Saturday, July 23, 2011

Weekly Update

Some of you know I made a sudden trip to New Hampshire to be with my mother as she completed her first two rounds of chemotherapy. Happily, she seems to be handling the chemo very well so far. It was good to see her looking so well, and to connect with some of my other NH family.
Tomorrow I'll be in church to give the sermon. Then I will be taking some reading and sermon planning time in my traditional camping spot on the beach of Lake Michigan. This year, I'll be joined by Sadie dog and Chuck's daughter Morgan. Then in mid-August we will begin to gear up to the normal full-schedule, with Sunday School classes, band, choir and more!
Several church members are off on RAGBRAI this week as Team Flamingo! They are having fun and raising money for children of low-income families can attend Grin and Grow DayCare. We are wishing them lots of fun, many breezes that blow in the right direction, and a lot more downhills than up!

Sunday 7/24/11
8:30 am Music Rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday Service:
"Lessons I've Learned From My Dog" Rev. Eva Cameron
Many of you have met Eva's lovely canine companion, Sadie-dog.  She is such a joy, but more than that, Sadie-dog is a being who has taught Eva a lot about how to live well.  Come learn a bit about what she has taught Eva and hopefully, we won't be panting too much from the heat!
10:30 am Fellowship Time

Calendar Updates for this Coming Week
6:00 pm Cedar Prairie Vegetarian Potluck
7:00 pm Board Meeting (re-scheduled time)
6:30 pm Theoretical String Band
7:30 pm Buddhist Path
Rev. Eva is on study leave through mid-August.

The UU Garden is in full "Bloom"!
There will be plenty of fresh and healthy just picked garden produce for sale this Sunday after the service.  Remember your monetary donation for the food items goes to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank to help those in need right here in your community.  By getting your produce from the UU Garden, you help the Green Living Committee to fulfill their community outreach mission and our 1st, 2nd and 7th UU principles as well.  There should be plenty of mixed greens, peas, kohlrabi, beets, swiss chard, dill, and other herbs. Thanks!  Johanna Foster, chair Green Living
Social Action: The congregation will vote in August on a list of 11 organizations to receive donations from our special monthly plate collections. If you would like to recommend an organization that hasn't been on our ballot before, please email Social Action Chair, Sally Browne, at <> by Aug 1 to get that organization included on the ballot.  Sally

Office Update
I will be on vacation until August 1st.  Someone will be checking phone and email messages and will be taking care of those things which are urgent.  Janet
Please send any information for the Weekly Updates to or call 266-5640.  Thanks!

Pastoral Update
Our pastor, Rev. Eva Cameron is off until mid-August for various trips, vacation, study leave, and planning. Please don't hesitate to contact her if it is an emergency, using her cell phone number (610-6605). But we have strong lay-leaders who can meet most of your needs. Please don't hesitate to ask for help if you are in need. Thanks!

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