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GNOUU is a local cluster of UU churches who are revitalizing their faith while rebuilding their city.

Welcome to Community Church

Community Church's Sunday services and children's religious education are held weekly at 11:00 a.m.

 

CCUU
6690 Fleur de Lis Drive
New Orleans, Louisiana 70124
in Lakeview
All are welcome - casual attire.
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Rev. Jim VanderWeeleWe believe that we are all family and we all have value.

The purpose of Community Church is to form a community to practice and advance a free and responsible search for truth and meaning, the inherent worth and dignity of every person and a commitment to ethical living.

We invite you to visit us on Sunday mornings to explore our spirituality together.  All are welcome.

Second Sunday Collection--July 10 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 June 2016 13:44
 

V.O.T.E.

Second Sunday Collection – July 10

 

Our Second Sunday plate collection in July will benefit Voice of the Ex-Offenderaka V.O.T.E. NOLAVOTE is a membership organization with a strong and engaged grassroots base. The membership, staff and board consist of Formerly Incarcerated Persons (FIPs) and allies, all working together to create a space and a voice for people impacted by the criminal justice system in the United States. FIPs and people at risk of incarceration typically have many obstacles to overcome on their way to becoming successful, happy, and secure, as well as law-abiding, citizens. VOTE hosts forums about the electoral process, public policies and local elections.  Through organizing, they execute strategic campaigns that center on Civic EngagementEconomic EmpowermentCommunity Education and Strategic Leadership Development as they relate to formerly and currently incarcerated people. VOTE operates within the framework that those communities that have been devastated by the prison industrial complex will be centrally located in any work that will truly transform the system.

 

Norris Henderson, Founder & Executive Director of VOTE, has had tremendous success in his work impacting public policy and public discourse about police accountability, public defense for poor and indigent people, and reforming the notorious Orleans Parish Prison. As someone who was wrongfully incarcerated for 27 years, Mr. Henderson shares first-hand experience of racism and brutality of the criminal justice system with communities of color across the city. Self-taught in criminal law during his 27 years in prison as a paralegal, advocate and organizer.  Since his release in 2003, Mr. Henderson has applied his legal expertise and community organizing skills to a number of leadership positions.

 

More information at:  www.vote-nola.org

 
July Services at CCUU PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 June 2016 00:00
July 3 Poetry Service. The Worship team will lead a service filled with beloved poems of our members and friends. These poems may be personal favorites or be patriotic, just bring them with you and share them with our religious community in this service. An ice cream social will follow the service.

July 10 Who Are You? The Reverend Jacqueline Luck, who recently moved to New Orleans to follow a call from her granddaughter, will share a message about exploring our identities, as individuals and within our faith communities.

July 17 The Poetry of Astonishment: Mary Oliver Tells It Like It Is. In one of her shortest poems, Oliver writes: Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. The Reverend Doctor Jane Mauldin will share some of the poetry of America’s bestselling poet, Mary Oliver, and explore where these poems of attention and astonishment take us, spiritually and ethically.

July 24 The World’s Goals for 2030. Joanne Dufour, now a member of the North Shore Unitarian Universalist Society, worked with the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Organization (UUUNO) when she lived in New York. Her message will focus on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals for 20162030 and efforts to help move the world towards reaching these goals.

July 31 Welcome to Activate New Orleans! Community Church will be the site for the welcome to “Activate New Orleans,” a Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal program for high school students. The Reverend Deanna Vandiver will introduce the students, and our members and friends, to a program designed to help students develop skills for producing social change through community engagement.
 
June Services at CCUU PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00
Our Theme for June is “Simplicity”

June 26, Black Lives Matter. While 6 of our members are attending the final day of the Unitarian Univeralist General Assembly, Rev. Melanie Morel-Ensminger invites us to look back at the last day of the 2015 GA and the approval of the Action of Immediate Witness to Support Black Lives Matter.
 
Economic Inequality PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 13:31
Economic inequality…income inequality…wealth inequality.  It’s a popular topic right now, with newspaper columns and blogs considering it and the UUA adopting it as a study issue.  Is it really a problem?  If so, what does the problem look like?  What’s causing it?  What can be done about it?

 

Your economic inequality ministry – Shirley Peak, Bruce Blenkarn, Suzy Mague – have been studying the materials available and will lead study sessions for CCUU members and friends; members and friends of the other GNOUU churches; and members of the general public who want to join us.  We have scheduled two sessions:  Monday night, November 30, 7 p.m.; Monday night, January 11, 7 p.m., both at the church. A third session is anticipated during March. At our first session we will consider current economic conditions, focusing on a list of questions.  Two examples:  How does the pay of the average CEO compare to the pay of the average worker in the same firm?  Did the income of the average American increase or decrease, adjusted for inflation, between 2009 and 2012?  Having reviewed the information, we anticipate a thoughtful discussion of whether this situation is a problem, and if so, why?

We invite you to join us to explore this important topic.  Please talk with any one of us if you have questions.
 
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