Friday, October 17, 2008

Weekly Update 10/17/08

Greetings! It’s a cool day, but my heart is glowing warm with all the joy I feel in all the many lovely experiences in this past week. From late-night chatting over the computer, to meaningful conversation at Buddhist Path, from some kind notes to sweet messages on my Facebook wall—you have been reaching out and sharing of yourself, of your joy at our community. I feel blessed. Thank you. And remember, how truly lucky we are to have each other. What a blessing!
Each of us, so different, and yet so very much the same—such tender hearts, such deep yearnings for love and connection. Be steadfast in your passion to grow this amazing community. It is such an island of inspiration for so many!
This Sunday October 19th
Our Service @9:30am
is a celebration of the “Iowa Sisterhood” a group of woman who broke all sorts of cultural/social barriers by heeding their call to ministry—and coming to Iowa to build many strong liberal churches across the state. Often unable to attend seminary, these women educated each other, the elders help the youngers, and all acting as amazing pioneers of our movement. Join Karen Impola and me as we share some of the energy and passion we gathered from studying the book called “Prophetic Sisterhood.”
Fellowship @10:45am
Children’s Chapel @11am
Sunday School @11:15am
–classes for children, youth and adults.
Adult Sunday School
Buddhist Path
– Join Rev. Eva and others in exploring Buddhist spiritual practices.
Walking The TalkJudy Davis returns to speak to us on her work at the Kaimosi Mission Hospital in Kenya, Africa.
Garden Meditation – Join Julie Fischer in the garden for meditating in a meaningful way to you:  sitting quietly, soaking in the beauty of nature, sketching a leaf or flower that inspires you, or actually working the garden.
What’s Up Doc?
The Future of Food – is cancelled, as we were able to get a special guest lecturer, Will Tuttle, Ph.D. author of The World Peace Diet: Being Healthy and Saving the Planet
The lecture-presentation will be at 7:00 pm. This promises to be very special, with a message in words and song!

Wednesday, October 22nd

WOW!   Workshops on Wednesdays  

WOW! Dinner at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday, $7 per person / $10 per family. This is a dinner for everyone. We have a great time socializing. Please RSVP at church on Sunday or online at: <> by Tuesday night. This week will be Chinese Food.
Family Choir at 6:15 p.m. every Wednesday
Youth & Adult ProgramWhat do you want to know about Facebook? at 6:30 p.m.
Book Discussion Group – 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
This book discussion group, focused on Tim Wise’s new book, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son.  The book examines white privilege in America and how race plays an important role in everyday life—in ways that whites are not usually aware.  
Theoretical String Band every Wednesday at 7:15 p.m.
What in the UU World? At 6:30pm
Friday, Oct. 24th
Buddhist Movie Night. Social time/popcorn at 6:30 pm. Movie at 7:00 pm. Ralph Burr host.

Saturday Oct 25th
Suffrage March re-enactment in Boone! Join the women of the Des Moines UU Church as they celebrate the efforts of our foremothers to bring the right to vote to women. Jan Gallagher is going, and has room for a couple more people to march.  <>
Sunday, October 26th
What’s Up Doc?
We will change the movie for this night. We have gotten a chance to air the new Michael Moore Documentary – Slacker Uprising.
Other Items:
Sign Up!!! Photo-directory time slots are going fast!  
Please visit the church website <>  where you can schedule your photo-shoot time. You will get a FREE directory plus a FREE photo for your time. There is also the chance to buy more pictures. Who should participate? Friends, members, regular visitors . . . if we are likely to see your face at church, we’d love it to be in the photo-directory.
UPDATE! Change of date for Broadcast:
Jan Garbosky and Bonny Russell, members of the First Unitarian Church of San Diego (California) who were married in that church on October 4th, have been notified that the "ABC World News Tonight" feature on them (in relation to Proposition 8, on the ballot in California) will air on October 31, rather than October 17.  World News Tonight generally airs at 6:30 PM in local time zones; check local listings for further information.
From: Unitarian Universalist Association <>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 15:01:51 -0400

Treats and Talents Auction
Is coming up on the evening of Nov 15th . . . plan on attending this Jungle Safari fun. If you have something you can donate, please let Mike Knapp know .
Buddhist Retreat
on Nov 15th 7am to 1pm . . . with visiting monk Ted O’Toole. Set aside a morning for meditation, reflection and peace.
Pastoral Update:
Esther writes:  “I just talked to Margie Miller.  She had just arrived home from the hospital. She had knee surgery last Monday. She will be off work for about 3 months, but is doing well.  I am sending a card.  Her husband, Mike and daughter are taking good care of her.”  I’m sure she’d love to get notes and cards while she is recuperating: 3715 Briarwood Dr, Cedar Falls, IA   50613 (277-3581) <>
Please let Esther Kieffer <>  or me know of your life transitions, illnesses, etc. Others would like to be able to reach our and spread a little light, love and cheer your way!

I’ll be a Cup of Joe this afternoon from 4:30to 6pm if you want to join me for conversation and relaxation after the end of a busy week.
See you in church!

Stay informed! Read the World! <>
Stay connected! Check out our Facebook Group: uusbhc
Find something out! Look it up on our webpage: <>
Think wider thoughts! Learn about the UU Assn: <>
Think wider still! Learn about International U&SU <>

Rev. Eva Cameron, minister
Unitarian Universalist Society of Black Hawk Co.
3912 Cedar Heights Dr.
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

m: 319.610.6605

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