Upcoming at First Unitarian Church
Please contact the church office for committee contact information.
Rev. Scott Aaseng’s schedule:
11 a.m. Sunday, April 20, “New Beginnings.”
11 a.m. Sunday, April 27, "Are You More Than Your Point of View?"
Next scheduled office hours:
12 – 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16
2 – 6 p.m. Monday, April 21
2- 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29
Communications Preferences Survey: If you have not yet received a communications preferences survey from your connector at church, there are some in Parish Hall. We are collecting surveys in order to improve our communications between the church and its congregants. You can fill out a survey and drop it in the box in the church front office.
Youth Religious Education (RE): On Easter Sunday, RE will be attending the 9:30 a.m. mass at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Hobart. We will not have a regularly scheduled RE class from 10 - 11 a.m.; however, we will be having an Easter party for the children upon return to First Unitarian from St. Bridget. Please contact Kristin Schumacher or Michele Ferrell with any questions.
The First Unitarian Rummage Sale is scheduled for 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, April 25, and 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26. This sale’s coordinator is Rosalind Davila. Donations of treasured items need to be clean and in working order. Items can be dropped off at the church on Sunday, April 20, after coffee hour. Contact Rosalind if pickup is needed. A weekday schedule will be posted. Any and all help with this adventure would be greatly appreciated. Contact Rosalind Davila.
The Finance and Stewardship Committees ask that you mail or bring to the church your completed 2014-2015 pledge and time and talents forms by Sunday, April 27.
The Porter County Family and Youth Service Bureau is collecting disposable diapers for their "Hyper Diaper" Drive. If you are able to contribute a package or two, or make a monetary donation toward the purchase, please see Janet French. All contributions are, of course, tax deductible.
Programs, meetings and services
7 p.m. Friday, April 25, Science Café. Science Cafe will present Dr. Shawn Slavin from Purdue Calumet discussing recent advances in one of the hottest topics in astrophysics, namely, inflationary cosmology. There has been a lot of news in this area recently. See, for example,
http://www.universetoday.com/110687/cosmologists-cast-doubt-on-inflation-evidence/ The formal presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary since the Parish Hall will be full of Rummage Sale materials. We're still trying to work out a way to provide light refreshments; however, we can't have any food in the Sanctuary.
Saturday, April 26, Café Agape. Every Saturday, the Presbyterian Church of Hobart hosts Cafe Agape, a free community meal. First Unitarian volunteers coordinate a meal once a month. The April 26 Café Agape coordinator is Jerry Ashmore (Empty Circle Zen Group). He is looking for people to arrive at the Presbyterian Church to prepare food from 9 - 11 a.m., to serve food from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and to help with clean-up from noon - 2 p.m. (Help with all if you can.) There is a sign-up sheet in Parish Hall. Contact Jerry Ashmore.
6:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, First Friday Games and Potluck. Join us on the first Friday of every month for our game and potluck night. Bring your favorite game (board and card games), and a dish to share. Or just bring the food and see what everyone else is playing. Be sure that you are able to explain any game you bring, in case others have never played it before. We eat at 6:30 p.m., and we break out the games soon after. Contact Patricia Riley-Churilla.
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, and May 10, Spring Cleaning!
The Buildings and Grounds Committee is organizing a spring clean-up at First Unitarian Church of Hobart. Our congregation is already known as a welcoming and inviting place for spiritual seekers. With a little freshening and decluttering of our sacred space, we can create an even more inviting place of worship, prayer and personal growth. Everyone is invited both Saturdays to wash windows, plant flowers, clean out closets and generally spruce up our property. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Patrick Churilla.
7 p.m. Saturday, May 3, Wheel of the Year. Our local chapter of the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) will celebrate Beltane / May Day, in the fellowship hall. There will be dancing around the May pole. The ritual will be followed by a pot luck, so bring a dish to share. This event is open to the public. All ages are welcome, but no child care is provided so children may participate. (You may accompany your child in the nursery if they need a break.) Minors must bring a parent. Participants must sit within the Circle and give their name during introductions. Contact Kele Ivey or Patricia Riley-Churilla.