This Week at UU Bay de Noc

FORUM: Sept. 14 @ 9AM “Why You Can’t Reconcile God & Evolution” Join us for the first Forum of the fall presented by Gerry Nelson. Please see the attached thought-provoking article on this subject and get geared up for discussion!  Article

 

SUNDAY SERVICE: September 14 at 10:30 AM: Ingathering/Water Communion Service.

 Pat Frueh will lead us in the Water Communion Service, which celebrates our community gathering together for the new church year. Members are invited to bring a small amount of water from a place that is special to them – even if that is their home. During the appointed time in the service, people one by one pour their water together into a large bowl. As the water is added, the person who brought it tells why this water is special to them.

 

 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM: September 14: First session of RE for the children! Bethann Royer, RE Educator, together with volunteer aide Helen Sherman will lead the children in getting to know one another and exploring Principle 1: Each of Us Is Important, followed by an art project and a reading of Unitarian Universalism Is A Really Long Name. Fresh fruit and veggies will be served with juice.

 

UPCOMING BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS

 

The Board will meet September 25, 6:30 PM at the Stacey home: 1509 Lakeshore.  Meetings are open to the membership.  Anyone with agenda items should contact Joseph Mold two weeks in advance at josephmold@gmail.com.

CROP WALK

Mark your calendars for the first Sunday in October (World Communion Sunday).   This year’s walk will begin and end at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1230 N. 18th St., Escanaba.  Registration is at 12:30, and the walk begins at 1:00.  There is a 1-mile walk and a 3-mile walk.

You may get pledge sheets from Dan Young, 789-7884.

Donors at Church World Service have pledged incentive gifts of $10 extra toward CROP Walk for each walker who raises $50 or more.

25% of the money is kept locally to help with hunger-related causes.  This year’s recipient will be Lutheran Social Service’s Voices for Youth, which helps homeless or precariously housed young people in Delta County under the age of 22. The rest of the money helps people around the world.

 

Remember that our fellowship has a subscription to Tricycle magazine online. There is much of interest at this website. Each week one part of a 4-part video “retreat” is offered. Past retreats can be accessed as well. One thought provoking film each month is also available (Past films cannot be accessed). You can view it and other items of interest with the following log in: (call Gene)

 

The Little Bay Zen Buddhist Sangha will be meeting every Tuesday night at 6:30-7:30pm at the Bonifas arts center (enter at the door on the parking lot side). We will be chanting the Heart Sutra, practicing ZaZen (seated meditation), kinhin (walking meditation) and Dharma discussions. If you which to learn more about the Zen Buddhist way please join us.   ~ Joseph Roshin Mold

Website:

https://sites.google.com/site/escanabazen/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Little-Bay-Zen-Sangha/298084263568771?ref=hl

In this world the wise person,

Becomes themselves a light,

Pure, shining free.

~ Buddha

 

REMINDERS:

 ALTERNATE SUNDAY FORUMS are open to anyone in the fellowship who may be interested in offering one. These are forums that would occur on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays. They begin at 10:30 AM.

If you have a short film, interesting short video or TedTalk, UU sermon or any other relevant information to share, please contact Gene Schlueter or Chris Rhue to reserve a spot on the schedule.

Open Alternate Sunday Forum dates are: Sept. 7 & 2, Oct. 5,
Nov: 2, 16 & 30, and  Dec: 7 & 21.