9 June – The Spark

What’s Happening this Week?
Resources for Engaging Anti-racism

 If you missed “Listen! A curated service of UU voices on Sunday June 7, click on the red bolded title to watch. In lieu of an honorarium for preaching, Rev. Karen Hutt has asked that folks who were moved by her words donate to the black liberation organization of their choice. 

At coffee hour after Sunday’s service, we discussed some ideas for engaging the conversation at a deeper level. Here are some resources to get you started.

Videos & Movies
The Urgency of Intersectionality (by Kimberlé Crenshaw)
How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Toward Them. (by Verna Myers)
It’s Time to Unpack White Fragility (by Robin DiAngelo)

A number of films about race and racial justice are available free for streaming throughout the month of June, including Selma and Just Mercy. For a list click here.

Podcasts & Articles
Being Black In America (NPR series
Seeing White (Documentary podcast series on the notion of whiteness)
When Feminism is White Supremacy in Heels (by Rachel Cargle)
Code Switch (Conversations about race)
The Nod (Stories of Black life)

Stay tuned for more resources and ideas, including a GUUF Book Study Group, as well as a multi-congregation online adult RE discussion group on the White Lies Podcast led by Rev. Lisa.Stay connected by attending a virtual event on Zoom!

Drop-in Chat – Fridays 9:30-10:30 AM
Folks of all ages, drop in with a cup of tea (or whatever you prefer) and check in. Stay as long or as little as you wish. To join via video,  click here

Sunday Service – Sundays at 11:00 AM
All are welcome!
Be sure to watch for an email on Saturdays that will include links to this week’s service, Spirit Play story, Coffee Hour, and Joys & Sorrows submissions. 

Virtual Coffee Hour – Sundays after the service
(approx. 11:45 AM)

All are welcome! To attend via video click here 

We follow all recommended protocols to avoid being “zoombombed”.  We are confident that reasonable measures have been taken to protect our meetings. If you would prefer to call in by phone, contact the office for the call in number and password.
Community Caring

Joys & Sorrows 6/7/2020
 We Celebrate With: My daughter finished her rigorous 3 year doctoral program and is now a nurse anesthetist ready to start work in Rhode Island in July.  -Susie Reynolds We are thrilled to announce that our beloved Lower Elementary Directress, Miss Alison Benton, graduated from the Center for Guided Montessori Studies with her Lower Elementary certificate on Friday.  -Stephanie & the whole UUWOC 
If you would like to submit a candle of Joy or Sorrow to be lit during the Sunday service, click here

Submissions received after 9:00AM Sunday morning may not be shared until next week.
Did you Know?Prisma Health is offering community screening for COVID-19 at locations across South Carolina.
For more information, visit:  https://www.prismahealth.org/coronavirus/community-testing/

 PASTORAL CARE To reach the Pastoral Care Team, call or email
  the Fellowship Administrator, 864-271-4883 or office@greenvilleuu.org, or if out of hours, call 864-365-6177 (please leave a clear voicemail message). 
In the event of a crisis or loss of a loved one, call the minister directly,  Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper, at 864-301-1477 or email minister@greenvilleuu.org.
If you have an emergency situation, please dial 9-1-1 for assistance.