Saturday, August 14, 2010

Weekly Update

Weekly Update 8/14/10
Hello! I hope you are having fun on this hot summer afternoon. The day has turned out to be a gorgeous one after some threat of more rain.  I was away last week, and it was sad to come back to so many stories of rain damage and flooding. It seems we in Iowa have a major environmental challenge to face in the coming years--as we begin to explore the relationship to field drainage, massive parking lots and other filled land, and all our floods. Is this a religious issue? What do you think? For me, respect for mother Earth, and for all our interdependent relationships is a very important aspect of being religious. I hope you will begin to explore these topics and begin to discuss them with your friends and neighbors. Change happens slowly, and only as more and more people begin to understand something. We each have a chance to become an agent of change.

I hope you'll join me tomorrow as I preach, in a lighthearted fashion, about Hell and other hot topics!

See you in church!

Sunday (tomorrow)
8:30 am Music Rehearsal
9:30 am Service "Hell and Other Hot Topics" Rev. Eva Cameron
Worship Associate: John Miller

As we endure the mid-summer heat, join us as we explore some of the "hot button"
issues of religion – things that get people all fired up – like the idea of hell. I promise you'll laugh--I'll be telling lots of jokes about Hell.

There will be RE for All Children: "Our Blue Boat Home" during the service.

10:30 am Fellowship Time
2:30 pm Sunday Afternoon Small Group

Calendar Updates for this Coming Week
7:00 pm Board Meeting

5:30 pm Dinner (Please RSVP)
6:30 pm Cedar Valley Meditation Group (high school room)
6:30 pm Theoretical String Band

7:30 pm Buddhist Path (balcony)


4:00-5:30 pm REAP (sanctuary)
6:00-9:00 pm OWL (balcony)

Saturday: All Church Retreat
5:00 pm Games and Gathering
6:00 pm Potluck meal on the lawn
7:30 pm S'mores with campfire sing-along
Campout for those who would like to stay overnight

Next Sunday: All Church Retreat
8:00 am Pancake breakfast
9:30 am Chapel service
10:15 am Visioning session with Eva ending at noon

Other Items
UU's in the News Around the Country:
The Unitarian Universalist presence in Phoenix on July 29th continues to
draw media attention. The following are recently published items on that

1. Religion Dispatches, "A Primer on Activism from Unitarian
Universalists," by Kim Bobo, founder and executive director of
Interfaith Worker Justice.

2. Huffington Post, Rev. Peter Morales' reflections on his arrest in
Phoenix protesting SB1070.

3. Boston Globe, "Mass. ministers on mission to stand up for

Additionally, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and the UUA
sent a joint letter to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in support
of the city's decision to allow construction of a mosque and Islamic
cultural center in lower Manhattan close to Ground Zero. The letter was
signed by Peter Morales, William Schulz, and the ministers of NYC's UU
congregations. A copy of the letter can be found at

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