Change for the World…Speranza Animal Rescue

April, May, June

Speranza Animal Rescue is a non-profit,100% volunteer-run rescue rehabilitation center and sanctuary committed to saving the most abused and neglected animals, and finding loving homes for them when possible. Located on a 17.5 acre farm in Mechanicsburg, the Sanctuary is an all-breed rescue focusing on dogs (especially pit bulls) cats, farm animals destined for slaughter, or any animal in dire need.  Janine Guido and her sister, both animal lovers, started the non-profit in 2012. You can find more info and see pictures of the animals and stats of how many they have helped at:

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UUCV Book Group

June 23 – Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (Susan Rimby)

Lessons in Chemistry tells the story of a woman in a non-traditional profession, and all the discrimination she incurs during the late 1950s and early 1960s as she struggles to define her own life. At the end, there’s hope and healing, and the women and their male supporters win the day. If you ever wondered why second-wave feminists were angry in the 1960s and ’70s, reading this book will show you why. Contact Susan with questions: [email protected]  

The UUCV Book Group meets at 6:30 pm on the 4th Sunday of each month for a lively, thoughtful discussion on our worship ZOOM channel

World Refugee Block Party


CARES Meal – June

On Sunday, June 23, a Picnic Meal provided by UUCV will be delivered to the CARES site on W Penn St, Carlisle. The meal needs to feed 45-50 persons. The menu list shows donations of food items required to feed this Picnic Meal to individuals serviced by CARES.  Email Pam [email protected] if you are able to donate:

Burgers, Sausages –  30 grilled Hamburgers, 20 grilled Italian Sausages

Salads – 3 Potato Salads  and  2 Pasta Salads

Baked Beans – 1 Large Casserole

Ice Cream Treats- 4 dozen treats, such as Ice cream sandwiches, Bars, Cones

Thank you for donations of Food from the list, or grocery cards. Be sure to label items left in the church kitchen or refrigerator for CARES.

Save the Date

On Sunday, August 18, we will hold worship/lunch at the South Middleton Park in Pavilion #3.  Bring a chair (or sit at the picnic tables) and a bagged lunch for after worship.  The playground will be available for children.  More details to follow

UUCV Church Hours

The church office will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, June 18, 19 and 20.  Our RE Director will be attending a class all week outside of the church. Please contact Jim Burton if you have an emergency during this time [email protected] or 571/236-0068

Summer Faith Nights

UUCV Family News

Don Klinedinst passed on Monday, June 3 following a massive stroke.  A Celebration of Life will be held in the UUCV Sanctuary followed by a reception in the Dining Room on Monday, June 24 at 10:00 am.

Cards for Don’s wife, Anne Gero, can be sent to Wendy Gebb: 351 Belvedere Street, Carlisle, PA  17013

Cards may be sent to Don’s children in care of: Eric Klinedinst, 100 Linn Drive, Carlisle, PA  17013

Still Strawberries

Our Strawberry booth at Foundry Day was a big success!  Thanks to all you volunteered their time and service.

But wait…..There’s more!!!

We have strawberry vinegar on sale! It is a flavorful addition for making fruit salsa, vinaigrette dressings, or marinating.  Keep in the fridge for 3 -4 months.

There is not a set price on these lovely jars so any donation towards this sale are graciously appreciated. You can purchase this vinegar in the Social Hall.

June Social Justice Activities

End Gun Violence, June 9, 3:00 pm – Harrisburg’s Heeding God’s Call to End Gun Violence chapter is hosting “Gun Violence Awareness and Prevention Day Interfaith Service.” The service begins at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 248 Seneca St., Harrisburg, followed by a “Witness Walk” to the closing service at Ohev Sholom, 2345 N. Front St., Harrisburg. All the details are in the attached flyer.

Junetheenth Celebration, June 15 11:00a-3:00p Hope Station will be hosting its Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration on June 15 from 11:00am -3:00pm. There will be music, crafts, vendors, and more. See attached flyer. 

Summer Faith Nights, begin June 20 7:00pm The Carlisle Area Religious Council (CARC) will be hosting “Summer Faith Nights” once monthly June through September. These events are designed to learn more about our neighbors’ faiths and a reminder that we are all united in community. Attached are the flyers will all necessary information regarding dates, times and locations. Please share with your congregations, groups, friends, family, neighbors and on social media.  The events are free. However, CARC received a grant from the Partnership for Better Health to begin a second free laundry night here in Carlisle and donations of laundry products such as detergent and dryer sheets are welcome to help offset costs. See attached flyer.

Fair Housing Empower Hour, June 26 12-1pm The next Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission monthly fair housing training will be Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing on Wednesday, June 26, 12-1p.m. To register contact Brittany Mellinger at [email protected]

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