Roundtable Monthly Responsibility List
- May-Elisa Sanchez
- Jun-Jan Thompson
- Jul-Jan Thompson
- Aug-Charlie Welch
- Sep-Paul O’Connell
- Oct-Elisa Sanchez
May 18 Dining Out
Dining Out will be at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 18 at Enrique’s Restaurant, 830 W. Picacho Ave. Please sign up by Wednesday, May 16. You can sign up in the church lobby or contact DiningOut@uuchurchlc.org.
May 20 Splash Day
Splash Day is Coming! Join us on the lawn and under the shade for our first annual Splash Day. Water Balloons, splashy slides and more! Join us as we celebrate the beginning of summer and don’t forget your swimsuits and towels! Sunday, May 20th at 10:30 AM.
May 1 CIVIC Online Class
Las Cruces CIVIC will be participating in this online class series and invites interested church members to join us. Even if you are not available Tuesdays when the classes are offered, the recordings can be viewed later and then we can gather once a month to do our “homework” together. The first class tonight (May 1) and registration is necessary. We can meet as a group for the first class in the church library at 6:00 pm. Please consider participating in this program as it fits well with our commitment to being a sanctuary-supporting congregation.
This is a series of free interactive workshops to help people working in solidarity with immigrants become better allies and more deeply understand the concerns of racism and oppression that arise when organizing across differences of race, class, and nationality.
The series was born from an identified need to help well-intentioned, but at times oblivious and/or insensitive, white allies show up to the work of sanctuary and accompaniment more effectively. Our program intends to support and amplify the work of immigrant-led groups on the ground, and prepare non-immigrants, especially white individuals, to be more effective allies/accomplices in deportation defense. This e-course is a collaboration of the American Friends Service Committee’s Sanctuary Everywhere initiative and the Unitarian Universalist Association and Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Love Resists campaign in partnership with Church World Service and Freedom for Immigrants (formerly known as CIVIC).
Over four sessions, we will explore together:
- Undoing racism in the context of immigrant rights solidarity.
- The U.S. immigration system’s history of racial exclusion and how it plays out today.
- The theology and practice of accompaniment.
- Real life examples through case-studies.
- Practical skills in three streams: ICE/court accompaniment, congregational sanctuary, and immigration detention/prison visitation.
We especially encourage small groups working together locally to join our interactive program. If you don’t have a group we can help match you up, along with connecting you with partner groups seeking volunteers where possible. There will be homework between sessions, and attendees are expected to participate in the full course.
The e-course begins May 1st and continues through August. The e-course series will be broadcast over an online platform, and connection details will be sent in advance of each session. Learn more and register here.
Jun 18-24 Western Unitarian Universalist Life Festival
Grant Stump, the Board Director for WUULF (Western Unitarian Universalist Life Festival) invites us to Ghost Ranch. This year’s festival will be focused on “Letting Go in the Desert.” The festival features long time Unitarian Universalist minister, Christine Robinson, as well as Improv Master Dee Masters.
The festival has opened registration for 2018 and welcomes members of our congregation. More information on WUULF, including their catalog, can be found at www.wuulf.org. You can look at the festival brochure here and Grant can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (719)482-8435.