Friday, January 19, 2018

Teaching Thursday, January 25

Political Issues of the Day, presented by Allen Maxwell
Thursday, January 25 @ 7pm, Ministers Hall

Dinner at 6pm catered by CR Chicks
Menu:
Wood-Fired Chicken
Penne Pasta
Parsley Carrots
Caesar Salad
Bread
Cookies & Ice Cream
B Y O B

Donation requested $15 (surplus will be donated to the Congregation)
Reservations by Wednesday, Jan 24 at 11am to Barbara at 561-627-6105 or uniuni2@att.net.

Order of Service, January 21st, 2018

Introduction

*Hymn #188: Come, Come Whoever You Are

Welcome/Announcements

Opening Words

Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison): 
We light this flame, symbol of who we are, all we have done together, and all that we will be, as our shared ministry encourages those within and beyond our walls.

*Hymn #360: Here We Have Gathered

Quiet Time/ Meditation/Prayer

Reading: from the NY Times Columnist David Brooks

Responsive Reading #637: A Litany of Atonement

Offertory: Riviere by Einadui

Affirmation: 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 #95: There is More Love Somewhere

Sermon: Covenant: Our Promises to Each Other   Larry Stauber

*Hymn#123: Spirit of 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: The Spring by Yorushi
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 11:30 am in Ministers Hall, JAM Grant Collection
Monday-Friday: Administration Office hours 9:30am-12:30pm
Tuesday: Black Lives PBC Meeting 7pm in the Sanctuary.
Thursday:   Catered dinner 6pm in Ministers Hall. Teaching Thursday presentation at 7pm -Political Issue of the Day- Allen Maxwell.
Friday: Art Studio 6pm 
Saturday: Social Justice Film “I am Not Your Negro” 12:30pm in Ministers Hall.
Sunday:  News Talk at 9:15am in Ministers Hall. Town Hall at 11:30 in the Sanctuary.

Gratitude
Thank you to all who contribute to our service and fellowship hour each week. This week:
Service Leaders: Amy & Larry Stauber
Music coordinator: Peilin Ko
Cover art: Larry Stauber
Ushers: Bob & Betsy Shipley
Fellowship hour hospitality: Lynn Stevens

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

Announcements
Next Sunday: “Our Second Principle” Rev. Dan Lambert
Rev. Dr. Dan Lambert Office Hours: Tuesday 5-8pm and Thursday 9am-Noon. His office telephone # is 561-627-6106. His e-mail is revdan@1stuupb.org. 
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,

Volunteer for the Sanctuary Congregation Planning Committee

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to form a Sanctuary Congregation Planning Committee.  Last year, we voted to become a sanctuary congregation for "Dreamers", those covered by the DACA program. Given the current uncertainty about the future of DACA, it is critical that we have a plan in place should we be called upon to provide sanctuary.  Please contact Dan Lambert revdan@1stuupb.org, or Ramsay Laing ramsay.laing@gmail.com .

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Minister's Benevolent Fund Collection


At the Sunday service on January 14th, a total of $486 was collected on behalf of the Minister's Benevolent Fund. Thanks to all who contributed.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Climate Resistance Watch Party, Jan 31st


Join us on Jan 31st for a Fossil Free Fast: The Climate Resistance Live Event watch party near you. Meet others in your community who want to organize to build local power and take climate action.

Working together, we will end the use of fossil fuels and transition our world to 100% renewable energy for all.

Find out what you can do in your city or town to begin to build the Fossil Free future we need -- and connect with other activists equally passionate about this work.

Please RVSP so we can send you updates and last minute details.

January 31, 2018, 7:30 to 9:45pm
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palm Beaches, 635 Prosperity Farms Rd, North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Host Contact Info: dynmrtnz8@gmail.com

Please consider a $5 "LOVE DONATION" as thanks for the grounds and hospitality for our great hosts, the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palm Beaches.

NewsTalk Topics for January 21st

- will Trump withdraw the U.S. from the Iran nuclear agreement?

- will the Supreme Court allow Ohio to purge its voter rolls?

- should recipients of Medicaid be required to work?

- are you ready to have a microchip embedded in your body to store personal information, credit cards, medical records, etc.?

- how will  the 2020 census affect the 2024 presidential election?

