E-News Summary 5/12/21

The James Reeb UU Congregation Annual Congregational Meeting will be on Sunday, May 16 at 11:30 am. You will soon receive an email containing the agenda, the slate of nominees for the 2021-2022 Board of Trustees, and the proposed 2021-2022 annual budget – and the Zoom link. Please contact Marla McFadden, BOT President, if you would like to receive this information another way

Reeb Picnic to Kick off Summer!! – We are excited to start gathering in person again. Reebers and Friends are invited to an outdoor picnic on Sunday, June 13th starting at 12:30 pm at Demetral Field, behind the JRUUC Building. To keep everyone safe we ask that you bring your own food, utensils, and blanket/folding chairs. We look forward to a fun lunch together where we can see and talk to each other in person instead of zoom! We ask that everyone arrive wearing masks and keep them on when not eating/drinking, and practice social distancing. As part of keeping everyone safe we need everyone to pre-register. Here is the pre-registration form. Please complete the form by June 12. If you have questions feel free to contact Sarah Elmore.

The Reeb Membership Team has more summer events planned in addition to the picnic. Make sure to save the following dates. Specific details will be posted closer to each event.

Hike at Governor Nelson July 11, 1 pm
Bike the Arboretum Loop, optional visit to the zoo in August 8, 1 pm
Campout at Lake Farm County Park Sept. 18th-19th, starts at 3 pm

Reeb and Covid-19 Covid infections in Dane County continue to fall, though still higher than in mid-March. While the JRUUC building remains closed, warmer days create possibilities for outdoor gatherings using the Level 4 guidelines in our COVID-19 Strategic Plan

Minister’s Availability

Help Wanted! – Lots of ways to help create Sunday Services and more…

Adult RE and Small Group Ministry Opportunities – Octavia’s Parables, Journaling, Meditation, Sacred Breath Choir, Social Group

Justice CALL TO ACTION – MOSES lunch and learn, Rally for fair maps, Alternative Voting forum

What’s Happening in Unitarian Universalism – Virtual General Assembly in June

What’s Happening in our Community – COVID information and vaccine resources

Wisconsin Chamber Choir Concert – Join the WCC with special guest, Grammy Award-winning soprano Sarah Brailey, on Saturday, May 15 at 7:00 pm for Music She Wrote, a celebration of music composed by a highly diverse crowd of women from many ages. Choir members will sing from their individual cars using wireless microphones, listening to the sound of the whole choir via their car radios. The audience is invited to listen in live on YouTube and to let us know they are interested by RSVPing to our Facebook event. There is no charge to view the live stream, but donations will be welcome. Reebers Catherine Stephens and Sarah Hallas will be participating.See here for more information. Attend here: Facebook Event YouTube link