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Community
News

January
2021

http://www.dbcuuc.org
Email: cuucnsbfl@gmail.com

Our mission is to reach out to those who seek a spiritual home.  

Our ongoing work is to build and sustain an open, caring, and accepting community for all ages
... so together we may explore and experience diverse beliefs, grow spiritually, and promote a society that affirms these aspirations.
 
CUUC's phone number is:

(386) 308-8080


 Email: info@dbcuuc.org or cuucnsbfl@gmail.com
President's Message
This year - 2020 - has been a very trying year for many of us, as it has for folks around the world. We have changed the ways we Live our Lives, due to this Pandemic, Which has infected so very many, and ended countless lives.

I ask myself where I would be if I did not have the connection to our church, which offers a sustenance like no other - succor for the Soul, fresh Inspiration week after week through our Sunday Services, and a Link to So Many Good, Kind, Beautiful people who are a part of our "church family" and have enriched my own life So Very Much through Spirit and Actions.

Also, this year is a personal milestone, as this Christmas marks 50 years since my great-grandmother, Sofia Peterson, met her maker. I was just a few weeks shy of turning two years old, and though my memories of that time are unclear, I know that I was greatly loved. My grandmother, Idaline, and her mother, great-grandma Sofia, lived next door to us; the two had been serving as babysitters for me since I was brought home from Halifax Hospital (where grandma had been a nurse, in the 1930s and 1940s) - I still have pictures of my cradle in the living room of the house my great-grandparents had built circa 1900 (some feature my dad's sister, Aunt Helen, who lived one door to the South of the Peterson House, who'd come to see me... my parents lived one door to the North)... during this time, my mom's mother and grandmother played music for me and read to me (years later Grandma would say that experts had confirmed that reading virtually anything to a baby stimulates the part of the brain connected to development of the 'Language Arts' - parents, Take Note!)... on the radio there was classical music, and on television, alongside the news reports from Vietnam, there was the Lawrence Welk show ["Tiny Bubbles!"], and Ed Sullivan... Richard Nixon (a Capricorn like me!) was President of the United States... I was Wee, but I knew I was Loved. 

Great-Grandma would put a rattle in my hand and say, "Look at Him GO! That's right, Shake It!" Her lifelong love of music manifested a belief that All Babies Have Rhythm. My grandmother would quietly object, "Mama - he doesn't know how to Let It Go!"

At Christmastime of 1970, my mom went to the hospital to see her beloved grandmother (and namesake) Sofia, who was terminally ill. The nurse told her quietly, "I'm So Sorry... the doctor says her time is near, and she won't be coming home; please say your goodbyes, honey." My mother couldn't accept this - her grandma had been a Guiding Force in her Life; she was ready to Move Into that hospital room herself... she stayed for hours, holding my great-grandma's hand. Finally my great-grandmother spoke up: "Where is Joe? Sweetheart, you Have to go home and Check on the Baby!" Reluctantly, mom did as she was told [I was Perfectly Fine. She had known that I Would be. Of course someone was looking after me!]  - and when she returned to the hospital she learned that her grandma had died. "She's Gone, Honey," the nurse said, "She could have died yesterday, maybe even the day before... but she didn't want to disappoint you! She told us she'd made her Peace with God... but she couldn't bear the look on your face. She simply couldn't 'abandon' you. She couldn't 'let go' while you were holding her hand." 
I know this story because my mother told it to me. 

When her own time came, in 1998, Mom was still living one door North from her great-grandparents historic home, and was receiving Hospice care. The hospital bed she was lying in had a view of the same Halifax River that she had played in as a child. My sister Bonnie (who had not yet become a student nurse herself, but was working in the medical field already) told the Hospice Care nurse, "You go on and take your meal break; I will be here with Mom." Bonnie was alone with our mother, holding her hand, when mom breathed her last breath. Afterwards I told her, "That was Exactly the way she Wanted It, Sweetie! She felt Safe with you beside her."

So Many have died this year. I have been so very proud of our church, noting that COVID-19 had 'Passed Over' our threshold, and we had not lost a single member of our congregation to this Pandemic.

