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Saturday, Nov 29Preparing for Hanging of the Greens

Decorating for winter season and cutting "greens" on the property and making swags for the Hanging of the Greens service the next day. Bring gloves, jute and pruners if you have them. Hot chocolate will be provided!

Sunday, Nov 30Service: Hanging of the Greens
Judy Weiskopf

Join fellow SCUU-ers for this ancient tradition of “Hanging of the Greens” in celebration the beginning of the winter holidays. We will hang greens, light candles, and add other decorations to the yurt as we honor our multi-traditioned UU backgrounds. Whether you celebrate the Christian beginning of Advent, the Jewish tradition of Hanukkah, the Celtic tradition of using evergreens to ward off misfortune and bring protection and luck, the Roman Winter Solstice festival of Saturnalia, the newer Unitarian Universalist festival of Chalica, or a different winter festival, we welcome you to begin your winter holiday celebration with us. Come one, come all!

 

The service will be followed by a Soup Potluck Lunch and homemade Wassail.

Tuesday, Dec 2Soul Circle Conversation: What Does It Mean to Be a People of Grace? 7-9 pm
Rev. Megan Foley

Soul Circle is an open spiritual development group that uses the monthly Soul Circle packet (see link to left of screen on website) to grow personally and as Unitarian Universalist people of faith.  We meet the first Tuesday of each month to talk about how the theme of the month affected our lives.  To participate, check the link at left at the beginning of each month, and do the exercises or ask yourselves the questions that speak to you the most.  Then come to our meeting to talk about your new understandings or struggles with people on similar paths in a safe, supportive environment, facilitated by Rev. Megan.  See you there!

Sunday, Dec 7Service: More Wonder and Awe, Please!
Rev. Megan Foley

This time of year is a good one to shut off all the logical, rational, busy parts of our minds, and delve into the depths of wonder.  Do you remember how you used to feel during the holidays, or at the hush of a snowfall, or at a sky full of stars? How can we learn to reclaim that sense of wonder and make it a part of our everyday lives?

Wednesday, Dec 24Christmas Eve Service 5 pm
Rev. Megan Foley

Join us for our traditional Christmas Eve service with caroling, a message, and candlelighting!  All ages welcome.  Want more celebrating? Come at 4:30 for our cookie reception- bring some of your favorites!

Tuesday, Jan 6Soul Circle Conversation: What Does It Mean to Be a People of Integrity? 7-9 pm
Rev. Megan Foley

Soul Circle is an open spiritual development group that uses the monthly Soul Circle packet (see link to left of screen on website) to grow personally and as Unitarian Universalist people of faith.  We meet the first Tuesday of each month (with some exceptions) to talk about how the theme of the month affected our lives.  To participate, check the link at left at the beginning of each month, and do the exercises or ask yourselves the questions that speak to you the most.  Then come to our meeting to talk about your new understandings or struggles with people on similar paths in a safe, supportive environment, facilitated by Rev. Megan.  See you there!

Sunday, Mar 22Sunday Meditation Service

The Sunday meditation group meets for silent meditation, reading and sharing of insight on Sunday mornings at 9:00am, prior to the main service.

Soul Circle is an open spiritual development group that uses the monthly Soul Circle packet to grow personally and as Unitarian Universalist people of faith. Each church year has a year-long topic, with monthly themes that address it.We meet monthly to talk about how the theme affected our lives with people on similar paths in a safe, supportive environment, facilitated by Rev. Megan. Click here for more information and to explore past themes.

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  • Thursday, November 20, 2014
    Advocate Peace!! Mindfulness Meditation Leader, Jerry Hartman - Service this Sunday! Class Tonight! And workshop for the holidays! & Thanks Julie for publishing the eflyer...


    WOW!! the new edition of the Weekly News from SCUU digest that you will receive as an eflyer email. Tis a beautiful thing.

    Link to Weekly News from SCUU 11/20/2014. 

    If you don't want to use the link, here is a preview in a scrollable frame too..  In a browser it's scrollable and on a tablet from the WOW blog the whole freakin complete weekly digest eflyer just automagically appears...



    Many Thanks to Julie and the eTaskForce!!!

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  • Sunday, November 16, 2014
    For you To do :  Talk to your regular church friends and contacts and tell them we want to hear from them about what they want to invest in as a church.  Discussion meeting DEC. 7 12-2, come if you can or send your ideas to the Board of Trustees.  Megan


    What 3-4 things do we want to focus on this year at SCUU?
    1. Successful pledge drive 2015-2016 (11) *
      1. Congregational budget discussion (Making Church Awesome)
    2. Increase Rentals and external investments (9) *
      1. 5 year plan
    3. Property maintenance (6)
    4. Outreach and publicity – more visitors (7) *
      1. Visitor Web Site
      2. Social Outreach
    5. Member connection with active member contact (12) *
      1. Following up with member care
      2. Mentoring one on one/circle dinners
      3. Volunteerism
      4. Minister of Fun
    6. Mission and Vision (6) (CREW)
    Attendees:  Julie, Kathy, Jim, George H., Adam, Helen, Michael y., Jeff, Faith, Barbara, Tom and Kathleen, Donny, Anneke, Rev Megan

    Votes appear in parentheses.
  • Thursday, November 13, 2014
    Advocate Peace!! Next Steps SCUU (Brainstorming Session with Rev. Megan) This Sunday! & Thanks Julie for publishing the eflyer...


