Friday, August 18, 2017

Order of Service, August 20, 2017

Call To Order

Hymn#188:   Come, Come, Whoever You Are.

Prelude: The Way We Were by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman and Marvin Hamlisch

Welcome, Announcements

Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison): We light this chalice in AFFIRMATION of our commitment to Unitarian Universalism’s Seven Principles, our ASPIRATIONS for spiritual growth and social justice and our GRATITUDE for having been given a part to play in the story of universal EVOLUTION.

*Hymn #123 Spirit of Life

Quiet Time/Meditation/Candle
Lighting

Offertory

Affirmation (in unison) Love is the spirit of this congregation and service is its law. This is our great covenant: to dwell together in peace, to seek the truth in love and to help one another.

*Hymn: #108 My Life Flows On in Endless Song

Sermon: Gratitude - An Evolutionary Perspective
                                  Bob  Burns

*Hymn #100 I’ve Got Peace Like a River

Extinguishing the Chalice Flame (in unison) We extinguish this flame, but not the light of truth, the warmth of community, or the fire of commitment. These we carry in our hearts until we are together again.

Closing Words

Postlude: Easy to be Hard by James Rado, Gerome Ragni and Gait MacDermot

Gratitude & Applause
 
*Please Rise in Body or Spirit
Hearing devices, and envelopes for cash pledges are available on the hymnal cart or ask an usher.
This Week
Today: Social Hour 11:30am Ministers Hall
Monday-Friday: Administration Office will be open 9:30am -12:30pm.
Wednesday: Art Studio 2:00pm Ministers Hall
Friday: Art Studio 6:00pm Ministers Hall
Sunday:  News Talk 9:15am in Ministers Hall

Gratitude
Thank you to all who contribute to our service and fellowship hour each week. This week:
·        Service Leader: Dick Hattwick
·        Sermon Presenter: Bob Burns
·        Ushers: Carol Baxter and Barbara Hatzfeld
·        Cover art: Larry Stauber 
          Fellowship hour hospitality: Margaret Robson & Bob Crowe
And to our permanent staff:
·       Barbara Hatzfeld, office administrator
·       Willie Nelson, sexton.
·       Peilin Ko, music coordinator

Announcements
·    Next Sunday: “Feminine Leadership-Mother Nature as Divine Guidance” Leah Rothschild
·    Food Items collected during the offertory are donated to the Lake Park Food Pantry,
·    Shoes and Toiletry Articles collected are donated to the Haitian Community.




Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mountain Program Updates for Congregations


Greetings, UU Congregation Friends,

We have some great programs on our retreat calendar for the coming months -- something for most everyone! We also love to host UU congregations and groups that choose The Mountain for their self-led retreats, if this is something your congregation may be interested in scheduling. Our Guest Services, Program Director, and Group Sales Staff are eager to assist you and your congregants in your planning and reservation processes.

Please visit our website and check out the "Retreats" or "Plan Your Retreats" tab to see all our program offerings and facilities. 

We hope to be seeing you at The Mountain!
     
                 Your Mountain Staff

Southeast UU Fall Institute (SUUFI), October 1-6

Thanksgiving WeekendNovember 22-26  (REGISTER SOON for Nov. 8th deadline!)

Fall Youth CONferencesNovember 3 - December 3


Happy New Year's GatheringDecember 29 - January 1

Spring Youth CONferencesMarch 2 - 18

Creating Heart Space in These Turbulent TimesMarch 16- 18  (NEW program!)

Work Weekend & Easter ProgramMarch 30 - April 1

Music Week 2018April 1- 6

MountainCamps 2018, June 10 - 21


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Order of Service, August 13, 2017

Introduction

Prelude: Abraham, Martin and John by John Holler

Welcome, Announcements

Opening Words 

Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison): We light this chalice, recognizing our connective power and accepting our responsibility to be bold and courageous. Let this light be our symbol as we encourage those within and beyond our walls.

*Hymn #153 Oh, I Woke Up this Morning

Quiet Time, Meditation/Prayer/
Candle Lighting

Responsive Reading: # 508

Offertory: Blue Boat Home by Peter Mayer

Affirmation (in unison) Love is the spirit of this congregation and service is its law. This is our great covenant: to dwell together in peace, to seek the truth in love and to help one another.

*Hymn: #149 Lift Every Voice and Sing

Sermon:       Songs of Protest  Jackie Maye

*Hymn #169 We Shall Overcome

Extinguishing the Chalice Flame (in unison) We extinguish this flame, but not the light of truth, the warmth of community, or the fire of commitment. These we carry in our hearts until we are together again.

Closing Words

Postlude: If I had a Hammer by Seeger-Hayes

Gratitude & Applause
*Please Rise in Body or Spirit
Hearing devices, and envelopes for cash pledges are available on the hymnal cart or ask
an usher.

