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SUNDAY SERVICES

THE WORSHIP TEAM IS ON SUMMER VACATION AND PREPARING FOR HYBRID SERVICES

(ZOOM AND IN-PERSON) WHICH WILL BEGIN SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th!

For inspiring, insightful services, join us in person at

304 Corporate Dr. E., Middletown, Pa

or, if you aren't in town, you can join us through Zoom.

 10:20 am for announcements

10:30 am for service

Be sure to stay for our Coffee Hour immediately following service

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SUMMER SPLIT PLATE OFFERING
 

We think it is important to give back to the community.  

Each month our "WeCare" team chooses a worthy cause to receive half of our offerings - we split the plate!

 

During the summer months, all monies received will go to directly our split plate recipient.

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June, July & August's recipient is World Central Kitchen (WCK)
 

Last summer we received split plate donations despite the fact that no services were held. We anticipate the same loving kindness this year. The WeCare outreach committee currently consists of Bernie Griga, Rich Kelly and Bill Appleton. We have decided to direct the summer donations to go to the World Central Kitchen(WCK) to help alleviate the hunger issues in the Ukraine.

This organization was one of the first groups to bring food to the suffering Ukranians.

From their website: “Working at a 24-hour pedestrian border crossing in southern Poland, WCK began serving hot, nourishing meals within hours of the initial invasion, and we are now serving round-the-clock dishes at eight border crossings across the country. Additionally, we are supporting local restaurants preparing meals in cities across Ukrainian including in Odessa, Lviv, and Kyiv. WCK teams are also on the ground serving thousands of meals every day in Romania, Moldova, Hungary, Slovakia, Spain and German”.

You have all been very generous this year with your donations. Please consider the Ukrainians throughout the upcoming months.

To donate to help those in need, click here

 

THEMES

Each month we follow a different Touchstones theme which gives our Sunday services a guiding foundation. This year's overarching theme is "Repairing the World". Whether racism, poverty, climate change or injustice, the world needs our help and compassion.

The world shaking and changing revelation for Albert Schweitzer was “reverence of life” as a first principle in 1915 while on a barge on the Ogowe River as the barge made its way through a herd of hippopotamuses. Not just reverence for humanity, as important as that is, but reverence for all life on the planet. It is out of such reverence that the desire to repair the world is born.

June's theme is

Prophetic Imperative

Our Touchstones theme for the month of June is "Prophetic Imperative" which is the call to justice work and the call to the repair of the world. The foundation for this was done by Reverend Richard Gilbert in his 1977 dissertation, The Prophetic Imperative: Unitarian Universalist Foundations for a New Social Gospel published in 1980 by the UUA. In it he explored the connections between spirituality and social action. And given the social, political, economic, health, racial, and environmental challenges that exist today, this prophetic imperative has taken on increased importance. Gilbert’s purpose was to encourage Unitarian Universalists to construct a new Social Gospel in which social responsibility is intrinsically related to the religious quest and the work of a congregation. He considered it a sense of urgency to live out the ethical implications of religious faith. Clearly, the repair of the world is a prophetic imperative. 


The monthly themes for our 2021-22 church year are as follows:

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Reason

September

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