" As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
John F. Kennedy
SUNDAY SERVICES FOR AUGUST:
(ALL SERVICES BEGIN AT 10 AM WITH FELLOWSHIP AT 11)
4 August, 2019 :
"Welcome Back & Overview of UU Principles", led by Jean Kubala
11 August, 2019 - Adult Religious Education:
18 August, 2019 :
Bring a small sample of water that represents something about your summer--a place that is special to you, where you traveled, something you learned, or a meaningful life lesson you experienced.
We will share our stories and combine our water together. The combined water is symbolic of our shared faith coming from many different sources!
(Picnic potluck lunch to follow)
25 August 2019 - Adult Religious Education:
"Mythology, Part 2
(For childrens' activities and Scouts updates and information, please check out "Kids Thoughts and Weekly Take-Home Challenges" below.)
Fellowship for all Ages Service: 10 a.m., 1st & 3rd Sundays
Adult Religious Education: 10 a.m., 2nd & 4th Sundays
Please check our News and Events for other programs and special events occurring on 5th Sundays.
*Childcare is provided for all Services.*
Each Sunday, children are invited to fellowship in our “Suncatchers” Art room and our “Torch-bearers” Game and Movie room. Our youngest members may prefer to play in the “Little Lights” nursery.
please visit our activism corner on our news and events page.
Interested in taking action for justice? Visit UUA.org and click on "Justice & Inclusion".
HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE "EL PASO CHALLENGE"?
Ruben Martinez, 11-year-old 6th grader from El Paso, has challenged each person in El Paso to do 22 good deeds for others--one for each of the victims of the recent shootings there.
So today, many citizens young and old are taking up the challenge by mowing someone's lawn, visiting a nursing home, donating to families in need, holding the door for everyone, taking flowers to someone in the hospital...the list goes on and on.
I say we all need to be the change we want to see in the world. Get out there, love your neighbors (even the ones we don't necessarily like), and inspire others with your kindness.
Thank you Ruben, and all of you who have taken up the challenge!
Our Seven Principles:
1) The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
2) Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
3) Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
4) A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
5) The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
6) The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.
7) Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
KIDS' WEEKLY THOUGHTS AND TAKE-HOME CHALLENGES:
Kids' RE Chairperson: Hulda Burgar
August 4, 2019:
“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing people; it is the only means." Albert Einstein
What is a role model? Read a biography about someone you admire.
August 11, 2019:
"We have minds that think, hearts that love, and hands that are ready to serve." Rev.. Rollert, UUA
Volunteer in a community service project with your family.
August 18, 2019:
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt
Make a poster about the world you want to live in.
August 25, 2019:
"People with good intentions make promises. People with good character keep them." Anonymous
Read a children's version of UU Seven Principles at https://www.uua.org/beliefs/what-we-believe/principles/for-kids
UPCOMING CHILDREN'S AND FAMILY EVENTS:
SCOUT SPACE :
I hope everyone had a wonderful break last month. As we get ready for back-to-school, let's celebrate scouting with a picnic at Tonkawa Falls this month. Regular meetings begin Wednesday, August 7th at 7 pm!
RSVP to: email@example.com
Please, let's be thankful for how fortunate we may be... and be mindful that needs of the less fortunate occur all year long and require just as much attention as the giving holidays.
There is no Planet B. We need to shake the tree, everyone, to defy the ignorance, hate, bigotry, and greed that places us all in peril. We have no other choice but to succeed. Failure is just not a viable option.
DID YOU KNOW:
The carbon placed in the atmosphere in the Industrial Age has lingering effects on us today? It did not disappear; C02 just builds and builds and amplifies detrimental ecological effects.
We need to act. Not tomorrow. Now.
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bell County welcomes people from all religious, ethnic, cultural, and social backgrounds. We are a welcoming and inclusive community which supports open-minded religious exploration, free from doctrine or creed. We work together to seek spiritual and intellectual growth and understanding, in accordance with our mission.
We hold weekly services and other regular events. Please check our News & Events page to see the full list of activities.
Whatever your background, beliefs, or journey, we welcome you with open arms and open minds.