Grabbing the pitchforks, lighting the torches and defeating the monster

A year ago this Sunday, the world began to change.

What began as a few Facebook posts became a global movement that has grown while spawning new, equally strong groups.

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Close to 500,000 women and men marched at Norfolk and Washington and all over the world on January 21, 2017 to advocate legislation and policies regarding human rights as well as other issues, including women’s rights and reproductive rights.

They didn’t know what the next year would hold. 

But the UU Fellowship was there that day and we still are. (And wondering what the next year holds.)

 

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Baby, it’s cold outside!

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Please remember the Foodbank this Sunday or on-line now.

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A scary thought

Who took care of the homeless during the blizzard?

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Today was the first Sunday and your gift to our partner is important. (Just look out your window to remember why.) Please help now.

You can support them one time on Vanco. You don’t need to set up an account!

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One more important reminder

Not sure why, we have plenty of Duck tape…

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The perfect marriage of work and support

There are always two sides to every story.

Side 1:

Sharing the basket on Sundays and on-line made sure that there was ample money to fund the New Years PORT night.

Side 2:

Volunteers made sure that more than 60 folks had a warm place to go and hot food to eat on New Year’s Eve. And smiling faces with a warm breakfast New Year’s morning to greet them at the start of 2018.

Posted in PORT, Social Justice

Today’s the day!

In about eighteen hours we say goodbye to 2017

BUT…

In about nine hours, volunteers from the UUFP will be showing up to spend the night at PORT. This is the most expensive activity of Social Justice we have and it deserves your consideration this morning when you are handed the basket. Simply mark your check for PORT to help maintain your support for your friends who will be there tonight. (Or do it now:)

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2018 promises to be a bigger ride on the roller coaster!

Tomorrow we say goodbye to 2017 with all its stomach churning ups and downs.

We talk about putting a few dollars in the basket every Sunday but this is your chance to take advantage of a tax deduction for this year. Most of us have our favorites and this is your chance to do even more.

Go ahead! Make your choices!

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PORT/St. Paul’s

 

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The Foodbank

 

 

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Planned Parenthood

 

 

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Parishioner’s Fund

 

 

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It seemed a little iffy last January

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It seemed a little iffy last January to a lot of people and it hasn’t been without its ups and downs. But, through it all, the UU’s of the Peninsula have been working.

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Right out of the gate, the Fellowship sent two busloads of members to Washington for the Women’s march last January.

In February, we delivered 153 pounds of food to the local  that began a relationship that still continues today.Let kids be kids

 

 

The month of March was a memorable time when we hung our Black Lives Matter banner.

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By July we were collecting for Undie Sunday.Undee-Sunday-kid

And in September we were back on the bus for the Racial Justice March in Washington.

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On the heels of the Racial Justice March was the Annual Crop Walk in October.

 

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Ending the year, we participated in Giving Tuesday with a collection of diapers for families who don’t have the funds for them.

 

And, during all of 2017, we contributed thousands of dollars to Share the Basket!

But there’s so much more to do in 2018 and we need your impact gift NOW!

 

Posted in GivingTuesday, Racial Justice March, Share the Basket, Social Justice, Women's March on Washington

There’s a lot more to do

Planned Parenthood clinics are frequently the target of folks who want them closed. But, the new tax plan has also been used to do away with the individual mandate in Obamacare which will create even higher prices for those who need health insurance.

This, in turn, will put more pressure on Planned Parenthood clinics to provide free or low cost services to men and women. And, since the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) has not been renewed, you can expect to see more of them at the clinics, too.

Your gift to the Share the Basket will be split with Planned Parenthood this Sunday and is more important than ever! And, as always, you can do it on-line using your checking account or credit card.

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Posted in Share the Basket

This is the most important document you have

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Your will is the document that dictates your final wishes and gives you total control to make a directed impact.

Leaving a gift in your will for the Fellowship is a great way to make a long lasting contribution. The UUFP endowment is a funding vehicle for special projects outside the budget.

Contact the trustees (Judy, Roy and Mason) for more information.

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