This Week
Today: Social Hour 11:30am Ministers Hall
Monday-Friday: Administration Office will be open 9:30am -12:30pm.
Saturday: Film and discussion 12:30pm Ministers Hall
Sunday:  News Talk 9:15am in Ministers Hall

Gratitude
Thank you to all who contribute to our service and fellowship hour each week. This week:
·        Service Leader: Lynn Pernezny
·        Guest Performer: Jackie Maye
·        Ushers: Amy & Larry Stauber
·        Cover art: Larry Stauber 
         Fellowship hour hospitality: Margaret Robson & Bob Crowe
And to our permanent staff:
·        Barbara Hatzfeld, office administrator
·        Willie Nelson, sexton.
·        Peilin Ko, music coordinator

Announcements
Next Sunday: “But Life Seems So Hard”. Led by Bob Burns.  JAM Grant Collection
Food Items collected during the offertory are donated to the Lake Park Food Pantry,
Shoes and Toiletry Articles collected are donated to the Haitian Community.


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Black Lives PBC Meeting Aug 28

Black Lives Palm Beach County
Monthly Meeting
Monday, August 28th @ 7pm
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palm Beaches
635 Prosperity Farms Rd, North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Join us in the fight against systemic racism in our schools, courts, police departments, city councils and corporations!
At this meeting we will be talking about what we can do now to help restore the right to vote for hundreds of thousands of black Floridians. We will also discuss the campaign to repeal the racist Stand Your Ground Law.
Open to the public.
Join the movement!
Facebook.com/BlackLivesPBC


Monday, August 7, 2017

NewsTalk for Aug 13

Sunday was Drew Davis's last day for NewsTalk. If no volunteers sign up to lead NewsTalk, it will be suspended until further notice.

Topics (if NewsTalk leader-volunteer available): 
New Florida laws 
Growing presidential candidate field
Sanctuary city's funding

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Order of Service, August 6, 2017

Introduction

Prelude: Somewhere, by Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim, 1957, performed by Lynn Pernezny

Welcome, Announcements

Opening Words

Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison): We light the chalice flame this morning for earth, our home. Earth abundant, source of what was before we were and will be after we are gone. As each cell proves our common destiny, may we know earth, our mother of old, as our friend: As we were bred of dust and stars, may we know her fate as ours. Blessed is our bond to earth, Blessed is our bond to all of life, Blessed is our bond to the source of life itself.

*Hymn #38 Morning Has Broken

Quiet Time/Meditation/Prayer

Offertory: Blue Boat Home orig. Welsh tune Hyfrodol, meaning cheerful, by Rowland Huw Prichard, 1844.

Affirmation (in unison) Love is the spirit of this congregation and service is its law. This is our great covenant: to dwell together in peace, to seek the truth in love and to help one another.

Reading: A Call to Stop and See by Amy Stauber

Sermon: Hell and High Water  Larry Stauber

*Hymn: #163 For the Earth Forever Turning

Extinguishing the Chalice Flame (in unison)
We extinguish this flame, but not the light of truth, the warmth of community, or the fire of commitment. These we carry in our hearts until we are together again.

Benediction

Hymn #21 For the Beauty of the Earth

Gratitude and Applause
Hearing devices, and envelopes for cash pledges are available on the hymnal cart or ask an usher.

This Week
Today: Social Hour 11 :30am Ministers Hall 
Monday-Tuesday: Administration Office closed 
Wednesday-Friday: Administration Office will 
be open 9:30am -12:30pm.
Friday- Art Studio 6:00pm Ministers Hall 
Sunday: News Talk 9:15am in Ministers Hall
Gratitude

Thank you to all who contribute to our service 
and fellowship hour each week. This week:
Service Leader: Larry Stauber
Guest Musician: Fred Smith
Ushers: Pat Knight & Gary Evans
Cover art: Larry Stauber
Fellowship hour hospitality: Cindy Fitch & Gail Burwell
And to our permanent staff:
Barbara Hatzfeld, office administrator
Willie Nelson, sexton.
Peilin Ko. music coordinator

Announcements
Next Sunday: Songs of Protest: Guest Jackie Maye, Service Leader Lynn Pernezny
Food Items collected during the offertory are donated to the Lake Park Food Pantry,
Shoes and Toiletry Articles collected are donated to the Haitian Community.
School Supplies collected are donated to the students at New Generation Missionary 
Church. 

Dine-A-Round: August 12 at 7pm at Frank & Anne Marie Smith. Contact Frank at 561-471- 
2814 or fjsmithgcny@gmai1.com.






Sunday, July 30, 2017

NewsTalk Topics for Aug 6 -- volunteers needed


Topics:
North Korea, what next?
Single payer healthcare, possible?

Volunteers...

are needed to moderate NewsTalk on Aug 20th and 27th, as well as all Sundays in September. Please contact Drew Davis at drewdavisfla@gmail.com.