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SOCIAL JUSTICE PROGRAMMING FOR NOVEMBER

Tuesday, November 5 and continuing, 12 noon — 1:30 pm, Common Room
Elders Group, in collaboration with EarthKeepers, will continue discussion of the book Active Hope by Joanna Macy at each of its weekly meetings. Discussions are led by Dottie Burnham.

November 9-10
Moving Into Prison Ministry. See today’s insert for more information!

November 10-30
Collecting items for Holiday Stockings. This year we will collect items for immigrant families! Watch for a list of suggested gifts. Please put your donations in the bin under the Social Justice display table in the Phillips Social Hall.

Sunday, November 17 in Sunday Service
Guest At Your Table collection will begin. Take home a box to hold your donations for the work of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC). Guest At Your Table is the UUSC’s annual intergenerational program to raise support for and awareness about key human rights issues. This year’s theme is “Women Leaders, Strong Communities.”

Sunday, November 17 in Sunday Service
Share the Plate with Alachua County Humane Society. The Humane Society has served our community’s pets and pet owners for five decades. For our November Share the Plate collection we will give all undesignated offerings to the Alachua County Humane Society.

Thursday, November 21, 12:30 pm
Ibram Kendi, author of a new book How To Be An Antiracist, will speak at the downtown Alachua County Library Headquarters at 12:30 pm. We will carpool from the UUFG parking lot at 11:45am. Kendi will also speak at the Phillips Center at 5:30-7:30 pm. This book will be a UUFG Social Justice Common Read in 2020.

Sunday, November 24-December 1
Family Promise Hosting. The week of November 24 to December 1, UUFG will host homeless guests as part of our commitment with other local Congregations to help these families get jobs, transportation and a place to live. Please volunteer to help set up, provide food, host a dinner or overnight, take down, whatever task appeals to you.

Looking Ahead, please mark your calendar for our annual Cookie Caper fundraiser for Social Justice, on December 15. Stock up on Holiday Cookies in the Phillips Social Hall after the service! December 21 we will co-sponsor and host the annual Vets for Peace Winter Solstice Concert!

 


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