Rev. Scott Aaseng:
11 a.m. Sunday, July 20: "Beyond Do Goodism"
Office Hours: 2-6pm
Monday, July 21
Thursday, July 31
*Walk-ins are welcome, though emailing for an appointment is helpful. Scott will be on study leave through Monday, July 7, and available only by phone for emergencies.
Dinners for Eight Bidding: The Fundraising Committee has decided to extend the bidding for the Dinners for Eight for another week. Due to the long weekend for Fourth of July and the Church picnic Sunday, many people did not have the opportunity to bid, so we are giving you another chance! Look for the clipboards on the table in front of the nursery window to choose your favorites. We have 8 gracious hosts and hostesses offering a wide and interesting variety of dinners, so you are sure to find one or more that you want. If you have any questions, please ask any member of Fundraising. If you are not able to come to church to bid and would like to, call or text Beth Porch and she will fix you up!
Saturday, July 26, Cafe Agape: Every Saturday, the Presbyterian Church of Hobart hosts Cafe Agape, a free community meal. First Unitarian volunteers coordinate a meal once a month. This month's coordinator is Carl Wolf. He is looking for people to arrive at the Presbyterian Church to prepare food from 9 - 11 a.m., to serve food from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., and to help with clean-up from noon - 2 p.m. (Help with all if you can).
11 a.m. Sunday, July 27 Service: "Religious, Spiritual, or Both?" James Galasinski. Everyone has heard someone say they are spiritual but not religious. This negative view of religion may be due to the limited and compartmentalized definition our culture works with. This sermon will explore how expansive and all-encompassing religion can be so we can proudly and definitely say that we are indeed religious. James Galasinski completed his ministerial internship in May at Unitarian Church North in Mequon, WI, and is taking his final class this summer at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Cardinal Stritch University, freelances as a jazz bassist in the Milwaukee area, and is a member of the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee. James has been a pulpit guest in numerous UU churches throughout Wisconsin and Illinois.
7 p.m. Saturday, August 1, Friday Friday Games and Potluck: Join us for our game and potluck night. Bring your favorite game (board and card games) and a dish to share. Or just bring the food and see what everyone else is playing. Be sure you are able to explain any game you bring, in case others have never played it before. We eat at 6:30 p.m., and we break out the games soon after. Contact Patricia Riley-Churilla.
7 p.m. Saturday, August 2, Lughnasadh: Our local chapter of the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) will celebrate Lughnasadh, or the first harvest, in the fellowship hall. The ritual will be followed by a potluck, so bring a dish to share. This event is open to the public. All ages are welcome, but no child care is provided so that children may participate. (You may accompany your child in the nursery if they need a break.) Minors must bring a parent. Participants must sit within the Circle and give their name during introductions. For more information, contact Kele Ivey or Patricia Riley-Churilla.