Adult Religious Exploration
9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
UCM Fellowship Hall
SMUUF Women's (WUUUFS) and Men's (MUUS) Groups
Once again the women's and men's group will meet together. We'll discuss the last three UU Principles:
• The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large
• The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all
• Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part
What do each of these Principles mean for our personal behavior and for the actions of our congregation? How do any of them differ from the actions and policies of other faith communities? Is there something you would wish to change about any of them?
Discussion Leader will be Adult RE Coordinator, Jim Johnson, with assistance from WUUFS Coordinator, Jeannie Lewis. This is the last in a series of the two groups meeting together to discuss our UU Principles. In February, we will be meeting separately in the women's (WUUFS) and men's (MUUS - Male UUs) group.
All are welcome! Coffee and Childcare are available during Adult RE. Please pick up your children (age 3 and older) following RE to join us in the worship service.
Guest At Your Table - Bring donations on January 21st
Donations of any amount qualify you for membership in the UUSC. Donations of $125 or more will be matched dollar for dollar by the UU congregation of Shelter Rock. Cydney Henderson plans to collect all the donations on Sunday, Jan. 21 and send them in together. Please make your check payable to UUSC, not our congregation, with "GAYT" in the memo line.
The UUSC will send you an acknowledgement letter from your check address, so you will know they received your donation. If you have forget your donation on Sunday and want to make it on your own, here is the address:
Guest at Your Table - UUSC
Newark, NJ 07101-0808
Fantastic UU Diners (FUUDies)
Approximately 12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m
Every Sunday at various restaurants
This week: Italian Garden, 415 N LBJ Dr, San Marcos
Childcare is provided for all during Adult Religious Education, beginning at 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Classes are held during the Worship Time
We continue to need volunteers to assist with childcare during the service on Sunday mornings. Contact Laura Haygood if you are available and willing.
At SMUUF, our Children’s RE occurs during service, after the “Time for All Ages”. Children are asked to sit with their parents until the “Time for All Ages” when they will go up to the front to hear a story. They will then be ‘sung out’ by the fellowship and escorted by teachers to their classrooms. Children 3 and under can be taken downstairs for child care before service or remain in the service. SMUUF welcomes the children in service, delighted by their energy and sounds.
The theme for Children’s RE in January will be leadership.
Children will learn about leaders in the world and in UU. They will also examine how to be leaders themselves.
Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers are cared for in the Beatrix Potter Room. The Bunnies teacher is Robyn Kendrick.
Children in K through 2nd grade have class in the Dr. Seuss Room. The Chalice Children teachers are Deana Pinales and Dayann Pazmino.
Children in 3rd through 5th grade have class in the Susan B. Anthony Room. The Susan B. teacher is Monica Rasco.
SMUUF YUUTH SCHEDULE:
Jan. 14th - We will not meet.
Jan. 21st - SMUUF will have our combined service with the local Bahaí members. We will also have the Crockett musical kids performing that Sunday. YUUTH are asked to attend.
Jan. 28th - Diana Garcia will share information about the Bahaí faith.
Week of Friday, January 12 - Thursday, January 18
Check the SMUUF Calendar for current listings of activities
Friday "Talk, Then Walk"
169 S LBJ Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666
Enjoy good company, conversation, refreshments and a healthy walk.
We meet at 10 am, at Redbud Roasters, where we will begin for coffee. Then we head out on different trails and/or routes for about an hour walk.
Join us for walks we plan around the San Marcos River, Lower Purgatory, Ring Tail, Spring Preserve and other nature trails. Hope to see you there! For more information, contact Garrie Borden or Cydney Henderson.
Hospitality Teams get it done every Sunday!
A great way to get involved at SMUUF is by joining a Hospitality Team. For one month approximately every 7 months, each team provides the refreshments for the SMUUF service, sets up the building, and cleans everything up afterward. Then on the last Wednesday of that month, the team prepares and serves dinner for diners at the Southside Community Center. It's a wonderful way to meet other SMUUF members and get right into service with us.
Automate Your Pledge
Tired of writing checks for your pledges? There are three ways you can avoid check writing, and never miss a monthly gift.
- If your bank has bill pay, you can set up an automatic monthly check to SMUUF directly from your bank. It's simple, and it costs you and SMUUF nothing, it should be a free service if offered by your bank.
- You can authorize a regular withdrawal (known as ACH) directly from your bank to ours.
- You can authorize a regular charge on a credit card that SMUUF can process.
Click here to download the authorization form, then return the completed form to our Treasurer, Judy Telford or our minister.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March and Peace Pie Social (Hosted by SMUUF)
Monday, January 15
Greater Bethel Baptist Church, 726 Centre St, San Marcos
It has become a tradition for several years for SMUUF to host the Peace Pie Social following the MLK Day March celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. We work with co-sponsors Jackson Chapel United Methodist Church and Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos.
MLK Day SMUUF Marchers will meet at the LBJ/MLK Crossroads Memorial at the corner of LBJ Drive and MLK Drive at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, January 15, for a laying on of the wreath ceremony. Wear your yellow SMUUF tee-shirts and carry our SMUUF banner. You may park in the parking lot there. Then march to Greater Bethel Baptist Church. Following the March, SMUUF will host a Peace Pie Social at Greater Bethel Baptist Church for all the marchers.
