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Dear Reader,

This is the Saturday, June 15, 2024 full edition of the Tapestry newsletter of upcoming events and announcements. All events are open to anyone who wishes to join, except where otherwise noted.

Quick Links to Contents:

Upcoming Sunday Service at 11:00 AM:

We Are Whole, Even When We Are Broken

by David Throop


Guest Speaker, David Throop will be joining Tapestry today to share his inspiring message.

Spring ripens to summer, and we take inventory – what has broken? What must we keep, what must be mended first? Certainly our shame, our regrets, resentments and anger – we can throw those away now, right? Not so fast – our dark moods still serve us still, if only as compost.

David Throop has been a UU since 1978, and a member of Bay Area UU Church (SE Houston) since 1993. He and his wife Kathy have raised 4 children in that church. David does occasional lay-preaching as a spiritual practice.

If you're unable to join us in person, Zoom is still an option by clicking HERE.


Announcements:

Northwoods School of Magic and Mystery

Northwoods UU has a summer program that is sure to be fun! See the contact details on this flyer to register kids you think might be interested!

Click here for more information.


Tapestry Disc Golf!

Disc Golf GroupMe group SIGN-UP

Interested in getting together for disc golf? If you'd like to play disc golf some early Saturday morning then join the Disc Golf GroupMe group for notifications on the day before the game. Then if you are available show up with some water and a hat. There will be discs available so there is no need to buy or bring discs. The game takes less than 2 hours and is free.

The SIGN-UP list is posted on the white bulletin board at Tapestry. Also you can email dg@uutapestry.org with your phone number or email address for getting an invite to join the GroupMe Disc Golf group. You will get a GroupMe Disc Golf group event notification whenever anyone posts an upcoming disc golf game event with the date, time, and location for the game. Then, if you're in the GroupMe Disc Golf group and see the event notification just show up on Saturday to get some exercise, to spend some time in nature, and to enjoy playing disc golf with friends.

Disc Golf is good fun, companionship, and a great way to get out in nature. All skill levels are welcome, and loaner discs are available. There are a variety of attractive and challenging courses in the NW Houston area (no fees required), and we sometimes organize road trips to sample other venues. See our Disc Golf group slideshow at:  https://uutapestry.org/DiscGolf. We also meet on Zoom Fridays at 4 pm CT to talk and plan future events.

The Group is open to current and former members and friends of Tapestry UU Church of Houston who are interested in playing disc golf. Games and other outings are organized on the Tapestry Disc Golfers Facebook private group page. To learn more, request to join the Tapestry Disc Golfers Facebook group, or email dg@uutapestry.org. See you on the course!


Social Justice Corner: Actions You Can Take This Week

Cy-Fair ISD Budget Cuts:
Cy-Fair ISD: CFISD has proposed significant budget cuts that will eliminate all campus librarian positions, as well as eliminating other teacher and staff positions.
Mark your calendars for the next board meeting to tell them what you think about this!
This coming Monday, June 17
11440 Matzke Rd,
Cypress, TX 77429

Final passage of the budget will happen July 1.
If you haven't already, please email the school board and let them know how you'd prefer your tax dollars be spent!
Click here for more information.

Environmental Justice on the Border:
Texas LNG was granted a multi-million dollar tax handout from Cameron County despite community resistance and environmental impact. Because of delays by lawsuits from the community, the LNG company has requested an extension from the FERC to build the facility (November 2029). The fight to stop Texas LNG in the RGV is not over. Sign onto South Texas Environmental Justice Network's letter today to FERC requesting that they deny this request for an extension and cancel the Texas LNG project.
Send a comment opposing Texas LNG in the RGV to FERC!

The public can submit their own individual comments to the FERC. Instructions are here: https://www.ferc.gov/how-file-comment.
The docket number for Texas LNG is CP16-116-004, and the deadline is June 17 by 4:00 PM CST.

Save the dates!
September 28 - 29, 2024
Climate Justice Revival, Reimagine Together: From an Extractive Age to a New Era

More details to come! Contact a Justice Committee member if you'd be interested in attending!


