What’s happening the week of March 20-26

Dr. Becky Becker, Theatre Department, Columbus State University

This Sunday (March 26)  Dr. Becky Becker will present. “Fiddler on the Roof: Lessons in Balance and Empathy with Tevye.” Becker heads the Bachelor of Arts Program in Theatre at Columbus State University. Her directing credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Laramie Project,  Eurydice and other works. She also conceived and directed several oral history performances, including Westville: Collected Lives and Bibb City: Collected Lives From a Mill Town.

Here are the details for the rest of the week.

Monday, March 20
7 p.m.Celebrating the Vernal (Spring) Equinox in the Meditation Garden.
If you want to come early, Hal will start a fire about 5:30; feel free to bring hot dogs or marshmallows. Rain Plan: meet in The Meeting House.

Tuesday, March 21
7 p.m. UUFC Board Meeting

Wednesday, March 22
6 p.m. UU Singers practice.
7 p.m. Wednesday Night Discussion Group. Topic: “Reliable Sources for News”

Friday, March 24
12:30 p.m. Friday Lunch Group meeting at Mandarin Café.

Sunday, March 26
Childcare is available from 9:30 a.m. until noon.

9:30 a.m. Adult Religious Education: “The Myth of Secularism”, Part 3, led by Rick Spradlin.
10:30 a.m. Coffee and conversation before the service.
10:45 a.m. Sunday Service. The program this week is “Fiddler on the Roof: Lessons in Balance and Empathy with Tevye,” with Dr. Becky Becker.
10:50 a.m. Children’s Religious Education: “The Power of Peace, ” led by Emily Jones . Children join us for the first few minutes of the service, which includes a children’s story. Then they adjourn to a classroom for their own program.

NOTES:

  • Our clothing drive ends on Sunday, March 26. Bring clothes and shoes, for men and women, appropriate for job interviews and work.
  • The new group Indivisible will meet in Grace Fellowship Hall Sunday, March 26, at 4:00 p.m. (Indivisible is not affiliated with the Unitarian Universal Fellowship of Columbus.)

What’s happening the week of March 13–19

Ron Ussery

This Sunday (March 19) Ron Ussery will present “The Passages of Life: “Sheehy and Beyond.” Gail Sheehy’s book Passages, was named one of the 10 most influential books of all time by the Library of Congress. It offers a roadmap of human development through crises and transitions. Ussery will use this classic work explore where we’ve been, where we are and where we are likely to be going.

Ron Ussery is a former newspaperman, magazine editor, personnel manager, retirement plan manager and public relations director. (A partial list.) Now he wears several hats at Brookstone School, including director of library/media services and the voice of Cougars baseball.

Here’s what’s going on all week:

Tuesday, March 14
10 a.m. Social Action Meeting

Wednesday, March 15
6 p.m. UU Singers practice. All voices welcome.
7 p.m. Wednesday Night Discussion Group. This week’s topic: “Should non-profits be required to be non-political?”

Thursday, March 16
7:00 p.m. Exploring Spirituality

Friday, March 17
12:30 p.m. Friday Lunch Group meeting at Mandarin Café. Lunch started out as a meeting of former journalists. Then we added a historian. Then a doctor, a lawyer, some musicians… Bottom line: Anyone’s welcome to join our lively discussions of events—current, past and future.

Sunday, March 19, 2017
Childcare is available on Sunday’s from 9:30 a.m. until noon. This is the third Sunday of the month, so we give away the collection plate. This week’s recipient is SafeHouse.

9:30 a.m. Adult Religious Education: “The Myth of Secularism”, Part 2, led by Rick Spradlin.10:30 a.m. Coffee and conversation before the service.
10:40 a.m. Sunday service. Ron Ussery presents “The Passages of Life: “Sheehy and Beyond.” (See above.)

10:50 a.m. Children’s Religious Education: This week, Paul Lee will lead an art lesson. (Younger kids join us for the first few minutes of the service, which includes a children’s story. Then they adjourn to a classroom for their own activities.).

Don’t forget to bring clothing for the clothing drive. We are collecting clothes and shoes appropriate for job interviews and work.

