Friday, January 16, 2009

Weekly Update

Weekly Update ~~~Are you feeling like I am feeling? All this snow and cold seeming a bit like a burden in your life? The other day as I went out to shovel my drive, I looked at the mountains of snow everywhere, and felt so defeated as I thought, “I’ve got no place left to put all this snow!” I re-arranged my thinking, and managed to get it all shoveled into, well, hmm its approaching Mt. Everest—as we all seem to be doing. But it made me think that we should be THRIVING and not just SURVIVING.  We can thrive if we put some joy and community spirit into this winter. I’d like to start a “Snow Angels” group.  If you could possibly help to shovel snow, at the church, at someone’s house, would like to be part of a group effort—maybe want to participate in some random acts of kindness. Let me know. If you want to co-captain this effort, let me know!
         Part 2: If you are feeling beat up by winter, and need a bit of help, able bodied and just tired of battling winter, or not-so able bodied . . . let me know. I WILL come help! And I just bet some Snow Angels out there will be coming with me. Maybe you could make us some cocoa?
         Send me an e-mail, call my cell, leave a note on my Facebook wall . . . . just say yes to being part of a THRIVING community this winter!

I’ll be at Cup of Joe for a cup of something warm today from 4:30 to 6pm. Join me if you’d like!

This Sunday
8:30 am Music Rehearsal
9:30 am “Teach us Love” Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday
Help us to welcome the “Artistic Youth Ensemble” of Minnesota, which brings special music to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in this Service For All Ages. Join Worship Team members, the choir and band,  and the Rev. Eva Cameron for this special day of memory and hope.
10:45 am Fellowship Time
11 am Children’s Chapel
11:15 am Sunday School for children & youth
11:15 am Adult Classes:
Buddhist Path:
Join Rev. Eva and others in exploring Buddhist spiritual practices.
Walking The Talk: A talk about “Breast Cancer Edu-Action” with our own Christine
12:15 pm All Church Luncheon: The Couple’s Enrichment Small Group is offering a soup luncheon for all. A variety of meat and vegetarian soups along with bread and dessert will be provided. The suggested donation is $4 per adult and $3 per child or $10 per family. All donations will help fund Child Care services for Small Group Ministry.
2 pm Board Meeting

Upcoming Week
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
7:15 pm Theoretical String Band Practice
7:30 pm Buddhist Path
6:30 pm Buddhist Movie Night
Chalice Lighter Sunday Is Only 1 Week 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 <>
International Convocation of Unitarian and Universalist Women will be meeting in Houston on Feb 26 through March 1st. This will be the first time! And even Unitarian women from the Khasi Hills of India will be there. I will be attending! More information can be found at:
Is the flood of ’08 still affecting your quality of life?  The Black Hawk Co. Long Term Recovery Committee has funds available to assist those with unmet needs. Call them at 272-2465 to request help (share this with those you know).

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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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