Game/Movie and Potluck night

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Once again the UUCGC will be hosting Game/Movie and Potluck Night! All are welcome to join us on March 16th at 5:30p.  As always, there will be a toddler play area, games for kids of all ages and a kid movie on the big screen.  Bring your favorite covered dish and enjoy getting to know families in the community around chatter and board games. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Canton, 2585 Easton St., Canton, Ohio 44721.

UU's Care for Each Other

It's time to take a fresh look at how our "Help Team" works to provide support for members and friends during difficult times in their lives. We have a healthy tradition of sending cards to folks dealing with illness or loss, and providing meals and transportation when needed.

If you would like to be part of the "Help Team", plan to stay after the service on Sunday, March 11, for a short meeting from 12p - 12:30p or contact Dianne Digianantonio at 330-232-5899.

UUCGC Spring Book Club

Last summer we participated in book club and a book donation drive. This spring, Kathie Courtney would like to continue this theme with another book. She has several different   recommendations for books along with where to find them on the net. If you have an interest and a preference for a book, please contact Kathie at kathie@4th.com, or just talk to her at church. Let's see if we can move into a new level of understanding of racial injustice in our times.

Some Recommended Books to Choose From

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
(https://www.amazon.com/dp/1608465624/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I3MW5T1FPZUIZC&colid=TEJTASBEFVC5&psc=0)

Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California by Rutyh Wilson Gilmore
(https://www.amazon.com/dp/0520242017/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I26BS7E8COR6I6&colid=TEJTASBEFVC5&psc=0)

Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Behond Black and White by Kareen Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld
(https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EMDH2O2/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=ICQXQWVFBOW9P&colid=TEJTASBEFVC5&psc=0)

Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America by Melissa V. Harris-Perry
(https://www.amazon.com/Sister-Citizen-Shame-Stereotypes-America-ebook/dp/B005HRE4BC/ref=mt_kindle?_encoding=UTF8&me=)

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
(https://www.amazon.com/Between-World-Me-Ta-Nehisi-Coates-ebook/dp/B00SEFAIRI)

They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement by Wesley Lowery
(https://www.amazon.com/They-Cant-Kill-All-Baltimore-ebook/dp/B01CO4AUA4/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=)

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson Ph.D.
(https://www.amazon.com/White-Rage-Unspoken-Racial-Divide-ebook/dp/B01D1RUOJU/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=)

Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter by Jordan T. Camp (Editor), Christina Heatherton (Editor)
(https://www.amazon.com/Policing-Planet-Crisis-Black-Matter-ebook/dp/B013ZNI4BU/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1517931701&sr=8-1)

America At War With Itself  by Henry A. Giroux
(https://www.amazon.com/America-Itself-City-Lights-Media-ebook/dp/B01IMJT3N0/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=)

Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration - and How to Achieve Real Reform by John Pfaff
(https://www.amazon.com/Locked-Causes-Incarceration-Achieve-Reform-ebook/dp/B01L6SLKK8)

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America by Elizabeth Hinton
(https://www.amazon.com/War-Poverty-Crime-Incarceration-America/dp/0674737237)

UUCGC Online Calendar

Calling for More Diversity in Toys for our Nursery

As you shop this holiday season, look for toys and books that feature a variety of ethnicities, cultures and skin colors. Our children come from many backgrounds and we want their toys to represent many peoples.

Community Outreach

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Male personal hygiene items are needed for men as they are released from prison and start their journey of return to the community. We are beginning our support of the Community Restoration Center of Stark County with a collection in February and March. They need the following:

Bath & Hand towels, wash clothes
Tooth brush, paste and dental floss
Body wash
Disposable razors & shaving cream
Shampoo & conditioner (including African American products)
Tissues
Nail Clippers
Foot powder
Nonalcoholic mouth wash
Electric grooming kits for beard, brows, etc.
Electric shavers

Thank you in advance for your generosity in making these men feel more welcomed back into the main stream of Stark County.

 

Worship Committee Meeting

Are you interested in participating in helping our speakers make their services go without a hitch? Then we need you! Come join us on Sunday, March 4th, after service to learn how to be a Worship Associate and put in your suggestions on how to make our services better! I have some ideas, but I would love to hear what you think we can/should do in the years to come.  Let me know what you want for lunch!!