Friday, February 13, 2009

Weekly Update 2/13/09

. . .  Snow flakes gently fall from darkened skies on ground now bare. February thaw invited us to remember spring, even as these flakes now falling . . . invite us to open ourselves to being here, now, in this moment. The only moment we ever really have. Cherish it! Be blessed by it.
I’ll be at Cup of Joe from 4:30 to 6pm tonight, you are welcome to join me.       ~Eva

8:15 am Drama Team Rehearsal
8:45 am Choir Rehearsal
9:00 am Children’s Choir Rehearsal
9:30 am “Love: A Service For All Ages”
Join Rev. Eva and the Service For All Ages Team for this celebration of music, drama and poetry about all the many ways love touches our lives. Children’s Choir and Drama Team debut this week!
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: Program is CANCELLED this month.
This Coming Week
WOW! Workshops on Wednesdays
5:00-5:45 pm Children’s Choir
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
7:30 pm Buddhist Path—All are invited to explore how Buddhist teaches can help you on your path, including meditation.
9:30 am YoUUng Child Playgroup—Come play with this pres-school group!
6:30 pm Stewardship Spaghetti Fest (see below for more info!)

Pastoral Update
Mary Olsen
had knee surgery a little over a week ago. Keep on sending her good wishes, cards, and  keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
Halle –Chris’s Rediske’s granddaughter has been hospital this week.
She is in Mercy Hospital in Mason City Rm# 300, but may go home tonight. She has a kidney infection and E Coli . She was responding nicely, finally, to the IV antibiotics and her fever is down to normal now. Please keep her, and her whole family in your thoughts and prayers.
Staci Channie-Hill will be having some medical tests this coming Tuesday. As a cancer survivor, this is a worrisome time for her, so let’s send her a little energy and light on Tuesday.
Stewardship Spaghetti Fest!!
Please sign up for our Stewardship "Spaghetti Fest" on Saturday, February 21st if haven't already.  Simply go to
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and enter how many adults and children will be attending.
We will wine and dine adults that night with a special spaghetti dinner in Fellowship Hall as we talk about this year's Stewardship Campaign goals.  Both vegetarian and meat options will be offered.  It all goes to plan, we'll start with a 6:00 pm social time and end by  8:30.  There is no cost for families to attend, we just need your registration to know how many are attending.
Children will be served a separate dinner upstairs where child care and alternative activities will be provided for the evening.  Teens attending will be asked to help the child care workers with the alternative activities for the younger children.
The menu and agenda is as follows:
6:00 PM - Social time
6:30 PM - Dinner is served:   
                 Garlic bread
                 Pasta choices -- spaghetti, fettucini
                 Sauce -  tomato or alfredo
                 Meat choices - meatballs, Italian sausage pieces
                 Vegetable choices - mushrooms, onions, green peppers
                 Parmesan cheese
    Chocolate dessert and fruits
                 Coffee, tea and wine
7:30 PM - Program
8:15 PM - Wrap Up
Kid's Menu
Milk, Juice
Sub sandwiches -- make their own from cheese, lettuce, tomato, ham or turkey
Fresh fruit
Sun chips
Rice krispie bars
Please sign up today.
Mike Knapp
Stewardship Committee
 Larger Community:
TAJCI IN CONCERT -- Tatianas Mateja, better known as "Tajci," was a pop superstar in Central Europe, before she discovered
the power of her faith, emigrated to the United States, and began composing music which reflects her powerful spiritual
journey.  First Assembly of God, I-Hope Ministries and the Catholic parishes in Waterloo will sponsor a Tajci concert on
Sunday, March 8, 6:00-7:30pm, at Celebration Church in Waterloo.  Freewill offering.  An uplifting Lenten experience for
adults and young adults alike.

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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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