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2. Service Week 12/6/20

Sermon Title: Monumental Decisions

Join us on Sunday, December 6th at 11am as we are visited by Reverend Michael Carter
Much has been made of what America must do in order to make amends for her "original sin" of slavery. Part of any type of reconciliation is being able to admit when something has gone wrong or when something needs to be made right. James Baldwin once said that "not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." This Sunday, we will consider what the United States can learn from Germany regarding monuments here in this country celebrating White Supremacy and coming to grips with the legacy of slavery.

Reverend Michael J Carter is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. He moved to New York City in 1980 and lived there for 25 years, working as a professional actor before moving to Asheville with his family. Michael is an ordained Inter-faith minister and received his BA degree in Letters from the College of New Rochelle where he graduated cum laude. He received his Masters in Divinity Degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City (class of 2000). While serving various Unitarian Universalist congregations in New York, Michael was trained as an anti-racism trainer by the UUA and has been recognized by President Clinton for his efforts. Micahel is an adjunct professor at Western Carolina University as a diversity consultant and has worked with UNCA and carious businesses in the area to assist them in enhancing their anti-racism and diversity agendas. Michael served at Mission Health System as a chaplain and diversity officer. He has also been a columnist for the Asheville Citizen Times. Reverend Carter now serves as the minister for Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Swannanoa Valley, in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.

Speaker: Michael Carter

Service Leader: Mike Holland

Special Musician:

Media: Gene Brown and Mike Holland

Dec. 13 Sally Beth Shore
Dec. 20 Holiday Service - request a time slot here
Dec. 27 John Bloom-Ramirez

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I took notes this time!
Martha Tree is celebrating an emerging identity of  Cat Toy enthusiast, and the joy of welcoming a new kitten into her life.
Becky T is joyful for the Zoom Thanksgiving Dinner and the great conversation had therein.
Shalimar is joyful for a smooth surgery.
Bonnie G is joyful for socially responsible family interaction over the holiday.
Sandi E is expressing concern for her son in law that has contracted Covid-19. The Ericksons ask we keep him in our thoughts and prayers.
Lynn Roe -Dec 3rd!
Henry Horton - Dec 21!

Did we miss someone? Let us know! commschair@uufranklin.org

Sunday December 20th @ 6pm

A Hometown Holiday Gathering

via Zoom

Winter solstice has always been a time of celebration and community engagement. As we approach the longest nights of the year, cultures around the world celebrate with festivals of lights, love, and merry-making. You are cordially invited to an open mic holiday gathering with UU Franklin. Please come to a special evening service and share a story, poem, song, memory or smile with us. Click here to reserve your time with the Master of Ceremonies

A small UU congregation was lay led. They struggled along with guest speakers for Sunday services. After one church service, a little boy walked up and said to the speaker of the day, "When I grow up, I'm going to give you some money." "My Goodness," the speaker replied "That is very nice of you, but why would you do such a thing?" 
"Because my daddy says you're one of the poorest speakers we've ever had."
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Committee of Chairs meets TONIGHT 12/3 @ 5:30pm - please see your email or reach out to vicepresident@uufranklin.org for more information.
 - From Warren
How about some dancing to bring in the holiday season.

Did you enjoy the Back Cantata? Here is another full of Bach's counterpoint.
And to think, Back wrote such complex cantatas for a Sunday Service!!!
How about you? Would you like to share a link to your insirational music, art, drama, etc.?? Send it to Shalimar Anderson - commschair@uufranklin.org
A rich tapestry of ideas and Sunday Service offerings comes from a diverse pool of speakers - and we're always seeking new speakers for our special Sundays together. Please, if you know someone who might make a great speaker for some future Sunday, ask them to fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdVbFSSpwbAy8vLhaUUAQ9i5Be-AIiJqaA9i4dD6zNOZySFhA/viewform?usp=sf_link

We at UU Franklin LOVE our in-house musicians, but we're always welcoming of guest musicians to help ensure variety of sounds throughout the year. Please, if you know a talented musician and think they might like to join us some Sunday, ask them to fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1CRZwNzbOmVgHum306-7iGDQ1pYzHtHJvpbICBnYMXJ2i4w/viewform?usp=sf_link
Henry has landed in Hawai'i and is enjoying paradise alongside his son. We ask that a little love gets sent his way -- his Birthday is approaching (12/21) and a card or letter would be most welcome. Please send to:
Pahoa, Hawaii 96778
This amusing retelling of the Night Before Christmas from 1959 is dripping with Beat stylings and hep lingo - 
Satchmo delights with this classic from 1953 -

Get savvy to this boomin' boogie -

But my absolute fav (that's fit for print in the UU View anyway) is this gem from The Sonics (1965) - 

Let it be known - Shalimar LOVES The Sonics!