HAPPENING AT MANATEE UU FELLOWSHIP (MUUF)
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MESSAGE FROM OUR FELLOWSHIP PRESIDENT:
This past week has been intense and full of uncertainties and discomfort for many. Just eleven days ago on Sept. 10 our members generously donated $5800 to the victims of Hurricane Harvey through the UUA/UU Service Committee. Then a few days later we anxiously watched the predictions for Hurricane Irma heading towards us with a velocity that was frightening. Everyone has a story to tell about the decisions they made and why, how it went, and how it is presently going. Though the final result was that Irma veered east and weakened we were all forced to face the reality that it could have been different. Many are still without power which brings much more than just inconveniences to deal with. Our schools and businesses have also been affected, but our MUUF building suffered no damage and did not lose electrical power. We will be meeting this Sunday, but our special collection for Hope Family Services will be delayed. It will be good to see one another again, to talk, and share, and show our love. Carol Bartz, President
HAPPENING AT MANATEE UU FELLOWSHIP (MUUF)
1. On Sunday, September 17, Nels Gullerud and Walter Hodgdon will talk about the values at the epicenter of the Meditation group they lead at our Fellowship every Thursday evening. They will demonstrate the harmonics of the crystal bowls which are used to guide people into deep meditation.
2. Next Sunday, September 24, our guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Robert Tucker. Rev. Tucker’s sermon title is “The Problem With Creeds” and how creeds can stifle religious freedom. Music by Tasha Robinson, harpist.
3. Sunday morning coffee hour ~ Last week the service was canceled due to Hurricane Irma so the bridge group and play reading group had the day off. Their turn comes again November 5. This coming Sunday, the Board of Trustees will have the privilege of serving. (p.s. If you haven’t joined a committee but want to have the fun of working the Coffee Hour, let Carol Bartz or Sally Isham know. We’ll make sure you get your wish!)
4. Meetings coming up: Play Reading- Friday, Sep 15 at 1:30pm. Bridge group meets Saturdays 1-4pm. Tuesday, Sep 19 – Board meeting at 6:30pm
5. Remember: “The Ed Show” following October 13th Share a Dish. Share your talents! Questions? See Ed Janz. Sign up sheet and flyers in social room.
Indivisible Bradenton Pro-gressive. Go to https://www.facebook.com/indivisiblebradentonprogressive and learn what’s happening locally. “Live your values aloud, not alone.” (uua.org website)
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST ASSOCIATION (UUA) NEWS
The UUA has established a Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund to assist congregations in repairing any damage, and to respond to the needs of their members’ and their community’s efforts to get back on its feet. UUA staff is working closely with leaders in the UUA’s Southern Region, to ascertain where the need is greatest and distribute funds efficiently.
To make an online contribution to the Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund, please click: https://giving-uua.org/irma-aid
We are heartened by the generous response already contributed to the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund. Online contributions to the Harvey Recovery Fund may still be made at https://giving-uua.org/harvey-floods
Project Light Adult English Learning Center, 1104 14th St W, Bradenton, is in immediate need of volunteer English teachers. We have classes at 9 am, 11:30 am and 6:30 pm. The students are primarily from Mexico, Haiti and Latin America and most are beginners. If you have two hours per week , we could really use your help. Call Chris MacCormack (941)745-1659 or (941)727-5183. Training is available.
At SARASOTA UU CHURCH:
MUUF Member, Peg Green, has a display of her Fabric Arts at the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Sarasota. Peg is a lifelong artist who loves bright colors and bold designs. Her work uses intricate combinations of curved shapes and colorful patterns to express the exuberance of life.
The exhibit showcases Peg’s fabric art and especially her Flaming Chalice tapestries. Peg discovered both Unitarian Universalism and fabric art in the 1990’s and has been creating flaming chalice and dancing goddess designs for UU individuals and churches ever since, and she continues to create new ones!
The exhibit will be available for viewing through September 15th during Gallery hours and after services on Sunday. Gallery Hours (coincide with Church office hours): Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Free admission to everyone.