Friday, December 5, 2008

Weekly Update 12/05/08

Weekly Update 12/5/08     Wow! Is it cold outside!  And it doesn’t seem at all necessary to sing “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” . . . but our musical folk will be singing and playing all sorts of delightful and amusing stuff this Sunday afternoon. I hope you’ll plan on being there! I may just sing a song or two (details below). . . . Meanwhile, activity is underway for this year’s Christmas Pageant, which is a week away. Our own Gary Kroeger returns to narrate. This is an awesome way to introduce your friends who just aren’t sure what to think about Christmas to the many and varied possibilities that we hold in our midst. So, think of someone you can invite now!
First Friday Potluck @6pm
Come and learn about the Muslim Hajj (pilgrimage) from our guests. A time for people of all ages. Kids and grandparents welcomed alike.
Because of this, I won’t be at Cup of Joe this afternoon.
This Sunday:
8:30 am Music Rehearsals
9:30 am Service “Hurry Up! Slow Down!”
A time think about what the “holiday season” really means. Are you hurrying up this time of year? Or slowing down?
10:45 am Fellowship Time
11 am Children’s Chapel
11:15 am Sunday School for children & youth
11:15 am Adult Classes
Conscious Living:
A short segment of the documentary “Renewal” will be shown.
New Member Meeting: If you’re new to the UU’s then this would be a good time to sit down with Rev. Eva Cameron and Mica Lorenz in a relaxed atmosphere and learn more about being a UU member.
12:30 – 3 pm Holiday Potluck & Variety Show
We begin with a potluck right after Sunday School. Then come to the sanctuary at 1:00 p.m. for entertainment guaranteed to please—fabulous music performed by talented members and friends, an occasional joke, plus a sing-along. The concert is part of the Music Committee’s fund-raising commitment; your $10 per person suggested donation will help us move toward our Music Director fund-raising goal. Additional amounts are, of course, welcome! Tim Purdum is impresario for the event.
7 pm What’s Up Doc?umentaries “To Wong Foo, Thanks forEverything! Julie Newmar” Three New York drag queens embark on a road trip. The film’s title refers to a totemic autographed photo of Julie Newmar that the trio carries with them on their journey.

This Coming Week
7 pm Religious Services Committee
WOW! Workshops on Wednesdays
5:30 pm Dinner (Please RSVP)
6:15 pm Family Choir
6:30 pm Workshop “Spiritual Meanings of the Season”
7:15 pm Theoretical String Band—play an instrument, or just play it ‘in theory’? That’s just right for this group where all are welcome to come and have fun making music.
7:30 pm Small Group Ministry
7:30 pm Buddhist Path—all invited to share in a time of learning about Buddhism and meditation.
Save the Date:
Christmas Eve
service will be at 6:30pm. Its followed by a potluck reception/party. Come and be with us on this special night of new stories and old.
Pastoral Update:
Tyler Vincent’s wife Angie
fell and broke her leg this past week. She’ll need surgery on Tuesday. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Esther and the Caring Committee are arranging to bring them some meals, contact her if you’d like to help out. (
Eleanore Stark is receiving Chemotherapy currently, and could really use some more cards and calls to help keep her spirits up1  Even if you don’t know her, you could send her a card—she’s fairly new.  2215 Victory Dr. CF 50613, ph: 277-5531
Something big happening in your life, need a little extra TLC? Please let us know. We care, and would like to offer help and love.

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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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