This Sunday at the UU Fellowship

April 13, Sunday
Discussion program – 9:30-10:20 a.m.

“Sabbath”
What ways do you have for taking a break and replenishing yourself?  What’s the gap between what you need and what you actually have, and what gets in the way?  What do you need to step away from for a true, restorative break (work, the computer, the internet, particular family responsibilities)?  Facilitated by Rev. Stephen Ames
Children’s program begins at 9:30 a.m.
Worship service – 10:30 a.m.

Rev. Ames, “Without Mediator or Veil”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, a founder of American Transcendentalism, remains one of the greatest influences on Unitarian Universalism today.  In recent months we’ve heard sermons on great Unitarian sermons by William Ellery Channing and Theodore Parker; now Rev. Ames will offer reflections on Emerson’s poetic words singing of the joy of living in direct experience of God, the transcendent dimension of life, “without mediator or veil.”
REMINDERS: 
If you are able, bring a little something to share for an informal potluck lunch after the service. All are welcome to stay, regardless if you brought food or not!
BRING A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR THE FOOD BANK BASKET!!! HUNGRY PEOPLE THANK YOU!


IMPORTANT UU REMINDER!!!!

Hello – I know you may have gotten this already, but just in case…


Hello everyone.  This Sunday our service will be held at the Ross Ragland Cultural Center at 2pm.  

We are co-sponsoring Tim DuRoche with the Ross Ragland.  There is NO service at St. Pauls on March 30 at 10:30am.  The Discussion and children’s RE program at 9:30 will also not be held.  Look forward to seeing you at Ross Ragland and bring your friends.  


The Art of the Possible:  Jazz and Community Building

                The Ross Ragland and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Klamath Falls are pleased to sponsor a unique opportunity provided through the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project .  Tim DuRoche, director of programs for the World Affairs Council of Oregon will be discussing “The Art of the Possible:  Jazz and Community Building”.  His presentation will focus on how we come together to collectively imagine our future.  Successful community building requires participation, risk, collaboration, and individual voice.  Independent scholar and professional jazz musician Tim DuRoche will explore one model of community building by looking at the history and culture of jazz music.  This highly democratic art form is deeply concerned with many of the same social values as efforts to strengthen communities, including unity, equality, improvisation, and freedom.  DuRoche will lead participants in a conversation that inspires us to embrace participation and collaboration as important cornerstones of our culture. 

                DuRoche’s writings about visual culture, jazz and performance, planning, urban history, and cultural policy have appeared in a number of print and online publications, including IDEA magazine, Oregon Humanities, Willamette Week, the Oregonian, and Metroscape.  DuRoche is a frequent public speaker, interviewer, and moderator for cultural organizations. 

                DuRoche will present his talk at 2pm on Sunday, March 30 at the Ross Ragland Cultural Center, 218 N. 7th Street.  Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.  For more information, go to www.rrtheater.org or www.uukfalls.org

THIS SUNDAY AT THE UU FELLOWSHIP!

9:30 a.m. Discussion Group
TBD. Come on down, there is always much to talk about!
Children’s program begins at 9:30.
10:30 a.m. Worship Service

Community speaker for the month is Mr. Matt Balkwill, a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. Matt is a dual citizen (US/Canadian) who officially moved to Oregon in 1983 when he joined the United States Marines.  He served in the Armed Forces for 25 years and was deployed to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, New Orleans (Hurricanes Katrina and Rita) and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  When he retired, Matt achieved the rank of Major.  He will share with us his experience in helping people with disabilities become employed and how his military experience has played a role in his passionate belief that there are no medical barriers to employment.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING SOMETHING FOR OUR FOOD BANK BASKET. THE PROCEEDS ARE DONATED TO THE FOOD PANTRY AT OUR LOCATION AT THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH.

Special UU announcement…

Dear Fellowshippers: please note this special program we are hosting on March 30. Please share this with anyone you know who might be interested in coming.