Then in December, both Bud Cullison and Lloyd Dunham (at age 90 and 89, respectively!) would succumb to heart attacks. These generous, loving, wonderful men, avid supporters of our church and the community, known for the magnanimity of their Hearts, would leave us for the "Other Side" within a week of each other... and we would be left reeling in the wake of their departures. What words can console us?

As I spoke of this with our dear friend Laura Chilkott, I gained a vision: a Heart Opening like a Flower, to let the Spirit out of its mortal cage.

From the ashes of Heartbreak we recognize the Legacies of Love that Surround us. 
Our World is a Beautiful Place, in part because of the love that manifests through our Connections with one another, and the thousands of acts of kindness and support which give us renewed strength and hope and joy as we move forward through some of the most Challenging Times we have ever known. There is Much to Share... we share our Stories, our Visions, and our Passion for Living, that can make a lifetime (92 years, in great-grandma Sofia's case) feel like a Moment.

May we All find nourishment for the Body, Mind, And Soul this Holiday Season, as Hope renews even in the dark of Winter.

My mother was born on the Winter Solstice, and every December 21st I give thanks for her - and for the Legacy of Love and Caring that burns on like a candle on the darkest night of the year.

May our church thrive even as we face the losses that weigh in our hearts. The Legacies left by the actions and words of our "church family" - members who Blessed us with their Caring, Volunteerism, Actions and yes, monetary support - names spring to mind now - Barbara Jean Smith, CUUC's indefatigable Administrative Assistant who founded our Mistletoe CUUPs Group and went on to lend her support to our Mistletoe Drum Circle, Dru Synal, who inspired our Board of Trustees to create the annual Scholarship that now bears her name (and although New Smyrna Beach High School, like our church, was reeling in the wake of the Pandemic's advancement last Spring - we can recall 2020 as "the year without a scholarship" - our Board has ensured that a lucky student Will be Awarded the scholarship in Spring of 2021!)... I am aware of the Legacies of people I never had the pleasure of meeting - like Mrs. Carlyn Hamilton, whose financial support became the Seed of the CUUC Building Fund... and folks who gave so much, in so many ways, that it boggles the mind to try to list them - like Tom and Sena Zane, and - need I mention - Charley Barcelo (I confessed to Barbara Jean that I compared him - with Love and Gratitude - to "Papa Smurf" - the Leader of the Village in the Smurfs' cartoon universe...) - now these Luminaries are being joined by Bud and Lloyd, and for this I feel Especially Glad.

What Fine Footsteps we Walk In! 
(Angels, Give Us Strength for The Journey!)

Blessings to you All for the New Year!

Joe WolfArth

 
A Month of Sundays
 

January 3rd
Dr. Donald Musser
"The New. The Promise. The Unknown."

Service Leader: Joe WolfArth

January 10th

Steve Baker
  "Mantras and Mudras,"  sacred utterances
and gestures to help create strength and peace in our lives. 

Mudras are gestures of the hands, face and body that promote physical health, psychological balance and spiritual awakening.  Mantras are sacred utterances or groups of words in Sanskrit believed by practitioners to have religious, magical or spiritual powers in Hinduism and other Eastern Religions.

Service Leader: Debbi Zill


January 17th

Nancy McCormick and Judith Rosko
"Never Again: In Honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day"


January 24th

The Raging Grannies
"Fighting Social Justice Through Song"

Service Leader: Rosa Lake
 

January 31st

Rabbi Merrill Shapiro
 "A Brief Tour of the Garden of Eden"
The misunderstood story of the Garden of Eden.

Service Leader: Kathi Smith


Our May-December services were presented over Zoom Meeting
on the Internet. We will continue with this format until we can
join each other in worship. Since we are unsure of all our  presenters
and their comfort level with this program, we will be sending out
the weekly invite with the topic for the week. 

  If you haven't been following our emails, here are some simple
directions for downloading Zoom.and using it.

Setting up the Zoom App- do this as soon as possible !!!!!!!
Go to Zoom website Https:zoom.us/
In the upper right-hand corner of the webpage, click “sign up, it’s free”
Enter a valid email to be associated with your Zoom account. Follow
the steps to finalize the account. 

