Order of Service - Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Greenville Unitarian
Universalist Fellowship
"Creator of Compassionate/Nonviolent Communications"
Is it Time to Change the Language?
February 15, 2015
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
February 15, 2015
Order of Service
Welcome
Julie Valentine Center
Chalice Lighting
Melissa Nichols
Austin Ann Johnson
Prelude
Jon Grier
Opening Words
Howard Jones
*Opening Song
#38 Morning has Broken
Story for all Ages
All Sing
Pat Jobe
Children's Benediction
#413 Go Now in Peace
All Sing
Words for Reflection
Pat Jobe
Community Caring
Pat Jobe
Anthem
Please share your joys and sorrows
in our Community Memory Book
before or after the Service
Black is the Color of my True Love’s Hair
Offertory
Jon Grier
Sermon
Is it Time to Change the Language?
*Closing Song
#118 This Little Light of Mine
Closing Words
Choir
Pat Jobe
All Sing
Cathy Jaggars
Postlude
Jon Grier
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.
~ Thanks to Our Service Associates ~
Worship Associate
Cathy Jaggars
Accompanist
Jon Grier
Music Director
Christian Elser
Ushers
Annette Garver & Sarah Fletcher
Greeters
Robert Shaw & Debbie Plonkey
Sound Crew
Richard Fuller, Teresa Hall, Charles Fulks
Sound Crew Assistants
John & Dillard Robertson
Flower Ministry
Coffee Baristas
Jon & Carol Benson
Austin Ann Johnson is a life-long cane raiser, friend of the downtrodden,
who once marched with Bella Abzug to support the Equal Rights
Amendment. Bella put her arm around Austin Ann and said, "Smile,
honey. The FBI is taking our picture." She turns 80 in two days, and we
wanted her to read today because she has members of her family in
the house and we love her very much.
Howard Jones is a retired engineer. An escapee from and a returnee to
Greenville, SC, Howard appreciates the wonderful people at the
Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship for their humanistic
approach to living and their camaraderie.
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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.
February 22, 2015
The Sermon on the Amount
Pat Jobe (Ed Proulx)
The annual launch of our budget drive. Pledges can be made online at the
web site now, so we'll be doing an interactive service. Pledge by lap top,
tablet or smart phone. Maybe this year instead of an eight-week campaign,
we can do it in 15 minutes? Thanks to all.
Getting to Know You!
Please join us after service for coffee, snacks, and fellowship in the
Fellowship Hall at the opposite end of the building from the Sanctuary (on
the same floor); all are welcome. We look forward to getting to know you
better, even if you think we already know you pretty well.
Flowers
If you would like to have flowers put on the Chalice Table in
remembrance of a loved one, a thank you, or special joy
please contact Sylvia Skipper at 864-608-4484. The cost is $10
and a note about your gift will be included in The Spark.
Congregational Care Items
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We extend our loving support to:
Please send good vibes to my daughter, Donna Lee. She is having a
serious operation on 02/09 – Austin Ann.
We haven’t seen Bethyl Wood her in several weeks because she has
been dealing with chronic severe pain (especially in the morning). Now,
to top it off, she’s having to fight with her insurance company to cover
her pain medication – Merridee.
My wife, Diane, has a bad case of shingles and hasn’t been able to
attend services. She misses all and says hello – John Sudol.
Pray that my brother, Matthew, will be happy again and go to school –
Tiffany.
We celebrate with:
My mother has made it through her surgery. The doctors were able to
remove all of the tumors in her abdomen. She lost 12 inches of her
large intestine, but they say she will heal quickly. As the surgeon put it,
“She’s good for another hundred thousand miles.” – Wes.
Today’s whimsical flowers on the alter are to bring a smile to a special
person who needs it. You know who you are. Yeah, you! – Anonymous.
There will be a meeting of the Clan next week to celebrate my 80th
birthday! Loved ones coming from Florida and Boston if they can get
out of the snow – Austin Ann 
Eleanor Winn, who grew up in this Fellowship, was sworn in as a
member of the New York bar. She is an Assistant District Attorney in
the Bronx – Jeannette & Marshall.
