Friday, May 16, 2008

Weekly Update


Sunday Service @ 9:30: RE Sunday!
Join us this Sunday as we celebrate all the people who helped teach this year—from little ones to senior citizens, people came here to learn all kinds of things you can’t learn elsewhere. We honor all those who made it possible. (If you taught this year, show up so we can thank you!) This is also Bridging Sunday, where we welcome our graduating Seniors into the larger UU faith. This year’s graduate is Jordan Bancroft-Smithe.  We will find out his plans and dreams for the future, and send him off with lots of love! Colton Questra is our Worship Associate, and the Family Folk Ensemble will play as well as the Hanson children!

Second Hour @11:15
Buddhist Path  - Individuals are invited to meet with others who are interested in exploring  about Buddhist spiritual practices and their lives.
    * Walkin’ the Talk - Shalon Atwood will give a talk on the excellent work being done at Habitat For Humanity, including some houses where we can help. This is another opportunity to do something that can really change some one's life in a positive and meaningful way.
    •Garden meditation - Join Julie Fischer in the garden second hour for some fun, work and thoughtful actions.

Opportunities to Help
Office Nook set-up—
Join Kevin Stafsholt and a band of merry men in moving the new office assistant’s desk, building shelves, and adding some fresh paint to the whole thing. Work begins this Saturday (tomorrow). Call or e-mail if you want to join in:
Habitat House Work Day--Join Betsy Brandt, Donna Kroeger ,Sue Campbell, and me. Our group is to go out to 824 W 3rd St in Cedar Falls from 8:30am-3pm on May 31st. Come and give it a try. We need your help! Sign up on the Social Action table. Del Carpenter is the site supervisor on that house and he will be giving instruction and safety information for the day.
Ground and Garden—Julie Fischer is always on the lookout for  people who would enjoy helping keep up our lovely gardens and grounds. No experience necessary. Just let her know you are interested, and she’ll point you in the right direction!

Next Week: Memorial Day Sunday (save the date!)
Chapel @ 9:30
Work Party @ 10:30
Bring your work gloves, dust rags, polish, window cleaner, vacuums and gardening gear—for our semi-annual indoor/outdoor all-member clean up! Dress for work, and bring a fun heart . . . as we do have a lot of fun working together to spruce up the place.
Picnic @12:00
Bring a dish to share for our end-of-the-church-year potluck picnic and barbeque. Grill will be provided, bring your own meat. Eva is thinking maybe Root Beer Floats would be fun!  Let’s relax and welcome in summer together.

Sliding into Summer Slow-down
After our all-church clean-up and picnic we will be sliding into our summer slow-down. As people start to travel, and spend more time in their gardens our Sundays are slower, and we have fewer happenings through the week. I take some time off to plan next year and vacation. We will have services all summer give by our Worship Associates. Look for the Weekly Update from them to remind you about their upcoming service. In August we slowly slide back into a fuller, more robust schedule. And we have an All-Church Retreat on a weekend. (We’ll let you know which one soon.) But think of camping on the church lawn, campfire singing, pancake breakfast, outdoor chapel service, time to share and plan for the coming year, and lots of fun.

Cup of Joe
Join me at this afternoon from 4:30 to 6pm for a relaxing time to meet a few UU friends and welcome the weekend.

See you in church!
Rev. Eva S. Cameron
UU Society of Black Hawk Co.
Cedar Falls, IA
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