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Weekly eBulletin - Friday, March 10, 2017

Sunday Service - March 12

“Abiding By Heart”
What would it be like if we were able to live “by heart?” Not just from memory, but living from our center and grounded in love?
Guest Speakers        

March 12 Sunday Handout
CONNECTIONS Newsletter

Saturday, March 11

10:00am-noon          Cottage Meetings
1:00-4:00pm             Soul Collage
1:00-5:00pm             Trans*Ponder and Eugene PD
3:30-6:30pm             Trans*Ponder meet up

'Abiding' is the theme for March

Sunday, March 12

8:30-9:30am            Sunday Meditation
9:45-11:15am          Children’s Religious Education/SpiritJam 
10:00-11:00am        Church Service - “Abiding By Heart” Rev. Dr. Sydney Morris
11:00am-1:00pm     Sunday Social
11:15am-12:15pm   Faith Forward: Inquirers - “Q and A with the Minister”
11:15am-12:15pm   Faith Forward: Beyond Inquirers “What Do UUs Believe?"
11:15am-1:15pm     Cottage Meetings
11:30am-12:30pm   UU Refugee Sanctuary Project
12:30-1:30pm          Faith Forward: Spiritual Practices
1:30-3:00pm            Occupy Interfaith
4:00-5:00pm            Quarterly Conversations With UUCE Board
4:00-5:30pm            Singing As Spiritual Practice

SpiritJam

Sunday, March 12, 10:00-11:15am (Sanctuary and classrooms) 

SpiritJam sessions are open to people of all ages. Participants start out in the Sanctuary for the first part of the church service and then go to the classrooms when the children are sung out at about 10:15am. The sessions on March 12 are: Marshmallow Jam with Teacher Priscilla, Horton's Egg Jam with Teacher Sean, and American Girl Jam with teachers Relia and Lexi. Katy Siepert, uucedre@uueugene.org, 541-686-2775x2.

Faith Forward: Inquirers

Sunday, March 12, 11:15am-12:15pm (Chapel) - ongoing

Informational sessions about our church designed for visitors, new church members, and inquirers will be presented in this 8-week series that repeats throughout the year. You can drop in at any time, and later on pick up classes you miss. The topic on March 12 is: “Q and A with the Minister." Rev. Dr. Sydney Morris, minister@uueugene.org, 541-686-2775x1. 

Faith Forward: Beyond Inquirers 

Sunday, March 12, 11:15am-12:15pm (Minister’s Office) 

This 8-session series takes place on a recurring basis each Sunday, from 11:15am-12:15pm in the Minister’s Office. There are 5 sessions of Beyond Inquirers and 3 sessions of UU Elevator Speech. You can drop in at any time, and later on pick up classes you miss. These classes will empower new and long term UUs to answer the question: “What is Unitarian Universalism?” The topic of the session on March 12 is: “What do UUs believe?” Rev. Dr. Sydney Morris, minister@uueugene.org, 541-686-2775x1. 

Stewardship Cottage Meetings

It’s time again to review what it means to take care of our church. In small groups, we’ll engage with Rev. Sydney and fellow members to say what matters to you, talk meaningfully with others who care, and discuss how we serve as stewards. Multiple meetings will be held in March and on April 1 in homes and at church (with childcare if needed). Sign up online from the UUCE home page, www.uueugene.org. For the meetings at church you can attend on a drop-in basis even if you have not preregistered. Lesley Rex, rex@umich.edu, 541-636-3093.

UU Refugee Sanctuary Project

Sunday, March 12, 11:30am-12:30pm (Room 5)

We invite all UUs who are interested in local efforts aimed at providing direct support of refugees and asylees in our area, and in efforts to assist with meeting refugee resettlement goals. Connie Newman, connewm@gmail.com, 541-543-1685. 

Faith Forward: Spiritual Practices 

Sunday, March 12, 12:30-1:30pm (Chapel ) - 9 sessions remaining  

Develop the tools for daily practice, weekly worship, monthly service, yearly retreat, and a one-time pilgrimage to enliven and enhance our spiritual lives. This 13-session class, facilitated by Ministerial Intern Andy Chirch and Director of Lifespan Religious Education Katy Siepert, will offer direct experience with various spiritual practices. Regular attendance is encouraged. Drop-ins are welcome. Register online, or contact Katy Siepert, uucedre@uueugene.org, 541-686-2775x2. 

Occupy Interfaith

Sunday, March 12, 1:30-3:00pm (Room 6) 

Come and meet others from the interfaith community dedicated to social justice. Barb Prentice, barbprentice1@gmail.com, 541-302-8151. 

Youth Art Month

In March, visit the Community Art Gallery in the hallway near the office to see our 3rd annual youth art show in honor of National Youth Art Month. Scott Hovis, scotthovisfineart@gmail.com, 541-731-3412. 

Quarterly Conversations with the UUCE Board

Sunday, March 12, 4:00-5:00pm (Chapel)  (rescheduled from last week)

Board members invite discussion with congregants to reflect and celebrate our transitions and accomplishments and envision future positive transformations. In the past, these interactions with the Board were called “infolinks” and “ministries gatherings.” Light refreshments will be provided. Nadja Sanders, secretary@uueugene.org, 541-255-5930.  

