Upcoming Services - September's Theme is "Embracing Possibility"

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September 26, 2021

SMUUF virtual service
Sunday, September 26 @ 11:00am
"Sowing Seeds" SMUUF Minister Rev. Krista Weber Huang

Today's service will be an interactive series of readings, songs, and stories on seeds.

SMUUF Minister Rev. Krista Weber Huang is passionate about how we can live out our UU values and work together to co-create the Beloved Community. She considers herself a lifelong learner who is excited by exploring how different disciplines intersect. She worked in the events industry in Las Vegas, NV before attending Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago, IL. After completing a Congregational Internship at Pacific Unitarian Church in the Los Angeles area and a Chaplain Internship at Baptist Health Systems in San Antonio, TX, she became SMUUF's Minister in August 2018 and was ordained here in November 2019. In her free time, she plays cooperative board games, engages in various forms of art and movement, and is a science fiction/fantasy fan. She and her spouse, Eric, live with their child, Lenny, in San Marcos.

NEXT WEEK: "TBA" SMUUF Minister Rev. Krista Weber Huang

SMUUF follows along with the Soul Matters Sharing Circle for worship planning.

The Soul Matters Sharing Circle is a network of Unitarian Universalist congregations who follow the same monthly themes so we can more easily share small group material, as well as worship, sermon, music and children’s religious education resources. We are a web of support and connection. Companions traveling a new journey together each month.

Learn more and view the wealth of Soul Matters resources at https://www.soulmatterssharingcircle.com/

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Zoom With Us!

There are multiple ways to join us using Zoom. If you are able to download the app or simply want to participate in a regular browser page (limited capacity), use either of the following links to connect:

https://uuma.zoom.us/my/smuuf

Or by calling in to any of the phone numbers below and enter the meeting ID

Meeting ID: 849 653 9395
+1 346 248 7799
+1 669 900 6833
+1 646 876 9923
+1 253 215 8782
+1 301 715 8592
+1 312 626 6799

 

 
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Announcement

SPRING 2021 UPDATE: SMUUF online extended through August 2021

 

A Message from SMUUF Minister Rev. Krista Weber Huang:

Dear SMUUF Members and Friends,

After taking into account the wellbeing of our community, the Board of Trustees and Rev. Krista agree that we’ll plan for all SMUUF activities to be held virtually until August 2021.While many of us are receiving vaccines, the youngest members of our community are not yet eligible.

We have developed a set of criteria to determine when we can responsibly resume meeting in person and will continue to monitor and reevaluate the situation. We encourage you all to take as many precautions as you can, including continuing to stay home whenever possible. There are no easy answers during this time, and if you are struggling please let myself and/or the caring committee (caring@smuuf.org) know so we can work with you in finding support.

With Compassion and Hope,
Rev. Krista Weber Huang
Minister
San Marcos Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Cell: 515-450-2437 (text ok)
minister@smuuf.org
(she/her)

 

 

Are you able to provide assistance during these uncertain times? 

Our Caring team is extending their service to our community by coordinating help to those who need assistance, in particular those of advanced age or who are immunocompromised. Care Coordinators will help match up those in need. To make arrangements email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/smuuf/


SMUUF Meal Train

SMUUF now has an official Meal Train! If you're interested in volunteering or if a few extra meals would help ease your life please contact our Caring Committee through Jeanne Garthwaite at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


SMUUF Relief Fund Established

The SMUUF Relief Fund has been established to give temporary support for those who are living out the mission and vision of our Unitarian Universalist faith. This fund was established using 10% of a generous anonymous donation given to our congregation in May of 2020 “to help ensure the continuance of liberal religion in our community” through the challenges of COVID-19. People who find themselves in need of temporary financial assistance are encouraged to reach out to the SMUUF Relief Fund Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The needs of those who have traditionally marginalized identities will be prioritized. Confidentiality will be respected.

