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March 2012 Blog Posts (8)

New Social Justice Theme: FOOD JUSTICE

With 1 out of 5 people in Philadelphia being Food Insecure, 84,000 of them being children and with challenges to our environment based on our food choices, First Unitarian Church Congregants chose Food Justice as our new Social Justice theme.  On Sunday March 25th four interesting proposals for a new Social Justice theme were presented – Economic Justice, Food Justice, Government & Citizenship and Marriage Equality.  All proposals provided background information on each topic,…

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Added by Debby Schultz on March 26, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

First Budget Info Session - 4/1

As Board Treasurer, I will be kicking-off the first budget session with a high level analysis of our long term financial goals and how we can align our budgeting process with the ends and means we have created for  ourselves.  I think it is critical that we not only set forth values, but that we actively strive to achieve them in our own lives and in how we run the church.  With this framework laid, I will then turn the floor over to Rev.…

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Added by Eva Baker on March 22, 2012 at 11:12pm — No Comments

A Matter of Life & Death

AM I RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR LIFE? AM I RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR DEATH?

 

These are unsettling questions.  How much are we responsible for others in this complex world?  It depends in part on your relationship with another person.  If you are a relative, spouse or committed partner, you may well be responsible for the life and death of your loved one, but only when the necessary legally binding documents are in place.

 

If …

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Added by Michael McKee on March 21, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Continuing Social Justice Literacy Projects

With the meeting on March 25 to select a new theme for the FirstUU social justice concentration, you might be wondering just what will happen to the projects created under the “old” Education/Literacy theme. They won’t be dropped; they’ll continue under the aegis of the Social Justice Ministry Team as on-going projects In fact, as an indication of their continuing interest and support, the SJMT has recently adopted two expansions of the Reading Buddies…

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Added by Sharon Tomalin on March 18, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Art = Politics = Art = ?

Art = Politics = Art = ? 
.... Phebe Shinn, Art Observer
“Many Faces of Occupy Philadelphia” …
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Added by Michael McKee on March 14, 2012 at 11:51am — No Comments

Having Your Voice to the End of Your Life...

"Having Your Voice " is an upcoming seminar that meets for 4 weeks,  8 hours total.  Register here today!

The seminar begins on Monday, April 2nd and runs through April 23, meeting at 7:00 PM each week.

Here are some facts:

 

1.  In a number of surveys 80% to 90%  of people polled said that they would like to die at home with their loved…

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Added by Mark B. Peterson on March 7, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Is My Death Your Problem?

On Sunday March 4th, our service will question whether your health care is another person's problem. In a four week seminar in April I will be addressing another relevant and important question: Is my death your problem?

The upcoming Adult Religious Education seminar entitled "Having Your Voice to the End of Your Life" will provide opportunities for participants to address issues as to how they want to be cared for…

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Added by Mark B. Peterson on March 2, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Heart To Heart: Celebrating Women

March is National Women’s History Month, with “history” being a misnomer. Although women’s stories are intertwined, and shared with men, several factors such as social, religious, economic, and biological  have worked to create a unique sphere for women's history. Women’s stories have become a separated because they have often been pushed to the margins of our history books, or have been omitted…

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Added by Rev. Addae Ama Kraba on March 1, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

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