Sunday, Sept.7, 10:00 AM “Homecoming Service: Water as a Human Right,” Leah Purcell, Rev. Trumbore & Matt Edwards|
Old stories tell us that every body of water, stream, lake, and pond has a water spirit of its own. Through spoken word, music, song and our traditional Water Gathering Ceremony, we will honor the preciousness of universal access to water and celebrate the fall re-gathering of our community. Whether from far away or close to home, be sure to bring a small amount of water from your summer adventures.
Sunday, Sept. 14, 11:45 AM Forum: How goes our solar? How much energy have we made and how much money have we saved? An update us on FUUSA’s solar array–and other UUs will talk about their personal experience with solar. Sponsored by Green Sanctuary Committee.
Sunday, Sept. 21: People’s Climate March in NYC Now is the time to demonstrate support for climate initiatives. Sign up for a seat on the bus at the SRC table on Sunday.
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Aug. 19, 7:00 PM–Wellspring–Foundation informational meeting
FOCUS School Supplies Collection:
Sept. 7, 10:00 AM–Homecoming Sunday, followed by lunch
–Bring water (real or virtual) gathered during your summer (at home or away) to symbolize the regathering of our community.
–Send a couple photos of your summer for inclusion in the slideshow to email@example.com by Aug. 25.
–Plan on lunch after the service! Everyone is invited to a light lunch in Channing hall right after the service. Sandwiches and beverages will be provided. Please bring a “finger food” to share.
Sept. 14, 11:30 AM: FUUSA Picnic, Washington Park Playground
Oct. 17-19, 2014: UU Weekend at Silver Bay
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Donate school supplies for the FOCUS backpacks–there is a collection box in the FUUSA coatroom.
Complete details on all classes can be found here.
Small Group Ministry
These groups meet twice a month using a topic selected by the group as a starting place for conversation. These groups are focused on sharing personal experiences, questions and insights connected with the topic chosen by the group. If you are looking for community, this is a good way to find it. Rev. Sam Trumbore coordinates these groups.
Much like Small Group Ministry, Meaning Matters also focuses on sharing personal experiences, questions and insights. The difference is the topic is connected with the Sunday services theme for the month. The groups use a monthly packet of material including links to articles, videos, books and movies on the theme that can be used in preparation for the meeting. The meetings are more directed toward exploring the theme as a source for seeking truth and deeper meaning. Groups meets once a month. Rev. Sam Trumbore coordinates these groups.
Multiple groups for both Small Group Ministry (SGM) and Meaning Matters will be created based on the participants’ time availability. To do this we need to know all the times you might be available to participate. Please fill out the form here.
This program requires a 10 month commitment (September – June) to meet twice a month to go through a specific curriculum that is designed to promote personal growth and development. There will be specific reading requirements before meetings. Also, participants must agree to develop a daily spiritual practice and work monthly with a spiritual advisor.
Foundation, the introductory Wellspring program, provides a rich spiritual deepening experience. The curriculum guides participants through an exploration of the historical roots of our faith, our philosophical influences such as Transcendentalism, Buddhism and Humanism, and what our UU faith tells us about human nature and what we are called to do in the world. Meets first and third Tuesdays, Sept. 16 through June.
Faithful Action is open to folks who have completed the introductory course Classes will meet on second and fourth Tuesdays, from Sept. 9 thru June, from 7-9 pm.
If you are interested in the Faithful Action course, please contact facilitator Dave Munro at email@example.com.