This Week’s NeUUs

Here’s the NeUUs for November 22, 2017:

  1. November 26, 10 am: Making Space
  2. Religious Education
  3. Second Hour
  4. Family Greeters Needed
  5. Join Beyond Coffee Group, November 26
  6. Northwest Senior Network Meets, November 26
  7. Elves Needed, November 30
  8. Holiday Extravaganza at the Hungry Ear Coffee House, Dec. 2
  9. Good-Bye Potluck for Rev. Terry Davis, December 3
  10. Party at The Mountain for New Year’s Weekend
  11. Look to Bellwether Books for Gifts
  12. Book Groupies Discuss The Signature of All Things, December 5
  13. Another Atlanta Area UU Event

 

  1. NOVEMBER 26, 10 AM: MAKING SPACE

While the holidays are certainly a time for joy and relaxation, gratitude and reconnection, they can also be incredibly difficult for many in our midst. The pressure to be happy, to celebrate, can be overwhelming for those who are experiencing grief, depression, or sadness. How can we make space for those who may not be in a celebratory spirit? How can we make space for ourselves not to be joyful? 

Service Participants
Worship Leader ~ Rev. Jennifer Dalton
Worship Associates ~ John Montgomery and Maggie Davis
Musicians ~ The Northwest Choir and Will Fowler
Ushers ~ Marc von Mandel and Sandy Wiseman
Sound Technician ~ James Underwood
Greeters ~ Kaye McCall and Sharon Reynolds
Newcomer Representative ~ Jane Echols
Bellwether Bookstore ~ Penny Raney
Refreshments ~ Verna Barrett, Deborah Ross, Paul Ross and Sandy Davis
Nursery ~ Nancy Johnson, Dana Suite and NoShell Suite

  1. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

The children will be in the service through Story Wisdom and then will leave for Activity Time until 12:30 pm.

  1. SECOND HOUR (11:30 am-12:30 pm)

Sunday, November 26

  • Beyond Coffee Group, Chalice House Chapel
  • Northwest Senior Network, Art Gallery

Sunday, December 3

  • Good-Bye Potluck for Rev. Terry Davis
  1. FAMILY GREETERS NEEDED

Chrissy Haddad is spearheading the enrollment of RE/Family Greeters for Sunday mornings. This is a    20-minute commitment before the Sunday worship services. The main task is offering a warm welcome to visitors with children. Information and training will be offered to each new greeter. Please email Chrissy Haddad to offer your time for this important task or go here to sign up.

  1. JOIN THE BEYOND COFFEE GROUP, NOVEMBER 26

A new social group for adults who do not yet identify as members of the Senior Network Group will have its monthly meeting on November 26. Whether you are a Millennial, Gen X, Baby Boomer, etc. – all who wish to attend are welcome!

Getting to know others, participating in discussions, planning activities of mutual interest and developing a support network are long-range goals for the group. Please stop by to meet some new friends and share your ideas. We will meet in the Chalice House Chapel at 11:30 am. Child care will be provided.

  1. NORTHWEST SENIOR NETWORK MEETS, NOVEMBER 26

The Senior Network welcomes seniors, retirees, grandparents and caretakers to gather to discuss life issues, provide support to one another and plan social activities at various times and places around town. The group meets during Second Hour on the fourth Sunday of the month. If you would like to join the group and be added to the email distribution list, please send your name and phone number to reneeandmike@mindspring.com. Or just come to the gathering in the Art Gallery to meet other group members and join in the fun.

  1. ELVES NEEDED, NOVEMBER 30

If you’d like to be one of Northwest’s Holiday Decorating Elves, we’d love to have you join us on Thursday, November 30 at 9 am (or later). If we don’t finish on Thursday, we may need help on Saturday, December 2, too. Interested folks, please contact Anne Bennett at anne.bennett@gmail.com. ’Tis the Season’ . . . soon.

