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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 
of Franklin NC

August 11, 2019

SUNDAY August 11, 2019 at 11:00 am

Piercing the Veil of Spirituality

Rev. Kathryn Greysen

This talk will explore concepts of how we tell the truth about ourselves. Is what we present really who we are? We will be looking at causes and conditions while providing some tools to increase our representation in the world.


Service Leader: Elizabeth Thordike
Greeter: Shalimar & Martha
Musicians: Carla Woodmansee
Media: Gene Brown Flowers: Jinsy Talbot
Hosts: Jim & Brenda Meara

Announcements: Please contact the Service Leader

Choir Rehearsal 10 am Sunday
All Are Welcome

Blue Glass chalice

UUFF Events and Happenings
Click on the chalice to visit the UUFF website.

Macon County Democratic Women’s Potato Dinner
(with all the trimmings, dessert & drinks) is Today!
Thursday, Aug. 15th 5-7 pm @ First United Methodist Church.  Tickets:  $10 each.  Take-out is also available.

Thank you Sue Ann Reisdorph!

Game Night This Saturday, 8/10 -  6:30pm    

More fun and games for the whole family! Doors open 6:30pm, they close when the last game is won. 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.

Spirituality Discussion, Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 9:30am

At last Sunday’s service Eric sang a song he wrote upon his dad’s passing. This Sunday’s Spirituality Discussion topic will be: Your Song - What would people write about at your passing? Or what major event in your life? Or what would you want them to write about? All are welcome to participate in these open sessions on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 9:30-10:30 before service.  All comments are welcome and opinions are respected.  It is important to formulate one’s own ideas, gain insights from others and participate in dialog to                                                                 better get to know each other.

Winding Stair Nursery is hosting two Free Workshops
Form Language: Presented by Kristin Landfield
Saturday August 10th 9am-11:30am
Creating a dynamic planting scheme to maintain 4-season interest, provide habitat and attract pollinators. This year Kristin is returning to share her knowledge on connection to a sense of place, expression of natural forms, and more.

Native Plants: Presented by Adam Bigelow of
Bigelow's Botanical Excursions
Saturday August 17th 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Adam is a horticulturalist and native plant enthusiast who has a passion for the wildflowers of Southern Appalachia that he loves sharing and teaching with others.

For more information on either event click on the link below:

During the Festival our very own Paul Chew will be demonstrating
how to
make blue bird houses in Grandpa's workshop.
Saturday August 17th, 10 am - 4 pm
For more information on the Festival events and schedule
click on the link below.

Any persons interested in helping the Treasurer as an Assistant Treasurer please contact Gene Brown:
Gene is working full time and needs someone willing to help him with some of the duties of the Treasurer position.
The Interfaith Coalition is sponsoring a combined CPR/ AED/ First Aid/ Bleeding Control Class. 
This will be free or low cost.  If you are interested in more details, please contact  Sandi Erickson at by Aug 21.
If you are inspired to send a quick note or card after hearing Joys and Concerns, Caring Connections will be keeping a box containing greeting cards and stamps for your convenience near the white board.  Suggested donation is $2.00 to cover the average cost of the cards and the postage stamp. Categories so far are: "Thank You;"  "Appreciation;" "Thinking of You," and; "Blank." 
Card donations are welcome. Birthday cards would be appreciated.
Invitation to the Fellowship  

Open to any person(s) who would be interested. Please contact Becky Thorndike at:

There is a Mountain Summit Focus group being hosted at the Mountain Retreat & Learning Center, September 6-8, 2019.  They would like to have two representatives from each participating Fellowship.  There is no cost involved, just the expectation of full participation in the focus group sessions.

The purpose of this Mountain Summit is to talk about their guest services, sleeping accommodations, and meeting spaces.  They are seeking ideas and opinions, so they can identify the positive aspects of The Mountain, as well as those in need of improvement.  This will help them focus their money and efforts accordingly and to determine the potential for additional housing and meeting facilities as they move forward.

The ideal Mountain Summit candidate are people who those with some experience with Mountain programs, an eye for detail, solution-centered thinkers, and willing participants able to physically move around The Mountain. They may form ad hoc committees as a result of this work, but no further commitment is expected of participants after the Summit ends.

Concurrently, The Mountain is hosting the Braving Space program.  Braving Space is designed for teams of congregation leaders and focuses on developing their ability to delve more deeply into challenging topics and conversation with greater confidence.

The schedule for both programs begins on Friday night, September 6, with social hour followed by dinner and ending after the Sunday Morning service.

Calling all artists and crafts people.
The Annual Members and Friends Art Show and Sale this year will be from Thanksgiving until mid December. Start working on your items! Contact Laura Loveless for more information.

Social Media/Communication Group Email   

A group of volunteers are taking on the responsibilities of our UUFF Social Media.  Becky Dobbs is the coordinator of this group which is made up of the Facebook Moderator, Annette Watlington; the UU View Editor, Wendy Inglefield and; the UUFF Website Administrator, Becky D. Dan Kowal is the UUFF’s connection to activism opportunities that relate to our Principles. 

UUs can use this email to present any information or communications that will go efficiently to all three Social Media formats:

For the time-being send items for the UU View directly to Wendy Inglefield’s email address as noted below.  Becky Thorndike.

*The UUFF website is undergoing a reboot and may not be working properly off and on for the next few weeks.  Please be patient as we give it this needed update.
          Please send me your news items for the UU View
by Tuesday evening!
We don't want to miss your important contributions.
David Hockney's art work is featured this week (including his ipad drawings)
Wendy Inglefield or
Becky Thorndike at
Every Sunday is Good Neighbor Sunday!
Please leave your food donations in the basket in the Sanctuary.
There is a list of Hispanic foods in the basket.
Please make check donations out to "UUFFNC" with a notation for CareNet.
Thank you for contributing to assist the community with your caring hearts.

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

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