Bird Watching & Identification – every Monday
Would you like to know the names of the birds visiting your feeders? Ed & Cynthia Powers are at Fox Island every Monday from 10-12 doing Project FeederWatch from the comfortable surroundings of the Vera Dulin observation building. They would welcome any visitors (park admission $2). “To know their names is a beginning.” They’ll be there, weather permitting. Call Ed or Cynthia at 638-4291 with any questions.
Gallery Artist – Nov 10 through Dec 15
The current exhibit at Langhinrichs Gallery is Jonathan Kaufman photos of Fort Wayne. Hours for the Gallery are: 9 AM- 1 PM, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, or by appointment. Contact Cathie Rowand, 580-6457, for more information.
Festivuus – Dec 6, 6PM
The 5th Annual Festivuus celebration, co-sponsored by Free Thought Fort Wayne, is scheduled for Dec 6th at 6 p.m. at the Meetinghouse. It will be potluck, of course, so bring your own favorite culinary creation to share (meat loaf, anyone?). We’ll have a Festivus pole, a clock and a brown paper bag, of course, along with other Festivus traditions. Whether you’ve never previously been to one of these alternative holiday observances, you owe it to yourself to join us for the fun. (And, it’s family friendly!). Google Festivus and look at wikipedia for background if you’re new to the occasion. It’s a holiday set aside for the-rest-of-us.
Jingle Bells Brunch & Gift Faire – Dec. 8, after service
Join us on December 8th for our second Jingle Bells Holiday Brunch, Silent Auction, and Gift Faire. It will be a chance to enjoy a delicious brunch, purchase some gifts, and support your favorite congregation. Questions? Contact Patty Davis at 260-348-7775 or Laurie Proctor at 260-436-9233.
Sisters in Good Company Book Group – Dec 8, 4 PM
Join us at the UU Meetinghouse for a potluck and discussion of the book The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. “Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack of quotidian minutiae is a letter addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl from a woman he hasn’t seen or heard from in twenty years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. Harold pens a quick reply and, leaving Maureen to her chores, heads to the corner mailbox. But then, as happens in the very best works of fiction, Harold has a chance encounter, one that convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person. And thus begins the unlikely pilgrimage at the heart of Rachel Joyce’s remarkable debut. Harold Fry is determined to walk six hundred miles from Kingsbridge to the hospice in Berwick-upon-Tweed because, he believes, as long as he walks, Queenie Hennessey will live.” Questions? Call Cathie Rowand, 580-6457.
The HUUmanists in Action Group – second & fourth Sundays, 12 PM
We meet every second and fourth Sunday in the Choir room – grab a snack and join us around 11:45 or noon. Our next meeting is Dec 22nd.
Racial Justice Team meetings – first Sundays, 12-1:30 PM
The Racial Justice Team invites you to set aside the first Sunday of the month after church in the Choir room to participate in conversations regarding concerns about 21st century discrimination, oppression and racism. Grab your coffee and snack after service and join them in the choir room. Newbies welcome! The next meeting is Jan 5th when the topic is the Siding with Love. Upcoming dates and topics include Feb. 2- Voter Suppression (Guest speaker, Maye Johnson); Mar. 1- Reflections on the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center trip; May 3- 2017 UUA WARE Lecture. If you would like to help with planning and projects, the group works on those on the third Sunday. To be added to the email list or for more information, contact Rebecca Reeder.
Hospitality Volunteers Needed
Each Sunday you (as an individual or as a family) may choose from three categories: Setup, Food & Beverage, and Cleanup. Please sign up by going to our SignUp.com link. Please call Bev Brown if you have any questions (260-479-9612). Thank you.
Flower Sign Up
If you’d like to remember a special date or a special someone, use the link on SignUp.com. Reminders will be sent. Thanks for adding to the beauty of our service through flowers!
Scrip cards are ordered on the 15th and 30th of each month. See any of the Scrip team (Kathi Weiss, Patty Davis, or Susan Wenger) at church on Sunday mornings or email them.