Ways You Can Help
Share the Plate
Our Share the Plate recipient for the month of May is Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), the United States’ largest organization for parents, families, friends, and allies united with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ).
Donations can be made directly to this organization.
Go here: http://pflag-omaha.org/join/
You do not need to "join." Please be sure to choose option 2.
Go here if you would rather send a check to PFLAG--this link has their mailing address: http://pflag-omaha.org/pflagmembership.pdf
A local opportunity for constructive action: The Carver Legacy Center
As Reverend Shari noted in her Feb. 28 sermon, one of the ways that we can make a positive contribution to our local community is to make a financial investment in North Omaha through the Carver Legacy Center. This is a black owned financial institution with a focus on building black wealth and creating strong communities. Learn more here: https://mailchi.mp/firstuuomaha/carverlegacy
Sunday Tech Helpers Needed!
Are you comfortable with Zoom? Are you looking for a way to involved at church during this time of social distancing? We are looking for a few more people to assist our tech team. The tech team member shows images and sometimes plays music/videos during the Zoom Sunday service. If you are interested or need more info, contact the church office: firstname.lastname@example.org
WANTED: Writers, Artists, Photographers, Dreamers!
Chalice Connection, a quarterly publication of First Unitarian Church, Seeks Art, Poetry, Reflections, and Stories from our church members and friends. The July 2021 issue theme is: PLAY. Submit to email@example.com
Deadline for submissions is 6/1/2021. Learn more here: www.firstuuomaha.org/cc
First U Neighborhood Care Packages Project
All RE Families are invited to gather in the church parking lot for a volunteer project on May 22nd at 10am. We will be assembling the First U Neighborhood Care Packages. These are the bags that Cat gives to people who come to our door looking for help; they include personal care items such as shampoo, soap, lotion, nail clippers, combs, etc. Cat gives them to people along with bus passes, gas cards, or restaurant gift certificates, depending on what each person needs. We will be assembling 100 care packages! Please register below so we know how many people to expect. This is a multigenerational project for children of all ages and their caregivers to do together. We will have a brief (socially-distanced) social time with (individually wrapped) snacks after we have finished assembling the care packages. If you'd like a place to sit, please bring your own chair. Remember to wear your masks!
Register Here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084CA9A72AAB9-refamily