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Sunday Service and Religious Education, Aug. 24

FNW, 8-21-14, Sunday Service and RE 2

Sermon – 10 a.m.
“Young Adult Service ”
Jamie Dingus
Do you speak young adult?

Religious Education – 10 a.m.
Pre-K: Rainbow Water Ceremony. In preparation for First U.U.’s Water Ceremony, to be held on Sunday Aug. 31, the Spirit Play story will describe how the Water Ceremony is conducted, explain the value of water for all of us on this planet, and review the seven rainbow principles.

Grades 1-6: The Gift of Friends. The focus of this lesson is friendship as an intangible gift. Students will reflect on the value of friends through a story about the Native American character, Coyote, who learns the true importance of his friends. The lesson demonstrates how being a good friend helps us live our U.U. Principles.

All middle school and high school students are welcome to attend service with the congregation at John B. Cary. If any are interested in volunteering in Religious Education, please contact Rhonda Wingfield: rhonda.hodder@yahoo.com.

Vespers, Aug. 27

FNW, Vespers, danielayad.wordpress.com

Come and join us for an informal, reflective connection on Wednesdays from 5:30-6 p.m.

Be Part of a Historic Team

FNW, 8-21-14, Be Part of a Historic Team

Help others! Have fun! Build community! Be on the first team to teach in the shiny, new classrooms at our new church!

If you are looking for a way to be involved and make a difference at First U.U., consider teaching religious education. Teaching is a satisfying way to be more involved here and stimulate your own spiritual/religious journey.

Needs include: Teachers for Pre-K, grades 3-4, grades 5-6, and one teacher at the high school level. Also, youth activity sponsors are needed for grades 7-12.

Contact Rhonda Wingfield at Rhonda@richmonduu.org or call 804-340-1959 with your questions this week. There is a team waiting for you!

Update on Carol Wayne

 

FNW, 8-21-14, Carol Wayne

Carol continues to recover, and is getting a little better every day. Since coming off of the ventilator, she has been regaining her speaking voice. With her brain also in recovery, Carol is slowly beginning to understand what she has been through. Though nourishment is being provided medically, she is undergoing some therapy to help rebuild strength and the ability to eat.

Continue sending emails of love and support to: cwwayne5@verizon.net. Emails help Carol remember more about life before the illness.

REMINDER: No visitors at this time. Please respect this request as the family wants to attend to her needs.

 

Know a Worthy Share the Plate Recipient?

 

FNW, 8-21-14, Share the Plate

Share the Plate is one of several ways the First U.U. congregation contributes to our community. Funding is shared with local organizations who help care for individuals and families, the environment and causes that align with our church’s values and principles. A recipient organization is chosen each month, and funds are collected weekly during Sunday service. If you know of an organization in need, fill out and submit this online form.

Sunday Service and Religious Education, Aug. 17

SERMON

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“Self-Transformation: from ‘I-It’ to ‘UU’”
Bob Rogers

Martin Buber uses “I-It” and “I-Thou (You)” to describe human relational encounters. In the latter, humans meet each other without qualification

or objectification of one another, and have the opportunity for deep connection and mutual support. What are some habits of mind and heart we might cultivate to further foster such meaningful encounters in our church family and beyond?

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

FNW 8-15-14, FE

Pre-K: Rainbow Water Ceremony. In preparation for First U.U.’s Water Ceremony, to be held on Sunday Aug. 31, the Spirit Play story will describe how the Water Ceremony is conducted, explain the value of water for all of us on this planet, and review the seven rainbow principles.

Grades 1-6: The Gift of Protection. This week’s lesson will focus on the 7th U.U. principle, the interdependent web of life, in the context of the natural world around us.  A nature inventory will be conducted (weather permitting) allowing students to spend mindful time in nature exploring and documenting what they find outside. “Protection,” as an intangible gift they can give through their actions and attitudes toward our Earth, will be taught.

Vespers, Aug. 20

 

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Come and join us for an informal, reflective connection on Wednesdays from 5:30-6 p.m.

 

Reception for Pat Owen and Chris Arnold

 

FNW 8--15-14, Pat O & Chris A reception

A reception to celebrate Pat Owen and Chris Arnold, and church tours, will be held next Friday, Aug 22, 7-9 p.m. at First U.U., 1000 Blanton Ave. in Presidents’ Hall (formerly Douglasdale Studio).

This is a multigenerational celebration – all ages are welcome! Celebratory refreshments will be served.

Tours will be held at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Please note that due to renovations, building tours may not be appropriate for all ages, or for those with limited mobility.

Update on Carol Wayne

 

FNW 8-15-14, Carol Wayne update

The diagnosis of E. coli was made last week as the cause of Carol being ill, but the source is unknown. A slow recovery is underway, but she is showing progress. Recent milestones include becoming more alert (responding to a question with a nod) and being removed from the ventilator.

Rev. Jeanne continues to post updates to the First U.U. Facebook page, so check our feed there for the latest updates.

Continue sending emails of love and support to: cwwayne5@verizon.net, as emails are read to Carol.

REMINDER: No visitors at this time. Please respect this request as the family wants to attend to her needs.

Summer RE teachers still needed

 

FNW 8-15-14, RE teachers needed

Summer RE still needs team teachers for grades 1-6 for Sunday classes.

The “Wonderful Welcome” curriculum runs through Sept. 28, and is adapted from the U.U. Tapestry of Faith series.

Contact Rhonda Wingfield at Rhonda@richmonduu.org or 804-355-0777 with your availability and interests.

Upcoming Events
  • Sunday, Aug 24
    10:00 am
    Service, Nursery & Pre-K

  • Sunday, Aug 24
    11:00 am
    Small Group Sign-Ups

  • Monday, Aug 25
    4:00 pm
    LPC Meeting

  • Monday, Aug 25
    7:00 pm
    Writers meeting

  • Tuesday, Aug 26
    7:00 pm
    Humanist meeting Off-site

  • Wednesday, Aug 27
    5:30 pm
    Vespers

  • Wednesday, Aug 27
    6:30 pm
    SGM: Grow, Care, Act