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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Franklin, NC

Sunday, May 19, 2019

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SUNDAY, May 19, 2019 at 11:00 am

Cecil Bothwell

Holly Ulbrich
How many of us like to say we came to this faith to find a community of like-minded people?  That's a place to begin, but the world outside our silo or sangha demands that we try to find common ground with people who aren't "like-minded." This week we will reflect on some of the many paths to holding firm to your core beliefs and values while playing well with others who  occupy different silos and sanghas. Similarity comforts, but diversity enriches.

Service Leader:  Mary Teslow
Greeters: Elizabeth Thorndike & Henry Horton
Musician: Mike Holland
Choir: Carla Woodmansee & Mike Holland
Media:  Gene Brown, Flowers: Henry Horton
Hosts: Lynn & Rodney Roe

Announcements: contact the Service Leader
For upcoming services,
click on the chalice below to view our website.

Choir Rehearsal 10 am Sunday
All Are Welcome

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UUFF Events and Happenings
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Seeking a volunteer to take out the garbage, check for toilet paper, and paper towels and do any spot cleaning that may need to be done. Natalie will be on vacation and will not be able to clean on Friday, May 24th. Please speak with Rob Velarde if you would like to volunteer.

Circle SuppersSaturday, May 18th - Tricia Piper

Reminder for those who have signed up! Tricia Piper (404-370-0386) is hosting a Circle Dinner on Saturday, May 18 at her home 5 miles south of Clayton (a 35-40 minute drive from UUFF). 
For those of you who missed our Mother's Day service, here are the lovely opening words shared by John Fraser, written by Katie Lee Crane:

May means Mother’s Day. I’m going to trust Hallmark and daddies and six year-olds and grown-up kids who are mommies themselves to honor the mothers among us as they deserve to be honored—with brass bands, flags flying, breakfast in bed (and kitchen’s cleaned up afterwards). I wish for those mothers a memorable day full of love and laughter.

Sadly, I don’t trust Hallmark to remember the feelings of the women who don’t fit Mother’s Day in quite the same wonderful way. There are no cards on the rack for the women who gave up children for adoption, never to see them again. No cards for the women who face the painful and difficult choice to end a pregnancy. No cards for women who desperately want to conceive and bear children and cannot. No cards for women who have lost children of any age or for the women whose children have abandoned them in anger. There is little consolation for them on a day so full of “motherhood and apple pie.”

Every year when Mother’s Day rolls around I wish there were just a little less hype about traditional motherhood, and a little more acknowledgement of not-so-traditional “mothers” in our midst—people who come in all colors, shapes, sizes, genders and ages. And more than anything, I wish there were a lot more empathy for those who suffer because mothers are being honored and they don’t fit in in quite the same wonderful way.

Let us honor them all on this day. Women who conceived. Women who bore. Women who reared. Women who lost. Women who let go. Women who made different choices. And people of any gender who mother. Happy day. May each of you know your worth to all of us.

Fellowship Contribution Campaign

We Build on Foundations We Did Not Lay

We build on foundations we did not lay

We warm ourselves by fires we did not light

We sit in the shade of trees we did not plant

We drink from wells we did not dig

We profit from persons we did not know

This is as it should be.

Together we are more than any
one person could be.

Together we can build across the generations.

Together we can renew our hope and faith
in the life that is yet to unfold.

Together we can heed the call to
a ministry of care and justice.

We are ever bound in community.

May it always be so.

Rev. Peter Raible (1930-2004)
UU Minister, Seattle, WA

It's that time of year when we look forward to funding our new Fellowship year -- our 47th!

The Contribution Form for 2019-20 is available by clicking on the chalice above.

It is also available on the website under Membership.

All contributions are greatly appreciated.

May your giving bring you joy!

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Wendy Inglefield
Every Sunday is Good Neighbor Sunday!
Please leave your food donations in the basket in the Sanctuary.  It is requested that check donations be made out to "UUFFNC" with a notation for CareNet.  There is a list of Hispanic foods in the basket.  Thank you for contributing to assist the community with your caring hearts.
Stop by the Social Networking Table this Sunday after service.  
Learn about our Fellowship's programs and outreach activities. Church leaders and committee chairs are invited to use the table as another means of communicating with our members and friends.

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