July 2018 Newsletter




Worship Information

The Worship Theme for July is “Fluent in Faith”

July 1: “The Theology of the I Don’t Know” Sometimes, knowing that you don’t know requires the most faith of all.  Christin Kapp leads the service with Julie Ham as worship associate.  Music Director David M. Glasgow provides service music.

July 8: “What is Religion?” We will begin our discussion of the book Fluent in Faith by considering the question of what is religion and what that can mean to us.  Rev. Dr. Kathy Ellis leads worship with Michele Burton as worship associate. Carole Knisely provides service music.

July 15: “What is Faith?” What can the word “faith” mean to us as a community and as individuals?  Rev. Dr. Kathy Ellis leads worship with worship associate Dot Everhart.  Music Director David M. Glasgow provides service music, and the choir sings music of Meg Barnhouse.

July 22: “Resistance” About the “men of July 20th”, (referring to July 20th, 1944) a high level German resistance movement against the Nazis that tried to replace Hitler’s whole government to end the murderous regime, the Holocaust and WWII. One of the men linked to the leaders of this coup was Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  Gisela Roethke is worship leader with Dick Poland as worship associate.  Pat Spader offers a prelude, and Music Director David M. Glasgow provides service music.

July 29: “God, Goddess, Gods?” How can we talk about God in a meaningful way? How well do we listen to others’ ideas and experiences of God?  Rev. Dr. Kathy Ellis leads worship with Cheryl Parsons as worship associate.  Music Director David M. Glasgow provides service music, and the choir sings.



Summer Re Volunteers Needed

What were your favorite summer activities or crafts as a kid? This is your chance to do them! We need at least two volunteers each Sunday to lead an activity for kids age 5 and older. Email Emily Crutcher to sign up: emilyuucv@gmail.com.



August 26 – Save the Date

Ladies and Gents, this is the moment you’ve waited for! Something SENSATIONAL is coming to UUCV on August 26th. Come alive with us under the big top as we kick off our Capital Campaign with an all-church picnic on the UUCV grounds, immediately following the church service.  It’s here, right in front of you.

This is where you want to be!  



UUCV Auction – What do you think the theme is this year?!?


Please get out your calendar and circle Saturday, December 1, 2018 with your favorite color! This is the date for our 2018 Auction. For anyone new to the event, the Auction is UUCV’s biggest fund raiser of the year and also a fun-filled social evening. Not only is the Auction an important part of our annual budget, it also provides many opportunities to build our beloved community. From start to finish this is an all-volunteer effort where everyone’s contribution is wanted and needed. Look for more information and details about how you can participate coming up in the August newsletter, PrE-Views, Sunday Order of Service announcements, and on the website under Events/Auction. But for right now, the most important thing to do is save the date and plan to come to the Auction.


UUCV Book Group

Join us Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 6:30 to 8 PM in our Yuuth Room to discuss Paula Poundstone’s book, The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness. “Is there a secret to happiness?” asks comedian Paula Poundstone. “I don’t know how or why anyone would keep it a secret. It seems rather cruel, really . . . Where could it be? Is it deceptively simple? Does it melt at a certain temperature? Can you buy it? Must you suffer for it before or after?”  She tries out a different get-happy hypothesis in each chapter of her data-driven search. John Katz will lead our discussion of this very funny book. Questions: contact richardbronakoski@gmail.com.



Grocery Cards – Easy fundraiser for UUCV

Don’t forget to stop by the Grocery Card table after service on Sundays to buy a Giant, Karns or Weis card to purchase all your picnic groceries.  This is a great fundraiser for UUCV – we receive 10% of the face value of every Giant Card sold and 5% for each Karns and Weis card soldCards can also be purchased during the week in the church office Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm and on Wednesdays from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.  And you can use your Giant card for gas, Carlisle Borough Trash Bags, prescriptions, and beer for those over 21!




Sunday Volunteers Needed


Coffee Makers are needed to prepare coffee for social hour.  Contact Max Lara to sign up mad01max@comcast.net If you’re a first timer…he will be happy to show you the ropes.  Volunteer sheets are also located in the Social Hall.



Flowers to share during worship.  Pick fresh from your own garden or from UUCV’s.  Contact RJ Lesch rjlofiowa@gmail.com  Volunteer sheets are also located in the Social Hall.



Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Save the dates

Before your summer plans consume your calendar take time to save a few dates to help UUCV live our mission.


Farm Stand – several opportunities this summer

All ages are welcome to help at Project SHARE’s Farm Stand for a couple of hours every other week.  The dates are: July 12 and 26, August 9 and 23.  We show up at 9:30 and usually finish our work by 11:30.


Central PA PRIDE Festival

UUCV has been a visible presence at the Central PA PRIDE Festival for many years.  Volunteers are needed to staff UUCV’s booth at this event, which will take place on Saturday, July 28 in Harrisburg.

Trained Silent Witness Peacekeepers are also needed.


Fill the Bus/Carlisle4Kids

UUCV will not be collecting school supplies for Project SHARES’s “Fill this Bus/Carlisle4Kids” this summer.  However, we want to continue to support this important campaign by providing volunteers.

On July 20 and 21, volunteers are needed to distribute flyers and collect donations of needed school supplies at the Carlisle Walmart.  Shifts will be 2 or 3 hours in length.

On August 9, volunteers are needed to distribute backpacks and school supplies to the children.

Additional information will be provided as we get closer to the events.

Signup sheets for the volunteer opportunities listed above will be located on the Social Justice table in the social hall. 



July – Change for the World

Fresh Match (Farmer’s on the Square) Fresh Match is a matching program whereby low-income persons receiving Food Stamps (SNAP), Women Infants and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition programs, and the Farmers Market Nutrition Program for seniors may purchase limited amounts of eligible food items at the Carlisle Farmers on the Square market for half price.  Fresh Match’s 50-50 matching makes healthy, sustainably–produced foods affordable for low income members of our community.  The Fresh Match has no administrative expenditures.  The program depends solely on grants and community donations.



Change For The World Needs You!!!

UUCV’s Change for the World (CFTW) initiative has been in existence for a number of years. Since 2012 alone CFTW has supported 52 different non-profit organizations (mostly local) through the weekly collection of your pocket change.  Our average donation of $150-$200 helps the recipient organizations “transform lives and care for the world”.   We also know there may be other organizations that could use a little financial help…and that is where you are needed.

The Social Justice Committee (SJC) is asking you to support the CFTW program by submitting proposals for non-profit organizations you care about and/or are involved with.  The proposals are reviewed by the SJC on a quarterly basis.  The members of the SJC do not take this responsibility lightly.  We do our best to fulfill our responsibility of selecting organizations that meet our guidelines.

If you are interested in submitting a CFTW proposal, please stop by the SJC table in the social hall to review the CFTW Guidelines and pick up a proposal form.  Completed forms may be placed in the basket on the SJC table or returned to UUCV’s office.


New Membership Classes to be Held in the Fall

Are you interested in becoming a member of UUCV or just learning more about Unitarian Universalism?  Rev. Aija will be holding classes on Sundays, September 16, 23 and 30 from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM in the Board Room.  If you are interested in attending the classes, please contact Pam at 717/249-8944 or pam@uucv.net  More information to follow.


Remaining Open Auction Events

Splash Pad Fun Day Saturday, July 14 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM $10/family Contact Melissa jemgrrl@gmail.com

Cranium Party Saturday, September 29 DATE CHANGE 7:30 PM $25 Contact Carole carolesdw@gmail.com Tom tomdewall@gmail.com Laurel ljbelding46@gmail.com or Will wdg1450@gmail.com





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