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Hope-filled, Help-filled...

I do not feel contemplative this advent. I do not feel introspective or inward looking. I am restless. I am distracted. I am not ready to sit quietly in the dark. No. This holiday season I want to do something.  Something extroverted and energetic. Something that will make a difference. Leonard Cohen sings “there’s a crack in everything – its how the light gets in”…  This year where its painfully dark, I want to find the crack in the darkness and ease it apart and let in the light of stars and moon and candle-glow, and this season where its painfully bright, I want to find the crack in the unrelenting brightness and peel it back and let in cool eye resting shadows. I want to be doing something help-full and hope-filled this holiday season, something that will make a difference …

If you look at our calendar for the days ahead you will see that it is filled with hopeful opportunities to be doing: seven worship services, three social events, and a week of hosting Shelter Now – ample time for gathering and giving, telling stories and imagining, sharing food and friendship and helping out. The theme for this month is Hope – high energy, engaged, hands-on, practical hope. The “Life helps those who help each other” kind of hope. And yes there will be carols and candles and contemplative moments  on the journey from today into the new year, but there will also be ample “things to do to make a difference” so that future we are traveling toward will bend toward justice and toward love….             

Temporary Shift in Staffing: If you see a new face in the office – don’t panic – Della is out for the time being recovering from surgery (which went very smoothly) and Susan is filling in for her. If you like, you may stop by the office and say hi to Susan, Sue Smithson and our office volunteers and drop off a card sending healingwishes to Della – we will make certain it gets delivered!      


Rev. Gail

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Today's events

Sun Dec 17, 2017 @ 8:30AM - 09:30AM
Early Service (Library)
Sun Dec 17, 2017 @ 8:30AM - 09:50AM
HUUmanist Discussion Group (Fellowship Hall)
Sun Dec 17, 2017 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Late Service (Fogelson Hall)
Sun Dec 17, 2017 @10:45AM - 12:00PM
Religious Education
Sun Dec 17, 2017 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
UUSF/Social Justice All Hands on Deck
Sun Dec 17, 2017 @ 2:00PM - 04:30PM
Renter/Workshops - Heloise
Sun Dec 17, 2017 @ 2:30PM - 06:00PM