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“Will Work for Justice”
Rev. Mark Hayes
As Unitarian Universalists, we covenant to affirm and promote “justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.” But it takes more than lip service to make them real. It takes hard work. The UUFCC Jazz Band will play.
Inner Transition Group,
Join us in Rm 2 at to explore and support the inner dimension of creating a sustainable and just world. Facilitated by Bob Flatley and Kelle Kersten.
Help with Spring Clean-up Day,
UU 101: Pathway to Membership,
WEEKLY NEWS AND EVENTS
Meals Would Be Appreciated!
Congratulations to Erin Carter and Austin Boyle on the birth of their first child and son Melvin Carter Boyle. If you would like to sign up to help them with meals, here's how:
Go to the website takethemameal.com. Type in the name Boyle/Carter and the password, UUFCC (all caps), and that takes you to the page where you can sign up for a day to take a meal and what what you plan to take. All the location and contact information is there.
Please note that during our hosting of Out of the Cold (March 23 thru ) the bathroom containing the urinal near the Library will be temporarily converted to a shower facility for our guests. A huge thanks to Ron Simpson for his idea and construction of this shower!
2015 Pledge Campaign: March 22-
Thriving Together: Connection, Commitment, Community
The theme of the 2015 Pledge Campaign is “Thriving Together—Connection, Commitment, Community.” We have two goals this year—a baseline goal of $300,000 and a stretch goal of $315,000. In addition to exciting goals, we also have nifty new ways to make our pledge dollars go further. Several bighearted Board and Fellowship members are funding three challenges—a group challenge for new members and friends, a group challenge for RE families and a challenge for individual pledges that move up a step in the giving chart that is on the back of the pledge form and on the chart in the lobby.
Even though was the official kick-off for the campaign, our campaign had already been in the works for a while. Our Board, Program Council, Pledge Campaign Team and minister are leading by example. One-hundred percent of them have made their financial commitments.
The total amount committed to date by 36 generous early donors including our leadership is an impressive $134,850. Fifteen early donors stepped up their pledges by one level and earned another $1500 for the Fellowship from the Chuck and Betsy Berry Step Uup Challenge Grant. Bringing the total money raised during the early part of the campaign to $136,350!!! That’s more than 40% of our $315,000 stretch goal. Thank you so much to those who have already donated. We are off to a great start!
Fourth Wednesday Game Night TONIGHT! (March 25)
Shared Pulpit TONIGHT! (March 25)
Mindfulness Meditation - EVERY EVENING!
Passage Meditation, , 15 and 29
A group who share a commitment to the practice of passage meditation and the allied disciplines described in Eknath Easwaran’s books. We meet at in Rm 6 on the first, third, and fifth Wednesdays of each month.
First Friday Song Circle/Hootenanny,
Memorial Service for Tom Thwaites,
Memorial Service for Tom Thwaites will be held at the Fellowship at on .
First Plate Collection,
Amy Wilson, Director of Mid-State Literacy Council, will speak about the Mid-State Literacy Council, a Nonprofit Adult Learning Agency that offers adult literacy education in Centre and Clearfield counties. There are over 100 people on the waiting lists for classes and tutoring.
Getting to Know UU,
Memorial Service for Dorothy Franco,
Memorial Service for Dorothy Franco will be held at the Pennsylvania Military Museum, 802 Boalsburg Pike, Boalsburg PA on . A reception will follow at the museum. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to: Centrepeace, Inc.; Centre County Historical Society, or the Pennsylvania Military Museum.
UUFCC Music Series Program,
Penn State faculty violinist Max Zorin and classical guitarist Nadav Lev from New York will perform a program featuring music of Spanish and Latin composers at at the Fellowship. Max Zorin maintains a busy solo career in the U.S. and abroad. Nadav Lev won the Andres Segovia Award and numerous other prizes. He performs extensively in the U.S., Europe, and Israel. We are fortunate to have these artists on our series. Don't miss them! Adult admission is $10; students and children attend free.
“Easter: Faith, Hope, and Joy”
Rev. Mark Hayes
In recognition of the Christian holiday of Easter, we take time to reflect on the ideas of faith, hope, and joy.
“Wisdom of the Transcendentalists”
Worship Associates: Betsy Berry and Martha Butler
Using passages from Emerson and Thoreau, we will consider how their words can help spark our moral imagination and inspire us as individuals. We will use both meditation and practice what Emerson calls “provocative reading” to come to a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world.
“Chant: Sounds of the Spirit”
Rev. Mark Hayes
Don Campbell claims that chanting “can release stress, connect us with the Divine, and help us bring peace to our being and to our world.” Come learn more about chanting, and even try it yourself!
“Women of Spirit”
Elaine Jurs, Laura Kemper, Caitlin Sager
We will honor the historical contributions of women whose spirituality or spirited nature has inspired us and celebrate the women of spirit who share our lives.
“The Importance of Beauty”
Worship Associate: Lois Durran
As Spring gets into full bloom, let’s take a look at the importance of cultivating beauty in our lives.
Rev. Mark Hayes
This week’s service will be on a topic (To Be Announced) purchased at this year’s service auction.
*** Please note that we have many groups and
committees now meeting after services
on a regular, scheduled basis. If you have a
one-time meeting or a new group to schedule,
please consider a time/day
other than after services.
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