Please join us for a very special UNITED Interfaith Encounter Tuesday, June, 26, 7:00 pm at Christ the King Church in Lexington as Buddhists, Christians, Jews and Muslims join in prayer for the restoration of the dignity of our immigrant and refugee sisters and brothers.
Merely stopping the inhumane practice of separating children from their parents’ is insufficient. A ‘zero tolerance’ policy that subjects asylum seekers and immigrant families to indefinite detention is unacceptable. Moreover, we must also immediately reunite the 2,000 + families that have been shattered.
Far from being a political statement, our gathering is a testament to people of diverse faiths who believe the dignity of the human person and the family – however one defines it – must be held sacred.
Our one hour gathering will include music, prayer, a message and a silent commitment to work for justice and to safeguard the dignity of children, parents, families, immigrants, refugees: those on the peripheries who need our voice because theirs has been minimized or silenced.
Please join us and let us fill the sacred space of Christ the King Cathedral to overflowing as we stand in solidarity against every word or action, every ideology or law, that strips people of their dignity as sisters and brothers of a common Creator.
Please share this flyer and invitation generously and let us stand together as one voice — for the children, especially.
Lexington UNITED Interfaith Encounters
We are in a moment of great transition – a moral revival. People are fighting back for their lives, communities and deepest values – across the nation and especially here in Kentucky where we face the brunt of unchecked power and greed, with a darkness over Frankfort that rivals the darkness over Washington. The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has taken root in Kentucky, and we’re excited to have everyone involved. Kentuckians and folks from across the country held a Mass Rally and Global Day of Solidarity in Washington, DC this weekend, we share some of the highlights from the six weeks of action that took place in Kentucky. KFTC link.
Families Belong Together: Lunchtimes for Change https://actionnetwork.org/events/lunchtime-for-change-families-belong-together The atrocity of tearing apart families seeking refuge and asylum must end. If you want to take action but can’t come to an event in person, join us for a virtual event to aid families who are being detained and psychologically tortured by separation. Between 12 and 1 PM on Wednesdays (or whenever your lunch break is), take as many of the actions on this list as possible. Tweet and share your actions – and a link to this page — on your social media networks with the hashtag #FamiliesBelongTogether to make a greater impact.
Oops — forgot this calendar item: there will be NO Music Theory class on July 1. Last class will be July 8.
CALLING ALL RINGERS! Whether you are a current ringer with UCHE, or you have rung bells in another time or place, we would love to have you join us for the August 12, 2:00 pm, performance. We will ring arrangements of our congregation’s ten most-requested hymns. There are four scheduled “full ensemble” rehearsals. June 27, July 11 & 25, and August 8, at 7pm in the sanctuary. Small groups may practice as schedules allow. Please contact Pearl (email@example.com) if you’d like to participate in the full ensemble and/or a small group so we can find the best arrangements for us.
Thursday noon Bible Study is taking summer break.
Berea Friends of the Library meeting June 28, 7 pm at the Berea branch. All welcome!
Birthday celebration! Amy Williams is hosting a concert on July 7 at 7 pm at the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center to celebrate her 50th birthday! Come hear Sam Gleaves, Deborah Payne and Judith Ann Anderson and join her friends and family from near and far for this wonderful occasion.
Farewell, Dear Piano! Our piano’s insides are off for repair and will be back at the end of July. We are still seeking donations towards this project. “Buy a Key!” Each of the 88 keys will cost $50. You will be buying an actual piano key that can be used as a decoration or an ornament. If you wish to contribute more, you could endow one of the 33 years of the piano’s use by donating $130.00. We’ve had several donors already — thank you!! All donations, no matter how big or small, will be greatly appreciated!
You’re Invited to make a small quilt based on a favorite book! Join the Friends of the Madison County Public Library Fundraiser today! Contact Rita Barlow at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. The quilts will be on display at both library branches and are sold by silent auction.
Help Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) provide safe, warm, dry, and accessible housing for children, their families, seniors, and individuals with disabilities living in poverty.
BuildUP is a one-day service blitz (August 4) with Christian Appalachian Project in Floyd, Johnson, and Rockcastle counties. Volunteer groups serve (primarily) on construction projects and though skilled volunteers are welcome, no prior experience is necessary. You provide your hard work, and we provide meals, materials, tools, and jobsite leadership. Call Betsie at 606-887-3114 or email email@example.com for info.
Pool Party August 1, 7-9 at the Berea City Pool. Pizza provided, please bring salads and desserts.
Many thanks to the far-away Jaduds, for the gift of an iPad for the Community Room sound system!!! We miss you all!
Please Sign up to Read Scripture or to Help Greet and Usher! Please use our electronic sign up system, http://signup.com/go/xkdVtB, where you can pick a date that works for you and get reminders! OR you can also call the office and we’ll get you on the lists.