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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Franklin, NC

Sunday, November 18, 2018


SUNDAY, November 18, 2018 at 11:00 am

Living in An Animated Universe:
The Storyteller's Habit

David Novak
When the storyteller's world includes talking frogs and opinionated stones, everything deserves attention and respect.

Service Leader:  Mary Teslow
Greeters: Jill Ellern & Jude Lowery
Musicians: Sarah Harkins & Carla Woodmansee
Choir: Mike Holland & Carla Woodmansee

Media: Gene Brown,  Flowers: Lynn Roe
Host: Lynn Roe

Announcements: contact the Service Leader
For upcoming services,
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Choir Rehearsal 10 am Sunday
All Are Welcome


UUFF Events and Happenings

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Macon County Interfaith Coalition
Thanksgiving Service

Thursday, November 15, 2018
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Carpenter Community Center in Franklin

There will be music, readings, and prayers from various traditions. UUFF is a co-sponsor of the event. 

Please bring non-perishable food donations for the Highlands Food Pantry and the International Friendship Center. The Executive Director will tell of their good work.
Thanksgiving at the Fellowship
Thursday, November 22, 2018

We will be having our annual gathering, giving of thanks and sharing a meal on that Thursday in Celebration hall. We'll also have time for a service project for Peace.
11:00 am – 1:00 pm  Service Project for Peace
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm  Gathering and Preparation of the Meal
  2:00 pm  - Turkey, Tofurkey and Fixen's
Please let us know if you are coming and, if so, sign up for a dish or two to share:

We need: Veggie Proteins, Green Salads, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Fruits, and Desserts and Any Other Fixen's you enjoy preparing. 6 Legged turkeys / Turkey Gravy and Vegan Gravy are spoken for.
Please email or call 828-342-8881.
Watch our Facebook Group and the UU View for updates.

We will be folding Peace Cranes to exchange with students at the K-12 school supported by the Dharma Realm Buddhist University in northern California and staffed by the resident Monastery.  Instruction on this Origami form will be given at the workshop and is available, in advance, upon request.  Contact Dan.
UU Members and Friends Art Show and Sale

Set up, Friday Nov. 23 

Show Sunday Nov. 25 - Dec. 16

Please contact Laura Loveless for information and to exhibit. or 706-782-5326

Open Forum
Save the Date
Fellowship Open Forum
Sunday, Dec 2nd after Pot Luck - 1:00 to 2:30

Join the Board in the Sanctuary to ask questions
and share concerns and ideas. All are welcome.

Guidelines are available on the UUFF website.

For the service of December 9, Jinsy Talbot and Dean Zuch will present a staged reading of the beautiful Christmas story about The Polar Express, a magical train that transports children to the North Pole to see Santa present the first gift of Christmas.  This popular story, not just for children, has been made into a movie.

Dean Zuch will be the narrator. We need two people to read the voices of the train Conductor and of Santa Claus and someone to hold the book so that the pictures can be seen.  We also need a Santa hat for our Santa.  

If you would like to or be willing to fill one of these roles, Contact Jinsy Talbot, 526-4904, or  There could be a rehearsal on Saturday, Dec. 8, or perhaps after one of the November services, depending on the participants’ availability.

chalice dollarsFinance Committee

Treasurer Gene Brown is looking for 3-4 volunteers who are interested in joining a Finance Committee. 
As we are going into the winter months, please check Facebook, the UU View, and local TV stations in the event of inclement weather and the need to cancel service or other events.

Sunday November 25th in Downtown Franklin
Franklin Farmers Market

Nov 2018 - March 2019 Hours      
Saturday !0 am - 12 pm
200 Block, Palmer St
Franklin, NC

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Shared by Dan Teslow 

Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote 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.

Sources we draw from include:

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

Prophetic people tell stories that honor the listeners’ imagination, making room for their experience to take hold, rather than trying to over-explain. Storytelling is an act of trust. Our imaginations jump at the chance to fill gaps and questions in a story. Let people meet the story where they are, rather than needing to explain every moment.

Stories make us wonder. As Kristin Maier reminds us in her book A Good Telling:

Some unexpected element must be wrestled with in the context of a story. It doesn’t have to be neatly resolved, but it must be present. The unexpected or unusual circumstance can be gentle or startling, funny or serious, common or outlandish. However we name it, a story needs to make us wonder, “What happens next?” A story must introduce to our psyche something that we want to see resolved or completed.


 * 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 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
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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