Join us this Sunday, September 21st!
9:30 a.m. Program:"Sleep: Early Birds, Night Owls, and Insomniacs"
You won’t snooze through this talk! Dr. Lida Osbern, Medical Director of Lawrence Memorial Sleep Center, and long-time sleep expert, will discuss sleep disorders such as insomnia, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. Afterwards, Jean Dirks will briefly summarize some findings on teenagers and their lack of sleep.
11:00 a.m. Spiritual Celebration: “For These Are All Our Children”: The Central American Refugee Crisis
In recent months, media attention has been drawn to the many thousands of Central American children who are crossing the U.S-Mexico border, after long and difficult travels from their home countries (and in many cases as unaccompanied minors), in order to escape devastating violence in their home countries. They come to the U.S. seeking asylum and refuge—many are turning themselves in as soon as they cross the border, in the hopes of obtaining permission to stay legally in the United States. What is our obligation, as Unitarian Universalists, to these children? How do our UU principles call us to respond to this “new” crisis? What is the relation between this and other immigration “crises” we have faced? And what can we do? Please join us for a service led by Marta Caminero-Santangelo and Daniel Bontempo. We encourage members to wear their “Standing on the Side of Love” t-shirts in a show of solidarity with the children.
Our nursery is open starting at 9:15 a.m.
Children’s Sunday School runs from 9:30-10:30 a.m. with activity time from 11:00-12:00.
2014 Sunday Morning Schedule
9:30-10:30: Traditional Program plus Religious Exploration for children (plus infant/toddler childcare)
10:30-11:00: Coffee and Conversation
11:00-12:00: Spiritual Celebration (to include children and youth 9 years old and older); younger children will be sung out after the story for all ages.
11:00-12:00: Childcare for infants and toddlers
11:20-12:00: Activities Program for ages 4-8 (after the story)
This congregation has taken part in the Welcoming Congregation[UUA] program to become more Open and Affirming towards bisexual, gay, lesbian, and/or transgender people.
This congregation is wheelchair accessible. The sanctuary is on the same level as the main entrance. Near the main entrance is the elevator for access to Founders Hall (our gathering place for coffee time) or to the downstairs library.
This congregation has assisted listening devices available.