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Thursday, March 29, 2012

On This Day in UU History - Louisa May Alcott Votes

Concord Women Cast First Votes

On this date in 1880 women in Concord, Massachusetts were allowed to vote for school committee for the first time. Among the 19 women who voted was Louisa May Alcott - author of the classic work Little Women, and the daughter of Unitarian minister, Bronson Alcott.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Paloma goes to China

Parishioner Paloma Bohanan is continuing to raise funds for a Me-to-We service trip to China in August 2012. Information about the trip, her plans, and the sponsoring organization is on her Paloma Helps blog.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Kony 2012 Blog

On April 12, the Social Justice Committee will be co-hosting -- with the BSU Social Justice League -- a viewing of the 30-minute documentary Kony 2012. The viewing will be at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary, and we expect quite a crowd.

Directly-traded coffee from Uganda will be served.

Because of the immense controversy surrounding the film, I initiated a blog about the film, various points of view about it, and more general information about human rights in Uganda. Please have a look, and let me know if there are things I should add.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Circle Dinners

Circle Dinners are a tradition at First Parish, of getting together at each other's home for food and fellowship. Hosts sign up with member Jan Thompson, indicating when they are available, how many people can be accommodated, and whether children are included. Other members and friends then sign up and bring the food. Host provide beverages. See Jan in church Sunday, or look her up in the directory to make arrangements.