Friday, November 28, 2008

Weekly Update 11/28/08

Weekly Update 11/28/08---Hope you had a meaningful holiday!! It’s so easy to feast your way, or cook and clean your way through this holiday without stopping for moment to be truly thankful for all that we do have. This is one of my favorite holidays, because I think gratitude is such an important spiritual practice. So I hope you got that moment, captured it in your soul, and will have to hold close to you when you get to one of those evitable grumpy moments we, each one of us, has from time to time.
I also hope that if you didn’t have family to spend the holiday with, you created a “family” of friends and strangers to make your day fun. I want to say a special thanks to those I got to spend Thanksgiving with, and to those who invited me to spend thanksgiving with them. Even if I didn’t end up at your dinner, I was sure glad for the invitations—since I don’t have any family here in town.
Bright Blessings on this bright November day!

This Sunday:
9:30 am Service “Giving Thanks: Spirituality and Food”
After the Thanksgiving feast, come and reflect on the role that food plays in our spiritual lives. Join Sue Hill with Brittany Flokstra as Worship Associate.
10:45 am Fellowship Time
11 am Children’s Chapel
11:15 am Sunday School for children & youth
11:15 am Adult Classes
7 pm Small Group Ministry
This Weekend:
Buddhist Movie Night
is tonight @ 6pm All invited!!
Young Adult Chili Dinner @ Eva’s House Saturday @ 6:30pm. RSVP on Facebook, or e-mail . . . so I know how much food to make. Location: 610 Franklin CF 50613
This Coming Week:
WOW! Workshops on Wednesdays
5:30 pm Dinner (Please RSVP)
6:15 pm Family Choir
6:30 pm Workshop “Gift Giving: Alternative and Traditional”
Juanita Williams and Pam Hays will lead us in a discussion of the meaning of gifts, the special challenges of gifts and parenting, and our own feelings about gifts. A list of types of alternative gifts will be provided.
7:15 pm Theoretical String Band
7:30 pm Small Group Facilitators Meeting
Thursday@ 7:30 pm Buddhist Path
Friday@ 6 pm First Friday Potluck “Hajj”
Join us as we welcome members of the Muslim community to share with us about their faith at this fun and informal family time. The Hajj is the pilgrimage to the Holy City of Makkah
during the month of Dhu’l-Hijjah. The performance of the Hajj is the fifth of the five pillars of Islam. Bring a traditional Middle Eastern dish or something else you like. This is great event for bringing a guest.
Other Items:
Keys to the UUSBHC
Please contact the office if you have a key to the building. You can e-mail
or call and leave a message at 266-5640.
Poinsettias for the Holidays
The Creative Spiritz are selling poinsettias from Harmony House, again this year.  The cost of each poinsettia is $11. You can choose red, white, pink or speckled.  The poinsettias will be used during the month of December to decorate the front of the sanctuary with the Holiday Spirit. You can buy them in someone's memory or honor.
You can take your poinsettias home after Christmas Eve service.  To order your poinsettias fill in the form using the link below or contact Deblyn Russell, her cell phone is 319-939-2789 or email her at  You can also order them at church on Sundays – Nov. 30th, Dec.  7th and/or 14th. Payment is appreciated at time of order. (if you use the on-line order form, you can bring your payment in the next Sunday or send it to UUSBHC, 3912 Cedar Heights Dr. Cedar Falls, IA  50613   attn. Kathy) Here’s the online order-form:

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

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