Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington, KY


21st Century Church Update - After weeks of meeting with contractors, examining quotes, doing web research, and more . . . the 21st Century Taskforce recommended, and the Board approved, Back Construction for the church update projects. This decision was based on Back's attention to detail, reputation, longevity as a company, and positive comments from our architect consultant. Back also guarantees its work for five years. Their bid came in just under the amount approved by the members at the December Congregational Meeting. The work is expected to begin approximately mid-April and last 8-12 weeks.During construction, parts of UUCL will be inaccessible. If your group has activities planned during this period, please contact Project Manager Gary Bennett at gbennett12847@yahoo.com to see if they will be affected by the work.

RE Leaders are needed who can share stories of growing up Jewish and/or Jewish cooking. Contact: Stacey Stone, uucldre@uucl.org.

The Community Response Coalition is a new, interfaith, intersectional group working to support immigrant communities in Lexington who are impacted by the potential of detention and deportation by ICE. The CRC has identified seven areas of responsibility to assist family members of arrested or detained immigrants: Coordinating Group; Financial Assistance; Social Services; Detention Services; Legal and Support Services; Protective Services; and Direct Contact with the Immigrant Community. If you are interested in learning more about any one of these subgroups or about the Community Response Coalition as a whole, there will be a meeting of the group on Sunday, April 22 at 3:00 PM at the Village Branch of the Lexington Public Library. For more information about the group, please contact Kelli Reno at kelli.d.reno@gmail.com.

Give Away The Plate - Our collection this Sunday will be for the Hope Center, which cares for homeless and at-risk persons by providing comprehensive life-rebuilding services. In March, UUCL collected $711.00 for DV8 Kitchen Vocational Training.

ALPHABET SOUP for First Sunday Lunch! Here's an opportunity for everyone to get involved and help make this great tradition run smoothly. If your last name begins with C or D, please try to be available to help with setup or cleanup for the next lunch on April 1. For May 6, we will need volunteers with last names beginning with E, F, G, and H. Feel free to invite new folks to join you - it's a great way to get acquainted, with each other and with kitchen operations. Please contact Lora Lee Clark at loralclark@aol.com for more info, and to sign up if you will be able to help.

Guitar Teacher Wanted for this Summer for a 5th Grade Cardinal Valley Elementary mentee. Please contact Ty Hall at 972-998-8132 or tyhall0330@gmail.com if you have someone you would like to recommend.

This year’s Service Auction will be Saturday, April 14! Come ready for amazing food, fantastic music, and tons of fun! If you want to be part of the Service Auction, we need some superheroes to step up and make this the best event we can! We need donations for group events, services, and auction items! And check with your local businesses to see if they would be willing to make a taxdeductible donation! Contact: Erika Emrick, eeeeka@gmail.com.

Conversations with OLLI: Prejudice, Bias, and Racism
Friday, Feb. 16, Lexington Public Library Eastside Branch, 30000 Blake James Drive, 2:00 PM - 3:00PM
Fridays, Feb. 23 - March 30, Lexington Public Library Tates Creek Branch, 3628 Walden Drive, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

These events, facilitated by Toni King and Penny Lamb, are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Find more information on this event and others at www.uky.edu/olli.

FREE Music Theory Class
Wednesdays, January 31 - May 16
Great Hall, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Contact: Sally McCord, music@uucl.org

Directly before Adult Choir Rehearsal, our Music Director Sally McCord will be offering this free class each Wednesday for UUCL members and their families (children age 12 and up). You will need to bring only a notebook, pencil, and your eyes and ears. 

The Orff instruments will sometimes be used for demonstration. More advanced students who are relatively able to read music or understand intervals might wish to participate by being the assistant and playing the Orff instruments.

Basic sight reading and musical challenges will be provided, beginning with the absolute basics plus a little history of Western written music. We will progress each week throughout the semester and focus on the following areas: reading treble, ABC, and bass clef notation; recognizing and applying rhythmic notation; basic intervallic ear training and understanding the concepts of intervals; understanding the differences between major and minor intervals; understanding sharps and flats; understanding the concept of what “key” songs are written in; and the basics of scales and chords and how most of Western melody and harmony is created.

This is an interactive class whereby you will be asked to put rhythms into your body through movement and gesture, and you will be asked to sing and actively, intentionally listen. Join us for this great family activity which is also perfect for the teen or adult learner as well. We are never too old or too young to enjoy and benefit from the sacred wisdom that is Music.

Support UUCL when you shop at Kroger and Amazon! Enroll in Kroger Community Rewards and Amazon Smile and select UUCL as the organization you would like to support. Once you've enrolled, a percentage of your purchases will be donated to UUCL. Last year, UUCL collected over $2,000 in community reward donations.