October 2 – “Humility” (Jewish High Holy Days) – Rev. Margie Allen
Some thoughts on the seldom discussed and rarely practiced virtue of humility, our best defense against the dark arts.
Recent Sermons You May Have Missed
In case you missed two important and paired services or want to revisit them, you can access these sermons online:
- "Sanctuary: Comforting the Afflicted" (Aug. 21, 2016)
- "Sanctuary: Afflicting the Comforted" (Aug. 28, 2016)
Rev. Margie addresses the dual role of leaders in congregations as pastoral caregivers to people in pain and prophetic voices that challenge the immorality and injustices of their times.
Humanist Discussion Group - Tues., Oct. 4, 7:00 p.m.
The next meeting of is the UUFSB Humanist Discussion Group at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4 in the Yellow Room at the Fellowship. At our meeting we will further consider the nature of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and then consider the controversies regarding the TPP. One controversial factor is the Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) which is an instrument of public international law that grants an investor the right to use dispute settlement proceedings against a country's government. Click here and here to see discussions of these tribunals. All are welcome. For more about the UUFSB Humanist Discussion Group, please click here.
Rorie Kelly at Grounds and Sounds - Friday, Oct. 14, 8:00 p.m.
Rorie Kelly is a small redheaded tornado of sound. Her aggressive acoustic guitar style complements raw, powerhouse vocals to pack a serious punch. First-time listeners often comment, "I can't believe that voice came out of that body." Rorie has been compared to Janis Joplin and Alanis Morissette for her high-powered vocals, and to Joni Mitchell and Sarah Bareilles for her catchy-confessional brand of songwriting.
"Her sound was so powerful, she acoustically filled every square inch of space." - Canvas Magazine
"Refreshing honesty accompanied by an earnest guitar that will make you hit repeat as many times as your heart can handle." - Shelby Padgett, GERM Magazine
Save the Date - Goods and Services Auction, Saturday, Nov. 19
Get ready for an undersea adventure at our 2016 Annual Goods and Services Auction, “UUnder the Sea,” at the UUFSB on Saturday, Nov. 19. Come as your favorite sea critter – perhaps as the shark from Jaws, The Little Mermaid, or a dancing frog! Or not! (Costumes are optional.) Tickets will go on sale on Oct. 16 for $25.00 per person. Your ticket buys you dinner, wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, delicious desserts, coffee, and a wonderful night of entertainment! All are welcome.
African American History and Culture Timeline Now Available
Barbara Coley, co-chair of Racial Concerns Committee, has put together a chronology of facts important in African American, American and European history and culture. The timeline helps us to understand aspects of our history so that we can appreciate more fully who we were, who we are, what happened then, and what’s happening now, and is offered for youth and adults as a handy reference tool. It is designed to be downloaded in sections, and RCC suggests that users add blank pages between sections so that they can place their own history among the events. Please click here to access the timeline.
Not Too Late to Register for Fall Session of Tai Chi and Yoga Classes
Essentrics Fall Session Includes New Thursday Class
Perfect for men and women of all fitness levels, Essentrics is a workout that rebalances the body and prevents and treats injuries. Experience a relaxed, but dynamic and deep, full body stretch that will work through all the joints and release tight muscles. Kay Aparo, certified Essentrics Instructor, offers this program gratis.
- Our ongoing 9:00 a.m. Tuesday "Essentrics Stretch" class has resumed.
- Our NEW 9:00 a.m. Thursday class, "Gentle Stretch with Essentrics," is 30 minutes of healing movements for men and women of all fitness levels. Reawaken the power of all 650 muscles while slowly building strength in the body.
If you are interested in Unitarian Universalism, we hope you’ll visit us to learn more. If attending our services doesn’t fit your life, you might want to investigate the Church of the Larger Fellowship, a virtual congregation of Unitarian Universalists, with more than 3,500 members around the U.S. They hold online services on Sundays at 8 p.m., and on Mondays at 9 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
You can find them at clfuu.org.
Video of our 50th Anniversary Service and Dedication Ceremony
A video of the full service from our special anniversary service and the building dedication on October 21, 2012 is posted on our website. The video is quite large and may take a few minutes to load. Go to http://uufsb.org/worship-service-videos.