May’s theme is the Gift of Pluralism. Experience this month’s theme by pulling out of the space of thinking and into the space of doing. Here are some ways to become a part of something larger this month:

Special Auction Dates to Remember!
May 1 – be sure to register for the Online Auction, “Celebrating Our Connections!” 
May 3 – Friday, 6-8 pm Kick-off Party with live musical entertainment, food and display of times.  Tickets at the door $25/person. 
May 4 – Saturday Online auction opens at 9 am! Be generous, help us reach our financial goal and exceed it with 50% of surplus benefitting TASK.
May 11 – Saturday, 9 pm the auction closes.
May 19 – Auction winnings distribution begins

Save the Dates: 
May 19th Congregational Budget Meeting

June 2nd Annual Meeting

If you are looking for deepening within, as you Celebrate Life  

  • Flutist Rena Xu (she/her) will join us as our guest youth music representative on May 5th
  • New Member Sunday, May 5th.  Meet and welcome our newest members!
  • Breathe: The World Needs You Whole, May 9th, 7:30-8:30pm; details in weekly announcements.
  • Lectio Divina (Reading Poems Prayerfully), every Thursday, 12:30-1pm online**. 
  • Chalice Circles, Various dates and times, in-person or online options. Small group reflections on the monthly theme. Email Robin Pugh at rpugh@uucwc.org for info.

If you are looking for opportunities among others, as you Create Community

  • Fundraiser: Mr. Gone, A Tribute Concert to Weather Report. Saturday, May 4th at 8:00pm by the fundraising committee.  Tickets $25.
  • Plant Sale May 5th: Once again Donna MIller has organized a spring plant sale just in time for Mother’s Day!  Plants available after the service. 
  • Science Circle: Science, Technology and Our Future, May 7th at 7pm, multiplatform**. Discuss recent scientific and technological discoveries and how they impact our self-understanding and rapidly changing future.
  • Socratic Group, May 14th, 1pm, in-person.  Begun as part of ROMEOs, this group discusses a philosophical, ethical, or cultural/political question chosen at the time by those attending.  
  • Outdoor Adventures Hike, May 19th at 1:30pm at Peace Valley Park Nature Center (170 N. Chapman Road in Doylestown, PA). For details and to RSVP that you are attending, email OutdoorAdventures@uucwc.org.
  • ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out) Luncheon, May 21st at 12pm at Indian Garden, Yardley, PA. RSVP to romeos@uucwc.org.
  • JULIETs (Just Us Ladies Into Eating and Talking) Luncheon, May 21st at 12pm at Borscht Belt Delicatessen, 2124 S Eagle Rd, Newtown PA.  This lunch gathering is for all cis* or trans* women in a space that centers women’s experiences  RSVP to Holly Bussey at uuholly@yahoo.com or to julietslunch@uucwc.org.
  • Cosmic Crossings, an electronic, ambient, space, and experimental music concert series. Saturday, May 25 at 8:00pm (more information here) Tickets for each show are $10, with all proceeds to benefit the UUCWC. Doors open at 7:30 pm.
  • Super Sunday for Children’s Faith Engagement, May 26th. An opportunity for children and youth to socialize with one another across the age ranges with guided activities; this month our youth lead the activity!  
  • Tending the Flame, May 27th at 7:30pm. Parents and caregivers are invited to drop in for a 1-hour time of facilitated connection, support and sharing. Contact rpugh@uucwc.org
  • Crossing Chorale, in-person rehearsals on Sundays at 12:30pm.  Ability to read music is not a requirement! Email Erin Busch at ebusch@uucwc.org.
  • Friday Night Sing-A-Long, every week with a different theme at 8pm on Zoom**.  The Weekly Announcement email has details.
  • CLUUSTERS Biking Group, for those who enjoy a two-wheeled way to be in good company.  To learn more, contact Michael Howe-Smith/the office at uucwc@uucwc.org.
  • 80’s Group for those in their 80s and beyond to connect online or in person.  Contact Robin Pugh for details at rpugh@uucwc.org. 

If you are seeking ways in and beyond our walls to Change the World

  • Raise Right gift card orders are due by May 9th for distribution on Sunday, May 19th. For info, contact raiseright@uucwc.org.
  • Earth & Climate Ministry Team Meeting on Monday, May 20 at 7 pm. Plans for Green Sanctuary and River Friendly activities FMI: earthministry@uucwc.org.
  • CFA-FAITH FUNDING Meeting, May 21st at 7pm online only. Learn and be part of determining what groups outside our walls receive our 50% plate $. All are welcome. Contact faithfunding@uucwc.org if interested.
  • May 30th in the morning will be a rally at State House for the NJ  Reparations Task Force legislation. Our meeting with Sen Zwicker’s Chief of State made it clear we are not making enough noise about this and need to get on their radar screens. We will need to get out people to attend.

**Check your Weekly Announcements for the link information or contact the office at uucwc@uucwc.org.