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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

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. 

NEWS & NOTES:

WAGO in April

We Are Getting Older (WAGO)!

April 30th:  Fascinating Rhythm: Music We've Loved Over the Years
                     Sung by Thomas Cannizzaro and played by Elaine Held

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 12:30pm and is usually followed by discussion.

Social Action Film Series

Shell Shocked

Sunday, May 4th, 6pm, Community Room

New Orleans is the murder capital of the U.S. Shell Shocked starts at the surface of the epidemic and delves into the hearts and minds of those whose lives are most deeply impacted—the youth who live in fear of violence, the parents who grieve a wound that will never fully heal, and the mentors who are saving lives. Click here for more information.

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New Member Potluck Brunch

All New Members Who Signed the Book Since Last Year are Invited to a Potluck Brunch

We will gather at 11:30 am on Saturday, May 3rd in the Community Room to celebrate! Kindly RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and bring a favorite dish. And please feel free to bring the whole family! We're so glad you are here!

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 offer childcare and "Epic" will be shown for children. Bring a plate-ready appetizer or dessert to share, and enjoy your tribe! Kindly also consider bringing food for Lunch Break's FoodStock.

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