Date/Time Event
12:00 am -11:59 pm Wear Orange Day   ,
Manhattan Area Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America sponsors Wear Orange Day, pandemic edition. 

From“Orange Is the color that Hadlya Pendleton’s friends wore in her honor when she was shot and killed in Chicago at the age of fifteen, just one week after she performed at President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade in 2013.   After her death, they asked us to stand up, speak out, and Wear Orange to raise awareness about gun violence.”  Several national organizations involved in gun-violence reduction adopted the color and Hadiya’s memory as they commemorate National Gun Violence Awareness Day on the first Friday in June to reduce the senseless slaughter that is America’s gun-violence crisis.

Wear Orange during the pandemic. Instead of gathering on the first Friday in June, this year, to honor Hadiya and to demand gun-sense legislation to make us safer, we will place orange-painted rocks around town to raise awareness of the issue of gun violence in our community. We will also have a private Facebook event to share information about gun violence and organizations in our community who assist those at risk or affected by gun violence.  This will last for two weeks, from May 23 to June 6.

We would love for community members to help us spread the word about this important issue by painting rocks orange and putting them in highly visible places, such as near your curb or on walking trails around town.  On the rocks, you can include messages such as “end gun violence,” include the name of a loved one affected by gun violence, or even  You can also join our Facebook event. You have two options for this:
  1. Go to, find the Manhattan event, and RSVP.  You will receive information regarding the Facebook event and how you can get involved.
  2. Email Andrea at in order to be added to the Facebook event.

Questions?  Contact Sarah Bridges at

3:00 pm -5:00 pm Jonalu Johnstone   ,

Rev Jonalu Johnstone will be available during virtual office hours.  Download Zoom at  It’s free.  Then, you can log in anytime from 3 to 5 pm, at  Or you can call from your phone at 669 900 6833.  When you hear the recorded voice say, “Welcome to Zoom. Please enter your meeting ID followed by pound.” you should dial 979 740 0824#.  Contact Jonalu at revjonalu @

3:30 pm -4:30 pm Sandy Nelson   ,

Director of Religious Education Sandy Nelson will be available on Zoom, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.  Check in at or call (669) 900-6833 and use meeting ID# 484 985 4310, and tell her what’s on your mind.  Need 15 minutes to yourself?  Have the kids join her for a little conversation.  Contact Sandy at dre @


Please contact Sue Turner ( to have an event added to the calendar.