Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County

A welcoming congregation in the heart of Centre County

Sunday, Dec 21st

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WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS SUNDAY?



Sunday Service, Dec 21, 10:00am

“A Yuletide Pageant”

The Children of RE

Decorating a Christmas tree this year? Hanging up some holly and ivy to adorn your fireplace? Join us on the Winter Solstice as the children of the Religious Education program present a pageant on the story of Yule. Be amazed by the connections with our present-day celebrations of Christmas.



WEEKLY NEWS and EVENTS

   



Gift Card Fundraiser

Congratulations to Elaine Lau and Carol Razem, winners of our Gift Card Drawing! As always, gift cards will be on sale after the service in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday. This is an easy fundraiser for the UUFCC. Gift cards can be used for food, gas, beer, in the store pharmacies, and to purchase gift cards for other stores at Giant. They make excellent gifts and are always welcome as donations to local nonprofits. Come armed with your checkbook or cash on Sunday and buy a few! Once you start you'll be hooked.



Books, Games Needed for Local Inmates

Because their library already contains many romance and other types of fiction, the inmates are requesting non-fiction donations (no textbooks, please). The women are specifically requesting non-fiction material, self help and parenting books.

 

 

Also, if anyone is interested in presenting a program such as travel, hobbies, general information at the prison, teaching parenting skills, starting a reading group, teaching pilates, or yoga, some type of craft or artwork. Anything that would shore up the minds or spirits of the female inmates, it would be most welcome. There are very nice classrooms available. You don't have to go into any of the cell blocks. Doris, Janet or Peg would be with you while you are at the prison.



Guest At Your Table/Fellowship Supper TONIGHT! (Dec 17)

Tonight! Guest At Your Table Fellowship Supper beginning at 6 p.m. Come share a simple meal with your fellow UUs and learn about the people we support who lead grassroots humanitarian and social justice organizations in Kenya, Haiti and Honduras. Sponsored by the Social Action Committee.



Passage Meditation TONIGHT! (Dec 17)

Join us at 7pm in Rm 6 of the Fellowship on the first, third, and fifth Wednesdays of each month (we will not meet on Dec 31). We are a group who share a commitment to the practice of passage meditation and the allied disciplines described in Eknath Easwaran’s books.



Two Bell Ringers Needed for One Open Time!

Thursday, December 18 at  2 to 3 PM. Please email Peg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 883.6734 if you can take thisone hour shift. Children are welcome but must be with a parent at all times.



Memoir Group, Dec 18

The Memoir Group will meet on Thurs., Dec. 18,  at 3 pmat Betty Traverse's house instead of at the Fellowship.  It is in a single-storey brick condo housing development, Westway Gardens 2, on Westerly Parkway between Corl and  Madison Streets near Blue Course Drive.  A large, lit brick sign saying 1245 Westway Gardens 2 marks the entrance. You will also see a yellow fire hydrant.  (Note: Westway Gardens 1 is across the street.)  Our address is 1245 Westerly Pkwy, #59.  Our house number is clearly visible next to the garage door.  Questions?  Betty Traverse ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 231-3306).



Inner Transition, Dec 21 and Jan 4

Join us in Rm 2 at 11:30am as we continue to explore and support the inner dimension of creating a sustainable and just world. Facilitated by Bob Flatley and Kelle Kersten.



Mindfulness Meditation, Dec 22 & 29, Jan 5

We meet every Monday evening, 6:30-8:30pm, in Rm B of the Fellowship. Join us and find out how to realize true inner peace and serenity. Mindfulness meditation is a secular form of meditation that has its roots in Vipassana - the oldest form of meditation the Buddha taught over 2,500 years ago. Please contact Shashi Ray at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 814-441-4049 for more information. Non-faith based. No experience necessary. Everyone is welcome!  



Christmas Eve Refreshments

Ron & Sue Smith will be hosting the Christmas Eve refreshments between the services. They will provide the punch and do the decorations...and ask that you please bring a plate of cookies or other treats that DO NOT REQUIRE FORKS (finger food, please!).  Food may be dropped off before the first service (see below).




