Friday, March 6, 2009

Weekly Update 3/6/09

Irene and I went to Tulsa together last week, and we really enjoyed seeing the spring flowers popping up around town. It reminded us that ours will be coming soon! This warm and sunny weather will surely hasten their coming. Spring is a time of new beginnings, and reawakening. Have you been thinking about what is new and different in your life? And what is reawakening in you? Is there some part of your soul or life that wish to reclaim? Now is the time! Embrace change.
See you in church!  ~Eva
Tonight! First Friday: Cheesefare Sunday. 6pm Potluck. You’ve gotten the e-mails about it, but for those of you who are cooking, please note that the traditional diet includes  fish and eggs as they are not consider "meat". Hope you’ll come!!
Also, because of First Friday . . . Eva will not be a Cup of Joe this afternoon.
This Sunday:
8:30 am Music Rehearsal
9:30 am Daring to Give: Stewardship Sunday
Each week we sing “From You I Receive, To You I Give”—this year as we are Daring to Grow we will explore the deeper meanings of giving. Join Rev. Eva Cameron, Mike Knapp and the Stewardship Team for some meaningful stories.

10:45 am Fellowship Time
11 00 am Children’s Chapel

11:15 am Sunday School for children & youth & adults
11:15 am Adult Classes:
Circle Way
(Sanctuary): an Ostara Ritual, celebrating the beginning of spring.
Book Group: meet with Patrick Malloy on the second and last Sundays in March to begin a book by Loyal Rue titled, “Religion is Not About God: How Spiritual Traditions
Nurture Our Biological Nature and What to Expect When They Fail”.
New Member Meeting: If you are new to our church, this would be a good time to visit with Rev. Eva Cameron and Mica Lorenz and explore the meaning of membership. There will be an opportunity to sign the membership book.
Upcoming Week
7:00 pm What’s Up Doc?umentary “Movie about Purim”

7:00 pm Religious Services Committee

WOW! Workshops on Wednesdays
(We hope you’ll join us for any or all of the evening!)
5:00 pm Children’s Choir
5:30 pm Dinner (Please RSVP)
6:15 pm Family Choir Practice
6:30 pm Workshop - Self Realization “Lincoln:
His Life, Legacy, and Link to UU Purposes”
7:15 pm Theoretical String Band

7:30 pm Buddhist Path

7:30 pm Community Drum Circle
Other Items:

Since when do the words “financial” and “peace” go together?  Check out “Financial Peace University,” the personal money management class taught by Dave Ramsey. Our friends at Cedar Falls Mennonite Church invite you to learn more about the 13-week Tuesday class by attending their free kickoff at 11:00 a.m. this Sunday (March 8th) or this Tuesday (March 10th at 6:30 p.m.)  By the end of the course, the average family pays off more than $5000 in debt and saves almost $3000.  The class begins on Tuesday, 24 March (6:30-8:30 p.m.).  Pre-Registration is required by March 10th. This is the most fun you will ever have learning about money!  Questions? Kris Pond-Burtis, 833-9430; Susan Janzen, 277-5611.  
Pastoral Update:
Elenore Stark
is still receiving chemo treatments, please remember to send her cards.  She loves getting them.
Mary Olsen is still recuperating from her knee surgery. Keep her in your thoughts and prayers, or send her a little note!
Glenyce Butschy is fairly housebound. Keep her in your thoughts and prayers. Or give her a call or note if you remember her.
See you in church!

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