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THE BEACON:  April 1, 2018 "Remembering the Future"
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April 1, 2018 Service: "Remembering the Future"

Please join us at UUCF on April 1, 2018 at 11am for our Sunday Service entitled "Rembering the Future." Our speaker is Susan Ulrich. 

Child care is available during service. An Easter Egg Hunt immediately follows the service! The UUCF Board will meet afterward. All are welcome to attend! Fellowship, refreshments, and conversation continue following the service. 
You are welcome here!

Our Speaker: Susan Ulrich earned her Master of Divinity Degree from Campbell University Divinity School. Currently she is working on the Doctor of Ministry degree at CUDS. She was ordained in the Baptist church (SBC, CBF) and currently serves as Associate Pastor at Eutaw United Church of Christ. She also teaches at the University of North Carolina @ Pembroke as an adjunct faculty member. Her classes include introductory religion classes, such as Old Testament, New Testament, and Introduction to Religion, and sometimes upper level specialized classes such as Sexuality and Religion and Sects,"Cults" and New Religions. Rev. Ulrich has three children and four grandchildren.

The UUCF Board will meet briefly following services to finalize recommendations for proposed the Bylaw and Procedures Manual Updates, before distributing them electronically to the congregation prior to the Special Congregational Vote on April 22nd. All are welcome to attend. 
Announcements: 
  • On-going: UUCF collects toiletries and canned food for Fayetteville Urban Ministries. Donations welcome, and the need for canned food is high. We will hosting a canned food drive over the next four weeks to help stock their pantry. 
  • 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. 
  • 2018 Fiscal Year Pledge Drive has started. Please return your pledge forms!
  • 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. 
SAVE THE DATES:
  • April Potluck: Our next potluck is April 15th to celebrate March birthdays and special occasions such as anniversaries. We hope to have a monthly potluck celebrating special occasions as a new tradition, and April will include a compost party!
  • Dogwood Festival UU Table - Help Needed! April 28th & 29th! Sign up here!
  • Congregation Annual Meeting - May 7, 2017
UPCOMING SERVICES:
April 1, 2018 - "Remembering the Future" & Children's Egg Hunt, Speaker: Susan Ulrich
April 8, 2018 - Disabilities and Service Animals, Speaker: Storm Silvermane
April 15, 2018 - Trash Island w/ April Potluck & Compost Party, Speak
er: Emma Rainoff
April 22, 2018 - Special Congregational Vote! All members are requested to attend
IMPORTANT REMINDER: SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL VOTE ON APRIL 22, 2018. 
Thank you to all who attended our special meeting on March 11th to help update our procedures manual and discuss proposed changes to the congregation Bylaws. We will make final proposed changes based on that discussion and recommendations, and redistribute them by April 2nd, following our next board meeting, along with related information discussed at the March 11th meeting. The vote on the Bylaws will take place during service on April 22nd. All congregation members are requested to attend, in person or by phone or video chat. This is an important meeting for our congregation. We must have at least 1/3 of the members present to move forward on our Bylaws Update Voting. Please attend, Skype in, Facetime, or get here however you are able! Thank you. 
UUCFnc Does Dogwood Festival! Volunteers Needed!
We have been accepted into the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival on April 28th & 29th. We need volunteers to help setup, tear down, and man our informational booth in varying shifts: Saturday, April 28th, 11am - 6:30pm, Sunday, April 29th, 11am - 6:30pm. Are you willing to join the Dogwood Festival Committee and Volunteer at our booth for a timeslot?
Contact: Trish Brownlee - trishlives@gmail.com
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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!
Congregation Member, Trish Brownlee, has an exhibit and artist talk at ArtSpace in Raleigh, with artists Alicia Dietz and Folleh Tamba. A reception is on Friday, April 6th, 6pm-10pm. Trish will have an artist talk at noon on Saturday April 7th. More Info
The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Fayetteville State University (FSU) is hosting its 2nd Community Science Night on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in the Seabrook Auditorium on the FSU campus.
 
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

 
CFI First Saturday Social
Saturday, April 7th, 6-8pm at Revolutionary Coworking, 100 Hay St Learn More

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
April NOW Meeting
Tuesday, April 17 at 6-7:30PM
519 Ramsey St, Fayetteville
 Learn More
Anniversary Celebration FayNCPride
Saturday April 14 at 5 PM - 8 PM at Dirtbag Ales Brewery & Tap Room
Learn More

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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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