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UUFF Happenings this Sunday, November 2nd…and More!

October 30th, 2014 · News

THIS SUNDAY, November 2nd…. Reminder that Daylight Savings Time Ends this Sunday. “Fall back” and sleep in an extra hour.

11 am Service: “Dia de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead)
The “Day of the Dead” is an evolving version of humanity’s rituals around death and grief. It has changed as it is incorporated into the various cultures of the world and these United States. We will explore diverse music and thought around death and grief in the U.S. and share an Ofrenda (altar of remembrance) to fill with pictures, food, and memorabilia to honor and remember our loved ones who have left us. Please include your beloved pets, and even tokens of loss around transitions in your life. You may name out-loud who you are remembering and a short description, or leave it in silence. After let’s have coffee and share stories.
Lead – Rev. Jim Parrish

Nursery Services available 9:45 am – 12:15 pm: As teens have a tendency to grow up and move on, we are now actively seeking teens for paid nursery positions! If you know a high school student who likes kids, needs a little extra money, and would like to add to their resume, send them to Rose Netherland or Marty Smith! We are seeking responsible teens for the nursery during church hours on a regular, rotational basis. The hours include Sundays 9:45 to 12:15 and occasional extra hours for special events. For more information please contact our Nursery Coordinator, Rose Netherland, at (479) 442-9283 or at lowlandflower@gmail.com .

Religious Education (RE), 10 -10:45 am, for Children, Youth, and Adults:
• Children (ages 5-12): RE classes are held on Sundays at 10 am downstairs.

• yUUth (ages 13-19): Please come and join us for YUUTH group in the annex across Storer Street. All teens are welcomed to explore their spiritual identity as well as taking action in social justice issues of your choice. We are a safe place that celebrates individuality. We encourage you to make this group yours for your voice is needed to shape our UUFF community.

• Adults: Discussion in Sanctuary- Theresa Parrish will lead a discussion on Atheism and Agnosticism . The UU Meditation Group WILL NOT MEET THIS SUNDAY.

**ALSO- On Saturday, November 1st at 4 pm, Druidic Samhain Ritual and Ancestor Remembrance (and potluck!) All are Welcome! Bring a memento or picture of an ancestor to share. Lead – Tressa Disney/Ozarks Druids ProtoGrove ADF


1. Minister and Administrator Weekday Schedules
2. Marilyn Yoder Update
3. Women’s Wisdom Circle will be hosting a Finger Food Brunch for Theresa Parrish on November 8th at 10 am at the home of Susan Schroeder.
4. UPDATE: Board Meetings will now be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm (was each 4th Thursday). Next meeting on 11/18. All are welcome to attend!
5. Greeter Sign-Up
6. Mini-calendar of upcoming meetings and events
7. NEW November 2014 Beacon link
a. Buddhist Teacher, Geshe Dakpa Topygyal – Events November 7-9
b. Roy Zimmerman concert HERE at UUFF on Nov. 14th at 7:30 pm

1. Minister and Administrator Weekday Schedules
Minister’s (Rev. Jim) Schedule:
I tend to be in the office Tuesday through Thursday from 10am to 2pm; however, please call first to make sure I haven’t been called away or have another appointment. Appointments are best! Either let the office know, call my Minister’s Cell: 479-439-1415, or email me at revjim@fayettevilleunitarian.org . I want to meet with you! Except Mondays… Mondays are my day off! Exceptions for emergencies of course.

Planned days out of the office for end of Oct and through November, 2014:
There is an Arkansas Cluster UU Training in Hot Springs, AR, the 31st of October and 1st of November that several UUFF members and I will be attending. Also in November I have a SWUUMA (UU Minister’s) Cluster meeting Thursday the 20th that will take me to Tulsa, OK, and I will be traveling to Chicago the 14th-18th to attend the Wedding of two colleagues (yep, both UU ministers), and the Ordination of one (Big Weekend!) as well as visiting family.

Monday: 1-4 pm
Tuesday/Wednesday: 12-3 pm
Thursday: 12-4 pm

2. Marilyn Yoder Update
Marilyn has moved to Walnut Grove Nursing Home in Springdale (on Don Tyson Parkway). She is in room 413 and would love to have visitors!

