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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Franklin, NC

Sunday, December 2, 2018


SUNDAY, December 2, 2018 at 11:00 am


God, Jesus, and Santa Claus

Holley Ulbrich
December 2nd is the first Sunday in Advent and the week of Saint Nicholas Day. An Episcopal friend once asked me why we UU's celebrate Christmas. Maybe you get that question too, because we UU's have trouble honoring Jesus in as a savior in the same way that traditional Christians do. So how do we as UU's make the transition from "truth" to myth or meaning-laden story about these three central male characters in the Christmas story--God, Jesus, and Santa Claus--as we prepare to celebrate solstice and Christmas in ways that reflect our eclectic faith tradition?

Service Leader:  Mary Teslow
Greeters: Wendy Inglefield & Rob Velarde
Musicians: Sarah Harkins & Carla Woodmansee
Choir: Mike Holland & Carla Woodmansee

Media: Gene Brown,  Flowers: Jinsy Talbot
Host: Everyone - Pot Luck

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


UUFF Events and Happenings

Click on the chalice to visit the UUFF website.

Game Night Friday, November 30th at 6:30 pm

Bring a game or not, a snack to share if you can, and a personal beverage. Hanabi? Scrabble? Hearts? Dixit? Ticket? Evan’s Biome? So many games, so little time. Contact Donn & Sandi at 828-524-3691.
Open Forum

Fellowship Open Forum
Sunday, Dec 2nd after Pot Luck - 1:00 to 2:30

Facilitated by Bonnie Gramlich.
Gather in the Sanctuary to ask questions
and share concerns and ideas. All are welcome.

Guidelines are available on the UUFF website.
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.

 Please join us on December 9th for a staged reading of The Polar Express
presented by Jinsy Talbot and Dean Zuch


Our very own Mike Holland and Man Treble will be performing!
For more information click on the link:

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

Nov 2018 - March 2019 Hours      
Saturday 10 am - 12 pm
200 Block, Palmer St
Franklin, NC


Shared by Dan Teslow 

Unitarian Universalists share Seven Principles*:

Affirms and Promotes:
Reflection on the Fourth Principle

The Fourth Principle challenges us to be mindful of other’s journeys as we travel our own. We strive not to be self-centered, believing that our search supersedes others, but rather to be humble, to be open to the great mysteries of truth and meaning in  life. We strive to accept and support every other person’s search for truth and meaning, beyond dogma, as we develop awareness and compassion along our own individual paths.  


 * 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 th
e 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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