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1147: 5 Announcements - Please read them all and mark your calendars!

Day 1147: Sunday, May 7, 2023

5 Announcements - Please read them all and mark your calendars!

Join us this week for Choir practice for the Interfaith celebration in June. The next 2 choir practices are

May 11th (this week) and May 25th. It's fun and energizing!

Dear Sisters and Brothers: I attended a very low-key, non-judgmental and fun choir rehearsal last week at the Glaser Center/Unitarian Universalist church in preparation for the Gay Pride Interfaith liturgy on June 4th. The excellent choir director from the Unitarian church, by the name of Gage, welcomed us warmly and led us in two simple songs (I've also attached them as JPEG files so you can print them out and also added YouTube links for the melodies).

It was so much fun and I encourage anyone who wants to participate to attend the next 2 choir practices on May 11th and May 25th. The practice starts at 5:30 and lasts an hour. There are participants from several different congregations including our friends from Knox/Thanksgiving. So come along dear friends and let's sing!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact

Reverend Dave (UU) at

or call him at: 216-333-8055

Song 10 I Lift My Voice
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Two YouTube links to I Lift My Voice: (The first one is a full choir - amazing)

University Singers w/ HS Choirs - I Lift My Voice | Andrea Ramsey - YouTube

Song 18 Love Is Love
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YouTube link to the song: Love Is Love Is Love Is Love

Announcement #2:

An Evening of Music with Chris Brunelle - May 11th at 7:00 pm - St. Leo's

Announcement #3:

Announcement #4:

Support the work of the North Bay Organizing Project at our annual fundraiser:

Cultura Y Cambio! June 10, 2023 • 4 PM - 9 PM Penngrove Park • 11800 Main St. Penngrove, CA

Buy your tickets


Celebrate community power at our all-ages annual festival with all-you-can-eat tacos, performances, a raffle, and cumbia dance party at beautiful Penngrove Park. ​All proceeds raised will directly fund grassroots power for social, economic, racial and environmental justice in Sonoma County. Bring your party to our party!

Join us for Cultura Y Cambio! NBOP’s all-ages fiesta and fundraiser on June 10 at beautiful Penngrove Park! Enjoy all-you-can-eat tacos, sangria, beer, a raffle and even a dance party. All proceeds raised help us build grassroots power for social, economic, racial and environmental justice in Sonoma County. Tickets now on sale! SPREAD THE WORD Share on Facebook Share on Instagram


Register for the May 18th Webinar

Join us on Thursday, May 18, 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT, for a presentation entitled “From Good Intentions to Faithful Change: The Challenge is Real” by author/pastor Rev. Lee Roorda Schott.

Register with this link:

Overview: You’ve felt God’s call to put your faith into action. You want to address the real issues that affect real people in your community. You’ve learned all the right principles. You may even have a team of people who are ready to make a difference. But then you butt up against the wall of HOW! It’s a challenge we’re going to face if we take the work of justice and compassion seriously. Our speaker, an Iowa pastor who has served in prison and in the suburbs, will share insights from her book, Foolish Church: Messy, Raw, Real, and Making Room, along with the challenges of putting good, just intentions into action.

About the speaker: Rev. Lee Roorda Schott (she/her) is a white, cis-het United Methodist minister, author, mom, wife, and friend. She currently serves as pastor at Valley United Methodist Church in West Des Moines, Iowa, following a legal career and an unexpected call to ministry at the age of nearly 40. Lee served for nine years as pastor of a church inside the walls of the Iowa women’s prison.

That work planted in her a vision of the church outside the prison embracing persons right next door who face challenges like the ones that characterize persons we incarcerate: addiction, mental illness, sexual assault, and domestic violence. Her writing, speaking, and advocacy on behalf of those who are marginalized have grown out of that experience. Lee lives in West Des Moines with her husband and their springer spaniel, Francis.

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