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Updated: Friday, March 27 —


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SPRING EVENTS AT RESTORATION

NOTICE: during this health crisis there will be NO services, or meetings held in our building. Church services are available on Live Stream. Just click the button with the blue arrow to the left of this notice at 11:00 on Sunday morning to watch and listen.

  • We'll stream the service via the usual method, as well as Zoom and Facebook Live on Sunday.
  • I'm available to meet in person on 1-1 basis, unless I have confirmed contact with COVID, but I'm actively monitoring my email and voicemail and happy to chat however you feel comfortable.
  • We'll get through this together. Wash your hands, and stay home as much as possible!
Thank you!
The Reverend McKinley L. Sims, M.Div.
Minister, UU Restoration (he/him)

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

Upcoming Worship Services

April's Theme is "Liberation!"

Recent sermons are available in VIDEO FORMAT
and others are available as TEXT.

April 5: "The Scriptures of Liberation"
April's theme is "Liberation". Tune in to hear what Liberation means for people around the world, and how we can hear these messages in our time and space. Is there liberation in a time of quarantine? In times of trouble? We'll explore. Liberation and resilience are always connected, and both require creativity and courage. Ancient and modern writers have much to say, so let's see what speaks to us, shall we?

From our Minister

Hi Folks,
These days, it's feeling like we're both disconnected from our community....and somehow more plugged in and connected then ever before. Are you feeling that way, too? I've been talking with many of you, and with my family, and with friends back home, and with colleagues, and with city officials, and, and, and, and.

I'm feeling pretty over-connected, and I'm mourning the loss of our usual patterns. I miss seeing everyone in the sanctuary on Sunday mornings. I miss the rhythm of the week with renters and groups in the building. I miss having Sacred Text Study and Justice Council meetings and hearing our Choir practicing. I miss the sound of the piano and the scraping of pews. I miss you all.

And.

I'm incredibly grateful for our staff, volunteers, and all of you who have leaned into this technological age. We had more than 110 people watching worship this past Sunday. That's huge! That's great news! It tells me that folks are yearning for connection and community more than ever.

In our mission to embrace all souls and restore wholeness, I'm so proud of you for leaning into the good stuff that remains in this new world of physical distance and digital closeness. I do hope you're taking time for yourselves, and resting as you can. As my aunt Patty told me: "this may be the only time in history where we get a chance to save the world by sitting on the couch in our pajamas... let's not screw it up."

And.

We remember those of us who don't have the luxury of staying home. Those who are suffering anxious minds, empty fridges, and broken hearts from the loss of income, jobs, housing, party invitations, weddings, funerals... everything.

May we be grateful for what we have, and may we organize to help provide for those who don't.

That said, if you're in need of pastoral care for your spirit, or physical care for your body/house/fridge... please reach out. You can connect with others in our private Facebook group to let us know if you need help with getting groceries, medicine, cleaning products, childcare, or just someone to cry with. Find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/uurestoration/

We're in this together. That's why we're reaching out by phone, email, and greeting card to every member of this community over the next week. Please be in touch! Every one of you is important and a central part of this church. Our congregation was never a building or a minister or a gathering around food. Our community has been and always will be the people. You people. Our people.

As we open up worship and adult spiritual ed classes online, if you need help with technology, there are volunteers ready to assist you in downloading Zoom, getting to our Facebook or Youtube pages to watch videos of service, or anything else you need. We have Pastoral care volunteers in training to talk and walk with your spirits if you are feeling lonely or disconnected. There are many ways to be in community these days. All of us need all of us to make it.

Hang in there, Restoration. There is much to grieve, and more to come, but today we are grateful. We're in this together, and we're not going anywhere. More to come, yes, but not all at once. Let's take it one day, one week at a time. May we be the Church, may we be Beloved Community, may we be Love in a digital world. Amen
— Love, McKinley
    Minister, UU Restoration (he/him)
    Play Hard. Never Stop. Have Faith.

CLICK HERE for NEW Adult Spiritual Ed
in the Time of Corona!

Zoom Link for Worship Service

https://zoom.us/j/8173318672
Meeting ID: 817 331 8672
Stream starts at 10:50am, submit joys and sorrows via Zoom, or to by email:
text message 806-786-9733

One tap for mobile smart phones:
19292056099,,8173318672# US (New York)

Dial in for audio only:
301.715.8592 US
Meeting ID: 817 331 8672

From your Moderator

Last Sunday, our community celebrated together. A former member and moderator, Marilyn D., greeted me on Tuesday with “Restoration sure throws a great party!” We do and did!

