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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Franklin, NC

Sunday, January 6, 2019

 

SUNDAY, January 6, 2019 at 11:00 am



A Pilgrimage Like No Other
Bill Bruehl


 As a boy, William Justice Bruehl spent twelve years in Catholic schools. At the age of seventeen he left those schools alienated and angry, wanting nothing more to do with religion. However, something within him kept urging him to explore the primal questions: Who Am I? Where Am I from? Why Am I here? What is the truth about the spiritual experience? After a lifetime of searching he found that the essence of the human spirit is within each of us together with the fact that true meaning, true transcendence can be found without fear of the supernatural, without magical thinking. Bruehl's story is a story for all seekers, for everyone questioning the old answers to the primal questions. It is a story of a quest that took him from anger to love. It is a story for all those who want to put an end to their fears about death.
(With congregational conversation to follow.)

Service Leader:  Mary Teslow
Greeters: Laura Loveless & Tricia Piper
Musicians & Choir: Mike Holland, Media: Gene Brown,
Flowers: Volunteer, Hosts: Everyone / Pot Luck

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JOYS & CONCERNS - January Straw Poll

In July 2018, the Worship Committee began a trial re-sequencing of Joys & Concerns in the order of service.  We would appreciate your feedback on this change and have created an online poll for members, friends, and others to respond.

Your thoughts and opinions are a useful tool in the running of the Fellowship. This method of seeking input is being developed.  PLEASE respond.  Your comments in any form are always welcome.

The poll is shown below and will run for the first three weeks in January at the link  below. The Worship Committee meets on the 4th Sunday when we will review the results and share with the community.
 
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
 
Click the link below to go to the straw poll online.

https://goo.gl/forms/woqhpRbHKS3uJSjz2


Straw Poll
Happy New Year!

LOCAL EVENTS and NEWS
Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace. Albert Scwheitzer


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: www.WhaleCoastAK.org
Email: dfrey@WhaleCoastAK.org
Telephone: 907-322-4966
Save $$$ - $100/person discount for group of 8
Hurry! Each tour sells out when 40 guests register   

                                                               
 

ALONG THE PRINCIPLED PATH

Shared by Dan Teslow 

Journey

A Free and Responsible Search for Truth and Meaning
 
As Unitarian Universalists, we share Seven Principles. Our principles grew out of the ongoing dialogues within our communities and were affirmed democratically. They continue to guide us along our individual Sacred Journeys while helping us focus on the richness of our Covenanted Community.  

OUR FOURTH PRINCIPLE Affirms and Promotes
A FREE AND RESPONSIBLE SEARCH FOR TRUTH AND MEANING

Reflections on the Fourth Principle
We accept and support every person’s search for truth and meaning, beyond dogma, as we develop awareness and compassion along our individual paths.  We celebrate our traditions as we encourage change in ourselves and others. 
 
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 acknowledge that mindful people will, in every age, discover new insights.”

 
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 * 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.


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Wendy Inglefield inglefwl@gmail.com
This week's artwork is by Wendy Andrews of the U.K.
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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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