Please join us at UUCFnc on May 27th at 11am for our Sunday Service entitled “Draw Your Weapons.” This service explores the book and the role of arts, conflict, memorials, and what they mean for a veteran who doesn’t believe in war, using the book “Draw Your Weapons” by Sarah Sentilles and other research by the speaker, Trish Brownlee. An art exhibit of veteran and veteran-focused artwork will be included with the service.
Our Speaker is UUCFnc member Trish Brownlee, who is a local veteran, scholar and visual artist. She teaches art at the Capitol Encore Academy in downtown Fayetteville. In a prior life, she served as a military photographer, later using this experience to research the connection between arts and the military during her thesis work. She has a Bachelor of Art degree in Visual Art from Fayetteville State University and a Master of Fine Art degree in Visual Art from Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Please join us at UUCFnc on May 20th at 11am for our Sunday Service entitled “Climate Justice Month: Justice for Each Generation.” Be inspired, get connected with other people of faith and conscience committed to climate justice, and commit to long-term actions that will help save our world. This is your movement. You have the power to make a difference. How will you respond?
Our Speaker is UUCFnc member Andrea Poole. Andrea currently serves as President for the UUCFnc Board and is a member of the Sunday Services Committee. She is also a stay at home mom, and an environmental and social justice activist with such groups as Climate Parents and Moms Rising. She and her partner, Mike, live in Fayetteville with their three children.
May 13th – “Flower Communion Service” Speaker: Susan Gyaben
* A Board Meeting will follow the service.
May 20th – “Disabilities & Service Animals” Speaker: Storm & Angel Silvermane
May 27th – “DRAW Your Weapons” Speaker: Trish Brownlee
* The Annual Congregational Meeting & Potluck to follow service.
June 3rd – “Agape Love” Speaker: John Gyaben
* A Board Meeting will follow the service.
June 10th – “Climate Justice Month” Speaker: Andrea Poole
June 17th – “Father’s Day” Speaker: Reverend Mac Legerton
June 24th – “My Search about Human Rights” Speaker: Shelley Carnes
* June Potluck will follow the service.
Summer Services Begin on July 1st through August 19th at 11am. The Sunday Services committee has worked hard to organize a valuable and uplifting summer series relating to living our UU principles. Each week our service will focus on a discussion about a different UU principle, moving in order from the 1st-8th. The 9th service with focus on our UU sources. Each service will include a children’s activity within the circle discussion. There is no separate child care during summer services.
* A Sunday Services Committee Meeting will follow the July 22nd service.
* A Sunday Services Committee Meeting will follow the August 12th service.
Our summer services will end on August 26th with a “Blessing of the Backpacks” celebration and Summer Wrap Party & Potluck!
Mark your calendars, UUCFnc Members and Friends! Immediately after church on Sunday, May 27th, UUCFnc is holding a POTLUCK LUNCH in conjunction with our ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING. During the meeting we will hear short reports from UUCFnc Board Members and Committee Chairs about the good works of the church and vote on the budget for the upcoming church year, all the while munching on some delicious potluck food. Please plan to bring a dish to share. See you there!
Dear UUCFnc Congregation Members & Friends,
Thank you all for your dedication and time in helping us vote on updates to our by-laws as at our Special Congregation Meeting today. Our by-laws are now current as of April 22, 2018, and are available upon request. We are all excited to have completed this task, move forward in our congregation, and resume normal services next week.
We will be participating in the Dogwood Festival this year on April 28th & 29th. Trish is taking sign up to help with our booth. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to help, or fill out this signup sheet: https://goo.gl/forms/jqsYTzBMC6TPM1Ro1
Upcoming Service Info:
Here is our upcoming services. Our normal UUCFnc Beacon newsletters will resume biweekly on May 3rd. Child care is available after the Story for All Ages prior to the message at each service. All services are followed food and fellowship.
April 29, 2018 Service: “Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and the Secret Power of the Universe” Speaker: Liz Leclair
This is information was emailed to all members of the congregation on April 1, 2018:
Dear UUCFnc Members,
On April 22, 2018 we will have our Special Congregational Meeting to vote on needed updates to our Bylaws, and on whether to apply to become a Covenanting Community or apply to become a UUA Member Congregation in this coming 2018-2019 Fiscal Year. Thank you to all who attended our special meeting on March 11th to help update our procedures manual and discuss proposed changes to the congregation Bylaws. All congregation members are requested to attend, in person or by phone or video chat. This is an important meeting for our congregation. We must have at least 1/3 of the current 47 members present to move forward on our Bylaws Update Voting. Please attend, Skype in, Facetime, or get here however you are able! Please review the below attached informational to help you make an informed vote. Thank you.
Here is the link to the Bylaws with recommended updates. Please review them prior to the special meeting so we may move forward with our vote.
Covenanting Community or UUA Member Congregation: THAT IS THE QUESTION
Thank you all for attending and helping us with this important step in moving our congregation forward! We’ll see you the meeting on April 22nd!
SAVE THE DATES:
April 1, 2018 – “Remembering the Future” & Children’s Egg Hunt, Speaker: Susan Ulrich
April 8, 2018 – Disabilities and Service Animals, Speaker: Storm Silvermane
April 15, 2018 – Trash Island w/ April Potluck & Compost Party, Speaker: Emma Rainoff
April 22, 2018 – Special Congregational Vote! All members are requested to attend