Columbus UU News Sunday Programs In This Issue

Volume 7, Issue 9
Columbus UU News
Sunday Programs
September 1
9:30 Adult Religious Education: TED talk video on Atheism
10:40 Children’s RE: Kirstin Mix, “Friends are Special”
10:40 Sunday Program: Members of the Fellowship
Title: “Poetry in Praise of the Worker”
Service Leader: Rick Spradlin
Opener: Nikki & Chris Rohrs
Closer: Linda Hagberg
Greeters: Barry White & John Land
September 8
9:30 Adult Religious Education: Healthy vs. Unhealthy Religions
10:40 Children’s RE: Paul Lee, Art Project
10:40 Sunday Program: Bill Edwards
Title: UU Water Ceremony
Service Leader: Bill Edwards
Opener: Linda Hagberg
Closer: Michelle Midgette
Greeters: Bill Edwards & Kirstin Mix
September 15
9:30 Adult Religious Education: “Tapestry of Faith”
10:40 Sunday Program: Rev. Marti Keller
Title: Discussion of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan
Service Leader: Barry White
Opener: Michelle Midgette
Closer: Paul Lee
Greeters: Hal Midgette & Angie Oliver
September 22
9:30 Adult Religious Education: “Tapestry of Faith”
10:40 Sunday Program: Sali Shadi
Title: “Baghdad to Columbus: An Arab Woman’s Story, Part II”
Service Leader: Paul Lee
Opener: Paul Lee
Closer: Barry White
Greeters: Robert Burnham and Mark Berger
September 29
9:30 Adult Religious Education: “Tapestry of Faith”
10:40 Sunday Program: Pat Hart
Title: “Frank Lloyd Wright’s UU Church: an Exploration of our UU Heritage”
Service Leader: John Nix
Opener: Barry White
Closer: Rick Spradlin
Greeters: Evelyn Roebuck and Ann Newland
Thank you to Pat Hart for coordination the programs for September.
Social Action
The Third Sunday Give-Away-The-Plate donation will be given to Back Pack Blessings. This program provides food to needy children on weekends.
September, 2013
In This Issue
Sunday Programs
Calendar of Events
Birthdays
Social Action
Joys and Concerns
Adult RE
Women’s Night Out
Newsletter Editor
Paul Lee
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706-315-0568
Meeting Address:
1442 Double Churches Road
Columbus, GA 31904
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 698
Fortson, GA 31808
Phone:
706-660-1442
E-Mail:
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Website:
www.uucolumbusga.org
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Sidney Wilson
Robert Burnham
Dixie Turman
Julie Bouchard
Jena Puckett
Marshall Simpson
Happy Birthday!
Sept. 6
Sept. 6
Sept. 6
Sept. 16
Sept. 17
Sept. 18
UU Fellowship of Columbus
Hal Midgette
Maureen Humphries
Ron Ussery
Don Nahley
Kayla Spradlin
Sept. 18
Sept. 19
Sept. 22
Sept. 22
Sept. 22
Joys and Concerns
Several of our members who have had health concerns have been in attendance after recuperating. It was great to have Sidney
Wilson, Grace Jordan and Shirley Gray in attendance again at our Sunday gathering.
Remember our Fellowship and Friends in your thoughts and prayers throughout the year.
It is a pleasure to let everyone know that we have two new members. Kayla Spradlin and Evelyn Roebuck joined our Fellowship on August 25. They have been a regular part of our congregation for a long time. We are gratified that they have decided to
become official members.
Movie Night will resume in September. The movie “Quartet” will be shown on September 27 at 7 pm. Bring your favorite beverage and snack.
Several women have mentioned an interest in starting a UU Women’s Book Club. A meeting is planned on September 3, 2013
at 6 pm at the Fellowship. If you are interested, your are requested to bring your ideas about how the club should function and
some suggestions about books you would like to read.
If you have not been to The Mountain, now is your opportunity. A group of Columbus members and friends are planning to
visit The Mountain on October 4-6. If you are interested in participating contact either John Kamisky or Barry White for more
information. Carpooling can be arranged. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to visit a wonderful mountain retreat. There will be
churches from the Atlanta area also there so you will be able to meet other UU church members.
