SUMMER SESSIONS AT UUCR
As we enter our summer months, we need to consider our Sunday time together. Our informal summer meetings are such a wonderful opportunity to share thoughts on topics not discussed in our regular sermons or to continue conversations begun in earlier sermons.
August 31, 10 AM
This talk is the third of a three-part series titled "Apology, Forgiveness and Reconciliation." Steve will briefly describe the earlier sessions so that everyone attending can participate in the discussion. Reconciliation is the final step of turning a former enemy into an ally. Although rare, reconciliation is possible. We will examine this extraordinary process through the stories and photos of 8 Rwandan couples 20 years after the genocide where Hutus slaughtered nearly one million of their Tutsi neighbors.
Reminder: Children's programs and childcare will resume on September 7.
September 7, 10 AM
Dr. David Newell, "A Matter of Principle."
Lawrence Kohlberg did a well-known study of the
way we develop from infancy to adulthood as
moral agents. A critical look at Kohlberg's stages of moral development will provide the basis for this reflection on what it means to a morally mature adult.
This service marks the beginning of our new "church year" -- bring some water from your travels as we continue our tradition of a "Water Communion."
THIS WEEK AT UUCR
UUCR YARD SALE SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 13!
Start saving your sturdy stuff for our sale -- we will need all kinds of contributions (except adult clothing) to help make this important fundraising event a success. As we have done in the past few years, we are holding the sale in our parking lot. Spread the word to your bargain-hunting friends!
Pat and Ray Gomez are chairing the sale this year. Wanna help out? We will need pricers, setter-uppers, hawkers and general muscle. Please contact Pat at email@example.com to lend a hand. S
tay tuned for more about drop-off dates; in the meantime, please purge your closets and set aside your goodies!
UUCR THIRD FRIDAY POTLUCKS ARE EASY!
Please sign up to host a third Friday potluck in 2014! Email or call Margo at the church office--or just tell her in person next time you see her!
DON’T FORGET TO USE OUR WEBPAGE TO MAKE PURCHASES ON AMAZON!
SHOP WITH UUCR THIS SEASON!
As the holidays approach, please consider shopping options that help UUCR. Purchases made through the UUCR website: http://www.uuchesterriver.org/pages/links.htm
link to Amazon.com and iGive.com to earn dollars for UUCR at no cost to you. Don’t just go to their websites – link to them through UUCR’s webpage, or click on the link just above. A percentage of every purchase you make goes to us – and these percentages add up!
Also, take a look at our new products from our Fair Trade partner, Equal Exchange, including handmade gift wrap and decorative boxes fashioned from recycled cotton,not paper. We also have a selection of organic fruits and nuts. All in time for your holiday needs! Check them out this Sunday, and be ready to purchase Acme Grocery Cards as well.
MINISTERIAL OFFICE HOURS
David Newell, our Minister, will hold hour by appointment. For more info contact Dr. Newell at 410-708-3740 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a message at 410-778-3440.
UPDATE ON MUSIC!
The Music Committee is pleased to announce that, effective January, 2014, Ms. Joan Blume will be UUCR's piano accompanist two Sunday a month. The alternate Sundays we will continue to enjoy the music of our own Bill Lindsay. A special thanks to Bill for continuing to volunteer his musical talents and his time!
We are still looking to hire a part-time elementary school teacher! It is a fun job and a great way to connect with our UUCR youth. If you are interested or know someone that may be please write or call me.
Shannon Smulow, 720-840-6355, Shannon.Smulow@gmail.com
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LOTS OF HELPING HANDS WEBSITE:
See Linda Dutton or visit https://caringconnections.lotsahelpinghands.com/c/13819/
EXPERIENCE UU THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD There are several openings this coming year in Children’s Religious Education working with both the elementary and middle school groups. If you’ve ever wondered how to articulate what UU is all about, teaching children will give you the tools you need! We are lining up an exciting series of active and engaging curriculums including some from the new UUA “Tapestry of Faith” Lifespan Education series.
Note: All volunteers must adhere to UUCR’s Child Safety Policy, including consent to background checks.
Art at UUCR
The new artwork hanging in our sanctuary for the months of May thru August has been created by our middle school students, Maggie Ross and Paulina Panas. Please read more about the project in the Art Book located on the pulpit near the front door of our building. Thanks again to Nora Carey for sharing her beautiful floral paintings with us in March and April.
Please support our local artists and thank them for enriching our view of this community. Remember that a portion of the proceeds from artwork purchased through our UUCR art shows benefits our church.
Please remember to support UUCR through the purchase of Acme and Fresh and Greens grocery cards and Fair Trade food products from Equal Exchange. Check out these products on Sunday - look for them near the door to our wonderful new deck!
2013 UUCR DIRECTORIES AVAILABLE!
Every family is entitled to one free copy; duplicates may be purchased at $5 each. Please contact Margo, email@example.com, if you need one or more.