Weekly nUUs


We gather to inspire spiritual growth, to care for each other and our community, to seek truth and act for justice in the world.

Thur. Nov. 14 through Wed. Nov. 20

Events are open to the public unless otherwise indicated. For more details, please visit our home page and scroll down to the calendar on the bottom left of the screen.

Sunday Schedule
Worship: 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM (unless otherwise noted in the service schedule below)
Roundtable: 10:30 AM in the Library
Sunday school: 10:30 AM
Fellowship: before and after Worship

Sermons Online

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Upcoming Worship Services

Change-4-Change in Oct, Nov & Dec goes to UUCLC Mentoring Program at Elementary Schools

Next Roundtable

Sun, Nov 24, 2019, 10:30 AM, Library

Roundtable: Manifest Destiny – The Untold Story

Presenter: Elisa Sanchez

An examination and impact of the colonization of New Mexico and the Southwest.

 

Attention

Notice about Church Election

There is one Correction: the election will be January 12; it won’t be in December as stated earlier. — Our annual elections for important church leadership positions are being held in January!

Please Bring a Pie

Coffee Hour on Sunday, November 24, will feature pies, and cider. What better way to show gratitude? Have a piece of pie! We welcome your contribution of a pie. Please let us know if you can bring a pie. hospitality@uuchurchlc.org  Any extra pies will be contributed to El Caldito or to the Gospel Rescue Mission.

Emergency Preparation

Some members of our Congregation have expressed concern to me about what might happen if we were faced with an emergency situation at UUCLC. So I’m calling a meeting to answer this concern.

If you are interested in creating a plan for us to deal with personal safety, medical, fire or other Emergency situations at our Church, please join me on Saturday, November 30, at 9:00 am in the RE Great Room to begin our planning.

If you cannot make the meeting but would like to be a part of this, please contact me at president@uuchurchlc.org or call Charlie Scholz, President, Board of Trustees. Thanks.

Sunday Worship Services

Have you ever imagined yourself assisting with a Sunday worship service?  What is holding you back from making that daydream a reality?  The Sunday Services Committee is always eager to include new volunteers to our ranks of Service Assistants and Associates.  We will be having a training to prepare new volunteers sometime early in the new year.  Please contact either of us if you would like to help with Sunday worship. — Co-chairs:  Haney Pearson  and  Maggie Locatelli

We are Nearing the Finish Line… of our Five Week Pledge Drive!

Remember, this is not a marathon event.  All of you distance runners will just have to sprint to catch up with those who have already pledged!  As of November 11, we have $190,074 pledged by 103 pledge units (individuals, families, or couples).  By our calculations, we have approximately 65 pledge units who have not yet sent in pledge cards.  We only have two weeks left!  If you cannot find your pledge card or need another or new one, please contact Linda Peterson or Karen Hall.  Remember…this is a sprint!  We can not slow down now!

And yes, that uneven number is still driving Karen nuts.  She will be pledging an additional $26.00 to make it an even $190,000!  This leaves us $110,000 to raise for our goal of $310,000.  Remember, we are Giving for Our Future.  Please pledge or feel free to pledge again!

We have had a great time at our casita events.  We have three remaining, and they are full.  If you are attending one of those events and have not pledged, you can bring your pledge card to the casita meeting.  If you are not coming, bring it on Sunday or mail it to the office. — Thanks so much for your support!

Good News from the Facilities Committee

Our Irrigation system is up and running. After replacing the pump and the storage tank at the well, and some diagnosis and repair by Wasser and Wasser, the system comes up to pressure and all the sprinkler heads work. Lorenzo Luhan, our Groundskeeper, will repair the few small leaks that remain.

Scholarships for UU Leadership Experience

Our fabulous new UU leadership school—the PWR Leadership Experience—is coming in January, and the Mountain Desert District Board has generously made twenty scholarships available: 10 are need-based and 10 are first-come first-serve. The scholarships cover $250 of the $450 registration fee.

We have four locations for the in-person component of Leadership Experience this year (the online component happens in the comfort of your own home):

  • Washington: January 10-12 in Federal Way, WA with Jonipher Kūpono Kwong, Annie Scott and Jason Puracel
  • California: January 17-19 in Danville, CA with Jonipher Kūpono Kwong, Sarah Schurr and Beth Ogilvie
  • Colorado: January 17-19 in Golden, CO with Sarah Gibb Millspaugh, Christine Robinson and Amy Rowland
  • Arizona: January 24-26 in Scottsdale, AZ with Tandi Rogers, Annie Smith, and Kikanza Nuri-Robins

Please learn more and sign up today!