Schedule of events for MLK Day
Wreath Laying Ceremony -- 9:30am -- LBJ/MLK Crossroads
MLK Jr Silent March -- 10:00am to Greater Bethel Baptist Church
Peace Pie Social -- 10:15 a.m. -- Greater Bethel Baptist Church
MLK Jr Program -- 10:30am -- Greater Bethel Baptist Church
Entertainment Hour -- 11:30am -- Greater Bethel Baptist Church
Games~ Movies ~ Fun -- 1-4pm -- Greater Bethel Baptist Church
League of Women Voters Hosts Annual Wine and Beer Tasting Event
Thursday, January 25
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Quail Creek Country Club, 2701 Airport Highway 21, San Marcos, TX
The League of Women Voters of Hays County will host their 30th Annual Wine and Beer Tasting. This is their only fundraising event of the year to support their nonpartisan Candidates Debates and Voters Guides.
Jeannie Lewis, League Candidates Debate Coordinator, said, "The community really depends on the League to provide unbiased voter information before each election. This is a fun event and a great way to support the League."
Five Texas wineries will be featured and four Texas breweries. That's nine tastings, and you can go back for seconds! Plus, there will be delicious appetizers and a Silent Auction. Tickets are $20. See Jeannie Lewis for tickets. See the attached flyer for more information.
Southwest UU Women's Conference 2018
February 23-25, 2018
Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin Central, Austin, TX
Keynote Speaker: Texas State Representative Donna Howard.
Luncheon Speaker: UUSC Board Chair Rev. Lyssa Jenkens, Ph.D.
Featured Musician: Kiya Heartwood
Featured Minister: Rev. Meg Barnhouse
The annual Southwest UU Women's Conference comes to Austin this year! Be inspired, enlightened, and entertained along with UU women from all over the region!
Early registration for $190 closes Jan. 19; registration is $225 after that. Your registration fee includes Saturday lunch, dinner, and entertainment, along with workshops offering both self-expression and advocacy training, such as "Drumming as Spiritual Expression" and "Making Your Voice Heard: Effective Advocacy at the Capitol," with Rep. Donna Howard.
The organizers are planning a tribute to our own Scottie McIntyre Johnson on Friday evening.
SMUUF women can commute and carpool, or stay in the conference hotel at a reduced rate.
Contact Priscilla Leder and/or visit http://www.swuuw.org/conferences/2018
Registration for the UBarU youth summer camps is available!
Dates for the 2018 Camps are:
Dates Age Category Grade as of Sept 1, 2018
June 17-23 Sojourner Camp rising grades 3 thru 5
June 24-30 Olympia Camp rising grades 6 & 7
July 1-7 Seeger Camp rising grades 8 & 9
July 8-14 Reeb Camp rising grade 10 through
2018 high-school graduates
A week of camp at UBarU is a time to make new friends and reconnect with old friends. We swim in our beautiful limestone pool, ponder the Milky Way on clear evenings, do some community service, walk the labyrinth, and even learn a little about beekeeping. We will take a trip or two within the glorious Texas Hill Country and of course, we spend lots of time having FUN while we deepen our UU faith.
2018 Fiber Arts weekend at UBarU
February 16-19, 2018
UBarU Camp & Retreat Center
277 U-Bar-U Dr., Mountain Home, TX 78058
Our 2nd Annual Fiber Arts weekend has been extended to include Monday, President's Day to offer more time for sharing, working on your projects, relaxing and enjoying time with each other.
Register here at www.ubaru.org
You may stay 2 or 3 nights (your choice) which will include meals and a Stash contest. Fiber artists of all levels, abilities and experiences are welcome!
Check-in on Friday Feb 16 from 4-5:30 p.m. Check-out on Monday Feb 19 at 10:30 a.m.
Sarah Wren was discharged from the hospital Tuesday. She is home and doing much better.
Karen Brown had back surgery Wednesday. The prognosis is good and she expects to come home Friday.
SMUUF Donate-the-Plate to Head Start Home Visiting Program = $825
Program Supervisor and SMUUF Member, Alex Mylius, was very pleased at the generosity of our congregation. The funds will be used to help fund Youth Fest — an event to serve low income families in Hays County with children age birth to five and pregnant women.
Jeff Rasco, SMUUF Finance Chair; Alex Mylius, Head Start Home Visiting Program Supervisor; son Leon; and Jeannie Lewis, SMUUF Social Justice Chair; proudly display the "Big Check" representing our donation.
Celebration of Life Service for Nicci Harrison
SMUUF Member Nicci Harrison, 92, died at home in her sleep on December 26 surrounded by her loved ones. Her Celebration of Life Service will be Saturday, January 20, at 3:00 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins Street. All who knew and loved Nicci are invited to attend.
Hospitality Team update
The fabulous December hospitality team provided and served dinner to approximately 45 at Southside Community Center as well as setting up cots for overnight clients. December was a busy month for hospitality with the evening service of lessons and carols, the Angel Tree event for Community Action Inc., and the 5th Sunday potluck. Thanks to all who participated! The team consisted of Judy Telford, Ann Allen, Earlene Graham, Ken Burks, Laura and Marc Haygood, and Myles Mylius.