Support for the Worthy Now Prison Ministry

The Holidays can be particularly difficult for those who are in prison. The Racial Justice Committee needs your help in supporting the Church of the Larger Fellowship* (CLF) and the Worthy Now Prison Ministry Network to spread holiday cheer by sending cards to the nearly 900 CLF members who are incarcerated across 42 states. 

 

How You Can Help
Bring unaddressed Holiday Cards and/or stamps to the Church beginning Sunday, October 21 through November 18. Drop off cards in the decorated Holiday Box on Sundays or place in the box in the downstairs donation closet during the week.

 

·         Cards must have plain white envelopes with no decoration.

·         Cards and envelopes should not have glitter or be embossed.

·         Cards should have a short message, such as “We have not forgotten you.” or “Thinking of you this holiday season.” 

·         Use a black pen.

·         Sign your first name but not your last. Do not include your address.

·         Cards must have plain white envelopes with no decoration.

 

Children will help with this effort on November 4, designated as a Faith in Action Sunday, as they stamp cards and write greetings during their Sunday Morning classes.

 

We will forward cards to the CLF staff and volunteers who will address cards in December.

 

*CLF is a UU congregation without walls, connecting people all over the world for spiritual growth, worship, learning, and mutual support. Its Prison Ministry supports the belief that all people are worthy of love, respect, and support — not at some future time when we are better people — but as we are right now.  https://worthynow.org/

Support for the Worthy Now Prison Ministry

The Holidays can be particularly difficult for those who are in prison. The Racial Justice Committee needs your help in supporting the Church of the Larger Fellowship* (CLF) and the Worthy Now Prison Ministry Network to spread holiday cheer by sending cards to the nearly 900 CLF members who are incarcerated across 42 states. 

How You Can Help
Bring unaddressed Holiday Cards and/or stamps to the Church beginning Sunday, October 21 through November 18. Drop off cards in the decorated Holiday Box on Sundays or place in the box in the downstairs donation closet during the week.

 

·         Cards must have plain white envelopes with no decoration.

·         Cards and envelopes should not have glitter or be embossed.

·         Cards should have a short message, such as “We have not forgotten you.” or “Thinking of you this holiday season.” 

·         Use a black pen.

·         Sign your first name but not your last. Do not include your address.

·         Cards must have plain white envelopes with no decoration.

 

Children will help with this effort on November 4, designated as a Faith in Action Sunday, as they stamp cards and write greetings during their Sunday Morning classes.

 

We will forward cards to the CLF staff and volunteers who will address cards in December.

 

*CLF is a UU congregation without walls, connecting people all over the world for spiritual growth, worship, learning, and mutual support. Its Prison Ministry supports the belief that all people are worthy of love, respect, and support — not at some future time when we are better people — but as we are right now.  https://worthynow.org/

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Families,

 

This year, consider making the MLUC All-Church Potluck on 2nd Saturdays one of your family meals.

 

Since 2003, Columbia University National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) has found connections between the health of family relationships and the frequency of family meals. Teens whose families had mealtimes together reported they are more likely to seek parental support & confide in either or both parents. Teens who dined more frequently with their family reported less stress than teens who had two or less weekly family meals. Teens who dined 5-7 times per week were twice as likely to receive ‘A’s in school and less likely to use tobacco, marijuana, and alcohol (CASA 2003-2012).

 

Lets make family mealtime a regular practice at MLUC.

 

RSVP and let us know what you'll bring on December 8.

Looking Back with Gratitude, Looking Forward with Hope

Let's get together for an evening of fine fellowship, fabulous food, and fantastic fun with a potluck dinner and an MLUC variety show! All ages are welcome; childcare is available upon request. Guests may bring wine, beer or non-alcoholic drinks to share (drop off at the bar) during cocktail hour; lemonade and soft drinks will be available.

 

Please sign up to bring a favorite dish! You may also sign up in the Atrium on October 14.

Questions? Contact Sally-Ann Fritzson (; 610-640-1797).

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Conscious Aging
Facilitated by Eileen Casaccio, PsyD
Conscious Aging is an emotional wellness program designed to offer seniors hope and meaning to better cope with the stresses of aging, and to harvest the opportunities of aging to grow in wisdom, depth, and creativity. This is a research-based, time-tested 8-week workshop with a conversational café style where everyone can speak. Topics include forgiveness, self-compassion, surrender, life review, and creating new visions for aging from one’s own subjective experiences.

Each participant will purchase the $15 workbook provided at the first class. You MUST register in advance to ensure there are enough workbooks for all participants!

The class will be held in the Fireside Room from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, beginning October 17 and ending December 12. We'll skip the second Wednesday of each month so as not to interfere with the Lecture Luncheons.

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