2017 PROGRAMS

Web editor cannot obtain 2016 adult RE programming and will work on drop- down correction. 2016 Kids'(s) RE programs can be found on the Past Junior Programs page. This will be corrected; however, for timely July 2018 release, this page will contain year 2017 historic kids's programs. Thank you for your patience.

YEAR 2017 ADULT RE PROGRAMS

January 1: Since New Years Day falls on a Sunday, the
traditional Bread and Butter party, usually held at Jean's,
will be held at the Fellowship (breads provided) no
sweets - only home made bread, butter, orange juice,
and coffee. You'll have a chance to burn up everything
you hope to get rid of in 2017. You'll have a chance to
discuss hopes and plans and maybe even get to help
take down decorations.
There may even be music. Feel free to bring along any
friends or out of town guests.
January 8: Adult RE continues the Great Courses series
on Values. Charles Capen will lead the discussion
January 15: Prison chaplain Joy Fattori will present the
program today
January 22: Adult RE continues the Great Courses series
on Values.
January 29: TBA

February 5: Bobbi Stewart will speak on The Existential
Crisis
February 12: Adult Ed continues the discussion on
Values. Charles Capen will lead
February 19: Lanell Mikeska will present "Gypsy, Poet, &
Prophet: The Legacy of Woody Guthrie"
February 26: Values discussion continues.

March 5: Blessing the Animals, an annual event is this
Sunday’s program. If you have a pet that wants to be
blessed, bring them to this fun service.
March 12: The discussion of Values continues. Charles
Capen will lead.
March 19: Ash Hall will be speaking, her topic will be A
Legislative Update with Equality Texas
March 26: Values discussion continues.

April: 2:"Climate Change & Global Warming"
By Alice Giambalvo (aka Miss "G")
A "G" rated presentation for CHILDREN & adults on
the effects of climate change and global warming.
Presentation will conclude with a take action project
in which all participants will make a recycled bottle
seed planter.
This service is geared towards our children so Please
invite any kids to join us this day.
Devices: If you have a phone or tablet with internet
service, please bring it along. Presentation will be
interactive.
Miss G's presentation in collaboration with the
Climate Reality Project.
April 9: Adult Ed: Ethics Discussions continue. Charles
Capen leads
April 16: Flower Communion An annual UU event.
Please bring a flower to share if possible.
April 23: Adult Ed: Ethics Discussions continue. Charles
Capen leads
April 30: Work day

May 7: Guest speaker Barbara Wendland "Connecting
and Disconnecting”
May 14: Adult RE, Discussion on Ethics continues with
the topic “Justice”
BOARD MEETING : 9 AM
May 21: Business meeting, we will be electing new
officers for next fiscal, discussing some changes to the
budget, and voting on some other important decisions for
the fellowship. Please show up, we need a quorum of
members to conduct the meeting. (Remember, to be a
voting member, you must have made a donation of
record and have signed the membership)
Potluck to follow, please bring a dish to pass of your
choosing.
May 28: Special Event (postponed from April) No RE this
morning. Instead we have a special program. "Climate
Change & Global Warming” By Alice Giambalvo
(aka Miss "G")
A "G" rated presentation for CHILDREN & adults on the
effects of climate change and global warming.
Presentation will conclude with a take action project in
which all participants will make a recycled bottle seed
planter.
This service is geared towards our children so Please
invite any kids to join us this day.Devices: If you have a phone or tablet with internet
service, please bring it along. Presentation will be
interactive.
Miss G's presentation in collaboration with the Climate
Reality Project.

June 4: Steve Larsen will present a program on the
Interaction Between Psychology and Religion.
June 11: Adult RE: Charles Capen will lead a program
on Free Will and Determination
June 18: Yimadabattuni Rao will present a program on
Ramayana - - one of the Great Epics for Hindus. God
reincarnates as human being (prince Rama) and
vanquishes the demons including Ravana of the
underworld. Rama sets an example for perfect ruler and
perfect human being.
June 25: Adult RE: TBA

July 2017: While there are no summer programs or Adult Ed in
July, join us each week for a discussion of a timely
topic. 10 AM each Sunday.

August 6: "Is God Welcome Here?” Presented by Bob
Blair.
August 13: WHERE DID THOSE UNITARIANS COME
FROM ANYWAY? For those curious about our
denomination's history (longer than you may think) Kay
Price will give a brief history of our heretical (heretic
meaning one who thinks for himself) origins with time
for questions and discussion.
August 20: Annual Water Communion Service
presented by Jean Kubala. Pot Luck to follow.
August 27: DISAGREEMENTS WHICH UNITE US:
We'll take a look and some early and still current
arguments (discussions?) within the denomination, and
the way Fellowships have grown. Jean Kubala will
preset the program.

