“Share the Plate” offers opportunities for our members to develop and deepen connections with non-profit organizations from the local, state, national and global levels. Your nominations of non-profit organizations for recipients are welcome! The February “Share the Plate” Recipient is:
Transgender Michigan’s primary mission is to provide advocacy, support and education while serving to create coalitions in the state of Michigan to unify and empower transgender and gender non-conformist communities.
The MqtUU Social Action Committee NEEDS YOU! Put your passion to action and get involved with issues of social and environmental justice! As a collective voice we can make a difference! Check us out on Facebook to get current on meeting dates and issues being addressed. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1404026069870621/
UU Chair Yoga
Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. @ the Meeting House
Offered by: UU Dharmini Robertson
ERYT, CPT, YCAT Yoga Therapist
Dharmini Robertson offers personal support as a part of her yoga therapy practice to the UU congregation. Come 5 minutes early for your first time. Last class will be March 4th.
“Where Should the Birds Fly” @ 7pm
The first film about Gaza made by Palestinians living the reality of Israel’s siege and blockade of this tiny enclave, is the story of two young women, survivors of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead. Mona Samouni, now 12 years old and the filmmaker, Fida Qishta, now 27, represent the spirit and future of Palestinians. The film is a visual documentation of the Goldstone Report. But it is so much more. It reveals the strength and hope, the humanity and humor that flourishes among the people of Gaza. Few films document so powerfully and personally the impact of modern warfare and sanctions on a civilian population. http://whereshouldthebirdsfly.org/
Reflection & Learning Project on Israel-Palestine
Launched at the 2014 UUA General Assembly in Providence, RI, UU’s for Justice in the Middle East offered a new study designed to reach UU’s throughout our denomination, as well as interested members of local interfaith communities or others in the Marquette area. As a responsible faith community, we want to become informed so as to understand, converse, and act with a solid background and foundation.
A three-part series of four workshops each follow three (Episcopal, UU, and Presbyterian) study guides. The first took place in the fall, and we will continue with the winter session at the Meeting House tying it in with our UU Principles.
Spring sessions, “Zionism Unsettled,” will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Front St.
The kick-off for the winter session will take place following the First Friday Potluck at the Meeting House on Feb. 6th at 7 pm with the showing of “Where Should the Birds Fly?”
Subsequent winter sessions will be held with lunch refreshments from 12:30-1:45 pm at the Meeting House on the following three Sundays: Feb. 8, 22, and March 1. (Social Action Committee will be meeting on Feb. 15).
You do not have to be at the fall sessions to participate in the winter or spring sessions.
For more information or if you would like child care services, please contact Barb Michael at 273-1174 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14
“Come, Come whoever you are, wonderers, worshippers, lovers of leaving…” All are welcome!
Check out Upper Peninsula Rainbow Pride!