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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Franklin, NC

Sunday, December 9, 2018


SUNDAY, December 9, 2018 at 11:00 am

The Polar Express
A Special Holiday Reading

Fellowship Members
Jinsy Talbot, Dean Zuch, Paul Chew, & Robert Velarde

Join us for this special 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.

Service Leader:  Jinsy Talbot
Greeters: Lara Jackson & Lynn Roe
Musicians: Sarah Harkins, Carla Woodmansee & Mike Holland
Choir: Mike Holland & Carla Woodmansee
Media: Gene Brown,  Flowers: Volunteer, Host: Robert Velarde


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

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UUFF Events and Happenings
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Please check your email Sunday morning in case we need to cancel the service and the board meeting due to snow.

Saturday, December 8th at 6:30 pm
Bring a friend, a game, a snack to share a
beverage of your choice and a smile!

 Contact Donn & Sandi at 828-524-3691.
Thank You
Thank you to the 32 members and friends
who attended the Fellowship Open Forum and shared their views. 
Thank you also to Bonnie Gramlich for facilitating our gathering.
The Board will be reviewing the themes and following-up.

Watch for updates.


To our UUFF family: 

                                                                In celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary, we will be hosting a luncheon in Celebration Hall with the assistance of Rob Velarde after the service Sunday, December 16th. We ask please…NO GIFTS…your presence is our gift.  However, cards are welcome. Tom and Sue Ann.

UU Members and Friends Art Show and Sale

Happening now through Dec 16th!

Please contact Laura Loveless for information and to exhibit. or 706-782-5326

Sunday Service Musicians Welcome

The Worship Committee invites those who would like to play for Sunday Service to be in touch with Mike Holland at or 415-317-1392.  A variety of instruments is most welcome. Play one or more pieces.

Our very own Mike Holland and Man Treble will be performing!
December 15th at 7 pm, December 16th at 4pm
For more information click on the link below.

Mainspring Conservation Trust was awarded $1.3 M in
Clean Water Management Trust Fund grants!


Shared by Dan Teslow 

Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote seven Principles, which we hold as strong values and moral guides. We also draw from many historical traditions and sources of wisdom for old and new insights along our individual paths and community journeys.

Sources we draw from include:

  • Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life

Wisdom refers to the qualities of experience, knowledge and judgment, as they are found in all major religious traditions of the ancient and modern worlds. Schools of wisdom, whether oral tradition or written literature, speak to the universal human need for guidance in living. We find these traditions in Judaism and Christianity, in Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism.

People struggle daily to apply the precepts of their various faiths to practical, everyday life questions. How to live a full life with the knowledge of one’s one mortality? How to be a good person? How to find joy, love, and meaning in life?
Proverbs 9 1-6 (NIV)
“Wisdom has built her house, she has mixed her wine, she has set her table. She has sent out her friend to call, ‘whoever is simple, turn in here!’ Come eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. Leave simple mindedness and live, and walk in the way of insight.”
Similar quotes are found in virtually all of the world’s scriptures.

Wisdom is human, accessible and often presented in female form. It is the open, vulnerable, feeling side of religion, written more from the heart than the head.

Wisdom is more likely to speak of experiencing and rejoicing than of memorizing or obeying; it speaks of broad and commonly shared human experiences rather than the labored details that petty gods seem to demand – details that often seem to trivialize real-life experiences.

It is a life celebration literature that is concerned more with delight and right living than with piety and achievement.


 * 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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