ON THE ROAD AGAIN! We had to cancel our 2020 Auction, but we are packing our bags to restart our road trip in April 2021. We’re just taking a different route.
New Online Auction - 2021
The Auction Committee is preparing a fun activity for you; a new way for you to be part of our church community and help support the church financially.
Over the past year, all of us have needed to adjust to doing things differently and many of us have expanded our computer skills. We are confident our members and friends will embrace new ways of participating in a familiar church activity.
Mark these dates in your calendar:
Sunday April 25, 2021, 12 noon = Bidding Starts
Sunday May 1, 2021, 12 noon = Bidding Ends
We will join a long list of churches and other organizations that have successfully taken their auctions online to keep people safe and to help keep their organization financially stable.
It Will Be Easy to Use: Check the daily eblasts for more information about how to start; once in, the software will guide you. Once the auction launches, technical help will also be available to you.
LGBTQA Welcoming Committee Is Now Displaying The Rainbow Flag Next To The Black Lives Matter Banner.
When you drive by the A Street side of the Unitarian Church of Lincoln, look for the flag from the LGBTQA Welcoming Committee displayed next to the Black Lives Matter banner.
We are proud to display the flag because it represents how far the LGBTQA community has come in the past 50 years.
The history of the rainbow flag begins with the San Francisco Parade's Organizing Committee adopting the LGBT Rainbow Flag design in 1982. They decided that red would stand for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, blue for serenity, and violet for spirit. The rainbow flag was quickly adopted by LGBTQA organizations all over the United States and, indeed, all over the world.
Graphic designer Daniel Quasar added a five-colored chevron to the LGBTQ+ Rainbow Flag to place greater emphasis on "inclusion and progression". He uses black and brown stripes to represent LGBTQ+ communities of color, with the blue stripe representing transgender males, the pink stripe representing transgender females, and the white triangle representing individuals who are gender neutral or gender fluid. He borrowed these colors from the Transgender Pride Flag, which was designed by Monica Helms in 1999.
As we in the queer community have sought to be inclusive of individuals with fluid gender expression and identity, we are gratified to see the larger community in Lincoln do the same in schools, churches, organizations, and businesses.
Our Green Sanctuary Committee and the UU Ministry for the Earth (UUMFE) invite you to participate in
Spring for Change – A Season of Sacred Activism
March 20 – May 23
Many different events and activities to engage the theme of "Pathways to Healing & Regeneration."
The Spring for Change program is designed for individuals, families, and entire faith communities to engage in together.
More information is available on the UUMFE website:
The Share the Plate recipient for March 2021 is NAACP Lincoln Branch. We will give any contributions to the offering plate (for share the plate) in March to this local organization.
As a part of the Sunday 9AM Service on YouTube, you will hear from DeWayne Mays, President of the NAACP Lincoln Branch. As you will hear in the interview, they will be providing three scholarships to graduating seniors this spring. Wouldn't it be amazing if we could raise enough to cover at least one of the $1,000 scholarships?
Once a year at the Spring Congregational meeting, members vote for ten local organizations (or Unitarian Universalist organizations) one of which is featured each month of the church year.
COME ONE, COME ALL!....
Sunday, March 21 • 1:00PM • ZOOM •
• What does the church’s Board of Trustees do?
• What should I look for in a Board candidate?
• Would I make a good Board Member?
These are great questions, and timely. In May, at our spring congregational meeting, we will be electing three new Board of Trustee members. To get some answers, the Nominations Committee will sponsor an educational forum.
Current Board members will be on hand to discuss board responsibilities, talk about their personal experiences on the board, and answer your questions. This event is open to all members and friends who want to become more familiar with the board and how it works as well as to those who are considering candidacy.
(Note: per our bylaws, there is a one-year membership requirement to serve on the Board of Trustees.)
Watch your daily eblast for the Zoom link. To sign up for electronic communication, use the button in the footer of this website.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the process for becoming a Board of Trustees candidate, contact Mary K Stillwell firstname.lastname@example.org or any Nominations Committee Member.
Final 2021 Winter Lecture
March 7, 2021. Professor Sharon R Stoolman specializes in pediatrics in the Division of Hospital Medicine at UN-Med and practices as a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. She will discuss “Sorting Through Racial Disparities in COVID-19,” emphasizing how the current pandemic affects minority communicates locally and throughout the US.
2021 Winter Lecture Series:Pandemics: Old and New
For this 37th Winter Lecture Series of 2021, we focus on deadly pandemics. The Lecture Series will consist of four sessions presented on four successive Sundays beginning 2/14/2021. Each will begin at 7:00PM and end around 8:30PM, with a 45-minute lecture followed by an audience-driven Q&A. The Zoomed and recorded lectures, and Q & A sessions will then be posted on the Unitarian Church website.
If you receive the daily eblasts, you may already have the zoom links. If you need the link, use the contact form in the footer of this website to send a message to the church office.