But it was more than just a party. I went home with the wet dish towels from the kitchen, tired and happy. My heart was full; full of love, appreciation, and enthusiasm for our community. We had the party as a complement to our Sunday Service entitled “200th Anniversary: Kickoff to Justice.” I am excited about all the wonderful plans we have for the upcoming years as we celebrate our past and look to our future, but that was not what made my heart full. I found the experience Sunday reminded me of what a fine, open hearted, and giving group of individuals we have in our Restoration community! Folks arrived and went to work setting up tables and decorations, making coffee, warming delicious lunch items and arranging platters, bowls, and serving utensils. After the church service, we ate together, sang “Happy Birthday” to ourselves, and began the clean up process. There were plenty of hands to make the work go smoothly and even time to laugh and brainstorm ideas as we cleaned up. I loved watching an older member show a new member where the big broom is kept, and another showing us the smaller broom which has its own dustpan snapped on its handle. Animated conversations continued as we worked and finally collected our belongings to depart for homes.

Earlier this church year, we were forced to learn of all the many things that our Dot Feely did for our community when she became ill and passed away. Here too, many of us have stepped forward to pick up tasks that Dot did for so long.

I want to create a comprehensive list of those jobs and the folks who became her replacements. I call us “Dot’s Army.” Please help me with this list. I think it will be a fine thing to share with her children and friends from outside our Restoration community at her Memorial Service in April.

Here is what I know about so far:

Pew upkeep in the sanctuary: Rev. Sims and Desi L., our administrative assistant. Anne A. also stepped in to refill the envelopes and connection cards after one Sunday when she noted that there were some gaps. Were there others sneaking in too?

The Holiday Bazaar in December: Rita F. and Barbara M. got right to work in a very timely fashion! Who helped them with all the set up and packing up?

The Mitten and Hats and Scarves tree: our RE coordinator, Joanna S., got it set up. Who else was involved? Who took the warm accessories to the Stenton Family Manor?

Bookreaders: There was a brief hiatus but then Ellen R. and Elaine F. chaired a reorganization effort and they are up and running again! Who else is involved here?

Coffee Hour! Setting up and making the coffee and hot water early in the morning: Rakee S. has been our steadfast prep man for Sunday mornings!

Kitchen cleaning: We learned that Dot was giving the kitchen a thorough cleaning on a regular basis outside of the Sunday coffee hour times... we only figured it out after we noticed the decline in mid January... Brenda R., Barbara M., and Barbara P. took it upon themselves to bring the kitchen back to its better self.
To read the entire message...
— Fern C., Moderator posted 02/27/2020

Change for Change: March

Fair Districts PA

Change for Change in March is Fair Districts PA. This is a nonpartisan, statewide coalition of organizations and individuals working to end gerrymandering and to create a process for redistricting that is transparent, impartial, and fair.

Donations to Change for Change:


2019 Organization Contribution
September Everytown for Gun Safety $252
October World Central Kitchen $286
November Human Rights Campaign $284
December The Attic Youth Center $654
Minister's Discretionary Fund $1124
2020
January Villanova Program at
SCI Phoenix
$654

Church Office Hours

Wednesday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Email the
or phone 215-247-2561.

Minister's Office Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday by Appointment

Email the
or phone 806-786-9733.

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UPCOMING EVENTS AT RESTORATION

Bidding Extended into April —

"Do It Yourselfie Sale!"
Online for Now:
Event Dates are Negotiable

A Good Way to support our Congregation, our new Settled Minister, and have some Fun doing it!

Yes, the "Annual Service Auction" is here and online for now! Below are the Sale Items that are being offered. Advertise your event or service either by creating your own "Advertising Sale Sign" or using the attached GENERIC ONE. (You can download this Word version and fill it out on the computer.)

Email or call 215-822-6743 if you wish to sell something or to bid on any of these events, services or items.

These offerings will also be posted on the special bulletin boards in Fellowship Hall.

