Silence & Stillness Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Greenville Unitarian
Universalist Fellowship
Silence & Stillness
November 9, 2014
Reverend Pat Jobe
Minister
Rev. Michelle McClendon
Associate Minister
Christian Elser
Music Director
Kathleen Anderson
Director of Lifespan Religious Education
Maureen Nery
Director, Our UUWoC
Stephanie Green
Fellowship Administrator
Want to Contact Us?
Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
1135 State Park Road, Greenville, SC 29609
864-271-4883
www.greenvilleuu.org  [email protected]
Office Hours  Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm
Greenville Unitarian
Universalist Fellowship
November 9, 2014
Order of Service
Welcome
Maureen Nery
Chalice Lighting
Pat Dillow
Prelude
Rebekah Tower
Opening Words
Rev. Michelle McClendon
*Opening Song
#52 In Sweet Fields of Autumn
Plea for RE
Jim Hennigan
Story for all Ages
Jackie Weddington
Children's Benediction
#413 Go Now in Peace
Words for Reflection
Community Caring
Anthem
*Closing Song
Closing Words
Postlude
Benediction
All Sing
Jackie Weddington
Please share your joys and sorrows
in our Community Memory Book
before or after the Service
Ed Proulx
The Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel
Offertory
Sermon
All Sing
Rebekah Tower
Silence & Stillness
#94 What is This Life
Maureen Nery
All Sing
Jackie Weddington
Rebekah Tower
Maureen Nery
*Please rise in body or in spirit as you are willing and able.
Please turn off cell phones before our service begins.
“Joys and Sorrows”
You may write your Joys or Sorrows in the Memory Book
on the table in the front of the sanctuary. These will be read during the
"Community Caring” segment of the service. If you are not inclined to write in the
book, you may simply light a candle in silence.
~ Thanks to Our Service Associates ~
Worship Associate
Jackie Weddington
Luminary
Case Morton-Lill
Accompanist
Lisa Lipscomb
Music Director
Christian Elser
Ushers
Jim Buschur & Genny Hill
Greeters
Pat Dillow, Debbie Plonkey & Ernest Glen
Sound Crew
Richard Fuller, Teresa Hall, Charles Fulks
Sound Crew Assistants
Flower Ministry
John & Dillard Robertson
In Memory of Martha Baron
Coffee Baristas
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Ken & Virginia Flanagan
Jackie Weddington is retired from a glorious career of service (which includes
time teaching in the UU World of Children amongst other things). She is a
long-time member of the Greenville UU Community.
Maureen Nery was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She has been a
member of the Fellowship for 20+ years and has been the Director of the UU
World of Children for 17+ years. Loves the ocean, kindness, mashed potatoes
and great writing. Hates meanness!
Rebekah Tower has been composing music since her early teens. She is best
known for her crochet expertise, and has just started a new job!
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Case Morton-Lill is a 5 grader at the Green School. He loves a good book,
martial arts and piano.
Newcomers! To learn more about our Fellowship, please fill out the yellow
card and drop it into the offering basket.
Recordings of Sunday Services may be ordered and picked up opposite the
wooden entrance doors to the sanctuary where the Audio Stand is located or
by email to [email protected]
If you would like a hearing device, please ask an usher.
Next Sunday Sermon Date
Response to Violence
Pat Jobe
Expect some controversial and edgy thoughts on how to face down what
feels like a pervasive community problem. Also, how do we make our
congregation as safe as possible?
Congregational Care Items
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We extend our loving support to:
My father-in-law is in the hospital in Alabama. Would appreciate
healing thoughts – Bibi Harris.
Safe travels and best wishes to Vicki & Keith Mundis as they travel to
the Cleveland Clinic for Vicki’s long awaited back surgery – Debbie
Plonkey.
We celebrate with:
Our daughter, Lauren Grantham, celebrated her 28th birthday on
11/02/2014. 4 months ago we weren’t sure she would ever celebrate
another birthday and feel so blessed to be able to celebrate another
year of her life – Candy & Richard Fuller.
Ethan Johnstone & Alex Fisher are gonna get hitched!!!
Since today is about speaking to your ancestors, I want to tell you that
the last thing I remember is that I was in the little hallway in my
grandmas’ house and she let me sit on her lap – Kriya.
A joy to see Johnny Floyd recovering from surgery on his Achilles
tendon.
JUST FOR INFO!
GREATEST SPEECHES OF ALL TIME
The Sunday Services Committee is considering creating a
service that would be comprised of dramatic
reading/character acting of some of the greatest speeches
of all time. Many people know of these speeches, but they
become more powerful when heard in person. That's not
possible anymore, but this is a wonderful option to hear
the words lived, and alive.
We are asking the congregation to make recommendations for what you all
think some of the greatest speeches are that you might like to hear
delivered.
Also, if you would like to lend your talent as a performer, we are looking for
you as well.
There is no date set yet for this.
To express your ideas or intent, go to
greatestspeechesofalltime.blogspot.com and leave your comments.
Greenville Stock Club
Every third Tuesday, 7-9pm
The club is designed for you to learn about evaluating stocks
and use this knowledge to responsibly invest club assets.
We are a single tier organization, with all members participating and
benefiting equally. We are part of the National Association Of Investors
Corporation. Interested? Contact us at www.wilddave.com/sk/
DINNER OUT!
When: Saturday, November 15, 6:30 pm
Where: Spice of India, 15 Market Point Dr,
Greenville
Join a passel of UU's for a charmed evening meal at Spice of India! Very
nice decor, fresh ingredients, vegetarian and carnivorous options, and a full
bar (including Indian beer). Your choice of spiciness levels for most dishes.
