Hello! I’m looking forward to seeing a lot of you this weekend at the Retreat! I’m planning on coming and bringing my tent to sleep out on Saturday night . . . weather permitting. It should be fun! The schedule is just below. Then the next day we will have a pancake breakfast and a short chapel service outside, just like we were at church camp. Come on over, even if you didn’t stay the night! Afterwards the adults and teens will gather inside to share about their hopes and dreams for the coming year . . . and I will talk a bit about our theme for the new year!
Before all of that, there will be a Memorial Service for Vivian Shane at 10:30 on Saturday morning. Any and all are invited to come share a story about Vivian with her family.
Our theme this year, Standing on the Side of Love, is a national UU campaign. There is a website full of stories about UU’s in action. Please read this amazing story of love: <http://www.standingonthesideoflove.org/flowers-for-representative-scott/>
And while you are at the site, notice you can sign up for updates, or join a Facebook group to keep you inspired all year long!
Keep living and loving!
Camp UU RETREAT
4:00 p.m. – Intergenerational Activities, Games and FUN!!!
5:30 p.m. – Potluck Dinner: “Camp UUers” are asked to bring a dish to share, what they want to grill, their own beverages, table service and lawn chairs. Grills will be provided.
6:30 p.m. – Intergenerational Activities, Games and more FUN!!!!
7:30 p.m. – S’mores Time
8:00 p.m. – Campfire Songs
9:00 p.m. – Snores Time
8:00 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast: Bring your appetite and funny hat
9:30 a.m. – Chapel with the Reverend Eva Cameron
10:00 a.m. – Whole group visioning and an introduction to the spiritual theme for the new church year.
12:00 p.m. – Catered Lunch
12:30 p.m. – Committee Break-out: time to join committees, set committee goals and timelines for the coming year.
2:00 p.m. –Leadership Council: the Board will host this meeting with all church officers and chairs of standing committees, advisory committees, and ad hoc committees.
3:30 p.m. Board will meet briefly to approve the July Minutes and Financial Report.
As usual . . . Our WOW Dinner and activities will be on Wednesday night. Watch for the RSVP and schedule of events.
Thursday @ 7:30 Buddhist Path all are welcome to join
Friday is newsletter deadline. Please make your submissions to Gerry Chamberlin firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Walter is receiving her last week of chemo and radiation this week up at Mayo. She’ll be home and recovering for the next couple weeks. Send her lots of energy and love to help her replenish her strength. (From someone who’s been sick, I must say how much I enjoyed receiving your cards with little notes of encouragement!)
Please keep Esther or me “in the know” so that our whole congregation can support you when you are in need.
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