Saturday, April 25, 2009

Weekly Update

Weekly Update:
In honor of celebrating Earth Day, I offer you this prayer from A.Powell Davis, someone who was a powerful minister in our movement.
“God of the morning of the world, at the sound of whose voice creation wakes and sings, open our hearts to the gladness of the earth. May the freshness of creation cleanse our souls. Forgive us that we go on our way in haste. Lift up our eyes! May we see the wonder all about us, from the most fragile petal on the tiniest of blooms to the miracle of a new blade of grass. We thank You for this revelation of Yourself that never grows old. May the beauty of Your world breathe into our spirits.”

8:30 am Music Rehearsal
9:30 am Service for All Ages “Earth Day: Blind to Your Bounty”
Come a celebrate our Mother Earth, in this festival of music, thoughts, poetry and song.
11:15 am Annual Meeting Stay and vote! Each of your voices is important. We will be deciding on the Annual Budget, some bylaw changes, and making some funding decisions about the Siding of the building.
2:00 pm Last Sunday Small Group
This Coming Week:
Monday 6:00 pm Cedar Prairie Vegetarian Potluck
All Welcome, bring a dish to pass.
WOW! Workshops on Wednesdays
5:00 pm Children’s Choir (sanctuary)
5:30 pm Dinner (Please RSVP)
6:15 pm Family Choir Practice (sanctuary)
6:30 pm Self Realization Workshop (high school room)
Artistic Fun: “Soul Collage Workshop”
7:30 pm Theoretical String Band (sanctuary)
7:30 pm Buddhist Path (balcony)
All Welcome!

6:00 pm First Friday “Beltane”
Fun for people of all ages. Potluck first, then a celebration of this European Spring holiday. We will dance around the Maypole!  Please bring a dish to share, invite your friends, and come have fun!
Pastoral Update:
Jen Zeck and baby Ella
, had to go back into the hospital this past week when Jen got an infection. They are both feeling better now, and have returned home. BUT they will need extra love and care, meals and help with chores for a while. Anyone wanting to help out should let me know.
About me: I was up at Mayo Clinic this past week for some testing to diagnosis some chronic health problems. I will be up there again next week for more tests, but the current diagnosis is Marginal Zone Lymphoma, probably Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma. This is a low-grade disease, which often lingers for years without treatment. I will let you know more, as I find out more.  As you may know, in speaking with people who have had hard news, saying “I’m so sorry for you. ” only makes them feel like a victim of something terrible. It doesn’t improve their mental vision. So, may I suggest that you show your love by making me laugh, inviting me over for dinner or out to tea, giving me small things that might make me smile. A good outcome is much more likely with a good attitude, and I aim to keep one! Want to help?  Let’s all work together in living, loving, and laughing out loud, together!

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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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