Sept. 3: Today’s speaker is a woman army chaplain who
will talk about being a chaplain during Desert Storm.
Sept.10: Building Your Own Theology. Session 1 (Sept.
10, 2017): Where Are We, Waldo, and How Did We Get
Here?
Sept. 17: TBA
Sept. 24: Building Your Own Theology. Session 2 (Sept.
24, 2017): Creating an "Honest God"

October 1: My Spiritual Journey presented by Garrett
Askin
October 8: Building Your Own Theology III: Ethics &
Values (Being "Good for Nothing")
October 15: My Spiritual Journey presented by Sharon
Glockzin
October 22: Building Your Own Theology IV: Wrapping
It All Up-A Credo
October 29: Fifth Sunday — Fix up Day at the
Fellowship

November 5: My Spiritual Journey presented by Grace
Henessy
November 12: Matt Ridley will lead the a discussion on
“The Quest for Meaning: Values, Ethics, and the Modern
Experience”
November 19: Business meeting. Please come in order
that we may have a quorum and get some things done.
November 26: A series on Values continues, led by Matt
Ridley

December 3: Kris Cervantes from Waco will lead the
service today
December 10: Matt Ridley will continue the discussions
on The Big Questions of Philosophy
December 17: Lanell Mikeska will present Building the
Beloved Community
December 24: The Big Questions of Philosophy led by
Matt Ridley
December 31: TBA


YEAR 2017 KIDS'(S) RE PROGRAMS:

January 15: The Junior Fellowship will begin an
investigation into Heroes Without Capes (Heroines too)What makes these people special, and what does it take
to be a hero. The first one we will talk about is Benjamin
Franklin - and we may even try one of his experiments.

February 5: Can singing make you a super-hero?
We'll learn about Malvina Reynolds, a woman whose
songs changed peoples minds about a lot of things -
and make some Valentines too.

February 19: Can ladies do anything more important
than pour tea? Clara Barton thought so, and did quite
a few things to prove it. We'll try some of her skills.

March 5th: The Junior Fellowship will be participating in
the Animal Service
March 19: The Grade School Class will discover why
Joseph Priestly is a hero, conduct an experiment to
create oxygen, and recreate parts of his life. 

The High School Group will meet to decide
how they want to organize and what they plan to do

April 2017: No kid- specific activities listed on newsletter.

May 4th: The junior Fellowship grade school class will be
learning about a Mystery Hero - maybe from long ago -
Maybe modern - maybe a woman - maybe a man, but
definitely worth talking about. Come and find out.
May 18th: The Junior Fellowship will have their own
Business meeting, deciding what they are most
interested in learning about. how they can best use the
space we have, and what supplies and equipment they
feel we should have. This will be followed by a brief
balloon and bubble session before the all-Fellowship potluck. 
May 28: Special Event (postponed from April) No RE this
morning. Instead we have a special program. "Climate
Change & Global Warming” By Alice Giambalvo
(aka Miss "G")
A "G" rated presentation for CHILDREN & adults on the
effects of climate change and global warming.
Presentation will conclude with a take action project in
which all participants will make a recycled bottle seed
planter.
This service is geared towards our children so Please invite any kids to join us this day.Devices: If you have a phone or tablet with internet service, please bring it along. Presentation will be
interactive.
Miss G's presentation in collaboration with the Climate
Reality Project.

 June 4: Can you imagine reading a book without being
able to see? Our hero this week is Louis Braille, a blind man who
developed a way to do just that. We'll see a braille writer, write
our names in braille, and try doing a number of things without
being able to see.

 June 19: Everyone will get a chance to pick a favorite
hero, and we'll discuss what makes someone a hero - including
ourselves. This will be followed by a party to end this year's
class.

July 2017:While there are no summer programs or Adult Ed in
July, join us each week for a discussion of a timely
topic. 10 AM each Sunday.

August 2017:

Middles room (K-5th): The Toolbox of Faith series
reflects on qualities of our UU faith, such as integrity,
courage, and love as tools the children can use in everyday
life to grow their own faith.
Youth room (6th-12th): The Amazing Grace series explores the meaning of right and wrong from a UU perspective and challenges tweens and teens to act on their new ethical understanding.
August 6:
Middles- Toolbox: Ruler, promises and rules.
Youth- Introduction to Amazing Grace. Why does bad stuff happen?

August 20: Water Communion

September 2017:

Middles (K-5th): building character through the Toolbox of
Faith series
Youth (6th-12th): teen-lead exploration of right and wrong
via Amazing Grace series
September 3
Middles: magnifying glass of questioning
Youth: sin or virtue, what helps people cope when
life is going wrong?
September 17
Middles: compass of integrity
Youth: heaven or hell, how does free will balance
with responsibility?

October 2017:

Middles (K-5th): building character through the
Toolbox of Faith series
Youth (6th-12th): teen-lead exploration of right and
wrong via Amazing Grace series
October 1:
Middles: duct tape of flexibility
Youth: what is a soul? What is a conscience?
October 15:
Middles: mirror of reflection
Youth: are right and wrong absolute or does it depend
on the circumstances?
Youth group art night: bring your favorite media to
share and create original art. Might include some
special effects and face paint. Time and date TBD.

November 2017:

Middles (K-5th): building character through the Toolbox of
Faith series
Youth (6th-12th): teen-lead exploration of right and wrong
via Amazing Grace series
November 5:
Middles: duct tape of flexibility
Youth: are right and wrong absolute or does it depend on
the circumstances?
November 18:
Middles: paintbrush of expression
Youth: What does it mean to be true to yourself? What’s
holding you back?
Youth group outing: Nov 12th, join us at Killeen Mall for
lunar mini-golf at 2pm.

December 2017:

Middles (K-5th): building character through the Toolbox of
Faith series
Youth (6th-12th): teen-lead exploration of right and wrong
via Amazing Grace series
December 3:
Middles: paintbrush of expression
Youth: Character silhouettes
December 17:
Christmas craft