The SMUUF Relief Fund Committee
Rev. Krista Weber Huang, Minister
Joel Johnson, President
Rhoda Sterling, Treasurer

 

THIS SUNDAY AT SMUUF

Adult Religious Exploration

First Sunday: Vegan Food Exchange @ 9:30 a.m.

We have a real treat coming up for Sunday's RE! Tami Hay, author, healer and Certified Climate Healer will be on Zoom with us discussing recipes and nutrition and other related topics. We hope to see you. See her website, come and join us!

https://www.earthgut.ca/about

Contact Environmental Justice Leader BJ Allen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information.   

  

Upcoming RE Meetings - If you'd like to schedule an RE, contact Rev. Krista Weber Huang and Admin Marissa Fehler (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)   

First Sunday: SMUUF Book Group @ 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, October 3: The book group will meet on the first Sunday of the month at 9:30 for chatting and start discussion of book at 9:45. The book selection for October will be announced soon.

If you have any questions, contact book group leader Jeanne Garthwaite (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) 

Second Sunday: WUUFS Meeting @ 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, October 10: To be announced

WUUFS welcomes anyone who self-identifies as a woman. Contact WUUFS Leader Jeannie Lewis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (512) 353-2872) or Priscilla Leder (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  

Third Sunday: Vegan Food Exchange @ 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, October 17: To be announced

Contact Environmental Justice Leader BJ Allen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information.   

Fourth Sunday: Social Justice/Environmental Justice Forum @ 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, September 26: SMUUF RE will have a special guest, Dr. Sailesh K. Rao. Please join us: Title - Colonialism, Carnism and Climate Change. 

Abstract: In this presentation, we will examine the central role of Colonialism, the exploitation by one people or power over other people or areas and its core ideology of Carnism, the exploitation by people of animal bodies and their secretions in causing climate change. We will then show that Veganism, the opposite ideology to Carnism, is a very powerful tool for decolonization and for solving climate change.

Contact Environmental Justice Leader BJ Allen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information.


SMUUF Donate-the-Plate for September: Redwood Community Center, Inc. DBA Centro Esperanza

Redwood Community Center, Inc. dba Centro Esperanza, is a non-profit organization that provides services to the approximately 5000 people that live in the communities of Redwood and Rancho Vista and surrounding areas. The majority of the people living in that area live below the poverty line. They are in Guadalupe County, however, the children living there attend our San Marcos schools. San Marcos is much closer than their county seat of Seguin.

Ellie Stewart, Treasurer of the Board of Centro Esperanza, joined our Zoom SMUUF Worship Service this Sunday, September 5, at 11:00 a.m. to tell us more about the needs of Centro Esperanza.

Ellie says that, "Covid mainly affected our being able to hold classes and large gatherings. Sponsoring the Food Bank distribution has been the main focus and we have been able to get extra food due to the tremendous need. I will enclose a picture of the volunteers getting things organized. We did continue with several events held in the pavilion. The pavilion is available for a very nominal fee for people to hold small parties and get-togethers. This has been helpful to the community. We have also held small bingo parties connected with a health clinic where glucose and blood pressure readings are taken and lunch is served. Clothing distribution is held often. A couple of soccer camps were also held."

Ellie has included a photo of the food distribution at Centro Esperanza. This is what she has to say about it. "The food distribution is indeed one of our major efforts. We have a partnership with the San Antonio Food Bank. We pay for the delivery, the food is free. Since Redwood is in Guadalupe County, not Hays, the San Antonio Food Bank is the one that covers our area and they have been wonderful. Once a month they send a big 18-wheeler loaded with all kinds of food. It is enough to give about 50 pounds of food to 300 families. Another day they send a smaller truck with commodity boxes specially for Seniors. About once a month they send pet food and diapers. The people have to qualify for the free food and it involves a great many records to be kept. We need about 20 volunteers for each food delivery to sort and distribute the food. The volunteers are mostly from the community. Sometimes we get different organizations who want to help."

Please give generously to PFLAG in the month of September. Go to smuuf.org/giving and click on Donate to SMUUF, then click on Donations and select Donate the Plate.


