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THE BEACON:  December 31, 2017 "Finish Strong!"
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December 24, 2017 Service: FINISH STRONG!

Please join us at UUCF on December 31st at 11am for our Sunday Service entitled "It's Not How You Start, It's How You Finish." 

Child care is available during service. A POTLUCK MEAL will immediately following the service! Please bring a dish to share if you are able to do so. You are welcome here!

Our speaker: Rachelle Hertle is a full-time student pursing a degree in social work with a focus on trauma treatment. A certified yoga teacher, Rachelle has found mental healing through her yoga practice and wants to bring the same healing to others. Rachelle is also a foster parent, a foster parenting advocate, and serves as the Secretary of the Cumberland County Foster Parent Association. We are proud to call Rachelle a member of our congregation.

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. 
  • December 31st Congregational Vote: At our December 31st service, we will hold a congregational vote to endorse James Jufer as a candidate for ministry in Aspirant Status so that he may further his education. 
SAVE THE DATES:
  • Sunday Services Meeting: Our next Sunday Services meeting will be after service on January 14th. We will be planning services for March-June. 2017 Summer Services in July & August will focus on each of the 7 Principles, one per week, with the 8th meeting ending in a summer potluck. 
  • Board Meeting: Our next board meeting is on Feb. 11th after service. We will be formally reviewing and updating the Bylaws. A PDF and print copies of the bylaws will be available for all members who wish to have input in updating. This will be the first official update of board positions and bylaws since 2008.
  • 2018 Fiscal Year Pledge Drive starts in March.
  • Congregation Annual Meeting - May 7, 2017
We are hiring!
UUCF is hiring for a child care/children's faith development position, ages birth to 12 years. This is a paid position. Time commitment is 1.5 hours on Sundays (September-June) and approximately 3 hours of preparation/training per week
Email us at: info@uucfnc.org or call: (910) 920-0347 to apply or refer a candidate. Current and non-members of the congregation are welcome to apply!
 
The candidate must be willing to train in UU curricula for Children: 
- Tapestry of Faith (free program)   - OWL (Our Whole Life) training, paid for by UUCF. 
The ideal candidate:
will teach and nurture within the respects of the UU principles, has experience in child development/education, and is/agrees to become certified and educate themselves in OWL/other paths of UU Faith Development.
Social Justice & Community
We support these community organizations:
Fayetteville Urban Ministry - Quaker House - Breaking Rag 
Fayetteville PRIDE - Fayetteville PFLAG - Fayetteville NOW
Sustainable Sandhills - Fayetteville P.A.C.T.  
Transgender Safe Haven - Cumberland County Foster Care 
Cape Fear IndivisibleMore Info

Transgender Safe Haven Support Group

Support Group Meetings are Saturdays at 2pm. 
Email: fnctransgendersh@gmail.com  
Hotline: 315-400-0453
Contact: Storm Silvermane  Learn More

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

December Monthly Meeting
January 4th, 7pm at Fairfield Inn & Suites.
More Info

This month's International Council of Unitarians and Universalists Global Chalice Lighting words come from Rev. Aryanto Nugroho, minister of the Unitarian Christian Church of Indonesia. Read the words & other translations at www.icuu.info

 
Our UU Principles
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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