Now you will be ready when we send the email invitation to join a
Zoom meeting of the Worship service.  Please note that you can only
join the meeting 15 minutes prior to its scheduled start.  This is also
advisable as others can help you with technical problems.
 
There are several ways to join a meeting. You can join a meeting by
the meeting id (with password), using the link provided in the email, or
by dialing in on your phone via the New York number provided in the
email.  The easiest method is the link but you must be patient as it
takes a little while before it joins.

Kudos to all who worked to make our services happen live.  Kudos to
our service leaders who are learning to use Zoom and thank you to
our speakers who have either videotaped their talk or our planning to
join the Zoom live on Sundays.
 
Looking Ahead to February's Services
February 7th- Rick De Yampert     Service Leader: Nancy McCormick
February 14th- Ann Lewis     Service Leader: Kathi Smith
February 15th- Dr. Shoopman     
February 22nd- Sheila Csagoly      Service Leader: Joe WolfArth

Please check the calendar for the most up-to-date service information.
 

Upcoming Events
Check the weekly invite to see if our other church groups
begin using Zoom to meet online.


January 6th
Book Club
Discussion of "The Tattooist of Auschwitz"
Lost Lagoon Restaurant, NSB
Social Distancing Observed
3:30 p.m.
Invitation to  church members to follow via email
or contact Michele Moen for details.

Janaury 11th
Board of Trustees Meeting
2p.m.

via Zoom
All are invited to attend virtually. Please contact
Joe WolfArth for Zoom link

Wednesdays and Saturdays
Chair Yoga

Zoom
links in the Weekly Invite


Email church email for more information on how to join
dbcuuc@dbcuuc.org

January Birthdays
1/11 Carmen Rivera
1/17 Loretta Clemente
1/18 Joe WolfArth
1/28 John Hildebrand


February Birthdays
2/5 Chris Kaplan
2/10 Laura Chilkott
2/12 Nancy McCormick
2/15 David Lang
2/19 Gayle Porster
2/21 Al Fregin
 


In Memoriam

Remembering Bud Cullison
 
On December 8, our church lost one of its most loved and active members, Bud Cullison.  It was in January 2004 that Bud and his wife Pat joined CUUC, and Bud became a welcoming and positive presence among us for the next almost 17 years, faithfully serving many terms on the Board of Trustees and on countless committees.  He was always there when a volunteer was needed, no matter how large or small the task.  When we were still meeting in the Dudley Memorial Chapel, he was the man behind the curtain in the next room, providing music for the services.  He was the master of ceremonies at almost every function for which one was needed.  With his dry sense of humor and his relaxed and gracious manner, he could make a room laugh or cry like no one else.  He and Pat were often to be seen serving refreshments at concerts and fundraisers at our new church.  Their hospitality was a given.  Until it had a place of its own in which to meet, our Board met every month at Bud and Pat’s house—when the meetings would end, no one wanted to leave because they were having such a good time.
 
Bud was the church Treasurer at the time of the purchase of 403 West Street.  Always the voice of fiscal conservatism, his confidence that we were moving in the right direction was a key to the acquisition of our first church home.  After his failing vision made him give up the Treasurer’s duties, he continued to chair the Board’s Finance Committee and to help draft the annual budget.
 
Bud loved sports, particularly pitching horseshoes with the Port Orange Horseshoe Club.  A few years ago, he gave that up because of declining health, but again, he was faithful to those who relied on him.  He continued to organize and MC the club’s annual Christmas parties and stayed close with its other members.
 
