Friday, October 23, 2009

Weekly Update

Weekly Update - 10/23/09  . . . Its Friday, and many are pausing in gratitude for this break in their work schedule, as plan their weekend time. Others, who work weekends, are gearing up to get things done while those around them play. Some are wishing for work, to take a break from! And others are lying in bed with the flu, wishing they had the strength to enjoy this weekend. Meanwhile the rain rains on, and the leaves fall .  . . oblivious to our personal life stories.  Our stories are each so colorful, as we each feel so poignantly alive. And yet, after time, no one will remember our having been here, as the rain and leaves fall many years hence. I love reading autobiographies, because they remind me of the depth and passions of the lives of people, who now we only know as a name, or a singular deed (done well or poorly). This week, I've been reading Chief Black Hawk's story, as he narrated it. Its been amazing to hear his stories about his life, everything comes so vividly to life.  Each person we meet alters our destiny, changes our trajectory. Reading this autobiography has been a kind of meeting. This Sunday, I'll be sharing my reflections on my encounter with Ma-ka-tei-me-she-kia-kiak (known in English as Black Hawk). Hope you'll join me.

Quick Reminder:
Tonight: Community Drumming Circle
( 7:30pm to 9pm) for adults, this time.
Tomorrow Morning: Buddhist Retreat  (8am until 1pm) all welcome. With visiting Zen monks from Minneapolis! Light lunch served. Free will offering.

Sunday Service (9:30 to 10:45am)
“Chief Black Hawk’s Story”  Rev. Eva Cameron with  Al Hays as Worship Associate.

Fellowship (10:45 to 11:15am)
Children's Chapel (11:00 to 11:15am)
Sunday School (11:15 to 12:15)
11:15 am Sunday School for children & youth
11:15 amAdult 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.
“Doc” Shorts: We will watch part of Earthdance Short Attention Span Environmental Film Festival.  Earthdance has seventeen stunning short films that we will watch over the next three months.  Each viewing will be followed by discussion.

This Coming Week
6:00 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)
              Artistic Fun Workshop
7:30 pm Theoretical String Band

7:30 pm Buddhist Path (balcony)

Daylight Savings Time ends November 1st

Rev. Eva S. Cameron
UU Society of Black Hawk Co.
Cedar Falls, IA
319-610-6605 mobile
319-266-5640 church
319-266-1111 home

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