This Week’s NeUUs

Here’s the NeUUs for July 20, 2017:

  1. July 23, 10 am: Relationships: You Can’t Live With Them and You Can’t Live Without Them
  2. Religious Education
  3. Second Hour
  4. Call for Art for Our Young Artists’ August Exhibit
  5. Build with Habitat and Northwest This Summer
  6. Help Refugees This Summer
  7. Join Us for an RE Cookout, July 22
  8. “Summer of Love” Returns, August 5
  9. Other Atlanta Area UU Events

 

  1. JULY 23, 10 AM: RELATIONSHIPS: YOU CAN’T LIVE WITH THEM AND YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT THEM

Relationships. We all have them—with family, friends, colleagues, pets, institutions, nature. What would we be without them? Isolated creatures? We’ll explore how relationships are the glue which keeps each of us moving forward each day.

Service Participants
Worship Leaders ~ Lil Woolf and John Montgomery
Worship Associate ~ Daltrey Suite
Musician ~ Will Fowler
Hymn Leader ~ Traci Montgomery
Ushers ~ Marc von Mandel and Sandy Wiseman
Sound Technician ~ James Underwood
Greeters ~ Bob Thacker and Dave Zenner
Newcomer Representative ~ Jane Echols
Religious Education Greeter ~ Christina Branum-Martin
Bellwether Bookstore ~ John Wienert
Refreshments ~ Anne Bennett, Pam Zenner, Dave Zenner 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. This Sunday, and through the summer, they will play indoors and out, enjoy snacks and build community.

Religious Education programming will resume on August 6. During the worship service that morning we will have a fun “blessing of the backpacks” to bless our children as they start the new school year. Then, the children will mark the first day back by “walking the talk,” as they sign the classroom covenants—with their feet!  

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

Sunday, July 23

  • Northwest Senior Network, Art Gallery

Sunday, July 30

  • No Second Hour
  1. CALL FOR ART FOR OUR YOUNG ARTISTS’ AUGUST EXHIBIT

Last year’s youth art exhibit was so well received that we’d like to do it again! If you are a Northwest youth (pre-K through high school) or parent of one who has artwork that we can display, please bring it in next week so we can put it in the August exhibit.

Here are the details:

  • Two-dimensional artwork must be “hangable.” Matted and framed with a wire on the back would be preferable. If this is a problem, we can combine several pieces by various artists on a mounting board. You may submit up to four pieces per artist. The number we are able to display will depend on the space available.
  • 3D pieces are limited to three per artist. We will display as many as space allows.
  • For each submitted piece, send Helene Johnson the name and age of the artist, titles of work/s and medium (tempera paint, markers, colored pencils, collage, clay, etc.), so we can create labels. This information is due to Helene by July 26.

There will be a reception for the artists on August 13 during Second Hour.

  1. BUILD WITH HABITAT AND NORTHWEST THIS FALL

We are on for the interfaith build with Habitat for Humanity, September 24. We have six slots open for the build that will take place on the near south side, about a mile from the Oakland MARTA stop. This will be the third year in a row for Northwest to participate in the Interfaith Build program.

The program brings a wide spectrum of faith communities to work together on a Habitat home. Interfaith dialog and contact was high on our wish list in last year’s action survey. This is a great team-building experience with your fellow UUs and a way to interact with other faith communities for a common cause.

We’ll need to fill out our dance card soon, so contact Tony Barbagallo to reserve your spot or to get more information.

  1. HELP REFUGEES THIS SUMMER

Want to help refugees this summer? Here are some ways you can make a difference:

  • On their Facebook page Empowering Refugees–Atlanta, you can see some of their projects.
  • If you are ready to do something immediately, you can volunteer to teach English to a refugee family. This takes about two hours per week of your time and it makes a lifelong impact on the family. 
  • Or consider befriending a refugee family and become their “Friend of the Family,” coaching them into US culture, introducing  them to others, making them feel welcome and supported.
  • You can also help provide and distribute school supplies to the refugee children for the 2017-18 school year. Please email Hala at EmpoweringRefugeesatl@gmail.comif you would like to do so. ERA is working with several groups with a tentative packaging date of July 21 and would love to have you join them. 
  1. JOIN US FOR AN RE COOKOUT, JULY 22

Are you an RE family? Do you support RE in some capacity? Do you want to support RE this upcoming program year? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, plan to join RE families and volunteers for an end-of-summer cookout hosted by the RE Team on Saturday, July 22 at 4 pm at Northwest. We will meet on the playground for food, games and great company. Come help us kick off what is sure to be Northwest’s best RE year yet! Please RSVP to Sandy Davis (sakdavis@gmail.com) so that we can prepare enough food for everyone.

  1. SUMMER OF LOVE RETURNS TO THE HUNGRY EAR COFFEE HOUSE ON AUGUST 5

Join us August 5 as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the “Summer of Love” – one of the most iconic cultural events in our history!

Come sing along to songs from the 60s and 70s, with some of your favorite Hungry Ear alumni, including Cyndi Craven, Rick Diamond, Bruce Gilbert and more. Then rock out with LASHBROOKS and friends, featuring the Hungry Ear Retro Rock Band. We’ve gathered some of the best musicians and singers in town for this special show. This is not one to be missed!

Wear flowers in your hair, love beads, bell bottoms, tie dye, scarves, fringe, and peace signs. Let’s get ‘groovy’ and end the Summer with PEACE . . . LOVE . . . and MUSIC!

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. OTHER ATLANTA AREA UU EVENTS

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.

July 22: Hadley Kennary, a singer-songwriter whose music is a folk/pop blend of heartfelt, clever lyrics and infectious melodies, comes to the Underground Coffeehouse stage in July. Hadley started writing music when she was just 14. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, she has two EPs and a full-length album. Her warm sound is refreshingly honest and contagiously catchy. She was named a finalist for both the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Songwriting Contest. Doors open at 7 pm; music begins at 7:30 pm. An open mic session will be held between sets. Suggested donation is $10.