UUCE WEEKLY eBULLETIN

for week beginning July 31, 2016

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Legend: C=Chapel; Cmte=Committee; CUUPs=Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans; K=Kitchen; Lo=Lobby; MO=Minister’s Office; RE=Religious Education; Rm=Room; S=Sanctuary; SE=South Entry; SH=Social Hall; SIA=Service In Action.

Friday, 7/29

9:30am-1:30pm     CANCELLEDFriday, 7/29 TODAY Sewing @ UUCE, Rm 6. Rouanna Garden, sewing@uueugene.org.

Saturday, 7/30      No open UUCE events listed.

Sunday, 7/31

8:30-9:30am           Sunday Meditation, SE. Deb Huntley, meditation@uueugene.org.

9:45-11:15am         Childcare (infants and toddlers), Room 4.

9:45-11:15am         Children’s RE (ages 3-12), Building Community, Rm 3. Katy S.

10:00-11:00am       Church Service, Sanctuary, Social Hall.

11:00am-noon       Information and Fundraising Tables, Social Hour, Lo, SH, SE.

11:30am-12:30pm  UU Refugee Sanctuary Project, Room 7. Connie Newman.

11:30am-1:00pm    The Revolutionary Jesus, Room 2. Kaye Lennox, 425-218-5808.

Monday, 8/1

5:00-5:45pm           Monday Meditation, C. Deb Huntley, meditation@uueugene.org.

6:30-7:15pm           CUUPs Rune Class, Room 7. Grace Hart, 541-517-1372 cell.

Tuesday, 8/2

8:00-10:00am         UU Birders, off-site. Contact: Mike Berg, 541-357-3145.

9:00am-noon          Open Church Work Party. Eric Swegles, 414-339-8156.

7:00-9:00pm           Health Care for All Oregon, off-site. Pat Bitner

Wednesday, 8/3

3:00-4:30pm           Musicians’ Rehearsal, S. Susanne Giordano, 542-517-7234.

7:00-9:00pm        Men’s Group (Open), Room 7. Jim Kayser, 541-484-1840.

Thursday, 8/4

5:15-6:45pm           Contemplative Practices Workshop, Chapel. Deb Huntley.

Friday, 8/5

9:30am-1:30pm     Quilting at UUCE, Rm 6. Rouanna Garden, sewing@uueugene.org.

Saturday, 8/6

No open UUCE events listed.

Sunday, 8/7

8:30-9:30am           Sunday Meditation, SE. Deb Huntley, meditation@uueugene.org.

9:45-11:15am         Childcare (infants and toddlers), Room 4.

9:45-11:15am         Children’s RE (ages 3-12), Building Community, Rm 3. Katy S.

10:00-11:00am       Church Service, Sanctuary, Social Hall.

11:00am-noon        Information and Fundraising Tables, Social Hour, Lo, SH, SE.

11:30am-1:00pm    The Revolutionary Jesus, Room 2. Kaye Lennox, 425-218-5808.

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Legend: C=Chapel; Cmte=Committee; CUUPs=Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans; K=Kitchen; Lo=Lobby; MO=Minister’s Office; RE=Religious Education; Rm=Room; S=Sanctuary; SE=South Entry; SH=Social Hall; SIA=Service In Action.

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HAPPENING SUNDAY

SUNDAY MEDITATION – Join us each Sunday from 8:30-9:30am in the South Entry to share in silent and walking meditation. Deb Huntley, meditation@uueugene.org.

WELCOME TO WORSHIP – Every Sunday in the Sanctuary, along the north wall, you will find candles and water along with a book in which to share your blessings, prayers, sorrows, and joys.

OUR TOPIC, July 31 – “Healing and Absolution: (blessing) those that wish us harm.” In this time of discord and possibilities how do we transform hurtful intent into forgiveness and action.

INFORMATION AND FUNDRAISING TABLES – Sun., 7/31/16, 11am-noon, Lobby, South Entry – Communications Volunteer Opportunities, Fair Trade Coffee Cart, Kindness Team greeting card project, UU refugee Sanctuary Group.

