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As though it wasn’t enough to lead a service, Green Team continued the message in Gore Hall. The Go Green Mini-Fair shared information about solar by Mary D. and Energy Ideas (ideas and ways to apply for IRA monies) for your home by Lisa R., Zero Waste products by Debbie M. and Lisa-Marie and fresh vegetables and seeds at the Mystic Grove table. If you want any additional information about these topics, ask Mary D. to connect you.
6-9:00pm in the Enrichment Center
A call back to the Pre-Pandemic Wednesday nights with a light meal and UU Reflected Programming (now through May).
Child Care and Game Play for littlest UUs is available. All are welcome to participate!
Light dinner at 6:00 pm followed by learning or fun activity. A few of the classes offered are in April and May: Free Library discussion, Parents and Caregivers as Sexuality Educators, Table Top games, Drumming Circle, UU History, and always a favorite, Popcorn Theology.
All are invited-members and friends.
See the full April and May schedule here (check back as the May schedule may change)
Questions? Please email Judith at email@example.com.
Conversation and food at 6 pm and last minute addition and Article II discussion with Rev. Margalie below.
Earth Day on April 22 at Lake Eola scheduling and the final preparation for the Green Service on the first Sunday in May as well as the GO GREEN Mini-Fair after service kept the Green Team occupied at the April meeting.
Reminder about the Ready, Set, Solar Workshop being held at First Unitarian in the Sanctuary on April 30 at 3pm-5pm which is designed to inform churches and nonprofits how the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) federal program can reduce the cost of solar. Chris Castro, an old Green friend from the city ofOrlando, will speak as the new Chief of Staff for Office of State and Community Energy Programs at the U.S. Department of Energy about federal incentives.
Gore Hall was a busy place on Sunday. There was a cake to celebrate Rev. Margalie’s invocation ceremony and her birthday as well as postcard writing concerning the bill HB 1421 titled Gender Clinical Interventions – encompassing much more.
The tables of postcard writers were busy with members and friends writing postcards to Florida lawmakers expressing our concerns about the harm that passing HB 1421 will cause. While portions of this bill — the near complete ban on doctors performing gender clinical interventions — apply only to performing those interventions on minors, the ban on insurance coverage applies to any healthcare that meets the state’s definition regardless of age. It also may block gender health long term care (medical interventions and medications).
In addition, previously enacted Department of Health policy on gender affirming care for minors and this legislation may criminalize doctors who offer care (surgical or medication) as well as risk their medical licenses. In addition, it seems to say that minors could be removed from their parents if they left the state for medical interventions.
More worrying, it could ban “birth control, hormone treatment for menopause, for breast cancer, anti-androgen treatments for prostate cancer, [and] for PCOS [polycystic ovary syndrome]” among other conditions because of the vague wording. In addition, the bill prohibits changes in birth certificates that reflect gender identity in most cases.
Thanks to all that heard the concern and organized this effort. Thanks to all who participated!
All postcards completed and sent! And, lots of spring love as evidenced by a lively Green Team meeting.
Worship Leaders: Rev. Margalie Belizaire / Judith Stein-Farrall / Aubrey Connelly-Candelario / Julia Chinnock
with 1U Choir and Mak “n” Cheez with guest appearances of Nicki and Rachel as the “Wild Things” as a storytelling Sunday treat.
One of the things that Jesus is known for is bucking the establishment of his time. He had a clear understanding that simply because something was law, didn’t make it just. Jesus accordingly resisted what was unjust. I venture to say that he was also stubborn and that helped in his cause. On this Easter Sunday, let’s explore the sweet spot between stubbornness and resistance as it pertains to the man, Jesus.