First Friday Art
Exhibit (Nov. 6, 2015)
“The power of a simple image to capture the human spirit reminds us
that immigrants, seemingly so foreign and unlike us, are really
exactly like us. Could be me. Could be you.” Deepa Fernandez
describes the essence of this exhibition of photographs taken by
Jorge C. Pérez-Rico of migrant and immigrant families living in
Adams County, Pennsylvania. The photographs reveal the importance of
faith, family and the basic humanity that binds us all together –
regardless of language culture or politics. As we see ourselves in
the portraits from birthday parties, schools, homes and farms, we’re
encouraged to think about the dreams and struggles of our neighbors
as well as new solutions to the ongoing immigration debate in our
This exhibition is created in partnership between Casa de la Cultura
and Lincoln Intermediate Unit No. 12 Migrant Education Technology
Center for Adults and Families and the Center for Public Service at
Gettysburg College. Special thanks to the Pennsylvania Department of
Education, PA Migrant Education and 21st Century, Adams County Arts
Council Education Center, Deepa Fernandez, Dickinson College,
Friends of Farmworkers Inc., and Saint Francis Xavier Church.
Although the show will go up the beginning of Oct. the wine and
cheese reception will not be held until the first Fri. in Nov.
(11/6) as usual from 5-7pm.
This is an informal group that meets
the 4th Thursday of each month from 10am to 1pm at Pru Reichart's
home. Join us for artistic camaraderie. Members bring their own
lunch or a dish to share. The group enjoys lunch between 12pm and
No Crafters in October, November, and December.
UUG Book Club
The next meeting of the UUG Book Club will take place at 6:30 pm,
Thursday, November 12 in the church sanctuary. In light of the
annual observance of the Battle of Gettysburg in November and a
strong recommendation by Susan Swope, we will be reading The Colors
of Courage: Gettysburg’s Forgotten History by Margaret S. Creighton,
available in paperback. Creighton focuses on three “neglected”
groups of people living in Gettysburg: German immigrants, local
women, and African Americans, each group a "victim of discrimination
or contempt,” quoting from a review. The book concentrates on the
impact of the battle on local folks.
We welcome new people to our discussions.