Women’s Night Out
The Women’s Group will meet on Thursday, September 12 at 6 pm. The gathering will Take place at Connie Ussery’s home.
You are requested to bring finger foods. Connie will provide drinks and desserts. Her address is #5 Cascade Road, Columbus.
Your are requested to inform the office if you are planning to attend. The office number is 706-660-1442. You can also e-mail
your intentions to [email protected]
Adult RE (Chris Rohrs, VP of Religious Education)
On Sunday, September 15th we are going to start working through the Faith Like a River program, which is part of the Unitarian Universalist Tapestry of Faith series. I want to take this opprtunity to tell you how I'd like to handle this series.
The Tapestry of Faith series according to the UUA web site, is "Embodying a faith development focus for our congregations,
Tapestry of Faith is a series of programs and resources for all ages that nurture Unitarian Universalist identity, spiritual growth, a
transforming faith, and vital communities of justice and love." You can view more of the Tapestry of Faith program at
http://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/
We are going to start on the Faith Like A River series. "Faith Like a River explores the dynamic course of Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist (UU) history—the people, ideas, and movements that have shaped our faith heritage. It invites
participants to place themselves into our history and consider its legacies. What lessons do the stories of our history teach that
can help us live more faithfully in the present? What lessons do they offer to be lived into the future?" The Faith Like a River
program can be found at http://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/adults/river/index.shtml
Faith Like A River consists of 16 workshops. The materials for these workshops are available online. I will provide the links
to the materials we will be using and it will be up to you to view them online through your computer or print copies if you wish.
The UU Bookstore does not provide paper copies of Faith Like A River.
I will provide you the links two weeks before each workshop. That will give you time to review the materials.
We will start on September 15th with Workshop #1. I will send out an email before September 1st with links to the Workshop
#1 materials we will be using.
We are not going to spend all our time on Faith Like a River. We will take breaks to work on other items you've expressed
interest in.
you can contact Chris Rohrs if you have any questions or comments
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September 2013
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Sat
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Discussion
Group
Women’s Night
Out
7 pm
6 pm
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Adu lt RE: T ed T alk vi d eo o n Ath ei sm
Program: “Poetry in Praise of the Worker”
D i s c u s si o n
Group
Service Leader: Rick Spradlin
Opener: Nikki & Chris Rohrs
7 pm
Closer: Linda Hagberg
Greeters: Barry White & Linda Hagberg
Children’s RE: Kirstin Mix, “Friends are Special”
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10
Adult RE: Healthy vs. Unhealthy religions, a
discussion
Program: Bill Edwards, UU Water Ceremony
Service Leader: Bill Edwards
Opener: Linda Hagberg
Closer: Michelle Midgette
G r e e t e r s: Kr i st i n M i x , B i l l E d wa r d s
Children’s RE: Paul Lee, Art Project
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Connie Ussery’s
home
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Discussion
Group
Adult RE: “Tapestry of Faith” series begins
Program: Rev. Marti Keller, Discussion of the book
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
Service Leader: Barry White
Opener: Michelle Midgette
Closer: Paul Lee
Greeters: Angie Oliver, Hal Midgette
Children’s RE: No Children’s RE
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7 pm
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Adult RE: “Tapestry of Faith”
Program: Sali Shadi, “Baghdad to Columbus: An Arab
Woman’s Story, Part II”
Service Leader: Paul Lee
Opener: Paul Lee
Closer: Barry White
Greeters: Mark Berger, Robert Burnham
Children’s RE: No Children’s RE
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25
Movie
Night
Discussion
Group
7 pm
7 pm
“Quartet”
30
Oct. 1
Adult RE: “Tapestry of Faith”
Program: Pat Hart, “Frank Lloyd Wright’s UU Church:
an Exploration of our UU Heritage”
Service Leader: John Nix
Opener: Barry White
Closer: Rick Spraklin
Greeters: Evelyn Roebuck, Ann Newland
Children’s RE: No Children’s RE
Oct. 6
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Oct. 2
Oct. 3
Oct. 4
Oct. 5
Oct. 10
Oct. 11
Oct. 12
Discussion
Group
7 pm
Oct. 7
Oct. 8
Oct. 9
UU Fellowship of Columbus
P.O. Box 698
Fortson, GA 31808
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