UPCOMING EVENTS:  

(Not Just) Christmas in July Kids'(s) camp, every Sunday, 10am, this July. Stay cool as we explore five winter holidays that bring in the Light. We have celebrated Diwali and Hanukkah, and Soyaluna;  a Christmas lesson/ celebration remains. We could use an adult to assist. Thank you.

ON BEHALF OF DEANNA WOLFF:

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.


We have a Welcoming Committee! The members are Deanna Wolff,Lanell Mikeska and Cindy Brown. They sure could use a hand, so if you would like to start off our new UU year by volunteering, let either one of them know.  


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.  

 

OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES:

To Hulda, Amy, and Stephanie Burgar, for the loss of their beloved Father and Grandfather.

We are grateful to have shared time with you all together, to have spent some time with your Dad/ Granddad, and wish comfort unto you all in this time of change in your lives. 

If you would, UU family, please light a candle in honor of this family's loss. We will announce any needs that arise as they come so that we can offer ourselves in service. Thank you.

ACTIVISM CORNER:

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

Love Resists Campaign is a UUA- centered resource through UUA.org. 


Give someone an unexpected compliment. 

Take a minute to make someone smile.

If you see something that needs change, never think that you are too insignificant to change it. Someone else may have thought the same thing and feared acting upon it- but could be very grateful for your courage.

Recycle. Reuse. Reduce.

Choose love first.

Families belong together.

Seeking the opportunity to survive is not a crime.


A UU INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE:

I am but a drop of water. Alone, I would disappear. Dried up by the scorching sun, or sucked up by the dry, thirsty Earth. But together, we can wear out stones, carve out the Grand Canyon, make streams and rivers, and find our way to the sea.


BEGINNING IN AUGUST: 

There will no longer be an email newsletter. All services, events, and pertinent information will be available here.

Updates and last- minute information can be found on the Members and Friends and public Facebook pages.

Thank you Jane, so much, for all you have done keeping us so very well informed. This website will always endeavor to follow the beacon of your example.

A FRIENDLY REMINDER:

Please remember to fill out your pledge sheets. You can find one at the UU. If funds are tight, we ask for a small donation of record, and if you can, to please volunteer 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

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. 

The UU Daytime Book Group will meet at noon on Friday, July 6, to discuss Yuval Harari's (non fiction) book,  Homo Deus, A Brief History of Tomorrow.This is his follow up book to Sapiens, and is described by Michael Gerson: In this vision a small, geeky, elite gains the ability to use biological and cyborg engineering to become something beyond human.

We will tackle the first part, 68 pages, The New Human Agenda. Several of us have read the book and find it thought provoking.

Movie Night: 2nd Fridays, 7 p.m. 


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


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


Choir Practice: On hiatus July 4- 18; we will resume our regular schedule on Wednesday, 25 July, at 6:30 p.m. We would love to have additional voices and instruments join our group! 

Board Meetings: 

Executive Board Meeting: (elected officers only- President, VP, Secretary, and Treasurer- in closed session) on Sunday, 01 July at 9 a.m. 

Regular Board MeetingFull board and any interested members in open session on Sunday, 08 July at 9a.m.

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

UU Uke Club: 2nd Thursday Austin Uke Society field trip/ 4th Saturdays at the UU at 10 AM. We will pause to eat when practicing at the UU, so please feel free to contribute to the table. 

As we continue to refine our experience, we are happy to announce that we are working on placing our songs on Powerpoint for ease of viewing and will have some ready for next practice. Song ideas are welcome from all participants!

July's  Uke schedule:

Thursday, July 12- carpool/ caravan to Austin Uke Society Meeting. We depart at 5:30 PM, and the meeting begins at 7:00 PM. 

Saturday, July 28- 10 am, meet at the fellowship for practice.