When I think of Bud, I think of his support and encouragement of anyone who needed a boost of confidence to get involved in church and community activities.  He would open his heart during Joys and Concerns on Sundays, and his honesty led others to open theirs.  His devotion to Pat and his children was evident to all.  And this devotion extended to his church family, as well.  Until the onset of the pandemic, he and Pat regularly visited the sick and infirm members of CUUC and lifted their spirits in what was a wonderful example of “pastoral care” in a lay-led church such as ours. 
All who knew Bud will miss his kindness, his courage and his sense of humor.  His memory will always serve to remind us of our calling as UUs.
                                                                                                  --David Herr
                                          



Remembering Lloyd Dunham

Sadly we announce the passing of our beloved Lloyd Dunham, on December 13th. He was best described by daughter Kellie 'as the most amazing, kind loving man to walk this earth'.  He will be greatly missed by all.  Lloyd retired from active ministry after serving 30+ years with the United Church of Christ. Following retirement, he and his wife Laurie moved to Port Orange and found comfort in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Ormond Beach and then they became Charter Members of the newly established Community Unitarian Universalist Church, their new church home. Both Laurie and Lloyd had a tremendous impact in establishing CUUC.  Their expertise was invaluable.
 
The Dunhams have four children, two sons and two daughters and have spent the past few years living in Palm Coast close to daughter Kellie.  At this point in time, the family will gather for closure and at a later date Lloyd will be honored with a 'Celebration of Life' service.  Condolences may be sent to Laurie at 82A Town Court, Palm Coast, Fl.  32164                                                                                                    -Audrey Barcelo

The following is a biography that Lloyd gave for the newsletter's "Spotlight on a Member"-

Lloyd was born on April 13, 1931 in Keene, New Hampshire.  He attended college at West Virginia Wesleyan where he met his future bride, Laura Lea Sharps, a northern Ohio gal.  He finally settled on a career in ministry in team with his gal, Laurie. Together, on the day of their marriage, they headed off to Nashville, Tennessee to prepare for careers in the Methodist Church, Lloyd at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and Laurie at Scarritt College for Christian workers. In 1955, they moved to Rocky River, Ohio to serve on the staff of Rocky River Methodist Church, Lloyd as an Associate Minister and Laurie as director of Christ Education.  Lloyd continued his seminary studies at Oberlin College Graduate School of Theology.

Their sons, Donald and Larry were born in Cleveland before the family moved to Schenectady, New York. It was there that Lloyd was ordained as a minister in 1960, just before switching to the United Church of Christ as they moved to Snyder (near Buffalo), New York. Their daughter Margaret Lea was born in Schenectady followed by daughter Kellie Lynne, born in Buffalo. 

In 1968 they moved to Chappaqua, New York, where Laurie earned a B.A. degree at Marymount College.  In 1974, Lloyd was called to be Senior Pastor of Second Congregational Church of Greenfield Massachusetts, where they served for 13 ½ years. They then moved to Christ Church United in Lowell, Massachusetts and seven years later an interim pastorate in Medfield, Massachusetts.  Both Lloyd and Laurie retired in 1996 and moved to Port Orange, Florida.  Lloyd accepted another interim pastorate at the United Church of Christ in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.  They found their current church home with Unitarian Universalists and our own Community Unitarian Universalist Church in its founding stages.  Lloyd had served as Board President of CUUC as well as pulpit guest many times. 
 
 
In Remembrance
Barbara Morgan Burke
1934-2019
Former Minister of Community Unitarian Universalist Church (1998-2000)
died in October 2019.

Barbara was born on January 7, 1934 in Oakland, CA. She graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Education, following which she earned her Master of Public Administration from the Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Washington in 1985. She then served the Edmonds Unitarian Church, WA as a student minister (1988) and the Unitarian Church, Rockford, IL as a summer minister (1988). Later in 1989, Barbara received her Master of Divinity from Northwest Theological Union, WA.

Rev. Burke was ordained on January 24, 1991, by the Northlake UU Church, Kirkland, WA where she carried out her parish ministry for eight years (1990-1998). In 1998, she accepted a call from the Community UU Church, Daytona Beach, FL and served there until 2000 as a New Congregation Minister. Rev. Burke then served Horizon UU Church, Carrollton, TX as a Program Minister from 2000 until 2003, and simultaneously as an Adult Religious Educator from 2002 to 2003. Later, on November 30, 2003, she retired from her active ministry.
 
