News – April 7, 2023

Dear Members and Friends,

There is a lot going on at the church Sunday, and in the coming weeks! Sunday is Easter, which means our annual Easter Parade Food Drive for the Emergency Aid Coalition. Don’t forget to bring your non-perishable food to donate. They’ve asked for canned goods such as fruit, veggies, and soups as well as pasta and cereal. Also snacks like fruit cups, crackers, and granola bars. We’ll parade to the EAC after each service.

Rev. Colin’s sermon will celebrate the foolishness of love in action. In that spirit, our shared offering will benefit the Faithful Fools street ministry in San Francisco. I was lucky to visit them when I was doing my parish internship in Sacramento.

You should have received your pledge card in the mail by now; stop by the Stewardship Table in Channing Hall to turn it in. You’ll have a chance to design a heart for the window, and get an ice cream treat! The hearts show everyone who has turned in their card! If you pledge by the deadline of April 30th, you will be invited to a special celebration on May 5th.

This past weekend was an exciting one at our church. A good number of you enjoyed one another’s company at U-Bar-U, the Unitarian Universalist Camp and Retreat Center. If you missed it, we’ll do it again next year!

I wish I could have been there with you, but those of us holding down the fort in the Museum District were treated to an informative, inspiring sermon by Lay Community Minister Ebony C. Peace. She helped many of us understand the current evolution of our Principles and Sources, as well as asking us to consider change to be a spiritual practice.

Our Day of Mourning for Victims of Gun Violence will be on Saturday, April 15, from 1:00 until 6:00 pm in our sanctuary. Please plan to come; you do not have to plan to be at the entire service.

Put it on your calendar! The Spring Arts Festival will be held at church on Saturday, May 6, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Don’t miss the fun! There will be food, prizes, and lots of camaraderie.

I hope to see you Sunday; have a blessed week.

Rev. D. Scott Cooper
Assistant Minister of Congregational Life
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston

Where are the Ministers?

Dr. Bossen will be in the pulpit throughout the month of April. In addition, on the morning of April 15th he’ll be celebrating the relaunch of the Freedman’s Town Farmers Market at 1108 Victor St. Then in the afternoon, starting at 1:00 p.m., he’ll be participating in the Day of Mourning.

Rev. Scott will join Rev. Colin on the chancel on Easter, April 9, as well as on April 16 and 30. He will be off on April 23.
He will be helping Rev. Colin host the Day of Mourning for Victims of Gun Violence on April 15.