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. Jan. 16 through Wed. Jan. 22

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 Jan, Feb & Mar goes to Uncaged Paws

Integrity: Our Word is More Than Our Bond

Our values and principles are the guiding lights in our lives. Are you practicing what you preach? Also, a brief look ahead at our search for a Director of Religious Education and our hopes and dreams for a new religious education program.

Next Roundtable

Sun, Jan 26, 2020, 10:30 AM, Library

Roundtable: Meet Indian Resources Development

Presenter: Claudia Trueblood, Director, Indian Resources Development

Creating educational and economic development opportunities and working in a cooperative way.

 

Attention

Lost Ring

A member lost a Men’s Silver Ring on Sunday, January 12. Description: Size 13, Silver with Dark Purple Stone. Please contact the office at 522-7281 if you find it. Thanks!

Thanks to the Membership Committee

At the January 12 Membership Business Meeting the Leadership Development Committee recognized outgoing church leaders from the Board of Trustees, Committee on Ministry, and the Leadership Development Committee. However, we forgot to thank the Membership Committee for purchasing the UUA lapel pins each leader received. Thank you Membership Committee for your thoughtfulness and team spirit!

Sincerely, Tom Dormody and Marie Sauter, LDC Co-Chairs

January Dining Out: Now at Miguel’s Restaurant

Due to a death in the family, Renoo’s Thai Time Restaurant will be closed for two weeks.

January Dining out has been moved to Miguel’s Restaurant, 1140 E. Amador Ave, at 5:00 pm, on Friday, January 17.

Call Frances or Gordon Hill for information. diningout@uuchurchlc.org

News about Dining Out

Frances and I put our house on the market last Saturday thinking it would take several months to sell, but we have already had fifteen lookers and got an offer we are considering.

If we accept we will be moving in early March which leaves Dining Out without an organizer. We will be able to handle February, but may leave before the March gathering.

My search for a replacement has been casual, but is now urgent if Dining Out is to continue.

I have the signup sheet forms for the past several years and a history I can give to whoever wants to become the Dining Out arranger.

Gordon Hill

Barking nUUs and the Cat’s Meow

Dave and Ilene Steele will participate in the Animal Protection Voters of NM Lobby Day at the 2020 State Legislature on February 13.  The Legislative delegation serving the members of our congregation (Senators Soules and Steinborn, and Representatives Ferrary, Gallegos, Rubio, and Small) has an impressive record of support for issues related to animal welfare.  The Animal Advocates ministry of the UUCLC Social Justice Committee invites the members of our congregation to write personal notes to their respective legislators thanking them for their commitment. Dave, Ilene and Jean Gilbert will set up a table in the RE Great Room on January 19 and 26, and February 2 and 9, following each service to give members of the congregation an opportunity to write their thank you notes.  We will provide the note cards!  Dave and Ilene will hand deliver to our legislators in Santa Fe on Lobby Day.

Questions?  Contact Dave Steele.

Animal Advocates — Honoring our Seventh UU Principle by serving animals and the people who love them.  Thank you for your support!

Beginning T’ai Chi Class

Do your New Year’s resolutions include getting into shape? Improving your balance? Increasing flexibility? Meditating?

Maybe you should try T’ai Chi !!

An introductory class is being offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm, beginning January 21 in the RE Great room.

This class is suitable for beginners as well as continuing students.

For more information call Julie Woody

Caring Committee Seeking New Members

The Caring committee would like to add some new members. Meetings occur monthly or every other month. To learn about different roles you might assume, please contact Katie Fitzgerald or Hale Huber or email them at WeCare@uuchurchlc.org. Our next meeting is Wednesday, January 29, at 4:00 pm, in the library.

  • The Caring Committee provides free help to members and friends of the church who have emergencies, needs for transportation, temporary meals after an illness or surgery.
  • We also provide other types of assistance and loan out durable medical supplies.
  • We provide rides to church, to medical appointments and procedures when members cannot supply their own transportation.
  • We sometimes take members home from the hospital and we make home, hospital and nursing home visits.
  • We send cards and make calls to those in need.

 If you have a need for help, either as an emergency or a planned issue, you can contact us by calling Katie Fitzgerald or email her at  WeCare@uuchurchlc.org.

Nominations for Two Potential Awards

The instructions for the Dale Arnink award and the submission form for the Walk the Talk award are both in PDF format.

The Dale Arnink Sermon Award

As Unitarian Universalists, the sources of our living tradition include Humanist teachings, which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit. Have you preached or heard a good sermon reflecting Humanist teachings lately?

Submit it for the Dale Arnink Sermon Award. This award is granted in recognition of a sermon that best explores the place or use of critical reason in examining religious experience within the Unitarian Universalist tradition. The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, New Mexico, where Reverend Arnink served for 24 years and is currently Minister Emeritus, sponsors the $300 award. A representative committee using a blind process with standardized criteria makes the selection. Entries must be submitted as a Microsoft Word Document to orthf@yahoo.com no later than 5 p.m. Friday, February 28, 2020, in order to be considered. You can read and download complete instructions for submitting a sermon for this award here.

