The Needlers group is starting up again! The dates and times have changed but the idea is the same. If you do any type of needlework, come join us. If you want to learn, come join us. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, in the morning 10-11:30 am.
Because of the outstanding generosity of an anonymous donor from our Fellowship, we are able to sponsor FOUR Welcome Table events over the next few months. Please assist us in making these events successful by volunteering your time and/or brownie making skills. Set up starts around 5:30 p.m and volunteers are typically finished by approximately 7:30 p.m. A sign-up sheet will be on the Social Action Council (SAC) table in the foyer. We will need volunteers to set-up the hall, serve the food and clean up afterwards. We also need as many brownies as you can bake! Our Welcome Table sponsorship dates are:
Humanism with Heart is a discussion and service group that is guided by the principles of Humanism, a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, encourages us to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that are guided by reason, inspired by compassion, and informed by experience. Humanism and Unitarian Universalism (UU) share a long history, with several UU ministers having helped write the three iterations of the Humanist Manifesto.
September 1, 2014 (All day)
September 3, 2014 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
"Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves" is one of our Six Sources for Unitarian Universalism. Yet many of us cringe in discomfort, or complain, or even feel disenfranchised if we encounter a reference to a Bible verse or story. What causes that discomfort? Is there a way to handle the discomfort other than simply avoiding references to the Bible?
September 9, 2014 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
We invite you to the first meeting of Humanism with Heart. We will start by presenting and discussing the first paragraph of the Humanist Manifesto III. Then we will listen to and discuss excerpts of an interview with Chris Stedman, Executive Director of the Yale Humanist Community at Yale University. His book, Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious, advocates outreach to seek "common moral ground between theists and atheists", and proposes achieving that aim by expanding interfaith dialogue to include atheists. If you are interested in Humanism with Heart, please send your name, email address and preferred phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org to join our email list.
September 12, 2014 | 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Families of youth in grades 5-12 are asked to attend this potluck and Open House event. Please bring a family sized dish to share and join the RE Committee for a fun and filling social time/meal.