Saturday, January 13, 2018

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, January 27th

January film: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
Ministers Hall, Jan 27, 12:30pm
Discussion led by Wayne Johnson

Using James Baldwin's unfinished final manuscript, Remember This House, this documentary film follows the lives and successive assassinations of three of the author's friends, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., delving into the legacy of those iconic figures and narrating historic events using Baldwin's original words and a flood of rich archival material. An up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, this film is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Teaching Thursday, Jan 18

“Revisiting Current Arguments About the Civil War- Slavery or State’s Rights? Was the South’s Decision to Secede Legal?” -- Bob Burns, 7pm, Ministers Hall

Dinner at 6pm in Ministers Hall, catered by Allora.
The menu is:
Meat Lasagna
Stuffed Shells
Garden Salad
Garlic Rolls
Cookies and Ice Cream
B Y O B
Donation requested is $15 (surplus will be returned to the Congregation).
Reservations required by Wednesday at 11am to Barbara at 561-627-6105 or uniuni2@att.net.

Natalie Lederer to Lead Norton Tour: Reserve Now


Natalie Lederer is leading a tour of the Norton Museum at 1pm on February 2nd. She will explain the “Doll Houses of Lucy Bassett Andrew and the sculptures of Geraldine Vanderbilt Whitney”. Please make reservations by contacting Natalie by phone at 561-790-5981 or email at ledererc@bellsouth.net by January 28, 2018.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Order of Service: January 14th

Prelude:  Let There Be Peace on Earth by Jill Jackson-Miller

Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison): Affirmation: 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.

Welcome/Announcements

Celebration of Life

Silent Meditation & Candle Lighting

Message: Exploring Principle 1  Rev. Dr. Dan Lambert

Offertory:  A Change is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke

Closing Words by T. Geisel

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.

Postlude:  From a Distance by Julie Gold
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: Committee Fair & Social Hour 11:30am   in Ministers Hall,
Monday- Administration Office Closed. Buddhist Rental All week.
Tuesday-Friday: Administration Office hours 9:30am-12:30pm
Tuesday: Men’s Wisdom Circle: 7:00pm in the Channing Room
Thursday:  JAM Meeting 5:00pm in Ministers Hall. Catered dinner 6pm in Ministers Hall. Teaching Thursday presentation at 7pm The “Slavery or State’s Rights” debate (The South resorted to Secession. Was that step legal?) by Bob Burns.
Friday: Hanging for Art Show 5pm in Ministers Hall
Saturday: Art Show 6pm in Ministers Hall.
Sunday:  News Talk will resume at 9:15am in Ministers Hall.

Gratitude
Thank you to all who contribute to our service and fellowship hour each week. This week:
Music coordinator: Peilin Ko
Cover art: Larry Stauber
Fellowship hour hospitality: All The Committees

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

Announcements
Next Sunday: “Covenant: Our Promises to Each Other” Larry & Amy Stauber, JAM Grant Collection
Rev. Dr. Dan Lambert Office Hours: Tuesday 5-8pm and Thursday 9am-Noon. His office telephone # is 561-627-6106. His e-mail is revdan@1stuupb.org. 
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.

CALLING ALL ARTISTS, SCULPTURES, JEWELRY MAKERS

We are having an Art Show starting on the 20th of January . We are accepting all  items Sunday the 14th.  We are having the Committee Fair during coffee hour. We can received items after coffee. See Henry Gruen or Pat Knight.

We need to know name of item, price, your name and phone number.

Looking forward to seeing all the talented people in our Congregation.

If you are showing, please bring friends and family to the opening.  We are asking all who are showing to help out by bringing an appetizer or a bottle of wine. We want to make the show a happening place and fun for everyone.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wanted: Children's Religious Education Leader

We are a liberal religious Congregation in search of a fun, dynamic, and creative teacher and leader for our children's religious education program. This is a part-time position that requires two hours on Sunday mornings and up to three additional hours throughout the week. Requirements include experience teaching children, a commitment to liberal religion, and evidence of successful employment. Drug screening, criminal background check, and multiple references are required. For more information about us, visit our web page at www.1stuupb.org. Qualified applicants should email a cover letter and resume' to  revdan@1stuup.org.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Mounts Gardens Tour, Feb 3rd

