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6. Service Week 1/3/2021

unday Service Information


Join us on Sunday, January 3rd at 11am

This winter of isolation and division is a good time to curl up with a good novel. We'll be celebrating the power of the novel to connect us with distant times and places, distant friends and relatives, and the compassion within ourselves.

John Snodrass is a Unitarian preacher, professor, and has written numerous books including the novel "Thirteenth Moon"

Speaker: John Snodrass 

Musicians: Warren Riley and First Unitarian Brooklyn Choir

Service Leader: Mike Holland

Media: Gene Brown and Mike Holland and Shalimar Saunders

uture Speakers

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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Meeting ID: 894 6620 3448

Passcode: 385674

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        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
If you would prefer, you can instead go to our Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/uufranklin/.   
This broadcast will have a 15-20 second delay between the call and what is being displayed. 

Joys and Concerns will be conveyed by Mike
Virtual Coffee Hour not available with Facebook
anuary Birthdays?
Know a Jan Birthday? Send infor to commschair@uufranklin.org
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 - 

General Speaker Interest Form
ircle Dinner

Zoom Circle Dinner

Friday, Jan 8th, 6:30 pm

There will be another zoom Circle Dinner session next Friday from 9:30-10:30am. Come join us for our first zoom circle dinner of 2021.  Everyone can participate!!!  The plan is to go to the zoom meeting (via computer or telephone) links listed below, at 6:30pm to gather.  We can then breakout into small groups and enjoy conversation as we consume our dinners.

Please join:

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

Phone: 312 626 6799

Meeting ID: 848 8174 9253

Passcode: 579256

All are welcome, including pets! No nighttime driving! No designated driver!  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

Joke of the week: "The Christians stole the winter solstice from the Pagans, and capitalism stole it from the Christiants" quote by George Monbiot. Apparently, there are some sneaky UUs out there that would like to steal the Winter Solstice back again. 
Listening Suggestion: from Warren:  Could there be a proper New Year's celebration without Auld Lang Syne? Burn's song is in that a mix of English and Scottish brogue.  Are you sure you know what it is about?    
First listen to this more authentic version: 
If you want to know more about it.  
One item that is rarely mentioned:  The melody used today is not the one to which Burns wrote his words.  I repeat: May 2021 be a wonderful and healthy year for all of you and yours!