YEAR 2018 PAST  ADULT  PROGRAMS:

JANUARY 2018:

7 January 2018: TBA
14 January 2018:
The discussion topic will be Sexual Harassment
21 January 2018:
TBA
28 January 2018:
TBA

FEBRUARY 2018:

4 February 2018: Eva Lott from the Unity Church will tell us about
her spiritual journey.
11 February 2018: Adult RE: TBA
18 February 2018: TBA
25 February 2018: Adult RE: TBA

MARCH 2018:

March 4 2018: Paige Britt, a children's author, will be speaking to us on "Wisdom Begins In Wonder"; it's about the power and importance of curiosity.

March 11 2018: Adult RE, Charles Capen: Is it time to discuss gun control?

March 18 2018: Hulda Berger will speak. Her topic is "At-one-ment: Finding Balance Through Reconciliation." Topic include a story of racial reconciliation within the UUA, a game called the human knot,and writing apology cards to seek individual forgiveness in our own relationships.

March 25 2018: Adult RE, OK Smith : The American Constitution

MAY 2018:

06 May 2018: Animal Blessing service.

13 May 2018: Adult RE: The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives, a TED talk. Charles Capen will lead the discussion.

20 May 2018: A short service followed by the Annual Spring Business Meeting. Please do make plans to come, we need a quorum.

27 May 2018:  " Can a Divided America Heal?" This is a TED talk and discussion will be led by Charles Capen.

JUNE 2018:

03 June 2018:  Jean Kubala will do a presentation on STONE SOUP -
OR WHY BOTHER? If you've ever wondered why you drag
yourself to the Fellowship on Sunday mornings, here are five
reasons why it isn't worth the hassle and one why maybe it is. Thank you Ms. Jean, this was a wonderful presentation... and without notes, even! 

10 June 2018: Stephanie Burgar will lead the discussion today. Her
topic is: Can Imagination form Reality? 

17 June 2018: Father's Day Service.

24 June 2018: Cindy Brown and Lanell will lead a discussion revisiting
The Welcoming Community, what it is, how it has grown and changed.

JULY 2018:

05 August  2018:  Dr. Brene Brown: Listening to Shame/ What to do When You Struggle With Trust/ Boundaries.

08 July 2018: Dr. Brene Brown: Compassion for People (The Power of Vulnerability/ Blame/ The Power of Empathy).

15 July 2018: Dr. Brene Brown: You Have to Make a Choice: Am I Going to Show Up?

22 July 2018: Dr. Brene Brown: Living Brave/ Whole Hearted. 

29 July 2018: UU Cleanup Sunday: This is a fifth Sunday, and according to our tradition, they are cleaning days; so come on out in some comfortable clothes, roll up your sleeves, and help our UU home receive a thorough cleaning! Many hands make light work! We will have a sandwich/ salad/ chips potluck afterwards to celebrate our achievement and our month.

AUGUST 2018:

05 August  2018:  This is our Welcome Back opening service for the new UU year! Roxann Patrick will present a 7 tables- inspired fellowship activity.

12 August 2018:  Charles Capen presents TED talk: "History of Human Emotion"  by Tiffany Smith

19 August 2018: Water Ceremony: This meaningful, empowering communal ceremony will involve whole- family participation. Please remember to bring water and anecdotes of its significance from your adventures  this summer!

26 August 2018: Charles Capen presents TED talk:  "Make Some Space for Solitude" by Sherry Turkle. 


YEAR 2018  PAST CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS:

JANUARY 2018:

Middles:
January 7:
saddlebags of courage and conviction
January 21:
stethoscope of listening
Youth:
January 7:
What does it mean to be UU? How can we respectfully share
our beliefs?
January 21:
The first U, what does God is one mean?

FEBRUARY 2018:

Middles (K-5th): continuing Toolbox of Faith
Feb 4: Gloves of love
Feb 18: Sandpaper of humor

Youth (6th-12th): continuing Amazing Grace exploring right and
wrong
February 4: the second U, if god is supposed to be loving, how do we
explain the popular story of the flood or the belief in hell?
February 18: How do we balance social justice and individual freedom?
In your opinion, who is Jesus; fictional, historical, or divine?

