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February 2013 Blog Posts (13)

It's time to do your part in our "part"nership with Urban Tree Connection

As most of you know we are working with Urban Tree Connection (UTC) to promote food justice, food security, and healthy eating in a neighborhood in West Philly.  UTC has allied itself with Neighborhood Foods to be able to offer an amazing CSA (Community Supported…


Added by Nicole Haines on February 27, 2013 at 9:54am — No Comments

Stewardship Update: Week Four

Sunday, February 24 was the official halfway point of our eight-week Stewardship Campaign, so we're getting ready to race to the finish. As of this Sunday, we'd collectively pledged $61,821 towards the 2013–2014 church year--almost a third of the way to our $200,000 goal!


We know that an eight-week Stewardship Campaign is a long campaign, with plenty of time to misplace your pledge card. Fear not--there are always extra pledge cards…


Added by Caroline Winschel on February 24, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

First Unitarian Food Justice Book Group

Do you enjoy reading?  Are you interested in learning more about topics such as food insecurity, nutrition, the local/slow food movement, food worker’s rights, and other areas related to food justice?

The Social Justice Ministry Team is excited to announce the formation of a Food Justice Book Group.  Church members and friends are invited to read…


Added by Julie Orts on February 22, 2013 at 10:50am — No Comments

Sharing the Journey Together: Dave Kurkowski on Growth

Added by Caroline Winschel on February 17, 2013 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Stewardship Update: Week Three

The week of Valentine's Day is a perfect time to be thinking about commitment, and as of Sunday, February 17, we're well on our way in our commitment to make our church strong and vibrant for the coming year.

So far, we've collectively pledged $50,321. This is one-quarter of the way to our $200,000 goal! Better yet, we've reached this number with fewer than a quarter of our church's pledging units--so if the average pledge stays the same, we're…


Added by Caroline Winschel on February 17, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Challenging Beauty

“I can’t find the beauty anymore.” I spoke these words to a friend following a talk by Eboo Patel. Patel’s interfaith dialogue work was inspiring, and his story as a Muslim-American helped me reconnect to Islam, so I was excited to attend another of his talks. Plus, he’s easy on the eyes. Yet, within the first ten minutes of his talk, I was angry. I wrote furious notes for the entire hour, challenging ideas that I saw as limited. When Patel finished speaking, I approached him and proceeded…


Added by Ranwa Hammamy on February 16, 2013 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Did You Order Justice?

Restaurant Worker Justice is no insignificant matter. It is deeply connected to issues such as healthcare, education, poverty, immigration…all of which are related to our universal human rights. Our city and nation are at a tipping point, and it is time for us to take a stand on the side of love and justice. Here are some ways you can make a difference and fight for food worker rights.


Watch …


Added by Ranwa Hammamy on February 8, 2013 at 10:55pm — No Comments

Making the Church My Home: Anne Slater on Stewardship

Added by Caroline Winschel on February 5, 2013 at 12:06pm — No Comments

The Beet of Your Heart Dinner & A Little Night Music Concert

Join us on Friday, February 15 for a…


Added by Michael McKee on February 5, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

February Beacon & UUA Congregational Bulletin

The February Beacon

Happy Valentines Day and merry 30 Days of Love! Be sure to check out this month's edition of The Beacon!

The February issue contains all kinds of church news, as well as:

  • info about the upcoming fundraiser: …

Added by Michael McKee on February 5, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Financial Updates: Financially Supporting the DWG

For years, the Development Working Group (DWG) has been requesting financial support from the Congregation and the Board with the primary goal of being able to apply for outside grants so that we can afford large capital campaigns to maintain our building.  Through the Furness Exhibition, the DWG has garnered a lot of visibility and interest for our church, and they would like to monopolize on this momentum.  The DWG came to the Board this past fall with 2 extremely critical…


Added by Eva Baker on February 3, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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