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THE BEACON NEWSLETTER: August 30, 2018
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Upcoming Services Information
September 2, 2018
"How do You UU?" 
Speaker: Trish Brownlee

Please join us this Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 at 11am for our Sunday Service entitled, "How Do You UU?" This service explores questions surrounding Unitarian Universalist identity and what we gain from worship when no common doctrine or deity is required. 

Our Speaker i
s UUCFnc member Trish Brownlee, an artist and Professor of Art at Fayetteville State University. In a prior life, she served as a military photographer, later serving as a K-12 educator. 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.
Art Credit: Peter Bowden and Amy Freedman

Children are welcome during services through the Story for All ages, and a children's area for play is available during the service.
Fellowship & refreshments follow the service.

 
September 9, 2018
"Water Communion" 
Speaker: Andrea Poole

Please join us on Sunday, September 9 at 11am as we celebrate the UU Water Communion. Be sure to bring some water to commemorate a special time or place. We use this ritual to celebrate a return to regular services; and to welcome members and friends back after time away for summer travels. This year, we will also celebrate how our shared faith comes from many different sources. 
 
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.

Art Credit: Unknown
Announcements
  • NEW COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR NEEDED! Want to volunteer your and help UUCFnc? Trish will train you to take over the newsletter and website. Please contact her at trishlives@gmail.com ASAP. She is moving and needs to train someone by November 2018. 
  • 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 welcome food and snacks to share during fellowship after Sunday services.
  • Child Care Volunteers Needed: Please volunteer for child care duty!
SAVE THE DATES:
  • Children Programming and RE Planning Session - September 23, 2018
    Parents mark your calendars: September 23 at 10am we will meet prior to service to discuss the direction and curriculum of the fall session for our children's program. Your input is needed and appreciated.
  • September 9, 2018 - Sunday Services Committee Meeting
  • September 23, 2018 - Potluck
UPCOMING SERVICES:
  • September 2, 2018 - "How do You UU?"  Speaker: Trish Brownlee
  • September 9, 2018 - "Water Communion"  Speaker: Andrea Poole
  • September 16, 2018 - "Mini Civics"  Speaker: Angela Tousey
  • September 23, 2018 - "Civil Discourse: How to Agree to Disagree in Politics" Speaker: Dr. Rob Taber
STAY CONNECTED! Join the new UUCFnc Member Group on Facebook!
A closed group for members of congregation of UUCFnc to stay connected and up-to-date, no matter where our journeys may take us! Members must have signed THE BOOK to join this closed group.  Join the Group Here  Want to help? Let Trish know if you'd like to be a group moderator!
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 Info at Facebook Group
Email: fnctransgendersh@gmail.com  
Hotline: 315-400-0453
Contact: Storm Silvermane  Learn More
 

FayNC Pride Meeting
September 9, 2018
More Info
Fayetteville NOW Meeting
September 18, 2018 
More Info

 

Upcoming Events & Info from
Sustainable Sandhills

Fayetteville PFLAG Meeting 
September 6, 2018    More Info

UU Around the World

Back to School Rituals - UU World Magazine 
Because the start of school is a life transition that can be stressful for children and youth—who will be in new classrooms with new teachers, new peers, and sometimes even in a new building—parents can offer rituals to boost self-confidence and mark the time as something more than a time to acquire more clothes, shoes, and various school supplies. Read More
Something Fun: Religious Typology Quiz:  The Pew Research Center has released a new analysis that "looks at beliefs and behaviors that cut across many denominations – important traits that unite people of different faiths, or that divide people who have the same religious affiliation." Based on 16 questions, the typology sorts people into seven categories. We're curious how UUs compare to the pool that Pew used. We've set up a group response at Pew. Take the quiz below if you're interested. Are we "diversely devout" or "religion resisters" or something else? Take the Quiz

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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