The full obituary can be viewed at the following link:  
https://www.uuma.org/blogpost/569858/336605/In-Loving-Memory-of-Barbara-Burke-1934-2019
as well as (page 3)
https://www.uua.org/files/pdf/m/mfd_memorial_book_2020.pdf
 
Different Observances for the Month of January

January 1 NEW YEAR’S DAY -The first day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, commonly used for civil dating purposes.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Year%27s_Day

January 5 GURU GOBIND SINGH JI’S BIRTHDAY • Sikh Guru Gobind Singh was the 10th Sikh guru of Nanak and founder of the Khalsa.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guru_Gobind_Singh

January 6 CHRISTMAS • Armenian Orthodox Christian Armenian Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus on Epiphany, except for Armenians living in Israel, who celebrate Christmas on January 19th.
https://www.officeholidays.com/holidays/armenian-orthodox-christmas-day

January 6 EPIPHANY • Christian Known as Theophany in Eastern Christianity, it celebrates the manifestation of Jesus as Christ. In addition, the Western Church associates Epiphany with the journey of the Magi to the infant Jesus, and the Eastern Church with the baptism of Jesus by John.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epiphany_(holiday)

January 7 CHRISTMAS • Eastern Christian Most Orthodox churches celebrate Christmas 13 days later than other Christian churches based on their use of the Julian rather than the Gregorian version of the Western calendar.
https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/orthodox-christmas-day

January 14 MAKAR SANKRANTI • Hindu Seasonal celebration marking turning of the sun toward the north.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makar_Sankranti

January 17 WORLD RELIGION DAY • Bahá’í Observance to proclaim the oneness of religion and the belief that world religion will unify the peoples of the earth.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Religion_Day

January 18 DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY The birthday of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is on January 15th but it is observed on the third Monday in January.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King_Jr.

January 18–22 NO NAME-CALLING WEEK Annual week of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling and bullying of all kinds.
https://nationaldaycalendar.com/no-name-calling-week-changes-annually/

January 27 UN HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY Annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust coinciding with the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in 1945.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Holocaust_Remembrance_Day

January 28 MAHAYANA NEW YEAR • Buddhist In Mahayana countries the New Year starts on the first full moon day in January.
https://www.worldreligionnews.com/religion-news/buddhism/how-mahayana-buddhists-celebrate-new-year

January 28 TU B’SHVAT • Jewish New Year's Day for Trees, and traditionally the first of the year for tithing fruit of trees. Now a day for environmental awareness and action, such as tree planting.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tu_BiShvat

This list of observances was taken from "The Calendar of Observances" from the Anti Defamation League. 
https://www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-strategies/calendar-of-observances

Book Club Picks for 2021


January 6th

The Tattooist of Auschwitz
by Heather Morris
(Historical Fiction-based on a true story)

  
In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.

Imprisoned for more than two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.

One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her.

A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.
 

And to get ahead for the coming months:

February 3rd
 The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires - Grady Hendrix (mystery/satire)

 Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meet Dracula in this Southern-flavored supernatural thriller set in the '90s about a women's book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious and handsome stranger who turns out to be a blood-sucking fiend.

March  3rd
             The Girl with the Louding Voice - Abi Dare (novel/women/civil liberties)

  powerful, emotional debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian woman who is trapped in a life of servitude but determined to fight for her dreams and choose her own future.

Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. This, her mother has told her, is the only way to get a “louding voice”—the ability to speak for herself and decide her own future. But instead, Adunni's father sells her to be the third wife of a local man who is eager for her to bear him a son and heir. ,,,

April 7th
The Lost City of the Monkey God - Douglas Preston (non fiction/adventure)
 
Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die. In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City of the Monkey God-but then committed suicide without revealing its location.


Three quarters of a century later, bestselling author Doug Preston joined a team of scientists on a groundbreaking new quest. In 2012 he climbed aboard a rickety, single-engine plane carrying the machine that would change everything: lidar, a highly advanced, classified technology that could map the terrain under the densest rainforest canopy. In an unexplored valley ringed by steep mountains, that flight revealed the unmistakable image of a sprawling metropolis, tantalizing evidence of not just an undiscovered city but an enigmatic, lost civilization. ...

