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 Feb. 6-12

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

Our February program theme is “Celebrating the Arts.” Join us this Sunday (Feb. 12) for a program that explores “Literature as Inspiration.” (See below.) Here are the details for this week’s activities. You don’t have to be a member to attend. Visitors are welcome at all activities. (Events are at our Heiferhorn Way campus unless otherwise noted.)
Monday, Feb. 6
6:30 p.m. “Mindfulness and Yoga” class. This four-week course is full and ends week, but use our contact page to email us if you’re interested in future classes.
Wednesday, Feb. 8
6 p.m. UU Singers practice is cancelled for this week, because several members are attending the “Left or right, we all know wrong” meeting at the Columbus Library’s main branch on Macon Road. The practice resumes Feb. 15. All voices welcome.
7 p.m. Wednesday Night Discussion Group. This week’s topic: “Altruism: Is It Always a Good Thing?”
Thursday, Feb. 9
6:15 p.m. UU Women will meet at the Greystone Farms clubhouse off Blackmon                   Road for dessert and drinks to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Friday, Feb. 10
12:30 p.m. The UU Media Lunch, aka the Friday Lunch group. Founded by journalists. Open to all. We discuss events of the day and solve world crises. All points of view welcome. This week at the Mandarin Cafe on Veterans Parkway, near the Mellow Mushroom.
Sunday, Feb. 2
Childcare is available from 9:30 a.m. until noon.
9:30 a.m. Adult Religious Education. “History of the Bible,” led by Rick Spradlin.
9:30 a.m. UU Singers practice.
10:30 a.m. Coffee and conversation before the service.
10:45 a.m. Sunday service. “Literature as Inspiration” presented by members of our congregation. Great literature can connect individuals with larger truths. Presenters will read passages that can enrich our experience of life and all its complexities.
10:50 a.m. Children’s Religious Education. The 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 activities. This week Kayla Spradlin will lead the group exploring the idea “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself.”

What’s happening the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Join us this Sunday (Feb. 5) a special service with noted singer-songwriter Jim Scott, who will present “Gaia, Mother Earth and the Oneness of Everything.” (See below.)

After the service, as we do every first Sunday of the month, we’ll have a potluck lunch. Guests need bring only their appetites. Also noin us at 10:30 a.m. for coffee before the service. Here are the details for all the activities this week. (All events are at our Heiferhorn Way campus unless otherwise noted.)
Monday, Jan. 31
6:30 p.m. “Mindfulness and Yoga” class. This four-week class is full, but use our contact page to email us if you’re interested in future classes.
Wednesday, Feb. 1
6 p.m. UU Singers practice. All voices welcome.
7 p.m. Wednesday Night Discussion Group. This week it will meet in the Meditation Garden, so dress warmly. (If the weather is bad, we’ll move inside.) The topic is “Unburdening and Renewal: The Celtic Imbolc Ceremony.”
Thursday, Feb. 2
7 p.m. Exploring Spirituality. This group, open to all, discusses the wide range of spiritual practices followed by Unitarian Universalists.
Friday, Feb. 3
12:30 p.m. The UU Media Lunch, aka the Friday Lunch group. Founded by journalists. Open to all. We discuss events of the day and solve world crises. This week at the Mandarin Cafe on Veterans Parkway, near the Mellow Mushroom.
Sunday, Feb. 5
Childcare is available from 9:30 a.m. until noon.
9:30 a.m. Adult Religious Education. “History of the Bible,” led by Rick Spradlin.
9:30 a.m. UU Singers practice.
10:30 a.m. Coffee and conversation before the service.
10:45 a.m. Sunday service. This week singer-songwriter Jim Scott presents “Gaia, Mother Earth and the Oneness of Everything.”  Scott has brought his contemporary and multicultural music to more than 700 Unitarian Universalist churches over the past three decades. His much loved song “Gather the Spirit” and a number of others are included in the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook. Scott speaks with passion on ecology, justice and peace. As song-leader he lifts joyous participation from congregations.
10:50 a.m. Children’s Religious Education. The 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 activities.