Ways You Can Help
Helpers for First U
We are inundated with offers of help and caring in these stressful times! We have close to 30 individuals ready and willing to help with deliveries, calls, greeting cards and even an offer to provide humorous online conversations!
What we need now is to know who would like help and to identify those in need. If you are a member or friend of First Unitarian Church:
Would you appreciate a phone call just to chat or for a brief check in? Are your supplies running low and you don't have transportation? Are you just feeling stressed and would like to hear from another member?
We can help you with all of this, just please reach out to MTC@firstuuomaha.org and we will contact you.
If you are someone who wants to sign up to help others, please email MTC@firstuuomaha.org.
**Please understand that even with our volunteers stepping up, we cannot respond to urgent needs.
We have so much to be grateful for in our loving and caring church community. We can get through this and so much more together. Thank you.
You're Invited! Take part in these two at-home chalice activities!
First U CommUUnity Chalice Lighting Project
Share your light with our community by joining the First U CommUUnity Chalice Lighting Project. This idea comes to us from the Sanchez-Soto family, who demonstrates the passing of the flame in this video: https://youtu.be/8QN9jKeH0HY.
Written directions can be found here: https://bit.ly/33EmFdp
You’re invited to use a chalice you have at home, or any candle you’d like. Don’t forget to “pass the flame” after you light your chalice, and send your video (Google Drive works well) to email@example.com so we can use it in a future service.
Sunday Service Chalice Lighters
Are you missing all our friendly faces? Me too! Please sign up to be a Sunday Service Chalice Lighter at one of our Zoom services by clicking here: https://bit.ly/3i0unDb.
All you need is a candle (traditional or battery will do), and we will spotlight your screen as your family member(s) ignite the flame. If your family would also like to lead the chalice-lighting words, the worship leader will provide them for you. Though it isn’t required, you are welcome to use a chalice if you have one at home.
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
Share the Plate 2021 -- Taking Nominations NOW
The MTC is now taking nominations for the 2021 Share the Plate. Do you know a local nonprofit that makes a difference in our community? Fill out the online form here: https://forms.gle/aH1d3ktHUgA3ycAV7
Chalice Connection Seeks Art, Poetry, Reflections, and Stories
Chalice Connection is a church magazine published four times a year.
Deadline for the January 2021 issue is 11/27/2020
Winter theme: Imagination