TWO SUNDAY SERVICES:
9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
Danny Gotham, Glenn Mehrbach, and
Rev. Thom Belote, leading worship
Join us for this special service on the connection between music and spirituality. Danny Gotham will perform a special piece by Peter Oustroushko called “Sacred Heart” and Rev. Thom will respond with a reflection on the spiritual significance of this piece.
MUSIC NOTES: This Sunday will be packed with wonderful music, from beginning to end. Danny Gotham and Mike Babyak will blend their talents for the Gathering Music, followed by the Community Church Choir, accompanied by cellist Debbie Davis, with a piece based on two verses from the Song of Songs, which us tell us “the winter is past…the time of the singing has come!” The service will feature an epic piece called “Sacred Heart,” by Peter Ostroushko, who was, in the words of friend and collaborator Danny Gotham, "a virtuoso player, a prolific composer, and a nice guy.” This piece, and the other music in the service, will be played by an ensemble featuring a five-piece band and a string quartet.
REGULAR SUNDAY SCHEDULE
9AM: Live Religious Education Service on Zoom
9:30AM: Livestreamed and In-Person Service
11:15AM: Livestreamed and In-Person Service
1PM: Online Sunday Social
Sunday Evening: Youth Programs
Contact Marion Hirsch for more information
about Children's & Youth programming
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN CHILDREN AND YOUTH MINISTRY? In March, children are exploring VULNERABILITY as their Soul Matters theme. This week, we will explore what happens when we let ourselves hope at 9 AM on Zoom and in person at 9:30 AM and 11:15 AM. Eighth Grade OWL continues. High School Youth Groups will meet in the evening. For more information about our Religious Education Program, please contact Marion Hirsch.
SPRING BLOOD DRIVE - SAVE LIVES! The Spring Blood Drive will be held Saturday, April 22, 10 AM-2:30 PM in the Community Room at The Community Church. We’ll be tabling after the services on March 26 so stop by to sign up. If you use the Red Cross App, the code for our blood drive is CCCUU. Contact Jerel Bonner for more information.
REV. THOM TO TALK ON ARTICLE II REWRITE At the UUA General Assembly in June, delegates will vote on a rewrite of the section of the UUA Bylaws containing the 7 Principles and 6 Sources. On Thursday, March 30, at 7 PM join Rev. Thom for a one-hour talk on these changes. Check out the webpage for more info. This talk will be in person and also livestreamed.
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR BLAINE HARTFORD We will hold a memorial service to celebrate the life of Rev. Blaine Hartford on Saturday, April 1, at 1 PM. All in our congregation are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served in the Jones Building Community Room following the service.
QUUILTERS We meet on Saturday morning, April 1, 9 - 11:30 AM, in the Gathering Room, with a brief demonstration at 9:30 AM on tips and shortcuts helpful to our new projects this season. We turn our attention to totebags and Picnic Placemat sets for HomeStart Shelter clients, lap quilts for our Habitat for Humanity family, Hospice patients, refugees and others. Please wear your mask. Bring current or recent projects to share with us. Join our email list for more details.
SACReD GATHERING for REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE You are invited to a Spiritual Alliance of Communities for Reproductive Dignity (SACReD) gathering at the Church of Reconciliation in Chapel Hill on Sat., April 1 from 10 AM-4 PM. People from area congregations will strengthen one another as we consider how our faith compels us to take action in these times. Side With Love has paid the registration fee for you, but please sign up if you are coming. And if you wish to make a donation to help cover the cost contact us for more information.
WE ARE A WELCOMING CONGREGATION
We are a congregation that has historically stood for the civil rights of all people, especially those affected by racism and homophobia. We are a Welcoming Congregation, celebrating and affirming the active presence in our congregation of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual members and friends and their families. We are actively engaged in dialogue about how to be a more racially diverse, multicultural, anti-oppressive congregation.
SUNDAY PARKING: Please honor the parking spaces reserved for people with disabilities and limited mobility at the front of the church, as well as the spaces reserved for the Auction Winners. We encourage folks to carpool and/or park offsite, if at all possible. Parking is available at The Community Church, as well as alternate parking options. See a map here. Please note: Parking is not allowed at the Kehillah across the street. WEEKDAY PARKING (for church functions): The Main Lot is fully rented; please use the small Front Lot directly in front of the church, the wooded Pine Lot along Purefoy Road, or in the Rear Lot behind the church.