‘Tis the season for making lists and checking them twice, so please remember to include our talented, hardworking church staff on your Christmas lists. Beginning Sunday, December 1 and continuing through Saturday, December 21, you may give your cash gifts to either Kater Reynolds or Nancy
Parents' Night Out December 7
Parents, please bring your child to UUCLR on
Saturday, December 7 during the hours of 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. We will have craft project so that the kids can make handmade holiday gifts. We will also provide a light supper and entertainment. Take the time to do shopping unencumbered by your little ones or just have a break for yourselves. We require reservations by Sunday, December 1, in order to prepare age-specific crafts. There is no fee for UUCLR kids. Friends and family may come for a fee of $7 per child, $15 maximum per family of four.
Beyond Your Will: End-of-Life Preplanning
Have you thought about final arrangements and all those many preplanning details besides a will? The Tuesday afternoon Covenant Group is hoping to begin a discussion about end of life preplanning. At the Forum on January 19, 2014, members and friends will be invited to share questions and thoughts, and a follow-up workshop will be arranged to talk about the questions and topics that are raised.
Wild Women's Holiday Party
Last year, 18 Wild Women got together and had a joyful time celebrating the holidays and each other.We are, therefore, going to repeat our December celebration. This time it will be at Virginia Arouh’s house.She will prepare several roast chickens and enchiladas. Virginia will also have melted chocolate with dipping fruits.
She has asked that we get in touch with her so that we can make sure we have a balanced meal.664-0272 or email@example.com.Please get in touch with her by Dec. 10 to RSVP and choose a dish.And of course, we’ll play Dirty Santa.So bring a gift ($10 or less or regifted) and join the fun as we vie for the choicest items.
Martin Luther King Day Parade
UUCLR will have a float and people marching this year on January 20, 2014. Details will be in the January newsletter. In the meantime, please save your extra holiday CANDY and we will use it to give out at the Marade in January.
Annual Buffalo River Canoe and Camping Trip
UUCLR makes an annual Memorial Day weekend trip to the Buffalo for a camping/cabin/float trip. This is a wonderful family event that has been going on for 30+ years. All ages are invited and encouraged to attend. We strongly urge you to check into this trip and make plans early. If you have any questions, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can supply more information.
Cabin reservations will be due just after the first of the year. Please contact James Thomson, (501) 225-2891, no later than Feb 15 to reserve your cabin for UUCLR Memorial Day weekend float trip down the Buffalo, May 23-26, 2014.
Visit the UUCLR Buffalo web site for more information at www.uuclrbuffaloriver.org or look up the UUCLR Buffalo River Group on Facebook.
Cornerstone Society Nomination Procedure
The Cornerstone Society was designed to honor members who have provided generous support by their active presence, their leadership and their commitment to the goals of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Little Rock.
Any UUCLR member may nominate another member to the Cornerstone Society of UUCLR. Letters of nomination should briefly describe how the nominee has supported and helped shape the Church. A brief biographical sketch should also be included. Nominations may be submitted to the President of the Church at any time. She or he will review the qualifications of the nominee with the Executive Committee who will submit all suitable candidates to the Board of Directors for final approval.
To be eligible for nomination, the member must be at least 70 years of age and must have been a member of the Church for at least 20 years. Deceased persons who were members of UUCLR and who meet the above criteria may be nominated posthumously.
Each person in the Cornerstone Society will have his or her portrait displayed at UUCLR and a biography included in a special Cornerstone Society album. Honorees will be recognized at Sunday Service.
Vegetarian Potluck Change: Second Sundays
After Sunday service many of us sit down to share a meal with friends and family and enjoy a wide variety of delicious dishes. We meet in Thomson Hall right after service, either Coffee Hour and/or to join others for lunch. Please plan on bringing main dishes. Casseroles are easy to make the day before and can be reheated by the setup crew. Help is always appreciated, takes the burden off the few regulars, and makes things go more smoothly. Please pitch in during clean up to help everyone get out of the kitchen more quickly.
Writers and Photographers Needed
The Communications Team is looking for some assistance with writing articles and taking photographs at Church events. If anyone interested in helping out, please contact Rhonda Reid at email@example.com.
First Saturday Clean Up Days - First Saturdays at 9:00 am
The Facilities Team has decided that every first Saturday is a clean-up and touch-up day for UUCLR.If the weather is too bad to work outside, we will move inside to tackle a host of projects: replacement of burned out fluorescent tubes, replacement of ballasts, numerous minor repairs to door stops and panic bars, cleaning of the kitchen, and minor painting jobs.
All tools, supplies, and gear will be provided with copious instructions. You only need supply a willing body.Here is an opportunity for everyone to make an important contribution that is not tied to your
Flower Ministry - Volunteer!
The Flower Ministry has updated its chart on the wall in Thomson Hall and there are months and months of opportunities (available Sundays) to offer flowers or other objects d' art for worship services.
You supported this ministry strongly in the last year and it is hoped that you will pick a date or an occasion to |support it again.
Our new UUCLR vision statement is "We are here to build the beloved community." It's a big beautiful vision, but how do we make it happen? One simple way is to become a Chalice Lighter.
Three times a year, the Chalice Lighter program provides a grant to a member congregation of the Southwest Unitarian Universalist Conference. These grants aid strong, growing congregations, churches that are vibrant and healthy, who have
How does this build the beloved community? Beloved community is not created only among ourselves or for ourselves. That is only its beginning. Beloved community reaches out beyond itself, with love and generosity and an open heart. Beloved
To this end, Unitarian Universalists throughout the Southwest District join together to support congregations that also reach outward, who seek growth not for its own sake, but for the sake of people they don't yet know, people who need our powerful, humane, loving religion, people whose lives can be made better by the things we are uniquely able to give them.
Just as those congregations reach out beyond themselves, Chalice Lighters reach out beyond their own congregations to those other congregations, to help build sanctuaries into which they may never step but in whose anticipated beauty they still take pleasure, to help teach children who they may never meet but whose magnificent futures they still cherish, to help serve communities in which they may never take a breath but whose living hearts they feel.
This is our work: To build the beloved community, one piece at a time.
Small Group Dinners
Sign-ups are in Thomson Hall after service. These dinners are a lot of fun and a great way to meet new people and renew old friendships. You can host in your own home or co-host in someone else’s home, if you can’t host in your own home/apartment for any reason. If you haven’t attended one, please feel free to sign up to attend a few before making a decision to host/co-host. Come join the fun.
Calling all Singers!!!
The UU choir is back in action and needs your voice! The choir sings a couple times a month and at special services. Child-care is provided during rehearsals which are each Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. If you are new to the church or the choir, either contact John Perez at 580-3794 or just show up at rehearsal.
Book Binder Needed
Some of our Library Books and Hymnals need binding attention. If you could help or know someone who can please contact the office. 501-225-1503 or firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line book binding.
Make Some Music!
Come sing a song, play a tune, or just listen! The Choctaw Crawdads gather in Thomson Hall for
We are always looking for drivers to transport some of our members and friends to church services on Sunday and other church activities as needed. Please call the church office at 225-1503 or email email@example.com if you can put your name on a list of possible drivers. Thanks so much.
There are new instructions on how to benefit the church by buying at Krogers. This is through a new Loyalty Card program, which you apply for at the Kroger stores. You set up a web account and activate your choice to have UUCLR as your chosen donation.
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