SPOTLIGHT ON SPECIAL COLLECTION
Under our new Share the Plate program, 50% of the general offering will be donated to the selected community agency for the month, 25% to Meals on Wheels and 25% to the operating budget. Please remember to write "Share the Plate" on the re: line of your check. If paying your pledge, please write "Pledge" on the re: line of your check. Thank you!
March Special Collection
The Social Action Council is pleased to have chosen the Children's Assessment Center for the Share the Plate Organization for March. Founded in 1991, the Houston CAC provides a professional, compassionate, and coordinated approach to the treatment of sexually abused children and their families, as well as training health-care providers, first responders and mandatory reporters. CAC provides therapy, medical and forensic services and clothing and shelter to these families. The CAC, located in the heart of Houston at 2500 Bolsover St., is currently managing a capital campaign, the proceeds of which will go to expand their campus and facilities. The CAC's mission is consistent with the Unitarian Universalist Principles of the inherent worth and dignity of every person and of justice and compassion in human relations. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church will join local businesses such as H-E-B, Bank of America and Shell, among others in supporting this vital organization. Please give generously to this amazing organization in March by placing a check or cash in the Share the Plate offering or with your credit card in the Giving Kiosk, located in the Bookstore. Your donations are tax-deductable.
Upcoming Special Collections for April and May:
April – UU Ministry for Earth
May – Groppe Scholarships
Cash, Check or Credit Card!
Now you can contribute to the Collection Plate on Sunday by using your credit card! If you find yourself short on cash or without a check when the plate is passed, stop by the Giving Kiosk in the Bookstore to support Emerson's "Share the Plate" initiative using your Credit Card. The Giving Kiosk is open before and after the service and is an easy and secure way to document your charitable giving! Note: PayPal, our vehicle for accepting credit cards, will not accept a card designated just as a "Debit" card.
Special Collections - Nomination Time We are opening the floor for special collection nominations! Nomination forms will be available in the Gathering Place. If you would like to help select the organizations, please contact Jane Zachritz.
Two openings in the Adult Education course “Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics and Sustainability”
A six-session discussion course 7 p.m. Thursday evenings (skip March 14) that explores the interconnected nature of food systems and our relationship to them. Hungry for Change explores the true meaning of the phrase "you are what you eat." For more information, contact Ann May or the church office.
Recycle! It’s time to clean out your closets! Bring wearable and usable clothing, handbags, shoes, belts, linens, and toys to the bin in the Emerson parking lot. Please secure items in a well-tied bag. The clothing is sorted and sold for re-use. Emerson receives a donation based on the amount collected. You are furnishing clothes at a small price to those who need it and extra $ to Emerson. The bin is in the back of the north parking lot.
Rebuilding Together Houston
On two Saturdays, April 6th and April 13th, Emerson will be participating in Rebuilding Together Houston, sprucing up the home of 84-year-old Annie Criswell. Hours are 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Please come for one or both days; half -day participants are welcome. We need all skill levels (painters, scrapers, carpenters, etc.)! Sign up in the Gathering Place.