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THE BEACON:  March 4, 2018 "Gertrude Weil"
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March 4, 2018 Service: Gertrude Weil

Please join us at UUCF on March 4, 2018 at 11am for our service entitled "Gertrude Weil: A Progressive Voice in the New South." Gertrude Weil, founder of the North Carolina League of Women Voters, was an activist fighting for women's rights and social justice throughout her life. Incredibly, the League was formed in 1920 here in North Carolina by Gertrude's sheer will. Come and hear the story of this amazing woman! Our Speaker is Reverend Lois Cavanagh-Daley.

Child care is available during service. Fellowship, refreshments, and conversation continue following the service. You are welcome here!

Our Speaker: 

Reverend Lois is an ordained interfaith minister; she has completed 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education at Wake Med in Raleigh, NC. In January, she participated in an interfaith prayer service for peace at Pullen Baptist Church in Raleigh. The event was sponsored by the Triangle Interfaith Alliance. On February 20, 2018 she had the opportunity to hear Dr. William Barber speak at the Terry Sanford School of Public Policy Lecture at Duke University in Durham, NC. Reverend Lois continues to provide pulpit supply to Unitarian Universalist congregations throughout North and South Carolina.

Photo Info: Gertrude Weil (far left) and fellow suffragists, circa 1920. Courtesy State Archives of North Carolina.

Announcements: 
  • On-going: UUCF collects toiletries for Fayetteville Urban Ministries. Donations welcome. 
  • On-going: Wednesdays at 6:30pm is Religious Exploration for Adults, hosted by Kent Smith at 115 Hale St, Fayetteville with coffee, refreshments, and conversation. Children welcome for independent play. 
  • Sunday Snacks Needed! We've successfully cleaned out the pantry and again welcome food and snacks to share during fellowship after Sunday services.
  • Child Care Volunteers Needed: Please consider volunteering for child care as we work to build our Religious Education Program. 
  • SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING: 11am - March 11, 2018
SAVE THE DATES:
  • March Potluck: Our next potluck is Feb. 25th to celebrate Feb. birthdays and special occasions such as anniversaries. We hope to have a monthly potluck celebrating special occasions as a new tradition!
  • 2018 Fiscal Year Pledge Drive starts in March.
  • Congregation Annual Meeting - May 7, 2017
IMPORTANT REMINDER: SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING AND VOTE ON MARCH 11, 2018. The meeting will include a vote to update the church Bylaws and Procedures Manual, and on a new Religious Education program. All congregation members are requested to attend and friends welcome! This is an important meeting for our congregation. Thank you. 
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RE Director Update!

A proposed solution for a new Youth Religious Education Director has been found amongst our congregation members. The plan will be presented for a congregational approval vote at the special meeting on March 11th! 
Social Justice & Community
We support these community organizations:
Breaking Rag  - Cape Fear Indivisible 
Cumberland County Foster Care - Fayetteville NOW
Fayetteville P.A.C.T. - Fayetteville PFLAG
Fayetteville PRIDESustainable Sandhills
Transgender Safe Haven - Quaker House - More Info

Transgender Safe Haven Support Group

Support Group Meetings are generally the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month at 2pm. 
Email: fnctransgendersh@gmail.com  
Hotline: 315-400-0453
Contact: Storm Silvermane  Learn More

 

"Take Back the Night"

On March 2, 2018, to kick off Women’s History Month, Fayetteville State University is sponsoring a "Take Back the Night" Event from 6 – 9 pm. Topics range from women's safety on campus to intimate partner violence.

Clean Energy Summit: March 9 & 10, 2017
Interested in joining the UU-led Stewardship of Earth Committee? Join this Sunday. 

 

UU Around the World

Covenanting Communities are a new kind of Unitarian Universalist (UU) group. They claim a UU identity and advance UU values, but they look and feel different from a traditional congregation. Covenanting communities include small meeting groups, missional communities, intentional living cooperatives, national networks, and more. Recognized by the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenanting communities are helping people imagine new ways of living out their UU faith and values while staying officially connected to the wider UU family. Learn More

Our Guiding Principles of the UU Faith

1st PrincipleThe inherent worth and dignity of every person.
2nd PrincipleJustice, equity and compassion in human relations.
3rd PrincipleAcceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.
4th PrincipleA free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
5th PrincipleThe right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.
6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.
7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
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