Friday, January 9, 2009

Weekly Update

Hello!  Are you starting to get back into your more normal life patterns after the excitement and confusion of the holidays? It’s a great time to take a look at your life patterns, and add something new and life-affirming, self-affirming. I’ve added walking regularly back into my routine this month. I’ve been going over to the mall, College Square, in the mornings to stretch my legs a bit (tired of doing the Iowa Ice Shuffle!!)  Its great and inspiring to see so many people out walking even on very cold days. That’s dedication, and love of self! This is so nice to see. If you’d ever like to walk and talk with me, let me know and we can plan to exercise our minds and bodies at the same time!
I’ll be back at Cup of Joe today from 4:30pm to 6pm, so come visit if you’d like! (no walking shoes required)
See you in church!
This Sunday:
8:30 am Music Rehearsal
9:30 am Service: “Meet Everett Hale”
Hale once said, “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something I can do.” The Rev. Eva Cameron is preaching joined by Worship Associate Al Hays.
10:45 am Fellowship Time
11 am Children’s Chapel
11:15 am Sunday School for children & youth
11:15 am Adult Classes:
Circle Way:
Chris Rediske will lead us in work on Words of Power. We will also have time to share what is happening in our lives.
Stories: Please join us for “stories”. Individuals tell of a particular event, activity or other occurrence that has had an impact on their lives. This month we’ll hear from Keri Brecht.
Sunday Reading Group: Patrick Malloy will be facilitating a reading group that will discuss the book Reinventing the Sacred: A New View of Science, Reason, and Religion by Stuart Kauffman. For more information about this group, please contact Pat Malloy.
11:15 am Finance Committee Meeting
7 pm What’s Up Doc?umentary “Blue Butterfly”
A dramatic adventure about courage, redemption and love, filmed in the rain forest of Costa Rica and in Montreal. Based on a true story.
Upcoming Week:
7 pm Religious Services Committee
note: it is the Calendar Deadline
WOW! Workshops on Wednesdays
5:30 pm Dinner (Please RSVP)
6:15 pm Family Choir Practice
6:15 pm Workshop on “Self-Realization” with Crystal King
6:30 pm Couples Small Group Meeting
7:15 pm Theoretical String Band Practice
7:30 pm Buddhist Path
note: it is the Newsletter Deadline
9:30 YoUUng Child Playgroup (open to all!)
Other News:
Chalice Lighter Sunday Is Only 2 Weeks Away!
Many UUSBHC members have been Chalice Lighters since 1989 when the program began. A Chalice Lighter pledges to respond with a contribution of $20.00 or more, when the call comes to “light the chalice” somewhere in the Prairie Star District.
There are three calls each year. Chalice Lighter funds are used to support growth in our Unitarian Universalist congregations in Prairie Star District through Chalice Lighters Grants to new or existing congregations for a minister, RE professional, music, social justice, office staff, building or land and innovative growth strategies.
To enroll as a Chalice Lighter, complete the registration form and place it in the Chalice Lighters box in Fellowship Hall. For more information or to enroll online, visit the Prairie Star District website at <>
Community Help from EMA:
The EMA is hosting a (VITA) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Site each Saturday in February and March.  There will be trained tax preparers available to assist low and moderate income families in getting their taxes done.  The tax returns will be prepared and filed at no cost to the families.  This service is provided to prevent families from being taken advantage of with the high interest loan that income tax preparers are charging to get a rapid refund.  The average time to receive a refund is 5 business days.
The EMA is a designated (ICAP) Iowa Career Access Point Center.  The Center is for designed for the community to access Iowa Workforce Development Center to search for jobs and apply for other resources provided by Workforce Development.  We are in the process of setting up classes to assist clients with Resume Writing and job interview techniques.

The EMA Free Medical Clinic is opened Thursday night from 6-8 pm. The clinic provides free service to uninsured or underinsured families including general medicine, minor injuries, school physicals, senior physicals, dermatology and chiropractic services.   

For more information on these programs or the Crisis Intervention and Prevention Program that provides rental and utility assistance to the community, please call the EMA Center at 235-5580.  Martha Frazier is the Director of the EMA Center.
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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