Women’s March January 21st – from Rev. Welch

 

Dear Friends and Members of the United Church of Norman-UCC

The Women’s March is a national movement to unify and empower everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all. We gather in community to find healing and strength through tolerance, civility, and compassion. Join us on January 21st as we march in solidarity with our sister marches around the globe.

The OKC Women’s March is for all who are unable to attend the march on Washington DC. This is a way to add our voices concerning the issues we care about. The demonstration starts at 10 am and goes to 1:30 pm at the south lawn of the OK state capitol.

If you cannot attend for the full time, please consider coming for whatever time you can so that we will be counted in the numbers that take part in this important event in order to get the attention of those in DC. Many are bringing signs, so feel free to champion the cause that is close to your heart.

The United Church of Norman UCC will also have a contingent there. You can look for us at the south lawn. We will have our banner there. And if we all wear our United Church of Norman UCC t-shirts we should be able to find each other.

Many of us will meet at our church home at 1017 Elm Ave to make up yard signs. We will also provide carpooling for those who need a ride. We will leave the church at 9 a.m to get to the state capitol. So join us either at the church or at the state capitol to let your voices be heard.


Blessings,

Rev. Dwight Welch

 

 

Adult Education and Future Events

1) January 22nd 2017 our adult education will be lead by Chris Carter as explore the PBS Frontline series “From Jesus to Christ.” It’s a historical documentary on the origins of the New Testament and the early church. We start Sundays at 9:45 a.m.

2) The Islamic Society of Norman and the United Church of Norman UCC are co-sponsoring a health fair. ICNNA Relief Shifa Clinic Oklahoma city Volunteers Team along with Dr Mudassir Nawaz will be at the United Church of Norman UCC Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. All Health fair participants, don’t eat or drink anything except water 8-10 hours before coming to the Health fair. Food and snacks will be available after your visit.

5) Congregational meeting Sunday January 29th starting at 9:30 a.m as we discuss a revised budget, settle on locations for worship, and update our committees.

 

 

Book Club January 31st

We’re discussing chapters 2 and 3 of Listen Liberal at Nancy Logan’s home 3200 Summit Bend at 7pm.

 

 

Food and Shelter Needs

Resident and Shelter Needs include soap, cleaning supplies, furniture, diapers. Kitchen Needs are dry sealed foods. Care Packets for the homeless include deodorant, self care products, snack foods

 

 

A New Recycling Box

Given the number of paper products we use for our morning gatherings and conversation box the Social Justice committee has set up a recycling box to discard those items. Look for it on Sundays!