A Welcoming Congregation

GIVE

July 21, 2024

Disability Pride Month Service

with Mauricio Moreno and Lynelle Wise,
with special guest Helena Donato-Sapp

 

Click Here to Download Order of Service

 

Prelude  Rachel Kim

Welcome and Greeting  Lynelle Wise

Introduction of Helena Donato-Sapp  Mauricio Moreno

Chalice Lighting  Lynelle Wise

Hymn  STJ 1053 “How Could Anyone”

Meditation  Lynelle Wise

Joys and sorrows  Lynelle Wise

Offering words  We thank you for your generosity! Use your cell phone to text GIVE to 833-931-1845 or go online to GIVE at www.uuclb.org/give. Checks can be addressed to UUCLB, 5450 E. Atherton St., Long Beach, CA 90815.

Reading and Reflection  offered by Mauricio Moreno

Sermon  “Disability Justice” offered by Helena Donato-Sapp

Hymn  STJ 1057 “Go Lifted Up”

Extinguishing the chalice

Closing Words  offered by Mauricio Moreno

Postlude  Rachel Kim

“Our services are streamed via ZOOM and FB. The camera is focused on the speaker and musicians, including members and visitors who share during Joys and Sorrows. (Seating at the back wall will not appear on camera.)

 

Helena Donato-Saap is a global award-winning 15 y/o educator, writer, speaker, Long Beach Youth Poet Laureate, an award-winning disability activist, and an activist for equity + justice. She is the adopted daughter of queer parents. Helena believes that it is urgent for young people to understand and be empowered to confront critical issues like anti-Blackness, ableism, Queerphobia, misogyny, poverty, and climate change. More about Helena at: https://www.helenalourdes.com/


Postcards on the Patio

POSTCARDS ON THE PATIO We have more cards!. Whether pre-ordered or not, there will cards for you at the Saving Democracy table Sunday July 21st. We’re writing to Black women voters in Florida, with Reclaim Our Vote. has over 900K names ready for writers like us.


Today, Sunday, July 21, 11:30am after Service in the Lounge
UUYAN Young Adult Network ages 18-35

The UU Young Adult Network ages 18-35 meets on most 3rd Sundays in the lounge after the service. This is a small group ministry creating a beloved community of witnessing our experience together and planning group activities. For more information, please contact Kathy Adams, Adult Faith Development co-chair at katole@uuclb.org


6th Annual Pinewood Car Building Class and Race Day
Classes: Sundays 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, and 8/11, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Race Day: Saturday, August 17, 2024, 10:00am

Come to the child and parent Pinewood car building classes. Open to all ages. Classes will take place on (4) Sundays from 11:00am – 2:00pm on 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, and 8/11. Meet at the Shed to pick up your car kit, use the tools provided, and learn tips and tricks to make a winning car. Race your winning car on Saturday, Aug 17 under the structure. Check-in time is 10:00am. Race Start Time is 11:00am. Food, Drinks & Ice Cream will be available. Questions? Email Mike Silveria at mtsilveria@icloud.com


Wednesday, August 7, 5:30pm
at the Picnic Tables near the Playground
Church Potluck Picnic #3 — Last for this Summer 2024

Please bring a hearty dish to share – one that feeds several people. Feel free to bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair, if you prefer that to picnic tables.  Items provided by church: Plates, silverware, cups, napkins, serving utensils, and serving ware, cookies, chips, and non-alcoholic beverages (iced tea & lemonade) This is a potluck, so whatever folks contribute, will be what we all enjoy communally. Please take your potluck food and dish home with you, when you go home.
Note: The church kitchen will not be available for use and we won’t have a grill/BBQ this year.

For more information, please contact Laura Scully at 562-822-0200 or email: lbscully1@gmail.com


Sign up now for The Talent / No-Talent Show!

The Talent / No-Talent Show is coming up on September 14 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.  To share your talent (or no-talent)…email Phibun at: phibunny@gmail.com


A REMINDER FROM THE UUCLB SAVING DEMOCRACY TEAM

General Election is November 5, 2024 Be sure to REGISTER TO VOTE & VOTE!
In California: https://registertovote.ca.gov/ Find your State Representative: https://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/


July 2024 Social Justice Collection: Bienstar

Since 1989, our programs have included full-service medical care, HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, sexual health, mental health, substance use counseling, and medication-assisted treatment. Bienestar’s three-decade commitment to our community was founded as a direct response to the lack of resources available for Latinx and LGBTQ+ individuals at the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis in Southern California.

Since 1989, our programs have included full-service medical care, HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, sexual health, mental health, substance use counseling, and medication-assisted treatment. Bienestar’s three-decade commitment to our community was founded as a direct response to the lack of resources available for Latinx and LGBTQ+ individuals at the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis in Southern California.

Our social justice collection takes place on the second Sunday, but you can support the Bienstar until the last Sunday of the month, by mail, text, or online. Your monetary gifts sustain our beloved community and enable us to further embody our values through our gatherings, programs, and community outreach. Use the QR Code at right to GIVE or give online at www.uuclb.org/give. Mail checks to UUCLB, 5450 E. Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA 90815


Make Your Pledge Today

We have set an ambitious pledge goal of $366,000 which will create a solid foundation for our future. We are asking you to consider increasing your pledge by 10% to help us meet our goal. Please visit our website at www.uuclb.org/give/pledge-form to make your pledge online or scan the QR code below. A paper Pledge Form will also be available for you to fill out and turn in at the Stewardship Table after church.


Raise Your Voice! Join the UUCLB Choir!

Choir resumes practice late summer, every Wednesday from 7:15-9:00 PM. No experience needed. For more info, please email: music.director@uuclb.org


Pastoral Care

Your Pastoral Care team is here for you in times of joy and sorrow. Please email pastoralcare@uuclb.org or call / text Rev. Lissa Gundlach at 562-355-4244 for support


UUCLB Saving Democracy Team

UUCLB Long Beach: Saving Democracy Team information: Bit.ly/uuclbinfosheet
To be trained to do Postcard writing and Interstate texting, e-mail: DemocracyTeam@UUCLB.ORG
UUSJ Washington D.C. Election 2024 Resource Page (Personal Plan Checklist—Resource Materials—Actions & Events): bit.ly/uusjelection2024


Make a Tribute!

Make a Memorial Tribute in memory of, or to say “Thank You” to someone for a gift, a good deed, a job well done, or just to tell someone “You are special!” You can make your Tribute by check or use tithe.ly. Checks should be made out to UUCLB and marked “Tribute To insert name here”. Or for tithe.ly text-to-give, text the words “Tribute for insert name here” and the amount to 833-931-1845. If making a tribute by check, drop your check off at the church office on Sunday or mail to: UUCLB, 5450 E Atherton St., Long Beach, CA 90815.


Religious Education for Youth

Contact dre@uuclb.org for more information.


Membership

Please Join Us! Our “Starting Point” classes are held on the first Sunday of each month at 11:30am in the UUCLB lounge. The class is also offered virtually on ZOOM. For more info, see our webpage at https://www.uuclb.org/connect/become-a-member/ or email: Membership@uuclb.org


Please see the Church Calendar for additional meetings & events!

Go to: uuclb.org/calendar


Sign up for our UUCLB ADVANCE Newsletter and Weekly Announcements at: https://www.uuclb.org/news/newsletter-signup/


Check out these pages:

https://www.uuclb.org/connect/become-a-member/
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