FUUDies (Fantastic UU Diners)

Sundays after service

Postponed until further notice.

The Fantastic UU Diners eat together after church at a different local restaurant almost every Sunday. The FUUDies always welcome new people. Please tell Jeannie before or after the Sunday service if you plan to attend so we can save a seat for you!

 

ChildrensRE

Dear SMUUF Families with Children,

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. While there is no formal children's program at the moment, please join us on Zoom before Sunday service around 10:30 a.m. for a Time for Children with our amazing teachers. There will also be small group breakouts during our time for sharing Joys and Concerns every Sunday, and we offer our families their own space to share.

Please click here to view our Winter Parents and Caregivers newsletter.

 

SOUL MATTERS THEMES FOR 2021-22 CHILDREN’S RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

June: Play

September: Embracing Possibility

October: Cultivating Relationship

November: Holding History

December: Opening to Joy

January: Living with Intention

February: Widening the Circle

March: Renewing Faith

April: Awakening

May: Nurturing Beauty

June: Celebrating Blessings

We completed our first Our Whole Lives (O.W.L.) Lifespan Sexual Education classes in Spring 2020! Thanks to teachers, families and young people in grades 7-9 and grades 4-6 that participated. We are excited to offer this program to our community again in the future.

 


RE Class Time – On hold for now...

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 Deana Piñales
4 years-Grade 2           Seuss Room with Robyn Kendrick & Jillian Whitehead
Grades 3-5 Susan B. Anthony Room with Monica Rasco & Marissa Fehler
Grades 6-12  YUUTH
 

Here are some upcoming events to mark in your calendar:

    
        

(A calendar is posted downstairs with dates and themes)

SEE YOU SUNDAY!!

 

SMUUF MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Week of Friday, September 17 - Thursday, September 23

Ways to Access Gatherings and Groups using Zoom: https://uuma.zoom.us/my/smuuf

Or by calling in to 346-248-7799 below and enter the meeting ID 849 653 9395


Support Group Meetings

This upcoming week we’re going to test out support groups! All of our Support Groups are open to members, friends, and visitors and will be held in the same SMUUF Zoom we use for Sunday morning worship. Support Groups will start with a reading of our Covenant and Chalice Lighting, followed by Check-in and Reflection Questions. These conversations will not be live streamed or recorded to maintain privacy. Groups with at least 5 participants will continue meeting weekly. If you would like to attend but have a time conflict please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as we may make adjustments based on interest and availability. See instructions above on how to access Zoom. 

Sewing Guild

Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m.
Anyone is welcome. We're always happy to have new Sewing Guild recruits.
 

Vulnerable Populations

Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
Each week SMUUF's support group for folks who self identify as part of a vulnerable population meet for deep check-ins and reflection time. Going forward, we will continue meeting on Thursdays via our standard SMUUF Zoom link but now at 1:00pm Central Time. This is a welcoming group where we share our fears, struggles, hopes, and joys. If you are in need of connection or just a compassionate listening space please join us.

TGIF Happy Hour

Every Friday at 5:00 p.m.
This group of SMUUF members and friends has been meeting every Friday at 5:00 p.m. at Cafe on the Square for many years. Now we are meeting on Zoom. All are welcome to join us for conversation — fun and serious — wherever it goes.

Transgender Inclusions in Congregations

Fall 2021 at SMUUF
with Rev. Krista and Brandon (Genderfull)
Wednesdays for 7 sessions beginning 6 October 2021
Video lesson 5:00 pm
Discussion 6:30 pm
Sign up by 3 October 2021 via emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Being welcoming isn’t something we are, it’s something we do — welcome is a spiritual practice. In order to be fully affirming of the full spectrum of gender identities and experiences, we need to think differently about what the purpose of our spiritual communities is and what it means to truly practice welcome.

“This is really about building relationships, not just about growing knowledge.” -- The Rev. Mykal Slack, Co-creator, “Transgender Inclusion in Congregations”

“Transgender Inclusion in Congregations” is an online course geared toward people from generally LGBTQ-welcoming congregations or faith groups who want to deepen their understanding of gender and transgender identities in order to build radically welcoming communities and who are invested in creating truly trans-affirming faith communities in which everyone shows up for each other.

