Fellowship Service: 10 a.m., 1st & 3rd Sundays
Adult Forum and Children/Youth Religious Education follows at 11 a.m.
Adult Religious Education: 10 a.m., 2nd & 4th Sundays (No second hour; ARE ends at 11 a.m.)
Please check our News and Events for other programs and special events occurring on 5th Sundays.
*Childcare is provided for all Services.*
Happy November! This month will center on tradition, togetherness and focus on principles. We will note the importance of this November, its impact on our futures and how to move forward with strength in peace. This month's programs are intended to provide comfort within a sense of beloved community while recognizing how much there is to be grateful for. Please join us, this month will be amazing, and there will be plenty of music to lift your hearts.
QUOTES OF NOVEMBER TO PONDER:
"November is the most disagreeable month in the whole year," said Margaret, standing at the window one dull afternoon, looking out at the frost-bitten garden. "That's the reason I was born in it," observed Jo pensively... ~Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, 1868
“There is October in every November and there is November in every December! All seasons melted in each other’s life!” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan
“November; Crows are approaching - Wounded leaves fall to the ground.” ― Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann
“Whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul, I shall recall the memory of warm, sunny, late summer afternoons like this one, and be comforted greatly.” ― Peggy Toney Horton
“Don't wait until the fourth Thursday in November, to sit with family and friends to give thanks. Make every day a day of Thanksgiving!” ― Charmaine J Forde
November woods are bare and still; November days are clear and bright; Each noon burns up the morning's chill; The morning's snow is gone by night... November woods are bare and still; November days are bright and good; Life's noon burns up life's morning chill; Life's night rests feet which long have stood...
~Helen Fiske Hunt Jackson (1830–1885), "Down to Sleep."
peering from some high window;at the gold of november sunset (and feeling:that if day has to become night this is a beautiful way) ~e.e. cummings
We remember the shooting of November 5th on Fort Hood and hold all who perished in our hearts and continue to wish for the continued strength and perseverance of all the survivors and their families.
It would have been wonderful if we could issue that one prayer, but there have been far too many incidents that have followed, including another shooting at Fort Hood.
We stand in solidarity with the families, friends, and community of Maurice Stallard Jr. and Vickie Lee Jones in Kentucky; and with the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue's families, friends, and community of the 11 fallen : Joyce Feinberg; Richard Gottfried; Rose Mallinger; Jerry Rabinowitz; Cecil and David Rosenthal (brothers); Bernice and Sylvan Simon (husband and wife); Daniel Stein; Melvin Wax; Irving Younger.
We disavow violence and the intent to express opinions of difference and dominion through violent actions.
We wish all those affected by this violence and similar incidents abundant strength, a road toward healing, and peace. We pray for the day that the violence will cease and all can fully realize that:
E pluribus unum.
ADULT RE CHAIRPERSON: CHARLES CAPEN
04 November 2018: Guest appearance by Laura Zucker, singer/ songwriter.
11 November 2018: Charles Capen presents: Diversity and Affirmative Action
18 November 2018: This is our Congregational Meeting. A Thanksgiving celebration will follow with a potluck and a concert from our choir. Bring your pre- leftovers! :)
25 November 2018: TBA
KIDS'(S) RE CHAIRPERSON: HULDA BURGAR
This year we journey around the world as we explore our UU sources of faith.
The Middles (K-5th grade) continue to learn to seek guidance through our UU sources with the series “Love Will Guide Us”
Our Youth (6-12th grade) continue to deepen their understanding of faith by studying world religions in the series “Building Bridges”
4 November 2018: Love is Eternal: why death is like a banana tree
11 November 2018: “Our love is not gone, it is just enfolded”
18 November 2018: We are loved flaws and all
25 November 2018: “Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy.”
4 November 2018: Indigenous religion: the Earth speaks, are we still listening?
11 November 2018: How does being connected to nature benefit people?
18 November 2018: Buddhism 2: finding your Zen and bringing more compassion to life
25 November 2018: Where and when do you feel most peace-filled?
Youth (6-12th) and Middles (K-5th) have open discussion available on 2nd and 4th Sundays in addition to regular RE option on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month.
In our abundance, please let's remember those who sacrificed everything so that we might have.
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.