UU View Archive

5. Service Week 12/27/2020

Sunday Service Information

Story for All Ages

Join us on Sunday, December 27th at 11am

Hope, in these times, is perhaps the only thing we have. How can we strengthen our sense of hopefulness, and from where can we draw inspiration?

Erik Halseth is a seminarian studying remotely in the MDiv program at Starr King School for the Ministry and living in Southern California. He comes from a long line of religious activists and rablerousers. Busy with raising his young son, he occasionally gets a moment to jot down a poem here or there. While studying long ago in the Writing and Literature program at UC Santa Barbara’s College of Creative Studies, he swore he’d never be a poet.

Speaker: Erik Halseth 

Musicians: Sarah Harkins 

Service Leader: Mike Holland

Media: Gene Brown and Mike Holland

Future Speakers

Jan. 3 - John Snodgrass
Jan. - 10th Ann Bokma
oining Us on Sunday

GREAT NEWS regarding Joining the Sunday Service Broadcast:

This is a recurring meeting every Sunday!

Sign in as early as 10:30 and services begin at 11:00 followed by a coffee hour post service.


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Joys and Concerns will be conveyed by Mike
Virtual Coffee Hour not available with Facebook
ecember Birthdays
Lynn Roe -Dec 3!
Charlie Brown - Dec 11!
Henry Horton - Dec 21!
unday Interest Forms
Our Sunday service thrives when we welcome diverse speakers and musicians. In order to keep our lineup fresh, we need you to reach out to orators and musicians alike. If you know someone who might be a great fit, please send them the appropriate form - 

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ontemplative Dialog this Sunday @9:30

Contemplative Dialog

Sunday Dec 27th - 9:30-10:30am

There will be another zoom Contemplative Dialog session this Sunday from 9:30-10:30am.  

Please join:

By Computer: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84881749253?pwd=L3MwUVE2aHJPUUhvOTdaNkdxaERJZz09

Phone: 312 626 6799

Meeting ID: 848 8174 9253

Passcode: 579256

 This program is open to all and we hope you can join us.  Bring a friend.  No reservations necessary.  828 524-3691.

ometown Holiday Gathering REVISITED!

Several Folks have asked to re-watch some of the performances from our special holiday service. Here are some of those in case you missed it...

Sandi Erickson in For the Long Night



And the original by Dane Zane



Missing a performance you'd like to see again? email commschair@uufranklin.org

Game Night Saturday, December 26th, 6:30pm

 We will be having another game night starting at 6:30pm, but if you want to join us for dinner tune in at 6:00pm.


 Phone: 312 626 6799

Meeting ID: 848 8174 9253

Passcode: 579256

 For more information 828 524-3691

Christmas Jokes and Listening (from Warren)

“Lessons from A Christmas Tree” ~ Jane Lee Logan
  1. Be a light in the darkness.
  2. We all fall over sometimes.
  3. You can never wear too much glitter.
  4. Bring joy to others.
  5. Sparkle and twinkle as much as possible.
  6. It is okay to be a little tilted.

I hinted to my wife that I missed all those wonderful sugary Christmas baked goods.
This week she responded by buying the pecan sandies made with sugar instead of sugarfree. 
Oh well ...

Santa's helpers do not like to be called subordinate clauses.  

Christmas is on the twenty-fifth day of December (Dec.).  Twenty-five is represented in our decimal (Dec.) system by 25 (2x10+5=25).  If twenty-five were written in the Octal (Oct.) system, it would be written 31. (3x8+1=31); therefore: Dec. 25 = Oct. 31
OK.  Have your grandchild explain it to you.  lol

End of Jokes 

My listening suggestion for the UU View this week...

Instead of recommending a single work/performance, here are suggestions for your Christmas evening.  The first can be use as background for your Christmas dinner with little activity on the screen. 

This second one you might want to sit down and watch as you have that quiet after dinner eggnog.

If Christmas is just not complete without Handel's Messiah, here is my recommendation.
This is the Christmas part of the Messiah.  Did you know there is an Easter part too?

If you especially liked the King's Singers acappella Christmas carols, you might like
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p12FZdcxyX0  The Swingle Singer's Christmas music. 

I am wishing you a very Happy and safe Christmas and may 2021 be a wonderful year for you!