  1. A HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA AT THE HUNGRY EAR, DECEMBER 2

Join us for the Sounds of the Season with some of Atlanta’s best musicians and performers at the Hungry Ear Coffee HouseTM on December 2. Just back from a national tour with Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, professional jazz and ragtime pianist, Dustin Cottrell, joins Downing Street Band (Rhonda Lashbrooks, Troy Lashbrooks and Owen Barnes) for a Holiday Extravaganza! Cottrell opens the night with a swinging new trio, Marla & the Hipsters (Marla Feeney, Billy Gewin and Dustin Cottrell). A special guest appearance by Bob Bakert will top off the night. Come celebrate the season of love and giving and enjoy the best show in town!

On the first Saturday of the month, the Northwest Sanctuary becomes the Hungry Ear Coffee HouseTM. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Music starts at 8 pm. $5 suggested donation at the door and canned goods for the Community Assistance Center (OurCAC.org) in Sandy Springs are always appreciated. Please bring cash to purchase merchandise and refreshments served at break and support the musicians. BYOB, bring a friend, tell a friend, and be ready for a night to remember at the Hungry Ear Coffeehouse!

  1. GOOD-BYE POTLUCK FOR REV. TERRY DAVIS, DECEMBER 3

On December 3, join us for a potluck lunch immediately following the service to honor Rev. Terry Davis’s last Sunday with us at Northwest. Please bring a food item to share. Adding an identifying food label and putting your name on your container is appreciated! Because potlucks require extra set-up and cleanup hands, kindly let Anne Bennett (anne.bennett@gmail.com) know if you are willing to assist our fabulous Kitchen Crew.

  1. PARTY AT THE MOUNTAIN FOR NEW YEAR’S WEEKEND

Join with kindred spirits at The Mountain for a New Year’s celebration December 29, 2017-January 1, 2018. We will build together our own New Year’s Party! Bring your fancy dress or costume of your choice for the New Year’s Eve dinner and dance. If you are a musician bring your instruments OR your band for impromptu jam sessions during the weekend. See www.themountainrlc.org, check out the What’s Happening table area in our lobby or call (828) 526-5838 for more information.

  1. LOOK TO BELLWETHER BOOKS FOR GREAT GIFTS

Holiday cards, t-shirts, games and . . . BOOKS. All at Bellwether Books, a few steps from the Sunday morning service. There are some great deals for the savvy shopper so come on by!

  1. BOOK GROUPIES DISCUSS THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS, DECEMBER 5

The NWUUC Book Groupies will be discussing The Signature of all Things by Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love) on Tuesday, December 5, at 7 pm in the Art Gallery. This first work of fiction by Gilbert grew out of her fascination with women of science who persisted in their scientific pursuits despite cultural constraints of their eras. In this case, heroine Alma becomes a talented botanist. Her husband Andrew is a talented artist and spiritualist. Together and separately they travel the world and the era when assumptions about science and religion were radically changing. Copies of this book are available in our bookstore.

  1. ANOTHER ATLANTA AREA UU EVENT

The following event at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta may be of interest to Northwest members. It will be held at UUCA, 1911 Cliff Valley Way NE, Atlanta.

November 25: UUCA Underground Theater Wine Cheese & the Spoken Word features Morani Bonner and Carol Welter. Morani’s art draws from his personal experiences as an advocate for social justice, as a teacher of both gifted and special-needs students, as a survivor of health challenges and homelessness, as a military veteran, as a volunteer supporting victims of domestic violence, and as a loving parent. His work reflects the resilience and triumph of the human spirit amid obstacles and tragedy. Carol grew up in London where she trained in classical theatre at the Shakespearean Conservatory. She founded “Wine, Cheese & The Spoken Word” at UUCA and has directed several plays in the Underground Theatre.

Open Mic will be held between sets, providing an opportunity for spoken-word artists to share their work in a friendly environment. Doors open 6:45 pm, warm-up performance starts at 7 pm, featured program begins at 7:30 pm. Suggested donation is $5, but no one will be turned away. Refreshments will be available. PLEASE NOTE:  the readings may contain adult content and language.