May 3rd
            Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood (dystopian/civil liberties/classic)

 

In Margaret Atwood’s dystopian future, environmental disasters and declining birthrates have led to a Second American Civil War. The result is the rise of the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian regime that enforces rigid social roles and enslaves the few remaining fertile women. Offred is one of these, a Handmaid bound to produce children for one of Gilead’s commanders. Deprived of her husband, her child, her freedom, and even her own name, Offred clings to her memories and her will to survive.

June 2
            Migrations - Charlotte McConaghy (novel/suspense/environment)
 
Franny Stone has always been the kind of woman who is able to love but unable to stay. Leaving behind everything but her research gear, she arrives in Greenland with a singular purpose: to follow the last Arctic terns in the world on what might be their final migration to Antarctica. Franny talks her way onto a fishing boat, and she and the crew set sail, traveling ever further from shore and safety. But as Franny’s history begins to unspool—a passionate love affair, an absent family, a devastating crime—it becomes clear that she is chasing more than just the birds. When Franny's dark secrets catch up with her, how much is she willing to risk for one more chance at redemption?

July 7
            The Mighty and Almighty - Madeline Albright (political)

 

Does America, as George W. Bush has proclaimed, have a special mission, derived from God, to bring liberty and democracy to the world? How much influence does the Christian right have over U.S. foreign policy? And how should America deal with violent Islamist extremists?

Madeleine Albright, the former secretary of state and bestselling author of Madam Secretary, offers a thoughtful and often surprising look at the role of religion in shaping America's approach to the world. Drawing upon her experiences while in office and her own deepest beliefs about morality, the United States, and the present state of world affairs, a woman noted for plain speaking offers her thoughts about the most controversial topics of our time.


August 4th
             The Creek - J.T. Glisson (Florida non fiction)


Jake (J.T.) Glisson is a natural-born storyteller. His love of Florida nature is apparent as you read through “The Creek” or peruse his screen play, “Sigsbee.” He grew-up in the backwoods of Florida. Glisson considered Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings his friend and confidante. In addition to being an author and screenwriter, Glisson is an accomplished artist, illustrating all the pictures in “The Creek.”’ Discover more about the wild and wonderful world of Cross Creek and North Central Florida by delving into the tales found in his works.

September 1st
 War of the Worldviews:
Where Science and Spirituality Meet - Deepak and Mlodinow   (spiritual/science)





October 6th
Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia
Marquez (novel/romance)

In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is heartbroken, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs—yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.


November 3rd 
 Good Morning Midnight - Lily Brooks Dalton (science fiction)


Augustine, a brilliant, aging astronomer, is consumed by the stars. For years he has lived in remote outposts, studying the sky for evidence of how the universe began. At his latest posting, in a research center in the Arctic, news of a catastrophic event arrives. The scientists are forced to evacuate, but Augustine stubbornly refuses to abandon his work. Shortly after the others have gone, Augustine discovers a mysterious child, Iris, and realizes the airwaves have gone silent. They are alone.

At the same time, Mission Specialist Sullivan is aboard the Aether on its return flight from Jupiter. The astronauts are the first human beings to delve this deep into space, and Sully has made peace with the sacrifices required of her: a daughter left behind, a marriage ended. So far the journey has been a success, but when Mission Control falls inexplicably silent, Sully and her crew mates are forced to wonder if they will ever get home.

As Augustine and Sully each face an uncertain future against forbidding yet beautiful landscapes, their stories gradually intertwine in a profound and unexpected conclusion. In crystalline prose, Good Morning, Midnight poses the most important questions: What endures at the end of the world? How do we make sense of our lives?
 
December 1st
Caste- Isabel Wilkerson - (non fiction/civil liberties/rights)



The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.

Dana Jacobsen is our Newsletter Editor.  Please send articles to
her at sguard@bellsouth.net with the subject line "for CUUC  newsletter".
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Deadline for the February Newsletter

is January 20th.

 

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Community Unitarian Universalist Church
403 West Street
New Smyrna Beach, 32168

(386) 308-8080 
www.dbcuuc.org
www.nsbcuuc.org

 
Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 238063
Port Orange, FL 32123

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