Chair Yoga this Sunday at 9:30 am in the Chamber Library.
A Note from Linda:
What is the purpose of our lives? What kind of human being is worth being? What kind of world is worth inhabiting?
"In our fast-paced and entertainment-saturated society, we don't focus very long on the question of what constitutes a flourishing life," says theologians Miroslav Volf and Matthew Croasmun, who, as we heard last Sunday, assert the following:
Without sufficient knowledge and skill to respond to the question of what constitutes a flourishing life, we turn to a culturally ingrained response: Acquire more resources! Chasing after more resources makes it possible for us to pursue our desires without questioning if our desires are worth pursuing. We resemble a painter who is forever concerned about improving his materials—the colors, brushes, canvas and easel—who thinks having better tools makes him a greater painter, but who never really starts to paint, because he does not know what he wants to paint.
Last Sunday we grappled with critical questions: How do we articulate a vision of what constitutes a flourishing? What do we use as our criteria for this vision? I invite you to ponder these questions and join us this Sunday as we continue this exploration. These questions resist easy, pat answers and by their very nature require the participation of all of us. Your voice matters and I can't wait to hear from you! With much love, Linda
Mark Your Calendar:
Sunday, Sept 22:
9:30 am: Chair Yoga 10:30 am: Sunday Service
Monday, Sept 23:
12:30 pm: UCOG Men's Group
Tuesday, Sept 24:
10:00 am: Book Club meets
Thursday, Sept 26:
3:30 pm: The Lively and Divine Mythical Stories
Sunday, Sept 29:
9:30 am: Chair Yoga 10:30 am: Sunday Service 12:30 pm: 5th Sunday at Carol Light's House
The Quest Class is on hiatus until the 1st of next year due to scheduling conflicts.
The Men's Group meets this Monday
The Men's Group meets this coming Monday, September 23rd at the Georgetown Library, room 206 on the second floor. Join Dave Jenks and fellow congregants for a discussion at 12:30 pm.
The Book Club meets this Tuesday
The UCOG book club meets this Tuesday, September 24th at 10 am at the Sun City Activity Center. This month the group is discussing Anam Cara, A Book of Celtic Wisdom by John O'Donohue.
Board Member Nomination
We will be electing two board members at the annual meeting. If you are interested in running for election to the board, please see Rev. Linda, Dave Jenks, or Alice Cooper after the service. You must be a member of the Church if you would like to be considered.
New Member Class
October 13th & 20th after Service
This two day class will include:
An overview of Unity Georgetown’s history and information about the various activities of the church. These presentations will be led by our prayer chaplain team leader, angel team leader, Board members, and many other members of our church. These presentations offer a great overview of all that is happening in our church and the ways in which you can get involved.
The class also includes an exploration of the history of New Thought and Unity History. This exploration is led by Cathy Schwanke, LUT.
If you are new to Unity, attendance at both sessions of this new member class is required to become a member of Unity Church of Georgetown.
If you are currently a member of another Unity Church and would like to transfer your membership to UCOG, you may attend just the second class.
You must be a member of this congregation to vote at the upcoming Annual Meeting on Nov. 3rd, where we will elect Board Members and bylaw changes.
26th Annual Clayman Rodeo
Saturday, October 5th at 5 pm
Location: Windsong Farm, 2401 Southwestern Blvd.
Tickets: $8 for adults, $5 kids 10 and under.
Amateur all student rodeo, riders from age 6 to adult. Events include barrel racing, pole bending, calf roping, team roping, kids calf scramble and more. Claudia Chaffin will be competing in team roping and maybe barrel race. There will be food and drink concession and kids pony rides.
Claudia will have tickets at Sunday Service. Call 512-863-7649 for more info and directions.
Spiritual Education Class Online
Cathy Schwanke, LUT will be teaching "Unity Prayer"
Mondays, Oct. 7 through Nov. 4th at 7 pm
Affirmative meditative prayer is at the heart of the Unity spiritual path. The Unity way of prayer is ultimately aimed at the experience of the Divine and Realization of the practitioner’s Divine Potential. Along the way, there are practical benefits, including guidance, healing, and abundance. In this course, students are introduced to Unity’s Five-Step Prayer Process and supported in developing their daily prayer practice.
Please join the fun and fellowship team for a planning meeting, Sunday, Oct. 13th after Service. This team plans all the events for our congregation. If you would like to be a part of the Fun and Fellowship Team, meet us in the chamber library on the 13th. We would love your input!
The Lively and Divine Mythical Stories
Ann Kennedy and Pam Braunig are presenting The Lively and Divine Mythical Stories. The current class is full! If you are interested in attending the class series in February, let Pam or Ann know!
The Bucket of Hope: Final month to support The Caring Place
Two more Sundays to support The Caring Place. The Caring Place provides financial assistance, clothing, food, financial training, and many many more services.
The Caring Place has requested the following items:
Toothbrushes - Toothpaste - Deodorant - Cereal of all kinds
We now have an ongoing collection for the Ronald McDonald House. You can help support the Ronald McDonald House by collecting the little tabs you pull to open soda, soup or other aluminum cans. The funds generated from recycling these aluminum gems help offset the House's expenses such as their electric bill. There is a jar on the Bucket of Hope table in the back of the Sanctuary to deposit your tabs.
Feb. 21-26, 2020 - 5 day Cruise leaving from Galveston!
September 29th - 5th Sunday at Carol Light's House October 5th: Rodeo with our own Claudia Chaffin participating! October 13th & 20th - New Member Class October 13th Fun and Fellowship Meeting after Service October 27th - Dan's Concert! November 3rd - Annual Meeting November 17th - Lunch and Learn: Chris Schwanke - Be UnScammable