Photos of the Week for March 19, 2024

Photo of the Week #1

In December of 2023, UUCW held an auction. Sue Neaz offered an Ice Cream Social. Maya Desai bid on it and won. March 17, 2024 was Ice Cream Social Day! From left, serving up the ice cream and toppings from in the kitchen are Joe, Sue and Kristen Neaz. Receiving her ice cream is Janet Stone; Peg Gifford is behind her. Thank you to Maya, our Ice Cream Benefactor!!! (photo by Betty Jenewin)

Photo of the Week #2

Kris Billiar speaks on “Why I Pledge” during the service on March 17, 2024. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

Photo of the Week #3

The Rev. Aaron Payson, dressed in a green stole in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, delivers a Reading from Janis Prince Inniss. The gnome in front of his right hand was a gift to our church. Fun fact: Rev. Payson is English Irish. (photo by Betty Jenewin)

Photo of the Week #4

#uucwreads highlights the ways that books are part of our members’ and staff’s lives. Librarian Chloe Egaña says “I gravitate toward juvenile and adult graphic novels and middle grade fiction, particularly books centered around the experiences of queer and/or BIPOC folks. Diverse literature is necessary, especially amidst the attempts (and successes) to silence and censor diverse voices in libraries across the country. When all voices are heard and celebrated, we have the opportunity to utilize our windows and mirrors and connect to each other in a deeper way. I routinely fall down the rabbit hole of subscribing to every review site or book blog available and then placing holds on things that strike my fancy- ending up with (at any given time) more than twice the books pictured.” (photo by Betty Jenewin)

Photo of the Week #5

Remember the pandemic? This photo from the UUCW archives takes us back to the morning of July 11, 2020, and the Women’s Social Circle during the pandemic. They still met, but they did so over Zoom. Here, all raise their breakfast beverages on high! (photo by Kim Pierce Napoleone)