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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Franklin, NC

Sunday, November 11, 2018


SUNDAY, November 11, 2018 at 11:00 am

Armistice Day

Armistice Day - Peace Service
Fellowship Members

Join us for a service of music and readings to honor the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.

Service Leader:  Gene Brown
Greeters: Mary Teslow & Wendy Inglefield

Musicians: Penny Brewster, Mike Holland, Jude Lowery,
 Warren Riley & Rodney Roe

Choir: Mike Holland & Carla Woodmansee

Media: Warren Riley,  Flowers: Maethel Shindelman
Host: Lara Jackson

Announcements: contact the Service Leader
For upcoming services,
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Choir Rehearsal 10 am Sunday
All Are Welcome


UUFF Events and Happenings

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The Ginko Biloba tree has long been a symbol of peace and hope in China. As the only tree to survive the bombing of Hiroshima, the Ginko tree and it's leaves have also become symbols of strength and perseverance in Japan. Found in fossils dating back 270 million years and able to live for a thousand years, the Ginko tree  represents endurance and vitality with hope for peace through times of turmoil. A fitting image for Armistice Day as our local Ginko trees turn yellow for the fall season.
Macon County Interfaith Coalition
Thanksgiving Service

Thursday, November 15, 2018
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Carpenter Community Center in Franklin

There will be music, readings, and prayers from various traditions. UUFF is a co-sponsor of the event. 

Please bring non-perishable food donations for the Highlands Food Pantry and the International Friendship Center. The Executive Director will tell of their good work.
Thanksgiving at the Fellowship
Thursday, November 22, 2018

We will be having our annual gathering, giving of thanks and sharing a meal on that Thursday in Celebration hall. We'll also have time for a service project for Peace.
11:00 am – 1:00 pm  Service Project for Peace
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm  Gathering and Preparation of the Meal
  2:00 pm  - Turkey, Tofurkey and Fixen's
Please let us know if you are coming and, if so, sign up for a dish or two to share:

We need: Veggie Proteins, Green Salads, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Fruits, and Desserts and Any Other Fixen's you enjoy preparing. 6 Legged turkeys / Turkey Gravy and Vegan Gravy are spoken for.
Please email or call 828-342-8881.
Watch our Facebook Group and the UU View for updates.

We will be folding Peace Cranes to exchange with students at the K-12 school supported by the Dharma Realm Buddhist University in northern California and staffed by the resident Monastery.  Instruction on this Origami form will be given at the workshop and is available, in advance, upon request.  Contact Dan.
Save the Date
Town Hall Meeting
Sunday, Dec 2nd after Pot Luck - 1:00 to 2:30

Join the Board in the Sanctuary to ask questions
and share concerns and ideas. All are welcome.

For the service of December 9, Jinsy Talbot and Dean Zuch will present a staged reading of the beautiful Christmas story about The Polar Express, a magical train that transports children to the North Pole to see Santa present the first gift of Christmas.  This popular story, not just for children, has been made into a movie.

Dean Zuch will be the narrator. We need two people to read the voices of the train Conductor and of Santa Claus and someone to hold the book so that the pictures can be seen.  We also need a Santa hat for our Santa.  

If you would like to or be willing to fill one of these roles, Contact Jinsy Talbot, 526-4904, or  There could be a rehearsal on Saturday, Dec. 8, or perhaps after one of the November services, depending on the participants’ availability.

chalice dollarsFinance Committee

Treasurer Gene Brown is looking for 3-4 volunteers who are interested in joining a Finance Committee. 
As we are going into the winter months, please check Facebook, the UU View, and local TV stations in the event of inclement weather and the need to cancel service or other events.

Veterans Parade and Ceremony 
November 12th, 10:30 am in downtown Franklin
The ceremony will take place at 11:00 am at the Gazebo.
FHS Marching Panther Regiment will be featured.
Celebrants are encouraged to wear red, white and blue.

Sunday November 25th in Downtown Franklin
Franklin Farmers Market

Nov 2018 - March 2019 Hours      
Saturday !0 am - 12 pm
200 Block, Palmer St
Franklin, NC

Poppy Field


Shared by Dan Teslow 

Our Seven Principles are a Covenant of Community as we follow our individual sacred journeys as well as helping us remain mindful of what is sacred to others,

Affirms and Promotes

At the 11th  hour of the 11th  day of the 11th month in 1918, World War I ended.  This Sunday, November 11, at 11:00 am, our members will present an Armistice Day Peace Service of music and readings to honor the 100th anniversary of that Armistice Day.
As we strive to live as if a just and peaceful world community is possible, please join us.

Reflections on the Sixth Principle

Rev. Sean Parker Dennison

The sixth Principle seems extravagant in its hopefulness and improbable in its prospects. Can we continue to say we want ‘world community’? ‘Peace, liberty, and justice for all’? The world is full of genocide, abuse, terror, and war. What have we gotten ourselves into?

“As naïve or impossible as the sixth Principle may seem, I’m not willing to give up on it. In the face of our culture’s apathy and fear, I want to imagine and help create a powerful vision of peace by peaceful means, liberty by liberatory means, justice by just means. I want us to believe—and to live as if we believe—that a world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all is possible. There is no guarantee that we will succeed, but I can assure you that we will improve ourselves and improve the world by trying.”


 * Unitarian Universalism is a highly individualistic religion with no dogma concerning the spiritual nature of the world. As such, different UUs can have radically different ideas concerning the nature of the divine as well as ethical decisions.

As varied as the beliefs are, there are seven principles which members of the UU religious community agree upon. These are the foundations of the organization and which they promote.
They do not constitute a Catechism. We have no doctrinal manuals; questions followed by answers to be memorized. UU’s often prefer unanswered questions over unquestioned answers. Our shared Principles guide us along our individual sacred journeys and help us remain mindful of what is sacred to others.
Unitarian Universalist Congregations together affirm and promote Seven Principles as a Covenant of Community, which grew out of the ongoing dialogues within our communities and were affirmed democratically.

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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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