Side with Love and Justice next Tuesday

Join fellow UUs for the next Poor People’s Campaign event on Tuesday, May 29th at 5 pm. Meet at Bicentennial Plaza in Raleigh. We need you to join us in standing against systemic racism, poverty, inequality, and voter suppression, and to raise your voice for justice. See you there!

Welcome New Members!

We are pleased to welcome 19 new members to our UUFR Family. Please stop by the Connections Bulletin Board to see their pictures and bios. Our next Pathway to Membership program will begin in October.

Love Wins Lunch – Still Need Fruit and Pork!

UUFR will provide lunch for 70-80 homeless guests at Love Wins Community Engagement Center on May 30. We still need BBQ pork and fruit! Linda Liles will email you with logistics. Please go to the following Sign up Genius to volunteer:

Save the Date for the Spring Spruce Up!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 2, from 9 am to noon for the first annual UUFR Spring Spruce Up! Let’s get our campus ready for summer before people take time off from work and school. There will be a variety of projects people can work on both inside and out, and kids are more … Continued

Lessons From the Marriage Equality Movement

UUFR member Tracy Hollister will be the speaker for the next Triangle Freethought program. Tracy has been a national leader of the Movement for several years and will review that history. This event will take place In Founders Hall, on Monday, May 21, at 6:30 p.m.

Urban Ministries — Is Cereal Surreal?

Is Cereal Surreal? No, it’s just a critical need at Urban Ministries’ food pantry! Please include a box of cereal in your donation of canned goods this month — collection will extend to May 27. If you’d like to help deliver and shelve the food on May 29, please email Linda Bestimt at [email protected]

Join an Interfaith Ramadan Dinner during May or June

Greetings from the Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies and the Divan Center, two non-profit organizations located in Cary. One of our goals is to bring together different communities in order to promote compassion, cooperation, partnership, and community service through interfaith activities. We would like to invite you, members from your congregation, and your friends to … Continued

Activate Summer 2018!

This summer the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice is offering two youth justice trainings: 1) Activate New Orleans: Racial Justice & Beloved Community, on July 15-22, and 2) Activate Tucson: Sanctuary, Solidarity & Immigration Justice, on August 5-12. Generous financial aid is available, and the deadline to register is May 31. Learn more at the Unitarian … Continued

Justice Sunday Collection to Benefit the Poor People’s Campaign

On Sunday, May 13, UUFR”s Justice Sunday collection will benefit the new Poor People’s Campaign, led by the Rev. Dr. William Barber and and the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis. In partnership with Repairers of the Breach, the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice, the Popular Education Project, and hundreds of local and national … Continued

Cereal Donations Needed for Urban Ministries

A UUFR team delivered over 350 pounds of food last week to Urban Ministries (UM). Thanks to all who donated or helped to deliver! BUT — Urban Ministries has an URGENT need for cereal for the summer months. They have asked that we NOT provide the mega-boxes from BJ’s, etc. Instead, they request the “normal-sized” … Continued