Monday, October 16, 2017

Last Call for Cluster Annual Meeting

Last Call 
for the UU FL SE Cluster Annual Meeting 2017 in Stuart   

Thinking – and Living – Outside the Bubblewith the Rev. Carlton Elliott Smith.

Some of us are given “acceptance“ and “value“ due to our skin color. We move through life in a veritable “bubble“ that buffers us from the scars of separation that others suffer on a daily basis. This “bubble“ feels like protection, yet it isolates us from deeper understanding and heartfelt relationships. 
Join this dynamic session as we explore how to live “Outside the Bubble.“

The Rev. Carlton Elliott Smith is one of nine members of the Congregational Life Staff serving the UUA‘s Southern Region.  Last August at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA, Rev. Smith stood for justice. 

The meeting will be on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 10am to 3:30pm at theTreasure Coast Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 21 SE Central Parkway, Stuart, FL 34994   www.tcuuc.org

$20 per person, $10 Young Adult Registration [up to age 25] until midnight Wednesday, October 18 by PayPal registration: http://uuflorida.org/annual/

At the door $25; $10 Young Adult Registration [up to age 25]

Registration includes Lunch and Continental Breakfast
Afternoon Workshop “Dynamics of Congregational Change“ also with Rev. Smith

Message from Roberta Crawford Morency

Claude and I miss our friends at UU. They might like to know that my limerick was published in Oct-Nov Progressive Magazine in Letters to the Editor.

There once was a man in a tower
Who lusted for more and more power
He ran - was elected
Though most unexpected
Now we laugh through our tears with Bill Maher


Greetings to all
Roberta Crawford Morency=

Dan Lambert Selected as Ministerial Leader

MINISTERIAL LEADER ANNOUNCEMENT

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am delighted to announce that Dan Lambert has accepted our offer to be part-time Ministerial Leader for the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palm Beaches from November 2017 to April 2018.

Dan will serve on a part-time basis:
·      Delivering an average of two services a month
·      Providing pastoral care for Members and Friends of the Congregation and coordinating the activities of the lay pastoral care team
·      Leading Religious Education and Youth activities, helping to re-establish an active RE/Youth program
·      Attending meetings of the Board of Trustees

Dan will support but not be directly responsible for:
·      Supervising employees
·      Social Justice activities
·      Membership Development
·      Engaging in community activities
    
Dan has some very exciting news about his ministerial journey. The UUA Ministerial Fellowship Committee has accepted Dan’s M.Div. equivalency request without condition and has officially approved his aspirant status. Dan is now an Aspirant Minister. Dan plans to complete the aspirant portion of preparation for fully fellowshipped ministry with the UUA, including an internship for which his role as 1stUUPB Ministerial Leader will be a vital part.

Dan is a Friend of this Congregation. The Board voted to suspend the policy of not paying Members and Friends for their Service to allow for Dan’s appointment. The six-month contract may be extended into 2018-19 if the Congregation, the Board of Trustees, and Dan agree.

The search for a settled minister continues and the application package will be sent to the UUA by early November.

Please join me in welcoming Dan as 1stUUPB Ministerial Leader.

Paul G Ward
President, Board of Trustees

October 15, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017

NewsTalk Topics for Oct 22, 2017

NewsTalk Agenda for Oct 22:

— The future of the ACA
—  Who speaks for Democrats?
—  Tweets and other unsettling remarks

Friday, October 13, 2017

Order of Service, Oct 15, 2017

Welcome/ Announcements

Prelude: Wayfaring Stranger

Opening Words
 
Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison):
We light our chalice this morning, grateful for the love that we experience in this beloved community. May the flame light the way for all who seek such abundance. (Dawn Skjel Cooley)

*Hymn #128 For All That Is Our Life

Reading: The Road Ahead or The Road Behind, by George Joseph Moriarty          

Quiet Time/Meditation: Fond Words, by Andrew Hill

Offertory: Almost A Whisper, by Yanni

*Hymn: #314 We Are Children of the Earth

Reading: Ysabel Duron

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.

Sermon: Sustainability and Stewardship:  From Surviving                 to Thriving    Dr. Paul Ward

*Hymn #318 We Would Be One

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: Just A Closer Walk with Thee
 
Life of the Congregation
 
Gratitude & Applause
* Please stand in body or spirit
Hearing devices, and envelopes for cash pledges are available on the hymnal cart or ask an usher.

This Week
Today: JAM Grant Collection, Social Hour 11:30am in Ministers Hall.
Monday-Friday: Administration Office hours 9:30am-12:30pm
Thursday: Jam Meeting 5:00pm in Ministers Hall. P.E.A.C.E. House meeting 7pm in Minsters Hall.
Saturday: Cluster Event (see below)
Sunday:  News Talk at 9:15am in Ministers Hall  

Announcements
·        Next Sunday: “Who Do You Think You Are?” David Traupman
·        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.

Gratitude
Thank you to all who contribute to our service and fellowship hour each week. This week:
·        Guest speaker: Dr. Paul Ward
·        Music coordinator: Peilin Ko
·        Ushers: Cynthia Fitch & Diana Colardi
·        Cover art: Larry Stauber 
          Fellowship hour hospitality:  Coleen Conway
 And to our permanent staff:
·        Barbara Hatzfeld, office administrator
·        Willie Nelson, sexton.

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

NewsTalk Topics for Oct 15, 2017

—Upcoming U.S. Supreme Court cases
—Organizing for action
—Potential Florida constitution amendments

Friday, October 6, 2017

Order of Service, Oct 8, 2017


Introduction

*Hymn #361 Enter, Rejoice, and Come In

Welcome/ Announcements

Opening Words

Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison):
Blessed is the fire that burns deep in the soul. It is the flame of the human spirit touched into being by the mystery of life. It is the fire of reason; the fire of compassion; the fire of community; the fire of justice; the fire of faith. It is the fire of love burning deep in the human heart; the divine glow in every life.

*Hymn #94 What is This Life

Quiet Time/Meditation/ Prayer

Offertory: Danny Boy

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.

Responsive Reading: # 468             

Sermon:  The One Most Important Thing I Have Learned   
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                                         -- The Rev. Bob MacDonald
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*Hymn #21 For the Beauty of the Earth

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.
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Closing Words
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Postlude: Serenade by R. Drigo
 
Gratitude & Applause
* Please stand in body or spirit
Hearing devices, and envelopes for cash pledges are available on the hymnal cart or ask an usher.


Announcements
·       Next Sunday: “Sustainability & Stewardship: from surviving to thriving” Dr. Paul Ward
·    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.


This Week
Today:  Social Hour 11:30am in Ministers Hall. Church Council meeting at Noon in the Sanctuary.
Monday: Happy Columbus Day! Office closed.
Tuesday-Friday: Administration Office hours 9:30am-12:30pm
Tuesday: Board of Trustees meeting at 6:30pm in the Channing Room.
Friday: Art Studio at 6pm in Ministers Hall.
Sunday:  News Talk at 9:15am in Ministers Hall  

Gratitude
Thank you to all who contribute to our service and fellowship hour each week. This week:
·        Guest speaker: Rev. Bob MacDonald
·        Service Leader: Larry Stauber
·        Music coordinator: Peilin Ko
·        Ushers: June Kleeman & Amy Stauber
·        Cover art: Larry Stauber
·        Fellowship hour hospitality:  Diana Colardi

         And to our permanent staff:
·        Barbara Hatzfeld, office administrator
·        Willie Nelson, sexton.