3. Women’s Wisdom Circle will be hosting a Finger Food Brunch for Theresa Parrish on November 8th at 10 am at the home of Susan Schroeder. (2700 Rosewood Drive / Fayetteville, AR / 72703. Directions are easy to find in google maps. If you have any questions please contact Susan at shs49@cox.net or 479-521-2644.). If you identify as a woman and wish to attend and have NOT received an evite, please contact Carol Tarvin to RSVP: caroltarvin@gmail.com

4. Board Meetings will now be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm (was every 4th Thursday). The next meeting will be on November 18th. All are welcome to attend!

5. Greeter Sign-Up
What does it mean to be a welcoming community? One thing is to greet those who come on Sunday morning with a warm smile, a hardy handshake and a friendly reminder to wear their nametag…. We would like to have three greeters each Sunday. One to be aware of visitors, another to be sure everyone gets an order of service and a third for backup and to direct folks to the sanctuary, RE or bathrooms.

It takes a village to make warmth and welcoming a reality every Sunday morning and YOU CAN HELP! Below is a link to an online sign- up sheet. Please take a moment to put your name down for one or two Sundays.


You will receive a reminder a few days before your shift with a list of greeter duties to help orient you. Most Sundays will have a lead greeter from the Membership Committee to help make this important task fun and anxiety free!

We appreciate your volunteer spirit! The Membership Committee

6. Upcoming Meetings and Events
Sat. 11/1, 10 am, Women’s Wisdom Circle, Sanctuary
Sat. 11/1, 4 pm, Samhain Ritual Celebration-hosted by Ozark Druids, Sanctuary
Wed. 11/5, 6:30 pm, Music Committee Meeting, UUFF
Sat. 11/8, 10 am, WWC Hosts Finger Food Brunch for Theresa Parrish, Schroeder’s
Sat. 11/8, 1 pm, Full Circle Adoption Support Group Meeting, Sanctuary

7. The NEW NOVEMBER 2014 Beacon is Online at http://fayettevilleunitarian.org/wp-content/uploads/November-2014-Beacon.pdf

A. Buddhist Teacher, Geshe Dakpa Topygyal – Events November 7-9

• Friday, Nov. 7th, 6-8 pm at the UU Church in Tahlequah, OK : Geshe Topygyal talks on “Buddhist Meditation”. Book signing follows talk. Free to public. Call (479) 601-4519 for more information.
• Saturday, Nov. 8th, 3-5 pm at the UU Church in Eureka Springs: Geshe Topygyal presents “Two Subtle Realities.” Book signing and potluck follow. Call (479) 244-6419 for more information.
• Sunday, Nov. 9, 10am-5pm, Land of Infinite Bliss Retreat Center (just off route 295 near Crosses, AR): One day retreat on Death and Dying. Visit www.artibet.com or call (479) 601-4519. Vegetarian potluck lunch included. Suggested $25 donation.

Funny Songs about Peace and Justice to support UUFF’s social justice initiatives
Friday, November 14 at 7:30pm in the Sanctuary (Doors open at 7pm)
$15 / person or Pay What You Can
Tickets at http://uuffbluedot.bpt.me or at the door

Roy Zimmerman tours constantly, taking his funny songs about fracking, creationism, marijuana laws, government shutdown, same-sex marriage, guns, taxes and abstinence across the country, often playing in some of the least Progressive places in America for the most Progressive people there – the “Blue Dots” he calls them.

In thirteen albums over twenty years, Roy Zimmerman has brought the sting of satire to the struggle for Peace and Social Justice. His songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. Zimmerman’s YouTube videos have amassed over seven million views. He’s been profiled on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and he’s a featured blogger for the Huffington Post. The world is full of funny songs, but Zimmerman’s hilarious, rhyme-intensive originals are also incisive calls to action, smart, savvy and undeniable.

Discover Roy at https://www.youtube.com/user/RoyZimmerman

Proceeds from this concert will benefit UUFF’s Social Justice initiatives.

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