It is so wonderful having Cliff Beck back and looking so healthy –
Barbara Gill.
The week of February 9-14 is National Kindness Week.
Highlights in Lifespan Religious Education
From Babies to Sages
February 15, 2015
Classes and Events Today
9:30 am: Childcare Opens
Choir Practice
9:45 am: Discussion Group—Founders’ Room
A Course in Miracles—Middle School Classroom downstairs
12:30 pm: Young Adult Group—Conference Room
5:00 pm: Not for Ourselves Alone—Book Discussion Group—Adult
Classroom downstairs
RE Classes for Children and Youth
Teen Classes begin in classrooms with teachers at 11:00am.
K5-5th grade children begin in service.
Middle School (Grades 6-8): Debrief Sikh Faith
Coming of Age (9th-10th grade): The Elevator Speech
Senior High (10-12th grade): Regular Class—CON planning
11:15 am: After the Story for All Ages:
4th-5th: Kingdom of Equals: Children’s Chapel—no scheduled class
Spirit Play 1 & 2 (K5-1st) (2nd-3rd): Children’s Chapel—no scheduled class
Spirit Play “Lite” (3-4 yrs): Martin’s Big Words (Justice)
Parents, please
remember to
monitor your
children closely
when they are in
your care.
NEW GROUP!
YOUNG ADULTS’ DISCUSS AND DO GROUP
SUNDAY AFTER SERVICES 12:30-2:00 PM
CONFERENCE ROOM
Are you between the ages of 18 and 35? Are you
single, in transition, or still trying to figure out your life? This might be
the place for you to find friends for the journey, talk about the things
you do and care about, and seek for answers to your questions
together. The first meeting will be on Sunday, February 1st.
Contact CJ Gillum for more information at 864-376-2643.
Ongoing Adult Religious Education
DISCUSSION GROUP
Facilitator: Herb Reeves
Sunday mornings, 9:45-10:45 am, Founders’ Room
The Discussion Group is the longest running group at GUUF! They meet
every Sunday for coffee and lively discussions of topics of interest, with the
third Sunday of the month devoted to short story readings and discussions.
For information, contact Herb Reeves at [email protected]
A COURSE IN MIRACLES
Facilitator: Jean Blank
9:45-10:45 am, Lower Level Middle School classroom
All are welcome! Participants work with the spiritual practice of
forgiveness. Contact Jean Blank at [email protected] for information.
NOT FOR OURSELVES ALONE: ADULT BOOK STUDY GROUP
Facilitated by Dr. Michelle McClendon
Sunday Afternoons 5:00-6:30 pm, through March 8, 2015
Downstairs Adult classroom
Twelve essays from Unitarian Universalist reflect on the importance of
relational connectedness. How might we grow our souls through our
connections with one another and with the Holy. Participants have
opportunities to discuss and to engage with their own thoughts about
becoming part of something that both includes us and transcends us.
Several spaces in the class and copies of the book are still available. To
register, please contact Michelle at [email protected]
WOMEN’S BOOK GROUP
2nd Sunday each month
9:45-10:45 am: Senior High Classroom—RE Commons
For information, contact Genny Hill, [email protected]
YOGA
Monday evenings, January 18-March 23
7:00-8:30 pm, Sanctuary
Join Bruce Cable, a certified and experienced Sivananda instructor, for Yoga
practice that will benefit you in body, mind, and spirit. All levels welcome,
donations gratefully accepted. For information, contact Bruce at
[email protected]
BUDDHIST MEDITATION GROUP
Tuesday evenings 7:30-9:00 pm
Stressed? Worried? Feeling all right? Whatever your state, you are
welcome. Join us for meditation with both sitting and walking practice.
Newcomers and beginners are welcome; we'll give you a short orientation
to help you get started. For information, contact
[email protected]
SPECIAL FRIENDS WEEK CONCLUDES TODAY
Reveal Dinner with Special Friends and Families in the
Fellowship Hall after service.