SPECIAL NOTE: On Monday, March 20, at 7 p.m. we’ll celebrate the Vernal (Spring) Equinox in the Meditation Garden, 7:00 pm. If it rains, we’ll move to the Meeting House. Hal Midgette will start a fire about 5:30 p.m. so come early with hot dogs, marshmallows, etc. and make it a picnic.

What’s happening the week of March 6-12

This Sunday (March 12), Neil Richardson, chaplain at Chattahoochee Valley Jail, will talk about SafeHouse Ministries, which provides meals, classes and other support to help the homeless find housing and work.

And remember, Daylight Savings Time begins today. Spring forward!

SafeHouse Ministries offers services to the homeless in Columbus

Wednesday, March 8
6 p.m. UU Singers this week
7 p.m. Wednesday Night Discussion Group. Topic: “What are Your Tolerance Blind Spots?”

Thursday, March 9
6:30 p.m. UU Women: Farewell to Nikki, at Greystone Farms Clubhouse on Blackmon Road.

Friday, March 10
12:30 p.m. The Friday Lunch Group meets at the Mandarin Café on Veterans Boulevard. We talk about current and not-so-current events.

Sunday, March 12, 2017
Childcare is available from 9:30 a.m. until noon.

9:30 a.m. Adult Religious Education: “The Myth of Secularism”, Part 1, led by Rick Spradlin.

10:30 a.m. Coffee and conversation before the service.
10:40 a.m. Sunday Program. “SafeHouse Ministries – Touching Lives” (see above.)
10:50 a.m. Children’s Religious Education. “Every person makes a difference,” led by Kirstin Mix. (Children join us for the first part of the service, which includes a children’s story, then they adjourn to a classroom for their own activities.)

Note:
We’re still  collecting clothes and shoes appropriate for job interviews and work.   

What’s happening the week of Feb. 27-March 5

Dr. Nick Norwood

Columbus State University is celebrating Carson McCuller’s 100th birthday this year. Our program for this Sunday (March 5) will be  “An American Malady: Loneliness as Theme in the Works of Carson McCullers,” presented by Dr. Nick Norwood, who teaches creative writing at CSU. Norwood is a widely published poet, and he also directs the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians in Columbus, Ga.,  and in Nyack, N.Y.

Tuesday, Feb. 28
5 p.m. Women’s Book Club. “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter

Wednesday, March 1
6 p.m.  UU Singers this week
7 p.m.  Wednesday Night Discussion Group. Topic: “What Should be the Plan for the Government Center and Courthouse Square?”

Thursday, March 2
7 p.m. Exploring Spirituality

Friday, March 3
12:30 p.m. Friday Lunch Group meeting at the Mandarin Café on Veterans Parkway, near the Mellow Mushroom.

Sunday, March 5
Today is Bring a Friend Day and the First Sunday potluck lunch after the service. (Visitors, just bring your appetites. We’ll have plenty.) Childcare is available from 9:30 a.m. until noon.

9:30 a.m.  Adult Religious Education:  “Kabbalah and the Inner Life of God”, Part 2, led by Rick Spradlin.

10:30 a.m. Coffee and conversation before the service.

10:45 a.m. Sunday  service. Today’s program is  “An American Malady: Loneliness as Theme in the Works of Carson McCullers,” presented by poet Nick Norwood.

10:50 a.m. Children’s Religious Education: “The More We Get Together”, led by Nate Gross. (Children join us for the first part of the service, which includes a children’s story. Then the kids adjourn to a classroom for their own program.

Don’t forget to bring clothing for the clothing drive. We are collecting clothes and shoes appropriate for job interviews and work.

What’s happening the week of Feb. 20-26

This Sunday (Feb. 26), bestselling author Patti Henry presents: “Blues Brothers: We’re on a Mission from God.” Henry is a psychotherapist who has been in private practice in Houston, Texas, for the last 29 years She’s also the author of  “The Emotionally Unavailable Man: A Blueprint for Healing.” Henry speaks at Unitarian Universalist Churches around the country, and she is a lay minister at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Houston. Her mission is to help you find your mission.

Tuesday, Feb. 21
7 p.m. UUFC Board Meeting. Members and friends welcome.

