The Blue Horse Café: February 27th

Blue Horse Café skit
Why the Blue Horse Café? It got its name by popular acclaim after this memorable skit by Kathryn Waugh and Ed Parent.

Our annual showcase of home grown talent, this crowd-pleasing event brings the best in song and spoken word, and may even get you up on the dance floor. Get your $10 (donation) tickets in advance from Kathryn Waugh. Shake off those mid-winter blues. See you at the Blue Horse! And bring a friend.

The Blue Horse Café is our mostly-annual talent show and fundraiser. This year it will be held on Saturday, February 27th starting at 7:00 p.m.  at our location, 775 Weller Street.   It is not to be missed!

Performers are needed, for time slots of up to 10 minutes. So are helpers of various kinds. Please e-mail our team of fearless organizers, Kathy McLay, Scott Donovan, or Kate King-Fisher if you would like to share your talents or if you can help out that evening.

 

An Update on Our Fall Special Collections

The Fellowship has had several special collections this fall: contributions to the PARN walk, to Dying with Dignity in November, and now to the Mittens and Greens collection in December.

The Mittens and Greens donations were given to the Niijkiwendedaa Anisnaabekwewag Services Circle which supports native women and children in Peterborough. The Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program was very happy to receive the gifts to help with their Christmas basket program.

What did they receive? Under the tree were 10 pairs of mittens, 10 hats, 4 hats with mittens to match, 2 scarves, one pair of slippers, 3 sleepers or pyjamas, a shirt, a toy monkey and teddy bears, 2 books, 2 drinking mugs, plus several other toys and a shoebox of baby supplies.

What else? Twenty-one $10 grocery cards, plus a couple for other amounts, cheques, and $677.60 cash.

On January 11th, a collection will be taken for the food programs in which UFP participates: community meals, Kawartha Foodshares, a Community Garden, and the Gleaning Program. This collection gives us financial support for that participation.

Fossil Fuel Divestment Presentation on Jan. 4

There’s a movement afoot to call on institutions to divest from fossil fuel implicated companies. Divestment is the opposite of investment: it means getting rid of stocks, bonds, or funds that are unethical or morally ambiguous.

Fossil fuel investments are a risk for both investors and the planet. UFP is opening the discussion on this subject through an information session by Julian Tennent-Riddell on Sunday, Jan. 4th at noon at UFP.

We welcome other faith and justice communities to partake. For further information, contact Ian Attridge or Scott Donovan.

2015 Budget Approved

The Fellowship has approved its 2015 budget, at a congregational meeting held after the November 30 service.

wpid34722-IMG_8155.jpgThe major change in the coming year is the creation of a new part-time administrator position, a role most congregations our size have. The Board has felt for a number of years that Rev. Julie has to spend too much of her time on administrative tasks. The intention is that this new position — which expands on and replaces the Congregational Engagement Coordinator role — will free Rev. Julie up to do more of what she is truly meant to do: minister to the congregation. Bookkeeping will be included in the new administrator’s role.

The meeting expressed its gratitude to Kate King-Fisher for her many contributions as our Congregational Engagement Coordinator.