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THE BEACON:  Feb. 11, 2018 "The Universal Golden Rule"
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January 28, 2018 Service: The Universal Golden Rule

Please join us at UUCF on Feb. 11, 2018 at 11am for our service entitled "The Universal Golden Rule"  Our speaker is UUCF Member Susan Gyaben.

A UUCF Board Meeting will follow the service. All are welcome to attend!

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

Our Speaker: 

Susan has been a Unitarian Universalist for over 20 years, attending UU churches in the six states where she has resided, including UUCF for the last 4 years. She is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having served in Ghana, West Africa in the early 90s. Susan has a Master’s Degree in Public Health and a keen interest in topics of health. Susan is a member of the Sunday Services Committee. She and her family live on Fort Bragg, NC.

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 continue to search for a candidate for the position. 
SAVE THE DATES:
  • Feb. 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: UUCF will be having a Board Meeting just following this week's church service (Feb 11th). The meeting will include updating the church Bylaws and Procedures Manual. All are welcome to attend!
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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!
Update: To help us find the right person, candidates must come to a service and attend a child care session with a member of the congregation monitoring, and stay for conversation and fellowship to follow. Formal interviews will take place in an open format at a designated board meeting. Only candidates who have attended a service will be invited to interview. Parents are highly encouraged to attend the open interview and stay for the vote to add their voice to the discussion after the candidates leave. We have no viable candidates at this time. 

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:
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 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. 

NOW Feb. Meeting
Tuesday, February 20 at 6-7:30pm  More Info

UU Around the World

SIDE WITH LOVE is a public advocacy campaign that seeks to harness love’s power to stop oppression. It is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association and all are welcome to join.

The organization received feedback from disability rights activists within Unitarian Universalism about the exclusionary and ableist language of “standing”. A move was then made to change the name from "Standing on the Side of Love" to "SIDE WITH LOVE." Great decision and great organization!  Check them out at: https://sidewithlove.org/

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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