Friday, December 19, 2008

Weekly Update 12/19/08

Weekly Update—12/19/08 Greetings on this very snowy day!  The snow has broken my routines, such as they are . . . I awoke to a big work-out, which got my heart pumping. And was pleasantly surprised when a friend dropped by to help me shovel! That moved my heart in another way. Weather offers lots of chances reach out to others—from helping break ice last January, helping clean up after the wild tornados of Memorial Day, and sand-bagging and mopping after the floods of June. It is good to get these chances to give, and let’s try and hold this lesson close to our hearts in this season of “giving” . . . . We want to be giving. But we don’t have to run out and buy lots of little things to give in this season. Make someone smile . . . offer them a bit of help. Drop them a note with your top 5 reasons you like or admire them. Clean of a stranger’s car of snow in a parking lot or bring a neighbor a bowl of soup. Yes, it means a shift in our expectations of ourselves . . . but giving is beautiful. And you will find the beauty in the giving.
Many blessings to you in this season!
Tonight 4:30 to 630
Holiday Open House at my home:  610 Franklin St. CF
Please drop by for a cup of coffee, tea, or a glass of wine. No gifts, unless you want to bring a nibble to share with others.
This Sunday:
8:30 am Music Rehearsal
9:30 am Service “Born and RE-born”
Join Rev. Eva and Worship Associate Deblyn Russelll for a Winter Solstice celebration.
10:45 am Fellowship Time
11 am Children’s Chapel
11:15 am Sunday School for children & youth
11:15 am Adult Classes:
Walking the Talk:
A talk about Iahunlang, our orphan student in the Khasi Hills. Conference call to India with Patrick Malloy & Rev. Eva Cameron
This Coming Week
5:30 pm Christmas Eve Service
(Collection for Orphaned Student Ianhunlang)
Join us for this service of traditional carols, stories and candlelight. Bring your friends and family!
6:30 pm Holiday Party Join us after the service for a little wassail. Bring  a snack to share .

Pastoral Update
Bea Tate
has moved from Covenant in Waterloo and is now at On With Life ( in Ankeny. On With Life (OWL) is a rehabilitation center that specializes in brain injury recovery. Her new address is: On With Life, Bea Tate, Rm. 46, 715 SW Ankeny Rd., Ankeny, IA 50023 Let’s send some Christmas cards!!  
Ruth Mahon fell and broke her hip.  Cards to: 818 Ellen St. CF 50613
Eleanore Stark is continuing with her chemotherapy, and staying strong. Cards to: 2215 Victory Dr. CF 50613
Dick Shane celebrated his 97th birthday last Wednesday!
Cards to: 3720 Village Place #6111 Waterloo, 50702
See you in church!

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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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