UU REFUGEE SANCTUARY PROJECT – Sunday, July 31, 11:30am-12:30pm, Room 7.  Contact person is Connie Newman, refugees@uueugene.org.

CARING THOUGHTS – Please take a moment to send a card to a member or friend who may need a caring thought. Cards are provided on the table under the  ministers’ pictures in the lobby hall. The Kindness Team will address and stamp the cards. Thank you! Eileen Adee, 541-461-0890.

THE REVOLUTIONARY JESUS – Not everyone is comfortable in the conventional Christian church. But Jesus’ message, whether mundane or revolutionary, is truly for everyone. Jesus taught that we are all welcome at the table. Hear and share some interpretations of his message, and pull up a chair to the welcome table, even if you’ve never stepped foot in a typical church! Join us for the remaining two classes on Sundays: 7/31, and 8/7, from 11:30am-1:00pm, in Room 2. Led by Kaye Lennox, 425-218-5808.

WORSHIP

MONDAY MEDITATION – Join us each Monday from 5:00-5:45pm in the Chapel to share in silent and walking meditation. Deb Huntley, meditation@uueugene.org.

JOIN US NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 –  “How the heck do we sustain good will in troubled times? The message of Jesus’ love.”  Speaker Kimberly Wootan, Intern Minister.

SUMMER RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SESSION: BUILDING COMMUNITY – The summer program theme is Building Community, and the children will get to take part in actively helping to build our beautiful new church playground. Please see the June newsletter and the bulletin board display for details and dates of building sessions, including Sunday, August 14, 10am-2pm. Katy Siepert, uucedre@uueugene.org, 541-686-2775×2.

CONTEMPLATIVE STUDIES – Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967 by MLK, Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh has taught mindfulness peace practices to the world for over six decades. UUCE’s meditation peace group offers a personal presentation, documentary, and discussion about him: Thursday, August 4, 5:15-6:45pm, in the Chapel. Deb Huntley, meditation@uuce.org.

CONNECT

INTERWEAVE POTLUCK AND MOVIE NIGHT – Friday, August 12, 6pm for potluck, and 7pm for discussion and movie. Interweave is a church-supported educational resource consisting of Eugene-area Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer individuals and their heterosexual allies who gather every second Friday evening to share fabulous food, discuss LGBTQ- themed issues, then watch an LGBTQ-themed movie. For Information Contact: info-interweave@uueugene.org.

TOUCHSTONE TUESDAY POTLUCK – Will not be offered in August. Next potluck is September 6, 2016, 5:30-7:00 pm. We are looking for volunteers to assist with cleanup. For more information and to sign up please contact Lizzy Utterback, tuesdaypotluck@uueugene.org, 858-204-3938.

UUCE COMMUNITY ART GALLERY – In September 2016, the UUCE Community Art Gallery will sponsor our 2nd Annual “All-comers” photography show. Members and friends are invited to show one framed, ready-to-hang photograph. This year’s theme is portraiture. More info: Scott Hovis, gallery@uueugene.org.

STEWARDSHIP

SUPPORT OUR AWESOME CHURCH! Haven’t had a chance to pledge yet? You know you want to help out. Please help support our ongoing ministries for the 2016-17 church year with a pledge. Thank you! Please contact: Judy Shaw, judy_a_shaw@hotmail.com, 541-359-6074; or Kay Crider, kaycrider@me.com, 541-968-9988.

OPEN CHURCH WORK PARTY – Tuesdays, from 9am to noon at UUCE. Tools provided. There is a whole list of things that need attention. Sponsored by Building and Grounds committee. Eric Swegles, bag@uueugene.org, 414-339-8156.

BOOK SALE – Our next FUUndraiser is only 2 months away. Mark your calendars NOW! Drop-off donated books & set up on Friday, Sept. 30. Book Sale on Saturday, Oct. 1. Time to start saving books for the sale. A call for volunteers to help will go out soon. Can you help? Bonnie Phipps, 541-285-7155, booksale@uueugene.org.

