Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County

A welcoming congregation in the heart of Centre County

Saturday, May 23rd

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WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS SUNDAY?

 

Sunday Service, May 17, 10:00am

“Through Children’s Eyes”

Matthew Shineman, DLRE

Do you ever wonder what the children of UUFCC experience on Sunday mornings? Join us for our annual Religious Education Service as each class gives you a glimpse into their faith development. Stay for the Annual Meeting!


UUFCC Annual Meeting, May 17

Stay after Sunday services for our Annual Meeting, beginning at11:30am. Vote for your favorite First Sunday Plate Collection! Lunch will be offered for a modest fee by the Social Action committee from11 to 11:30 before the Annual Meeting. Proceeds will go to purchase water filters for the Mayan Indian families in Panajachel, Guatemala. Deb, Ken and Peg and the Mayan families will be installing these water filters.


Soulful Sundown, May 17, 7:00pm

“Five Wise Words from Judaism”

Worship Associate: Chas Brua

As a starting point for personal reflection and sharing, we will use brief readings from Rabbi Arthur Green’s book These Are the Words: A Vocabulary of Jewish Spiritual Life. We will consider how these teachings are reflected in our own lives, whatever our personal traditions might be.

 


WEEKLY NEWS AND EVENTS



   

Immediate Need  

There is a homeless man in his 40's who is being treated for prostate cancer, is having radiation treatments right now. He stayed with us in the shelter. He has excellent hygiene,  well spoken and needs shelter. Would anyone offer him a room and access to a bathroom temporarily? He's not incapacitated. If interested,  call me at 814.883.6734. ~ Peg


Fellowship Office Summer Hours

Through Labor Day Weekend, the Fellowship Office will be openTuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from 8am - 2pm (closed Mondays and Fridays).

 

Mindfulness Meditation - EVERY MONDAY EVENING!

We meet every Monday evening, 6:30-8:30pm, in Rm B of the Fellowship. Join us and find out how to realize true inner peace and serenity. Mindfulness meditation is a secular form of meditation that has its roots in Vipassana - the oldest form of meditation the Buddha taught over 2,500 years ago. Please contact Shashi Ray atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 814-441-4049 for more information. Non-faith based. No experience necessary. Everyone is welcome!

 

Second Wednesday Potluck and Game Night TONIGHT! (May 13)

Join us at 6:00pm in Fellowship Hall. This is an opportunity to meet with others and talk about your interests. Please bring a dish to share, and plan to stay afterward to play games with other adults and teens.


Amigos UUnidos, May 14

Interested in learning Spanish?  Come to Amigos UUnidos at 7pmin Fellowship Halln! We will continue with the Destinos story plus conversation, exercises, songs and more.

More info: Betsy & Chuck Berry <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>


Order from Amazon?

Remember to use Amazon Smile (www.smile.amazon.com) and choose UUFCC as the benefiting organization. It's easy...just use your regular email address and Amazon password, and we receive a percentage of the proceeds!

 

Eclectic Readers, May 14

All are invited to participate in an informal discussion of books, newspaper or magazine articles, poetry or anything else you have read recently. Come just to listen or to join the conversation. Our meeting date is the second Thursday of each month. Please telephone Marlee Erwin 234-0897 or Reinhard Graetzer 238-5239 for additional information.


Next Newsletter Deadline May 15

Please note that both June and July articles should be submitted toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Weatherization First Spring Fundraiser, May 16

10 am to 2 pm at Ace Hardware on South Atherton Street

Our labor is voluntary, but we need supplies after this hard winter.  Come to Ace Hardware on May 16 and as you buy your own spring supplies, you can also help us in several ways:

 

1.  Purchase a weatherization item from the display inside and give it to us.

2.  Buy a gift card from ACE that we can use later.

3.  Give us cash or a check made out to PA Interfaith Power & Light (with Weatherization First on memo line).  Checks may be mailed to PA IPL, 2100 C East College Ave., State College, PA 16801

4.  Donate online at www.paipl.org.  Designate donation for Weatherization First.   

Thank you!



UUFCC Annual Meeting, May 17

Stay after Sunday services for our Annual Meeting, beginning at11:30am. Vote for your favorite First Sunday Plate Collection!



Passage Meditation, May 20

Join us in Rm 6 at 7:00p.m. We are a group who share a commitment to the practice of passage meditation and the allied disciplines described in Eknath Easwaran’s books. The format generally follows this outline: 40 minutes of discussion; 20 minutes of inspiration; 30 minutes of meditation. Contact:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Fellowship Supper, May 20

The Fellowship Supper will be held on Wednesday, May 20 at 6PM in the Fellowship Hall.  The main dish will be provided - please bring  sides/desserts if you can, but don't worry if you can't - there will be PLENTY of food. We'll celebrate May birthdays with cake and a song. ALL, newest to oldest are welcome! Hope to see you there!



Memoir Group, May 21, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The UUFCC Memoir Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month in Room 6 at the Fellowship, unless otherwise notified. If you are interested in writing and sharing your memoirs, this is the place for you! We try to limit the length of our memoirs to about two single-spaced pages, to give everyone a chance to participate. Subjects vary widely; they usually concern either your own life or something or someone who has touched your life in some way. Questions? Contact Betty Traverse (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 231-3306).



Music Director Wanted!

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County is seeking a Music Director, quarter-time (13.5hr/wk for 10 months/year), starting August 2015. The Music Director will develop a diverse and stimulating music program and provide professional leadership for the choirs and other musical activities of the congregation, being sensitive to UU principles and values. Duties include planning and overseeing music for all worship services from September to mid-June, rehearsing and conducting the adult choir and the jazz band, developing and leading children’s music programs, scheduling special music, as well as fulfilling administrative duties. Candidates should be competent in choral and band conducting, have vocal experience and exhibit good administrative, communication, and interpersonal skills.  Piano or other instrument strongly preferred. The music director must be willing to work with the minister and staff as well as volunteers in service preparations and other church activities. Salary range within UUA recommended guidelines. Submit your applications BY MAY 22 to:

Music Director Search Committee

UUFCC

780 Waupelani Drive Extension

State College, PA 16801

or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Fourth Wednesday Game Night, May 27

Join us at 6pm in Fellowship Hall. Bring snacks to share!



Pasta Dinner, May 29

Sponsored by the Delta Program. Join us from 5:00pm - 8:30pm in Fellowship Hall for unlimited pasta, silent auction and live entertainment! Adults $10, Seniors $7, Under 12 $5, Under 3 Free!



UPCOMING SERVICES



Sunday Service, May 24, 10:00am

“How Will We Be Remembered?”

Rev. Mark Hayes

If our concept of immortality involves our living on in people’s memories, we might consider what legacy those memories will define for our lives.



Sunday Service, May 31, 10:00am

Annual Spring Celebration Concert

Wesley McCall, Music Director

Contact Us

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County
780 Waupelani Drive Extension
State College, PA 16801
(814) 237-7605

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