  EVENTS:

  1. Annual Potluck Garden Party: at the home of Holly J. Bring a dish or beverage and connect with new and old friends in a relaxing environment. The chickens await you! Sunday, May 24 at 5pm. Donation: $20/adults, $5/children. 7 Adult Buyers so far.
  2. Escape from Hale: Saturday, April 11 at 5:30pm. Five to eight people are in a room with an unstable person holding them hostage, with only an hour to escape. To do this, they must decipher a clue to figure out the code to open the lock on a mysterious box. They succeed! But only to find still more puzzling things inside the box... The event will also include an Italian dinner, once we are no longer held hostage! We should be done by 8pm. Offered by Bruce & Linda P. Appropriate for folks in high school and up. $25.00/person
  3. 4-Course "Salt Lick" Texas BBQ Dinner: on Larry & Jane H's porch. Recipes straight from the famous Texas restaurant outside Austin featuring appetizers, soup, slow-roasted brisket, smoked sausages, potato salad, beans, slaw, squishy white bread to sop everything up, Texas beer and of course pecan pie. Sat. June 13 at 5pm. Donation: $65/person. 7 Buyers so far.
  4. Laughter Yoga Class: donated by Barbara S. in April at the church. In Laughter Yoga we combine stretching and laughing. Donation: $10/person. Minimum: 5. 1 Buyer so far.
  5. Movie Showing "Singin' in the Rain": See a great musical comedy movie - and laugh with friends. Donated by Sandy F. No date set yet but it will be in Hale Lounge after church & coffee hour. $10/person. Maximum 20. 1 Buyer so far.
  6. Wine 101 - Intro to the Pleasures of Wine: Oct. 17 from 5-8pm in Hale Lounge. Learning about wine can be fun, and tasty, too - especially when it's with a dinner! We'll cover basic wine terms, how to decipher labels, how to taste wine, different wine types beyond just red and white, useful wine descriptions, serving tips and pairings with food as well as storing & preserving. Offered by Chris & Jim W. Wines, glassware and entrees will be provided. Bring a dessert to share. $50/person. Limit: 12
  7. Wine 201 - the Essence of Taste: Sept. 19 from 4-6pm in Hale Lounge. You'll learn how to taste wines and recognize the senses of oakiness, tannin and to distinguish aromas such s cassis, violets and even tobacco and leather - to name just a few. And, yes, these are good things, depending on the wine. We'll provide all the necessary glassware, essences and palate-cleaning snacks. You'll bring a fvorite wine to open and re-experience. Space limited to 10 people with 8 spaces still available. Offered by Chris & Jim W. at $35/person. Limit: 10.
    2 Buyers so far.
  ITEMS:
  1. Cuban Flan: Tasty Caribbean dessert with caramel topping, and smooth custard filling! Wonderful Taste, and good for your cholesterol - right! Flexible transfer from Fernando C. to you. $15/flan. 1 Buyer so far.
  2. One Dozen Farm Fresh Organic Eggs: Holly's hens are offering their beautiful eggs for sale! Available between April and Sept. at $10/dozen (a bargain for lovingly laid organic eggs).
    5 Buyers so far.
  SERVICES:
  1. Babysitting: Offered by Elaine F. $5/child (no diapers, please). Dates to be arranged.
  2. Board Leadership Consultation: Do you work with a non-profit as a Board member or as an advisory member? Are the meetings long and boring? Do committees overlap and there is no communication among committees? Do you feel frustrated and does work NOT get accomplished? Fernando C. will provide consultation and recommendations for improving Board roles and meetings. Dates are flexible with 2 consultations available at $125 each.
  3. Immigration Law Consultation: Fernando C. will answer your questions concerning Immigration, Refugee or Naturalization Law. Dates are flexible with 4 consultations offered at $125 each. 1 Buyer so far.
  4. Non-Profit Fundraising Consultation: Are you on the Board or on staff of a non-profit? Does your organization rely on mainly one source of funding? Do you want to diversify your income streams? Fernando C. will provide consultation, overview or fundraising and recommendations for diversifying your funding streams. Dates are flexible with 2 consultations available at $125 each.
PLUS... Drum Roll! There will also be Honest to Goodness
Auction Items available that go to the highest bidder!
Photos are available HERE
  1. Antique Walnut Dresser: Minimum bid $50 OBO. Bidding stands at $75
  2. Antique Day Bed: Adjustable base allows one side to tilt up like an early chaise Lounge. Minimum bid $40 OBO. Bidding stands at $50
  3. Black Occasional Chairs: Bid on 1 - take up to 4 at that price. Minimum bid $25 OBO. One bidder at $25 for all 4 so far.
  4. 8 Custom-made Placemats by Marion Napper: Minimum bid $25 OBO. Bidding stands at $25
  5. George Steck Console Piano with Bench: Purchased new from Lyon & Healy in Chicago about 1970. Minimum bid $50 OBO. Bidding stands at $100
  6. Kenmore Sewing Machine in Wooden Cabinet: All the bells and whistles! Direction book included. Minimum bid $50 OBO.
  7. Large Ivory Hexagonal Damask Upholstered Footstool: Minimum bid $15 OBO. Bidding stands at $10
  8. Maple Kneehole Student Desk with Multiple Drawers: Minimum bid $40 OBO.
  9. Porcelain Geisha Figurine in a Glass Case - approx. 20" Tall: Minimum bid $30 OBO.
  10. Professional Folding Massage Table: Minimum bid $50 OBO.
Contact or or call 215-822-6743 if you wish to sell something
or to bid on any of these events, services or items.

