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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Franklin, NC

Sunday, February 3, 2019


SUNDAY, February 3, 2019 at 11:00 am

Positively Yours

Rev. Sally Beth Shore
Our world is filled with suffering and cries out change, but ironically, if we want to improve things, focusing on what's wrong may cause more problems than solutions. In recent decades, the social sciences have produced a revolution in our understanding of positivity, optimism, and happiness, as well as ways to achieve them. This seems congruous with the central task of religion which is to offer and and sustain hope. As Unitarian Universalists, what would be possible if we incorporated the science of optimism into our theological approach? It’s easy to see what’s wrong, but what’s right?

Service Leader:  Gene Brown
Greeters: Sue Ann & Tom Reisdorph
Musicians Warren Riley & Mike Holland
Choir: Mike HollandMedia: Gene Brown, Flowers: Volunteer
Hosts: Everyone - Pot Luck


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Choir Rehearsal 10 am Sunday
All Are Welcome

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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
Dislike Neither Like
Nor Dislike
Like Strongly
(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.

Double Whammy - Fri, Feb 1st

Donn and Sandi’s European Vacation Slide Show & Game Night

This Friday, Feb 1st from 6-7 pm Donn and Sandi will be showing slides of their European Vacation (different than Chevy Chase’s.)  Then, at 7 pm will begin another night of fun and games.

If you have a favorite game, please bring it along.  Also, bring a favorite beverage, a snack to share, a friend and a smile.

This is a free community event located at the UU Fellowship of Franklin, 89 Sierra Dr, Franklin: 828-524-3691.

Bizet's Opera "Carmen" in Highlands
Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 12:30 pm

A group of UUFF folks and friends will be attending Bizet's Opera "Carmen" at the Highlands Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 2  at 12:30 This will be live from the Met in New York City

For more information and to carpool, please call Laura Loveless 706-782-5326
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: - 828-342-0546
Joe Whitenton: - 828-349-6151
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.
Wendy Inglefield is currently at home.

We hope to have her back with us soon.

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heart in hands


Shared by Dan Teslow 

Whatever the challenge or hardship encountered, UUs tend to believe that we can make things better. However, our central focus can be seen more as encouraging the good in human nature rather than expunging the bad.

Unitarian Universalist Congregations covenant to affirm and promote Seven 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. Rather than wallowing in lamentations over injustice, we actively work to bring justice to all.

We affirm and promote.
To affirm is to state as a fact; to assert strongly and publicly.
To promote is to further the progress of a cause, venture, or aim; to support or actively encourage.

These are verbs. UUs like verbs.  We Affirm and Promote:
Deeds. Not Creeds
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Wendy Inglefield

Wendy is hospitalized and details are private.
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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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