UPCOMING EVENTS:  

ON BEHALF OF DEANNA WOLF:

If you  are a member and would like to have birthdays, anniversaries, or any other special events acknowledged, please leave a text to (254-444-1112). You only have to send the month if a birthday. Include family member names if relevant to your celebration. Lastly, please be sure to state what the event is. 


A note from the choir: We would love to have more members to round out our voices! If you would like to join us, speak with Lanell Mikeska or Sheila Oliver.  

NEWCOMERS BRUNCH:
A brunch to welcome new members and visitors is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 23rd immediately following  Adult Religious Education.

SHED RAISING:

Our new shed is scheduled to be shipped to the UU on the 30th.  Weather and delivery permitting, we aim to raise this shed with those of you who are willing and able. The shed is made of metal, so bring gloves... and wear comfortable clothing. Thank you ahead of time for your help.


 


Cindy Brown urges everyone to attend this show if they can !

She says she is one of her favorite artists. 

You can look her up on Youtube and witness what Cindy is talking 

about, and then enjoy a live show close to home!


 

HOLIDAYS/ EVENTS OF SEPTEMBER:

03 September 2018: Labor Day

09 September 2018: Grandparents'(s) Day; Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown

10 September 2018: First of Muharram begins at sundown

11 September 2018: Patriot Day

16 September 2018: Independence Day (Mexico)

18 September 2018: Yom Kippur begins at sundown

20 September 2018: Ashura begins at sundown

21 September 2018: Peace Day

22 September 2018: Autumn begins


ACTIVISM CORNER:

ThirdCoastActivist.org is a great resource for local activist- related events and  The subject matter is varied and relevant to current events. 

Love Resists Campaign is a UUA- centered resource through UUA.org. Please visit the UUA website for inspiration and elaboration.

Say hi to the human beings in your presence. Honest and curious dialogue is what builds bridges of positive interconnection.

Give someone an unexpected compliment. 

Take a minute to make someone smile. Smiles feel good. 

Recycle. Reuse. Reduce.

Choose love first.

Families belong together. Children belong with their parents. Seeking asylum is not a justification for the infliction of even more trauma on those who seek safety.

The best way to heal the world: start with fixing our own flaws. We all have them, we are human and therefore imperfect; and that's perfectly okay, as long as we keep love and goodwill in our hearts.

It is not a sign of weakness to admit a mistake. Just learn from it and try your best not to repeat it.

It sounds pretty simple, maybe even silly... but if you happen upon a piece of litter, please pick it up and discard it properly, even if it is not yours. The oceans would surely reward all of us if we did so.


INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES :

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A FRIENDLY REMINDER:

Please remember to fill out your pledge sheets and make your monthly donation. You can find pledge sheets at the UU. If funds are tight, we ask for an affordable donation, and, if you can, a hands- on service in lieu of money; we have plenty of chores to do. Thank you.

ACTIVITY CHAIRPERSONS:

Bookworms UU Daytime Book Group:  Mary Voss

Movie Night: Pat and Paul Sullivan

Drum Circle: Mike Reed

Ladies' (s) Lunch: Deanna Wolff

Choir Practice: Lanell Mikeska

UU Uke Club: Lanell Mikeska

Website: Sheila Oliver

Fb Moderators: Lanell Mikeska, Mike Reed, Jessica Swafford

Adult RE: Charles Capen

Children's RE: Hulda Burgar


REGULAR MONTHLY EVENTS: 

Book Worms: 1st Fridays, 12 p.m.  Bring a sack lunch if you would like. This month's book TBA.

Movie Night: 2nd Fridays, 7 p.m. This month's movie TBA.


Drum Circle: 2nd Saturday, 5-8 p.m. Potluck and socializing afterwards.


Ladies Lunch: 3rd Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. 

The ladies luncheon will meet on 20 September 2018 at:  Sweet Confections, which is in front of the Belton HEB in the same mini mall as AT&T.


Choir Practice: Every  Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. We would love to have additional voices and instruments join our group!

Board Meetings: 

Every second Sunday at 9 a.m.

Full board and any interested members in open session on Sunday,  09 September 2018.

Pickin' and Grinnin' on Sundays after forum and Adult RE!  Bring your pickers and grinners! 

UU Ukes: 2nd Thursday Austin Uke Society field trip/ 4th Saturdays at the UU at 10 AM. We will pause for a small (preferably healthy- healthy-ish) snack when practicing at the UU, so please feel free to contribute to the table. 

Our Powerpoint library has paused at 20 or so songs, soon to increase again. We also have plenty of fun songs on paper. We are always open to song suggestions.  Novices welcome; we all continue to learn together!

September's  Uke schedule:

Thursday ,13 September: carpool/ caravan to Austin Uke Society Meeting. We depart at 5:30 PM, and the meeting begins at 7:00 PM. Memorial United Methodist Church  6100 Berkman Drive, Austin.

Saturday, 22 September: 10 AM- 12 PM; meet at the UUFBC. 




The men in the following photo had no idea they were going to have this encounter. One, at the time of the moment captured, is homeless; the other, a man who has exposure to difficult situations regularly by way of his employment, who could become hardened to keep things from affecting him too deeply so he can return to do another day's work.

The homeless man was seeking to improve his lot in life and had a job interview that morning. He was having trouble shaving his beard off with the shaver he had. 

The officer, who had stopped to run into the store behind the homeless gentleman, noticed the man's struggle and inquired. 

Instead of driving away and wishing him luck, the officer gently helped the man remove the rest of his beard, right there on the side of the store.

The job was at a Mc Donald's. He was on time for the interview. 

He got the job.

Recognizing our interconnectedness can be pretty powerful. 

With a simple demonstration of love in community, the web of people who surround these gentlemen are touched by this simple act of kindness. 

In turn, the ripples continue on and on.

Are you smiling? You just got "rippled".