Friday, October 2, 2009

Weekly Update

Weekly Update . . . Greetings on this cool and rainy Friday!  I am preparing to head off to Minnesota for a few days. I’ll be preaching in the Mankato UU Church this Sunday, where I will be sharing with them about the Unitarians in the Khasi Hills of India. Then I’ll continue West to a small farm and retreat center that is the gathering spot for UU Ministers from the Prairie Star District. We will be in a conference. Our program presenter will be Dr. Mark
A. Hicks, the new Angus MacLean Professor of Religious Education at Meadville/Lombard Theological School. He has written the new:  Building the World We Dream About: A Welcoming Congregation Curriculum on Race and Ethnicity <> , a national curriculum for the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations that weaves anti-racist and anti-oppressive thinking and practice into the spiritual life of Unitarian Universalist congregations. It should be quite a treat to get some time to hear more of his thoughts. I return on Wednesday evening.
Wishing you warm thoughts on this cool day!
Keep on living and loving!

This Sunday:
8:30 am Music Rehearsal
9:30 am Service “Gandhi Jayanti”
Join Bill Chene & Lisa Kratz (Worship Associate) as they bring you this exploration of Gandhi’s message, and what is says to us today, as we Stand on the Side of Love.
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: UU Perspectives on Current Events
by Bill Harwood. We’ll discuss the “hot” topics of the day and consider how we, as Unitarian Universalists are called to respond. (under the balcony)
Conscious Living: Norman Borlaug was called the “Father of the Green Revolution”, awarded a Nobel Peace Prize and credited with saving millions of lives with his high-yield wheat development. However, current versions of genetically-modified seeds, controlled by a few large corporations have raised concerns from environmentalists as well as some indigenous farmers around the world. Come explore and discuss these issues.
New Member Orientation: People interested in becoming new members are invited to meet with Mica Lorenz. (Eva’s office)
Garden Meditation: Join Julie Fischer and others in the garden.
7:00 pm “A Gathering of Women” small group

This Coming Week
(Eva is at the UU Minister’s Fall Conference through Wednesday)
7:00 pm Committee on Ministry
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)
Artistic Fun Workshop
7:30 pm Small Group Facilitator’s meeting
7:30 pm Theoretical String Band
7:30 pm Buddhist Path (balcony)
Pastoral Update:
Our caring thoughts are with these members and friends of this congregation who are dealing with health issues:
Shirley Robinson, Don Wendt, Glenyce Butschy, Mildred
Pierce and Laura Walter. (Please let me know 266-1172
Esther) if you know of others.
We extend our condolences to the family of Joe Alemao, who died last Wednesday morning. Although he wasn’t a UU, he was dear to many, and so we wanted you to know. Funeral plans are still tentative; please watch the Courier or Caring Bridge for more information.
Stay informed! Read the World! <>
Stay connected! Check out our Facebook Group: uusbhc
Find something out! Look it up on our webpage: <>
Think wider thoughts! Learn about the UU Assn: <>
Think wider still! Learn about International U&SU <>

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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