OUTREACH

HEALTHCARE FOR ALL OREGON (HCAO) – The monthly meeting is next Tuesday, August 2, 7-9pm, at First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St., Eugene. Meet HCAO Outreach Coordinator, Christina Lacy, who joins us from Portland for a report from HCAO headquarters and ideas for Eugene HCAO’s future growth. HCAO is co-sponsored by Service in Action. Pat Bitner, healthcare@uueugene.org.

FOOD FOR LANE COUNTY BARREL – The most requested food for AUGUST is nut butters, including peanut butter, almond butter, creamy, crunchy, and low-salt and low-sugar. Donated food must be conventionally packaged (no bulk food, no fresh fruits or veggies, no glass jars, and no expired food). THANK YOU! Berry Broadbent, Service in Action, hunger@uueugene.org, 541-344-9037.

OCCUPY MEDICAL AND FIRST PLACE FAMILY CENTER – Over the counter medical supplies, summer clothes for kids and adults, socks, sleeping bags, jackets, heavy backpacks, and musical instruments, including ukuleles, can be placed in the barrel near the kitchen entrance to be delivered to both organizations. Additional useful ideas at www.occupy-medical.org/donations/. Service in Action, Ruth Duemler, 541-484-6145.

ADMINISTRY

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR COMMUNICATIONS ACTIVITIES AT UUCE – Church volunteers from the Communications Task Force (CTF) and Business Manager Wayne Parker and church Office Staff collaborate on our various methods of communication. We are seeking volunteers who enjoy working cooperatively and have skills and interests in the following areas: supporting website matters, including search engine optimization; editing, writing, and proofreading with attention to detail and timelines for our publications; video recording and editing; working with social media; and publicizing UUCE activities to the larger community. If you are interested, please visit the Communications Volunteer Opportunities table in the lobby after the church service on 7/31, and 8/7/16, or contact Dick Loescher, CTF chair,  communications@uueugene.org, 541-485-1157. Thank you.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES FOR SUNDAY HANDOUT/WEEKLY EBULLETIN AND FOR NEWSLETTER – The deadline for submitting announcements for the Sunday handout/Weekly eBulletin is Tuesday night by 8pm, and for submitting articles for the monthly CONNECTIONS newsletter is by the 20th of the month. For both publications, the email address is publications@uueugene.org. Please indicate in the subject line in which publication you want the information shown. Thank you.

UU-SHARE AND UUCE-CHAT LISTSERVS – The address for the SHARE listserv (for community building, personal stories, help wanted, offers and such) is UU-Share@uueugene.org. The address for the CHAT listserv (for ideas, discussions, politics, philosophy, jokes, and such) is UUCE-Chat@uueugene.org. Notice the differences in the initial portion of the two addresses before @. You can subscribe to either or both listservs by sending a request to listmanager@uueugene.org.

EIGHT WAYS TO GET/STAY CONNECTED AT UUCE

  1. UUCE website:  http://www.uueugene.org.
  2. Subscribe to the Weekly eBulletin and the Monthly ‘Connections’ Newsletter:

http://uueugene.org/about-us/e-bulletin/.

  1. Read the Newsletter online, IN COLOR:

http://uueugene.org/about-us/newsletter/.

  1. Read the Weekly eBulletin:  http://uueugene.org/weekly-ebulletin.
  2. Like our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/UUEugene.
  3. UUCE Twitter: @UUEugene.
  4. Our web calendar:  http://uueugene.org/calendar/.
  5. Bulletin Boards, Sunday Handout, Information and Fundraising Tables.

HOW TO UPDATE YOUR GROUP’S WEB PAGE ON THE CHURCH’S WEBSITE – Wayne Parker, our business manager, asks that you contact him either to get credentials for updating your group’s page, or to ask him to make changes to it. webteam@uueugene.org.

Legend: C=Chapel; Cmte=Committee; CUUPs=Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans; K=Kitchen; Lo=Lobby; MO=Minister’s Office; RE=Religious Education; Rm=Room; S=Sanctuary; SE=South Entry; SH=Social Hall; SIA=Service In Action.