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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: GENEROSITY

The robb'd that smiles steals something from the thief.  ~ William Shakespeare

Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.  ~ Simone Weil

NEWS & NOTES:

Boston Trip Fundraiser

Soup Sale! Please Help!


Senior youth group Soup Sale will be held on Sunday, May 3rd during both coffee hours! Come and enjoy some tasty soup and help support our youth group's Boston heritage trip!

Want to help volunteer or make soup? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Suggested donations: $10 per each individual or $25 per family.

MCWRET Event

Evening with the Author

The Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought (MCWRET) invites you to an evening with the author, Uma Swaminathan on April 30th at 7pm in the Community Room at the UUCMC meetinghouse. The evening will include a presentation, food tasting and book signing as well as a brief Annual Meeting.

Uma is an anthropologist, educator and Monmouth Center Board Advisor. She learned medicinal and healthful recipes growing up in the Himalayas and has studied the traditions of southern India. Her presentation will refer to the book, “Herbal Transformations, Ancient Wisdom Revealed for Health and Longevity”, and discuss the use of potions and remedies for daily cooking, and information on the true meaning of yoga. "The book will transform your life,” the author assures us. “The kitchen can become your cabinet of potions and remedies."  For further information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Save the Date! Annual Auction

Not to be missed!

UUCMC Annual Goods & Services Auction

Saturday, June 6th

Can you help? Donations welcomed.

If you are willing to solicit donations from a few of the merchants you patronize, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Click here to make a donation. Thank you!

WAGO Wednesdays

We Are Getting Older (WAGO) Series

Wednesdays in April

A series for adults of all ages on all 5 April Wednesdays. WAGO begins at noon in the Community Room with people bringing a brown bag lunch. Juice and fruit are provided. Then there is a speaker or program which begins around 12:30 and is often followed by discussion.

 
April 29th  -  Our kind of music. Elaine Held and her friend Sandy Sasso. Lucky us and invite friends to come with you! Elaine is our pianist & you can google SandySasso.com for a preview.

COMMON READ

Next UUCMC Common Read

Thanks to Jan Boyarin for nominating our next selection: "The Invention of Wings", an historical novel by Sue Monk Kidd. There will be 2 opportunites to discuss the book in May: Monday, May 4th at 12:30pm or Tuesday, May 5th at 7pm. Both in the East Room for about an hour.

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