There are six video sessions with co-creators Alex and Mykal. Each one includes a 45- to 55-minute lecture, reflection questions, resources to take it deeper, and a short informal quiz.

Rev. Krista and Brandon will facilitate a 1-hour discussion, via Zoom, based on the reflection questions, one lesson a week, with the SMUUF group signed-up for this session.

At the end of this course you will have a number of practices, frameworks, and tools that to help create an action plan for being radically welcoming, especially to trans/non-binary people, in your congregation or faith group/space and beyond.

To sign up, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 3 October 2021 to receive the log in information and instruction for viewing the course materials.

Sessions begin Wednesday, 6 October 2021 and will be each Wednesday for 7 Wednesdays, culminating 17 November 2021.
From 5:00pm-6:00pm, Rev. Krista and Brandon will make the video lesson available via the SMUUF zoom room for group viewing. You may also, after signing up with Rev. Krista and/or Brandon, view the video lesson on your own ahead of time. From 6:30pm-7:30pm, the group will gather on the SMUUF Zoom to participate in a guided discussion of the day’s video.

 

WildEarth Climate Action Friday Film Series

WildEarthFilmSeries2021SMUUF, Live Oak and First UU have been invited to a film series by the WildEarth Climate Action Team of the Wildflower UU Church. Please save the dates.

The WildEarth Climate Action Team offers a series of documentaries focusing on the World-wide Water Crisis and some of the solutions that are being applied or explored. Starting October 1, then every other Friday, four evenings of film viewing and discussion will be hosted. Following are the dates and films; details on the films and Zoom links will be provided in the next few weeks.

10/01 – Endgame 2050: Discusses a wide variety of climate change issues: mass extinction; ocean acidification; plastics; population growth; deforestation; and, renewable energies.

10/15 – The Shadow of Drought: When California droughts end, people tend to return to apathy about conserving H20. This is no longer an option.

Israel's Solution for a Water Starved World: In the middle of a desert, Israel applies planning, sound infrastructure and technology innovation to attain water self-sufficiency.

10/29 – The Last Drop: National Geographic film explores the growing water scarcity crisis in the U.S., especially the west, from public and personal action perspectives

The World's Water Crisis: Examines the looming global water crisis, asking hard questions about how it is managed or commodified, and how access may be ensured as a human
right.

11/12 – Dark Hobby: Dark Hobby, a beautiful expose, follows Hawaiian Elders, conservationists and scientists who fight the devastation to species and reefs caused by the aquarium trade.

 

 

Other Events

Young Adult Revival Network (YARN) Worship and Vespers Services

YARN will be continuing to host their 3rd Sunday worship service, and have added a first Thursday of the Month Vespers service as well. Come to one or both as we join our beloved community and nurture our spirits together twice a month. More information is below: and as always, if you would like to join our Worship teams, we are always recruiting new leaders. See you in Worship and Vespers!

September Theme:
Fall is a time of change: changing trees and leaves, changing norms in society with the pandemic, and changing ourselves. In YARN's September services, we will explore how our covenants and commitments are changing. In the worship service, you can see YARN's new covenant, and in the vespers service, you'll have an opportunity to work on a personal covenant for yourself.

Vespers Service:
Thursday, October 7 @ 07:00 p.m. CT
Register in advance for this meeting: Here
Please note, this is the 2nd Thursday in September to provide more lead time for our team to create a service. In October, we will start hosting Vespers on 1st Thursday.

YARN 3rd Sunday Worship:
Sunday, September 19 @ 07:00 p.m. CT
Register in advance for this meeting: Here

Contact YARN Worship Chairs Roddy Biggs & Kamila Jacob (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information.

 

 

Upcoming Central Texas Interfaith Events

 

 

 

The International Convocation of UU Women Meetings

Tuesdays: September 14 and 28 @ 9:00 a.m.