Singing As Spiritual Practice

Sunday, March 12, 4:00-5:30pm (Room 6) - 4 sessions remaining 

This series (Sundays, February 26 through April 2), taught by professional singer and vocal teacher Kristina Jones, offers a group experience of sound making for accessing higher creative energy and using it for fun, delight, and healing. Free. Drop-ins welcome. More information is in the Winter 2017 Religious Education for Adults pamphlet and on the church website. Click here for more information. Katy Siepert, uucedre@uueugene.org, 541-686-2775x2.  

Memorial Potluck for Truleen Delgado

Thursday, March 16, 5:30-7:30pm (Dorris Ranch Barn, 205 Dorris St., Springfield, 97477)  

There will be a potluck and storytelling "Remembering Truleen” on the 1-year anniversary of the passing of this former UUCE member. Tara Delgado, 541-729-6655.      

Community Offering

Sunday, March 19, 10:00-11:00am

The Community Offering will go to Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon in support of its health care services. Click here for more information.  

United F.R.O.N.T.

Saturday, March 25, 11:00am-1:00pm (Sanctuary, Social Hall, Kitchen, Rooms 3, 4, 7)

Join families from across the Eugene/Springfield Community to discuss expanding sanctuary - in our cities, schools, houses of worship, and our homes. At this meeting we will orient ourselves to current events and the latest developments in the 45 regions and locally, and focus our resistance strategy on the three fronts we discussed at our first meeting: 1. Mass protest, 2. Political organizing, and 3. Building rebel cities. We will be learning about efforts to expand sanctuary across the country, particularly the sanctuary homes campaign, and what we can do together here in Eugene to protect targeted people. We will hear about the work of our youth and young adults to defend transgender people's rights in schools, and about efforts to respond to local hate groups that are becoming more vocal. We will be discussing upcoming mass actions and how we can participate as families, such as the April 29 Earth Day climate march and May 1st immigrant rights march. Resist Together! Join us and bring your friends and family. Childcare provided. Potluck lunch. Kid Friendly. Free Admission. Katy Siepert, uucedre@uueugene.org, 541-686-2775x2. 

UUCE Leadership Opportunities

We have begun our annual search for potential leaders in our church. The work can be demanding, the pay is lousy, but the results are gratifying. Leadership opportunities for the next fiscal year are available on the Board of Trustees, as well as the Leadership Development Committee and more. If you, or someone you know, may be interested in serving in a leadership position, please contact a Leadership Development Committee member: Rachel Cummings; Jane Wagner; Debra Eichner; Christine Santoro; Barbara Dumesnil, Chair Leadership Development Committee, barbaradumesnil@gmail.com, 541-513-3972. Interviews will be done throughout the spring. More info is in the March newsletter. Thank you.

Earth Day Celebration Service

Sunday, April 23, 10:00-11:00am. Sign-up sheet available March 12 and 19 in the Lobby.  

On Sunday, April 23, we will celebrate our beautiful earth in a special UU folk music service. We invite you, the congregation, to offer your artistic gifts and join us in making a joyful service! We are looking for earth-centered music performed by soloists or ensembles, along with earth-centered readings, poems, responsive readings, and other offerings. We also welcome visual art to be projected during the service. Sign-up sheets will be available at the Earth Day table in the lobby after the service on March 12 and 19. Important dates to note: Sunday, March 26, after the service: Deadline to sign-up and initial consultations with Camille about music and Katy about readings and visual artwork. Sunday, April 9, after the service: Rehearsal. Sunday, April 23, 10-11am: Earth Day Service. Camille Lively, Interim Music Director, music@uueugene.org, 541-686-2775x4. Katy Siepert, Director of Religious Education, uucedre@uueugene.org, 541-686-2775x2. 

Upcoming Events

Monday, 3/13

5:00-5:45pm             Monday Meditation
7:00-8:30pm             Chalice Choir Rehearsal 

Tuesday, 3/14

8:00-10:00am           UU Birders
9:00am-noon            Open Church Work Party

Wednesday, 3/15

5:15-6:45pm             Chamber Singers Rehearsal
7:00-8:45pm             Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
7:00-9:00pm             Men’s Group (open)

Thursday, 3/16

10:00-11:30am         Mindful Parenting Discussion Group
1:45-3:15pm             Spirited Sisters (open)
5:30-6:30pm             TeachOUT
5:30-7:30pm             Board of Trustees (open)
5:30-7:30pm             Memorial Potluck for Truleen Delgado (off-site)

Friday, 3/17              No open UUCE events listed.

Saturday, 3/18         

10:00am-noon          Cottage Meetings

Sunday, 3/19

8:30-9:30am             Sunday Meditation
9:45-11:15am           Children’s Religious Education/SpiritJam
10:00-11:00am         Church Service , Community Offering
                                  “Vernal Equinox” Rev. Dr. Sydney Morris

11:00am-1:00pm      Sunday Social
11:15am-12:15pm    Faith Forward: Inquirers - “UU History, Principles, Sources”
11:15am-12:15pm    Faith Forward: Beyond Inquirers - “Is This A New Religion?”
11:15am-1:15pm      Cottage Meetings
11:30am-1:00pm      Justice Network Meeting
12:30-1:30pm           Faith Forward: Spiritual Practices
4:00pm-5:30pm        Singing As Spiritual Practice

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