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Welcome! The Women and Religion Movement is alive and well in the 21st Century. A grassroots project started by lay leaders in the 1970s as an effort to promote examination of religious roots of sexism and patriarchy within the UUA and beyond, UU Women and Religion officially began as a task force following the unanimously-passed WOMEN AND RELIGION RESOLUTION at the 1977 UUA General Assembly. Although the Task Force was eventually sunsetted, the movement still exists in UU communities that hold Women & Religion programs and gatherings for those who identify as women. It exists at the UU General Assembly, where UUW&R brings our Store to the Exhibit Hall and occasionally hosts a gathering. And it lives in the hearts and lives of people who have been touched by the many changes inspired by this movement.

"We do not want a piece of the pie. It is still a patriarchal pie. We want to change the recipe!" -- Rosemary Matson

Hopes, Ambitions, Trials, and Silver Linings

Dates: First & third Mondays
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: Children's Chapel in Ministers' Hall
Facilitator: Barbara Hatzfeld

HATS is a meeting time for women to discuss issues in our lives. We are here to support one another as life throw challenges at us. We keep confidences within the group. It is less structured than Small Groups, as the topics are not set. HATS has been part of 1st UU since 1999.
For more information, contact Barbara Hatzfeld

Thursday April 22nd from 5-8pm
Come out to Ten Thousand Villages in Winter Park, where they will donate a portion of their proceeds to support the UUUS Women's Group.


Friday April 30th at 6pm
Pot Luck dinner followed by a presentation on Cultural Diversity by Lydia.



A monthly event to allow UUC Women and friends to socialize and get to know each other better, have a good meal and try different restaurants.
Generally we have a Northern county location one month and a Southern county location the next month. If you have a question or an idea, call Denise Seeber at (727) 474-2647, or call Martha Kowalski at (727) 656-9429




SEPTEMBER 8TH AT THE GALLERY (formerly Imago, 702 New Haven Ave in Historic
Downtown Melbourne, 2nd floor, between Main Street Pub and Heneger Center).

Save the date and make sure to attend the monthly Brevard NOW meeting
Tuesday.  You will be thrilled at the progress of our TAKE BACK THE NIGHT
community event to raise awareness of the tragic problem of Domestic
Violence in Brevard.  This is going to be a event that will also bring the
diverse groups in our community together for a comman good.  From Police to
Churches, Shelters to Charities, there is a groundswell of "Yes, We Will". 

Bring your ideas, a friend, and your energy and be there! 

If you have any questions, call 321 615 6445 or e mail me at
president  at brevardNOW.org




Dear Women of WomanSpirit... 
Next Monday, June 8th, we gather for an evening of celebration of the month of June:  June is named for the Goddess Juno; it's the time of Summer Solstice, of weddings and graduations -- it's the time for UUA General Assembly and for easing into summer activities.  

All UUFBR women members and friends are welcome to be part of this gathering at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary:     bring a June poem or piece of music, a solstice candle (non-scented, please), pictures from June occasions, or ??????

Bring also your thoughts about the future of the "scarf hoop" we created last November when Jan Taddeo led us through the sacred hoop ritual.   We have been keeping the hoop in Jan's office -- but she is leaving soon.  Would those whose scarves are on the hoop like to have them returned?  or should we send the scarves & hoop on with Jan so that other women can add to it when she leads this ritual elsewhere?  or, should we ....(what are your thoughts?)..............???   

Dear Women of WomanSpirit---
Our May Gathering will be next week: Monday, May 11th :
7:30 p.m. in Osias Hall. (For those who don't know UUFBR too well, Osias is the large room you walk through on the way to the Sanctuary, so come in the usual front door to find us.)

The evening will center around The Artful Bras Project -- which was designed by some South Carolina quilters to raise breast cancer awareness in a unique way. Plan on an evening of shared beauty and creativity (plus some funky humor) as we will be creating "artful bras." (If you want to learn more in advance, "Google" "artful bras.")

As always, all UUFBR women members and friends are invited to be with us at WomanSpirit gatherings. Questions?? please feel free to contact Leslie Rigg, Adele Alexandre, or me.

Please bring with you, if possible:
old bras, ribbons, buttons, beads, other interesting findings --

see you there.... mary c...........

And, just for your contemplation....
Breast cancer walks daily among us at UUFBR -- having made its mark on at least 18 UUFBR women at some time during the past 20 years.



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Women Over 50 Group
Meets the 2nd & 4th Monday @6 pm

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