Here is your Saturday, June 15, 2019 edition of the Tapestry weekly digest of upcoming events and special announcements. All events are open to anyone who wishes to join.
Upcoming Sunday Service at 11:00 AM:
Bad Lip Reading
by Randy Partain
There's a comedy group that specializes in taking video clips of movies and speeches and recording more humorous lines over the original images. And they do it in such a way that it looks like the person speaking is actually saying the more humorous lines instead of their original quote. This is good for a laugh. But we often do this with human beings around us too. We engage in "bad lip reading" when we assume that we know what other people need better than they understand their own needs. That can make creating justice, equity, and compassion a real challenge. Are there simple ways to clearly hear the needs expressed by others instead of thinking that we have all the answers?
Upcoming Events From Our Calendar:
June 19 (Wednesday), 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Mixed Bag Book Club
The "Mixed Bag" Book Club aims to read books from all different genres, hence a mixed bag. Inquisitive minds will meet to discuss these varied selections on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
Monthly book selections may be fiction, nonfiction, historical fiction, science fiction, classic literature, contemporary literature, trending books, banned books, biography or memoir. They may be funny, sad, insightful, inspirational, or maddening. Each month will be a different kind of read and a different kind of discussion.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Art of Gathering
General Assembly 2019
Board Meeting Agenda
Upcoming Events From Our Community Calendar:
June 15 (Saturday), 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM: Junteeenth Celebration in Clear Lake
On June 19, 1865, an event happened just 30 miles from the Clear Lake area which is celebrated all across our nation to this day. “Juneteenth” as it has become known, was the day that Union Army General Gordon Granger appeared on the balcony of the Galveston’s Ashton Villa and announced to the enslaved people of Texas that the Civil War had ended and that they were now free. Black men and women in our state are considered by many historians to be the last slaves to learn of their freedom and the day has become a celebration and affirmation that “until all are free, none are free.”
Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church invites everyone to come together with us and celebrate Juneteenth in a big way with a special event on Saturday June 15 at 11:30am. This special event will include a delicious BBQ lunch, praise dance performances by our children, a play reading, educational history exhibits, live gospel music, and fun activities for the entire family.
Admission is just $25 per person and children under 12 are free. Childcare will be provided. The church is located at 17503 El Camino Real, just south of Bay Area Boulevard and north of NASA Road 1. Proceeds from the event will go to support the ministries and outreach of Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church.
So come to learn. Come to honor our history. Come to hear the singing. Come to see the dancing. Come to eat. And come to celebrate freedom with us on Saturday June 15!
Thank you for your interest and readership...
Newsletter editor, Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston