Freedom Riders Movie
Sunday, February 25 at 11:30 a.m. | Coordinated by Martiena Evans
Freedom Riders is the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws in order to test and challenge a segregated interstate travel system, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism. Refreshments provided. Register here
The Eighth Principle Panel
An urgent need for an Eight Principle is being explored. Please stay after the Sunday service on March 4 at 11:45 a.m. for a powerful panel discussion to hear of its importance, its history and to air opinions and ask questions. The panel includes author Paula Cole Jones, founder of ADORE (A Dialogue on Race & Ethnicity) and former president of DRUUMM, co-author, Bruce Pollack- Johnson (Restoration UU), and UU members from Honolulu via skype. For more information visit: http://8thprincipleuu.org/. No registration is required.
Sentenced as Juveniles to Life in Prison Panel
Sunday, January 7 at 11:30 am | Led by John Pace & Mike Lyons, co-founders of the Redemption Project
In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that juveniles could not be sentenced to life without parole. Over 90 persons sentenced to life as juveniles have since been released on parole in PA. This panel discussion will help us understand the challenges of re-entry into society for these individuals and how we can help. Bring your questions! No registration required.
Daring Democracy Forum: A Non-Partisan Event
Sunday, January 14 at 12 p.m. | Led by Adam Eichen
Author of the UU All-Read, Adam Eichen will present a workshop about his book and the message of igniting power, meaning and connection for the America we want.
Meet the Gun Guy
Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m. | Led by Mike Weisser
MLUC member Greg Gaul is a Board member of Gun Sense Chester County, a Gun Violence Protection group with the positioning statement "Common Ground is the Solution". This group has invited Mike Weissner (aka "Mike the Gun Guy"), a national speaker on gun safety, to speak to us and the community on seeking common ground between gun owners and non owners. No registration required.
Jubilee Anti-Racism Training
Friday–Sunday, March 2–4 | Led by facilitators from the Central Eastern Region of the UUA
Do you wish to nurture our multicultural future in the face of opposing cultural currents? Do you wish to deepen your understanding of how race and ethnicity play out in our institutions and our daily lives? Jubilee Anti-Racism Training helps participants understand what is involved in nurturing a multicultural community and working against racism in all of its forms. The workshop requires a weekend commitment; and it is worth every minute of that commitment. There is a cost for this workshop ($155) and assistance with this cost is available if desired (contact ). Register here by February 19.
There are many opportunities for personal and spiritual growth and learning outside of official Faith Development offerings here at MLUC. Please also consider:
· Joining a small group
· Attending a book group
· Volunteering on a Sunday morning
· Joining a committee
· Joining a social action project
· Joining a choir or sharing musical talent
· Helping organize an annual event