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1.         On Sunday, June 17, Joe Simonetta will continue the discussion based on his book “7 Words That Can Change The World.” The title of his talk is “The Phenomenon of Life: Cosmology, Evolutionary Biology, and the World of Religions.”  Copies of his book and the accompanying CD will be available for sale following the service. Music will be by Barbara Jensen. There will be a special collection for Planned Parenthood.

2.         Next Sunday, June 24, Dr. Robert Tucker’s sermon is titled “One Nation, Under Law,” in reference  to the Pledge of Allegiance phrase, “under God” which he argues is unconstitutional. Music will be by Barbara Jensen.

3.         Sunday morning coffee hour ~ Thank you to the Membership and RE Teams for hosting coffee hour last Sunday morning ~ preparing the coffee and snacks, setting everything out, and cleaning up afterwards. Sunday morning coffee hour is an important part of our ministry ~ to our guests and to each other. Spreading out the work between committees gives everyone a chance to participate. Make it fun! This coming Sunday, the Men’s Group and Finance Committee will have the privilege of serving. Thank you for coming forward to help when you see we need some extra hands in the kitchen.

4.         Meetings/events coming up:

  Sat. June 16 Bridge 1PM; 

  Sun. June 17 BYOT Final; and Special Collection for Planned Parenthood

Tues. June 19 Knitting4Peace 10AM; 

Wed. June 20 thru Sat. June 23 livestreaming of General Assembly (see UUA news) 

5.         First Saturday film: There will be no film in July. Mark your calendars for August 4th, 1PM, and join your friends in the sanctuary for a showing of Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic? What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans and even our own bodies. 79 minutes.

6.         Immokolee Worker Coalition update: All major fast food chains have signed the Fair Food Program agreement except for Wendy’s. (Publix is the only major grocery chain who still refuses to sign.) At their annual meeting last week, Wendy’s leaders announced they would be purchasing tomatoes only from U.S. greenhouse growers rather than from Mexico where human rights violations are rampant. Greenhouse growers are not a part of the Fair Food agreement but at least it’s a step in the right direction. Nely Rodriguez, a farmworker leader said after the meeting: “Wendy’s is feeling the pressure built by the incredible work we are doing.  Together, we know that we will ultimately bring them into the Fair Food Program.”

IN AND AROUND BRADENTON

1.           A reminder: Our Daily Bread of Bradenton is asking for donations for their “Twelve Days of Christmas in July” program.  They need peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti sauce, pasta, mac and cheese, rice, cans of vegetables, meats and soups, cereal and toilet paper.  Put your donations in the blue bin in our Sanctuary on Sunday mornings and they will be delivered to help feed children and their families this summer. 

2.         ACTION TUESDAY, Bradenton     Every Tuesday 8:45AM – 10:00AM  Near Manatee Hospital and in front of StarbucksManatee Ave W & US-41, Bradenton.     Indivisible Bradenton Pro-gressive leads actions every Tuesday morning.
3.         EVERY FRIDAY   Stand With Our Muslim Neighbors  (Indivisible Pro-gressive)  1:15pm – 2:30pm Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton4350 N Lockwood Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34234. Every Friday we hold signs outside the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton during Friday prayers in a show of support for our Muslim neighbors.

4.         Indivisible Bradenton Pro-gressive ~ Go to    http://fl17indivisible.com/calendar.html   for the list of coming events. 

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST ASSOCIATION (UUA) NEWS

Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly, Kansas City MO, June 20-24, 2018. A schedule of events will be in this Sunday’s order of service. MUUF’s delegates, John Isham and AJ Wolff, will be watching the proceedings, streamed live on our social room TV, and will be able to participate in live discussions via their computers. Join John and AJ in the social room and watch the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) where attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. Of particular interest is the opening night’s Parade of Banners on Wednesday June 20 at 8PM (EDT), and The Ware Lecture on Saturday, June 23 at 8:30PM (EDT) delivered by Brittany Packnett, a sought-after speaker on social change and empowerment.

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