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The International Convocation of UU Women, also called the International Women's Convocation (IWC) will conduct a Zoom meeting at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Meetings are expected to continue through the fall. Jeannie Lewis, SMUUF Social Justice Chair, has been meeting every week with this group on Zoom for the past three months of the coronavirus pandemic.

It has been so comforting and inspiring to meet with these 25 or so women from all over the U.S. and other countries to discuss what we and our congregations are doing to deal with this crisis. I hope some more SMUUF women will join in.

See the link below to join this meeting in August:

Zoom Meeting ID: 283 947 380
Password: 385478
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/283947380?pwd=Y2lndllPNFVPQktuUnl0b045TjVtQT09
Or via phone --- find your local number here: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdsBxNyMX8

I hope to see you there! For more information contact Jeannie Lewis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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SMUUF Choir - Meetings paused through the summer

The choir will take a break for the summer and resume meeting in the fall. Please contact Gayle Gaston if you would like to receive email notifications about choir activities.

Contact: Gayle Gaston (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 


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Sewing Guild - Meet via Zoom

Meets Wednesday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom

The SMUUF sewing group has traditionally made small quilts which have been distributed to various individuals, including to those crossing the Texas/Mexico border in search of a better life. We recently identified another outlet for those quilts and wanted the congregation to know. It is a group called Alzheimer's Texas; they are located in Austin and partner with various care facilities to provide comfort quilts to their residents.

Here is a link to the Alzheimer's Texas most recent newsletter that includes an announcement of our partnership.

Contact: Ann Allen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


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Friday "Talk, Then Walk" - Meet in person with social distancing, masks

Meets Friday mornings, text Garrie Borden at 401-793-6435 for meeting info

Join us for a weekly outdoor, socially-distanced meeting and walk in San Marcos' natural areas. Bring a chair, beverage and mask. We meet every friday at 10 am to chat for about a half hour, then go on an approx. 45-minute walk around the river or on our numerous nearby trails.

Garrie sends out a text every Thursday to let you know where to meet. To join the group, text her, and she'll add you to the list.

Contact: Garrie Borden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS INFORMATION

 

Social Justice Actions 

 

  

Homeless Coalition of Hays County (formerly Local Homeless Coalition [LHC])

HCHCLogoNext meeting: Friday, September 3 @ 10:00 a.m.
Connect via Zoom: https://txstate.zoom.us/j/99457340539 (same link through Dec. 2021)

Coalition bylaws can be found here.

Want to speak or present at a coalition meeting? Please fill out this quick form to be considered for placement on the agenda.

Contact the organizers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are willing to volunteer or want more information.

 

 

SMTX Mental Health Coalition Meeting

Next Meeting: TBA
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97688705224?pwd=WFRpTmEyTzlVUWdydElVT1RSSXFxQT09
Passcode: 291045

You can access the agenda for the next coalition meeting here. At the next meeting we will be discussing the following item: Mental Health Summit. In preparation for the discussion please complete the short survey this will help the group with our discussion for the meeting.

For more information, contact Cristal Lopez, MA, Youth Services Director, Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Send your community and local announcements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

 

SAHRING AND CARING 

Joys and Concerns

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SMUUF Donates $400 to PFLAG in August

Our Donate-the-Plate in August was to one of our favorite organizations that we have supported each year for many years — PFLAG San Marcos!

When Jim Pendergast, PFLAG Treasurer, heard the news he sent this email:

"We at PFLAG San Marcos are so very grateful for the continuous and generous support that we have received from the SMUUF Fellowship. Your advocacy and financial contributions have made a real difference in our ability to carry out our mission on behalf of the LGBTQIA community in San Marcos."

SMUUF appreciates and is glad to support the good work of PFLAG in our community. Thank you SMUUF congregation for your continued generosity to our Donate-the-Plate local non-profit organizations doing the work that aligns with our UU values!


