UN Sunday Services at UU Congregation of Frederick, Frederick, MD
Action Date(s): October 15, 2017 - 9:30 am to 10:30 am EDT
I had written, as I do every year, an article of our church's October newsletter concerning the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO.) For two or three Sundays, I set up a table in the church atrium with a framed UU-UNO poster and brochures and hand-outs regarding the UN and the UU-UNO initiatives and this year's seminar on disarmament. I also included news in the church's weekly announcements. With my fellow envoy, Charles Haney, we spoke at the Friendly Forum hour on Sunday October 8th about what we had learned concerning April's seminar, and the latest news of encouraging progress towards nuclear disarmament at the United Nations. Charles had also spoken at the seminar in New York City, on the racial justice panel. Our congregation celebrated UN Sunday this year on October 15 at both morning services. Before each offertory, I briefly described the initiatives of our UNO and asked for support. Our minister, the Rev.Dr.Carl Gregg, gave a sermon relating to a previous UNO seminar. He spoke about immigration justice, and the theme was reflected in the services' musicians and choir; there was a beautiful song expressing the human longing for welcome.
Later I asked the church treasurer about the collection from October 15, which was split between the church and this month's beneficiary, the UNO. She told me that the amount of $724.50 would be sent for our UNO for 2017.
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