Sunday March 30 we are hosting a special speaker with the Ross Ragland.  This event will replace our regular service that Sunday.  Look forward to seeing all of you there!


The Ross Ragland and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Klamath Falls are pleased to sponsor a unique educational opportunity provided through the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project .  Tim DuRoche, director of programs for the World Affairs Council of Oregon will be discussing “The Art of the Possible:  Jazz and Community Building”.  His presentation will focus on how we come together to collectively imagine our future.  Successful community building requires participation, risk, collaboration, and individual voice.  Independent scholar and professional jazz musician Tim DuRoche will explore one model of community building by looking at the history and culture of jazz music.  This highly democratic art form is deeply concerned with many of the same social values as efforts to strengthen communities, including unity, equality, improvisation, and freedom.  DuRoche will lead participants in a conversation that inspires us to embrace participation and collaboration as important cornerstones of our culture. 

                DuRoche’s writings about visual culture, jazz and performance, planning, urban history, and cultural policy have appeared in a number of print and online publications, including IDEA magazine, Oregon Humanities, Willamette Week, the Oregonian, and Metroscape.  DuRoche is a frequent public speaker, interviewer, and moderator for cultural organizations. 

                DuRoche will present his talk at 2pm on Sunday, March 30 at the Ross Ragland Cultural Center, 218 N. 7th Street.  Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.  For more information, go to www.rrtheater.org or www.uukfalls.org.

This Sunday at the UU Fellowship

Discussion Group, 9:30 a.m.

Topic TBD…come on in and participate!
Children’s program begins at 9:30 a.m. Focus for this Sunday will be Jewish holiday, Purim.
Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Rev. Patt Herdklotz will present a service focusing on the Jewish holiday, Purim. She writes, “In sacred Hebrew Scripture, Esther risks her life to save all her people.  Rev Patt Herdklotz starts with this inspiring story and more heroic people who we treasure for their legacy of giving their all on behalf of others.  Herdklotz lifts ‘The Giraffe Awards’, celebrating those who stick their neck out, and invites everyone to lift up those they would ‘nominate’ and revere, too.  Congregation students will add a dramatic portrayal of the story of Esther to this worship service. Consider the egalitarian spirit and sing for the joy of justice rolling down like waters…”

This Sunday at the UU Fellowship

Sorry this went out so late folks. :(


Sunday, March 9, 2013


9:30 a.m. Discussion Group


No topic has been determined…come on in and join the fray, free-flowing discussion will ensue!
Children’s program begins at 9:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. Worship Service

Marc Kane, director of the Klamath Falls Senior Center, will be our community speaker this month. He will share his experiences running this vital service for our senior citizens.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR OUR FOOD BANK BASKET!!!!

Reminder

Sorry I left out the reminder that we will also enjoy a potluck lunch after Rev. Ames service this Sunday. If you are able or inspired, please bring a little something to share!

This Sunday at the UU Fellowship

March 2

Discussion 9:30-10:20 am – “The Transient and the Permanent… for You”

Please see Rev. Ames’ March newsletter column.   What is it that most guides your living?  An ethical teaching, a spiritual practice, a relationship, a commitment?  Please come ready to hear the sharing of others and perhaps share yourself.  Even though this gathering was inspired by a discussion of “the Permanent” essence of one religious tradition, it’s totally fine if your guiding force has changed over the years, and you’d like to talk about that.   

Children’s program begins at 9:30 am. The current focus is on world religions.

Worship service, 10:30-11:30 am – “To God or Not to God”

Rev. Stephen Ames will preach a sermon inspired by years of ministering to theologically diverse congregations, the book Wrestling With God by Tom Owen-Towle, a children’s story about monkeys, alligators, dogs, and birds trying to figure out how to celebrate life together, and other delightful UU sources.  How is it not only possible but also potentially quite helpful for people of vastly differing beliefs to gather together (worship?) on Sunday mornings?

SPECIAL NOTE: We are donating to the Food Bank, so if you can please bring some non-perishable food items to the Fellowship!!