Cooking Covenant Group: Two Events Coming in July!

by Tracy Cook on 6/10/2024

In July, we have two events planned:

This year on July 7, we will be distributing Berry Goodness Treats for the Congregation. We decided to branch off from just peaches because fresh peaches were so hard to come by last year. Bummer! But still, Berries!!!

If you would like to prepare something, please show up on July 6 at 3:00 over at Dawn and Elisa’s home with your goodies already packaged and ready to go. Please include a label with your ingredients listed, so people know whether a specific treat can be gobbled by their family members.

We have around 60 members and friends in good standing. Each person should get a treat, so that would be 60 treats. They can be small! There will be several treats going to each family! For example, I am making vegan, gluten-free berry crumble. I’m not sure what kind of berry, or maybe the combination of berries I am going to use. But each person will get a small slice. They will be packaged in a square of parchment paper or some such so they don’t stick to anything. Amazon has a wide variety of paper baking liners, so I may head over and get some from there.

If you would like to help package the items, just bring yourself to Dawn and Elisa’s home on July 6 at 3:00. No other materials are needed!

For our second event, we will be helping the kids make something for the significant adult(s) in their lives! On July 28, to coincide with Parents’ Appreciation Day, we will be cooking with the kids. (We are going to rename the event to include grandparents and foster parents, I just haven’t figured out what the best way to do this would be. I don’t want the name of the event to be 5 miles long, ha! Suggestions welcome!) If you would like to bring supplies, just let me know by responding to this blog (below) or emailing me at cooking@uutapestry.org. I will know more in a few weeks, so stay tuned! If you would like to volunteer to help, please also respond to this blog or email me.

We in the Cooking Covenant Group love our Tapestry Framily! Thank you for supporting us in our endeavors ❤️

Read More and Comment on the Cooking Covenant Group Blog


Social Justice Survey

Tapestry's Social Justice Committee would like to hear from you! Please complete this very short survey to let us know what justice issues you care most about, and how much time you are willing or able to commit to social justice activities. (We have only received a handful of responses so far). Here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MRNQ57V

Thank you for your participation!


Mixed Bag Book Club

The Mixed Bag Book Club will be meeting on Thursday, May 30th at 6:30 on Zoom. We will be discussing the book The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustian.

Murder breaks through the racial divide that separates two teenage girls, forging an unlikely friendship in this Southern debut that’s perfect for fans of Where the Crawdads Sing and If the Creek Don’t Rise.


Share-the-Plate

May's share-the-plate offering is going to Pride Houston. For more than 40 years, Pride Houston has been a central part of the local LGBT community in Houston. Their core mission is to strengthen equality and increase awareness around issues important to our community such as health, safety and marriage equality. Pride Houston celebrates the individuality and diversity of every person as they strive for acceptance from parents, friends and society-at-large.


Covenant Groups

The following groups are currently accepting new members:

  • Big Questions, Deep Listening Covenant Group
  • Cooking Covenant Group
  • Gardening Covenant Group

The Women Aligned Spirituality Group is now a closed group. The group may open to new members again next summer.

For more information, please see https://uutapestry.org/CovenantGroups or to suggest a new group, email sgmt@uutapestry.org.


Summer 2024 UBarU Camps

  • Family Camp - Programming for 5yo+ May 24- May 27th
  • Primary camp for campers ages 9-11 or rising* grades 4-6th - June 9-15, 2024
  • Intermediate camp - for campers age 12-14 or rising grades - 7-9th June 16-22, 2024
  • Senior camp camp - for campers age 15-18 or rising grades 10th-2024 high school graduates - June 23-29, 2024
  • Youth Adult Camp - ages 18-30 years old may join Senior youth Camp Bridging ceremony on Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 10 a.m. and stay until noon on Tuesday, July 2, 2024
  • SWUUSI - July 21 July 26 Intergenerational Southwest UUs
  • * “rising” means this is the grade the camper will attend in the fall of 2024, not the grade they have just completed.

