Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington, KY

Announcements

In the case of severe weather, please check WKYT and LEX18 for updates on whether or not activities will be canceled at the church on Sundays.

21st Century Church Update - We are getting final estimates for the project components, lining up contractors and subcontractors, and have obtained financing from the Bank of the Bluegrass. Several UUCL representatives have already met with bank  personnel to sign the closing paperwork. We expect to review bids and make choices by mid-February, and hopefully start actual work by late February or early March (largely depending on weather). We will continue to provide updates, and questions can be directed to Larry Iaquinta, president@uucl.org.

The current art exhibit theme is “Love.” Sponsored by the UUCL Arts Initiative, this exhibit runs until March 15. Share your artwork with the UUCL community! Contact: Stacey Stone, uucldre@uucl.org.

RE is collecting donations of light gifts or treats, and small shipping boxes (Amazon style) for our College/Young Adult Care Packages. Everyone is also invited to sign cards for our young adults and homebound senior citizens this Sunday, February 11. Care packages will be assembled after service Contact: Stacey Stone, uucldre@uucl.org.

Give Away The Plate - UUCL collected $814.50 on February 4 for Kentucky Refugee Ministries. Our next collection will be on March 4 for DV8 Kitchen Vocational Training. This restaurant operates as a second-chance employment opportunity for people in the early stage of substance abuse recovery who are trying to redirect their lives.

Acrylic Paint Pouring Encore! If you have seen the art being created and want to try, let Stacey know at uucldre@uucl.org. We will schedule one more session for creating our community art. Thank you to the 30+ people who have participated so far!

Wanted: Filing/Storage Cabinet, preferably with wheels and a lock, for the Holley Bookstore. If you have one you would like to donate, please contact Rachel Wade-Harper at redewrwh@gmail.com.

Financial assistance is available to elderly members of our congregation through the Iva Laughlin Fund. One-time grants are based on need and include assistance/subsidies for: rent, utilities, food, hearing aids, medical expenses, funeral expenses, and personal care assistance. Applications are confidential, processing time is 4-6 weeks, and grants may vary between $250-$1000, based on availability of funds. Contact laughlinfund@gmail.com or the church office at 859-223-1448 for more information on how to apply.

Women for Sobriety will begin meeting at the Allen House from 7:00 – 8:00 PM on the first Wednesday of each month starting on March 7. This alcohol addiction recovery group emphasizes mutual support, self-worth, compassion, and purpose. The program can be followed instead of, or in conjunction with, other recovery programs. Bluegrass Chapter meetings are open to anyone who identifies as a woman and who is or wants to be free from alcohol dependency. Women still in active drinking are very welcome, as long as they are sober while at the meeting. Contact Sarah, Chapter Moderator, at wfsbluegrass@iglou.com, for more information. All inquiries will be held in strictest confidence.

UUCL is the home of Lexington Nia! Tuesdays at 6:30 PM and Saturdays at 9:30 AM, join this grounded, cardio movement class for Body, Mind, and Spirit. Every Body is guided through Nia’s unique mix of martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts. And there are special rates for UUCL members and new students! Contact: Marie Conger, mccconger@gmail.com.

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.