Brother Sun in Concert Here at the UUCC
A long-time favorite at the Southern UU Summer Institute (SUUSI), Brother Sun will perform at UUCC on Saturday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. Comprised of veteran touring singer-songwriters Greg Greenway, Pat Wictor, and Joe Jencks, Brother Sun fuses folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock, and a cappella singing, and is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony. Tickets for the concert are$10in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets may be reserved by contacting brothersunsingsatUUCC@gmail.com or picking up tickets after services in Freeman Hall during the month of July. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to a fund set-up for guest musicians at UUCC.
Social Justice Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers are needed as Card Writers or Pen Pals to support women in prison. To volunteer to do Card Writing, or to become a Pen Pal, you must fill out an application form and attend an orientation meeting. Then the Card Writers will write 12 notes of encouragement to 12 different women monthly. Those wanting to volunteer can sign up in Freeman Hall at the Social Justice table. Or can contact Sandy Vermillion at Slv13@carolina.rr.com. Another volunteer opportunity is with Second Helping, a client-oriented restaurant business that has two cafes and a carry out/catering site. The last is located on Central Ave and is in need of volunteers. Don’t forget to sample the wonderful southern cooking they offer! Contact Sandy Vermillion for menus or to learn more about volunteer activities.
Summer Creative Workshops
In conjunction with our Summer Sunday Service theme, Dreaming Out of the Box, we have more opportunities to engage our imaginations ! We are offering four 2-hour creative workshops on July evenings, 7:00-9:00: Weaving with Vivian Brenner (July 22), and Soul Collage with Annie Flint and June Blotnick (July 31). Space is limited to 12 participants for each session. Please visit the Adult Programming Table on Sunday or email Martha@uuccharlotte.org to sign-up.
Educational Wing Rehab Underway
A long-in-the-works rehab project for the educational wing of our facility is underway. This wing includes some of the oldest parts of the building, which are subject to the most intensive use. For over a year now we have been planning to spruce up the hallways, classrooms, and bathrooms in this wing. All the work must be completed within a two-month window. CYRE classes will be held during renovations, although they have been relocated, and ODS has scaled back its summer program to include only one full-day class. Work will be phased so that the lower level (location of CYRE and ODS offices) will be done in June, and the upper level hallway and classes will be rehabbed in July.
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