Week of 1/10/19 New Events & Info Posted

Sun., Jan. 13, Wear the Love! Share the Love! Side with Love!: A Sliding-Scale T-Shirts on Sale! Wear the Love in time for the Women’s March Oakland, Saturday, January 19th. Our yellow t-shirts, displaying our new slogan “Side with Love”, will be available on a sliding scale in Wendte Hall Sunday, January 13th after worship – Just in time for the Women’s March and for MLK weekend. Buy yours and join our contingent for the Women’s March. Sign up in Wendte Hall next to the t-shirt table. For more information, please contact Lauren Poole

***UPDATED INFO*** Sun. Jan 19, 2019 Women’s March Oakland, GATHER at 8 AM at Church! March with our new Side with Love banner all together as a statement. Wear Side with Love shirts and gather at 8 AM at church for spirit circle grounding with Pastor Jacqueline and a sustaining breakfast. Sign up THIS Sunday (Jan. 13) so we can communicate with each other. 10 AM Rally at Amphitheater Lake Merritt; March down 14th St to Frank Ogawa Plaza; 11:30 Call to Action Alley; 2:00 PM event ends. Coretta Scott King: “Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul.” All of Us! For further information., please contact Bev bev.smrha@gmail.com.

Deep Gratitude for Minister’s Discretionary and Pastoral Associates Collections. During our Christmas Eve and Kwanzaa Services, all monies collected went directly into the Minister’s Discretionary Fund for the coming year. During these three collections, we raised $2,748 to help those who seek out assistance from our church in the upcoming year. Additionally, during our Tolling of the Bells service on January 6, the collection was a plate share in which $340.00 was raised for the Pastoral Associates to use, as appropriate, during the upcoming year. To all who were able to contribute to these two collections, we thank you deeply! Your generosity will help those in times of great need.

Ministerial Search Committee (MSC 19) News! The Cone of Silence has descended, but we wanted to tell you that we have indeed received ministerial packets (so, more than one)! We will be meeting three times this week in preparation for our initial ZOOM video interviews. Then, we will contact the references provided (in contrast to the “developed references” whom we will talk to later in the process). We will continue to review what you told us as we go through this sacred process.

WiFi Update for the Church. We have been working diligently to ensure that our Wifi is both more reliable and more secure. To this end, our WiFi access will change on Tues., Jan 22. If you are someone in a leadership position at church and you require access to our WiFi, please reach out to office@uuoakland.org and let us know so that we can make this transition as smooth as possible. If you are doing any church-related work and feel that you need access to the church’s wifi, please let us know. Thanks so much and we hope that this transition will go as smoothly as possible! Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns you may have during this time.