UU View Archive
8. Service Week 1/17/2021
Please join us Sunday January 17th at 11am ET for
Civic Virtue: How to Love A Country
By Holley Ulbrich
Description: What does our liberal faith teach us about how to be a good, engaged, effective citizen of our national community? The answers come in part from an old form of ethics, originating with Aristotle and revived in the 20th century, that suggest that our attitudes, our habits of the heart, are more useful than reason and argument in pointing the the way.
Holly Ulbrich is a frequent pulpit guest at UUFF and long-time member of the Clemson Fellowship. She is a retired Clemson University economist with a Master's degree in theology from Candler School of Theology at Emory. She has been preaching and leading worship for 45 years, starting as a Lutheran and retooled for the last 30 years as a UU. In retirement, she remains active in public policy work, currently in her fourth and final year as co-president of the Leave of Women Voters of South Carolina.
Service Leader: Mike Holland
Special Musician: Martha Tree and Selma Sparks
Storyteller: Sandi Erickson
Media: Gene Brown, Mike Holland, Shalimar Anderson
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Jan 31st - Reverend Tracie Barrett
Feb 7th - TBA
Feb 14th - Gregory Carrow Boyd
Jan 8th - Janice Schroeder
Jan 10th - Danna Fewell
Jan 15th - Donn Erickson
Jan 19th - John Fraser
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Moreover, I am shifting the UUView publication timeframe. Getting the view together for Thursday publication is not aligned with my schedule at all. I am going to start producing the view on Sunday evenings for publication Monday mornings. Please have any submissions for the view in by the end of coffee hour (around 1pm) on Sundays.
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Anyone (not just those over 75) can call the Macon county Health Department at (828) 349-2081, OPTION 8 to leave a callback number for scheduling as more vaccine becomes available.
It is advised that you call soon. Once you get a callback, you will be asked to fill out a registration form. Once the form is filled out, you will wait for another call for scheduling.
Pictures will be staged near the Sanctuary Door.
Folks will be asked to stay in their cars as they wait for their turn.
Mask wearing will be expected right up until it's time to say "Cheese."
Calling all UUs!
Brace yourself for a bit of a truth bomb...
Our beloved Fellowship doesn't run on pixie dust and well-wishes. I know, I know, it's shocking.
Several key people put in hours and hours each week to ensure Sunday Services keep happening, this newsletter goes out, the grounds are kept up during this time away from our sanctuary, and that we continue to hold a place in the hearts and
minds of our community. You know who they are -- Mike, Gene, Becky, Sandi, Donn, Warren, Me (Shalimar), the Mearas...
But we need more help. We want to take time away, but we can't without letting our whole fellowship down. Please, consider giving the gift of your time and talents. Training is provided, and Covid precautions are in place.
Right now we have immediate need of volunteers in these critical areas:
- Flowers for the sanctuary each Sunday
- Service leaders
- Storytime readers
- Musical Guests
- Leaders for contemplative dialog and spirituality discussions
- RE Course facilitators
- Social Media managers and relief UU View editors
Remember - Love is the spirit of this fellowship, and community is its goal. Our great covenant absolutely includes service. Reach out today to help one another!
Committee of Chairs (CoC)
Thursday 1/21/21 (palindrome day!) at 5pm via zoom
Chairpersons -- please see your email for joining information and agenda as the day approaches. Remember - budgets are DUE Feb 2nd at noon.
- Virtual Seminary for a Day - Saturday Jan 30th 12:30-3pm ET via Zoom
- This year's spiritual theme is entitled "Success, Failure, and Everything In Between"
- Keynote speaker is Rev. Meg Rileym co-moderator of the UUA
- Register by 11am 1/29 here: https://www.firstunitarianportland.org/events/seminary-for-a-day-all-are-welcome/
- The Struggle for Unitarian Universalism: Defending our Seven Principles.
- A conversation led by The Religious Professional Task Force of the UU Multiracial Unity Action Council. Via zoom 2/6/21 3-5 Central Time
- RSVP by noon on Feb 6th firstname.lastname@example.org cost is $10 for non UUMUAC members.
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Things were getting tense.
The Reverend again replied, "Thank you ma'am, but please, I'd appreciate it if you didn't phrase it with profanity." The perplexed minister kept trying to break away. The woman continued, "The whole service was so damn good, I put $500 in the collection plate."
The minister gasped and whispered in her ear, "Well I'll be goddamned!? I sure hope you come again soon."