Welcome to CrossCurrents!  Your comments are welcome at crosscurrents@uucwc.org

In this issue:

Holiday Season Service Schedule by Rev. Kim Wildszewski

Youth Group Trip by Scott Umlauf, RE Teacher

Being Myself at Welcome Table Wednesdays by Hannah Gallo, Ministerial Intern

Developing the Board Goals for 2018-2019, by Marianne Alt, President, Board of Trustees

First Recipient of a Roland Rahn Memorial Scholarship by UUCWC’s Food Ministry

Capital Campaign Fast Facts and Parking Update
Creating Covenants by Clare O’Brien Doyle, Right Relations Committee

Adult Learning Classes – Winter 2019
Airport and Train Transportation Service

Holiday Season Service Schedule

Join Rev. Kim Wildszewski and the UUCWC community at our holiday services:

Dec. 19, 7:30pm – Blue Christmas
Dec. 23, 9:00am – The Longest Night

Dec. 23, 11:00am – Born in Bethlehem: A Christmas Pageant

Dec. 24, 8:00pm – A Messiah Was Born

Dec. 30, 10:00am – Annual Generations Service (one service)

More details here…

Youth Group Trip
Scott Umlauf, RE Teacher (Coming of Age)

The weekend before Thanksgiving a team of Youth Group and Coming of Age students embarked on a trip to New York City for a Youth Service project on homelessness and food insecurity. Leaving by train on Friday afternoon, the group, with two chaperones in tow, navigated the subway and an outdoor market and arrived at the Friends Meeting House in Manhattan, the base of operations for the weekend. Read more…

Robin Pugh, Director of Lifespan Religioud Education, can be reached at dre@uucwc.org.

Happy Holidays from the Crossings Chorale!

Being Myself at Welcome Table Wednesdays

Hannah Gallo, Ministerial Intern

I entered the Crossings Room on Wednesday, November 28 at 6:30pm to hear a cacophony – screams of joy from Wesley Snyder, uproarious laughter from Elliott Dunner, and lots of chatter from Mary and Linda. The hall was alive and I remarked to a table, “You all really like to get together on Wednesday nights once a month!” It appears that Welcome Table Wednesdays are here to stay: two months in a row with nearly 100 people in attendance. This evening of alternative worship has been life-giving for me and I wanted to share a few reasons for why I feel so deeply grateful for the opportunity to provide the space and your enthusiasm for bringing it to life..  Read more…

Please join us at the next Welcome Table Wednesday on December 19 at7:00pm. Childcare is available if you contact Robin Pugh at dre@uucwc.org by December 17.

From your Board of Trustees

Developing the Board Goals for 2018-2019

Marianne Alt, President

Each year the UUCWC Board of Trustees meets at a fall retreat in fellowship, deepening our understanding of our board duties and setting the goals for the year. This year, we began the process at the retreat by examining what kind of board we are (strategic) and how we think about the problems we grapple with. We reviewed a list we’d made of what we, as a congregation, do well (it’s a great list if anyone wants to see it) and our five goals from last year. We were able to come up with four general topics for goals for the 2018-19 church year and some of the things that the board could do to meet them.  Read more…

First Recipient of a Roland Rahn Memorial Fund Scholarship

UUCWC’s Food Ministry

As a loving tribute to our dear Rollie when he passed away, many folks made donations to the church in his honor. Rollie was a great cook with a passion for food…as well as a strong commitment to HomeFront. Rollie’s family made the decision that the memorial funds should be used for scholarships to assist people connected with HomeFront who wished to pursue a career in culinary arts. The Food Ministry is pleased to announce the first recipient of the Scholarship Fund.  Read more...

Save the Dates

December 16, 10am

Capital Campaign Q&A

December 16, 2:30pm
South Philly Big Band Holiday Concert

December 19, 7:00pm
Welcome Table Wednesday

For childcare contact Robin Pugh by December 17.

December 30

One service at 10am

December 31
Wake Now Our Vision Campaign ends

January 5, 10am – 3pm
UU FaithAction NJ
Economic Justice Workshop

January 12, 8pm
Cosmic Crossings – Movie Night

Save the Dates!

UU Faith Action NJ events

Capital Campaign

Fast Facts

Goal: $1.1Million
Money pledged so far: $920,000
Money collected as of Nov 20: $230,000
Range of gifts:
$100 – $115,000
Households pledged to date: 131

Read more here

Download as a pdf

New Parking Lot
Layout & Information

On Sunday, Dec. 16, 10am, the Capital Campaign team will hold a Q&A session.

Creating Covenants
Clare O’Brien Doyle, Right Relations Committee

“The purpose of the Right Relations Committee is to help restore harmonious relationships.”

Each year the Right Relations Committee (RRC) welcomes two new members who will serve for three years. Bud Johnson and I recently joined Karen DiGeorgio, Chris Marietti, Ben Thornton and Susan Colket as part of the RRC. Because the Right Relations Committee runs mostly in the background of the congregation, our goal is to become a more visible presence in UUCWC life.  Read more…

Adult Learning Classes

Registration is open for the Winter 2019 Adult Learning Classes.  Details and registration.

Read the latest issue of UU World Magazine – The Magazine of the UUA.

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee: Loss and Hope in Texas. UUSC Senior Grassroots Organizer Hannah Hafter on her experiences on the southwest border.

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