Friday, September 29, 2017

Order of Service, Oct 1, 2017

Hymn #188 Come, Come, Whoever You Are


Prelude: Singing Bowl meditation

Welcome/ Announcements

Opening Words
Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison):
In these difficult times, let us look first to the response of love. In the midst of challenge, may our chalice flame bear witness to the inherent worth and dignity of every human being. In the midst of uncertainty, may our chalice be a beacon of encouragement, that our values may guide our choices. Let us look first to the response of love.

*Hymn #360: Here We Have Gathered

Reading: The Hungry Spirit by Charles Handy             

Quiet Time/Meditation/ Prayers

Offertory: Breath In, Breath Out, Move On, by Jimmy Buffett

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:  Spiritual Capitalism  Dr. Richard Hattwick

*Hymn# 128: For All That Is Our Life

 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: For What It’s Worth,  by Buffalo Springfield
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:  Social Hour 11:30am in Ministers Hall.
Monday-Friday: Administration Office hours 9:30am-12:30pm.
Wednesday & Thursday: P.E.A.C.E. House Meetings 7pm in the Channing Room.
Friday: FFFF Potluck Dinner and Movie 6pm in Ministers Hall.
Sunday:  News Talk 9:15am in Ministers Hall  

Thank you to all who contribute to our service and fellowship hour each week. This week:
·        Guest speaker: Dick Hattwick
·        Service Leader: Larry Stauber
·        Music coordinator: Peilin Ko
·        Ushers: Amy Stauber & Diana Colardi
·        Cover art: Larry Stauber 
          Fellowship hour hospitality:  Donna Valbuena

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

·        Next Sunday: “The One Most Important Thing I’ve Learned” The Rev. Bob MacDonald
·        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.

UU Florida SE Cluster Annual Meeting, Oct. 21 in Stuart

The UU Florida SE Cluster presents Annual Meeting 2017
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Thinking – and Living – Outside the Bubble
with the Rev. Carlton Elliott Smith

Some of us have privilege due to our skin color. We move through life in a veritable “bubble“ that buffers us from the scars 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.“

Last month at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA, Rev. Smith stood for justice, linked arm in arm with Prof. Cornell West, UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray and several other UU ministers, staff and parishioners. The Rev. Carlton Elliott Smith is one of nine members of the Congregational Life Staff serving the UUA‘s Southern Region.

Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 10am to 3:30pm
Treasure Coast Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 21 SE Central Parkway, Stuart, FL 34994
$20 per person; $10 Young Adult Registration [up to age 25]
For PayPal registration go to

Registration includes Lunch and Continental Breakfast

Afternoon Workshop: “Dynamics of Congregational Change“ also with Rev. Smith.