Wednesday, Feb. 22
6 p.m. UU Singers practice. All voices welcome. Show up and sing with us.
7 p.m. Wednesday Night Discussion Group: This week’s topic: “Does Columbus Want a Casino?” All opinions welcome.

Friday, Feb. 24
12:30 p.m. Friday Lunch Group meeting at Mandarin Café on Veterans Parkway, near the Mellow Mushroom. Started by journalists, this group has grown into a lively roundtable discussion mostly about current events

Sunday, Feb. 26
Childcare is available from 9:30 a.m. until noon.
9:30 a.m. Adult Religious Education: “Kabbalah and the Inner Life of God”, led by Rick Spradlin.
10:30 a.m. Coffee and conversation before the service.
10:45 a.m. Sunday Service. Patti Harris presents: “Blues Brothers: We’re on a Mission from God.”
10:50 a.m. Children’s Religious Education: “Meeting People Where They Live”, led by Emily Jones. (Kids join us for the first few minutes of the service, which includes a children’s story. Then they adjourn to a classroom for their own activities.)

What’s happening the week of Feb. 13-19

UUFC member Nikki Rohrs created this stained glass, which illustrates the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism.

This month’s theme is “Celebrating the Arts.” Sunday’s program will be “Liturgical Dance.” Here are the week’s activities.

Wednesday, Feb.15
6 p.m. UU Singers this week
7 p.m. Wednesday Night Discussion Group. Topic: “What Should Our Immigration Policy Be?”

Thursday, Feb.16
7 p.m. Exploring Spirituality Group. Spirituality is always a hot topic among Unitarian Universalists.

Friday, Feb.17
12:30 p.m. Friday Lunch Group, meeting at Mandarin Café, on Veterans Parkway near the Mellow Mushroom. We talk about (mostly) current events. The group was started by journalists. Later we recruited a historian, a doctor, a lawyer, a couple of community activists, some professors…well, you get the picture. Anyone can come. 

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017
Childcare is available from 9:30 a.m. until noon. We give away the collection plate on the third Sunday of the month. This month’s recipient is Mission Columbus.

9:30 a.m. Adult Religious Education: “Kabbalah and the Inner Life of God”, led by Rick Spradlin.

10:30 a.m. Coffee and conversation before the service.

10:45 a.m. Sunday Service. “Liturgical Dance,” presented by Isiah Harper, who is the director of theater at Northside High School, director of Summer Theater for Girls, Inc., and an educational consultant for the River Center for the Performing Arts.

10:50 a.m. Children’s Religious Education: “Art Lesson” with Paul Lee. (Kids join us for the first few minutes of the main service, which includes a children’s story, then they adjourn to a classroom for their own activities.

 

 

What’s happening the week of Jan. 23-29

Maureen and Jim Humphries

We remind everyone of the opportunity to sign the Unitarian Universalist Declaration of Conscience. For details go to uua.org.

This Sunday (Jan. 29) Jim Humphries presents “Native Americans: A Journey.” All activities are at our Heiferhorn Way campus unless otherwise noted. Visitors are always welcome.

Monday, Jan. 23
6 p.m. “Mindfulness and Yoga” class. Course is full. To be on the waiting list or for more information, use the contact form on our website to email us, with “Mindfulness and Yoga” in subject line.

Tuesday, Jan 24
5 p.m. Women’s Book Club.

Wednesday, Jan. 25
6 p.m. UU Singers practice. All voices welcome.
7 p.m. Wednesday Night Discussion Group. Topic: your favorite first lady. All opinions welcome.

Friday, Jan. 27
12:30 p.m. UU media lunch. This week at the Mandarin Cafe on Veterans Pkwy (near the Mellow Mushroom).

Sunday, Jan. 29
Childcare is available from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Visitors are always welcome.
9:30 a.m. Adult Religious Education. This week Rick Spradlin leads “History of the Bible.”
9:30 a.m. UU Singers practice.
10:30 a.m. Join us for coffee and conversation before the service.

10:45 a.m. Sunday service. This week’s speakers are Maureen Jim Humphries, who will present:  “Native Americans: A Journey.” They spent 40 years together visiting and learning about native cultures. They’ll talk about creation stories, suppression of native religions and the importance of “the wolf you feed.”

