Weekly nUUs

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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
Childcare: 9:00 AM until 12:30 AM —  free-play, snacks and art
Mindful Sundays for kids: 9:00 AM
Sunday school: 10:30 AM
Fellowship: before and after Worship

Upcoming Worship Services

Change-4-Change in Oct, Nov, and Dec goes to Broken Promises

Special Service for Ministry Start Weekend

Special Services for the Ministry Start Workshop Weekend. Centering: How do we faithfully center a new ministry in these times of challenge and times of memory and hope? Guest speakers are Dr. Janice Johnson, Director of Multicultural Ministries, Unitarian Universalist Association and Amy Rowland, Ph.D., LPC, Creative … read more.

All Souls and New Members Sunday

We look back on those lives that have shaped our own. We remember our faith ancestors’ contributions to the faith that we live out today. In addition, we will be welcoming our new members to the congregation at this service!

Thanksgiving Service

This will be a multi-generational service of Thanksgiving. The Caring Committee will be commissioned at the 10:30 service. Commissioning is a ritual that formally acknowledges the Caring Committee as the congregation’s care team. We encourage all committee members to come and participate in the ritual.

Next Roundtable

Sun, Oct 21, 2018, 10:30 AM, Library

Roundtable: To Be Announced

 

Attention

 

Streamlining Your Support

 

If you have ever considered giving your pledge by credit card, but you have opted not to – I want to invite you to do so today!  Why?

Because by enrolling in credit card pledge payments – you can make use of the money we are already investing into our online pledge payment system, AND you would save money counters and Congregational Administrator countless hours of work!

By enrolling in credit card pledge payments it will streamline the support you provide the church, increase financial efficiency, and take advantage of an incredible existing opportunity we have here at UUCLC.

Please enroll today!

 

Every Friday – Rainbow Playgroup: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

 

Meet in the Religious Education building for parental support and free play with your children. All ages and families are welcome to join.

 

Highlighted Activities

Oct 14  Religious Education

 

Expanding Love, Building Identity, Exploring Beliefs

 

Our weekly STEAM projects help support core Unitarian Universalist values of reason, logic and analysis as well as creativity and imagination as religious values. All ages are welcome to join us in the STEAM project room.

STEAM Project (Science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) — Bottle Rockets

 

9:00 am – 12:30 Noon  Parent Support: Child care is available

in the Yellow Room of the Religious Education building.

9:15 am – 10:00 am  Beginner’s Meditation: offered in the Purple Room;

open to all ages and abilities, lead by Eric Brekke

10:30 am  All ages Worship in the sanctuary

10:45 am Religious Education program

Sessions for ages 3 – 18 years

 

Spirit Play  (intended for a variety of ages with an open classroom set-up)

https://www.spirit-play.com/

  • The Big Bang (where did we come from?)

 

Spirit Play is a multi-age story based program with deep spiritual components. We enter the space with intention by walking a circle together preparing to engage with the story. We light a chalice and share our Joys and Sorrows.

Open play including word journals, art, story retelling and breaking bread together are a part of the morning experience.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) supports our Unitarian Universalist belief that reason, logic, science and creativity and imagination matter; that we never stop learning and that the world is knowable.

 

Junior Youth (middle school age)

Riddle and a Mystery is a Tapestry of Faith program that explores personal theology and Unitarian Universalist values. https://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/riddle

 

Senior Youth (high school age)

Building Bridges, a hybrid world religions class.The world’s major religions through the lens of Unitarian Universalism. https://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/youth/bridges

 

Visitors are welcome at all times.

Parent Support Staff: Eric Brekke and Paige Ramsey

Director of Religious Education: Susan Freudenthal,  susan@freudenthal.net

 

Oct 13  Movie this Saturday

 

Disney’s “Song of the South” – This is an entertaining movie that will be shown in the sanctuary at 2:00 pm this coming Saturday, October 13.

It has been controversial since its release in 1946.

However it is amazingly relevant to our current white privilege issue. – A general discussion of this 90 minute movie will follow over “Southern” snacks in the RE great room.  If you haven’t signed up but would like to come please notify Naoma in the office.

 

Oct 14  Pledge Drive Kick-Off!

 

This Sunday, October 14, we kick off the annual pledge drive to raise the money we need to fuel the continued development and vitality of our congregation.

Please plan on joining your fellow UUs at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces following the 10:30 am service for a Pledge Drive Kick-Off Luncheon in the Great Room of the Religious Education Building.  Come celebrate your membership in this beloved community.

In faith, your Pledge Drive co-chairs — Dave Steele and Karen Hall

 

Oct 19  Dining Out

 

will be at 5:00 pm on Friday, October 19, at Paisano Café, 1740 Calle De Mercado, which intersects with Avenida de Mesilla, south of I-10. Please sign up by Wednesday, October 17. For information, contact Frances or Gordon Hill — diningout@uuchurchlc.org

 

Oct 20  Come One, Come All!