Dated Activities

Nov 15 Dining Out

November Dining Out is at 5:00 pm on Friday, November 15, at Santorini Restaurant, 1001 E University Ave E-3. Call Frances or Gordon Hill for information or email diningout@uuchurchlc.org

Nov 24 Coffee Hour

…will feature pies, and cider. What better way to show gratitude? Have a piece of pie! We welcome your contribution of a pie. Please let us know if you can bring a pie. hospitality@uuchurchlc.org Any extra pies will be contributed to El Caldito or to the Gospel Rescue Mission.

Nov 28 Thanksgiving Day Dinner

You are invited to attend the annual Thanksgiving Day potluck dinner at church on Thursday, November 28, at 1:30 pm in the RE Building, hosted by Jan Thompson and her family.  This is always a joyous occasion – sharing a holiday meal together. Contact Jan Thompson to reserve your spot at the table.

Nov 30 Emergency Preparation

Some members of our Congregation have expressed concern to me about what might happen if we were faced with an emergency situation at UUCLC. So I’m calling a meeting to answer this concern. If you are interested in creating a plan for us to deal with personal safety, medical, fire or other Emergency situations at our Church, please join me on Saturday, November 30, at 9:00 am in the RE Great Room to begin our planning. If you cannot make the meeting but would like to be a part of this, please contact me at president@uuchurchlc.org or call Charlie Scholz, President, Board of Trustees. Thanks.

Jan 12 Church Election 2020

The Tombaugh Gallery

“TRADITION / INNOVATION”

The exhibit continues through Sunday, November 24.

The Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces presents this exhibit which displays new and old porcelain from China alongside modern ceramics made by the late Klyf Brown.

The porcelain artworks in this exhibit were collected during a summer 2018 Study Abroad course offered by Dona Ana Community College.  A grant from the New Mexico Potters and Clay Artists to the Potters’ Guild enabled the travelers to purchase representative porcelain ceramics to display after returning to Las Cruces.  The students spent a week in Jingdezhen which is recognized as the ‘Porcelain Capital of the World’.  The streets of Jingdezhen are a warren of small workshops with highly skilled artisans creating porcelain artworks within a millennium-long tradition.

Klyf Brown was a charter member of the Potters’ Guild in 1981.  A native New Mexican, he graduated from Las Cruces High School in 1966.  His business was construction, but he also produced wonderful, creative pottery.   For years he was a volunteer for the Guild and Empty Bowls; one year he made 100 bowls for the event.  In 2006 he was awarded Best in Show in the Guild’s Mud, Sweat and Tears 25th anniversary exhibition for ‘Archaelogical Find’.   Klyf passed away in March 2016.  He left his body of work to the Guild to raise money for workshops and community education.  All of his artworks will be displayed for sale in the Tombaugh exhibit.

Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. For details contact Gallery@uuchurchlc.org, or call the church at 522-7281.

The Tombaugh Gallery is located inside the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 South Solano Drive, Las Cruces, NM. Visit the gallery on Facebook.

Thu Nov 14 — Wed Nov 20, 2019

11/14/2019

10:00 am--11:15 am – T'ai Chi – Edu. Bldg. Great Room

12:00 pm--4:00 pm – Office Closed – Admin. Offices

1:00 pm--4:00 pm – Bridge at Anna's – Lobby

2:00 pm--4:00 pm – Caring Committee Meeting – Library

4:00 pm--5:00 pm – Meditation Group – Private Location

5:40 pm--6:30 pm – T'ai Chi – Edu. Bldg. Great Room

6:00 pm--7:00 pm – Shape Note Singing – Lobby

11/15/2019

5:00 pm--7:00 pm – Dining Out – Admin. Offices

11/16/2019

9:00 am--4:00 pm – Multi Cultural Transformation Workshop – Edu. Bldg. Great Room

2:30 pm--6:00 pm – Friends of the German Language – Library

6:00 pm--9:00 pm – Desert Spirit CUUPS – Edu. Bldg. Great Room

11/17/2019

9:00 am--10:00 am – 9 AM Worship Service – Sanctuary & Lobby

10:30 am--11:30 am – 10:30 AM Worship Service – Sanctuary & Lobby

10:30 am--11:30 am – Roundtable: It Seemed Like a Good Idea – Library

12:00 pm--4:00 pm – Office Closed – Admin. Offices

11/18/2019

6:30 pm--7:30 pm – Leadership Development Committee – Admin. Offices

11/19/2019

10:00 am--11:15 am – T'ai Chi – Edu. Bldg. Great Room

5:40 pm--6:30 pm – T'ai Chi – Edu. Bldg. Great Room

5:45 pm--6:45 pm – Music Director Setup Time – Sanctuary

6:45 pm--8:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal – Sanctuary

11/20/2019

10:00 am--4:00 pm – UU Bee Quilters – Lobby

12:00 pm--1:00 pm – Lunch Bunch – Library

6:00 pm--8:00 pm – Board of Trustees – Library