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Dear Reader,

Here is your Wednesday, September 18, 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:

Noise, Quiet, (Maybe) Stillness
by Hallie Moore

We all complain about our noisy, over-stressed lives. Seems we are right— the decibel level is rising. Can we find the quiet our minds, bodies and hearts need?


Upcoming Events From Our Calendar:


September 18 (Wednesday), 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Beyond the Book Club

The Beyond the Book Club will be meeting on September 18th to discuss anti-racism literature. You may select from among several books listed in the Tapestry Reading Room, or you may read and discuss with the group another anti-racism book of your choice. The BTB Club meets the third Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m., to discuss spiritual and social justice themed books. Please contact bookclub@uutapestry.org for more info.


Announcements:


Tapestry T-Shirts


Houston Climate Strike

Read more at: https://actionnetwork.org/events/houston-climate-strike-2


Calling for Leaders Looking for Strategic Training!

Strategic leadership is board members, program council members, ministry teams, finance committees and any other leaders who need to think strategically.

You will gain a deeper understanding of how to focus your congregation on mission, by building trust and developing a cohesive leadership team. Learn about stewardship, strategic planning, annual goal setting, ministry assessment and the basics of congregational governance.

Course materials are divided into bi-weekly modules, available “on demand” as prerecorded presentations with additional reading materials, discussion questions and other resources. Course participants receive an email reminder as each module opens. There are live calls that will be scheduled during the semester.

The cost is $30 per participant and sign ups are happening now! We envision five or more congregants taking the course together, meeting on a bi-weekly basis. See https://www.uuinstitute.org/courses/strategic-leadership-301-s19/ for more information.


Women's Spirituality Group


Tapestry Visioning Process



Halloween Party


Tapestry Board Meetings


Tapestry Book Clubs

The Beyond the Book Club will be meeting on September 18th to discuss anti-racism literature. You may select from among several books listed in the Tapestry Reading Room, or you may read and discuss with the group another anti-racism book of your choice. The BTB Club meets the third Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m., to discuss spiritual and social justice themed books.

For the month of September, the Mixed Bag Book Club will be discussing Laikas Window by Kurt Caswell, which is about The Legacy of a Soviet Space Dog. Laika was the first dog to orbit the Earth in 1957 in Sputnik 11. The author tells us about Laika's training before the flight and what it must have been like for her during the flight. We will be meeting to talk about the book on Thursday, September 26, at 6:30 p.m. Please contact bookclub@uutapestry.org for location details. The book can be purchased through the Tapestry Reading Room. All are welcome!


Open Leader Positions

Tapestry is in need of new leaders to guide some of our committees. These committees are:

Fundraising Committee (fundraising@uutapestry.org) Team Leader: OPEN
SEE Justice Committee (seejustice@uutapestry.org) Team Leader: OPEN
Religious Education (religiouseducation@uutapestry.org) Team Leader: OPEN
Social Committee
(social@uutapestry.org) Team Leader: OPEN

If you are interested in learning more, please email the Board of Trustees at board@uutapestry.org


Disc Golf



Corner Forum


New Book Recommendations Added This Week to Our Reading Room:


On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal
By: Naomi Klein

'A Goddamn Terrifying Time to Be Alive': Naomi Klein Explains Why a Global Green New Deal Comes First and Being Hopeful Comes After. "What is terrifying is the intersection of these two different kinds of fires," said Klein. "That the literal fires of the climate crisis and the political fires of this barbaric worldview that is not so gradually preparing people for a world in which millions are left to die." "For me, the climate crisis has never just been about things getting hotter and wetter. It's about the intersection of that extreme weather with the barbarism of white supremacy and supremacist ideologies of all kinds, including Hindu supremacy in India, and what it looks like when those forces intersect."

Read and recommended by Geoff Sanders.


An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
By: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

"The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples."

Read and recommended by Geoff Sanders.


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

 
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