THIS SUNDAY October 2 at 11:30 AM
Join using the Auction Info ZOOM LINK. For audio only, dial: (312) 626-6799 and enter meeting ID 862 1920 6791, passcode 426517.
Our annual auction, with a “Sock Hop” theme, will be held Saturday, November 5th, with in-person and online participation. You can help make it a success by donating your items, events, or services using the easy online form.
Not sure what to donate? Check out this UUCM Happenings post to find links to past catalogs. You can also check out the auction table in the community room or reach out Karen Hulting to discuss your ideas. Thank you in advance for your donations, and we look forward to seeing you at the Auction on November 5. Questions? Contact Fred or Karen Hulting.
Friend of UUCM, Topher Nelson, is looking for 3-5 adults interested in playing a bi-weekly D&D game focused on storytelling and role-playing. This adventure is designed with players who have no or limited experience in mind so new players are welcome and encouraged. The group will meet from 5pm to 8pm on the first and third Sundays starting on October 16, and will be expected to commit to attending at least the first five sessions. All materials will be provided. Please contact Topher at email@example.com for more information.
LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP Sunday: October 2, 9, 16 and 30 from 11:15 – 11:30 AM
Chalice Keeper Mentors Also Needed! Please sign up to be a part of the program here.
Chalice Keepers is a family-based program that prepares our children for one of UU’s most sacred rituals. This program is usually done at home and led primarily by family members, but we are hoping to collaborate as a group and incorporate the majority of the lessons and rituals into Sunday mornings this year. Families and students in grades 1-3 are invited to stay after worship services and RE for 15 minutes for four Sundays on Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 30.
We are also hoping to encourage students in junior or senior high to become a mentor to a chalice keeper and attend these four Sundays to help revisit the ritual of chalice keeping and participate in the ceremony on Nov. 6. Those who are interested in taking the program but may have missed it due to the pandemic the last few years, or simply didn’t finish the materials at home, are also invited to attend.
We will go over the UU principles and talk about the rituals of lighting the chalice to prepare our wonderful students to do so in worship going forward. Classes will meet downstairs in the K-3 classroom directly following worship and RE. Please sign up to be a part of the program here.
Each month, a member of the board will share a reflection on the Soul Matters monthly theme. The theme for October is Courage. This month’s post is offered by Betty Hartnett.
Courage (Oxford Dictionary):
1. The ability to do something that frightens one.
2. Strength in the face of pain or grief.
I have never thought of myself as courageous. I always thought of having courage as being bold. And I’m not bold! But as I look at the definitions from Oxford, I see that I have done things that have frightened me, such as being the only child in a family of seven to go off to college at eighteen, basically cut off from family. I had no money or transportation, only a scholarship that covered tuition and books. I am a mother of two and all mothers know that giving birth and raising children involves pain and lots of frightening moments (but always worth it). I learned to ski in my late thirties and for a while I could say, “Black Diamonds beware!” (That thought no longer surfaces, but I still ski.) Continue reading →
The September edition of The UUConnectMonthly newsletter includes an interview with Sue and Bill McKnight in the Getting to Know UUs section. The Creative Expression section shares resources on this month’s Soul Matters theme, Belonging.
Stephanie Siewert and Lori Arnold