Special Friend children are pre-paid.
Please make your way to the spaces reserved for special friends.
Next OWL Lock-In
for Middle School
February 20-21
6:00 pm Friday-3:00
pm Saturday
NOTICE BOARD
SPAGHETTI LUNCH TODAY!
Six dollars (children 6 and under-free)
All proceeds to benefit the UU World of Children
RESTAURANT DINNER GROUP
When: Saturday, February 21, 6:30 pm
Where: Hans & Franz Biergarten, 3124 Hwy 14,
Greenville.
Kommen sie hier, y'all! Wursts, schnitzel, rubens, spaetzel, bratkartoffeln,
frikadellen, obatzda, fleishkase! If you know these dishes, you know how
great this'll be. Not recognized? Google 'em and discover new and
wonderful horizons for your dining enjoyment. Don't feel like Googling?
OK, they have beef, chicken, pork, and fish dishes. Vegetarian? Try
spaetzel, cuke salad, slaw, red kraut with apples, sauerkraut, and more.
Menu available: www.hansandfranzbiergarten.com
Ken Flanagan will reserve your places (864-901-1945 or
[email protected]).
VEGETARIAN POT LUCK
When: Saturday, February 21, 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: GUUF Fellowship Hall
Not only is the meat production industry responsible
for untold animal suffering, it creates terrible pollution and is a huge
contributor to global warming. Now, consider that the best new research
bears out claims that a plant-based diet helps prevent heart disease,
cancer, and obesity. SO, JOIN US FOR A DELICIOUS, DELIGHTFUL DINNER!
Bring a meat-free food to share and learn about delicious alternatives to
meat and about other sustainable and healthy practices. Dr. Frank Powell
will present a short program, we'll exchange recipes, and there will even be
DOOR PRIZES!
Whether you are a hard-core vegan, a born-again vegetarian, or just
interested in being proselytized, you will love this evening of fun,
fellowship, food, and facts.
HONORING KUAN YIN
The Goddess Kuan Yin (goddess of compassion) will be
honored March 14 at 7 PM. The Women' s Spirituality
Group invites all GUUF women to attend our Open Circle.
Please email Pat Dillow at [email protected] with any
questions.
March 21 and 22
Saturday 8:00 am-12:00 pm,
Sunday 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
GOT STUFF?
Make your
tax deductible donation of gently
used clothing, household items,
sports equipment, etc. beginning
Tuesday, March 17. Pick up available.
Contact [email protected] for details.
(Proceeds benefit Youth Travel for Boston and summer mission trips.)
GUUF RECEPTION TO CELEBRATE & DEDICATE OUR
NEW BUILDING
When: SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015, 7:00 pm
Reception; 8:00 pm Program; 8:30 pm more
celebration
Where: New GUUF Fellowship Hall
You are invited to an elegant, gala evening to celebrate the official
dedication of our new Fellowship Hall. Doesn’t it look fabulous! Everyone
has worked so hard and been so patient over the course of the project and
we think we deserve a “pat on the back.” Dress to impress! Come and
enjoy scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, music, guest speakers
and much more! Childcare will be provided, but you need to register your
child prior to the event. Inside The Spark is a registration form that you can
put in the basket, bring/send to the Fellowship Office or pass to Kathleen
Anderson. You can also register by emailing the details to
[email protected] Please register no later than March 14, 2015.
We also need strong arms to help set up for the Gala on the afternoon of
March 27. Please email the office ([email protected]) and sign up!
SEPTEMBER 18 & 19 2015
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Calling all members, friends and anyone who
enjoys our Enchanted Chalice Renaissance Faire.
