Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Moderated Panel on Religious Beliefs November 23, 2014 Rev. 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 23, 2014 Order of Service Welcome 5 Minutes with Marie Majarais Smith Chalice Lighting Walter Ezell Prelude Linda Mattern *Opening Song #406 Let Us Break Bread Together All Sing Story for all Ages Pat Jobe Children's Benediction Community Caring Anthem #413 Go Now in Peace All Sing Please share your joys and sorrows in our Community Memory Book before or after the Service Jesus Bleibet Meine Freud by J.S. Bach Offertory Choir Linda Mattern Sermon Moderated Panel on Religious Beliefs; Walter Ezell, Marie Smith, Lisa Lipscomb, Elaine Norwood, Pat Jobe Closing Song #123 Spirit of Life Postlude All Sing Linda Mattern Benediction Pat Jobe *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. Getting to Know You! Coffee, snacks, and fellowship have moved to the new Fellowship Hall at the opposite end of the building from the Sanctuary (on the same floor). Please join us after service, all are welcome. We look forward to getting to know you better, even if you think we already know you pretty well. ~ Thanks to Our Service Associates ~ Worship Associate Walter Ezell Luminary Carson Oates Accompanist Linda Mattern Music Director Christian Elser Greeters Susan Cooper, Karen Parker & Debbie Plonkey Sound Crew Richard Fuller, Teresa Hall, Charles Fulks Sound Crew Assistants John & Dillard Robertson Coffee Baristas Georgia & Darrell Harrison Carson Oates, son of Melissa Oates, is a 2nd grader who plans to be an astronaut when he grows up. He loves space, Angry Birds, and Star Wars, and any combination thereof. Marie Majarais Smith is an advocate for victims of crimes in the South Carolina Immigrant Victims Network. She is also knowledgeable about human trafficking here in South Carolina. Pat Jobe invited her to speak today because we recently helped her attend a national conference regarding these issues. Elaine Norwood is a long-time GUUF member and atheist. She and her husband, Joe, became interested in our congregation when she was arrested defending a woman right to choose here in Greenville. Our congregation supported her and her family during her trial. Bill Schulze had a crush on her when he was a little kid and says he still does. 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. November 30, 2014 Green Service Pat Jobe If climate change really is a loaded gun, how do we get the bullets out? What can we do? What’s reasonable and where do we find the will, the money, and the organizational prowess? Congregational Care Items We extend our loving support to: Robert Fulks (son of Charles Fulks) suffered a collapsed lung and had surgery on 11/14/14. Sorrow at the loss of my older brother – Bibi Harris We celebrate with: I’m overjoyed that our Minister, Pat Jobe, is not only caring for us, but also put in the community caring for others. For the second year, he has gathered together people from GUUF and area churches to provide a Thanksgiving dinner for the residents at Towers East – thank you Pat! Ken Flanagan’s head/neck injury is healing and the pneumonia has subsided. Many thanks for all your caring thoughts and deeds! Virginia. Candy Kern-Fuller is joyful that her law clerk (Sarah Meadows) passed the Bar and will be sworn in 11/17/14 in Columbia as a new member of the South Carolina Bar. Joy and gratitude for all the healing wishes for my father-in-law who comes home this week – Bibi Harris Thank you Christian, Hugo and Brooke for a terrific concert this week at the Younts Center – Dave Wilder JUST FOR INFO! 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/ OFFICE HOLIDAY CLOSURE The GUUF office will be closed on November 27 and 28 for Thanksgiving – Happy Holidays Y’all!! Adopt-a-Family Project Please visit the display in the Fellowship Hall and choose a card or two and help struggling families during this holiday season by choosing an item from their wish lists. This year we are once again supporting the 2 families at our Rowland McFerrin House. Please bring gifts to the Fellowship no later than 12/14/14. Please bring your items to the Fellowship Hall and place them in or near the collection box. If you wrap your present, please make sure you put a tag on it to ensure that the correct family member gets your gift. You are also welcome to bring unwrapped presents as the youth will, once again, be wrapping presents. Please support this project. It is a great way to participate directly in the kind of charity that can change lives. Please contact Francine Proulx with any questions or if you wish to donate money instead of a gift [email protected] or 704-3263. 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. Highlights in Lifespan Religious Education From Babies to Sages November 23, 2014 Classes and Events Today 9:30: Childcare Opens Choir Practice Long Strange Trip: UU History—Women’s Room DOWNSTAIRS (Elevator available!) 9:45: Discussion Group—Founders Room A Course in Miracles—New Conference Room Grade Classroom 12:30: The Wisdom Path Class—DOWNSTAIRS RE Commons 1:30: Sunday Afternoon Covenant Circle—Founders Room 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): Presentation in Senior High room, DOWNSTAIRS RE area Coming of Age (9th-10th): Meeting with Mentors for the First Time with Kat Carrig in COA room, DOWNSTAIRS RE area Middle School (6th-8th): Most youth are away at The Mountain. All Middle School youth present should remain in service. 11:15: After the Story for All Ages: 4th-5th: Kingdom of Equals: Sermon on the Mount #1, with Mark and Jennifer Hauser in Tween room, DOWNSTAIRS RE area Spirit Play 1 & 2 (K5-1st) (2nd-3rd): American Thanksgiving, The Two Sisters Spirit Play “Lite” (3-4 yrs): We Gather Together LATE STAY PROJECT FOR 4th-5th CLASS CANCELLED Parents, please remember to monitor your children closely when they are in your care. Ongoing Adult Religious Education A COURSE IN MIRACLES Facilitator: Jean Blank 9:45-10:45, Conference Room Participants work with the spiritual practice of forgiveness. Contact Jean Blank at [email protected] for information. DISCUSSION GROUP Sunday mornings, 9:45-10:45, Founder’s Room Our congregation started with this group—it is the oldest and longestrunning at the Fellowship. Lively discussions about timely topics. For information, please contact Herb Reeves at [email protected] LONG STRANGE TRIP: UU HISTORY Led by Jackie Weddington and Karen Conrad Sunday mornings November 16-December 28 9:30-10:45, Women’s Room 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. The journey has been an exciting one, full of heretics, truth-seekers, mystics, and people who have loved justice. It is the amazing story of how we became who we are today. 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] 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 REGISTRATION FOR YOUTH CON AT THE MOUNTAIN IS OPEN! Senior High CON: December 5- 7 Register online at mountaincenters.org 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! Meets 3rd Sundays, 5:00PM In the Fellowship Hall For more information, email [email protected] There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote: The inherent worth and dignity of every person; Justice, equity and compassion in human relations; Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations; A free and responsible search for truth and meaning; The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large; The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all; Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
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