Volunteer To Be a Poll Watcher

UU the VOTE is a UUA initiative to mobilize UU Congregations and members to engage in the 2020 election. A great way to get involved right away is to sign up to be a poll watcher. Poll watchers observe the voting process inside the polling place and outside the building to help ensure that no one is discouraged from voting.

There are over 100 polling places in Lake County, and there are three elections this year – the Presidential Preference Primary on March 17th, the Florida Primary on August 18, and the General Election on November 3rd. In addition, each election has at least 8 days of Early Voting. So, many poll watchers are needed. Training is provided. If you would like to learn more, please contact member Jane Hepting.

Welcome to New Members!

A New Member Ceremony will be held during the Sunday Service on January 26. Come welcome our latest additions to the Congregation!

Congregation to Vote on Proposed Changes to By-Laws

A By-laws Review Committee met during the spring and summer of 2019 and recommended UUCLC By-laws revisions to the Board. The Board held a workshop on October 2 to review these revisions, shared their comments back with the Committee and is now sharing the draft with the voting members of the Congregation for their comment and/or questions. Members may go to the Members Area of the website (you must be logged in as a member) to view the document with the proposed changes.

Announcement of the Revised By-laws will be made from the pulpit on Sundays, December 22 and December 29. The deadline for submission of comments and questions from Congregation is January 10, 2020.

The Congregation members’ vote on the proposed By-laws has been scheduled for Sunday, January 26, 2020, immediately after the Sunday Service and before Potluck.

If you are a member but do not have a password to log in as a member, please email a request (with your name and email address) to office@lakecountyuu.net; Val Rosado will contact you to set up a password.

Stand Down Event for Homeless Veterans November 16

Support the Stand Down event for homeless veterans happening Saturday, November 16 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at 101 East Maud Street in Tavares. Stand Down refers to a grassroots community-based program designed to help the nation’s estimated 107,000 homeless veterans. Homeless veterans are brought together and are provided access to community resources needed to begin addressing their individual problems and rebuilding their lives. This event is sponsored in part by The Veterans Organization of Resource & Recovery for the Homeless in Eustis. The planning committee is asking for help in collecting items for the veterans and in finding veterans to act as ‘Battle Buddies’ to the homeless vets during the Stand Down event. Their job will be to escort homeless veterans around the event. Signup sheets, the list of items requested, and a bin for collecting them are available onsite at UUCLC.

Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast

Open to the public!  Come to UUCLC between 8 and 11 am on Saturday, November 9th for a wonderful homemade breakfast.  The breakfast will include pancakes, scrambled eggs, juice, coffee, water, and sausage or bacon (with sugar-free & gluten-free options available).  The cost is $10/adult $5/children(under 12) and of course Veterans Eat FREE!!!   Tickets are on sale after Sunday services or at the door.  Call 352-805-8451 for more information.

Choir Rehearsals Resume

Come sing a song with me!  We will start choir rehearsals on November 5 and meet weekly at UUCLC on Tuesdays at 5 PM.

Readers’ Theater To Perform October 26

Saturday, October 26, at 4:00 pm a Readers’ Theater performance of the Faith Club will be held in the Sanctuary.  Discussion and refresh-ments will follow the presentation.  Sponsored by the Interfaith Council of Lake County, three local American women–a Muslim, a Christian, and a Jew–taking the roles of their faith counterparts will present.  There is no charge and the presentation is open to the public.

Peace Prayer Service October 23rd

The Interfaith Council of Lake County invites you to their Peace Prayer Service on Wednesday, October 23 from 5:30-6:30 pm.  The theme is Building Community: Strength in Unity/Strength in Diversity.  Rev. Tracie will be one of the featured speakers.  The Peace Prayer service will be held at St. Paul Catholic Community Church located at 1330 Sunshine Avenue in Leesburg.  Rev. Tracie would like for as many people from UUCLC as possible to attend.

All You Wanted to Know about Qualified Charitable Distributions

Sunday, October 20, a Financial Consultant attending our coffee & conversation group at 9:30 am will give a Special Presentation and answer your questions about the QCD (Qualified Charitable Distribution) program.  Are you 70 1/2 years or older & own an IRA or other qualified retirement plan?  Do you wish you could afford to contribute more to UUCLC’s success?  There is a way…and it’s entirely legal! Consider making a QCD (Qualified Charitable Distribution) from your RMD (Required Minimum Distribution) out of your IRA, etc. Charitable gifts paid from your IRA, up to 100% of your RMD, can reduce your taxable IRA income and income taxes!  Find out more about this important, but little known way, to make your charitable contributions to UUCLC more tax friendly!  Be sure to join us even if you aren’t quite 70 yet!!