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SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017
5 Reasons You Shouldn’t

Be a UU
Join us for a video presentation by Rev Daniel Kanter
of the First Unitarian Church of Dallas

 

FIRST HOUR PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN:  
Nursery - Provides nurturing childcare for infants through pre-kindergarten.
Picture Book Unitarian Universalism – K-2nd grade
Explore our UU principles through carefully selected picture books which illustrate UU identity.  (Piper Room)
Harry and UU - Grades 3 - 5 include fun wizarding activities, but the main purpose of the curriculum is social action. The class forms a chapter of Dumbledore’s army and fights against various Horcruxes.  Horcruxes are real world social action projects in our community.  (Stage Room)
Youth - Middle and high school students are welcome in service.  Our youth program meets second hour. 
SECOND HOURFOR CHILDREN: 
Nursery - Provides nurturing childcare for infants - K
Fun in Action - A time of fun and fellowship for our elementary aged children (Piper Room)
Youth Group -  Teens meet 3 Sundays/month (Stage Room)
Second Hour Adult Religious Exploration
Porch Swing – Front of Sanctuary
Great conversations develop as we discuss our reactions to the themes and topic of our Sunday’s message from the pulpit. 
Surviving Old Age – Harmony Room  Led by John Drury
Extra, Extra! - Board Room - Led by Diane Gibson

Current news headlines offer up opportunities for interesting discussions and  reflections on how we might practice our UU Seven Principles in real life!  Diane Gibson leads this discussion and encourages you to come and share your viewpoints on what’s happening in the world.
Informal Socializing Around the Coffee Urn  
Join others in the back of the Sanctuary.
UPCOMING SUNDAY SERVICES
April 2 - Tiffany Sapp "Health, Healing and Illness"

April 9 - Rev. Bob Eddy, Palm Sunday
"The Odyssey And Legacy of Jesus of Nazareth" 

Unitarians and Universalists were once burned at the stake or hung and quartered for asserting that Jesus was a great  man rather than the son of God.  We're at no risk making that claim today but perhaps we have underestimated the "Carpenter of Nazareth"  Who is this man born 21 centuries ago.  Does he anything to teach us today?

April 16 - Rev. Bob Eddy, Easter
"Resurrection Now"

Trinitarian Christians celebrate this Sunday as the High Point of the year: the day, they believe,  Jesus, the Christ Rose from the Dead.  Unitarian and Universalist Christians  abandoned that doctrine in the 19th Century and gave  the term "resurrection" new meanings.  Rev. Eddy will review some of those redefinitions and ask whether the term is useful, harmless or downright dangerous today.   

Miss the deadline? Don't Worry!!
Click below to download the form and turn it in Sunday!
The sooner the better - but we will take them until April 30.
  • bring a UU minister to UUFEC and keep her/him here!
  • grow our many programs.
 Click here to download the file.
 
 Also see "Pledging "FAQs" here
And we can't say it enough: THANK YOU
The RE program is still in need of DUCT TAPE IN A VARIETYOF COLORS/PATTERNS. Please consider picking up a roll to donate the next time you are out shopping.  In an upcoming multi-age lesson, duct tape will symbolize flexibility. Children will be reflecting on the value and qualities of developing an open mind. Should make for a fun and educational Sunday! 
Connecting to Unitarian Universalism:  New info!
The latest Southern Region Newsletter came out March 20! Click here to
  • see perspectives on trauma response,
  • get news from around the region, including the vandalism at First UU New Orleans after a transgender forum,
  • check out great conferences, new marketing materials and more.
Resist and Rejoice at the 2017 General Assembly ("GA") of the Unitarian Universalist Association. 
This year's GA is just four hours away in New Orleans, June 21-25 -- a great chance to meet THOUSANDS of UUs from across the country. Read the March 1 UUA Bulletin for more info about GA. 
Interested in attending? Please contact UUFEC president Josh Ashley (president@uufec.com); financial assistance may be available to help defray the costs.
Plus, our fabulous RE Committee is working to support the attendance for our older youth. Please contact Lisa Farley (gorden.farley@gmail.com) for details.
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