Sunday, July 27th, at 10:00 am
Alisa McGann will be preaching this Sunday. Her topic is “Embracing a Minimalist Lifestyle”. Alisa studied film and video at Emerson College where she obtained a Masters degree in Documentary Video. Alisa has a passion for living in smaller spaces and for not accumulating too many possessions. Currently home for the summer with her four year old son, Liam, Alisa enjoys reading non-fiction, cooking, photography, and travel in her free time. Alisa’s recent travel adventure to Portugal included a stay in a traditional Mongolian yurt in the mountains in a remote region of the country
Lyra O’Brien will be leading the singing of Shaker music.
WAYS TO CONNECT OR CONTRIBUTE
Next Sunday, August 3rd, at 10:00 am
Next Sunday Karl Haakonsen is giving a sermon with the working title “Survival Mode.” Karl has been attending FCJPUU since 1993. During that time, he has been Standing Committee chair, clerk, and has served on numerous committees. More recently, however, he is probably best known for his two youngest daughters, Katla and Jora, his barbecued ribs (as learned from even longer-time church member Emerson Stamps) and his 21-year-old art car. Karl lives in Roslindale with his wife Cherisse and daughters Katla (age 5) and Jora (soon to be 4). His oldest daughter, Veronica (age 24), lives in Somerville. Karl has been living in acute survival mode since 2011.
Keep Updated on Terry’s Health Journey
To keep you updated on my health journey, I created a CaringBridge Site. It is intended to help people stay connected with family and friends. Please visit my site to follow my journey and leave messages in my Guestbook. The site link is: www.caringbridge.org/visit/terryburke. The site name is: terry burke - Terry Burke
Check out Chris Hedge’s terrific essay on Rev. Terry Burke and the Health Care System here: http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_actor_and_the_minister_20140720
Newspaper Story: Retired Roslindale Minister Leaves a Legacy of Love
A lot has changed in the world since 1983 and much has also changed at the First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist on Eliot Street. Back then, it was a congregation of 35 when a young Rev. Terry M. Burke fresh from Harvard Divinity School, entered as minister. Now, 31 years later, the Roslindale resident is retiring and learning just how many lives he touched during his tenure. Read more here: http://m.west-roxbury.wickedlocal.com/article/20140702/NEWS/140709398
Ministerial Coverage during Summer Months
Rev. Marshall Hawkins will be on call during July and August. Marshall’s email is: email@example.com or you can call him at 617-686-5154.
The Eliot Street Soirée REALLY Needs a Volunteer PR Person
The Eliot Street Soirée continues on for 2014-2015. The Soiree has 3 events for this coming fall: September 21 – Roy Zimmerman; October 17 – Fellswater; and November 30 – Darol Anger and Friends. And then 3 dates for the spring: February 13th’s Valentine Soirée; April 24 and June 7.
We have a great team of volunteers, but we still (desperately, highly) need a PR person. This is not a tough job, just one that needs someone willing to meet press deadlines and make some initial calls to media outlets to make sure we’ve got the right names and emails on our list of contacts. If you like doing social media, then you could also be in charge of the Facebook page updates! We’ve got a lot of this info in hand already, but it needs updating and someone to keep on top of it. No legwork is necessary, unless you also like putting up posters around town! Please email Janna at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you’re interested.
Summer services begin this Sunday and will run through August 31st. We will be holding them in the Parish Hall, starting at 10 am each week throughout the summer! Hopefully all of you that like to get an early start to your day in the summer will join in! Anyone interested in participating musically should contact Alisa McGann at firstname.lastname@example.org. The schedule is as follows:
- July 27th – Alisa McGann
- August 3rd – Karl Haakonsen
- August 10th – George Smith
- August 17th – Paul Miller
- August 24th – Roy Karp
- August 31st – Kimberly Wootan
The Minister’s Discretionary Fund
The Minister’s Discretionary Fund to help needy neighbors and church members has been depleted recently – please consider using the envelopes in the pews to make a contribution!
Summer Services Coffee Hour
Coffee Hours after Summer Services are very casual as usually there is no host assigned. Please bring something to share if you can. A covered bin labeled “Summer Service Supplies” will be in the pantry for any packaged items you wish to donate. Also, help with clean-up is always appreciated.
Summer Office Hours
Jennifer will have reduced office hours during the summer: she will be in on Tuesdays from 9 am – 1 pm. She will be available on an on-call basis on other days and will be working from home. Please email her at email@example.com to set up another time to come by, if needed.
Food Pantry Volunteers Needed this Summer!
Volunteers needed for Food Pantry in July and August, 10:30 am – 12 noon, on these Thursdays: August 7 & 21. Although summer plans change, if you think you can work any or all of these dates, please speak to me at church or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a great opportunity to do some direct service work in our community. No experience needed!
If you shop on amazon, please go to the church website, www.firstchurchjp.org, and make your order through the icon that appears on page one. When purchases are made this way, the church receives a donation from amazon.
ONGOING CHURCH HAPPENINGS
Did you know that you can rent the Parish Hall or a smaller space for a celebration, group meeting or other event? Contact Monroe Heyman for more details. Monroe’s email is MHeym02130@aol.com or he can be reached by phone: 617-524-8918. Jennifer will take care of scheduling all church-related (non-rental) building use requests. Email her at email@example.com.
Building Committee Contact
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the upkeep and maintenance of the church, please e-mail them to Catherine Mac Alpine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcements will run for no longer than 3 weeks, unless there are specific date parameters. You may resubmit your item after it has run for the allotted time. When submitting items for the weekly newsletter, please limit them to 250 words or less. If you have a special event that may need more space, please check in with Jennifer. If you would like your announcement included in the weekly newsletter, please send them in by Wednesday evening at 8 pm.
Regular office hours are 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You may contact the church administrator, Jennifer, by emailing email@example.com.
Jennifer Waddell, Congregational Administrator
First Church in Jamaica Plain UU
6 Eliot Street
P.O. Box 300186
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130