Friday, April 3 —

Music for the New Revolution Showcase Concert at 8pm
Check for Possible Postponement

Folk Factory'S Music for the New Revolution Showcase concert on Saturday, March 14. Music for the New Revolution WILL NOT BE HELD this Saturday.

Sunday, April 5 —

Second Sunday Potluck - Tentative Date: April 5

Thursday, April 23 —

Folk Factory: Open Stage/Open Circle

Zoom Meeting: Thurs., April 23, 7:30-10:30pm

The Folk Factory will have an Open Circle on Thursday, April 23, starting at 7:30pm, as a Zoom meeting. Our motto is "Music and Progressive Social Change". Contact Bruce as above if you would like to get the Zoom meeting link to attend.

Saturday, April 25 —

RESCHEDULED - Book Readers for April 2020

I am very glad to announce that our Bookreaders group had a very successful first meeting with lots of discussion and opinions from everyone.

Our next meeting will be on April 25, at 1:00pm in Hale Lounge. We will be reading Vanishing New York How a Great City Lost Its Soul by Jeremiah Moss. It is a fascinating and well researched study about the effects of gentrification and how far reaching these effects are.

Elaine F. and Ellen R. will be handling the administration of the group so please send any preliminary questions to Ellen or Elaine.

We will be happy to see our old Book reader friends and hopefully some new ones as well.

Tuesday, June 2 —

Primary has been Postponed
to Tuesday, June 2!

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RECURRING CHURCH ACTIVITIES

A List of Ways to Connect and Exercise Spirit

Sunday Worship Services, 11am
Livestream from Restoration homepage (www.uurestoration.us)
or Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/UURestoration/)
Zoom link to see faces and add joys and sorrows (https://zoom.us/j/8173318672)

Thursday BLM Vigil, 6pm-7pm
Working on having a digital component for the candlelight half of the gathering

Thursday Choir, 7:15pm, via Zoom
Join to sing and hear music through the magic of technology. Contact Jane H. for more details.

NEW! Adult Spiritual Ed in the Time of Corona

  • Tuesday 3pm - "Bible Study", via Facebook Live
    McKinley will be working through Hebrew and Christian Scriptures. Tune in if you're interested in incorporating these or other texts into your spiritual practice. Link: www.facebook.com/UURestoration/
  • Wednesday 3pm - "Pastoral Care Check Ins"
    As a group, we'll be exploring theological topics like grief, hope, change, spirit, death, resilience, etc. and seeking support from others. For individual appointments, contact McKinley directly. Link: https://zoom.us/j/896354268
  • Thursday 3pm - Tea, Q&A wth the Minister, via Facebook Live
    Bring your favorite snack and beverage and join McKinley for a mid day break. Ask any burning questions and hear funny stories, a song or two, and some uplifting words. Link: www.facebook.com/UURestoration/
  • Friday 3pm - Poetry Friday!
    Come to share or hear favorite poems, original pieces, etc. Join us to write, create, sing, laugh, cry, and share. Link: https://zoom.us/j/883577262
  • Life Coaching with Barrington W's "The CenteRe"
    As the primary Holistic Life Coach, minister-in-formation Barrington W. has started offering Holistic Life Coaching programs, geared towards health, healing, and transformation of the physical, psychological, and metaphysical modalities. For more information and costs feel free to him.

Wednesdays, 12 to 1:30 pm —

Bring Your Own... CANCELLED FOR NOW

BYOL - BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH takes place in Hale Lounge. Everyone is welcome; just bring a sandwich. There's no agenda and no homework! Just come and enjoy conversation and catch up on the latest church news.

