|Weekly Update - May 3|
Weekly Update - May 3, 2012
May 5 - UUA Stewardship Consultation
On Saturday, May 5, a Stewardship Consultant from the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) will meet leaders and participants from various areas of congregational life. A more detailed schedule is available here. (Child care is available with advanced notice to Rev. Kathy.) Click here to learn more.
May 5 - Beltane Celebration - 7:00pm, Assembly Room
Worship - 9:00am & 11:30am, Sanctuary
The Trembling of the Heart, Rev. Kathy Schmitz
We continue our exploration of compassion with a look at what it looks like through the lens of Buddhism.
Children's Religious Education - 10:15 to 11:15am, Religious Education Complex.
May 6 - One Room Schoolhouse for all ages - 10:15, Assembly Room
We will immerse ourselves in some beautiful expressions of Buddhism and look at the role of compassion in this spiritual tradition. This is the last in our series of One Room Schoolhouses this year, so we will also revisit the Charter for Compassion and create our own video version of the Charter.
Classes are based on Tapestries of Faith Curricula for Kindergarten through High School
All sessions are drop-in Friendly.
YUUth Group for teens meets on the first and third Sundays from 1:00 - 2:00 in the RE Assembly Room and Room 14 of the RE Complex
Adult Religious Education - 10:15 to 11:15am
All sessions are drop-in friendly! For more info click here.
In the Library: Buddhism and Compassion: This morning, we conclude our exploration of compassion through the lens of world religions with a look at Buddhism.
Community Room (aka Room 18): Spirit of Life Program: Workshop 8: Wings Set Me Free: Hopes, Dreams, and Expanding Vision. We conclude this UUA created program that seeks to bring meaning, beauty, inclusivity, and growth to Unitarian Universalist adults as they deepen their spiritual awareness and connections.
The Alliance - 10:00am, Gore Hall
The Alliance meets at 10:00 Tuesday. Bring a bag lunch and stay as long as you like. New and old board members will meet at 11:00. O Oh. Shirley Jantzen has her crown on again. May 1st is renewal time for your Alliance membership. Dues are $10.00 and any donations over will be matched. Also, check out our "vintage" table in the foyer.
Yoga Class - 6:00pm, Gore Hall
Come be a part of a wonderful journey together as we share one breath, one body, one mind at 1U. This class is open to all. Learn more
Choir Rehearsal - 7:00pm, Room 3
All singers, all ages, all levels of experience and ability are encouraged to join in rehearsals, both to prepare music for presentation in worship services and to build joyous connections with other singers and musicians in the congregation. Come and sing!
Meditation Group - 7:00pm, Gore Hall
This is an open, ongoing meditation group, offered free of charge each week. All are welcome. No registration is required.
Recycling At 1U
Our Paper Retriever recycling dumpster has been removed, as the company no longer operates in our area. What that means to us at 1U is that we now have only 1 recycling dumpster – the one we pay for from the Orlando Waste Paper Company – which accepts many different materials for recycling (i.e., all paper & cardboard, all glass (rinsed clean), all metal (rinsed clean), and all plastic (rinsed clean)). Unfortunately, the remaining dumpster will fill-up very quickly if we use it to recycle all the paper products we used to put into the Paper Retriever dumpster. To help with that situation, we ask the following:
Centennial Celebration Wrap Up
We're looking for any unknown projects! As our Centennial year comes to a close we would like to have a record of and recognize those who participated in the 100's Project. Please contact Dayle Steakley if you have not been posted on the 100's Project bulletin board. Also there are some folks who started their own 100's Project and we would more than love to hear how that has fared for you. The goal of the 100's Project was to honor our 100 years by aiming for 100 deeds, donations or what-have-you. This means that there have been no Project failures! Every effort honors our wonderful congregation. And that means that we would like to hear about any and every effort. Towards that end we are still searching for those who read the Death of Josseline, Acts of Faith, or Twelve Steps to A Compassionate Life. Please sign your name on the clipboard in Gore Hall and you too shall be counted!
We will be returning to a single Sunday morning worship service for the summer. Click here for more details
Proposed Budget Ready for Your Review
The Budget Task Force has completed a Proposed Budget for 2012-2013, and the Board of Trustees has endorsed it. Now you have the opportunity and duty to review it before our Annual Meeting on May 20, where we as a congregation will vote on whether to approve this budget. A lot of time and thoughtful consideration has gone into this effort. Please add your good thinking to the process! Here's a link to it on our 1U website: Proposed Budget 2012-2013 Packetnew! This link goes to the following location on our 1U website (you must sign in as a member to access this): Members --> File Downloads --> Governance --> Congregational Meetings --> Budget--> Proposed Budget 2012-2013 Packet.pdf
May Oracle Now Available
Click here for the online articles.
Member's version - log in and click here (more info, printable format)
May 13 - Newcomer Orientation - 10:15, Hiett Library
Are you a newcomer to our church? Would you like to meet our minister, Reverend Kathy Schmitz, learn more about Unitarian Universalism, and get answers to any questions you may have? If so, the Membership Committee invites you to attend this hour-long Orientation between the two worship services.
May 15 - 1U Book Club - 1:00 pm, Hiett Library
Readers wanted! Join us on Tuesday May 15th from1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.in the Hiett Library as we share our thoughts on May's selection My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor. At 37, the author, a neuroscientist, suffered a major stroke. Taylor shares her unique perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery.
May 20 - Congregation Annual Meeting
May 20 - RE Sunday
9:00 am: Rehearsal for RE Sunday will begin in the Assembly Room during the first Worship Service and continue throughout the RE Hour.
May 25 – Community Sing/karaoke at 1U
June 2 – Second Harvest Food Bank
Cluster, District, Regional & National News & Events
Peter Mayer Concert - May 12 - Palatka, FL
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