Venturing Out Together
Would you welcome others from church to join you at an upcoming outing or community event that you plan to attend? It could be a concert, a play, a museum visit, a walk in the park, or trying out a new restaurant. Submit it to email@example.com for listing in this section.
Outside Opportunity: Online Film Salon Voices from the Holy Land Presented by Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East and Independent Jewish Voices - Canada
Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East UUJME co-hosts a monthly virtual film. You watch the virtual movie during the month at your convenience and join the virtual discussion on the 3rd Sunday at 2pm (CT). You can watch the movie and not attend the discussion or vice versa. Go here for more info: https://www.voicesfromtheholyland.org/
Community Information: Hearing Impaired?
The Nebraska Commission on Deaf and Hard of Hearing has a program very helpful program called NSTEP.
Through it any Nebraskan who is hearing impaired can apply for a voucher up to $1000 to purchase a new cell phone that will pair with the person's hearing aids.
The process takes several steps 1.complete application. 2. Hearing specialist verifies hearing loss. 3. Applicant submits to NCDHH for review. 4. If approved, NCDH sends applicant a voucher. 5. Applicant redeems voucher with their cell phone carrier.
Learn more here: https://ncdhh.nebraska.gov/services/nstep
Denomination event: UUA Board Open House (online)
Connect with your UUA Board of Trustees, and the leaders from around our Association who serve as Trustees, to discuss issues and topics of importance across our Association. Join a monthly virtual Open House each 2nd Tuesday evening of the month starting at 6pm, Central. Register today on the Open House page. You are also invited to view the schedule and register to attend any upcoming monthly meetings on the Board Meeting page.
Outside Opportunity: Volunteers Needed
First UU Church member Bob Bosco volunteers at the "Coffee Garage" of the Holy Family Church (1715 Izard Street) which is part of the Hope of the Poor Ministry. Volunteers serve coffee, hot chocolate, and oatmeal to about 50-60 homeless people each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 10:30am to noon.
If you're interested in helping, please contact Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org. He is there on Fridays, but says the group needs help the other days too. Bob can give you all the information you'll need to start helping with this important work.
Outside Opportunity from Second Unitarian Church of Omaha
Protect Our Rights Training: “It’s time to protect the right to an abortion in Nebraska“
Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 6:30pm at Second Unitarian Church (3012 S 119th St, Omaha) AND by Zoom. Pizza at church. Everyone please register for this training whether attending in person or by Zoom. Register by clicking here.
Protect Our Rights is a coalition of Nebraskans and local reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations working to return the right to make important decisions around abortion care to patients and their health care providers, not the government.
Most Nebraskans support safe, legal abortion and every one of you is crucial to protecting our rights. We need your help to raise awareness among this majority so we can collect the needed signatures and turn out voters to protect our rights.
To learn about the ballot initiative, different ways to share your support, as well as best practices on how to talk about this initiative and bring new supporters into the fold, come join us at 6:30pm on Wed, Feb. 28 at Second Unitarian Church (or by Zoom).
Here is the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82619806030
Save the Date: OTOC Fundraiser
OTOC's (Omaha Together One Community) Spring Fundraiser is Sunday, April 28th, from 4 to 7:30pm.
New location: Firefighter's Hall, 6005 Grover St. More information will be shared soon.
Please reserve this time on your calendar to enjoy appetizers, desserts, music, and the silent auction while chatting with members from various denominations in OTOC.