Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Weekly Update - 12/4/09

Weekly Update - 12/4/09 First of all, please note that First Friday has been canceled tonight. Several of the event planners are sick, and with the weather being bad, it seemed the best idea. Now is probably a good time to give you a general reminder about church events and snow/ice/cold, if you have any question--do check your e-mail. We do email all cancelations. And, on Sundays where the weather is questionable, I will also post to my blog window that appears on the right-hand side of our website if there is church service or not once I reach the church building. We will also answer the phone as we can on those days, updating the voicemail. I have a little Subaru Forrester that doesn't mind slippery weather, and so it is fairly easy for me to get to church. BUT, if you feel at all uncomfortable about getting to church, even if you have a responsibility--we want you to stay home! Just call Tim, Kathy or I (whoever you are responsible to) and let us know you aren't coming. Sometimes you really want to be in church, and there is a good chance something will be happening, even in bad weather. I'm good at going with the flow, and making up something with what we have. Everyone knows their own sense of comfort in winter weather, and we urge you to listen to your 'inner voice' on this one, and make the right call for your circumstances.

Wishing you joy on this snowy afternoon!


Sunday Service (9:30 to 10:45am)
“Sunset in Sabula” Rev. Eva Cameron, Deblyn Russell (Worship Associate)
Sometimes we really anticipate things in life, which leads to a lot of waiting. Advent is the time of year where we honor the spiritual practice of waiting, watching, and being open to the moment.

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” Deblyn Russell will teach us about the positive aspects of Wiccan and Native American spiritual beliefs. If there is time, she will present other Nature-based beliefs too. (balcony)

Conscious Living: “Health and Beauty Products: Are They Worth the Risk?” Christine Carpenter will enlighten us. (sanctuary)

New Member Meeting: People interested in becoming new members are invited to meet with Rev. Eva & Mica Lorenz in Eva’s office.

12:30 pm Potluck Luncheon
1:30 pm Winter Music Festival/Variety Show
The fun will begin with a potluck lunch at 12:30, followed by a delightful mix of musical, holiday, and comedy acts at 1:30. There will be a freewill donation (suggested: $10) to help the music committee support the general budget of the church.
4:00 pm Yoga with Krystal Hamilton

This Coming Week
7:15 pm Religious Services Committee
WOW! Workshops on Wednesdays
5:00 pm Children’s Choir
5:30 pm Dinner (Please RSVP)
6:15 pm Adult Choir/ Pageant Rehearsal
6:30 pm Self Realization Workshop (high school room)
Artistic Fun Workshop
6:30 pm Integral Life Practice Small Group
7:30 pm Pageant Rehearsal
7:30 pm Buddhist Path (balcony)
6:30 – 8:30 pm Creative Expressive Healing Workshop for women
9:00am Pageant Rehearsal
6:30 pm UU Card Club
Other items
Chalice Relay (part 2) The beautiful chalice which is used at our national General Assemblies (aka "GA") needs to resume its travel. Its next stop is Rochester MN for their service on the 13th. Anyone heading that direction in the next week? Or even willing to go up there to see their Sunday service? or go half way and meet someone from their church? Please let me know.

Pastoral Update
Don't forget to send Mildred Pierce her birthday card. 100 years old!!!
Congratulations to Laura Walter, who got great news about being tumor-free!

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