This Week’s NeUUs
Here’s the NeUUs for March 15, 2018:
- Worship Service: A Very Important Choice, March 18, 10 am
- Religious Education
- Second Hour
- Join the Usher Team
- UU Commission on Appraisal Seeks Your Input
- Office Help Needed
- Katy Lockhart’s Art on Exhibit Through April
- Youth Sponsor Easter Food Drive for CAC Through March
- RE Needs Small Baskets and Boxes
- CUUPS Ostara Earth-Centered Ritual, March 18
- Second Hour Transition Discussion, March 18
- LUUnch BUUnch Meets on March 21
- March for Our Lives, March 24
- Senior Network, March 25
- Beyond Coffee, March 25
- In the Spirit, March 27
- Easter Egg Hunt and Potluck Brunch, April 1
- Upcoming Programs at The Mountain
- Reserve Your Place at General Assembly
- Other UU Events
- WORSHIP SERVICE: A VERY IMPORTANT CHOICE, MARCH 18, 10 AM
Our UUA transitions coach, Rev. Ann Marie Alderman, will lead the service and address the important choices we will need to make over the next year as we select a new minister.
Worship Leader ~ Rev. Ann Marie Alderman
Worship Associates ~ David Stewart and Marjorie Davis
Musicians ~ Northwest Passage: Tom Godfrey (vocals/guitar), Audrey Marroquin (flute), David Morgen (guitar), Ed Kilbourne (piano), Bruce Niedermeyer (bass) and
James Underwood (percussion)
Ushers ~ Laura Hall and Peggy Emrey
Sound Technician ~ Gregory Byrd
Greeters ~ Ruth Subramanian and Charlotte Alyea
Newcomer Representative ~ Catalina Akins-Moore
Bellwether Bookstore ~ John Wienert
Refreshments ~ Glenn Koller, Kaye McCall, Priscilla Hopkins, Gina Sample and Danny Sample
Nursery ~ Nancy Johnson, Dana Suite and NoShell Suite
- RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Children will be in the service through Story Wisdom, then will leave for RE. Activity time will continue until 12:30 pm. The nursery will be open until 12:30 pm as well.
- SECOND HOUR (11:30 am-12:30 pm)
Sunday, March 18
- CUUPS Ostara Earth-Centered Ritual, Stan’s Circle/Gardens, 11 am
- Transition Planning Discussion with Rev. Ann Marie Alderman, Chapel, 11:30 am
Sunday, March 25
- Northwest Senior Network
- Beyond Coffee Group
- JOIN THE USHER TEAM
Ushers serve a vital role in welcoming visitors and assisting members of the congregation. With the retirement of two of our stalwarts, Larry Wallis and Roland DeWitt, we urgently need a second usher for the second Sunday of each month. Please contact Marc von Mandel (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to join the team.
- UU COMMISSION ON APPRAISAL SEEKS YOUR OPINION
On what large-scale issues should UUs collectively focus? The UU Commission on Appraisal seeks input from individual Unitarian Universalists including congregation members, ministers, religious educators, administrators, etc. In other words, all UUs are invited to share their views. Use this link to respond to the survey.
- OFFICE HELP NEEDED
Each week, a volunteer prints and folds the Order of Service and Update. The task can be done on Thursday or Friday and takes about an hour. Volunteers take one turn per month. Can you serve the first week of each month? Please contact the Office Administrator at email@example.com.
- KATY LOCKHART’S WORK ON EXHIBIT THROUGH APRIL
Our exhibitor in the art gallery for March and April is Northwest member Katy Lockhart. Katy (also known as Firefly Studios) will be sharing a selection of her latest ceramics work as she explores the wall plate as canvas. Wall hangings as well as 3D and functional ceramic work will be on display and available for purchase.
- YOUTH SPONSOR EASTER FOOD DRIVE FOR CAC THROUGH MARCH
Northwest’s youth are sponsoring a canned and dry food drive this year during the month of March. Look for a donation box in the lobby outside the bookstore.
- RE NEEDS SMALL BASKETS AND BOXES
RE is in need of small baskets or small wooden boxes to hold collections of toys for our Spirit Play classroom. Do you have extras at home you can donate? If so, please let DRE Christina Branum-Martin know or just drop them off in the Erichsen classroom in the Chalice House.
- CUUPS OSTARA EARTH-CENTERED RITUAL, MARCH 18
The Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) Hawk’s Hoop Chapter at Northwest will hold its Ostara Ritual in Stan’s Circle in the forest behind Northwest immediately after Sunday’s worship service. The ritual will be completed before the Congregational Transition Planning Second Hour session begins at 11:30 am.
Ostara is the Pagan celebration of the Vernal (Spring) Equinox, which occurs on March 20. According to the solar calendar, on the first day of spring, day and night are the same length, which emphasizes a balance between light and dark in nature, as well as in the lives of all persons during the turning of the “Wheel of the Year” for Earth-centered religions.
All are invited to join the Circle as we appreciate the essence of Mother Earth in our lives and bask in the promise of a fruitful growing season.
