Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Weekly Update - 11/20/09

Weekly Update --This Sunday we have many chances to give to show our thanks for the bounty of the universe. We will take a collection of canned goods for the Food Bank during the service. We will also pass out the "Guest at Your Table" boxes . . . where we invite you to set a place at your table in the season of Advent and make a small offering, in the amount of the cost of a meal . . . just as if you were feeding a guest. This money is used by our UU Service Committee to help with their many projects around the world. AND, last but not least . . . some of you remember that at First Friday Shauna Zeck (Jason's sister) shared with us about her special project to help the people of Rosebud Reservation with basic supplies (like clothing, bedding and kitchen items), most particularly the children. Well, it turns out this Monday there will be a pick-up of items heading up to Rosebud. If you would like to contribute things, bring them on Sunday and I will load them into my car to take to Shauna's house. Please look around an donate not only clean things you don't need anymore, but something you still like. Wouldn't you like to share with those who are in such desparate poverty some of the things that bless your life?

See you in church!


Sunday Service (9:30 to 10:45am)
“Thanksgiving: Festival Sunday”
Join our drama team, choir and others as we celebrate the ample bounty of our lives.
Please bring a canned good or other item for the Food Bank. We will have a “parade of food” during the service where the children will bring the offerings up to the altar.

Fellowship (10:45 to 11:15am)

Children's Chapel (11:00 to 11:15am)

Sunday School (11:15 to 12:15) for adults & children
Adult Classes

Sixty for Six: “What is Good About Religion” Shintoism with our own Dr. Joyce Boss (also from Wartburg). (balcony)
“Doc” Shorts: We will watch the second part of Earthdance a 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. (sanctuary)

Yoga (4:00 pm) NEW! Drop in beginning yoga by Krystal Hamilton.

T.R.I.B.E. (6:30 pm) Team, rhythm, instruments, & body ensemble

This Coming Week-all regular programming is canceled
Special Thanksgiving Holiday Potluck Dinner. All invited.

Bring your family and friends and join us for a Thanksgiving Day potluck. Church doors will open at 1:00 p.m. and we will eat dinner at 1:30 p.m. After dinner, we will chat, play board games, and enjoy each other's company.

Betsy Brant has offered to cook the turkey and make gravy. Christine Carpenter will provide a vegan main dish and gravy. Coffee, tea and water will be provided.

Each of you should bring:
* Two of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes to share.
* Your favorite board games.

Please let Christine Carpenter know by Sunday, November 22, if you are planning to join us for the potluck.

Christine Carpenter

Pastoral Update
Mildred Pierce is turning 100!!!
We are organizing a card campaign. Send her a card, and maybe she'll get 100 cards for her birthday!
Address: 1710 Walnut St. CF, IA 50613
We don't see her around very much anymore . . . (that's the prerogative of being close to 100). But for those of you who don't know her, she was around often for many years, helping with Sunday Services, the Vegetarian Potluck, and the Conscious Living group, among others. Its good to honor those who came before us, building this community that we so love.

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