10:55 a.m. Children’s Religious Education. (The kids join us for the first few minutes of the service, then they adjourn to a classroom for their own activities.)

What’s happening the week of Jan. 16-22

Ledger-Enquirer Editorial Page Editor Dusty Nix

This Sunday (Jan. 22), Dusty Nix, editorial page editor of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer offers the premise: “‘Fair and ‘balanced’ aren’t the same thing—on Fox or anywhere.” (See below.)

All activities are at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship campus at 8827 Heiferhorn Way, unless otherwise noted.

Monday, Jan. 16
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Mindfulness and Yoga Course. Reservation required. (This four-week course is filled, but we have a waiting list and hope to offer a similar course again. Use the Contact form to email us with “Mindfulness and Yoga” in the subject line for more information.
Tuesday, Jan. 17
7:00 p.m. Board meeting. Members and friends welcome.
Wednesday, Jan. 18
6:00 p.m. UU Singers practice.
7:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Discussion Group. Topic: “Your Favorite President.”
Thursday, Jan. 19
7:00 p.m. Exploring Spirituality Group. Unitarian Universalists are a spiritually eclectic group, which leads to lively discussions.
Friday, Jan. 20
12:30 p.m. Friday Lunch Group. Founded by former journalists but open to anyone, this group meets at various Columbus restaurants to solve the world’s problems. This week they meet at the the Mandarin Café, 6100 Veterans Pkwy (near the Mellow Mushroom).
Sunday, Jan. 22
Childcare is available from 9:30 a.m. until noon.
9:30 a.m. Adult Religious Education. This week the continuing series, “History of the Bible,” led by Rick Spradlin. Open to all, even if you’ve missed sessions.
10:30 a.m. Coffee and conversation before the service.
10:45 a.m. Sunday service. Dusty Nix, editorial page editor of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer presents: “‘Fair’ and ‘balanced’ aren’t the same thing—on Fox or anywhere.”
10:50 a.m. Children’s Religious Education. Kids join us for the first part of the service, which includes a children’s story. Then they adjourn to a classroom for their own activity. This week they’ll focus on “A Heritage of Love,” led by Nate Gross, a celebrated actor, director and teacher, soon to appear in “Of Mice and Men” at the Springer Opera House in Columbus.

What’s happening the week of Jan. 9-15

Folksinger Ken Sizemore. (c. Ken Sizemore)

Wednesday, Jan. 11
6 p.m. UU Singers practice
7 p.m. Wednesday Night Discussion Group. Topic: “Your Favorite TV Shows.”
Thursday, Jan. 12
5:30 p.m. Women’s Group will meet in Grace Fellowship Hall to discuss meeting plans for 2017. Bring food to share and beverage of your choice and lots of suggestions for this year’s activities.
Friday, Jan. 13
12:30 p.m. Friday Lunch Group meets at Mandarin Cafe.

Sunday, Jan. 15
Today is Give Away the Plate Sunday. Recipient will be House of T.I.M.E.
Childcare is available from 9:30 a.m. until noon.
9:30 a.m. Adult Religious Education: “History of the Bible”
10:30 a.m. Coffee and conversation before the service.
10:45 a.m. Sunday Service. Ken Sizemore, folk singer and guitarist from Panama City, Florida, presents: “The Soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement”.

10:50 a.m. Children’s Religious Education. Kids join us for the first part of the service, which includes a children’s story. Then they adjourn to a classroom for their own activity. This week they will enjoy an art project led by Paul Lee.

 

What’s happening the week of Jan. 2-8

UUFC member Nikki Rohrs created this stained glass, which illustrates the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism.

Wednesday, Jan. 4
6 p.m. UU Singers practice. All voices welcome.
7 p.m. Wednesday Night Discussion Group. Topic: “What are Your Hopes for 2017?” All viewpoints welcome.
Thursday, January 5
7 p.m. Exploring Spirituality
Friday, Jan. 6
Sunday, Jan. 8
Childcare is available from 9:30 a.m. until noon.
9:30 a.m. Adult Religious Education
10:30 a.m. Coffee and conversation before the service
10:45 a.m. Sunday Service. Reverend Marti Keller, affiliated minister with UU Women’s Federation, presents: “Comfort and Courage.”

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