Tapestry Board Meetings

Your Tapestry Board of Trustees is meeting monthly.

When: 2nd Thursday of each month beginning at 1 pm.
Where: Alisha's office at CJCN unless otherwise published.

View the upcoming agenda by clicking HERE.


Tapestry Caring Team


Upcoming Events From Our Calendar:

June 16 (Sunday), 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Brew CrUU

The Brew CrUU will meet next on 6/16 at Fortress Beer Works, 2606 Spring Cypress Rd., https://www.fortressbeerworks.com/. We last met at Fortress on 7/16/23. Please send questions and recommendations for future outings to brewcrew@uutapestry.org. The Tapestry Brew CrUU meets at a different brewery or brewpub every 3rd Sunday after church. All are welcome, even if you don’t drink beer!


June 16 (Sunday), 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM: D&D RPG Group @ Dragon's Lair

Monsters from beneath the streets have long threatened the fantastic cities of the Sword Coast, but now the plague of disappearances has become more literal.  Can you stop The Vanishing?

Dragon's Lair Houston
21155A Tomball Pkwy, Houston, TX 77070
https://www.dlair.net/houston-north/

Contact information:
Eric Huckabay  - eric.huck@gmail.com
David McCorkell - david.mccorkell@hcpl.net


June 18 (Tuesday), 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Worship Team Meeting

Weekly team meeting to discuss upcoming services and current projects.


June 21 (Friday), 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Welcoming Team Meeting


June 21 (Friday), 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM: COM Monthly Meeting

Monthly meeting for Committee on Ministry. Meeting via zoom with Friday link.


June 21 (Friday), 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Disc Golf V-Beer Meeting

Weekly Friday 4 PM to 5:50 PM disc golf v-beer Zoom meeting


Upcoming Events From Our Community Calendar:

June 16 (Sunday) - June 22 (Saturday): UBarU Summer Youth Camp - Intermediate Ages

Intermediate camp - for campers age 12-14 or rising grades - 7-9th June 16-22, 2024

* “rising” means this is the grade the camper will attend in the fall of 2024, not the grade they have just completed.

https://www.ubaru.org/summer-camps


June 20 (Thursday) - June 23 (Sunday): General Assembly 2024 Virtual

The 63rd General Assembly will take place virtually Thursday, June 20 through Sunday, June 23, 2024. Adult registration is $280, and includes access to General Assembly 2024 in the Whova event app, as well as on-demand programming, featured speakers, and major worships. Register through February 29 with a down payment of $50 by selecting the Early Bird Payment Plan at checkout. Voting delegates who wish to participate only in General Sessions may also register with the business-only option; this option is no-cost, but a donation is suggested. Registration rates increase March 1, 2024.

June 20 (Thursday) - June 23 (Sunday): General Assembly


June 21 (Friday), 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM: UBarU Virtual Zoomba

Every Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Zumba for Body and Spirit - Dance as a spiritual practice, for all ages (adults and kids), genders, abilities, and fitness levels. Set an intention for joy, energy, movement, and community. Open to UUs and wider community, led by Community Minister Rev. Erin Walter. Questions or song requests, contact erinjwalter@gmail.com

link to join


June 21 (Friday), 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM: Women's Empowerment/Dis-Covery Group

A group for women of every race, religion, ideology, and sexual preference who seek to commune with other women, to expand their definition of self, to heal from addiction, abuse, racism, sexism, and patriarchy, to recover their wholeness, and to discover their bliss. We are a group of women, some seeking new alternatives to traditional 12-step programs, some seeking new paths of feminine expression, all willing to face out fears and celebrate our strengths. We incorporate ritual, meditation, prayer, play, and Charlotte Kasl’s 16 steps for Discovery and Empowerment into our format.

1st & 3rd Fridays 10am beginning Feb 2, 2024.

To sign up or for more information, call or text Michelle 346-291-9975 or Rev. Alisha 832-299-4387.

Re:Bar Cafe and Juicestillery
416 W. Main St., Tomball, TX 77375


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