Book Group: White Fragility: Why Its So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
by Robin Diangelo Many of our members have expressed interest in reading and discussing this book over the summer as we work to become anti-racist. The meetings will happen via Zoom. Meeting links will be sent the week of the meeting.
Tuesday, July 14th, 7:00 pm Discussion on Chapters 1-4
UUFKC is seeking a qualified individual to serve as the office manager for our growing fellowship. Please send your completed application and resume to PO box 391, Klamath Falls, OR 97601. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
For our potluck, you are invited to bring some ‘soul food’ that may come
from a family recipe or that reminds you of your ancestors. You are
also invited to bring a token or photo of loved ones who have died. Join
the event on Facebook!
Common Read invites participants to read and discuss the same book in a
given period of time, building community in our congregations and our
movement by giving diverse people a shared experience, shared language,
and a basis for deep, meaningful conversations.
Each year, the Unitarian Universalist Common Read is chosen by a
committee including both headquarters and field staff of the UUA. Anyone
may nominate a book. Read the criteria for Common Read selection. Nominate a book for 2020-21 using our online form.
In 2015, Beacon Press published an extraordinary book by Indigenous
scholar and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz that challenged readers to
learn US history through a narrative that centers the story, the
experiences, and the perspectives of Indigenous peoples. In 2019, Beacon
Press published an adaptation for young people by Jean Mendoza and
Debbie Reese. Upending myths and misinformation that have been
promulgated by leaders and media, it asks readers to reconsider the
origin story of the United States taught to every US school child.
In 2020, our nation will approach the 400th anniversary of the
much-mythologized encounter at Plymouth between colonists and those
native to the land, and our own General Assembly 2020, in Providence,
RI, will speak to the truths that contradict the mythology. At the same
time, movements in response to global and local environmental
emergencies, many involving UUs, are increasingly recognizing the
connection between indigenous rights and climate justice. This Common
Read invites UU congregations, communities, and individuals to learn the
story of trauma and resilience that is the Indigenous Peoples’ History
of the United States.
If you are not familiar at all with this history, we suggest that you read the version for young people. The discussion guide, available in mid-October, will work for readers of either version. Note: the original version is available as an audio book.
This is a national training just for small congregations created by the small congregation specialists from all over the UUA. There are four webinars and one in person meeting.
A Year of Learning and Connection for Smaller Congregations
Brought to you by your Regional UUA Congregational Life Staff
We know that small congregations are sharing the Love and Grace of
Unitarian Universalism with their people and their communities every
day. We also know that small churches can be faced with big challenges.
Together we can help small congregations reach toward their greatest
Our congregation may participate in:
Smalls Making a Big Difference Oct. 16
Right Sizing Your Congregation’s Operations Nov. 13
Stewardship and Sustainability for the Long Haul Jan. 15
Being Beloved Community Feb. 12
Pi Day In-Person Event Near(ish) You! March 14, 2020
Why Pi Day? Small number, infinite possibility!
Facilitated by our regional staff with a video welcome from UUA president Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray
Meet other smaller congregation leaders
Share support, ideas, and resources
Explore opportunities for collaboration and ongoing shared learning
First Sunday of the Month–we are recruiting lay speakers!
theme for lay speakers this year is: What sources of knowledge led to
growth and transformation for you? Book, movie, story, source of
knowledge, etc. (AKA: What is “scripture” to you?) How does this source
inspire you, comfort you, or help you make meaning?
We invite lay speakers from our fellowship to speak on this topic this
year. We have reserved the first Sunday of each month for these
Other questions you might consider:
What did the source mean to you when you first encountered it? What does it mean to you now?
What do you like about the source? Do you have any criticisms of the source?
How does this source inform your spiritual practices/personal theology?
We invite you to share a portion of the source with us during the service.
Contact email@example.com to volunteer. The Worship Committee is
available to help interested volunteers develop their talks.
The Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee (UUSJC) will hold an Immigration Vigil to bear witness to the injustice that is happening in ICE detention facilities on Tuesday, July 16th at 6:00 pm, on the sidewalk in front of the Klamath Falls Government Center, 305 Main St. The UUSJC invites the community of Klamath Falls to join their voices calling for an end to family separation at the border, lack of sanitation in detention facilities, and human rights abuses by Customs & Border Patrol and the ICE agency. As a community with the Tulelake Internment Camp so near to us in location and in history, we must speak out against the incarceration of asylum seekers, and say “Never Again!”. A moment of reflection to honor those who have died in ICE custody as well as songs of unity will be shared. Speakers will talk about resources and actions that we, as a community, can take to support our migrant siblings seeking asylum.