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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Franklin, NC

Sunday, December 30, 2018


SUNDAY, December 30, 2018 at 11:00 am

Secular Humanism -- Religious Humanism -- Religious Naturalism -- You pick.... Apples and Oranges, maybe... Right and Left Brain Liberals for sure... But then I'm talking about myself...'

Dale Barrington
 Inclusion is a hard sell at Aunt Mable's Church, that for sure.  Being a Unitarian Universalist within a very religious community can be a challenging affair to say the least.  For the last talk of the year and a peek into the coming year ahead what's the word we need???  'Appetite.' --- Sometimes that's the most important word/experience to see each other.. again...

Service Leader:  Marge Abel
Greeters: Mary Stone & Volunteer
Musicians & Choir: Mike Holland, Media: Gene Brown,
Flowers: Mary Stone, Hosts: Jim & Brenda Meara


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

Blue Glass chalice

UUFF Events and Happenings
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Our family and their children as well as our older disabled woman were all delighted with their gifts and Christmas cheer. Thanks to everyone you contributed.

at Asian King was a
delicious and joyful event!
Thank you to
Rob Velarde
for making the arrangements and
treating us all to his lovely art work

Greetings from our Distant Members & Friends
Janice & Bob Schroeder, Joan Hawthorne, and Walter Burnett have sent their greetings to everyone.
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.
5th Annual New Years Ruby Drop
Downtown Franklin Dec 31st 7 pm - 12:30 am
Hosted by Motor City Grill & Crabtree General Store

Whale Coast Alaska 2019!                                                                                                               
Four Unitarian Universalist Fellowships in Alaska invite you to our awe-inspiring, 26th annual Alaska tour program.

TOUR #1: National Park Tour, June 8-18, 2019 -- $3,258 
TOUR #2: All-Alaska Tour, July 5-17, 2019 – $3,887
WHERE:  From the coastal waters to the sunny Interior, from wilderness to modern cities.  We experience the best of Alaska: Fairbanks, Denali Park, Anchorage, Juneau, Sitka, Seward 
SEE:    -Wildlife: whales, seals, bears, moose, caribou, & more.
             -Glaciers, islands, fjords, and mountain ranges.
             -Native American artists and dancers.
             -Alaska’s finest museums.
             -Spectacular travel by train, plane, and boat.
STAY:  Real Alaska!  UU homestays, meals, & dinner parties with Alaska UUs who treat you like friends.
Director: Dave Frey, longtime Fairbanks UU
More information:
Telephone: 907-322-4966
Save $$$ - $100/person discount for group of 8
Hurry! Each tour sells out when 40 guests register   



Shared by Dan Teslow 

Observing DNA

Unitarian Universalist Congregations share 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. We covenant to affirm and promote our  Principles within a “living tradition” of wisdom and spirituality, drawn from sources as diverse as science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience. These are the six sources we draw from:
  • Direct experience of transcending mystery and wonder
  • Words and deeds of prophetic people
  • Wisdom from the world's religions
  • Jewish and Christian teachings
  • Humanist teachings
  • Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions.
What do you believe or hold as values based on critical thinking, reason and facts as they have been scientifically presented? This question is one way of beginning to reflect on the
  • Fifth Source of Unitarian Universalism:
    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;
Reflections on the Fifth Source:
From: Humanism and Its Aspirations, published in 2003, a successor to the Humanist Manifesto of 1933, lists six primary themes, which echo those from its predecessors  :
  • Knowledge of the world is derived by observation, experimentation, and rational analysis.
  • Humans are an integral part of nature, the result of evolutionary change, an unguided process.
  • Ethical values are derived from human need and interest as tested by experience.
  • Life’s fulfillment emerges from individual participation in the service of humane ideals.
  • Humans are social by nature and find meaning in relationships.
  • Working to benefit society maximizes individual happiness.\
 These sharp observations add greatly to the overall richness and depth of our UU tradition and practice. 

 * 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 Covenant to Affirm and Promote Seven Principles as a Covenant of Community, which grew out of the ongoing dialogues within our communities and were affirmed democratically.

Please send me your news items for the UUView
Wendy Inglefield
This week's artwork includes Banksy graffiti.
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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