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Dear Reader,

Here is your Thursday, September 24, 2020 edition of the Tapestry weekly digest of upcoming events and special announcements. All events are open to anyone who wishes to join.

Quick Links to Contents:

Upcoming Sunday Service at 11:00 AM:


What Can UU Do?
by UU the Vote


Join us via Zoom by clicking here at 11 am on Sunday: https://zoom.us/j/913791840?pwd=MHl0eGFTK2FGa1hVSXh1ejZxUGlQUT09

In these midst of global pandemic, rising authoritarianism, and uprising, lives hang in the balance and the future of democracy is on the line. In response, Unitarian Universalists are answering the call of our faith, building powerful partnerships to mobilize our communities to #VoteLove and #DefeatHate in the 2020 elections. Join UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray, the UU the Vote team, and a lineup of powerful, prophetic UU voices as we explore the intersections of faith, justice, and democracy in this collective virtual service.

The UU the Vote effort will also be the special Share the Plate recipient for this Sunday.


Announcements:


Tapestry's UU the Vote Campaign - #VoteLove and #DefeatHate


In a week of mourning the loss of great leaders like Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the past UUA Co-Moderator Elandria Williams, there are nevertheless some wonderful achievements to celebrate. We are proud to announce that Tapestry members have logged more than 1,500 touches of voters and potential voters! The Texas Voting Justice Collaborative has exceeded the first goal of 11,000 touches and is moving on to reach a total of 30,000. This means that Tapestry has contributed more than 10% right off the bat, with plans in progress for even more contacts. We have people who post card, letter write, phone bank, text bank, walk neighborhoods to place door hangers, and work at voter registration tables. Voter suppression is real, and you can join our team to help make voters aware of whether they are truly registered and how to vote by mail or in person as we work to get out the vote!

To top this off, these efforts are part of the larger bucket of UU the Vote activities across the nation, where the total of contacts now is at more than 1.3 MILLION people!

Join the sermon about UU the Vote at our usual link this Sunday at 11 am, and/or the Morning Forum and Corner Forum to process the need to protect our democracy, and find out how to get involved.


Minister's Discretionary Fund



Tapestry Caring Team



Welcoming Congregation Committee


MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Tapestry's first workshop on being a LGBTQ Welcoming Congregation.

Saturday, October 10th, from 10am to 2pm, with ample breaks. There will be four modules presented:

  1. Aren't We Welcoming Already?
  2. Our UU History of Welcoming.
  3. Welcoming Congregation vs. Welcoming Renewal.
  4. Five Practices of Welcoming Renewal

Please join with the WCC Team to explore our welcoming roots and practice LGBTQ welcoming at a deep intentional level. The workshop will also help Tapestry recertify as a Welcoming Congregation in the UUA.

Click to join via Zoom

Contact wcc@uutapestry.org for more information or to join our team.


Young AdUUlts Group


If you are interested in joining our group please join us in the YA breakout room following worship on Sunday. We will be discussing how often we would like to meet, activities we may be interested in, and our covenant. For more information contact ya@uutapestry.org.


Covenant Groups


Check out Tapestry's New Covenant Groups starting in October! Facilitators needed. Contact Geoff Sanders, covenantgroups@uutapestry.org, for more information, or go to https://uutapestry.org/home/CovenantGroups.


Family Game Night



Religious Exploration (RE) Programs



Middle School and High School: Our next Zoom class will be on Thursday night, September 10, at 7:30 PM. For more information, please contact Helen Sherwood: readmin@uutapestry.org.


Audio-Visual Group Forming


If you have experience in A/V technology (such as audio mixing, live streaming, or video recording) and would like to volunteer to serve Tapestry in the planning and implementation of this important addition in our outreach to our global community, please email worship@uutapestry.org.


Program Council



The following teams are looking for help:

  • Fundraising Team
  • Social Team
  • Welcoming Congregation Team

Community Check-In


If you'd like to connect at another time, feel free to reach out to Randy by telephone or email minister@uutapestry.org.


Morning Forum



Your Chalice Lighting Videos


We are looking for anyone willing to make a video of themselves or children even the whole family, lighting a chalice. It’s nice to see other people on Sunday lighting our chalice during service. So get them candles out and the martini glasses and light away. Send your videos to zoom@uutapestry.org and the zoom team will take care of the rest to get your video in the rotation for Sunday services.


Please Spread the News About Tapestry



Women-Aligned Spirituality Groups


Women’s group one meets on 08/11 and women’s group two meets on 08/13 at 6:30 PM. We are all reading Pema Chodron’s "Living Beautifully during Times of Change and Uncertainty". For more information contact womenspiritualitylead@uutapestry.org.


UBarU Camp & Retreat Center


We hope you are safe and well! UBarU Camp & Retreat Center is offering e-events to help you connect with camp and with each other. All the details are at https://ubaru.org/home/e-events. Highlights include September 15 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Contemplative Spiritual Practices with Sandy and Rev. Rob. Join us to practice a spiritual activity in community (virtually) September 17 at 7:00 p.m. Young Adult Spiritual Community with Ren Pasco (young adults ages 18-35 years old are invited). This is the first of an on-going opportunity to connect with other young adults across the region.

Additionally, our cottages are available for personal and family get-aways. Just send Robyn Stout an email and we can confirm plans: director@ubaru.org.


Share-the-Plate



Tapestry Book Club


The Mixed Bag book club will be reading Margaret Atwood's book The Handmaid's Tale. We will meet Thursday, September 24th at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. This book is a best seller about a dystopian society called Gilead. The remaining fertile women of the society are enslaved and have to produce children for the leaders.

If you have any questions please email bookclub@uutapestry.org.


Tapestry Board Meetings



Corner Forum


Join us via Zoom by clicking here at 12:15 am on Sunday: https://zoom.us/j/913791840?pwd=MHl0eGFTK2FGa1hVSXh1ejZxUGlQUT09.


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Upcoming Events From Our Calendar:


September 24 (Thursday), 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Mixed Bag Book Club (Zoom)

Please contact bookclub@uutapestry.org for more information.


September 25 (Friday), 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Family Game Night (Zoom)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/93046492077?pwd=cENGcWp1WHJCUG4yZGx5SGFyZGNKZz09
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 930 4649 2077
Password: 493190
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/adHxC6n6JQ
If you're having trouble, please email zoom@uutapestry.org for technical support.


September 26 (Saturday), 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Small Group Ministry Team meeting

Covenant Groups Facilitators Meeting - Randy Partain Lead


September 27 (Sunday), 12:15 AM - 1:15 AM: YA hangout (Zoom)

Are you a young adult aged 18-35? Come hangout with us! We meet every fourth Sunday following the service. 


Upcoming Events From Our Community Calendar:


September 27 (Sunday) - 11:59 PM: Woodlands TX Pride Parade


October 1 (Thursday) - October 31 (Saturday): LGBT History Month


Thank you for your interest and readership...
Newsletter editor, Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston
newsletter@uutapestry.org

 
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