The Mountain Desert District “Walk the Talk” Award

The Mountain Desert District (MDD) “Walk the Talk” Award is given to a Unitarian Universalist lay person for living a life that best exemplifies Unitarian Universalist principles. Completed nomination forms should be returned by 5 p.m. February 28, 2020 to: Felicia Orth, MDD Awards Committee, 20 Barranca Road; Los Alamos, NM 87544 or orthf@yahoo.com. You can download the submission form here.

Dated Activities

Jan 17 January Dining Out

January Dining Out will be at 5:00 pm on Friday, January 17, at Miguel’s Restaurant, 1140 E. Amador Ave.

For information, call Frances or Gordon Hill. diningout@uuchurchlc.org

Jan 19 and 26 The Animal Advocates Ministry

of the UUCLC Social Justice Committee invites the members of our congregation to write personal notes to their respective legislators thanking them for their commitment of support for issues related to animal welfare . Dave, Ilene and Jean Gilbert will set up a table in the RE Great Room on January 19, 26, February 2 and 9, following each service to give members of the congregation an opportunity to write their thank you notes.  We will provide the note cardsDave and Ilene will hand deliver to our legislators in Santa Fe on Lobby Day.

Jan 21 and 23 Beginning T’ai Chi Class

Trying to get into shape? Improve your balance? Increase flexibility? Meditate? — Try T’ai Chi !!  An introductory class is being offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 to 5:45 pm, beginning January 21 in the RE Great room. This class is suitable for beginners as well as continuing students. For more information call Julie Woody.

Jan 25 and 26 Pop-Up Jewelry Exhibit in the Tombaugh Gallery

Sandy BarMQ will be selling her beaded jewelry on Saturday, January 25, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and Sunday, January 26, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Jan 29 Caring Committee Meeting

Our next meeting is Wednesday, January 29 at 4:00 in the library. Meetings occur monthly or every other month. The Caring committee would like to add some new members. To learn about different roles you might assume, please contact Katie Fitzgerald or Hale Huber or email them at WeCare@uuchurchlc.org.

Feb 2 New Show beginning in the Tombaugh Gallery

A reception for the artists will be from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm on Sunday, February 2 at the Gallery.

Feb 2 and 9 The Animal Advocates Ministry

of the UUCLC Social Justice Committee invites the members of our congregation to write personal notes to their respective legislators thanking them for their commitment of support for issues related to animal welfare . Dave, Ilene and Jean Gilbert will set up a table in the RE Great Room on February 2 and 9, following each service to give members of the congregation an opportunity to write their thank you notes.  We will provide the note cardsDave and Ilene will hand deliver to our legislators in Santa Fe on Lobby Day.

The Tombaugh Gallery

Pop-Up Jewelry Exhibit

  • Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26 — only!

Sandy BarMQ will be selling her beaded jewelry on Saturday, January 25, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and Sunday, January 26, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Sandy’s jewelry is fairly eclectic. She makes earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings, napkin holders, drink marker rings, ornaments and more. She creates pieces that have themes of holidays, the Southwest, critters and just plain glitz.

The techniques she uses are bead weaving, strings, Kumihimo  (a Japanese braiding technique).

The materials she uses are semi-precious stones, beads and copper or silver wire; any interesting button or odd shape thing that she can incorporate into a piece of jewelry. — She does special orders!

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 Jan 16, 2020 — Wed Jan 22, 2020

01/16/2020

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

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

5:30 pm--6:30 pm – Hospitality Committee Meeting – Library

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

01/17/2020

12:00 pm--7:30 pm – Weekly Chess Club Meeting – Edu. Bldg. Red Room

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

6:00 pm--9:00 pm – AUCTION: Spanish Tapas and Sherry – Private Location

7:00 pm--9:00 pm – Moon Sisters – Edu. Bldg. Red Room

01/18/2020

9:00 am--7:30 pm – Chess Club Meeting – Edu. Bldg. Red 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

01/19/2020

10:00 am--1:00 pm – Barking nUUs and the Cat’s Meow – Edu. Bldg. Great Room

10:30 am--11:30 am – Roundtable: Manifest Destiny II; The Untold Story – Library

11:45 am--1:00 pm – Auction Kick Off Meeting – Library

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

01/20/2020

12:00 pm--7:30 pm – Weekly Chess Club Meeting – Edu. Bldg. Red Room

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

01/21/2020

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

5:00 pm--5:45 pm – Beginning T'ai Chi Class – 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

01/22/2020

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

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

12:00 pm--7:30 pm – Weekly Chess Club Meeting – Edu. Bldg. Red Room

6:30 pm--8:00 pm – Committee on Ministry Meeting – Library

7:00 pm--8:30 pm – CoM Meeting – Library