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UUFF Email – Week of April 27, 2014

April 24th, 2014 · News

**IN THIS ISSUE**

1. Candidate for Settled Minister will be in Fayetteville, April 27 to May 4
2. UUFF Spring Work Day: Saturday, May 3rd from 8-11:50 am!
3. Upcoming 11 am Services
4. Religious Education Happenings
5. Nursery Services – Caregivers needed
6. UU Buddhist Fellowship Meditation, 10 am Sundays-held in ANNEX 4/27 & 5/4
7. Adult RE at 10 am Sundays
8. Seven Hills Coupon Program Expands
9. Auction Item Spots Still Available
10. Office Hours
11. Calendar for Upcoming UUFF Meetings and Events
12. SAVE THE DATE- UU Regional Picnic-May 11th
13. April 2014 Beacon Link
14. Outside Events and Opportunities
A. 3rd Annual Cesar Chavez Commemoration Dinner coming up- May 2nd

1. Candidate for Settled Minister will be in Fayetteville, April 27 to May 4.
The Reverend James N. Parrish, our candidate for settled minister, will preach Sunday, April 27 and Sunday, May 4 at UUFF. Following the service on April 27, we will have a potluck lunch for all members and friends of the Fellowship. Let’s pack the place!

During the week, the members of the congregation will have plenty of opportunities to become acquainted with Rev. Parrish and his wife Theresa.

On May 4, Rev. Parrish will give his second sermon, which will be followed by a Congregational Meeting. All members are urged to attend. ** Please note: All UUFF members should receive a mailing regarding this meeting by Monday, 4/28. If you have not received said mailing by then, please contact Fawn at uuff@sbcglobal.net Also, if you are a member who cannot attend but wishes to cast your vote, proxy forms are available at http://fayettevilleunitarian.org/wp-content/uploads/PROXY-form-basic.pdf or on visitor table in UUFF lobby. THANK YOU!

2. UUFF Spring Work Day: Saturday, May 3rd from 8-11:50 am!
Spring Work Day is May 3rd from 8 to 11:50 am on Saturday morning. Please come and help. Winter was tough and clean-up is needed! Contact: John King jwking@uark.edu or 799-9559. Thank you.

3. Upcoming Services
4/27:
The Laity and Ministry of Unitarian Universalism: Why Would Anyone Think UU Ministry is a Good Idea? Rev. Jim Parrish

Our early UU history comes out of the Protestant Reformation and the Enlightenment. There was a great shift in the relationship between the laity and ministry in those times, one that continues to evolve. In our liberal religion, we sometimes struggle to balance authority and tradition (a polite way to say there can be tension). Let’s reflect on where we came from, explore the ideas, responsibilities and realities of UU Laity and Ministry, and see how one might come to Ministry in this edgy religion of ours.

4. Religious Education Happenings this Sunday, 4/27
On Sunday, the children will go to their regular classes at the 10 am hour. During the 11 am service, our own Teresa Honey Youngblood will present our Time For All Ages. Teresa will use the Wonder Box in a discussion about how we can better treat each other like holy treasures.”

5. Nursery Services available 9:45 am – 12:15 pm
Do you know a high school student who likes kids, needs a little extra money, and would like to add to their resume? 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, Sundays at 10 am: will be held in the far side of the Annex on 4/27 and 5/4.

7. Adult RE at 10 am on Sundays
Join us as we talk about “isms”. This series will explore various forms of implicit and explicit discrimination including:
4/27 Rankism (abuse of power based on social or corporate position)
5/4 Religious Fundamentalism
5/11 Feminism

8. Seven Hills Coupon Program Expands
You may be contributing to our Seven Hills toiletries collection now. Or perhaps you keep meaning to shop, but forget. To make our efforts provide even greater benefit, we will be adding another option. You can now donate coupons and cash toward toiletry purchases. Please don’t stop bringing the much needed items that you are currently contributing. This is just another way to make it easier for you to participate.

Just bring coupons from your Sunday paper to the Fellowship and place them in the green bag located on the Seven Hills basket near the foyer.
Next add some money, if possible, to the “kitty”. We plan to shop weekly if we have enough ongoing contributions of money.

We’ll keep you informed about our progress. If you have questions, suggestions, or would like to be a “coupon elf”, contact Brooke Eldredge or Amanda Bancroft.

9. Reminder-Auction Item Spots Still Available
Tres de Mayo party (May 3) and Pool Party & Picnic in Bella Vista (June 21).
Please see Carol Olson colson@nwacc.edu for information and sign-up sheets in the Foyer for details.

10. Office Hours
Mon: 1-4 pm
Tues/Wed: 12-3 pm
Thurs: 12-4 pm

11. Upcoming Meetings and Events
4/27-5/4, “Minister Candidating” Week! UUFF
4/27, 12:15 pm, UUFF Congregation-Wide Potluck, Sanctuary
Sat. 5/3, 8am-12pm, Spring Clean-Up Day, UUFF Building/Grounds
Sat. 5/3, 10 am, Women’s Wisdom Circle Mtg, Sanctuary
Sun. 5/4, 12 pm, Congregational Meeting for Members, Sanctuary

12. SAVE THE DATE: UU Regional Picnic, May 11th!
Please follow this link to see a flyer for this fun upcoming event: http://fayettevilleunitarian.org/wp-content/uploads/uu-regional-picnic-may-11-2014-1.pdf

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

14. OUTSIDE EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
A.3rd Annual Cesar Chavez Commemoration Dinner, May 2nd

The Northwest Arkansas Workers’ Justice Center invites you to join us for the
3rd Annual Cesar Chavez Commemoration Dinner- “A Common Man, Uncommon Vision: Lessons for Labor, Congregations and Communities”

Friday, May 2nd, 2014
6:00pm-8:30pm
Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church
224 NE Ave Fayetteville, AR 72701

Honoring the life and legacy of civil rights activist and labor organizer, Cesar Chavez
Go to www.nwawjc.org for more information and to reserve your seat at this very special event!

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