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Are YOU Standing on the Side of Spaghetti??? 

Have you marked your calendar to eat your fill of pasta at the “Standing on the Side of Spaghetti Valentine’s Dinner”  on Saturday, February 13th from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall? Come one and all!    Bring your family, friends and neighbors!  Gluten-free options available! Support this  fundraiser for the Young Religious Unitarian Universalist (YRUU) youth group mission trip to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab.

cUUriosity! 

Are you curious to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and UUCO? During March and April, we will kick off “cUUriosity,” a new series of short informative gatherings open to all – newcomers, friends, and long-standing members.  We’ll hold them before church on in the Board room on Sunday mornings, from9:30-10:15 .  These drop-in classes, led by congregational leaders, will cover 8 topics on a rotating basis: 1. Religious Exploration; 2. How We “Do” Worship; 3. Social Justice; 4. Governance–or How Do Things Happen Around Here; 5. Our UU Principles and Sources; 6. UU History; 7. Q&As with Rev. Shelley; and 8. Building Tour.   We hope you’ll drop in with your own cUUriosity from time to time!

Learning More about Islam!

 
Hamza Yusuf Video on February 14
Gather on Sunday, February 14 from noon to 1 pm to learn more about Islam.  We will be watching a video featuring Hamza Yusuf, the President of Zaytuna College, the first accredited Muslim undergraduate college in the US.  Yusuf eloquently and clearly explains Islamic thought and traditions. Join us for this great opportunity for learning as we listen and then reflect together.
Guest Speaker Coming in April!
Come to hear Dr. Salmon Masud who will speak in person about his Muslim faith. Dr. Masud spoke at the Community Methodist Church in Washington Terrace and they give him “two thumbs up” in sharing about Islam and addressing questions that folks have about his faith.

 

On The Journey…

I don’t know about you but I am disgusted with the red/orange air this week!  I have grown to love Utah as I know you do.  How can this go on?  Unbreathable air is not a sustainable nor safe way of life for humans, animals or plants.  Are we poisoning our children and ourselves?
How is Ogden different from Flint, Michigan right now? I read in today’s Standard Examiner that the Weber-Morgan Board of Health is stalling on requiring diesel emission testing, even though it is a well established fact that diesel emissions are very toxic.  While diesel emissions are only part of the problem, Ogden must address as many causes of air pollution as they can.  We must expect more from our public officials who are duty bound to protect our health.
I called the  Environmental Health section of the Health Department today to leave a message encouraging immediate action. They strongly encourage the public to express their concerns directly to the Board of Health.  They suggested sending emails to the Board of Health secretary at jwengreen@co.weber.ut.us or to the Board of Health at the Weber-Morgan Board of Health at 477 23rd Street, Ogden, UT 84401.
Or better yet, they encouraged us to pack the next Board of Health meeting on Monday, February 22 at 4 pm. Let’s do our part to get a crowd at this important meeting. And let’s deliver a stack of messages from people of all ages in our congregation!  Check out a table set up with paper, pens, markers and crayons in the Fellowship Hall on Sundays February 14 and 21. Stop by to create your message as we Stand on the Side of Love in Ogden!!
 All breathing things are counting on us…

Blessings,
Reverend Shelley Page
Developmental Minister

 

Blue Sky Solar Program Recognition!

UUCO was recently featured in a Pacificorps employee newsletter and was seen by thousands of their employees in four states!  It highlights our Blue Sky solar project! Check it out here!

 

Upcoming Love Adventures on February 21!

Join in the fun and exploration from noon to 1 pm! Child care provided for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Join in the fun and exploration from noon to 1 pm! Child care provided for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers.
Loving Thanks!
Explore what it really means to thank someone well and sincerely with Sandi Rice.  Make a special card for your loved ones and write a great thank you note!
Dance Your Love!
Join in the Dances of Universal Peace, led by special guest Melissa Zuckerman.  Drawing on the sacred phrases, scripture, and poetry of the many spiritual traditions of the earth, the Dances blend chant, live music and evocative movement into a living experience of unity, peace and love.
Say Love with Flowers!
Learn how to make lovely tissue paper flowers and then deliver them to the nursing home across the street, or to our homebound members, with Karen Thurber.

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