Wednesdays, 7-8:30 pm —

Soul Line Dance Classes
in Fellowship Hall CANCELLED FOR NOW

Thursdays, 6 pm —

Join Us at Our Weekly Black Lives Matter Vigil every Thursday

Please join us to show our concerns about racism and white supremacy every Thursday. We line Stenton Avenue with our signs (and get tons of supportive honks) from 6-6:30 pm, then join to meditate, light candles, and share from 6:30-7 pm; outside if weather permits. Bring a lawn chair and candles. Please join us, and encourage your friends, too!

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NEWS AND INFORMATION

How to be Safe with Groceries and Take-out


click on the image above to view video.

How to get a Mail-in Ballot for the April 28 June 2 Primary

Primary had been moved to June 2, so these Dates may not be accurate

Pennsylvania has new voter services. Mail-in voting is now very easy, and recommended by both groups. No need to request an absentee ballot, you can request the mail-in ballot without stating a reason. With all the new restrictions on public gatherings, being able to vote at home and mail in your ballot may be the most sensible way to vote.

This is how it works:
Go to: www.votespa.com click on "apply now"

You will fill in your information. You can say "no" to both questions about being absent and/or having an illness. You will still be able to get a mail-in ballot.
Deadline to apply is: APRIL 21, 2020.

You must be registered to vote and can check this at: www.votespa.com
LAST DAY TO REGISTER IS APRIL 13, 2020.

Link to Black Business Directory

Thanks to Elaine F., there are extra copies of the Black Business Directory in the Duo Room at church, for anyone who would like to use black businesses when possible. Here is a link for the online version: http://www.beechinterplex.com/bc_black-business-directory.asp

OWL Class at First U Downtown: CANCELLED FOR NOW

February 16 to May 17th
Sunday evenings at 7:00pm

Do you know of any kids in 7-9th grade who might want to participate in the Our Whole Lives curriculum? First U at 22nd and Chestnut has two trained facilitators, and they need about 2-4 more kids to make it viable. Contact email is revhannah@philauu.org if you're interested. Thanks in advance!!!

Consider Joining the Unitarian Universalist House
Outreach Board of Trustees!

Have you been looking for a way to give back to our community? Consider joining the Unitarian Universalist House Outreach Board of Trustees! For over 20 years, UUH Outreach has provided free, confidential nursing and social work services to older adults living independently in northwest Philadelphia, to help them age safely in their own homes and communities.

Board terms are three years, with the opportunity to serve on specialized committees to guide UUH Outreach in its meaningful work. The Board convenes four scheduled meetings per year, which Board members are asked to make every effort to attend. Throughout the year, there is ongoing communication, primarily via email.

Help UUH Outreach shape its future as it continues to serve older adults in the Restoration community. For more information on Board opportunities, please contact Cynthia B., church member and current UUH Outreach Board member, at 215-242-5214.
— Thank you, Cynthia B.

Hospitality Teams Reorganization

HOSPITALITY TEAMS: The teams offer an opportunity to show love and care for our spiritual community and for each other, while also offering an opportunity for casual conversations which enhance our knowledge of each other’s lives. Those who are able to serve on the teams have been showing their caring, pitching in as needed each Sunday. Click Here for the Team Listings.

TASKS: The teams provide support for each Sunday’s service: greeting and ushering, taking the offertory collection which includes counting the money afterwards, and of course bringing and setting out the ultimate token of hospitality: Food!! Pitching in with clean-up is the hardest slot to fill, but it is actually the most rewarding, because of the sharing and teamwork that results. I urge all and any of you who are able to stay to clean-up during your month of service to do so. Sometimes this area of team functioning is weak, because of after church meetings or other obligations. But let’s not let this fall on the same people.

GREETING AND USHERING: This role has been expanded to include some ushering duties:

  • Greet all comers with special attention to guests.
  • Ring the bell.
  • Staying in the back of the sanctuary for a few minutes and watching over the seating of late comers
  • Closing the inner doors when service starts
  • Attending to security issues by learning to close and lock doors. Some of us have been trained for this, and some have not, this is a work in progress that will continue in the Spring
GUESTS: We have a tradition of being a very friendly and welcoming congregation. Thus we have an informal way of making sure all visitors are greeted during coffee hour. Please be on the lookout for fresh faces and chat with them with a buddy or by yourself. “What brought you to us today?” or “What’d you think of the service?” are great opening lines.

