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3800 East Genesee Street • Syracuse, NY 13214
Sunday Worship & Youth Program at 10:30am

Update 10/26


This Sunday Service – October 29, 2017

The Van Gogh Café”

Rev. Keith Kron, the Director of UUA’s Transitions Department, Rev. Sunshine J. Wolfe, and Amanda Perrine, Worship Associate

Living our Unitarian Universalist values isn’t always easy as we would like it to be. Often what we strive for is not what actually happens, How can we improve the odds that we will lead with our best values inside and outside our congregation? This intergenerational service will be a follow-up to the special Beyond Categorical Thinking workshop which will be held on Saturday morning.

Services start at 10:30, Religious Education is in session and please join us for coffee hour at noon.


The nursery is open during Sunday worship from 10:00am – 12:00 pm for children age 5 and younger.


Membership Team Meeting- Tonight!!

October 26th, from 6-7pm

The Membership Team will meet on Thursday, October 26th, at 6:00pm for planning and task work.  If you are interested in meeting and supporting visitors and new members of the congregation- if you enjoy hospitality, like meeting new people, and/or enjoy helping folks make May Memorial their home- this is the Team for you!  This meeting will be in Pastor Sunshine's Office.  Hope to see you there!


Meet with the Board! 

Members of the Board of Trustees will be available during coffee hour this Sunday October 29 to hear your thoughts and answer any questions you might have during these interesting times of transition at May Memorial.  Look for our table at the back of the Social Hall!  If you can’t make it this Sunday, additional opportunities to chat with us after services will be on November 5, November 19, December 3, and December 17.  Of course, we’re always available to hear your comments, and our meetings are open to the congregation. 


Public Relations Committee

The Public Relations Committee will be taking orders for Signs of Justice, a fundraiser, for the next two Sundays. Visit our table in the Social Hall where we will have examples of the signs.  Each sign is made out of corrugated plastic, is double-faced and comes with a lawn stand.  The titles of the signs  are:  Welcome Neighbors, We Believe, and Health Care is a Human Right.  The signs are $20 each and include a lawn stand.  Questions?  Contact Bess Kamerance,   or  315-402-2591


Beyond Categorical Thinking Workshop

Reminder: this is Saturday 10/28 from 9-12



Sunday, October 29th will be our last day to collect socks for Socktober. So far we have about 60 pairs in the sock box in the foyer, yay! That's excellent. But last year we donated 199 pairs of new socks to Catholic Charities for homeless folks. We would LOVE to make that 200 this year! PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING NEW SOCKS TO DONATE!

And to celebrate the month of Socktober, THIS Friday, October 27th at 5pm in the Social Hall we will meet to have a pumpkin carving party! Pumpkin carving is open to all ages and friends are welcome. Please bring a sack dinner for yourself, a snack if you would like to share, a pumpkin for carving, and lots of socks! Join in the FUUN! 


Are you a baker?

Enjoy making tasty treats, but don't want dozens of yummy things sitting around the house? The Teenz would LOVE your support of baked goods for their bake sale this Saturday! Treats can be dropped off at First UU on Friday from 6-9pm in the kitchen, or at 8:30 on Saturday morning.

First UU Annual Garage Sale

The annual garage sale at First UU will be held this month on Friday 10/27 from 6-9 PM ($2 admission) and Saturday 10/28 9-3. This year our combined youth group will have a bake sale during the garage sale to earn money for their spring service learning trip. 


First Sunday Luncheon November 5
Join us after Sunday services on November 5 for a delicious lunch hosted by the Wednesday Evening Men’s Group


Green & Social Justice Committee

The Green & Social Justice Committee will hold its November meeting on Sunday, Nov. 19th at 9am in the Memorial Room. We need more members to join our dedicated committee, who are presently working on renewing our Green Sanctuary status and Welcoming Congregation status.  New faces and new ideas are so very welcome. 


Donations are still needed for Puerto Rico

There is no deadline for donations so please consider donating!

The Governor’s office suggests donations of batteries, flashlights, portable lanterns, diapers, baby wipes, cases of water, and feminine hygiene products. Only unopened packages please.

Donations can be dropped off at the State Office Building at 333 East Washington St between the hours of 9am – 6pm. Or you can drop them off at the May Memorial, there will be a box in the lobby for the collection of donations.


Donations Requested

Please remember to continue bringing your donations to our food and body care baskets in the foyer. We recently heard that pasta is not needed at this time but the following would be great: canned spaghetti, peanut butter, quick serve packets of macaroni & cheese, canned fruits, cornflakes and Cheerios. Thanks for your continued support for those in need in our community.

Questions? contact Julie Daniel ( Thanks for your continued support!


Twisted Sisters

Join us! Twisted Sisters meets the 4th Tuesday of each month in either the Memorial Room (or occasionally in the Teen Room) at 6:00 pm. Twisted Sisters is an open group for UU women from both May Memorial and First UU. It’s a great place to meet new friends and old. We do not have a formal program or an attendance policy. You are welcome to join us when the mood strikes, and as it fits your schedule. People often bring refreshments to share, but it is not a requirement. Please just bring yourself! 


Black Lives Matter Facebook Page

At the 2017 Annual Congregational Meeting this past June, the congregation by majority voted to support the Black Lives Matter movement.  Unitarian Universalists from both MMUUS and FUUS attended the recent Rally for Justice organized by Black Lives Matter Syracuse, CNY Solidarity, and the Syracuse Peace Council.  Here is a Facebook link to find out information and events involving Black Lives Matter Syracuse.  NOTE:  You do not have to have a Facebook account to view this page.