" 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:

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.



QUOTES TO PONDER THIS JUNE:

"Summer is a promissory note signed in June,

its long days spent and gone before you know it,

and due to be repaid next January"

-Hal Borland


"I was a lousy hitter in May doing the same things that made me a

great hitter in June"

- Carl Yastrzemski

"To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in June"

- Jean Paul Sartre

"In these divine pleasures permitted to me of walks in the June night under moon and stars, I can put my life as a fact before me and stand aloof from its honor and shame."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Roses are red.

Violets are blue.

But they don't get around

Likethe dandelions do."

- Slim Acres


IMPORTANT DATES IN JUNE:

5 June - World Environment Day

12 JUNE - WORLD ANTI-CHILD LABOR DAY

"Children shouldn't work in fields, but on dreams"

The International Labour Organization launched the World Day Against Child Labor in 2002 to focus attention on the global  extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.  Each year on 12 June, the World Day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them.

The international community, through the UN Sustainable Development Goal Target 8.7,  calls for an end to child labour in all its forms by 2025.

16 JUNE - FATHER'S DAY 

"It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping."

John Sinor

"A father carries pictures in his wallet where his money used to be."

Unknown

"Being a great father is like shaving.  No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.:

Reed Markham



 

 

ADULT RE CHAIRPERSON: CHARLES CAPEN

02 June 2019  Sunday Service: Mortgage Payoff Celebration, with potluck to follow.  Fried chicken will be provided; please bring the side dish of your choice!  

9 June 2019 RE : "Boycotting for Political Reasons.  How Much Do Boycotts hurt, and Whom Do They Hurt?"

Mississippi and other states have passed legislation that many people disagree with.  Should you boycott going to their state or supporting it in any way?   What if you like Chic-Fil-A but hate their funding of anti-LGBTQ causes. Do you get your fast food fix elsewhere? Share your thoughts.  Led by Charles Capen.

16 June 2019 (Father's Day) Sunday Service:  "America's Struggle for Religious Freedom" led by Charles Capen.

23  June RE:  "The Misinformation Age - How False Beliefs Spread", led by Kay Price

30 June:  Planning for the church year  July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

Please come and participate.  Be part of planning events, activities and programs for the new year--let your voice be heard!


KIDS'(S) RE CHAIRPERSON: HULDA BURGAR

This year we journey around the world as we explore our UU sources of faith.

Weekly thoughts and take home challenges:


02 June, 2019: 
 

“Peace is NOT the absence of conflict; it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means." - Ronald Reagan


 Talk about how to change unfair laws or rules by peaceful means.

09 June, 2019:

"Do not seek revenge...but love your neighbor as yourself." - Leviticus 19:18 and Matthew 22:39 (Christian Bible)

Make a list of family rules.  How do these relate to the Golden Rule?

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09 June, 2019, 12 pm to 4 pm -  S.P.A.R.K.S. EVENT:

(Spiritual, Positive, Affirming, Respectful, Kind Seekers)

Kids RE takes over Kubala Hall as we explore "Love Will Guide Us in Troubled Times".

Cost:  donations for the Ronald McDonald House.

Please bring your lunch and snack.

R.S.V.P  to:  kidsre.uufbc@yahoo.com

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16 June, 2019: 

"Always remember, you have within you the strength, patience, and passion to reach for the stars and change the world." - Harriet Tubman

Read an American Girl book about Addy


23 June, 2019: 

“It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with the problem longer." - Albert Einstein

Practice patience by playing a board game or solving a puzzle.


30 June, 2019:
 

Workday

UPCOMING CHILDREN'S AND FAMILY EVENTS:

SCOUT SPACE :
Our scouts helped another troop build some footbridges in Miller Springs Park last month.  They didn't let the rain and mud stop them from helping a fellow scout complete his Eagle project.

Our first official campout is the first weekend in June; thank you to our leaders for taking the trainings needed over Memorial Day weekend!

Come see us during Temple's Fourth of July Parade in the Historic District!

( A great, big thanks to Hulda !) 

RSVP to: kidsre.uufbc@yahoo.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.

ABOUT US:

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.

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