Saturday, May 6 • 2:00PM • Sanctuary
Just Mercy is a 2019 biographical legal drama that explores the work of young Harvard-educated defense attorney, Bryan Stevenson, who represents poor African-American people on death row in the South. It is based on the first story in Stevenson’s book with the same title.
Just Mercy stars Michael B. Jordan as Bryan Stevenson and Jamie Foxx as Walter McMillian, who has been wrongfully convicted of the murder of a young woman. Actress Brie Larson plays Stevenson’s colleague in forming the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery.
In response to the murder of George Floyd, Warner Bros. Pictures made the film free on various streaming platforms during June 2020 to educate the public about systemic racism. Foxx was nominated for an Oscar for Male Actor in a Supporting Role. Both he and Michael B. Jordan won NAACP Image awards for their roles.
The film is rated PG-13.
We will have a discussion following the film for anyone who wishes to stay for that.
Thursday, May 4 • 6:30PM (Doors open at 6:00PM) • Lancaster Event Center
On Thursday evening, May 4, more than a hundred members of the Unitarian Church of Lincoln will be joining with congregants of nineteen other Lancaster County faith communities to demonstrate the power of Justice in Action organized people.
Two issues will be presented to elected officials, with proposals for specific action that will improve our Lancaster County community:
• Criminal Justice Reform: to increase and achieve more equitable participation in diversion programs.
• Mental Health: to conquer the maze of mental health resources for those in need.
Even if you haven’t participated in any Justice in Action events in the past, you are invited and welcome to attend the Nehemiah Action Assembly.
• If you have a ticket, bring it, but you will also be admitted without a ticket.
• If you have a Unitarian Church of Lincoln T-shirt, please wear it to show our presence and to help us find each other.
For more questions or additional information, connect with any of these Justice in Action Network members: Marcia and Ray Cederdahl , Judy Hart, Jackie Kehl, Judy Kelly, Elle Straatmann, Allison Starr.
Will you join us, please?
SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2023 AT 11:15AM
IN-PERSON AND LIVESTREAM
Members will vote for a new Program Council Chair, three new Board members, adoption of the 8th Principle, and Share the Plate Recipients. We will also hear annual reports from key leaders.
Supporting documents are being uploaded to the Governance Page of the website. This is also where the Spring Congregational Meeting Ballot will go live on May 21. You will receive an all church email on May 21 with instructions and links.
Sunday, April 30 • 11:15AM • Livestream
Sunday, May 7 • 11:15AM • Livestream
Join us in person or online as we hold two Town. Halls to provide information and invite questions on April 30, 2023 and May 7, 2023 in preparation for the Spring Congregational Meeting.
WHAT IS VIRTUAL VOTING?
Virtual Voting will be done with a Google Form in the special blast on Sunday, May 21. Members who are not able to vote online may pick up a paper ballot from the church office. Voting will be open for 48 hours from Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 11:15AM to Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 11:15AM. Results will be announced in the eblast at 4:00PM on Friday, May 26, 2023 and also on Sunday, May 28, 2023 as a part of the Sunday Worship Service.
In order to vote you must be a member in good standing. In order to be a Voting Member at the 2023 Spring Congregational Meeting, you must meet both of the following criteria:
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