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UU Springfield Coffee House Presents “6-foot Serenade”

Featuring music by Bill Brink

Saturday, September 12, 3-5 pm
(Rain date Sunday 9/13)

Come join us for our 1st parking lot music event!
Sept 12, 2020 3pm-5-pm
The event will be in the lower parking lot. Park in upper lot if you can walk down
A few spots are available in the lower lot if you need them
Seating will be arranged for social distancing and masks are required
FREE event but donations for musician are welcome
Refreshments available with proceeds to benefit the Meeting House.
Our own Bill Brink will perform at our first Meetinghouse Music event of the season.  The performance will be outdoors, weather permitting (rain date is the following day, same time). Bill has been playing music for over 20 years. He enjoys playing many different styles and in many different venues.

In addition to having an extensive collection of cover songs, he also has many of his own that he has written and produced.

He has received accolades from people such as Richie Havens, John Sebastian, and Tom Ghent.  His recorded songs have been played across the globe.

In addition to writing and performing, Bill and his girlfriend June, produce and edit music videos, organize local music events and host live social media performances. (from https://billbrinkmusic.com/ )

Chairs will be set up in the Meetinghouse’s lower parking lot,; masks and “social distancing” required.  Free admission; donations for the performer gratefully accepted.  You’ll be able to purchase refreshments to benefit the Meetinghouse.

Produce Share: Mondays, 10 am-12 noon, during harvest season 

From August 17 until the end of harvest season, Tina Feindel and Sharon Mueller will be at the Meetinghouse  from 10-12  for a  garden surplus share.  Please bring by your extra garden produce between 10 and 10:15 so that it will be available for all who come by.  And remember to bring a bag or box to carry your found treasures home in.
(You don’t need to contribute in order to receive some.)

We also encourage you to bring  non-perishable food items for the Food Shelf if you’re able to.  Tina and Sharon will deliver them to at the Springfield Family Center, along with any produce that may remain at the end of the morning.

Please wear a mask and remember to follow “social distancing” recommendations!.

Meditation Class with Suiko McCall  of the Art Monastery

            Wednesdays at 5 pm via Zoom

Current research demonstrates the value of meditation for reducing stress and blood pressure, improving sleep and so many more factors.  Meditation practices can help us learn to center and calm ourselves. This relaxing class is suitable for all.  No experience necessary. Suiko served as our Artist & Minister in Residence in March and is from the Art Monestary on the Connecticut River in Springfield.  We’d love to have more UU members and friends join us! Zoom info for Suiko’s Meditation Classes:  bit.ly/artmonk 

Friday Film Discussion
“Suppressed 2020: The Fight To Vote”
Friday, September 11, 7 pm

 

This month’s film,available to view free on YouTube, is “Suppressed 2020: The Fight To Vote” by Robert Greenwald (Director of Outfoxed, Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price, and Making A Killing: Guns Greed and the NRA)
It is a short, powerful documentary about the growing threat of voter suppression to our 2020 election. Deeply personal accounts from voters of color across the state of Georgia reveal deliberate, widespread voter suppression in the 2018 midterm election where Stacey Abrams fought to become the first Black female governor in the U.S. Polling place closures, voter purges, missing absentee ballots, extreme wait times and voter ID issues were in full effect again during the 2020 primaries and are on-going across the country right now, all disproportionately affecting Black Americans and minorities from casting their ballots. Now, amidst a global health crisis, the cruel weaponization of vote-by-mail restrictions has turned the constitutional right to vote into a choice between life and death. Suppressed 2020 is a call to action against the calculated, unconstitutional and racist attacks intended to suppress the right to vote in America.
Watch free at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03DGjnIkTdI
Then join us for the discussion on September 11 via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6130779853?pwd=bkc2cUltQlhYUU5YME1aaHlNTGtJdz09
Meeting ID: 613 077 9853   Passcode: 082077

 

 

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