All posts for the month February, 2015

The Selma Echo on Faith Friday, March 6 will take place from noon to 2 pm on the Continental Avenue (pedestrian) bridge in West Dallas.  Parking can be found in and around Trinity Groves restaurants on Singleton at Beckley Ave.

It is called the “March for the Right to Vote”

The Plan is now to march to the middle of the pedestrian bridge where chairs, mike and podium will be set up. Event will happen there and we’ll walk back to the west side.

The Common Ground Street Choir has been asked to lead the singing and chanting.  I doubt we will be adding anything to our standard repertoire, but will let you know if we do.  Most of what we already sing is quite suitable for the event.  We may have a chant or two.  If you know of one, or have an idea, please let me know at

See you there!


Legislative Action Day, Feb. 17, 2015 is confirmed and we will be boarding the bus to Austin at 6:15 am at Oak Cliff UU (3839 W. Kiest).  Call 214-450-4606 (Anita) if you need directions that morning.

Remember to reserve your seat on the bus (NTUUC is underwriting, but requests donations to defray expenses as you are able) – go to to reserve your seat.  Also on the NTUUC website is a link to the Texas UU Justice Ministry to register to have a name tag ready for you when you arrive.

We will be singing as we are able, and will be visiting legislators as time permits.  Also, there is a Texas Freedom Network joint press conference on the steps of the capitol at 1 pm.  Our reserved room for gathering is next to the Capitol Grill, so we’ll have some sustenance available.

New songsheet for the Legislative Action Day was uploaded so you can print it out. We’ll also have copies available.

See you on the bus!

Short notice, because it is a response event to current happenings in Plano.

The leadership of the Community UU Church of Plano is putting out a call to all UU’s and other people of faith in the DFW area to witness for equality at an interfaith press event they are hosting in support of the City of Plano’s recently revised Equal Rights Ordinance, tomorrow, Monday, February 9th, at 6 PM. Please be early.

Participants are asked to wear Standing on the Side of Love t-shirts, buttons, etc.  If not, please wear yellow or red.   The focus for the press event is “equality for all.”   Do not bring rainbow flags and marriage equality items which will distract from the more focused intent of the event.

After the press event, individuals who can are invited to Plano City Hall near by to attend the Plano City Council meeting at 7:00 PM. This is to show support for the Mayor and City Council, and to counter the forces seeking to repeal the Equal Rights Ordinance.  Decisions on these matters will be made by the city council on February 23rd.

For more information see the Community UU Church website and Facebook postings.