Weekly Update 5/30/09 . . . I’ve just done two more same-sex weddings in the last day. I can’t tell you how lucky I feel when I am doing one, since the couples have often been together for years and years. They tell me that its just going to be a simple affair because they’ve already been together so long. And then in the heart of the ceremony, their closest friends and family gathered ‘round, we all realize it in our hearts---this is such an amazing moment. We are living history, and something that we never thought would come to pass, is here. Right here in Iowa. Right here in this moment, as they are holding hands, and I, standing so close, am asking if they intend to love and care for each other forever. We all cry. Love. Its simply love. And I am so very humbled and pleased to be standing on this side of it, getting to witness not only history, but heartfelt commitment. Thank you again for allowing me the privilege of serving as your minister.
On another note, no matter what the weather—please do COME OUT TOMORROW for our amazing second annual Prairie Home Companion Potluck and Variety Show. You’ll be amused and amazed! Bring a friend! The $10 donation goes to help fund our growing music program.
This will be my last time in the pulpit until August. I am taking a some time off in June and July. I’ll be around doing some other church work for the first week of June. We’ve got all sorts of amazing people lined up to preach to you this summer!
See you in church!
8:30 am Music Rehearsal
9:30 am Service “Question Box Sunday” Come hear the answers to all sorts of questions people have dreamed up for me to answer! Aren’t you curious??
10:45 am Fellowship Time
11:00 am Children’s Chapel
11:15 am Sunday School for children & youth
11:15 am Adult Classes
The Questions and Answers Continue: with Rev. Eva in the balcony.
Garden Meditation: Join Julie Fischer in the garden for meditation in a meaningful way to you: working the garden, sitting quietly, soaking in the beauty of nature, or sketching a leaf or flower that inspires you.
12:15 pm Outreach Committee meeting eat and meet.
12:15 pm Prairie Home Potluck bring a dish to pass, (we are suggesting 50’s theme, covered dishes and jello-salads!)
1:30 pm Prairie Home Variety Show ($10 suggested donation, as a fundraiser for the music program)
This Coming Week
Monday (secretary on vacation)
WOW! Workshops on Wednesdays
5:30 pm Dinner (Please RSVP)
6:30 pm Self Realization Workshop (high school room)
6:30 pm Summer Fun: Art & Games
7:30 pm Small Group Facilitator’s Meeting
7:30 pm Buddhist Path (balcony)
6:00 pm First Friday “Buddhist Birthday”
Please hold Dick and Vivian Shane in your thoughts and prayers. And if you could send them a "thinking of you" card. Vivian’s health is not good. Their address is 3720 Village Place #6111, Waterloo, IA, 50702. Phone 291-8513.
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Rev. Eva Cameron, minister
Unitarian Universalist Society of Black Hawk Co.
3912 Cedar Heights Dr.
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613