Adult Religious Exploration
Environmental Justice Forum
Coffee and childcare will be available, and all are welcome to attend.
Board of Trustees Meeting
UCM Downstairs Conference Room
SMUUF Board Meeting Minutes available
FUUDies (Fantastic UU Diners)
The Fantastic UU Diners eat together after church at a different local restaurant almost every Sunday. They love to have new folks join them! See Jeannie Lewis or Lee Bricker after worship. They’ll save you a seat!
Next Sunday: 5th Sunday Potluck
In keeping with our tradition, we will have a lunch potluck on the 5th Sunday of the month, September 30. Please bring a favorite dish to share.
It is helpful to note ingredients used, and identify meals as vegan, vegetarian or not.
Hospitality Teams get it done every Sunday! We need more people to join our teams!
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. It's a wonderful way to meet other SMUUF members and get right into service with us.
Trunk or Treat is coming! I met with leaders of other churches in San Marcos last Sunday to plan the event to be held at Mendez Elementary on Oct. 28th. The event was successful last year, so this year they are inviting the entire school. We expect to have four times the attendance of last year. SMUUF member were generous with donations last year. This year we need donations to help us serve 583 children:
- Healthy snacks
- Run activities (SMUUF is in charge of Face Painting and making musical shakers)
- Park vehicles with decorated trunks and hand out candy
RE is in full swing. Children meet downstairs right after "Time for All Ages". Parents are asked to help children pick up their name tag at the top of the stairs and go into service. Children are welcomed into service in order to help them link with our larger community. They will be sung out after the story and met by teachers to go downstairs.
Room and Teacher Assignments:
|Infant-3 years||Beatrix Potter Room with Robyn Kendrick|
|4 years-Grade 2||Seuss Room with Deana Piñales & Jillian Whitehead|
|Grades 3-5||Susan B. Anthony Room with Monica Rasco & Marissa Fehler|
|Grades 6-12||YUUTH with Laura Haygood|
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NEED VOLUNTEERS FROM THE FELLOWSHIP TO HELP.
TALK TO LAURA HAYGOOD (DRE) TO SCHEDULE A SUNDAY OR A ROTATING SLOT TO SPEND TIME WITH THE CHILDREN.
Here are some upcoming events to mark in your calendar:
October 28th @ 4:00 p.m. (3:30 set up)
Trunk or Treat at Mendez Elementary
Thanksgiving - Intergenerational Service
Hanukkah - Led Service
(A calendar is posted downstairs with dates and themes)
SEE YOU SUNDAY!!
Week of Friday, September 21 - Thursday, September 27
Check the SMUUF Calendar for current listings of activities
Following a break in July and August, we will resume meeting in the fall.
The Sewing Guild meets at the Allen Family home in Martindale on Wednesday afternoons 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday "Talk, Then Walk"
Join SMUUF in the Downtown Mermaid Promenade tomorrow!
Saturday, September 22
Meet at the corner of CM Allen and Cheatham Street, parade ends with Mermaid Aqua Faire
San Marcos Main Park Plaza from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
We need people to ride on the float and march alongside. This Parade was the longest and most watched parade in San Marcos history last year. The Mermaid Society embraces a vibrant and prosperous community united by the empowering symbol of the Mermaid; celebrating our arts, culture and heritage, progressing towards our future well-being, and fostering river guardianship.
We'll meet at Jim Johnson's house at 119 S. Johnson Ave. at 9:00 a.m. sharp then travel to C.M. Allen Street and Cheatham St. The float is far back in the grassy ally beside Jim's house.
Contact Jeannie Lewis (512) 353-2872 or Sarah Wren (512) 392-4151 if you plan to ride on the float or march beside.
The 2nd Annual Fall River Clean Up
Saturday, October 6
Registration will start at 8:30am
Clean up will start at 9am
Lunch will start at Noon
Please sign up here to help us determine the amount of food and shirts needed.
Alan Lummus TXUUJM General Assembly 2019 Legislative Training
Saturday, October 13
Wildflower UU Church, Fellowship Hall, 1314 E. Oltorf St., Austin, TX 78704
Join the Texas UU Justice Ministry for our statewide General Assembly and 2019 legislative training.
This event brings together UU activists from across Texas to:
- discuss our key issues
- learn about what to expect from the upcoming legislative session
- find out how to effectively represent UU values to state legislators
Lunch will be provided. A $10 cash donation to cover the cost of food is requested.
UBarU Camp & Retreat Center Upcoming Events
October 5-7: Women's retreat
October 19-21: Men's retreat
Dec 18-31: Winter Family Camp - Come and enjoy a winter holiday weekend in the Texas Hill Country. We will have both kid and adult programming as well as multi-generational activities. Winter holiday rituals and camp fires are a must as we enjoy the celebrating the end of the year together.
A week of camp at UBarU is a time to make new friends and reconnect with old friends. We will swim in the beautiful limestone swimming tank, ponder the Milky Way on clear evenings, do some community service, walk the labyrinth, and take field trips to enjoy the gorgeous Texas Hill Country. And of course, we spend some time having fun while we deepen our UU faith.
Bookcase donations requested for downstairs room
We are in search of bookcases for the room that will be the conference room / ministers office / library. We'd like to reach out to see if anyone has anything to get rid of before we look into buying new ones.
We could use bookcases that are no more than four feet high so they will fit under the existing wall-mounted bookshelves in that room, but if someone has a really good bookcase that is taller we'll find a place for it. We have approximately 47 linear feet of books in boxes that need shelfspace. The color of the bookcases doesn't matter, but they do need to be in decent shape.
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.
For the latter two options, use our donation app to set up recurring payments either by credit card or direct deposit. It's painless!