Rev. Scottie McIntyre Johnson
December 8, 1946 - October 26, 2017
Morning Meditation - CANCELLED THIS WEEK
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
UCM Downstairs Chapel
Adult Religious Exploration
9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
UCM Fellowship Hall
Guest At Your Table
Cydney Henderson and the YUUTH will lead the cjharge for donations for Guest At Your Table. Cydney will present information at service, and the children will make collections boxes to take home. Read more about this service project here: https://www.uusc.org/welcome-to-guest-at-your-table/
Fantastic UU Diners (FUUDies)
Approximately 12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Every Sunday at various restaurants
Board of Trustees Meeting
12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Board of Trustees will meet. All are welcome to attend.
Childcare is provided for all ages 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 from 9:20 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. 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.
All teachers of older children will be upstairs for the first part of the service, so older children should not head directly to classrooms. If your child (older than 3) was in childcare during Adult RE, they are asked to join you at 10:45 to be a part of the service. Please know that the media and recreation rooms downstairs in the hallway to the left are off limits to SMUUF.
Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers are cared for in the Beatrix Potter Room. Bunny teachers this week are Robyn Kendrick and Laura Johnson.
Children in K through 2nd grade have class in the Dr. Seuss Room. Chalice Children teachers this week are Deana Pinales and Dayann Pazmino.
Children in 3rd through 5th grade have class in the Susan B. Anthony Room. Susan B. teachers this week are Monica Rasco and Erika Nelson.
SMUUF YUUTH SCHEDULE:
(encourage any youth 6th grade or older to be involved)
SAT. NOV. 25 Buddhist Temple Visit
SUN. NOV. 26 RE to process visit and plan YUUTH led service
SAT. DEC. 2 Parent Night Out (YUUTH help as service project)
SUN. DEC. 10 RE Practice YUUTH led service
SUN. DEC. 17 YUUTH Led Service with Child Dedication Ceremony
Sunday, December 17 - Child Dedication
As you may or may not know, rather than baptize or christen children, most Unitarian Universalist congregations have a ritual commonly known as “Child Dedication”. On Sunday, December 17, as a part of our regular 11:00 am Sunday morning worship, we will hold such a Child Dedication Ceremony.It This service will also be multi-generational with children and YUUTH leading much of the service. There will still be child care available for little ones after the dedication portion of the service.
To call this “Child Dedication” is a bit of a misnomer. Indeed, each child is individually blessed during the ritual, but the primary purpose of the ceremony is for the congregation to dedicate themselves to helping nurture and guide these children as they grow up within our particular church family.
Children of any age - from infants through teens - may be dedicated. If you, the child’s parent(s), is/are not an official SMUUF member but are an active friend who feels a part of our congregation, your child or children may still be dedicated. If your child was dedicated in another UU congregation you attended before coming to SMUUF, you may re-dedicate your child, if you wish, to signify that your family now calls this congregation your home. Basically, anyone who feels a part of our congregation and for whom this ritual would have meaning at this particular time is welcome to participate.
We’ll have at least one, if not two, Child Dedication ceremonies every year, so if you choose not to participate in this one or can’t make it to church on Dec. 17, there will be another opportunity.
Thank you for being a part of the San Marcos Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and for bringing your children to church! Our congregation is greatly blessed by their presence among us.
Week of Friday, November 17 - Thursday, November 23
Check the SMUUF Calendar for current listings of activities
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.
Angel Tree/Thanksgiving Dinner with Community Action
With cooler weather here, we can enjoy being outdoors again! With that in mind, we'd like to invite you to WALK OUTDOORS with us.
Garrie Borden and Cydney Henderson are heading this up. We will walk on Friday mornings in San Marcos.
Meet-up is at 10 am, at Plaza Veramundi (across from the Hitch outdoor eatery on CM Allen). Park in the lot close by the little old restored log cabin.
Come on along and wear your walking shoes! Hope to see you there!
SMUUF Donates to KAPS
The San Marcos Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (SMUUF) recently took up a collection of $1025 during their Sunday morning worship service for the Katherine Anne Porter School (KAPS) in Wimberley.
Jeannie Lewis, SMUUF Social Justice Chair, says, "Once a month our church takes up a collection for a local nonprofit organization that aligns with our religious values. KAPS is a free charter school that serves students in need of more individual attention."
Dr. Erin Flynn, Principal of KAPS, says,
"We serve students from 7 counties surrounding Wimberley, meeting the needs of 165 students each year. Many of these students attend KAPS to escape bullying (commonly as a LGBTQ target), to have an extended opportunity to explore the fine arts in a school setting, to better situate themselves to be successful in school while facing a disability (commonly an emotional disturbance, anxiety disorder, or hyperactivity), to find a school “home” as they experience homelessness in their everyday lives, to be recognized as having value as a unique individual, and to obtain one on one attention they deserve.
Additionally, KAPS has been labeled 'the greenest school in Texas' for our outstanding environmental efforts including rainwater collection, recycling, and resource conservation."
Photo caption: Center SMUUF Social Justice Chair Jeannie Lewis and KAPS Principal Dr. Erin Flynn surrounded by SMUUF members and friends present donation to KAPS.
SMUUF Float in Veteran's Day Parade
SMUUF had several members participating in the Veteran's Day Parade on Saturday, November 11. We were proud and pleased to support our military veterans and all those who serve. Pictured in the float are SMUUF members Stacy Gardner, Earlene Graham, Anne Halsey, Mark Rockeymoore, Sadie Helgeson, Sarah Wren, and Rebecca Johnston. Not proctored driving the SMUUF van are Gil Fulmer and Jeannie Lewis riding shotgun.