    WOW!! the new edition of the Weekly News from SCUU digest that you will receive as an eflyer email. Tis a beautiful thing.

    Link to Weekly News from SCUU 11/13/2014. 

    If you don't want to use the link, here is a preview in a scrollable frame too..  In a browser it's scrollable and on a tablet from the WOW blog the whole freakin complete weekly digest eflyer just automagically appears...



    Many Thanks to Julie and the eTaskForce!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Saturday, November 8, 2014


    Unitarian Universalist

     When she spoke of the need for all religions, I thought of
     UU as a faceted jewel. We are allowed access to all the
     knowledge of the different paths we cross. Each path shines
     light on a different facet, making the whole jewel sparkle.

     Maybe the inside is left empty intentionally, so that the
     heart of our religion is mystery. So that there is room for
     each of us to find our own path. The outside is the
     community, and this is the meaning of the church. Community,
     support and acceptance. The faith that binds us is the
     belief in the capacity of each individual to forge an honest
     and personal quest for truth and meaning.

     Wanda P. -- Glad to be getting the right idea.

    Wow -- Speak to inform and not to manipulate.
  • Saturday, November 8, 2014


    Here is a draft. I'll need to swap in a vector version of our logo. Trying to keep the message clear and maintain negative space.

    Donny said "vector version" ...  Thanks Donny ...
  • Thursday, November 6, 2014
    Advocate Peace!! Board Meeting Notes. Desert Night (tomorrow), Sugarloaf Summit (Sunday), Soul Circle (Tuesday)!! & Thanks Julie for publishing the eflyer...


    WOW!! the new edition of the Weekly News from SCUU digest that you will receive as an eflyer email. Tis a beautiful thing.

    Link to Weekly News from SCUU 11/06/2014. 

    If you don't want to use the link, here is a preview in a scrollable frame too..  In a browser it's scrollable and on a tablet from the WOW blog the whole freakin complete weekly digest eflyer just automagically appears...



    Many Thanks to Julie and the eTaskForce!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Thursday, October 30, 2014
    Advocate Peace!! New Musing on Sugarloaf Summit Nov 9th! Annual Day of the Dead Service This Sunday! !! & Thanks Julie for publishing the eflyer...


    WOW!! the new edition of the Weekly News from SCUU digest that you will receive as an eflyer email. Tis a beautiful thing.

    Link to Weekly News from SCUU 10/30/2014. 

    If you don't want to use the link, here is a preview in a scrollable frame too..  In a browser it's scrollable and on a tablet from the WOW blog the whole freakin complete weekly digest eflyer just automagically appears...



    Many Thanks to Julie and the eTaskForce!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014
    Advocate Peace!! Grounds Work-Day this Sunday, Next Steps Summit Nov. 9 - Save the Date!! !! & Thanks Julie for publishing the eflyer...


    WOW!! the new edition of the Weekly News from SCUU digest that you will receive as an eflyer email. Tis a beautiful thing.

    Link to Weekly News from SCUU 10/23/2014. 

    If you don't want to use the link, here is a preview in a scrollable frame too..  In a browser it's scrollable and on a tablet from the WOW blog the whole freakin complete weekly digest eflyer just automagically appears...



    Many Thanks to Julie and the eTaskForce!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Thursday, October 16, 2014
    Advocate Peace!! Sugarloaf is Moving Forward - Next Steps Summit Nov. 9 Save the Date!!! & Thanks Julie for publishing the eflyer...


    WOW!! the new edition of the Weekly News from SCUU digest that you will receive as an eflyer email. Tis a beautiful thing.

    Link to Weekly News from SCUU 10/16/2014. 

    If you don't want to use the link, here is a preview in a scrollable frame too..  In a browser it's scrollable and on a tablet from the WOW blog the whole freakin complete weekly digest eflyer just automagically appears...



    Many Thanks to Julie and the eTaskForce!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Thursday, October 9, 2014
    Advocate Peace!! Pathways to Membership Class Scheduled, New Musings from Rev. Megan!!! & Thanks Julie for publishing the eflyer...


    WOW!! the new edition of the Weekly News from SCUU digest that you will receive as an eflyer email. Tis a beautiful thing.

    Link to Weekly News from SCUU 10/09/2014. 

    If you don't want to use the link, here is a preview in a scrollable frame too..  In a browser it's scrollable and on a tablet from the WOW blog the whole freakin complete weekly digest eflyer just automagically appears...



    Many Thanks to Julie and the eTaskForce!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link