Friday, May 23, 2008

Weekly Update


As the rains are watering all our gardens, I am hoping for a dry day for our church picnic on Sunday. But it is fun to see all the animals happily enjoying the rains, and the grass getting even greener still!

Memorial Day Sunday
Chapel @ 9:30
Memorial Day Service. We will honor our dead soldiers. I invite you to bring an item or photo to place on the altar for anyone who you’ve lost at war.
Fellowship (10:15 to 10:30)
Join us downstairs for coffee and quick announcements about the all-church clean-up.
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.
Julie sends along this list of needs for the grounds clean up:
2 wheel barrows or garden carts
Battery powered drill-and bits (for driving hexhead screws and slot screws): to mount the new mail box
Grill scraper- to clean the grill John Miller left in the storage area from last year's bash
2 hedge loppers
weed whip-gas powered
dandelion diggers (to help weed the south window garden and other areas)
pitch forks
buck saw
Picnic @12:00
Bring a dish to share for our end-of-the-church-year potluck picnic and barbeque. Grill  and hot dogs will be provided, bring your own alternatives/meat & alcoholic beverages. I am planning on Root Beer Floats!  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.

Pastoral Update
We remember the Harbough-Williams friend, Bruce, who is still suffering from his accident in California. (Information was sent out earlier in the week.)
Happy Birthday to Jan Gallagher!

See you in church!

Rev. Eva S. Cameron
UU Society of Black Hawk Co.
Cedar Falls, IA
319-610-6605 mobile
319-266-5640 church
319-266-1111 home


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