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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Franklin, NC

Sunday, February 10, 2019

 
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SUNDAY, February 10, 2019 at 11:00 am
Love What Matters
Love

Lara Sanders Jackson

What is it? Is it more than one thing?
Is it vital to the survival of the human race?

Service Leader:  Sue Ann Reisdorph
Greeters: Tom Reisdorph & Becky Thorndike
Musicians Elizabeth Gordon & Mike Holland
Choir: Mike HollandMedia: Gene Brown, Flowers: Marge Abel
Hosts: Volunteer & Volunteer

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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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Nominating Committee Begins WorkWe Need You

Within a few weeks the Nominating Committee will begin accepting applications for the ballot in preparation for the election at the Annual Meeting on June 10th. Positions to be filled include President, Vice President, Treasurer, four Trustees, and three members of the Nominating Committee.
 
To quote the bylaws, “Candidates should be knowledgeable people, familiar with the Fellowship, who represent the best interest of the membership.” In addition, “No more than one member of a household can serve on the Board concurrently.” This also applies to the Nominating Committee.
 
We are requesting those who wish to serve submit a written resume to the Nominating Committee to include the following: information regarding how long you have been a member of the Fellowship, in what capacities you have provided service to the Fellowship as a member, what office you are running for, and why you wish to serve on the Board or Nominating Committee, including talents/skills and UU experience you might bring to this position.
 
The report of the Nominating Committee is due to the Board at their April meeting, at which time the ballot will be published, and additional qualified nominees may come forward. Names of all nominees will include this resume to accompany the ballot.
 
Nominating Committee, 2018-2019
Margery Abel & Dan Teslow

JOYS & CONCERNS
January Straw Poll Results & Plan

In July 2018, the Worship Committee began a trial re-sequencing of Joys & Concerns in the order of service.  Based on feedback from the Open Forum, we developed an online straw poll to gather feedback from members, friends, and others.

The Worship Committee reviewed the results at its meeting on January 27th. The results are shown below.  37 individuals responded. The average is 2.73, which inclines slightly to dislike.

 
How do you like the current location of Joys & Concerns during the closing circle?
 
1 2 3 4 5
Strongly
Dislike
Dislike Neither Like
Nor Dislike
Like Strongly
Like
(11) (7) (6) (7) (6)
 
The Committee has decided to move Joys & Concerns back into the service after the message. We believe this will respect both our community and guest speakers. 

We plan to implement this change beginning February 3rd and continue through March. We will then offer another straw poll in April to be reviewed at our meeting on April 28th.  Your feedback is also welcome during this trial.
Lost & Found in Celebration Hall

See Rob Velarde if these glasses are yours.
eye glasses
get well tulipsJanice Schroeder
Janice sends greetings and the good news that her recent hip  replacement was very successful. Bob is taking good care of her. Wishing her a smooth recovery.
OmbudsThe Board is pleased to announce that Bonnie Gramlich and Joe Whitenton have agreed to serve as ombuds for the Fellowship. (Ombuds is better than ombudsman and less awkward than ombudsperson.) They are available should concerns about the Fellowship arise and are available as an additional resource. Bringing issues directly to the Board is still welcome.
 
Bonnie Gramlich: bonnie.gramlich@gmail.com - 828-342-0546
Joe Whitenton: whitecloudjoe@yahoo.com - 828-349-6151
LOCAL EVENTS and NEWS

heart, hands, sunALONG THE PRINCIPLED PATH

Shared by Dan Teslow

WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS
 

UUs tend to believe that things can be better; that we can make things better by being better ourselves. We encourage the good in human nature rather than dwelling on the bad. Our Congregations covenant to affirm and promote Seven positive Principles. We do not offer a set of beliefs and judgments; but encourage actions which offer and sustain hope. We do not belittle the beliefs of others; but seek a shared compassionate awareness of all people, by all people. We do not lament the Hate in the world; but actively work to Love and bring Love to and for all.

But, what is Love? Where do we find it? One might start with any or all of the
 
Six Sources of Unitarian Universalism:
  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder,
    affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
  • Words and deeds of prophetic people
    which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
  • Wisdom from the world's religions
    which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  • Jewish and Christian teachings
     which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
  • Humanist Teachings
     which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
  • Spiritual Teachings of Earth-centered traditions
    which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.
To Love is to be Better.
To Love is a Verb. UUs like Verbs.

Deeds. Not Creeds.
Please send me your news items for the UUView
Wendy Inglefield inglefwl@gmail.com

Until Wendy returns as editor,
Please send items to mary.teslow@gmail.com
WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED?
 
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.

Please visit our website at: http://www.uufranklin.org  for updates and future events. Don’t forget to refresh the page to see our latest enhancements!

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