Christmas Eve Services, Dec 24

7:00pm    A Family Christmas Eve Service

8:00pm    Refreshments & Socializing in Fellowship Hall

-- please bring “finger food” treats to share!

9:00pm    A Contemplative Christmas Eve Service Featuring Carols and Readings



Holiday Office Schedule

The Fellowship Office will be closed from Dec 24 through Jan 1. Any articles for the Order of Service or E-news concerning events happening through the first week of January should be submitted to Audrey ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) BEFORE MONDAY, DEC 21. The next E-news will be published on Dec 22, and then not again until Jan 7.  Thank you!   



Fifth Wednesday Game Night, Dec 31

Join us New Year’s Eve for a special “Animal, Vegetable, Mineral” themed Game Night! We meet in Fellowship Hall from 6-11pm. (Please note there is NO Game Night on Dec 24!)



Getting to Know UU, Jan 4

Are you intrigued by what you’ve seen at the UUFCC? Join us at11:30am in the UU Library! Learn what the UU has to offer you, and have your questions answered. Contact Bob Andronici with questions ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).



Support the UUSC through its Guest At Your Table Program

Now is the time to write your check to the UUSC through its Guest At Your Table Program! The UUSC, or Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, supports grassroots programs in many countries for humanitarian assistance and social justice. You can send your check directly to UUSC, PO Box 808, Newark, NJ 07101. Better yet, drop your donation into the Guest At Your Table box at the Greeter’s Table in the lobby of the Fellowship. That way the Fellowship gets credit for your donation. Write your check out to UUSC and put Guest At Your Table in the memo line. Cash donations also accepted, or go online to uusc.org. Donations of $125 or more will be matched by an equal amount from the UU Congregation at Shelter Rock. Pool your resources with a friend to make your joint donation qualify! The campaign continues through the first week in January. Let’s continue our Fellowship’s tradition of generosity and compassion. Questions, or more info: Janet Irons at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



Eclectic Readers, Jan 8

3-5 p.m. in Room 6. All are welcome to attend and participate in our informal discussions.  Please share with us anything you have read recently and read some excerpts.  For further information call Marlee Erwin at 234-0897 or Reinhard Graetzer at 238-5239.  SaveFebruary 12 for the following meeting!



Amigos UUnidos, Jan 8

Starting in 2015, Amigos UUnidos (UUFCC's Spanish Club) will meet on 2nd Thursdays.  From 7:00 until about 8:30 in Fellowship Hall, we'll study and practice Spanish language and culture.  Spanish Novatos (Newbies) are welcome.  On January 8, we'll learn about El Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos (Cavalcade of the Magi Kings) which is celebrated on January 5 by people in many countries.  Come learn more about this cultural event.  Also some grammar and a song or two.  Sound fun?  Please join us!  Questions:  < This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >



UPCOMING SERVICES



Sunday Service, Dec 28, 10:00am

“Stories of Light and Hope”

Worship Associates: Lois Durran & Debby Ellenberger

Join us for a service of stories and poems to usher out the old year and bring in the new. Music by Daryl Durran, bassoon.



Sunday Service, Jan 4, 10:00am

“New Year, New Beginnings”

Rev. Mark Hayes

We reflect on these words from the Rev. Kathleen McTigue:  “The new year can be new ground for the seeds of our dreams. Let us take the step forward together onto new ground, planting our dreams well, faithfully, and in joy.”



NO SOULFUL SUNDOWN ON JAN 4

We're only meeting once in January (Jan 18) but will be back to our regular schedule in February.

 

 

 

THE NEXT E-NEWS WILL BE PUBLISHEDTUESDAY, DEC 23 

 

AND THEN NOT AGAIN UNTIL JAN 7.

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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County
780 Waupelani Drive Extension
State College, PA 16801
(814) 237-7605

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