UU View Archive

9. Service Week 1/24/2021

Please join us Sunday January 24th at 11am ET for

The Mystical Layer

By Rev. Dr. Edward Frost

Description: There are levels to reality and there are mystical experiences. Dr Frost will relate some of his own. He will make a case to leave room in your life for things not explicable by science and to explore what life can be beyond “reality”.

Rev. Dr. Edward Frost is the Senior Minister Emeritus of The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, where he served from 1989 to his retirement in 2005.

Following graduation from seminary, Dr. Frost received degrees from Boston University and Meadville/Lombard at the University of Chicago.  He is the father of three adult children and four grandchildren.

Service Leader: Mike Holland

Special Musician: Elizabeth Gordon, Sandi Erickson

Storyteller: Sandi Erickson

Media: Gene Brown, Mike Holland

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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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

Jan 31st - Reverend Tracie Barrett
Feb 7th - Matthew Pargeter-Villarreal
Feb 14th - Gregory Carrow Boyd
Jan 2nd - Sue Ann Reisdorph
Jan 8th - Janice Schroeder
Jan 10th - Danna Fewell
Jan 15th - Donn Erickson
Jan 19th - John Fraser
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
 - and note about UUView publication
In an effort to maintain my sanity, I ask that the following form be used for UU View feature requests moving forward:
I'm so happy to serve this fellowship as Communications Chair, but keeping all the View requests organized has been a challenge for me. Please use this form to ensure all the pertinent information is captured for me.
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.

Looking for a mid-week hangout? Join the Wednesday night social!

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

By Phone: 312 626 6799

Meeting ID: 848 8174 9253

Passcode: 579256

This Sunday (4th Sunday) - Contemplative Dialog 9:30-10:30am

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

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 By 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.

In an effort to produce an updated member directory, Gene and Shalimar will be holding an OUTDOOR picture day at the Sanctuary January 23rd at 2pm until 4pm.
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."
Please plan to get all gussied up and head over for your glamour shot! <3
olunteer Opportunities with UU Franklin

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:

  1. Flowers for the sanctuary each Sunday
  2. Service leaders
  3. Storytime readers
  4. Musical Guests
  5. Leaders for contemplative dialog and spirituality discussions
  6. RE Course facilitators
  7. Social Media managers and relief UU View editors
If you've been looking for something to help keep you busy, please reach out to vicepresident@uufranklin.org and express your interest!
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.

oom Game Night this Saturday!

UUFF Zoom Game Night! Saturday, January 23rd, 6:30pm 

We will be playing board games via zoom and an online program. Zoom-in at 6:00pm if you want to join us for dinner. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84881749253?pwd=L3MwUVE2aHJPUUhvOTdaNkdxaERJZz09  
Phone: 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 848 8174 9253 
Passcode: 579256 
For details: SandiDonn2@yahoo.com or 828 524-3691
Cabin Fever/ Stir Crazy
This section of the UU View is for music and jokes. These are submitted by fellowship members throughout the week. If you have a song or joke suggestion, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/5mNjmt3uBJcYpNju6
Your suggestion will be reviewed and added.
This week we have several submissions.
First, is a couple music selection from Shalimar - 

These are some of my favorite jams from African artists...

This is a quintessential morning song for me. Perfect for sipping coffee and reading headlines... or remembering the feeling of home. It's jazzy and introspective..



Next is a track that haunts me (in the best way). I was introduced to it on a compilation called "Africa and the Blues" that really blew my mind the first play through. This track is groovin' but unassuming and though it has plenty of twang, it's likely to have your hips swaying before long.



This next jam is pure confectionary. The delightful, beat-driven, funky bass line, two-stepping, classic with some English lyrics is likely to get stuck in your head.



Next is a music selection from Warren -
Bach!, and we think of his monumental sacred choral works. Notable is this secular even humorous cantata. Plot spoiler: The father incensed that his daughter is imbibing in strong drink, coffee!!! Desperate the father even appeals to her hormones! If she gives up coffee, ...? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nifUBDgPhl4 Some of Bach's most appealing melodies come from this work. It is worth the whole 25 minutes.
Lastly a couple of jokes submitted by Warren - 
In a UU Fellowship George was selected to organize an ecology focus group. He assigned Grace and Kathryn to root out materials in the library, Roger to do research on the Internet, Mary to look for a local speaker, Lesly will write up the report. George, himself will bring the snacks.
A middle sized UU congregation had just moved into an older Catholic church building that they had recently bought late in the year. With all of the moving in and decorating for Christmas they had not carefully explored the steeple, but they could see it had a bell. At the LRY New Year’s Eve party a youth enthusiastically asked the minister if he could ring the bell. The minister full of the moment and more than one glass of wine said, “Sure give it a try.” The youth scurried up the ladder tripped on the last rung, did a face plant on the bell, it rang out loudly, but unfortunately, he fell down the shaft was knocked cold. Only then did the minister realize he had never seen this kid at any church activity. He called over the LRY director and asked, “Who is this kid .” The LRY director replied, “I don’t know his name, but his face rings a bell.”

Thank you for remembering Dan. Thank you to everyone who has been in touch to offer comfort and share memories of Dan. It means so much and touches me deeply. -Mary