Friday, March 19, 2010

Weekly Update

3/19/10 Weekly Update

Hello!  There is a historic moment coming up . . . April 3!   Do you know what that date is? Well, its my mother's birthday .. . but I didn't mean that! Guess again! Its the anniversary of the legal decision that allows same-sex couples to marry in Iowa. It has been a momentous, historic time here in Iowa over the last year. And it remains one, as you look at the map of which states are legal, you can see that we stand alone in the mid-west. But STAND we do. Firmly committed to loving justice.  

I think we need a PARTY!!! 

I would like to have fun and raise a bit of money for One Iowa. They are having a gala on April 3rd in Des Moines, and you are welcome to go there . . . but I think many of us, and many in sympathy with the cause would like to party right here in the Cedar Valley. They have promised me that we can live-stream from their party, to watch some of the speeches, and feel like we are there. So, let's plan on our own night of fun and celebration: April 3rd 6:30 to 9:30pm. 

I really need help with this. I can't do it alone. I need some people to help plan. Someone to organize food/drinks, someone to handle invitations and PR, someone to help organize a program of events and fun for us . . . oh, and someone who's good with decorations!!  Its coming up fast--just 2 weeks away. So say 'yes' I'll help!  (e-mail me now!)

 . . . and mark your calendars to be there!!

Meanwhile . . . the Drama Team is planning something special for this Sunday's Spring Festival Sunday! Come on out. (and bring your pledge card if you've been away on vacation, and missed getting it in.)

See you in church!!


Sunday 3/7/10

              8:30 am Music Rehearsal

              9:30 am Service "Rite of Spring: A Festival Sunday"
 Join the Festival Team as we celebrate the arrival of Spring with music, drama and poetry.  We will dedicate children on this day. A day of hope re-born. Meaningful fun for the whole family.

              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: Bill Harwood will be leading us with current events based on "Last Sunday's Front Page News" (under the balcony)

Buddhist Path: Join Ralph and others in exploring Buddhist spiritual practices. (balcony)

Walkin' the Talk: meets next week

              2:00 pm What's Up Doc?umentaries "The Life of Buddha"



Calendar Updates for this Coming Week


WOW! Workshops on Wednesdays

5:00 pm Children's Choir

5:30 pm Dinner (Please RSVP)

6:15 pm Adult Choir

6:30 pm Meditation Workshop (high school room)

              Artistic Fun Workshop

7:30 pm Theoretical String Band


7:30 pm Buddhist Path (balcony)


7:30 pm Drum Circle


Other items

We are pleased to announce that our own Gordon Harrington has won the Prairie Star District Unsung UU Award. This affirms those UU's whose actions inspire, support, and express Unitarian Universalism, but have not been previously recognized. The award is given to a person or group whose lifetime activities have made a significant contribution to the cause of Unitarian Universalism. Gordon is currently active in the Friendship Village Ministry, where he lives with his wife Dotty. We don't see him much around the church these days, but he was involved for many years. We are proud of Gordon, and look forward to seeing him receive the award at the Annual Meeting. (more details of his nomination will be available in the newsletter, and at church.) This now places him in the standing for the National Award, which is given at General Assembly in June. 

Here's the link to register! The "early bird" deadline has been extended to March 23rd.  <>


Pastoral Update

Carol Fishback has been struggling with pneumonia that lead to a collapsed lung, as her daughter Mickey reported to us last Sunday. She is out of the hospital, and perking up a bit. Please continue to send her lots of warm thoughts and healing light and prayers. 

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