SMUUF Past Meeting Reports

SMUUF Members stay active, representing our congregation at many UU, national, and local meetings and events. Check out the most recent updates below. If you attend any events that you would like to share with our members and friends, send an email to SMUUF Admin Marissa Fehler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Texas UU Justice Ministry (TXUUJM) Announces Texas Legislative Issues for 2021-2022

After a 10 week process of nominations and voting 25 Texas UU congregations (including SMUUF) we have chosen these top issues for us to work on collectively from 2020-2022!

1. Racial Justice
2. Environmental Justice
3. Healthcare Access
4. Economic Justice
5. Voting Rights

After the results of the November elections and we see more clearly the makeup of the legislature we will begin to plot strategies on our top issues.


We WILL Bend Texas and America Toward Justice Together!


Donate-the-Plate Recipients for 2021

The SMUUF Social Justice Executive Team met on Saturday, December 12, 2020, to select Donate-the-Plate recipients for 2021. The members of the SMUUF Social Justice Executive Team include: Jeannie Lewis, Chair; Rev. Krista Weber Huang, Ex Officio; Becky Allen, Diana Garcia, Gil Fulmer, Jordan Buckley, Rev. Karl Brown, Kate Clayton, and Mike Russett. All were present for the Zoom meeting.

We had received 14 applications and could only select 10. We always like to leave two months open for contingencies, and we always fill them. The choices were difficult because all the non-profits are worthy. But we agreed on the final 10. The Donate-the-Plate representative is regularly scheduled to visit our SMUUF Worship Service on the 2nd Sunday of each month.

The Calaboose African American History Museum – Jan. 10

H.O.M.E. (Homeless Outreach, Mitigation, and Emergency) Center of Central Texas – Feb. 14

Immune Boosters of Central Texas – Mar. 14

Donate the Plate Contingency Fund – April

Indigenous Cultures Institute – May 9

Hays County Child Protective Board – June 13

San Marcos River Foundation – July 11

PFLAG San Marcos – Aug. 1

Redwood Community Center, Inc., dba Centro Esperanza – Sept. 5

UU Office at the United Nations – Oct. 24 (UN Sunday)

Nov. – Open

Dec. – Open

Texas UU Justice Ministry – Postponed


San Marcos Area Black Owned Businesses – Updated July 2020 

Some local parents have compiled a list of local Black-owned businesses, with additions by many others in the community. Lamar Hankins and Ramika Adams have added some more names of Black-owned businesses to the list. We encourage you to patronize these businesses and to spread the word. For more information, contact Marissa Fehler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Food

Soulful Creations - Wonder World Park, 1000 Prospect St.

Binge Kitchen - 121 N. Fredericksburg (210) 442-8126

Hurry Back Catering - (512) 766-5515 and Facebook page

Krab Kingz food truck - 128 Guadalupe St.

J & W Honeybuns ( & donuts) on Fb, (830) 888-0574

Wright’s Emporium - 225 S. Main St, Kyle

Wayne’s Wings @wayneswings Instagram

Bar Jarz - Facebook page

Clothing/accessories

Zeal by Zakiya online boutique

Wallaby Clothing Co. - Facebook page

Visionary’s Peace @visionaryspeace Instagram

MOGUL women’s clothing, 5007 Parkcrest Dr., San Antonio, Tx

MacioTees - San Antonio @maciotees Instagram

Bath/body products

Adina Johnson’s Treasures - Facebook page

Services

Tay's Lawn Care - Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TaysLawn/

Mountain Movers - moving company

STR8 Training - gym

Hai Tarot - Tarot, readings, farmer's market

Mo Betta Cutz on LBJ in SMTX - barber

Raven Zachary - hairdresser

Simply Texas Vinyl - Facebook page

MJWoodCo etsy shop - woodowrking and home decor

Arrondi Creative Productions & Hoodwitch book - Facebook page

Ramika Adams Realtor - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Merry Mascots & Party Rentals

District 35 Security & Investigations, LLC

San Marcos Electric Services - Joseph Matthews (512) 644-6362

Xclusive Hair Salon on RR12

Bottom Line Tax Services on Hwy 123

Mae Watts Parish, Realtor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Spot Barbershop on Hopkins Street

