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Sunday Service, Apr 26, 10:00am
“Forgiveness without Closure”
Rev. Mark Hayes
It’s one thing to forgive behavior that is in the past, that can truly be put behind you. But what about ongoing situations that cannot simply be escaped or let go of?
WEEKLY NEWS AND EVENTS
2015 Pledge Campaign: March 22-April 30
Thriving Together: Connection, Commitment, Community
Stretch Goal: $315,000
Amount pledged and raised by challenges so far: $236,898
Overall Participation: 46%
One more week and $78,000 to go.
Fourth Wednesday Game Night - TONIGHT! (April 22)
Join us in Fellowship Hall at 6:00pm. Bring snacks to share!
Prison Society Looking for Games
The local chapter of the Pennsylvania Prison Society is looking for games and puzzles for inmates at the County Jail (Centre County Correctional Facility). If you would like to make a donation, please put your gently used games or puzzles in the box in the lobby. Thank you!
As many of you may know, Helen Volz is seriously ill with cancer and had a heart attack last week. She is currently at Hershey Medical Center. Friends and family have started a fundraising campaign to help the Volz's with expenses that insurances do not cover -- transportation, special nutritional needs, and more. The campaign is through GiveForward.com. Helen was previously very active at the UU; among other things she was Board President, a member of the Sunday Services committee, and soprano in the choir. And she is a wonderful friend. So, we hope you will be able to help her now. To make a contribution, please go to: www.GiveForward.com At the top of the web page, type "Helen Volz" in the "Find a Fundraiser" box. If you have any questions, please let me know. Apologies to those who receive this email twice. As Helen would say --- Peace, Virginia Hubbs.
Mindfulness Meditation - EVERY MONDAY EVENING!
Order from Amazon - Help the UUFCC!
If you order from Amazon, please remember to use Amazon Smile (https://smile.amazon.com/) and select 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!
Passage Meditation, April 29
A group who share a commitment to the practice of passage meditation and the allied disciplines described in Eknath Easwaran’s books. We meet at 7pm in Rm 6 on the first, third, and fifth Wednesdays of each month.
Movie Night, April 29
Join us in Rm B as the Caring Committee presents a showing of the movie “Call Me Crazy,” with discussion to follow. This anthology of five short stories shows the impact and stigma of mental illness. This film has been the recipient of many awards since its release in 2013.
Fifth Wednesday Game Night, April 29
Train Games! Do you know any of the following board games?: Trans America, Ticket to Ride, Union Pacific, Railways of the World, Age of Steam, Russian Railroads. If not, don't worry ... some are quick to learn and play and we love teaching Newbies. If you like trains, this is a great opportunity to learn about the world of modern "Euro-games" that opened up in the past several years. Come any time after 6:00 on Wednesday, April 29, in Fellowship Hall. Perhaps the Reading, Short Line, B&O, and Pennsylvania would even let Monopoly qualify as a "train game" but such old-time too-long attack-and-eliminate-your-friends games are not the type we normally play.
Spring Follies and Musicale, May 2
1st Sunday Plate Collection, May 3
The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office
The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office promotes the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all, as reflected in the United Nations Charter. Through targeted education, advocacy and outreach, we engage Unitarian Universalists in support of international cooperation and the work of the United Nations. Many Unitarians and Universalists participated in the founding of the United Nations and this important work continues today. We maintain an office at the UN and provide research and input on Human Rights issues around the world. Every Child is Our Child focuses on children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS and works toward universal primary education, fighting HIV/AIDS, reducing hunger and poverty, and promoting gender equality. This effort is guided by our partnership with the Queen Mothers Association in the Manya Krobo region of Eastern Ghana. Corry Sullivan and Andrew Mickle will speak.
Getting to Know UU, May 3
Memoir Group, May 7 & 21, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
UUFCC Annual Meeting, May 17
Sunday Service, May 3, 10:00am
“Deeds, Not Creeds”
Rev. Mark Hayes
Unitarian Universalism takes a non-creedal approach to religion. That means that what you believe is less important than how you live.
Soulful Sundown, May 3, 7:00pm
“Celebration of Light”
Worship Associates: Virginia Hubbs and Janis Jones
Early May ushers in the light half of the year in many earth-based cultures, where May was the time of planting seeds and new growth appeared in perennial plants. This year, our long, dark, cold winter makes light’s return a special reason to celebrate, and we will do so with both serious and “light-hearted” sharings, music, individual reflection, and more.
Sunday Service, May 10, 10:00am
“This I Believe”
Rev. Mark Hayes
How you live may be more important than what you believe. Nevertheless, Religious Education pioneer Sophia Lyon Fahs writes that “It matters what we believe.” But more important than “What do UUs believe?” is the question “What do you believe?”
Sunday Service, May 17, 10:00am
[RE Service: Matthew Shineman, DLRE]
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.
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
[Music Service: Wesley McCall]
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