Mid-Week Update October 17, 2018

Midweek Update October 17


Thinking About Joining First U? New Member Ceremony Sunday, October 21,  we will formally welcome all those folks who became new members since the  ceremony last spring. If you've been considering membership, contact Rev. Kathy, (minister [at] firstulou.org, to be added to those welcomed.

Fresh Stop Market New Roots (www.newroots.org) or Barbra Justice (velma2720 [at] yahoo.com or 502-234-0607). Order deadline: This  Friday, October 19 for October 24 delivery.

Women's Retreat October 19-21 Women's Alliance is hosting a retreat Friday night October 19 thru Sunday noon October 21. Women of First U, Clifton and TJ are invited to attend and enjoy shared meals, sisterhood, and workshops. Not a WA member yet? No problem, annual membership is only $10. The retreat will be at an Airbnb home on Taylorsville Road - all are welcome. Cost is $40 per night, $15 for day only, and $80 for the whole weekend. Contact Kathy Gapsis (kgapsis [at] gmail.com) for more information.

CUUPs Samhain and Potluck Sunday, October 21 Everyone is welcome to join us. Samhain means “End of Summer” and is the third and final Harvest. The Dark half of the year commences on this Sabbat. It is a magical interval when the mundane laws of time and space are temporarily suspended, and the Thin Veil between the worlds is lifted. It is said that communicating with ancestors and departed loved ones is easy at this time, for they journey through this world on Samhain. The doors open at 5:30pm and the Circle starts at 6pm.  A potluck dinner will follow around 7 pm.

Chamber Music Benefit Concert Sunday, November 4 at 7pm at First U. The concert is hosted by Ethan James McCollum.  Join Drew Sarette (violin), Jody Hurt (French horn), and Ethan James McCollum (piano) for an evening of beautiful chamber music  by Alfred Schnittke, Luigi Cherubini, and Johannes Brahms, and to raise money for New Roots Fresh Stop Markets. While admission is free, we encourage you to offer a donation of any value, no matter how large or small. 100% of the proceeds will go toward New Roots Frest Stop Markets!!  (http://www.facebook.com/events/1171887856285861/).  

Kundalini Yoga on the second and fourth Sundays. Join us at 2pm in the choir room. Loren Crawford teaches this drop-in, free-will donation class that is open to every experience level and ability. Bring your own yoga mat or blanket (or sit in a chair), wear comfortable clothes. Each class includes exercises, deep relaxation and meditation. You will feel better!

Trick or Treat for UNICEF Sunday, November 4 (note new date) Come Trick-or-Treat with us and help children all over the world! Children, youth and adults are invited to wear your (not too scary) costumes to church. We will trick-or-treat for change during the service, so bring your piggy banks and dig deep. Please bring change and small bills to the service for the kids to collect and let’s see if we can break our record amount of $420!  The service is followed by the church luncheon with a Halloween party for the children upstairs.

Join Us October 21
Celebration of Life 11:00am
"What if My Enemies Don’t Deserve to be Loved?”
Speaker: Rev. Kathy Hurt

Spiritual traditions urge us to extend compassion, even love, to our enemies.  But is that truly realistic, or wise?  Are there not some enemies who should be fought?  This service struggles with the reality of being unable to find caring for those I really, truly, deeply dislike and distrust.

October 21 Religious Exploration 9:45 – 10:45
See Class Descriptions at firstulou.org/cre (children)and firstulou.org/lre (adult)
Nursery care is available 9:30-12:00. Room 214

Adult Classes Meeting October 21
Building Your Own Theology (BYOT)  in the Library, room 103
Tending the Flame: The Art of UU Parenting in room 203
Women’s Spirituality Group closed group meets in the Parlor

Calendar Events
9:45   RE
11:00 Celebration of Life – sanctuary
11:00 rental: Spiritual Israel Church – choir room
2:00  rental: Moms Demand Action – sanctuary
4:00  rental: KRCRC Board Meeting – library
6:00  CUUPs: Samhain Ritual - sanctuary