The Women’s Alliance’s mission is to encourage women, to support their efforts at self-realization, provide sisterhood and service to the church and community. The WA is independent from the congregation, a tradition stemming from the history of disenfranchisement in the community and prohibitions against women serving on the church’s board of trustees. We do support women in leadership positions and have provided grants for “Women in the Pulpit” and training for female seminarians.
To learn the history of the Women’s Alliance at First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, please read Olive Hoogenboom’s history. The WA initiated a Sunday school for workers’ children an early settlement house in Brooklyn. In the 1970s women from FUUB were activists for abortion rights. We are proud of this legacy.
Through 16 monologues, historical and fictionalized women tell powerful stories about the loss of the feminine voice in our theology and society. Discussion facilitated by ministry team will follow each performance. Originally written as a one woman show by Carol Lynn Pearson, and developed into an ensemble piece by First U member, Dawn Marie Brekke, working with the original author. This production will be performed and directed by members and friends of First Unitarian.
Performances are at 7:30PM on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 24, 25, 26 in the Chapel of the First Unitarian Congregational Society, on Pierrepont Street between Clinton Street and Monroe Place, Brooklyn Heights. Suggested donation: $20 to further social justice projects at First Unitarian. Tickets can be purchased in advanced at: https://
Contact: Dawn Marie Brekke (720) 588-8687, email@example.com
On Sunday, September 29 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the First Unitarian Chapel the Women’s Alliance and the Pastoral Care Committee of First U will sponsor a panel discussion and Q&A on making difficult decisions for the future.
Whether you are in your first home, mid-life or further along on life’s path, unexpected health issues and accidents can bring difficult decisions. Receive up-to-date information and answers to your questions on wills and health proxies; how different family circumstances can affect our options in the NEW OLD AGE and choosing independent living facilities.
Audience questions and participation will be encouraged by this experienced panel:
Frank Patton, Esq. Deacon at All Souls Church will speak on legal issues related to wills and health proxies.
Steve Schwartzman, LMSW, of Eldercare, New York, Inc. (www.eldercareny.com) will speak to the underlying question we all have: Who will take care of me or my loved one when I can’t do it myself?
Alice Wong of First Unitarian will offer information and advice on choosing independent living facilities.
Resources and handouts will also be made available.
Supplied a Field Placement Grant to continue supporting our female Seminarian, Beth Dana.
Contributed monetary support for additional productions of the highly successful play “Mother Wove the Morning”.
Establishment of a Google group so that we can communicate better about the activities of the Women’s Alliance firstname.lastname@example.org
Continue to administer The Miriam Campobasso Memorial Fund which provides financial assistance to Women’s Alliance and Congregational women with a life threatening illness.
A reception with our new interim minister, the Rev. Holly Horn.
Still to come in 2012:
Run a series of workshops on “Computer Literacy for the Mature Person.”
Address the issue of Gender with a film series.
Refashion the Older Women’s Support Group.
Reestablish our monthly Board Meetings which are open to all.