Check their menu at www.myspiceofindia.com
They're at 15 Market Point Drive, Greenville (turn off Woodruff Road onto
Market Point Drive across from Shoppes at Greenridge; pass Sticky Fingers;
a couple blocks in is a modernistic building with lots of glass).
Bo and Suzi Boghani will be your hosts, and Ken Flanagan will save your
place (864-901-1945 or [email protected]).
NEW ITEMS ON THE FAIR TRADE COFFEE CART!
Come by the Coffee Cart after Service (we hope to be set
up in the Fellowship Hall).
 Holiday Minis are back in time for stocking stuffers.
 Milk Chocolate bars have returned by popular
demand – AND we have a new flavor – Dark
Chocolate Raspberry!
 NEW smaller candy bars – Dark Chocolate Fruit and Nut and Milk
Chocolate Peanut Butter candy bars – both for just $1.50.
 INTRODUCING Fair Trade Guatemalan Honey in 12oz containers.
Choose Fair Trade!
Highlights in Lifespan Religious Education
From Babies to Sages
November 9, 2014
Classes and Events Today
9:30: Childcare Opens
Choir Practice
9:45: Discussion Group—Founders Room
A Course in Miracles—New Conference Room Grade Classroom
RE Classes for Children and Youth
Middle School, Coming of Age, and High School Youth begin IN
CLASS. K5-5th Graders begin with parents in service.
11:00: Senior High (11th-12th): Covenant Circle, with Allison Render in
Women’s Room
Coming of Age (9th-10th): Debriefing and Wrap-up for Chalice Circle
Retreat—Founders Room
Middle School (6th-8th): Off campus field trip to St. Mary’s Catholic
Church—all members of this class who are at the Fellowship should attend
regular service
11:15: After the Story for All Ages:
4th-5th: Kingdom of Equals: John Baptizes Jesus
Spirit Play 1 & 2 (K5-1st) (2nd-3rd): Faith the Cow (The Story of the
Heifer Project)
Spirit Play “Lite” (3-4 yrs): The Dark (Sometimes we are scared.)
Parents, please
remember to
monitor your
children closely
when they are
in your care.
WE APPRECIATE ALL THOSE WHO
VOTED BY DONATION LAST WEEK
FOR THEIR “FAVORITE CLASS
PUMPKIN!” YOU WERE MOST
GENEROUS, AND WE COLLECTED
$114.40 FOR UNICEF.
THE WINNING PUMPKIN WAS CREATED BY OUR K5-1ST
GRADERS. THEIR “VOTES” TOTALED $65.22, SO IT
WAS A LANDSLIDE VICTORY! CONGRATULATIONS!
~NEW CLASS BEGINNING NEXT WEEK~
LONG STRANGE TRIP:
THE JOURNEY OF UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISM
Sunday mornings November 16-December 28
9:30-10:45, Location TBD
This fascinating video and discussion series from the UUA explores the
history of Unitarian and Universalist thought and practice, beginning with
the early Gnostic sects at the beginning of the Christian era to what we
know today as Unitarian Universalism. Just as you might expect, the
journey has been an exciting one, full of heretics, truth-seekers, mystics,
and people who have loved justice.
Come join us, and learn the
fascinating story of how we became
who we are today.
Ongoing Adult Religious Education
DISCUSSION GROUP
Sunday mornings, 9:45-10:45, Founders Room
Our church started with this group—it is the oldest and longest-running at
the Fellowship. Lively discussions about timely topics. For information,
please contact Herb Reeves at [email protected]
A COURSE IN MIRACLES
Facilitator: Jean Blank
9:45-10:45, New Conference Room (off the front lobby)
Participants work with the spiritual practice of forgiveness. Contact Jean
Blank at [email protected] for information.
THE WISDOM PATH
Led by Suzy Boghani, Ed Proulx, and Nancy Bender,
Sundays, September 21-December 14, 12:30-2:30
The class continues, but registration for this series is now closed.
WOMEN’S BOOK GROUP--2nd Sunday each month
9:45-10:45: Women’s Room Downstairs
For information, contact Susan Cooper, [email protected]
YOGA
Monday evenings through November 24
7:00pm, In the Sanctuary
Join Bruce Cable, a certified Sivananda instructor with over 20 years of
experience, for gentle, invigorating practice sessions that can improve your
overall health and well-being. All skill levels welcome. Donations gratefully
accepted. For more information, email [email protected]
HOW JESUS BECAME GOD
Book Discussion Group
Led by Dr. Michelle McClendon
Mondays at 7 PM, in the Women’s Room
How Jesus Became God tells the story of an idea that shaped Christianity,
and of the evolution of a belief that looked very different in the fourth
century than it did in the first. For more information, email
[email protected]
DATES TO REMEMBER
Sunday, November 9: Middle Schoolers will visit St. Mary’s
Catholic Church in downtown Greenville for the 11:00 Mass. Dressy
casual attire is appropriate. Please watch email for travel arrangements.
REGISTRATION FOR YOUTH CONS
AT THE MOUNTAIN IS OPEN!
Middle School CON: November 21- 23
Senior High CON: December 5- 7
Register online at mountaincenters.org
Deadline for Middle School registration is November 10.
IF YOU WILL BE USING TRAVEL CREDIT, please contact Laura Christenbury
at [email protected] PRIOR to registering.
A NEW YOUNG ADULTS GROUP IS FORMING!
EVERYONE AGE 18-35 IS WELCOME!
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST GATHERING
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, AT 5:00 PM
IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL
FOR FOOD, FUN, AND FRIENDSHIP!
Bring food to share, fun and friends provided!
For more information, email [email protected]
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