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Dear Reader,

Here is your Sunday, November 17, 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:

Three Minds
by Randy Partain

The Enneagram is one approach to understanding human personality, based on the theories of Russian mystic George Gurdjieff. According to this model, people have three basic ways of responding to the world around us: through our intellect, through our emotions, and through our instinctual action. None of these is any better than the others, but each of us may find that we rely on one of these three "minds" more comfortably or naturally. Understanding our own tendencies and understanding the tendencies of others can help us engage more deeply in building our community with respect, compassion, and gratitude for the diverse perspectives that strengthen our interconnection.


Upcoming Events From Our Calendar:


November 20 (Wednesday), 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Beyond the Book Club

The Beyond the Book Club will be reading "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal" by Naomi Klein (2019) and discussing it on 10/16. 'A Goddamn Terrifying Time to Be Alive': Naomi Klein Explains Why a Global Green New Deal Comes First and Being Hopeful Comes After. https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/17/goddamn-terrifying-time-be-alive-naomi-klein-explains-why-global-green-new-deal. The BTB Club meets the third Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m., to discuss spiritual and social justice themed books.


November 21 (Thursday), 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Mixed Bag Book Club

In the month of November, the Mixed Bag Book Club will be reading the book, Gutsy Women by Hillary and Chelsea Clinton. This book chronicles the lives of many brave women, some of whom you may recognize and several you may not. From Amazon.com: "Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them—women with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done." All are welcome to join us on Thursday, November 21st at 6:30 at Debbie Robison's house.


Announcements:


Tapestry Visioning Process



Pre-Service Discussion Group


Team Members Needed

Calling all people who wish to be a member of one of the following teams:

Fundraising Team
Worship Team
Social Team

If you are interested in learning more, please speak to our Volunteer Coordinator, Helen Sherwood, or email Helen at volunteercoordinator@uutapestry.org


Religious Exploration (RE) Programs

All children, whether visitors or members, are welcome to attend our Religious Exploration programs.

  • Nursery: 10:45-12:45, ages 0-2, in room at back left hand corner of Fellowship Hall
  • Spirit Play: 11:00-12:00, ages 3-6, in room at back left hand corner of Fellowship Hall
  • Elementary RE: 11:15-12:00, 1st-5th grades, starts in the service, then moves to the Fellowship Hall after the "story for all ages."
  • Middle School and High School: attend the service in the sanctuary on Sundays; will meet on the SECOND THURSDAY per month, from 6-8:30 pm for religious exploration, social events, and social action/community work.

Spirit Play is Montessori-based on story and ritual, play and creativity. Spirit Play gives children the tools to make meaning of their lives and seeks to engage children in the existential questions about life within the context of the Unitarian Universalist faith.

Elementary RE program: October's theme is "Spiritual Practices." November's theme is "Gratitude." We will be exploring the themes within the context of Unitarian Universalism and building upon the story for all ages the youth will hear during the service.

Middle School and High School youth have decided to meet once per month, for an extended time for religious exploration, from 6-8:30 pm. They will not be meeting on Sunday mornings, but will attend services on Sunday mornings instead.

For more information, please contact Helen Sherwood: readmin@uutapestry.org.


Share-the-Plate


Tapestry Board Meetings

However, we will be skipping the December 2019 meeting, to give our board members a holiday break!


Tapestry T-Shirts


Thanksgiving Pot Luck at First UU

Tapestry members are invited to participate in the First UU Thanksgiving pot luck at 5200 Fannin at 2:00 pm on Thanksgiving day. Turkey, stuffing, bread, and beverages will be provided. Any who want to participate should call 713.526.5200 to be added to the list, and plan to bring a casserole, vegetables, or dessert to share.

Tapestry Book Clubs

The Beyond the Book Club is currently reading books about living green sustainable lifestyles, green communities and/or green housing. Please share your reading suggestions with bookclub@uutapestry.org. The BTB Club will meet Wednesday, 11/20, at Geoff Sanders' house to discuss everyone's selections. The club meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m., to discuss spiritual and justice themed books.

In the month of November, the Mixed Bag Book Club will be reading the book, Gutsy Women by Hillary and Chelsea Clinton. This book chronicles the lives of many brave women, some of whom you may recognize and several you may not. From Amazon.com: "Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them—women with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done." All are welcome to join us on Thursday, November 21st at 6:30 at Debbie Robison's house.


UU Network of Houston 2020 Network Luncheon

Unitarian Universalists Network of Houston

 

2020 Network Luncheon 

2020 Annual Unitarian Universalist Network Luncheon

Spreading Our UU Voice

January 18, 2020

10 am to 2 pm

Emerson UU Church – Westwood Hall

The Unitarian Unniversalist Network will be holding the 2020 Network Luncheon with it’s theme concentrating Spreading the UU Voice. Presentations will include the value of UU Network calendar events, UU Network resources and discussions concerning how to optimize social media platforms to Spread Our UU Voice.

This luncheon is open to congregational ministers, officers and board members, congregational administrators and UU members in general. 

 

This is a FREE luncheon but reservation is required. Please mark your calendars and R.S.V.P. at UUhouston.org\registration.


Disc Golf



Corner Forum


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