As we announced in the recent Spring 2013 UUJME newsletter, the winner of this year's UUJME Sermon Contest is Galina L. de Roeck from the Mountain Vista UU Church of Tuscon, AZ, chosen for her sermon entitled "The Promised Land". She will be awarded a $500 check at our awards luncheon (see below) for her fabulous winning sermon!
We are also pleased to announce that Heather Concannon, intern minister at Winchester Unitarian Society of Winchester, MA, has been awarded the honorable mention distinction for her sermon titled "Living Somewhere", and will be awarded a $100 check for her impressive sermon. Note that this award is not officially mandated, but is up to the judges' discretion on a year-by-year basis. This year the judges decided that Heather's sermon was deserving of such a distinction!
Both sermons, which will be posted on the UUJME website after the General Assembly, address the theme of this year's contest, "Confronting Religious and Cultural Entitlement in Israel-Palestine". Congratulations to Galina and Heather!
Galina will be presenting her winning sermon at the UUJME Sermon Contest Award Luncheon on Friday, June 21st during the UUA General Assembly in Louisville, KY. The luncheon will be held in Marriott Ballroom 1 & 2 from 12:00 to 1:45 pm.
To reserve a seat at the luncheon, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
with your name and number of guests, as well as lunch choices (see below), by Monday, June 17 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time, which is when we'll need to notify the hotel of the number and types of lunches to prepare. The cost of the luncheon, which is being partially subsidized by UUJME, is $20 per person, which can be paid by check or credit card at the UUJME booth, #417 in the Exhibit Hall, prior to the event, or by check (made out to "UUJME") mailed to UUJME, P.O. Box 380355, Cambridge, MA 02238. Note that we will order a limited number of extra lunches to accommodate people who sign up after the June 17 deadline, but to guarantee you have food and a seat at the luncheon, make sure to contact us by the deadline!
Lunch choices are:
- Grilled Portabello/Smoked Pepper/Red wine Braised onions/Whole Wheat Wrap (Vegan).
- Oven Roasted Turkey on Cranberry Walnut Bread Provolone/Cranberry Mayo/Lettuce.
- Brie Sandwich Brie Cheese, Sweet Onion Chutney, Mixed Greens served on Cranberry Walnut Bread
If you have already emailed us to reserve a seat, please email us again to let us know your lunch choices.
We hope to see many of you at the luncheon to support UUJME and our sermon contest winner!