On Saturday, February 3rd, at 10:30am, Lynn Pernezny will be leading a tour for 1stUUPB members and friends at Mounts Botanical Garden.  In addition to the beautiful plants on display, Lynn will be taking us through the current exhibit, "Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea."  Lynn is a docent at Mounts, serves on their education and children's program committees, and recently completed her Master Gardener certification.  We will meet inside the garden entrance gate, located at 531 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, at 10:30, and the tour will last between 75 and 90 minutes.  The only cost will be the regular garden/exhibit admission of $15.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

NewsTalk Topics for Jan 14

- should 1stUUPB develop a plan for dealing with a shooting intruder?  a gun in the pulpit? an armed guard?  several designated members who are armed and spread throughout the sanctuary?  metal detectors at the doors?

- should the President be sharing CIA intelligence with Putin and Russia?

- are you ready to have a microchip embedded in your body to store personal information, credit cards, medical records, etc.

- should drones be regulated?  if so, what regulations would you suggest?

- should the President threaten other nations with the loss of U.S. aid if they don't vote with us in the United Nations Security Council or General Assembly?

Friday, January 5, 2018

Order of Service, January 7, 2018

Welcome/Announcements

Lighting the Chalice Flame: Elizabeth Shine (in unison) 
Fire consumes, and casts a bright light. May our chalice flame consume our regrets for the past, our fears about our future, and our worries about today. May it light for us a path of joy and peace.

Prelude Blood Brothers by Ingres Michaelson

Opening Words: Principle 1- Chris Juhl
The inherent worth and dignity of every person

Meditation and Candle Lighting

Principle 2- Pat Knight
Justice, equity and compassion in human relations

Principle 3 – Amy Stauber
Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations

*Hymn #203: All Creatures of the Earth and Sky

Offertory: Improv on a well-known hymn by Bruce Holden

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.

Principle 4 - Jesse Walters 
A free and responsible search for truth and meaning

Principle 5 - Nickie Albert
The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large

*Hymn #128:  For All That Is Our Life

Principle 6 - Barbara Hatzfeld
The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all

Principle 7 - David Traupman
Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part

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 

PostludeFor Good from Wicked
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, Council meeting at noon in the Channing Room. UU Pagans coffee 1pm in Ministers Hall
Monday-Friday: Administration Office hours 9:30am-12:30pm
Tuesday: Board of Trustees meeting 6:30pm in the Channing Room
Thursday Catered Dinner at 6pm in Minsters Hall.  Rev. Dan Lambert presents “Important Spiritual Thinkers of History- Jesus” at 7pm in Ministers Hall.
Friday: Art Studio 6pm in the Channing Room.  Buddhist Rental- Today to Next Friday.
Saturday: MLK Parade in Riviera Beach.
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 speakers: Nickie Albert and friends
Music coordinator: Peilin Ko
Cover art: Larry Stauber
Fellowship Hour hospitality: Shirley Bloomquist

Announcements
Next Sunday: “Our First Principle”, Rev. Dan Lambert 
Rev. Dr. Dan Lambert Office Hours: Tuesday 5pm-8pm and Thursday 9am-Noon. His office telephone # is 561-627-6106. His e-mail is revdan@1stuupb.org. 
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, January 4, 2018

Teaching Thursday: Dinner and Program

Dinner at 6pm -- Ministers Hall
will be catered by Golden Star restaurant. The menu is: 
Moo Goo Gai Pan
Buddha's Delight
Sweet & Sour Pork
Fried Rice
White Rice
Birthday Cake (for Barbara Hatzfeld and other January birthdays)
Ice Cream
Donation requested is $15 (food prices have increased). Surplus will be donated to the Congregation.
B Y O B
Reservations are requested by Wednesday Jan 10 at 11am to Barbara at uniuni2@att.net or 561-627-6105.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2017 at 1stUUPB

You can see a three-part graphic review of our Congregation in 2017 at the 1stUUPB Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/1stUUPB.
See Sundays at 1stUUPB (54 photos), Our Music Program 2017 (75 photos) and A Look Back at the Year in Photos (237 photos).
You're welcome to "like", "share" and "comment" on any post at our Facebook page.