This Week’s NeUUs
Here’s the NeUUs for June 15, 2017:
- June 18, 10 am: From Father to Son
- Religious Education
- Second Hour
- Book Notes
- RE Needs Two Classroom Leaders For Second Hour
- CUUPS Litha Earth-based Ritual, June 18
- Outgathering Potluck Brunch, June 18
- LUUnch BUUnch Discusses Best and Worst Life Experiences, June 21
- Senior Network Continues to Meet Throughout the Summer
- Empowering Refugees Atlanta Dinner, September 30
- Mark Your Calendars for Our Retreat, October 6-8
- Other Atlanta Area UU Events
- JUNE 18, 10 AM: FROM FATHER TO SON
In his acclaimed book Between the World and Me, American author, journalist and educator Ta-Nehisi Coates writes to his 15-year-old son, “I tell you now that the question of how one should live within a black body, within a country lost in the Dream, is the question of my life, and the pursuit of this question, I have found, ultimately answers itself.” As UUs, how are we helping – and how are we doing harm – in the struggle for racial justice? What questions might we ask ourselves and seek answers to together in this faith community?
This Sunday marks our “Outgathering” and the end of our regular program year. Join us for a community potluck following the service and a chance to say good-bye to Rev. Terry Davis, who will be on summer break June 19 – August 21.
Worship Leader ~ Rev. Terry Davis
Worship Associates ~ Hannah Cowart and Donovan Hedges
Musician ~ Will Fowler
Ushers ~ Marc von Mandel and Peggy Emrey
Greeters ~ Charlotte Alyea and Kristan Wagner
Newcomer Representative ~ Tom Couch
Storyteller ~ Christina Branum-Martin
Religious Education Greeter ~ Christina Branum-Martin
Bellwether Bookstore ~ Penny Raney
Refreshments ~ Glenn Koller, Kaye McCall, Priscilla Hopkins, Gina Sample and Danny Sample
Nursery ~ Nancy Johnson, Dana Suite and NoShell Suite
- RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
The children will be in the service through Story Wisdom and then will leave for Activity Time. Today, and through the summer, they will play indoors and out, enjoy snacks and build community. Religious Education programming during Second Hour will resume on August 6. Parents are invited to an orientation session on July 30.
- SECOND HOUR (11:30 am-12:30 pm)
Sunday, June 18
- CUUPS Litha Ritual
- Outgathering Potluck Lunch
Sunday, June 25
- Northwest Senior Network
- BOOK NOTES
Come by Bellwether Bookstore on Sunday mornings to get some good suggestions for your summer reading. Plenty of gently used books are available at $1 and $2 and some important new books would love to spend some time with you.
The Northwest Book Groupies will be on vacation until fall. Happy summer reading!
- RE NEEDS TWO CLASSROOM LEADERS FOR SUMMER SUNDAYS
Two RE leaders are needed for each Sunday this summer for RE Activity time till 11 am or when the service ends. Please contact Christina Branum-Martin to let her know you can participate one Sunday this summer. Leaders are needed for Sundays of June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.
Family participation will be sporadic during the summer months, but Northwest remains committed to providing meaning and structure to the children even in this time. Following Story Wisdom and singing the children out of the service, Activity Time will be mostly outside fun and snacks. A minimum of two adults per Sunday are needed to lead and supervise an ingathering in the Chalice House chapel, supervise outdoor or indoor play and serve a snack. No formal RE classes will be organized for the Second Hour until August. DRE Christina Branum-Martin will provide all materials, snacks and information needed. Activity Time concludes at the same time as the worship service.
- CUUPS LITHA EARTH-BASED RITUAL, JUNE 18
Please join CUUPS to celebrate Litha, the summer solstice, also known as Midsummer, at their circle off the back porch. Litha is traditionally a fire ceremony filled with joy and laughter. Come and help spread the cheer and start summer off right!
- OUTGATHERING POTLUCK BRUNCH, JUNE 18
Join us following the service this week for our annual Outgathering Potluck luncheon! Please bring a dish to share as we close the congregational year and welcome summer in style. Remember to put your name on your serving dishes so we’ll know to whom to return them.
- LUUNCH BUUNCH DISCUSSES BEST AND WORST LIFE EXPERIENCES, JUNE 21
Come one, come all! The LUUnch BUUnch will be discussing “my best and worst life experience” on June 21. These informal meetings are an opportunity to have lunch with members, friends and visitors and get to know each other better. We will have some fun, discuss topics of mutual interest and share recent experiences. Reservations are not required.
Bring your sandwich and gather for lunch at 11:45 am in the Art Gallery. We’ll do introductions and personal updates and then kick off the discussion around 12:30 pm. We will wrap up at 1:15 pm, but you can come and go as your schedule dictates.
- SENIOR NETWORK MEETS ON JUNE 25
While many activities at Northwest taper off for the summer, the Senior Network continues strong. Join us the fourth Sunday of every month in the Art Gallery following the service and fellowship to stay connected, participate in discussions and learn about our plans for the months ahead.
- EMPOWERING REFUGEES ATLANTA DINNER
Plan now to attend the dinner to benefit refugee families on September 30 in our lobby. A delicious Middle Eastern dinner will be prepared and served by one or two families. We will have a chance to talk with the families after dinner who have done the cooking. Seating is limited to 50 adults and the cost is $50/person. Tickets will only be available online. Pick up a flyer on the What’s Happening Table for more details on the dinner and how to aid these families in other ways or go to www.nwuuc.org or the event FaceBook page.
- MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR OUR RETREAT
Mark your calendars for Northwest’s All Congregation Retreat on October 6-8 at our very special UU- affiliated camp and conference center, The Mountain, on top of a mountain in Highlands, NC. The retreat planning committee is hard at work developing programs and activities for our members of all ages. There’s sure to be hiking, the talent show (start practicing!), some arts and crafts, good eats and camaraderie. Early bird discounted reservations are available until September 5. For more information, visit themountainrlc.org or check The Mountain notebook on the What’s Happening Table in our lobby.
- OTHER ATLANTA AREA UU EVENTS
In the coming weeks, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta has a number of programs that may be of interest to Northwest members. All events will be held at UUCA, 1911 Cliff Valley Way NE, Atlanta.
June 24: UUCA’s monthly Underground Coffeehouse presents Anthem: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen on June 24. This open mic session will have no featured artist, but invites participants to perform one or two of their favorite Cohen songs or poems as a tribute to the artist. Everyone will sing Hallelujah together at the end of the evening. Submit your song ideas and questions to email@example.com. Doors open at 7 pm; music begins at 7:30 pm.