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MUSICAL MUSINGS: Come and See

COME AND SEE  By Scott Rieker Director, Emerson Choir scott@scottrieker@gmail.com     In one of my favorite stories from the Christian scriptures, some folks are attracted to Jesus’ teaching. When they inquire more deeply, he doesn’t try to explain every detail and every contingency. Instead, he says, “Come and see.” He’s trying to convey that … Continued

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

2016-17 Religious Education Volunteer Sign-Ups! Here’s a link to the sign-up page: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4da5a72da6fc1-201617     Teacher training will be on Saturday, September 10th–mark your calendars! The high-quality Religious Education program that Emerson offers takes between 20-30 volunteers over the course of the year to function; thank you for your willingness to be a part of that … Continued

LET LOVE DEFINE A FAMILY

If you attended Emerson on Sunday, August 7, then you heard the compelling story told by Rich Valenza, Founder and CEO of “RaiseAChild.” Perhaps you began thinking about how YOU might take in a foster child. Perhaps you know someone who is considering fostering a child. If you’d like to contact Rich for more information, … Continued

EMERSON’S JUSTICE ADVOCACY MINISTRY (JAM), August 7, 2016, 12:00 noon

The newly formed JUSTICE ADVOCACY MINISTRY (JAM) held its first meeting on July 31, 2016.  JAM is a new support committee created to help people get the word out about what they’re doing, recruit new supporters for their causes(s), and offer occasional trainings on such events as community organizing, petitioning, and lobbying. The meeting on Sunday, August 7, will … Continued

EMERSON’S JUSTICE ADVOCACY MINISTRY (JAM), Sunday, July 31, 12:15 p.m.

Calling all Emersonians who are doing important social justice work out in the community!  A new support committee has been created to help people get the word out about what they’re doing, recruit new supporters for their causes(s), and offer occasional trainings on community organizing, petitioning, lobbying, etc. Come to the first meeting on Sunday, … Continued

USING SCRIP TO EARN MONEY FOR EMERSON

    How does scrip work? A scrip program gives Emersonians the power to fundraise all the time, without doing anything more than using scrip gift cards to pay for our everyday shopping, including groceries, gasoline, a double dip on Amazon purchases, restaurants and fast food joints, department stores, and theaters. First, you sign up as … Continued

REQUEST FOR BOOKS FOR VETERANS from Robert Morgan Fisher

Robert Morgan Fisher is working with a group veterans with PTSD who would appreciate books for his UCLA “Wordcommando’s Writing Group.” Robert mentioned the success of this group during “Joys and Sorrows” on July 17, 2016, and received many offers of books from Emersonians. If you are interested in donating books, then drop off a … Continued

All-Emerson First-Sunday Potluck, August 7, 2016

August 7, 2016, we will be having our All-Emerson First-Sunday Potluck immediately following the service. Please bring a healthy dish to share. Then join in the eating and fun! “Our social hour’s meeting and greeting     is even more fun with ethical eating, So bring a tasty treat to share,     homemade or store bought, to show you … Continued

MUSICAL MUSINGS: Block Grants and You!

By Scott Rieker Choir Director, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church scott@scottrieker.com  402-202-8435 (cell)     In July, I had the opportunity to teach at a summer music camp in Santa Monica. While some of the attendees were from a low socioeconomic background, most came from affluence and could afford the $1,000 cost of attendance. In fact, some … Continued

EMERSON’S FUN-IN-THE-SUN SUMMER AUCTION

Don’t miss Emerson’s Fun-in-the-Sun Summer Auction! The last opportunity to bid is Sunday, June 26, after services.     There are lots of cool events for summer days and nights.  Attached is a list of all events and items.  Check out the raffle and three-night stay in Oceanside with the other wonderful donations!   Summary … Continued