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  • Main Line Unitarian Church
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    Original URL path: http://www.mluc.org/component/mailto/?tmpl=component&template=wt_churchy&link=7002cc18f176973e6210eae710369863376cd88d (2016-04-29)
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  • Main Line Unitarian Church - Church School Stocks West Chester Food Cupboard
    hunger said MLUC Church School Committee member Sally Fritzson Many do not realize that in Chester County one in ten people skip a meal every day because they cannot afford food Our congregation collects groceries every week for the Food Cupboard but we wanted to make an extra effort this month to share with those less fortunate West Chester Food Cupboard is one of 65 sites coordinated by the Chester County Food Bank Each year they serve more than 123 000 individuals in 32 000 local households in the 24th richest county in the country We are challenged to keep our shelves stocked and must rely upon donations from the community to meet this need At least 85 of what we give has been donated to us said Christine Adams WCFC volunteer We are incredibly grateful to MLUC for sponsoring this food drive at the Devon Acme and for the generosity of the shoppers who donated We want to thank everyone who helped make this food drive such a success said Gail Burgess MLUC s Church School Committee Chairperson especially the Devon Acme and all the shoppers who contributed It was truly a broad community effort which allowed our children

    Original URL path: http://www.mluc.org/news-about-menu/134-church-school-stocks-west-chester-food-cupboard?tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-04-29)
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  • Main Line Unitarian Church - Welcome Morgan McLean!
    as a settled minister She will be joining us over the summer and we look forward to welcoming her on a visit to MLUC sometime before the end of June A lifelong Unitarian Universalist Morgan is a graduate of Andover Newton Theological School and currently serves as Intern Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Rockford Illinois As you will discover Morgan is a dynamic energetic and very compassionate person

    Original URL path: http://www.mluc.org/news-about-menu/125-welcome-morgan-mclean?tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-04-29)
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  • Main Line Unitarian Church - Supporting Free Healthcare with Community Volunteers
    Outreach CVIM was presented with a check for 1 517 Community Volunteers in Medicine is a volunteer nonprofit organization providing primary medical and dental care to low income working people without insurance in Chester County CVIM which was founded in 1998 currently boasts a team of 250 volunteers comprised of licensed healthcare professionals and support staff They log more than 17 000 patient visits annually in their recently expanded West Chester location CVIM President and CEO Maureen Tomoschuk said of the donation This gift comes at a time when our patient volumes continue to rise Our ever present goal is to increase access to free primary medical care and comprehensive dental services to needy families in Chester County With the help of donations from supporters like Main Line Unitarian Church we will continue to make a significant difference in the lives and health of our neighbors Thankfully generosity is in good supply at CVIM where they operate on 100 percent philanthropy Patients of the facility also voluntarily contribute approximately 50 000 annually Donations can also be made online at www cvim org Rev Craig C Roshaven Associate Minister of Main Line Unitarian Church presented this donation as part of the

    Original URL path: http://www.mluc.org/news-about-menu/148-main-line-unitarian-church-supports-free-healthcare-with-contribution-to-community-volunteers-in-medicine (2016-04-29)
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  • Main Line Unitarian Church - Supporting Assisted Living with CareLink Torrey House
    PA CareLink Community Support Services filled an important void by providing a progressive alternative to hospital care Based on a philosophy that people with disabilities can live work and actively participate in the community if they have the right support and skills CareLink has expanded their range of residential and nonresidential services over the years currently serving more than 1 000 participants in 21 community programs CareLink s Torrey House located in Haverford PA is a personal care home that specializes in working with individuals who have schizophrenia and similar serious mental illnesses The program which operates in a large group home setting provides 24 hour support and supervision to a maximum of 17 individuals from Delaware County Areas of support range from basic hygienic care and medication management to supervision of appointments and personal shopping Group therapy offers a chance for socialization education and creative expression while emphasis is also placed on participation in activities and local community events Torrey House Program Administrator Chris Swallow offered some insight into how MLUC s donation would help the program residents Being a non profit organization it can often be difficult to find appropriate funds to keep our facility looking beautiful and in good shape for our residents The money donated from the Main Line Unitarian church will go extremely far in providing us the opportunity to purchase and or replace items around the house Our residents came up with a wish list of new patio furniture and a new grill for the side porch of our facility where many of our residents congregate Again we would like to thank the Main Line Unitarian Church for their most generous donation The staffs at Torrey House and CareLink Community Support Services are actively committed to work that respects each individual s right to

