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Sunday Worship & Youth Program at 10:30am

Update - 6-15-17

 

THIS SUNDAY’S SERVICE – June 18th, at 10:30 am  

Spiritual Practice for When You are Too Busy For Spiritual Practice

Pastor Sunshine Wolfe and Gabor Hardy (Worship Associate)

 

This intergenerational service will explore fun and quick spiritual practices that help us center ourselves and ask the big questions. Too busy to have a spiritual practice? Come discover one that may help you! This service will include a ritual to celebrate Pride Weekend in Syracuse.     

 

 

 

ARTS ON GENESEE IS THIS WEEKEND!

Be sure to reserve some time this weekend to visit the beautiful May Memorial grounds and shop at the second annual Arts on Genesee festival. The fun begins this Saturday, June 17th, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, with the grand finale concluding on Sunday, June 18th, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Bring friends and family and get all your birthday, Christmas, graduation and personal shopping done! Visit the food truck, spend some time enjoying the entertainment that will be going on non-stop in the gazebo and shop till you drop. It’s the place to be this summer!

 

 

 

VALET PARKING AT MAY MEMORIAL ON SUNDAY, JUNE 18

The front circular drive will not be open this Sunday, June 18th, during the Arts on Genesee show. Anyone who is planning to attend Sunday service and is unable to walk from the parking lot is eligible for valet parking service provided by members of the Arts on Genesee Committee. Just drive up to the front door and leave your car with a committee member, who will park it while you enter the church. People with mobility issues may also be dropped off at the front door while their drivers then proceed to the parking lot. For more information, please contact Alexa Carter at alexacarteralexa@icloud.com.

 

 

 

REMINDER: BRIAN BETZ IS OUT OF THE OFFICE NEXT WEEK

I will be on vacation (“staycation”, actually) from Monday, June 19th through Friday, June 23rd next week. We will have some office coverage in place at that time, but please refrain from calling the office next week unless it is an emergency. I will be back on Monday, June 26th, so if at all possible, save all questions and requests until that time.

 

If you need to contact Pastor Sunshine next week, ghe will be out of town, but available by email at minister@mmuus.org (except on Monday, unless it’s an emergency).

 

If you have an urgent building-related question next week, Mariah Ducey can be contacted at bg@mmuus.org.

 

If you have a question regarding your pledge or anything monetary/budget-related next week, please contact the Finance Committee at finance@mmuus.org.

 

Thank you in advance for helping next week go smoothly!

PLEASE NOTE:  My reduced summer hours will begin in early July and will last until mid-August. During that span, I am scheduled to work 10 hours per week, which will be 10:00 am – 3:00 pm on Mondays and 10:00 am – 3:00 pm on Thursdays. My job duties during that time will be to assemble, typeset, and print the weekly order of service, work toward producing the July 1st and August 1st newsletters, collect payments and ensure renters are taken care of. This will leave me pressed for time to get everything done, so if you have anything that can wait until mid-August, please contact me then. ~ Brian Betz

 

 

 

2017 CNY PRIDE PARADE IS THIS SUNDAY!

May Memorial and First UU will be marching in the CNY Pride Parade on Sunday, June 17th again this year…yay for Syracuse UUs!  If you are interested in marching and/or helping out with our table at the festival, please use the following link to sign up:  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F054BABAD23A5F58-syracuse.

 

 

 

SUMMER COFFEE HOUR HOSTS NEEDED

Please consider volunteering to co-host coffee hour in June, July, or August. See Don MacKay in the Social Hall on any Sunday or email him at mackay214@gmail.com to sign up. 

 

 

 

CNY UU REVIVAL– AUGUST 12

UUs from all over central New York will be gathering on our beautiful lawn to celebrate, worship, sing, picnic and network this summer.

 

Visit http://cnyclusterrevival.eventbrite.com to get a detailed agenda for the day and to register for this free and family friendly event.

 

If you would like to get involved in the planning and preparation for the day, contact Alexa Carter at alexacarteralexa@icloud.com.

 

 

 

UNIRONDACK WEEKEND FOR MMUUS/FIRST UU AND BINGHAMTON UU COMMUNITIES

September 15-17, 2017

 

New and returning families, individuals and people of all ages are encouraged to participate in the Fall family weekend at Unirondack. Since 2008, this intergenerational Unirondack weekend has been a source of early fall community building for our UU congregations. This year, it is scheduled for Friday, September 15th (starting at 4:00) through Sunday, September 17th, 2017 (ending around 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm). Unirondack is a UU Camp and Conference Center, 2 - 2.5  hour drive from Syracuse in the western Adirondacks, near Lowville, NY. To see the Unirondack facilities/environment, the website is: www.unirondack.org.

There are cabins and heated sleeping spaces with indoor bathroom facilities. People hike, bike, read, play games, go boating, talk, nap, arts, crafts, sport games or just sit by the lake soaking in the beauty. Group activities are encouraged and are led by the weekend participants. 

 

The 2017 cost will be: $65/PP for those over 10 years old; Children 3-10 years $62 ; Children under 3 are free. The cost to Unirondack is $52 for 2 nights per person; the additional $10-13 is for the 5 meals. This fee is inclusive of 2 nights (F, S) lodging, 3 meals Saturday and Sunday breakfast & lunch. Friday dinner is on your own. (brought in the car, eaten out or cooked there) Snacks and transportation are not included in this rate. Reservations and/or questions, contact Stephanie Cross at mscross1234@gmail.com.  

 

 

 

OUR CARE BASKETS

Please remember to purchase food and toiletry donations for our baskets in the foyer. In doing so, we support those in our community who struggle to have even their basic needs met on a daily basis. Let us all  chose to “walk the talk” as we live our UU principles valuing others and showing compassion.

 

Some suggested donations: canned fruits, peanut butter, cereals, baby food, macaroni and cheese, easily prepared “quick foods” for teens after school, deodorant, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, toothpaste, baby wipes, diapers, canned tuna.