Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fayetteville

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UUFF Email – Week of July 20, 2014

July 17th, 2014 · News


1. Lunch Angels Serves Saturday, July 19 at 11 am- Meet at Wiggins Church!
2. Board Meeting open to all – Tuesday, July 22nd at 6:30 pm –proposed agenda
3. Upcoming 11 am Services
4. Religious Education Happenings- Camp UU Continues!
5. Nursery Services available 9:45 am – 12:15 pm. We are actively seeking teens for paid nursery positions!
6. UU Buddhist Fellowship Meditation, Sundays at 10 am in the Minister’s Study
7. Adult RE at 10 am Sundays
8. UUFF Book Group Meets Thursday, July 24th at 7 pm at the McShane Home
9. Office Hours
10. Calendar for Upcoming UUFF Meetings and Events
11. July 2014 Beacon Link

1. Lunch Angels Serves Saturday, July 19 at 11 am- Meet at Wiggins Church!
Lunch Angels will serve at Wiggins United Methodist Church on MLK Jr. Blvd. this Saturday, July 19th, meeting at 11 am. Please contact Janet Titus (jltitus2772@sbcglobal.net) or Gretchen Wilkes (gwilkes@farmcards.org) for details.

2. Board Meeting open to all – Tuesday, July 22nd at 6:30 pm –proposed agenda below
1. Call to Order
Reading: Marty Smith
2. Approval of Minutes
3. Notes of Appreciation
4. Reports
5. Business
•McNeil Property update
•Finance policies
•Review of President’s Convocation in Dallas

3. Upcoming 11 am Services
“What Feeds You?” with Marty Matlock, PhD, Professor in the UA’s Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Dr. Matlock has been named as the first executive director of the campus-wide office for sustainability at the University of Arkansas. He joined the University of Arkansas in 2001 from Texas A&M. His collaboration with the UA Community Design Center has resulted in more than 20 national and international sustainability design awards. Dr. Matlock is a member of the Cherokee Nation and serves as the chair of the Cherokee Nation Environmental Protection Commission. He will speak on his experience with Cherokee spirituality.

7/27: “When in Rome” – UUFF member and UA student of psychology Courtney Burnett will share her recent experiences studying abroad in Italy. Burnett, a non-traditional student and mother of four, was a 2014 recipient of the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. This award allows undergraduate students with high financial need the opportunity to study or participate in an internship abroad, develop valuable career and language skills, and prepare themselves for the global economy while serving as citizen ambassadors in their host country.

Aug. 3: Dr. Art Hobson will present: “IDEOLOGY AND THE HUMAN CONDITION.” This service will include a period for questions and answers.
Art Hobson PhD. is a Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Arkansas. He is the author of “Physics Concepts and Connections” a text book adopted at over 130 colleges and several high schools. His latest book “Tales of the Quantum” will be available in 2015. He has written numerous articles, given numerous talks and writes a tri-weekly column for the Northwest Arkansas Times.

4. Religious Education Happenings and Summer (Camp UU) Schedule!!
JULY 20:
We will learn what bullying is and how to respond if it happens to or around you. Led by school guidance counselor Stephanie Bentley.

JULY 27: All About Frogs with Susan Takigiku. Susan will show kids how frogs look, sound, and act, and will bring her own pet frog Carmen as a special guest!

Please follow link below for guide to weekly events, registration form, and permission form: http://fayettevilleunitarian.org/faith-development/children-and-youth/

5. 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! 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 .

6. UU Buddhist Fellowship Meditation is at 10 am Sunday in the Minister’s Study

7. Adult RE at 10 am on Sundays
Andrew Gaber will lead the group in discussion after watching Aaron Huey’s TED Talk on America’s native prisoners of war.

8. UUFF Book Group Meets Thursday, July 24th at 7 pm at the McShane Home
Book Group meets on the 4th Thursday of this month to discuss “Silent Spring,” by Rachel Carson- a non-fiction book for Earth Day. Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962. The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Carson’s passionate concern for the future of our planet reverberated powerfully throughout the world, and her eloquent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement. It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century. Please contact Earl (ujeeen@yahoo.com) or Nancy (nancy.mcshane@att.net) McShane for details and/or directions.

9. Office Hours
Monday: 1-4 pm
Tuesday/Wednesday: 12-3 pm
Thursday: 12-4 pm

10. Upcoming Meetings and Events
Sat. 7/19, 11 am, Lunch Angels Serves, Wiggins UMC
Tues. 7/22, 6:30 pm, Board Meeting, Sanctuary
Thurs. 7/24, 7 pm, Book Group Gathering, McShane Home

11. July 2014 Beacon is Online at http://fayettevilleunitarian.org/wp-content/uploads/July-2014-Beacon.pdf

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