    Original URL path: http://www.mluc.org/news-about-menu/149-supporting-assisted-living-with-offering-to-carelink-torrey-house (2016-04-29)
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  • Main Line Unitarian Church - Offering to UU House Keeps Seniors in Their Homes
    Outreach Program is a free service assisting adults 60 years and older to remain safely in their homes Outreach is a non denominational program sponsored by Unitarian Universalist House and made possible by the Lycoming House endowment as a service to the Northwest Philadelphia community The Outreach Program began in 1999 when they conducted initial interviews with 15 clients By 2009 they had completed over 425 In home visits are a large part of the Program s services and support services include planning for aging well as well as promoting healthy and active living all while respecting the individual s wishes UU Outreach Program Executive Director Mary J Fallon said of her program We ve met older people who were dealing gracefully with incredibly difficult life situations She explains Our clients have experienced a variety of losses and still keep going They re juggling fixed incomes and serious health concerns They re grateful that we care enough to come see them and keep in touch and they appreciate our respectful approach which puts them in the driver s seat Rev Craig C Roshaven Associate Minister of Main Line Unitarian Church presented this donation as part of the church s Offering

    Original URL path: http://www.mluc.org/news-about-menu/144-offering-to-uu-house-keeps-seniors-in-their-homes (2016-04-29)
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  • Main Line Unitarian Church - Wild West Rodeo Auction Recap
    Hospitality Network Justice in the Middle East Home News Wild West Rodeo Auction Recap Thank you for making the Wild West Rodeo Auction on Saturday November 3 a huge success This year our event followed on the heels of Superstorm Sandy which proved devastating to many of our members friends and neighbors and their extended families Despite the calamity auction attendees proved unflappable as well as generous in their bidding Live music provided by Meadowlark soothed the crowd Ten and five gallon hats circled the chuck wagons where food donations were greeted with great acclaim Our OK Corral Saloon served sarsaparilla sparking cowhands to rope their favorites in the main arena The Roses Joanne and Ron our Rodeo auctioneers delighted the audience with IMAX images of your donations while singing playing guitar and tickling us silly to pump up the bids The children s cow party was a rootin tootin hootenanny Pizza games film and craft making led to their annual surprise donation an adorned hobby horse Wow It paid off Costume prizes raffle baskets and 50 50 winners rode off into the sunset With your generosity our church raised 34 000 We should all feel proud of our combined

    Original URL path: http://www.mluc.org/news-about-menu/203-wild-west-rodeo-auction-recap (2016-04-29)
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  • Main Line Unitarian Church - Youth Raise Awareness at AIDS Walk Philly
    Church participated in AIDS Walk Philly continuing the youth groups commitment to raising awareness about HIV and AIDS Members of the church s Young Religious Unitarian Universalists and Junior Youth Group ranging from grades 7 12 raised 2 608 while walking twelve kilometers through Philadelphia s Fairmount Park system Rachael Milles President of Young Religious Unitarian Universalists when asked what participating in AIDS Walk Philly meant to her answered simply I walked because part of being human is making the world a better place for others The leading fundraisers for this year s MLUC team were Kaitlin Hatch Tyler McDowell and Julia McDowell Special thanks also go to the church members who made donations to support the team as a whole Sam Wilson an adult leader of YRUU brought a little levity to the walk by dressing up as a fierce lion but was quite serious when he reflected on the depth of understanding shown by the youth who walked It was clear that these youth were keenly aware of why they were participating in this walk Wilson said They had obviously spent time on their own reflecting on the significance of this walk for them These young UUs are

    Original URL path: http://www.mluc.org/news-about-menu/202-youth-raise-awareness-at-aids-walk-philly (2016-04-29)
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