Saturday, February 13, 2010

Weekly Update

Weekly Update - 2/14/10  Well, it was quite a week . . . with all this snow and a trip down to DesMoines for OneIowa's Lobby Day. I was so impressed that we had 7 people attend from our church. Along with the 4 UNI students, it made for an impressive group to gather around a legislator, as we shared our thoughts. I think they were impressed too, for straight couples to take time off from work to go down and speak to this issue was a powerful thing. We must remember that as we hope to see civil rights progress, we must act in the civil arena. And we must plan to be supportive of those whose livelihoods are engaged with this work. There is much to be done, and I continue to be shocked as I speak to my progressive Clergy colleagues, at how careful and slow they are in affirming the good, the path of justice. Meanwhile, the UU's are 'getting it'--we had 5 clergy, and close to 30 people total attending from around the state. Be proud, for we know that we are standing on the right side of history in this issue. Just as decades before others did, we were ordaining women clergy . . . we may be ahead of our time, but that is because we are so good and having our heads talk to our hearts, and our hearts to our heads--which is what Standing on the Side of Love is all about. 

This Sunday:

            8:30 am Music Rehearsal

9:30 am Service:  Festival Sunday: Love!   

Rev. Eva Cameron, and the Festival Team, Children's and Adult Choir, Band .

Join us for this celebration of love and life as we honor the many roles of love in our lives. 

For the Buddhists out there, it will be a living metta meditation: ever expanding realms of compassion. 

              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: Erika Lindgren, a history professor at Wartburg, will present

                            "Reading Medieval Art". (balcony)

            Circle Way: Candlesmas/Imbolic, Led by Deblyn Russell and Heather Flory

                        Candlemas is a time when the light of rebirth grows stronger it is a time 

                        for retreat and rekindling of the inner fire. All are welcome to join us as we 

                        celebrate this Celtic fire festival with ritual, poetry, meditation and candle light. 


              12:15 pm "Help Haiti" luncheon by UU Youth and parents

              12:30 pm Traveling UU's small group

              2:00 pm Sunday Afternoon small group


This Coming Week


              7:00 pm Board Meeting

Wednesday               Calendar deadline

               Noon: FVUUM-rescheduled from last week. Chapel service at Friendship VIllage, followed by lunch. All Welcome, RSVP for lunch to Brian Forster. 

            WOW-Workshops on Wednesdays

            5:00 pm Children's Choir

              5:30 pm Dinner (Please RSVP)

              6:15 Adult Choir

              6:30 pm Self Realization Workshop

                            Artistic Fun Workshop

              7:30 pm Theoretical String Band


              7:30 pm Buddhist Path

Friday                            Newsletter Deadline


              6:30 pm Stewardship Kickoff Dinner

Other items

Please plan on attending next week's Stewardship Dinner. We want everyone to know the plans for the upcoming Stewardship Drive. 

Rev Eva Cameron
Unitarian Univesalist Society of Black Hawk Co.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

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