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WEEKLY NEWS & EVENTS
1. Sunday Service, Apr 28, 10:00am
Rev. Mark Hayes
As we know, peace is much more than a simple absence of war. A first step is to embody peace in our own being. What is the connection between personal, inner peace and peace on Earth? Music by The Adult Choir and RE Singers.
2. Inner Transition Discussion Group, Apr 28
Join Bob Flatley and Kelle Kersten to discuss forming a group at UU that will meet regularly to explore and support the inner dimension of creating a sustainable and just world. We plan to use Carolyn Baker's book “Navigating the Coming Chaos: A Handbook for InnerTransition” to focus the meetings. We will meet in Rm 6 at 11:30am
3. RE Parenting Class, Apr 28
This discussion class for parents meets at 11:30am in Rm 2. Childcare is provided. The class is discussing the book Chaos, Wonder, and the Spiritual Adventure of Parenting. Please read pages 186-210.
4. Interfaith Picnic, Apr 28
Interfaith Initiative Centre County is holding its annual spring picnic this Sunday, 12:30-3:30pm, at Sunset Park (Pavilion 1). Please bring a dish to share. All are welcome!
5. Young Artists Concert Series Presents NVS Youth Flute Choir, Apr28 at 3:30pm
We are looking forward to the second concert in our new Young Artists Concert Series and are happy to announce that the NVS Youth Flute Choir will perform this Sunday at the UUFCC. They will support Centre Volunteers in Medicine. The Nittany Valley Symphony Youth Flute Choir, directed by flute section member Agatha Wang, allows students to explore music written for groups of flutists in a friendly, challenging, and educational atmosphere. Flute students rarely have opportunities to explore the variety of sounds their instrument can make, or the possibilities of its various sizes -- from piccolo to bass flute. But in fact, there is a large body of literature written for flute ensembles, from small chamber pieces to large choir pieces. New music is always being written for flute choir, so that there are always new interesting and challenging compositions to explore. Come out and bring your friends this Sunday at the UUFCC.
WEEKLY NEWS & EVENTS
MANY WORKERS NEEDED THIS SATURDAY!
Painters still needed at the Fellowship this Saturday, Apr 27, 9am to noon.
6. Note from a Worried President
So far we have $225,000 pledged in our Annual Budget Drive for the next fiscal year, which is about $25,000 short of balancing our bare-bones budget. We usually receive about 170 pledges; this year so far 145 people have made a pledge during the drive, which we were hoping would finish by March 31. If you’ve made your pledge, thank you very much. If you are still planning on making a pledge, please make it soon. It will help us all to know what we have to work with for support of next year’s programs and activities. Worriedly, Darlene Weener
7. Administrative Professionals Day, Apr 24
Be sure to thank your receptionist, secretary, or other administrative professional for a job well done today!
4th Wednesday Game Night TONIGHT! (Apr 24)
Join us from 6-11pm. Bring snacks to share!
9. TGIF, Apr 26
A time to celebrate the end of the week in an informal setting. Make a donation to cover the cost of what you eat and drink *non-alcoholic drinks, or wine and beer) the good fun and friendship are free! This week, join us at the home of John & Valerie Nisbet, 500 E. Marylyn Ave., Apt K-162 (new bldg), 359-9136. If you would like to volunteer to host a TGIF, at your home or at the Fellowship, please call Betty Herron at 234-3244.
10. CLASSROOM KEY MISSING
If you borrowed the classroom key that normally hangs on hook just inside the Fellowship Office, please return it as soon as possible!
11. oUt and aboUt, Apr 27
12. RE Singers Rehearsal in Room 3!
13. Vegetarian Pot Luck, May 1
Join us at 6pm in the Social Room (5:30 to help set up). Bring a vegetarian or vegan dish to share! All are welcome! Come early to help set up, or stay late to help clean up. This pot luck is for anyone who enjoys good food and conversation!
14. Getting to Know UU, May 5
15. ANNUAL MEETING, May 19, 11:45-1:00
Please come to our Annual Meeting on May 19 after the service in the Sanctuary. (Well, after the lunch after the service!) It promises to be anything but a boring old meeting--we’ll celebrate this past year and get ready for the upcoming year! It’s a good opportunity to find out who makes things happen at the Fellowship and to show our appreciation.
16. Key Found
If you lost a Subaru key, please contact the Fellowship Office (237-7605).
17. Building Progress
Everything is moving along as scheduled; anticipated completion and availability of new space for rental is June 1.
Please join us for June UU OUt & AboUt
Please join us on Saturday, June 15, 7 – 8:30 p.m. for the Palmer Museum’s Art After Hours free concert and free PSU Creamery ice cream. http://www.palmermuseum.psu.edu/events.html
The Fellowship Relations Committee has begun to meet regularly after several inactive years. The purpose of the committee is to serve as a resource for making the Fellowship a more loving and accepting place. The committee members are Helen Dempsey, Margaret Blizard, Manfred Keume, Caitlin Sager, Ralph Seeley, and Barb Seibel, with Rev. Mark Hayes and Jean Wiant, CRE, DLRE as ex officio members.
The committee seeks to create an environment in which the possibilities for reconciliation are increased and in which we are invited into new ways of relating to each other. The committee will provide opportunities to enhance communication and conflict management skills; empower people to manage their own conflicts; mediate conflicts between people; serve as process observers and facilitators for UUFCC committees; and arrange for outside intervention if needed. Conflict, if properly managed, can be an opportunity for change and growth
We need UUs!! Help is especially needed for Building and Grounds projects due to the building expansion efforts that are ongoing at the fellowship. If you are up for building some sweat equity and good karma by helping out at the UUFCC, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information on the latest volunteer opportunities.