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     The dates have been set for group discussions of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, the UU "Common Read" for 2015-2016.  Discussions will take place on Mondays February 29, March 7, 14, and 21 at 6:30 pm in the church office.  Bryan Stevenson's thought-provoking book examines the inequities and inhumane practices of incarceration in the nation and our state.  Books are on sale for $15.00 at the Book Table.  Check the weekend announcements for each session's reading assignments.

     Members of our church donated more that 400 pounds of staple food to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank through members’ contributions to the Food Cart during 2015, all generously boxed and delivered to the Food Bank's warehouse by Dottie Kelly and her husband, Jim.  With the new-year well underway and old needs for this important resource never ending, it is time to resume our ongoing practice of generosity and perhaps increasing our "poundage" in 2016.  Please place your donations of canned and packaged staple food items in the Food Cart in the breezeway and know that all contributions are greatly appreciated. 

          The Holy Grill was the first program instituted at the time of the organization in 1986 of the Federation of Churches and Synagogues, now the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge.  Members of our church have served at the daily lunch programs since the beginning, among them JoAnn Fryling, who found her place behind the serving counter again when volunteers served at our annual January rotation.  Others who served included Gail Acree, Ed Allums, Suzanne Besse, Maxine Broemmelsiek, Marguerite Davis, Jim Dellinger, Delores Dyer, Mary Ellen Hale, Gail Johnson, Janetta Kriel, Nancy Kunen, David Lindenfeld, Eileen McShane, Mona Romaine, Henry Tillman, and Rosie Turner.  Thanks, Volunteers, for continuing the tradition of serving at the Holy Grill on behalf of our church.   

Becky Cureau Outreach Director