Seabrook Village

We gather at noon on Wednesdays in April in the Community Room with people bringing a BBL (brown bag lunch). Juice and fruit are provided. We offer a speaker or program which begins around 12:30 and is usually followed by discussion.

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April Community Hour

Potluck Experiment Without Bagels

During the month of April, the Community Life Committee will experiment with a potluck community hour format after the 10:30 service. Kindly bring plate-ready food to the kitchen before service. Beverages will be provided.

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