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Full Calendar

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people with mics A fun evening of songs, jokes, stories, and even dance! We already have a pretty full roster, but there will still be time for one or two spur-of-the-moment participants as well.

We need volunteers to bring card tables, finger desserts, wine, soda, etc. -- and to help set up and clean up. Contact Sharon Smith to volunteer. Or just come at 7:00 and enjoy the show!

May 15: Recognition Sunday!

starCome honor and celebrate each other's contributions to this church. Rev. Bob’s talk is called “Let's Start an Epidemic of Appreciation," and that’s just what we’ll do. This is the day we’ll officially welcome some new members, install the new Board of Trustees, and generally express our gratitude to and for each other.

Make Plans Now: August 27

picnic!Write it on your calendars! August 27th is the day we'll hold our annual picnic in the park. More details as we get them, but plan to join us at noon and stay until whenever. Food, fun, and fellowship!

We Need a Ladder

ladderY'know -- a ladder. Some of our routine maintenance (such as getting up into the attic where the furnace filters are) requires a ten-foot-tall ladder. We've begged and borrowed up till now and it's become a real problem. We need a ten-foot-tall stepladder, preferably aluminum, of our own. Does anyone on this mailing list have one they'll give to us, or perhaps sell for little? Or perhaps someone would like to buy a new high-safety-rated one as a tax-deductable contribution to the church? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it....


The Social Concerns/Social Justice Committee of UUCCV has designated ALFA as the 2016 recipient of our congregation’s pantry donations. Be part of this wonderful ongoing effort supporting real people in our community by bringing much needed food & non-food items. Find the donation box in the entryway.

alfaALFA serves to improve the lives and health of those affected by HIV/AIDS while preventing transmission through education and testing.

Here are suggestions for ALWAYS NEEDED food and non-food items to bring:

  • Peanut butter and jelly/jam
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Canned stews and chili
  • Beans in cans or bags
  • Canned tuna, chicken, salmon
  • Canned fruit or fruit cups
  • Boxed mashed potatoes, rice
  • Soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Laundry detergent, dryer sheets
  • Toilet paper, feminine products

Your generosity is much appreciated!

Requested Sermon Material

Many people have requested Gabriele Weinberger's "Holocaust Memorial" talk. Here it is as a PDF:

Rev. Bob encourages everyone to read a talk from several years ago:

and his excellent talk on Valentine's Day had many people wanting to read the text, so here it is:

And a few people have asked for a couple of things after LMFW Lee Shackleford's talk January 31st. And here they are:

Our Response to "Understanding Islam" ad

Did you see the full-page ad denouncing Islam in the Hickory daily paper? It ran several times -- and we joined the many voices in Hickory raised in protest. Read our responses here.

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