Friday, August 15, 2008

Weekly Update 8/15/08

It’s mid-way through August, and what a gorgeous day it was!  It looks like we will have a GREAT weekend for our retreat.

Pastoral Update:
We have heard that UU friend Beatrice Tate had a stroke suddenly last night (Thursday). She is down at Univ. of Iowa Hospital. Her friend, and our church member Jenna Berendzen, called me this evening to say that the next few days are rather critical in her recovery, but that things are looking optimistic.  Jenna will let us know more as things progress. But in the meanwhile, keep the Tate family (including their 2 kids) in your thoughts, meditations, and prayers.

Please let Esther or me know when you learn of other pastoral concerns in our congregation.

Our Annual Retreat is THIS weekend!
Here’s a reprise of Leigh’s message from earlier this week. It would be great to see you for whatever part of this event you can make it to. If you didn’t RSVP, show up anyway. You can even bring a friend. We want to celebrate the start of our new year together.

If you will be there Sunday morning . . . I invite you to bring a new journal or notebook to write in. We will be using it throughout the year, so pick something fun. OR, I will have notebooks there for you to use.

See you at church!

Yes, our weekend retreat will be this coming weekend. We anticipate a good turn-out

We are trying to get an informal count of how many people will attend.

Please fill out the form at

It's fun.  It's easy.

Hope to see you on Saturday.


Don't forget the AWESOME sock hop on Saturday night from 7:00 - 8:30.

We will get together on Saturday evening (you can even camp-out Saturday night if you want) and all-day Sunday.  It
s an opportunity to laugh, play and share with your friends.
**** Saturday: We will begin Camp UU with an evening of fun, food and music.
4:00 p.m.        Intergenerational Activities, Games and FUN!!!

5:30 p.m.        Potluck Dinner
Camp UUers are asked to bring a dish to share, their own beverages and whatever they want to grill.  Grills will be provided.  Bring your own table service and lawn chairs.

6:30 p.m.        Intergenerational Activities, Games and more FUN!!!!!!!

8:30     Sock Hop Band: Wayne and 3 Chorders
                            Dance to your favorite tunes.

8:30 p.m.        Campfire Songs and S
mores (Kids < 99 years old)

9:00 p.m.        Snores Time
               You are invited to bring a tent and sleep on the church lawn.
               ALL children MUST be accompanied by parents for overnight.
**** Sunday: We begin with our delicious Pancake Breakfast. The morning includes chapel and group activities.  After enjoying our catered lunch, we will meet for committee work and Leadership Council.
8:00 a.m.        Pancake Breakfast
Bring your appetite and funny hat.  ($4/person $10/family)

9:30 a.m.        Chapel
the Reverend Eva Cameron

10:00 a.m.      
Dare to Grow"
                       The Rev. Eva Cameron will introduce us to her spiritual theme for the new church year.

Noon               Catered Lunch
Organized by Esther and her Hospitality Miracle Makers

1:00 p.m.        Committee Breakout
Time to join committees, set committee goals and timelines for the coming year.  Board will meet briefly to approve the July Minutes and Financial Report

2:00 p.m.        Closing Words
Rev. Eva Cameron

2:05 p.m.        Leadership Council: The Executive Board will host this meeting with all church officers and chairs of standing committees, advisory committees, and ad hoc committees.   Jim Paprocki, Shanlee McNally and Leigh Zeitz will make a presentation about a restructuring proposal.
It will be 24-hours that you won
t forget!!!
*** Parents ***
Free childcare will be provided 9 am
3 pm on Sunday. Please register your children at   This is important because it will help Kathy calculate how many child care workers will be needed.

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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