MARCH 2018:

March 4:

Middles: continue to work on "Toolbox of Faith with the Sandpaper of Humor".

Youth: will continue Amazing Grace with Faith in Action; how do we balance social justice and individual freedom?

18 March: Children's RE coordinator, Hulda Burgar, shares their lesson with entire congregation during service. Tilte: "At- one-ment: Finding Balance Through Reconciliation." The topic includes a story of racial reconciliation within the UUA, a game called the human knot, and writing apology cards to seek forgiveness in our own relationships.

APRIL 2018: 

April 1: Children will participate with families in Flower Communion.
April 15:
Middles: continue the Toolbox of faith series with “the water bottle of Spirit”
Youth: continue Amazing Grace series with “Where does our conscience come from?”

MAY 2018:

Middles (K-5th)

06 May 2018: The children will participate with their families in the Blessing of the Animals Service.

13 May 2018: Open discussion: " What do You do When No One is Looking?"

20 May 2018: " Toolbox of Faith" series continues: " The Chalk of the Democratic Process."

27 May 2018: Open discussion: " How can Faith Help You Change the Rules You Feel are Wrong?"

Youth (6th-12th)

06 May 2018: Animal Blessing Service.

13 May 2018: Discussion on conscience continues, "What do You do When No One is Looking?"

20 May 2018: "Where Do the Rules in Your Life Come From?"

27 May 2018: " How can Faith Help You Change the Rules You Feel are Wrong?"

JUNE 2018:

Middles (1st-5th):

03 June 2018: National Treasure part 1- “Those who have an ability to take action have a responsibility to take action.” Ben Gates. What makes a person a patriot? 

10 June 2018: National Treasure part 2- Is there ever a time when doing what is considered wrong is the right thing to do? 

17 June 2018: National Treasure 2 part 1- Ben Gates is trying to reclaim his family’s honor. How does our heritage effect our
actions and beliefs? 

24 June 2018: National Treasure 2 part 2- “People want to believe the president is an honorable man that will defend the Constitution.” Ben Gates (summarized) What defines an honorable man?"

Youth (6th -12th):

03 June 2018:  National Treasure Part 1- " Those who have an ability to take action  have a responsibility to take action. " Ben Gates. What makes a person a patriot? (OR RE)

10 June 2018: National Treasure part 2- Is there ever a time when doing what is considered wrong is the right thing to do?

17 June 2018: National Treasure 2 part 1- Ben Gates is trying to reclaim his family’s honor. How does our heritage effect our
actions and beliefs? (OR RE)

24 June 2018: National Treasure 2 part 2- “People want to believe the president  is an honorable man that will defend the
constitution.” Ben Gates (summarized) What defines an honorable man?

JULY 2018: 

KIDS' (S) PROGRAMS:  JULY IS KIDS' (S) CAMP MONTH! Kids' (s) Camp takes over the sanctuary this July!  Come enjoy (Not Just) Christmas in July as we explore 5 winter holidays from 10 a.m- 12 p.m. every Sunday. Each festival celebrates the coming or returning of The Light. Since our symbol is the chalice, perhaps we can all use a reminder about sharing our light with the world: the light of Truth, the warmth of Community, and the fire of Commitment.

01 July: Diwali

08 July: Chanukah/ Hanukkah

15 July: Soyaluna/ Soyal

22 July: Christmas, in place of Yule

29 July: This activity has been cancelled. This will still be a "Clean our UU" day.

01 July: Diwali

AUGUST 2018:

Our Youth (6-12th grade) will deepen their understanding of faith by studying world religions in the series “Building Bridges”

05 August 2018: Middles:  The journey begins at home; introducing our UU principles and sources.

05 August 2018: Youth:  The journey begins at home. How do faith communities help us understand our world?

19 August 2018: Children will participate with their families in Water Ceremony, where we share our summer journeys and welcome everyone back.