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1. Service Week 11/29/2020

This message is published on Thursday. Shalimar is having surgery on Wednesday and won't be checking back in on UU affairs until at least Friday. Please stay tuned for an update from the UUA President.

Sermon Title: Compassion as a Conduit: What is the Difference Between Knowing a Thing, and Being the Thing You Know 

Join us on Sunday, November 29th, as we are visited again by Reverend Dr. Kate Greysen.

Speaker: Reverend Dr. Kate Greysen
Service Leader: Mike Holland
Special Musician: Penny Brewster
Media: Gene Brown and Mike Holland

Welcome Back RevDr Kate Greysen

Rev. Dr. Katherine Greysen is an ordained Science of Mind Minister, She has lived all over the United States and loves to travel our beautiful country. Rev. Kate is the owner/facilitator of Sacred Escape Retreats and Tours where the primary purpose is to plant and facilitate seeds of interconnection and understanding through workshops and retreats. 

Dec. 6 Micheal Carter
Dec. 13 Sally Beth 
Dec. 20 Holiday Service
Dec. 27 John Bloom-Ramirez

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
Shalimar needs to update this.

November Birthdays   

The whole month is their Birthday month so feel  free to continue to share with everyone or anyone throughout the whole month:

  • Walter Burnett  November 8
  • Maethel Shindelman  November 16
  • Rodney Roe  November 22
  • DanTeslow  November 22
  • Bob Schroeder  November 29

UUFF Thanksgiving Dinner, on Zoom 

Thursday, November 26th 

1pm Social Gathering 

2pm Dinner 

 This year our UUFF Thanksgiving Dinner will be via Zoom. We will gather in our own homes at 1:00pm for conversation and games. Dinner (of our own making) will be served (by each of us) at 2:00pm enjoying Zoom interaction. Following dinner, we can play some games. 


Phone: 312-626-6799 

Meeting ID: 848 8174 9253 

Passcode: 579256

Our Fellowship is having monthly zoom Circle Dinners, so this month's circle dinner is our Thanksgiving Dinner. We were first introduced to Zoom dining at the Southern UU Summer Institute (SUUSI) this summer. It is a wonderful way to meet new people and stay in contact with old friends.

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

The UU said, "So what if I don't believe in Armageddon? It's not the end of the world."

 (Ending Soon)

Harvest the Power Justice Convergence & Teach-in ONLINE 

November 19-26, 2020 

Hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Association, UU Ministry for Earth, UUSC, & many partners 
In 2016, Unitarian Universalists voted to pay special attention to learning our history and rethinking Thanksgiving in the year 2020, in observance of the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing in Plymouth. Now is an especially good time to gather and to celebrate Thanksgiving differently, given that our usual travels and traditions for the holiday must be put off or canceled because of the global pandemic. Sign up your congregation or community to participate, and help spread the word about the many powerful programs and community documentary film screenings being offered for the Harvest the Power Justice Convergence and Teach-In.
The Finance Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, December 1st at 5:30 pm. Anyone interested in aiding in the planning of next year's budget, as well as exploring updates and formulation of financial policies is encouraged to attend. 

 Topic: Finance Committee Meeting

Time: Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
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Meeting ID: 873 5159 4807

Passcode: 906042

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Cornucopia For Those Who May Need Help

It is that time of year when it is good to plan and be prepared to help our homeless brothers and sisters. 
Fill a waterproof, ziplock, freezer (for strength) gallon bag with food, supplies and cash if you are able.  You could be the saving grace in someone's life. 
Keep a few of these emergency provisions bags in your car to hand out when you see someone in need.
Some of the most highly recommended items are:
     A bottle of water (plastic because it is lightweight)
     A juice box
     Easy open food such as tuna in a pouch, cheese crackers
          or if you pack a can, be sure it has a pull top
     #1 requested is socks
     stretchy gloves are also a good idea
Grooming products:
     travel sizes toothpaste and toothbrush
     body wipes, deodorant, travel sizes soap and shampoo 
The important idea here is to plan ahead and make your care packages now. Keep them in your car. Then the next time you see someone you will be prepared to help.