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Adult Religious Exploration
Women's UU Friendship Society (WUUFS)
The Discussion Leader is Lynn Williams. Topic — "Abortion: Is It Wrong?" Questions to think about: If so, is it always wrong? If not, why not? It is, some people believe, taking a human life. If you are pro-choice, what do you say to someone who is right to life? What, if any, is your personal experience with abortion? If you are pro-choice and have had an abortion, are you willing to bring that up with right to lifers? Finally, should men even be permitted to have a vote in this matter? We hope to see many women attend this critical discussion.
The schedule is usually as follows:
1st Sunday - Social Justice Forum
2nd Sunday - Women's Groups - non-binary folx are welcome as they choose
3rd Sunday - open topic
4th Sunday - Environmental Justice
5th Sunday - also usually an open topic
Coffee and childcare is available during adult RE, and all are welcome to attend.
The SMUUF second through fifth graders are conducting a food drive to benefit Wimberley's Crisis Bread Basket. Please bring non-perishables to church every Sunday through December 2nd.
FUUDies (Fantastic UU Diners)
This week: Italian Garden, 415 N. LBJ Drive, San Marcos
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!
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.
Hello families! Our theme for the month of November is “Gratitude”.
Our teachers will develop lessons and activities around that theme. Since the service Nov. 18 is intergenerational, I want to include some of the YUUTH to help with readings. Those YUUTH at church this Sunday will meet downstairs to review the service and practice parts. We will also set up our YUUTH led service on Dec. 2. I hope all of you can be there!
As I reflect on gratitude, I find myself thinking of my SMUUF community. I am so grateful to be a part of this loving, welcoming, action taking community. In addition, I get to serve as the director of the program for our children. What a wonderful gift I have been given.
I also want to thank all those who have volunteered to spend some Sundays downstairs to help with the children. I hope you will enjoy getting to know the youngest members of our congregation.
- Laura Haygood, DRE
RE Class Time
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:
Thanksgiving - Intergenerational Service
Hanukkah - Led Service
(A calendar is posted downstairs with dates and themes)
SEE YOU SUNDAY!!
Week of Friday, November 9 - Thursday, November 15
Check the SMUUF Calendar for current listings of activities
Meets Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
The Allen Family home in Martindale
Friday "Talk, Then Walk"
Meet Fridays mornings at 10:00 a.m.
Redbud Roasters, 169 South LBJ, San Marcos
Enjoy good company, conversation, refreshments and a healthy walk. We usually walk about 45 minutes around the San Marcos River, Lower Purgatory, Ring Tail, Spring Preserve and other nature trails. Hope to see you there!
SMUUF to Participate in Veteran's Day Parade on Saturday, November 10
UBarU Camp & Retreat Center Upcoming Events
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.
Feb 15-18, 2019: Fiber Arts Weekend
March 1-3, 2019: Astronomy Weekend
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.
Joys and Concerns
SMUUF Sewing Guild Donates Quilt to Calaboose
Automate Your Pledge
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- 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!
SMUUF Board Meeting Minutes available