Weekly Update 1/23/09
It has been a powerful week of memory and hope, as we have looked back to the passionate witness to goodness and righteousness that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr . brought to the world, coupled with the inauguration, where hope did not linger unborn, and die. Instead it lived for many of the nation’s citizens as we realized we ourselves were living history. Already some are impatient . . . wondering what we are going to do next, how soon until all the problems begin getting fixed. President Obama encouraged us towards patience in his address. But more than that, I want to encourage us towards something else: and that is awareness and gratitude. Sometimes it does us good to stop, pause from our marathon race towards goodness and righteousness and peace . . . and simply be, in the amazing moment. Catch our breath. Breathing deeply, we can look back at just how far we have come. And plot our path ahead of us. There are many choices we can make as we navigate this journey of life. Let us look clearly at this goodness, at this moment of justice, so that we know what it looks like. Etch it on our souls, and all the work that brought us to this moment. It will help us, as we discern all that is to follow.
I’m off to Cup of Joe . . .I’ll be there from 4:30 to 6pm, if you care to join me.
8:30 am Music Rehearsal
9:30 am Service “Light the Flame!” Chalice Lighter Sunday. Come learn about our symbol “The Flaming Chalice” and about an important way we can share our enthusiasm for Unitarian Universalism around the district.
10:45 am Fellowship Time
11 am Children’s Chapel
11:15 am Sunday School for children & youth
11:15 am Adult Classes:
“Doc” Shorts “Granny D Goes To Washington” This rousing film tells the amazing story of iron-willed, upbeat, eighty-nine year-old Doris Haddock who astonished the nation by walking across the entire continental
This Coming Week
6 pm Cedar Prairie Vegetarian Potluck
7:30 pm Committee on Ministry
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
Stay informed! Read the World! <www.uuworld.org>
Stay connected! Check out our Facebook Group: uusbhc
Find something out! Look it up on our webpage: <www.uusbhc.org>
Think wider thoughts! Learn about the UU Assn: <www.uua.org>
Think wider still! Learn about International U&SU <www.icuu.net>
Rev. Eva Cameron, minister
Unitarian Universalist Society of Black Hawk Co.
3912 Cedar Heights Dr.
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613