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MORE SOCIAL JUSTICE…

SOCIAL JUSTICE ZOOM Meeting 7 pm, Wed. Mar. 3 rd .

All are welcome. Topics: volunteers for quintuple dip, little free libraries, consciousness team, SC Aquarium litter sweep project, and more.

Email socialjustice@uucs.org for if you have an agenda item to add and for Zoom Meeting ID and Password.

Another Quintuple Dip: Period Products in honor of International Women’s Day & Much More

Get your St. Patrick’s Day face masks here! Sunday, Mar. 14 th 3:00-5:00 or Tues. Mar. 16 th 10:00-12:00. Drive through, drop off, and you can receive a free face mask! We’re collecting for the Spartanburg Period Project, which will get our donations of feminine hygiene items to a variety of local organizations serving women and girls in need. We’re also collecting gently used children’s books for the 3 Little Free Libraries (LFL) we are supporting, as well as our regulars: food for TOTAL ministries and newspapers for Animal Allies. On Sunday only, we will host a litter sweep for the SC Aquarium project (more info below). Your participation and contributions are greatly appreciated!

Books your children or grandchildren have outgrown are great for the LFL’s. However, if you would like to purchase books to support our three Little Free Libraries serving children in African American and Hispanic neighborhoods, here are a few suggestions from our very own children’s librarian, Joyce Harrison. All are available on Amazon and most are paperback.

Hispanic Titles to consider:

  • Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States – Spanish Ed. – Carlson and Hijuelos
  • Abuela – Dorros
  • Be Bold! Be Brave!: 11 Latinas Who Made U. S. History – Reynoso
  • Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes – Thong
  • Dreamers – Morales
  • Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You – Sotomayor
  • We Are Water Protectors – Lindstrom
  • Nino Wrestles the World – Morales

African American Titles to consider:

  • I Am Every Good Thing – Barnes
  • I Need You to Know: The ABC’s of Black Girl Magic – McClain-Muhammad
  • Hair Love – Cherry
  • Full, Full, Full of Love – Cooke
  • Hair Like Mine – Perry
  • I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids – Garcia
  • Lola at the Library – McQuinn
  • The Boy Who Became King: LeBron James – Curcio

Litter Sweep: Upcoming Litter Sweeps:  Making Neighborhoods Beautiful

Spruce up nearby streets by removing litter and recording the data for the South Carolina Aquarium.  Data empowers policy changes locally and throughout our state and we all benefit from clean streets and neighborhoods.  Work independently or while wearing masks and distanced with a partner.  Data collection sheets, clipboards, pens, garbage bags and grabbers will be supplied.  Bring gloves!  Routes will be designated and on sidewalks.  Meet at the Henry Place cul-de-sac to gather materials and walk to nearby designated sites.  Return materials and filled garbage bags to UUCS when done.

Time:  3:00 – 5:00 on Sunday, March 14 th . Rain date:  March 16th from 10:00 – 12:00.  Contact Joyce Harrison (864-680-9720) for additional information.

If you’d prefer to collect litter in your neighborhood either day, please email me (Joyce
Harrison, sptbgwalker@gmail.com) and I’ll send you a data collection sheet. You can then send me a copy of your completed data sheet for inclusion in our Aquarium data submission.


O Christmas Tree

A beautiful Christmas tree was donated to us by Merike Tamm. This tree will be part of the winter solstice and Christmas Eve outdoor services. Something we can all share, decorate and admire.

Through a cooperative effort by the Worship team, the Aesthetic team and Buildings and Grounds, the tree has been placed in the church backyard. We are asking our church family to decorate the tree with natural ornaments. Stacey Jackson will be posting decorating ideas on the church Facebook page. The RE committee has encouraged to the children to create their own ornaments. We ask that you take pictures as you hang your decorations on the tree and share it on our Facebook page.

Please do not place edible decorations on the tree, these can be hung along the fence near the Hatcher House to keep squirrels from climbing the tree to eat them.

 



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