Chablis Dandridge, born to a 17-year old single mother and raised in Newark, NJ, had many lessons early on about the harsh realities of life. By 18, he had dropped out of school, suffered 4 gunshot wounds, was paralyzed from the waist down, fathered two children, was institutionalized for mental health concerns and found himself living in and out of jail. While in prison, Chablis received a college degree and Paralegal Certification, learned Spanish, focused on prison reform advocacy and community outreach work, and authored 5 books. Today he lives in Charlotte, NC, speaks publicly on human rights and works tirelessly on recidivism and youth reformation programs.
Date/Time: Sunday, July 12, 11:00 a.m.
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Meeting ID: 824 5537 8963
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Stories have connected people in all cultures since ancient times. Traditionally, stories were passed down by word of mouth. Connie Green will tell stories on Sunday mornings (starting 4/19/20) at 10:00 to our religious education children and and friends. She will include stories from a variety of cultures that convey important life lessons or sometimes just a laugh. Please join with the meeting ID: 374-719-0281. https://appstate.zoom.us/j/3747190281
EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE: April 12, 2020, 10:45 Am -"What Do Our Sources Have to Teach Us About Growth and Transformation?" led by Linda Larson.
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Sunday, April 12th Service on Zoom "What Do Our Sources Have to Teach Us About Growth and Transformation?" led by Linda Larson.
Most religions and cultures have some sort of festival around this time of year (or a little earlier, at the Equinox), marking the end of winter and the return of life in spring. In the Christian tradition, this is Holy Week, commemorating Jesus’ time in Jerusalem and his crucifixion, culminating in Easter and the miracle of resurrection. In Judaism, it is the time of Passover--the celebration of the Israelites’ survival of the ten Plagues of Egypt and their release from slavery. These stories are incredibly powerful, though they can be challenging even in the best of times. But now? We may find it difficult to celebrate a return to life when so many are dying; we may not relate to surviving plagues when disease is striking so many around us. Service leader Linda Larson and others will share readings from UU poets and preachers to spark discussion.
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The program committee would appreciate your feedback. Are you happy with the format of recent services? Do you have suggestions? Would you prefer that services also be streamed (via Facebook or YouTube, for example)? Would it be helpful to have some portions recorded so you could watch or listen later? Do you need help with the technology? Would you like to contribute to a future service? Please contact Linda Larson or Kathy Parham.
Other Opportunities for Connection - SURVEY
The Program committee continues to be interested in finding ways for us to connect. Please fill out this survey if you would like to be contacted and are willing to reach out to others via Zoom, phone, or email: click here.
SUNDAY SERVICE ONLINE: SUNDAY, April 5, 10:45 "Coffee Hour" and 11:00AM-12:15PM: Journeys Toward Love: Growth and Transformation
Our Boone UU online service on April 5th will introduce our quarterly theme, Journeys Toward Love: Growth and Transformation. We will gather for an online “coffee hour” at 10:45, with the service starting promptly at 11:00. The service will follow this format:
**We welcome children for any part of the service, but will have a special story for them following the welcome at 11:00.
The link for the April 5th service is: https://zoom.us/j/340432889
(Meeting ID: 340 432 889)
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