Upcoming Events at USR

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This Month at the Cottage Place Gallery
This month, the Cottage Place Gallery is pleased to present:
“A Look Back: Selected Works by Jon Taner”
Opening Reception: Friday evening, June 2, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:30pm
Gallery hours are by appointment only. Please call the USR office at 201-444-6225.

Film and Discussion at CUC – June 2
Film: “13th” Named after the 13th constitutional amendment, which abolished slavery except as “punishment for crime,” the documentary uses archival footage and expert commentary to make the case that slavery hasn’t disappeared from the U.S.—it’s evolved into our modern system of mass incarceration.
Come for the film and stay for the discussion.
Central Unitarian Church
156 Forest Avenue, Paramus (Howard Auditorium (main room))
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First Wednesday Brown bag Luncheon – June 7
Please join us for the next First Wednesday Brown-bag Luncheon on June 7, 2017 to be hosted by Georgetta Walsh at 1 p.m. at her home. She will provide dessert and beverages. Please R.S.V. P. to let her know that you are coming and to let her give you directions if needed. All are welcome.

The BBQ/Picnic Planning Team Need Your Help on June 11th!
Like last year, we are splitting the volunteer opportunities into shifts:
1-2 Days Prior – Shopping Crew or Tent Assembly Crew
8:00 AM-10:30 AM – Setup Shift
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Grill /Event Host Shift
12:00 PM-2:30 PM – Takedown Shift
1-5 Days Following – Grill Return Crew

If you are ready, willing, and able to help out at this year’s BBQ/picnic, please visit Ed Wardell during coffee hour.

One Book USR – June 14
Our next meeting is on June 14th at 7:30 PM in Reeb House. We will be discussing “Philomena” by Martin Sixsmith. This is a true story about an Irish teenager who is sent to a convent and the secret she kept for fifty years. Please join us for a lively discussion!

Did you know that the USR has a team in the Ridgewood Church Softball League?  The RCSL is a competitive adult slow-pitch softball league with games on Sunday afternoons at 4 or 5:30 PM. Our UU team is looking for players to come join us for a few games (or a season commitment). Games only take about 1:45 minutes so they won’t eat your whole afternoon. Its fun, and you get to be a kid again for 2 hours a week. If you, or a family member/friend/child are a former MLB star (or recall being half decent ballplayer in College/High School/8th grade) and might be interested in helping build the USR’s fledging softball dynasty (or at least field a competitive team), please reach out to Mitch Halvorsen for more information.

UUA General Assembly – June 21 – 25
USR is looking for a few good men, women and youth to attend and be delegates to our UUA General Assembly 2017 in New Orleans, June 21-25. 2017 GA will elect the president of the UUA for a six-year term and will conduct other business of the denomination. This year offers at least two great reasons to attend and be a delegate. The aforementioned election and New Orleans is a rich historical and cultural destination. Contact board member, Laura Krag to apply for delegate status. For web information about GA search, “UUA General Assembly 2017” or you can contact Martin Lavanhar (our denomination rep). This years’ GA should be fun, even exciting and just think… it’s in New Orleans.