Breeze check in begins this Sunday! Be sure to "check" in when you arrive. Details below.
Don't forget the homeless/at-risk kids served by The Nest: bring snacks from the list below to fill our Bucket of Hope.
A Note From Linda
In the beginning was the Word . . .
This opening clause, from perhaps one of the most famous sentences in all of Western civilization, contains one of the foundational premises of Unity co-founders Charles and Myrtle Fillmore's theology. The Fillmore's were following a long line of those whose lives were based on the power of the "Word." As early as the 7th century B.C., the teachings that comprise the book of Deuteronomy reports that just before his death, Moses tells the people of Israel to keep the "Word" of God that has been written in their very hearts.
It's tempting to boil the idea behind the "Word" to merely "thinking" or "thought," but to Moses' audience, the Hebrews in the ancient Near East, thinking was not the solving of abstract problems; it did not entail premises and conclusions, but rather it pointed to a grasp of Totality. So, what is the "Word"? Does it have any bearing on our day-to-day lives? I look forward to joining together with you this Sunday in prayer, song, and exploration of that which "was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be," that which as the quote below declares has the power to change the direction of human history. With much love, Linda
From Written in Our Hearts; the Practice of Spiritual Transformation, by Theodore Nottingham:
A rediscovery of the Divine in the midst of life will enlighten enough minds to alter the dangerous course of human ignorance, greed, and violence.
Mark Your Calendar:
Sunday: February 2
10:30 am: Sunday Service 11:45 am: Women's Empowerment Circle 11:45 am: Chaplain Information Meeting - see below 11:45 am: Choir Rehearsal - full schedule below
Sunday: February 9
10:30 am: Sunday Service 11:45 am: Chaplain Orientation Meeting - see below 11:45 am: Choir Rehearsal - full schedule below
Sunday: February 16
9:00 am: Choir Rehearsal - full schedule below 10:30 am: Sunday Service 11:45 am: Healing Prayer Circle - see below 12:00 pm: Lunch and Learn - The Gut Brain Connection
Interested in becoming a UCOG Prayer Chaplain?
This Sunday, Feb 2nd
Pam Braunig (Prayer Chaplain team leader) will be available after Service this Sunday, February 2nd to answer any questions you may have regarding becoming a prayer chaplain. There will be a mandatory Prayer Chaplain Orientation on February 9th after Service. Please see Pam in the Board Room after Service for more information.
New! UCOG Healing Prayer Circle
The Prayer Chaplains will lead a Healing Prayer Circle (HPC) based on focused intention and the limitless healing power of God. It will be held on the 3rd Sunday of every month after service in the library starting February 16th.
The HPC harnesses the miraculous energies of a small group to heal others, ourselves and the world. Each HPC will focus conscious prayer on healing the planet, individuals & situations of the participants. Small pieces of paper will be given to each person in the circle to write down a challenge or situation needing healing. These notes will be placed in a bowl to be released & purified by water & earth. The Prayer Chaplains will hold sacred space for the circle. A breathing exercise will be followed by a 3-minute meditation. We look forward to praying with you.
Check-In Begins this Sunday!
Simply type the first few letters of your name and check the box next to your name. We will have a person to assist you. Thank you for helping us update our records of active congregants in our Church family.
The Choir Schedule
The pre-service rehearsals begin at 9 AM!
Jan 26 - Rehearsal 11:45 am
Feb 2 & 9 Rehearsal 11:45 am
Feb 16 - Rehearsal 9:00 am Performance 10:30 am
March 1 & 22 - Rehearsal 9:00 am
March 29 - Rehearsal 11:45 am
May 3 & 17 Rehearsal 9:00 am
May 24 - Rehearsal 9:00 am Performance 10:30 am
FUN AND FELLOWSHIP PLANS FOR THE YEAR
The Next Fun and Fellowship meeting is March 8th after Service. Please join us to help plan future events.
Lunch and Learns - so far
February 16 :The Gut Brain Connection with Alice Cooper April 26: Tapping to Shift Energy with Cathy Schwanke August 30: Angel Cards with Donna Fowler
TBD - History of the Crystal Bowl with Ann Kennedy
TBD - Advanced Directives
March 22: Our 1st rescheduled annual meeting and a pot luck March 22 FreeCycle Event in the Foyer May 17 Guest Speaker on Islam and a Potluck October 9: Armand and Angelina return for a scheduled Friday evening Concert October 25: Concert by our own Dan McMurrough with a catered lunch
Possible Cruise next year?
Do you have ideas too? Please feel free to join the Fun and Fellowship Committee and add your voice to the fun!
Reminder: Lizabeth Sackett is the Angel Team leader. If you have any personal needs (errands, meals, transportation, etc.) that other members of UCOG might be able to help you with, please contact Liz directly or use this form.
Ann and Bob need your assistance:
Ann and Bob are going to need help getting Bob to his therapy sessions at UT Monday afternoons, starting March. If you can help, please contact Liz using the link above or Ann will also be placing a sign-up sheet on the information table at Sunday services. Thank you for being an Angel!
The Bucket of Hope through March is:
The Nest Empowerment Center
The Nest is a safe, after-school haven that offers basic needs, counseling, academic and enrichment for Georgetown high school students who are homeless, at-risk, or living in transition. They have a long list of needs to support these kids.
Granola bars, Peanut butter crackers, Trail mix, Fruit snacks, Cans of soup, Chef-boy-r-Dee products (ravioli, spaghetti, etc), Ramen noodles, Mac and Cheese, Boxes of hot chocolate.
We now have an ongoing collection for the Ronald McDonald House. Keep those tabs coming! We have filled one container so far. Let's help them get those expenses paid.