CHANGES: For many years, Dot F. made the coffee each week and did preliminary set-up, in addition to so many other things: cleaning out the refrigerator, watching over supplies and staying until clean up was completed.

Now folks are stepping up to fill in the gaps. Peter J. has taken over providing supplies needed for coffee hour. He knows our ecological imperative re paper goods. He also usually closes the church. Rakee S. has stepped in as coffee maker and preliminary set up each week. When he cannot be there, others will step in as is our practice.

CLEANING AND ORGANIZING: We are grateful to Brenda R., Barbara P., and Barbara M. for doing a deep cleaning of the kitchen and fridge at the end of January. Larry and Jane H. cleaned and re-organized the utensil and knife drawers. Team members are urged to clean the fridge carefully at the end of each month. Thereafter, about every 3 months minimum, volunteers will be solicited for another deep cleaning.

Thanks and gratitude for all that everyone does to keep things going smoothly.

If anyone needs a different team, please contact me.
— Annabel G., Coordinator of Hospitality Teams

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Purchasing Online?
Shop Using iGive.com

Calling all online shoppers! Give to PIHN through iGive.com! You can make financial donations to PIHN without spending an extra penny. Do your holiday online shopping through iGive.com. It's as easy as 1-2-3...
  1. Visit this link: http://www.igive.com/Qx51lcq. It will take you to the iGive homepage with Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network selected as your cause. Here, you can register to be a PIHN supporter (it's easy and free).
  2. After you sign up, you'll get an email telling you to install the iGive button with instructions on how to do so. You can download this onto any computer or phone you use to shop online. The button will show up on the top of your internet browser window.
  3. Press the iGive button, and browse 1,300+ stores that participate and select one. You'll see what percentage of your purchase will go to PIHN. Your purchase/donation will automatically be registered with iGive. You'll receive an email confirmation after you visit your first store, just to make sure the donation tracking system is working.
Go for it. And thanks!

Another Way to Stay In Touch

If you use Facebook, please join the congregation's group page; Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration. You can learn more about what's going on in our community and you can post your own thoughts, poems, prayers... https://www.facebook.com/groups/39131276017/

Church Work Request Forms

If you are requesting work to be done, please complete the appropriate colored work request form located on the office door. Once your form is completed, place it in the bin labeled Administrative Assistant also hanging on the office door.

For those who do not frequently visit the church, you can send your request via email to office@uurestoration.us.

Pink - Request for Administrative Assistant
Yellow - Request for voucher check
Blue - Request for the custodian

Please Hang Up Your Coats

Do not leave your coats on the chairs in the Fellowship Hall or the pews in the Library. They take up valuable space that we need for seating during Coffee Hour. Please hang your coats on the rack in the hallway just outside the Fellowship Hall so that everyone can sit comfortably.

Staples Rewards
Restoration with $$$

Don't forget to give the church's telephone number (215-247-2561) when you make any personal purchase at a Staples store, by telephone or online. By doing so a credit will be posted to Restoration's Staples account for a percentage of the sale. These credits, known as Staples Business Rewards, really add up. We use them to offset the cost of our office supplies.

In addition, Restoration's Staples account will receive a Reward of $2.00 if you give the church's telephone number (215-247-2561) when you turn in your used printer cartridges (any kind or type) at Staples. You can also leave your old cartridges in the Duo Room where they will be picked up and turned in to Staples.

A Super Easy Way for
You to Help Restoration

GoodSearch: You Search...We Give!What if Restoration earned a penny every time you searched the Internet? Or how about if a percentage of every purchase you made online went to support our cause? Well, now it can!

https://www.goodsearch.org/ is a search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch the donations add up!

GoodShop.com is an online shopping mall which donates up to 37 percent of each purchase to your favorite cause - Restoration! Hundreds of great stores including Amazon, Target, Gap, Best Buy, ebay, Macy's and Barnes & Noble have teamed up with GoodShop and every time you place an order, you'll be supporting Restoration.

Be sure to enter the "Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration" as the charity you want to support.

Hale Hall Doors

It is imperative that we remember that both front and back doors to Hale Hall remain locked at all times. This means even during meetings and Sunday services. Please do not let anyone into Hale Hall that you do not personally know is safe at any time. During services, all members, friends and congregants should come in the sanctuary door. Thank you for your cooperation.

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