Healthcare

Aminatu Akande, MD Live Oak Health Partners

Booka Baby Doula - Facebook page

Education

Calaboose African American History Museum

Fathers in Hays County -  Facebook page


UBarU Events Update

There are lots of opportunities at UBarU this fall! We have cottages for your personal use, Women-aligned retreat Oct 15-17 with a few spaces left, Winter Family Camp to ring in the New Year - Dec 31-Jan 2. All the details are at https://www.ubaru.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. See you at camp!

Our cottages are available for personal and family retreats. Enjoy the UBarU campus, dark sky and morning sun at your leisure. Email Robyn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange your stay.

Thank you for your support- past, present and future!

If you have any questions, I am happy to be in touch. Please email Robyn Stout, Executive Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call me at 830-460-6002.

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For pastoral care concerns please contact our Caring Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have joys or sorrows, church or community news you would like printed in the Flash, or Sunday announcements, email the SMUUF Admin email account at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Need a SMUUF Name Badge?

Are you new and haven't been given a badge? Have you lost yours? Had a name change? Need a correction? Moved? Would like to list your pronoun preferences? Let us know, and we'll fix you up! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Join the Hospitality team!

Thanks to the Hospitality Teams, these folks do a great job making coffee, providing refreshments, greeting, and generally making the church ready for worship and fellowship! Our teams are still working to help out with our virtual services.

A great way to get involved at SMUUF is by joining a Hospitality Team. For one month approximately every 8 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.

You may click here to download a copy of the Hospitality Team duties.

For information about how to join, contact Colleen Lane-Rafferty and Daniel Rafferty () or Kayla and Tynan McGuire (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


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.

  1. 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.
  2. You can authorize a regular withdrawal (known as ACH) directly from your bank to ours.
  3. 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!

 

To make a pledge or general donation at any time:


Join the SMUUF Social Justice Action Alert Team

Jeannie Lewis, SMUUF Social Justice Chair, maintains a Social Justice Action Alert Email Distribution List to communicate with SMUUF members and friends who have volunteered to receive notices of social justice opportunities in our community. This is an invitation for you to sign up to receive those notices. An email may be sent out once a week or even less often, so there is not a flood of emails sent out.

Most opportunities are in our community or can be done from home. Examples are monitoring (at home) phone calls about homelessness; phone calls, emails, or post cards to the Legislature and other entities to advocate for social justice issues; attending social justice Zoom meetings on local homelessness, Interfaith coalitions performing area social justice work, and other Zoom meetings; and several other area opportunities.

By signing up to be on the email distribution list, you are not obligated to volunteer for any activity, but it will help to keep you informed of some of the needs in our community. To be added to the SMUUF Social Action Alert Team Email Distribution List, send your name, your email address, and your phone number to Jeannie Lewis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Legacy Society

Leg·a·cy (lĕg′ə-sē) n. pl. leg·a·cies
1. Money or property given to another by will.
2. Something handed down from an ancestor or a predecessor or from the past.
 
If you are interested in learning how you might include SMUUF in your estate planning, whether it be large or small, contact Ivri Messinger (830-832-3572; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Board Meeting Minutes available

The SMUUF Board of Trustees meet (most often) on the 4th Sunday of each month, and are open to all. If you would like to stay informed on what happens at board meetings, you are invited to access the Board Meeting minutes at any time. Please email Admin Marissa Fehler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she can send to you directly. 
Suggestion Box

Have an idea for a service? A guest speaker or topic? Want to leave a comment for our minister or the Board? If you have anything you'd like to share, please click here to use our online Suggestion Box.

Contact Info

Mailing address:
PO Box 1053, San Marcos, TX 78667
Phone: (512) 847-2110
Click here to e-mail for more information

Announcements

Send your news to the Communications Team for the weekly email announcements and/or for inclusion in Sunday’s Order of Service. Submit an Announcement.