Weekly nUUs

Thursday October 18 through Wednesday October 24

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
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

All Souls Sunday: Born Again Through Our Ancestors

Being in relationship with our ancestors can provide a new sense of self. It’s akin to being “born again.” Let’s explore some ideas. 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 28, 2018, 10:30 AM, Library

Roundtable: Opiate Overdose Response Education and Narcan Distribution

Presenter is Athena R. Huckaby, MPH, Overdose Prevention Educator, Doña Ana County

The United States Surgeon General has recently recommended that EVERYONE carry naloxone because the opiate epidemic is so pervasive and affecting our communities so deeply. We will be supplied with our own FREE naloxone (Narcan) kit, and we will learn to:

  • Prevent an overdose
  • Recognize signs of an opioid overdose
  • Respond to an overdose (accessing 911 emergency medical care, rescue breathing, administering naloxone, post-resuscitation care)

 

Attention

Breaking NUUS from Your Stewardship Committee!

 

As of Tuesday, October 16, a total of $ 113,324 has been pledged to the church for the 2019 calendar year.

We’re about a third of the way to our $ 310,000 goal!  Thanks to all those who have pledged thus far!

If you did not receive a pledge packet in the mail last week, please contact Dave Steele or Karen Hall, 2019 Pledge Drive Co-chairs, and we’ll be sure to get the information you need to you ASAP!

  • Remember:  Pledge Early!  Pledge Often!  Give till if feels good!

A BIG THANK YOU to Peg Brown, Joel Brown, John Roesch and Mari Cowley for all their hard work in coordinating and arranging the wonderful Pledge Drive kick-off luncheon on Sunday, October 14. Nearly 100 members and friends of the UUCLC attended this event.

The food was great!  The company was great!  And the weather cooperated beautifully!  When next you see Peg, Joel, John and/or Mari, give them a thank you hug for their service to our church community.

Dave Steele

 

Social Justice

 

Holy Cross Retreat Center was the recipient of Change-4-Change for the 3rd Quarter.  They will receive $ 781.23 for their Refugee Hosting initiative.

 

Tents to Rents received $ 1,485 from the congregation this year for their 2018 initiative.  They raised a total of $ 50,000 and will be able to move 6 homeless individuals into apartments.

 

Thank you to all for being so generous.

 

2019 Calendars

 

Are you receiving more calendars than you can use?  Don’t throw them out.  Bring them to Jan Thompson who will distribute them to families at Casa de Peregrinos.  Either give the calendars to Jan or leave them on the floor under the Welcome Table in the RE building.  Thank you.

 

Deepen and Broaden Your Leadership!

 

The UUA Pacific Western Region is launching a leadership development program for leaders of congregations (board members, committee members, rising leaders, religious professionals, and more.)

Participants in this hybrid of an in-person/online experience will gain a deeper grounding in Unitarian Universalism and will also gain knowledge and skills regarding mission-focused leadership, systems thinking, change management, anti-oppression and multicultural transformation, conflict transformation, and more.

Because our region is large, the in-person retreats will launch in January in three locations: Albuquerque, NM, California’s Bay Area, and Portland, OR. Sessions will continue online twice per month from February through May. The cost is $ 350 – $ 500, depending on the location of the weekend retreat.

Travel equalization funds are available, as our scholarships from our Mountain Desert District. Find all the information you need at http://uua.org/node/221483.

 

Every Thursday – Meditation Group: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Our UU Meditation Group, lead by Reba Montera, meets off-site, in the First Floor East Parlor of the Good Samaritan’s E Building. Entry to the building is at 3045 Buena Vida Circle. Beginners and experienced meditators are welcome!  Any questions: rebamontera@gmail.com

 

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.

 

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!

 

Highlighted Activities

Oct 21  Religious Education

 

Expanding Love, Building Identity, Exploring Beliefs

Multi-generational Programs

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.

 

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 (15 minutes)

10:45 am  Children/youth programming

Sessions for ages 3 – 18 years

 

Spirit Play  (intended for our young and early elementary aged children with an open classroom set-up)

  • Today we will participate in a Chili Communion ritual as we explore a UU liturgical lesson.

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

 

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

 

STEAM Project (Science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics)

  • Oxidizing and finding hidden words

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments/invisibleink.html

Unable to join us on Sunday?  Try the STEAM project at home!

Want to know more about Unitarian Universalist identity and this week’s program?  Follow the links!

 

Visitors are welcome at all times.

Parent Support Staff: Eric Brekke and Paige Ramsey

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

 

October 18  Adult Faith Formation

 

Facing Death With Life, session #3, “What Happens When We Die?”, Orange Room

 

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.  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!

 

Oct 28  Bethel Founder’s Day Celebration

 

Our partner church, Bethel Second Baptist, announces their 105th Founder’s Day Program on October 28 and invites members of UUCLC to join them in the celebration. The program will begin at 3:00 pm in the sanctuary at 405 E Hadley. The guest speaker will be Reverend Ronald Brown and the choir of New Life Missionary Baptist Church, Las Cruces, will perform.

 

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.

 

Nov 22  Thanksgiving Day Dinner

 

If you will be in town on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, please plan to share a fabulous community meal with your friends at church.  Dinner will be served at 1:30 pm in the RE building.  Please call or email Jan Thompson 575-680-2680 or janthompson0817@gmail.com to make your reservation and tell her what you will contribute to the meal.

 

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 18 — Wed Oct 24, 2018

10/18/2018

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

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

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

5:30 pm--7:30 pm – Hospitality Committee Meeting – Library

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

7:00 pm--9:30 pm – NAMI Family to Family – Edu. Bldg. Great Room

10/19/2018

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

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

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

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

10/20/2018

9:00 am--12:00 pm – Ministerial Startup Workshop – Edu. Bldg. Great Room

1:00 pm--4:00 pm – Ministerial Startup Workshop (Board, COM, MSC, Staff) – Edu. Bldg. Great Room

4:30 pm--8:00 pm – AUCTION EVENT #35: Octoberfest 2018 – Private Location

10/21/2018

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

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

10:30 am--11:30 am – Roundtable: Thinking Local and Social Justice – Library

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

10/22/2018

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

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

10/23/2018

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

5:00 pm--6:30 pm – Membership Committee – Library

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

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

10/24/2018

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

7:00 pm--8:30 pm – Committee on Ministry Meeting – Library