- SECOND HOUR TRANSITION DISCUSSION, MARCH 18
Our UUA-assigned transitions coach, Rev. Ann Marie Alderman, will lead a Second Hour program for the entire congregation in the chapel. She will guide us in a discussion of our transition as we seek a new permanent minister.
- LUUNCH BUUNCH MEETS ON MARCH 21
At this session, we will not have a designated topic. We can discuss anything you wish. Bring your recent experiences to share. Bring your lunch and join in a discussion with members, friends and newcomers. Get to know each other in an informal environment. Reservations are not required.
Convene for lunch in the art gallery. We’ll begin lunch, introductions and personal updates at 11:45 am and then open discussion. We’ll end at 1:15 pm. You may come late or leave early, as your schedule dictates.
- MARCH FOR OUR LIVES, MARCH 24
Please join us on Saturday, March 24 as we participate in the March for Our Lives in Atlanta which begins at 11 am from the Center for Civil and Human Rights. We’ll meet at the outdoor plaza between the Center for Civil and Human Rights and the World of Coke toward the entrance of the Center for Human and Civil Rights at 10:45 am. Look for yellow banners to identify fellow UUs. Wear your Standing on the Side of Love yellow T-shirts or one of the March for Our Lives shirts. Bring the family. Let’s have a huge UU contingent to march against gun violence. NOT ONE MORE! Contact Rev. Jonathan Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Becky Ferguson (email@example.com) for more details.
- SENIOR NETWORK, MARCH 25
The Senior Network gathers monthly to discuss topics such as retirement, elder care and grandparenting, provide support to one another and plan social activities at various times and places around town. Join us in the art gallery on March 25 during Second Hour.
- BEYOND COFFEE, MARCH 25
The Beyond Coffee Social Group is for those who don’t yet identify with the Senior Network, but who want to connect with others in a relaxed, informal setting. Whether you are a Millennial, Gen X, Baby Boomer, or something in between, you are welcome to join us on March 25 in the chapel.
- IN THE SPIRIT, MARCH 27
Looking for some respite from your busy life? Join Traci Montgomery and Lil Woolf for the next In the Spirit contemplative service on Tuesday, March 27, at 7:30 pm in the sanctuary. We’ll center ourselves with readings, music, candles and silent meditation.
- EASTER EGG HUNT AND POTLUCK BRUNCH, APRIL 1
On Easter morning, our youth will hide Easter eggs and the canned goods for the children to find and turn in for prizes. The Easter Bunny will make a visit on Easter morning. Bring your cameras for photo ops.
Following the Easter Egg Hunt, please join us for the Easter Sunday potluck lunch. Please bring a food item to share. Adding an identifying food label and putting your name on the container is much appreciated. Potlucks are fun, but they require extra hands for set-up and clean-up. Please contact Anne Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are able to help.
- UPCOMING PROGRAMS AT THE MOUNTAIN
There are many exciting programs at The Mountain coming up this spring, including a free Easter weekend, March 30-April 1, if you are willing to work around the property for a few hours. Alternatively, you can also pay for the weekend and just relax! Don’t delay in signing up for any of these weeks and weekends. Rev. Roy Reynolds and Trudy Deyle are program directors for Creating Heart Space in These Turbulent Times, March 16-18. Music Week, April 1-6, is a repeat of last year’s wildly popular program. Then May 20-25 learn about Sustainability and Climate Justice. More detail on these programs is available in The Mountain notebook on the What’s Happening table in the lobby and on the website www.themountainrlc.org.
- RESERVE YOUR PLACE AT GENERAL ASSEMBLY
The call of our Unitarian Universalist faith has a place for each of us. All Are Called to join us June 20-24 in Kansas City to build courageous, collective leadership with tools, skills and connections. There will be awesome speakers, great music, moving interfaith activities, meaningful worship and warm fellowship. Registration is now open and prices increase on May 1. Housing reservations are also open, with room rates starting at $136 + tax. Financial aid is also available.
- OTHER UU EVENTS
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (UUCA) has an event later this month that may also be of interest. UUCA is located at 1911 Cliff Valley Way, NE, Atlanta 30329.
March 23-24: About Clarence
This fast-paced farce has elements of love, magic and intrigue that will keep you guessing while tapping your feet and snapping your fingers to music, including the rhythms of tribal dancing. It’s the story of a woman eager to win the love and respect of her daughter after losing it through years of struggle with alcoholism. It’s about a man who just wants to do right by his woman. And it’s about a young artist who seeks love and acceptance through the discovery of his talent. Finally, it’s About Clarence. Who is the mysterious Clarence and what does he want?
Find out at The Underground Theatre at UUCA. Admission donation is $10, but no one will be turned away. Tickets available online at UUCA.org.
Playwright Carol Welter was trained in classical theatre at the Shakespearean Conservatory in the UK and founded UUCA’s monthly event Wine, Cheese & The Spoken Word. She has directed several plays in the Underground Theatre and elsewhere in the South.