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Dear Reader,

Here is your Monday, November 23, 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:

LGBTQ Mythbusting
by Panel

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

Lots of myths and misinformation still abound regarding LGBTQ+ identities. We may not spread all of these myths in Unitarian Universalist communities, but some people in our communities have dealt with these myths, and the grievous harm caused by them, all of their lives. A panel of people from diverse perspectives within the LGBTQ umbrella will share their reactions and responses, with the hope that we can be more welcoming and compassionate as we build a stronger community of radical hospitality. What LGBTQ myths have you been believing?


Welcoming Congregation Committee

For those of you who are friends or members of UU Tapestry, the WCC team would like to invite you to our bi-weekly Thursday meetings at 6:30. We welcome all help and ideas and we would love it if people could commit to a specific task or join the team.

All of who you are is sacred. All of who you are is welcome.

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

Dementia Support Group

We meet twice a month via Zoom on the first Saturday at 2 pm and 3rd Monday at 6:30 pm. Contact dementia@uutapestry.org for more information.

Minister's Discretionary Fund

Tapestry Caring Team

Covenant Groups

Most Covenant Groups will soon stop accepting new members. If you haven’t joined a group yet, please don’t wait a minute longer! Here are our active groups:

Brené Brown Wisdom Covenant Group
LGBTQ+ History and Issues Covenant Group
Big Questions, Deep Listening Covenant Group
Happiness Is a Choice Covenant Group
Dementia Support Group

Weaving Our Lives Follow-Up Covenant Group (Starts Jan 2021)
Cooking Covenant Group (Starts spring 2021)
Women-Aligned Spirituality Groups (New groups in summer 2021)

Please check the Tapestry calendar for current times and dates of meetings.

To get connected with any of these groups, please email sgmt@uutapestry.org.

Religious Exploration (RE) Programs

Middle School and High School RE Class will be this Sunday, November 29, after the Sunday Service: Back by popular demand, our class continues this Sunday following the normal church service. You can use the same link as for the Sunday Service, but asked to be moved to our RE breakout room. After our check-in, we will view the second 30 minutes or so of the movie "Bending the Arc of Justice" which details the events in 1965 that occurred in Selma Alabama. This was the one of the most famous voting rights protests in history. We will follow up with a discussion of this historic protest and what is happening today. For more information, please contact Helen Sherwood: readmin@uutapestry.org.

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.

Postcard Exchange at Tapestry

Did you know research studies show that writing about and sharing significant life events and stories have immense psychological and health benefits? If you want to participate in a one time exchange of a written note with another Tapestry person please reply with an email to postcardexchange@uutapestry.org. You will get a reply email assigning a random Tapestry partner for correspondence. Sharing your written thoughts might be done in a mailed postcard, note or perhaps letter (even including a photo if you want). What you write could be a simple positive affirmation that's been helpful for you or you may want to write about an event and people that have mattered to you during these unprecedented times. No matter what you write you can have fun getting your anticipated postcard in the mail! Opt-in now by sending a "Yes include me!" or "I'm in!" etc. email to postcardexchange@uutapestry.org.

Program Council

The following teams are looking for help:

  • Fundraising Team
  • Social Team
  • Welcoming Congregation Team

Women-Aligned Spirituality Groups

Our December monthly meetings will be as follows:
Group meeting on Tuesdays, will meet on Tuesday 12/08 at 6:30 pm
Group meeting on Thursdays, will meet on Thursday 12/10 at 7:00 pm

We will be discussing Chapter 5 "Staying in the Middle" of our book Living Beautifully by Pema Chodron. Remember to bring something to our virtual altar that represents your spiritual journey this month.

It is that time for both spirituality groups to gather together and it's going to be all about roses! So write down the date in your calendar and prepare for a fun activity and fellowship. The date is Saturday 12/12 at 10:00 via zoom.

Like our previous quarterly meeting, we invite all our members to be a part of a service project for our community. We will be collecting children's books to support Northwest Assistance Ministries in their program "Blessings of Gifts" program that brings gifts to children during the winter holidays. So start shopping for books for children 0 to 18 years of age. We will contact you with more details.

We hope to see you there!

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.

Family Game Night

Morning Forum

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 http://ubaru.org/home/e-events. Additionally, our cottages are available for personal and family get-aways. Just send me an email and we can confirm plans: director@ubaru.org.

We will be hosting Winter Family Camp Dec 31-Jan 2 on-site with COVID precautions. Details and registration at https://ubaru.org/home/WinterFamilyCamp.


Tapestry Book Club

The Mixed Bag book club is postponing this month's meeting to Thursday, November 19th, at 6:30 on Zoom. Everyone is welcome. We will be discussing the book Mila 18 by Leon Uris. Mila 18 is a historical fiction described as a book about a time of crisis, a time of tragedy--and a time of transcendent courage and determination. Leon Uris's blazing novel is set in the midst of the ghetto uprising that defied Nazi tyranny, as the Jews of Warsaw boldly met Wehrmacht tanks with homemade weapons and bare fists. Here, painted on a canvas as broad as its subject matter, is the compelling of one of the most heroic struggles of modern times. See you then.

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:

November 23 (Monday), 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM: Committee On Ministry Mtg.

This meeting is for COM members only. The COM is composed of the current President, President Elect and Past President of the Tapestry Board of Trustees.

November 26 (Thursday), 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Mixed Bag Book Club (Zoom)

Please contact bookclub@uutapestry.org for more information.

November 27 (Friday), 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM: Disc Golf Brew Crew V-Meeting

The Tapestry DG Group meets on Zoom every Friday to drink a beverage of personal choice while discussing the events of the day. To join the discussion, email dg@uutapestry.org.

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

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