Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Topeka

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UUFT Event Calendar

Sunday, October 08, 2017
  • 09:00am - 10:30am  Book Group

    Join the Sunday Book Group. It meets in the Emerson Library 9 am every week. Contact Ken or Mary Galligan (mrygllgn@yahoo.com) with any questions. 

  • 10:30am - 11:45am  Sunday Fellowship

    Reclaiming History and Dignity: Indigenous People's Day

    What does it mean to be a people of courage? Colonialism left a template of violent racism, exploitation, genocide, and environmental destruction. "Indigenous Peoples Day" re-imagines Columbus Day and changes a celebration of colonialism into an opportunity to reveal historical truths about the genocide and oppression of indigenous peoples in the Americas, to organize against current injustices, and to celebrate indigenous resistance.The idea of replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day was born in 1977, at a U.N.-sponsored conference in Geneva, Switzerland, on discrimination against indigenous populations in the Americas. Fourteen years later, activists in Berkeley, CA, convinced the Berkeley City Council to declare October 12 a "Day of Solidarity with Indigenous People." Henceforth, there has been a growing movement to appropriate "Columbus Day" as "Indigenous People's Day"; states such as South Dakota, Hawai’i, and Alaska have changed the holiday’s name and many more cities have taken similar action. What can we do to support America's first peoples and to dismantle the effects of the doctrine of discovery?

  • 11:45am - 01:30pm  Communities of Generosity

    Communities of Generosity with a free lunch

    Please join us for lunch and conversation about generosity. The stewardship team will be hosting small group lunches (seating capped at 12) after Sunday service. A simple meal of soup, salad and bread will be provided along with an open discussion about generosity. Please sign up on the board posted in the lobby. Questions? Contact Jarvis Odgers jarviskodgers@gmail.com

  • 12:15pm - 01:00pm  Second Sunday Lunch

    Everyone welcome at potluck lunch following the Fellowship. Look for sign-up sheet.

  • 03:00pm - 05:00pm  100 Years of Elmer Green!

    Learning for Life Center and LaVetta Rolfs will be hosting a celebration for Elmer Green

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