Donations for the Infant Pantry are collected on the first Sunday of each month. Most needed items are things for baby care - diapers (especially sizes 5 and 6), creams, shampoos, lotions, and baby food in jars. Formula is not needed a this time. If you want to donate money, then the check should be made out to CCN (Community Compassionate Network) with memo “Infant Pantry.” Please contact Tom Moffit (firstname.lastname@example.org or 772-1602) with any questions.
On Sunday, June 11, from 3-5 pm in Lansing, the Michigan UU Social Justice Network (MUUSJN) will provide a workshop explaining the Challenging Racism Toolkit which MUUSJN developed. The workshop will include an orientation to what's in the toolkit and small group discussions about opportunities for applying the toolkit as individuals, as congregations and in the broader community (see flyer). Norma Bailey, Dawn Daniels and Jen Prout are planning on attending and would love to have more of you join us. Please contact Norma (989-560-3952 or email@example.com) so that she can arrange carpooling.
A message from our UUA Mid-America Region leadership
This spring there has been a call out from BLUU (Black Lives Unitarian Universalists) to UU congregations to participate in White Supremacy Teach-Ins. We in Mid-America would love to hear how that has been for you all, what your questions are, what your next steps might be, and where you want to go next. Congregational Life Consultants Nancy Combs-Morgan and Lisa Presley will host hour-long conversations and listening sessions to hear about your experience and dreams going forward.
There will be two opportunities, one designed for religious professionals and the other that will be open to anyone who wishes to attend, including religious professionals.
No need to register: simply log on to the call you wish to attend. These will be held via the Zoom platform, so you can attend through your computer or tablet (supported platforms are PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android), or simply by calling in.
For Religious Professionals: Join us on Friday, May 26th, at 2:00 pm EDT
Open to any UU: Join us on Tuesday, May 30th, 7:30 pm EDT
Log in information for either call:
Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +16465588656, 9884534669# or +14086380968, 9884534669#
Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 988 453 4669
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-636-9724.
Sela Damer-Daigle has submitted the following message for our consideration and support:
At MPHS every senior participates in a senior project they create that benefits a community. For Isra Hamdi's and my senior project we wanted to spread awareness about the Syrian Refugee Crisis and the Syrian Civil war. To do this, we made a video and started a CrowdRise fundraiser. All the money we raise will go directly to the International Rescue Committee. Their mission is to help people whose lives are shattered by conflict and disaster and gain control of their future. Please help the refugees by donating & share our video to spread awareness about this situation!
MUUSJN Interfaith Reproductive Justice Conference
June 3rd and June 4th in Dearborn
As the war on women heats up in Washington DC and in Lansing, it’s an important time for UU’s expand their knowledge and skills to resist! The Michigan UU Social Justice Network (MUUSJN) invites you to attend a high quality, affordable conference called “Arm Yourself for the Fight for Reproductive Rights” that will be held on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1- 4:30 p.m. at the UAW Local 600, 10550 Dix Avenue, Dearborn, Michigan.
Speakers will provide updates on the future of Roe v. Wade; the Religious Freedom Restoration Act; the Secret History of Catholics, Choice and Sex and an introduction to new Michigan abortion rights legislation. It will include workshops on how to talk with legislators using religious language, on grass roots organizing and using social media. Register on-line at: www.uujustice.org/conferenceregistration.html or mail a registration form (attached) to Randy Block, MUUSJN Director, at 4220 Arlington Dr., Royal Oak, MI 48073.
Co-sponsors of this conference include: the Public Leadership Institute (national); Catholics for Choice (national); Planned Parenthood of Michigan; National Organization of Women – Michigan; the National Council of Jewish Women; Greater Detroit; the United Church of Christ, Michigan Conference; the Social Justice Network of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan; and Northland Family Planning Center.
Workshop on the Challenging Racism Toolkit
Sunday, June 11, 3-5 pm
A workshop explaining the Challenging Racism Toolkit, a Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network (MUUSJN) project. The workshop will include an orientation to what's in the toolkit and small group discussions about opportunities for applying the toolkit as individuals, as congregations and in the broader community. More information coming soon.