Friday, September 25, 2009

Weekly Update

Weekly Update . . . .  Greetings from Madison Wisconsin, where I am meeting with UU’s who have gathered to share and explore ideas about Campus Ministry. It has been a delightful time to meet new young faces who are eager to see a program on their campus. I have met parents who’s children are soon to enter college, who are wondering how to connect their kids to a local group of UU’s, and the new UU Staff who are helping us think about all of these things.
But I would like each and every one of us to think what we can do to reach out to the students in our and young adults. This a part of Standing on the Side of Love . . . our students are at a time in their life they need a lot of love.  Many critical life decisions are made at this time of life . . . and having a loving presence in your life, can be very useful. Maybe you could invite a student over for meals once a week. Maybe you can organize your small group to make up exam survival kits to give to our students. Maybe you can come up with other great ideas to connect, to spread love. Let me know your thoughts!
And if you are a student, let me just give you a warm welcome back. If you aren’t on the Facebook group Young Adults of UUSBHC, please join. I want to get us together soon!
Keep on Living and Loving,
See you in church!
This Sunday:
8:30 am Music Rehearsal
9:30 am Service “Yom Kippur:
Returning to Oneness”
Rev. Eva Cameron and Lara Martinsen-Burrell (as Worship Associate) offer this service that recognizes the power of both asking and offering forgiveness.
10:45 am Fellowship Time
11:00 am Children’s Chapel
11:15 am Sunday School
for children & youth
11:15 am Adult Classes
Sixty for Six:
This is a new offering this year which consists of sixty minute classes that last for six weeks in a row. The first class is UU perspectives on Current Events. (under the balcony)
UUSBHC History: Join our Archivist, Kay Rewerts, as she shares with us the interesting history of the Unitarian and Universalist congregations that merged in 1961 here in Black Hawk County to form this congregation. She will also bring us up to date on significant events in our more recent past.
Garden Meditation: Join Julie Fischer and others in the garden.
12:15 pm Outreach Committee Meeting
2:00 pm Last Sunday Small Group
6:30 pm T.R.I.B.E.
(Team, rhythm, instruments, & body ensemble)
This Coming Week:
6 pm Cedar Prairie Vegetarian Potluck
WOW! Workshops on Wednesdays
5:00 pm Children’s Choir
5:30 pm Dinner (Please RSVP)
6:15 pm Adult Choir
6:30 pm Self Realization Workshop (high school room)
7:30 pm Theoretical String Band
7:30 pm Buddhist Path (balcony)
6:00 pm First Friday Potluck “Eid al Fitr” - an Islamic celebration following Ramadan. It is the festival of fast-breaking and is the biggest Muslim festival. Join us to learn about the holidays of our friends and neighbors.
6:30 pm Card Club
Pastoral Update
Although they are not members of the church, Luann and Joe Alemao, are friends to some in our church.  Diana Harwood spoke with Luann this morning and Luann wanted to make sure that people at our church knew what was going on with Joe.  On this past Sunday, Joe was not acting normally and was taken to the hospital.  He was airlifted from Sartori to Iowa City with hemorrhaging on his brain.  He has been on life support until yesterday around 2:00 pm or so.  When Luann called this morning he was still breathing on his own.  They are trying to make some decisions today about whether to move him closer to home to a hospice.
You can keep updated at the following website by typing in that you want to "visit"  joealemao <>  You can contact Diane or Kathy Klink-Zeitz if you need more information.

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