2015 will be our 5th year anniversary , and we want this to be our best
ever! We’re looking for dedicated people who would like to help us see this
happen. This year, our Steering Committee will create and
lead specific teams to help with the business administration,
set design and construction, and food management. If you’ve
ever wanted to be a part of this exciting Fellowship fundraiser, NOW is the
time to let us know. The Steering Committee meets every 2nd Sunday after
service in the Fellowship Hall. If you’re interested, please join us there
(first meeting February 8, around 12:30 pm). If you can’t make it, please
contact either Mayor Todd Couillard at [email protected] or
Business Manager Teresa Hall at [email protected] with questions or
for more information. Join us for the Fun, the Magic, and the Revelry that is
the ONLY Renaissance Faire in Upstate SC.
HOW TO RECOGNIZE A VISITOR
Do you want to say a friendly “hello” to one of our visitors, but
you didn’t get a good look at them during the service? Maybe
you can’t discern between someone you haven’t had the opportunity to
meet yet and a visitor. Never fear, the green mugs are here!
The Membership Committee has purchased lime green coffee mugs for
visitors to use in the Fellowship Hall after Sunday services. When you see
folks with green mugs, please introduce yourself and make them feel
welcome. We want our visitors to stick out so that we can, in the words of
our illustrious Pat Jobe, “slather them with affection.” Well, perhaps we
can’t get away with quite the slathering that Pat can, but we’ll make a
valiant effort!
Look for a high-topped table in the Fellowship Hall containing a large
“Welcome Visitors” sign, the green coffee mugs, The Flame, and literature
about Unitarian Universalism. The table will be manned after the service by
one of our Membership Committee volunteers.
Visitors – Please look for the high- topped table and use these green mugs
for several visits so we have the opportunity to get to know you!
DO YOU LIVE NEAR GREENVILLE HOSPITAL?
There is a woman living near GHS main campus who needs a
ride to GUUF about every other Sunday. She is new to the
area, knows a couple of our members and really wants to go to our Sunday
services. If you are ready, willing and able to help her out, please contact
Liz McGrory (at 410 924-6245 or [email protected]), and she will put you in
touch. Many thanks!
PAT’S PANTRY – PLEASE HELP!
We are in URGENT need of food, toilet paper, toothpaste
and soap product donations please. Food donations
should be non-perishable, preferably canned goods. Protein-rich foods
such as peanut butter and canned goods containing meat are in heavy
demand. Nothing that weighs over a pound should be donated, please, as
the participants carry it home.
Thanks for your participation.
Carole Lavash
BOX TOPS
Box Tops collection is back! The box to deposit your
collected box tops is located in the Narthex. Whether you
have 1 or 100, each box top is worth collecting, so please
keep up the good work and let’s see if we can beat the $150 we received
last year. All proceeds benefit the UUWoC.
Thank you--Carole Lavash
GUUF GOES GREEN – RECYCLE!
Please place clean paper, plastic, and cans in recycle
bins in the Fellowship Hall and wherever you find
the bins throughout our property. We are a UUAcertified Green Sanctuary.
The Green Committee meets at 12:30 pm, the first Sunday of each month,
in the conference room. All are welcome.
MEMBERSHIP SUNDAY
Membership Sunday takes place on the first Sunday of every oddnumbered month immediately following the service. Anyone wishing to
join the Fellowship is invited to meet in the choir room where you will “sign
the book,” and we will share stories of our spiritual journeys. You will also
be provided with a packet of information about the
Fellowship at that time. If you have any questions, please do
not hesitate to contact one of our Membership Co-Chairs,
Debbie Plonkey at (864) 322-5174 or Liz McGrory – (410)
924-6245.
There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist
congregations affirm and promote:
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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.
GALA RECEPTION REGISTRATION FORM
FIRST
SECOND
THIRD
CHILD
CHILD
CHILD
CHILD FIRST
NAME
CHILD LAST
NAME
EMERGENCY
CONTACT NAME
CONTACT #
AGE OF CHILD
ANY SPECIAL
NEEDS
Please go to the website www.greenvillueuu.com, click on the
Monthly Calendar, go to March 28, click on the date and copy it
into your calendar. Deadline for registration March 14, 2015.
SEE YOU THERE!