 

The congregation is invited to the Ministry Startup Workshop on Saturday, October 20, at 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, at the UUCLC. The location on campus is TBD.

  • There will be an additional session from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. The 2nd session is ONLY for members of the staff, board, committee on ministry, and ministerial search committee.

This workshop is vital to the success of the newly-called minister, Rev. Xolani Kacela. During the workshop, there will be an exploration of the UUCLC timeline, exercises on congregational resilience and strengths, training on anti-white supremacy, and work on imagining a hopeful future in shared ministry.

The workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Janice Marie Johnson, Dir., UUA Multicultural Ministries and Leadership & Multicultural Growth and Witness, and Dr. Amy Rowland, LSW, of Creative Resilience Consulting and UUA Staff Consultant.

Your attendance is crucial, especially if you are in a church leadership role. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

 

Oct 20  Ministry Startup Workshop

 

Members of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Ministry, Ministerial Search Committee, and Staff are invited to the Ministry Startup Workshop on October 20, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm in the RE Great Room.

This workshop is vital to the success of the newly-called minister, Rev. Xolani Kacela. During the workshop, there will be an exploration of the UUCLC timeline, exercises on congregational resilience and strengths, training on anti-white supremacy, and work on imagining a hopeful future in shared ministry.

The workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Janice Marie Johnson, Dir., UUA Multicultural Ministries and Leadership & Multicultural Growth and Witness, and Dr. Amy Rowland, LSW, of Creative Resilience Consulting and UUA Staff Consultant.

Your attendance is crucial, especially if you are in a church leadership role. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend!

 

Oct 21  Sunday Services

 

The visiting consultants, Dr. Janice Marie Johnson, Dir., UUA Multicultural Ministries and Leadership & Multicultural Growth and Witness, and Dr. Amy Rowland, LSW, of Creative Resilience Consulting and UUA Staff Consultant. will preach at both services on October 21.

 

Oct 27 Celebrate Samhain with CUUPs

 

Desert Spirit Coven of UU Pagans (CUUPs) will meet on Saturday, October 27, at 6:00 pm, to share ritual and fellowship. This is our annual celebration of the Samhain Sabbat. Join us for fellowship and ceremony as we honor one of our most high and holy days. We’ll begin with potluck at 6:00 pm. Please bring a dish to share as well as your own plates/cups/utensils. We will circle following the meal.

Visit our Facebook event to follow our updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/181643725998669/?active_tab=about

We are a teaching group and open to all respectful attendees. Children are welcome under the supervision of adults.

Blessed be!

 

Nov 18  Caring Committee Commissioning Sunday

 

The Caring Committee will be commissioned on November 18 at the 10:30 am service. Commissioning is a ritual that formally acknowledges the Caring Committee as the congregation’s care team. We encourage all committee members to come and participate in the ritual.

The Tombaugh Gallery

The Valley and Its People

The exhibit “The Valley and Its People” continues at Tombaugh Gallery through October 20.

Artist Diana LeMarbe’s fiber clay sculptures reflect her fascination with the body movement of people going about the tasks of everyday life.

Jeri Desrochers’s oil paintings reveal the intense light and color of Southwest landscapes.

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 and is open Wednesday – Saturday, 10:00am – 2:00pm. Visit the gallery on Facebook.

Thu Oct 11 — Wed Oct 17, 2018

10/11/2018

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

11:00 am--12:30 pm – Facing Death with Life – Edu. Bldg. Red Room

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

4:40 pm--5:40 pm – T'ai Chi – Edu. Bldg. Great Room

5:30 pm--9:00 pm – Chess Club – Edu. Bldg. Blue Room

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

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

10/12/2018

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

4:30 pm--7:00 pm – Rainbow Playgroup – Edu. Bldg. (entire)

5:30 pm--9:00 pm – Chess Club – Edu. Bldg. Blue Room

10/13/2018

2:00 pm--4:30 pm – AUCTION EVENT #34: Song of the South – Sanctuary & Religious Ed. Gr. Rm.

5:00 pm--8:00 pm – AUCTION EVENT #32: Blue Corn Posole Supper – Private Location

10/14/2018

9:00 am--2:00 pm – Office Hours – Admin. Offices

9:00 am--10:00 am – Sunday Service: New Member Recognition Sunday – Sanctuary & Lobby

9:00 am--10:00 am – Sunday Service: Stewardship Sunday – Sanctuary & Lobby

10:30 am--11:30 am – Roundtable: A Crown Jewel of the American West – Library

10:30 am--11:30 am – Sunday Service: New Member Recognition Sunday – Sanctuary

10:30 am--11:30 am – Sunday Service: Stewardship Sunday – Sanctuary

10/15/2018

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

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

7:00 pm--8:30 pm – NAMI Connection Support Group – Edu. Bldg. Great Room

10/16/2018

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

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

4:40 pm--5:40 pm – T'ai Chi – Edu. Bldg. Great Room

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

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

10/17/2018

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

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

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

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

6:00 pm--7:30 pm – LC CIVIC – Edu. Bldg. Blue Room