Category Archives: Sunday agenda

Building Beloved Community

Sunday, May 20th, 2018
We will welcome Reverend Sarah Schurr as guest speaker at our regular 10:30 am worship service.

Rev. Sarah Schurr will help us look at Martin Luther King’s ideas of Beloved Community and what might help us live into those values in our Unitarian Universalist Congregations.  We will explore what could be getting in our way, and what can help us thrive with compassion and generosity.  Rev. Sarah Schurr is our congregation’s primary contact from the Pacific Western Region of the UUA, and specializes in supporting small and growing congregations.

Special Workshop

All members and friends are invited to join Sarah after the service for a 90 minute mini-workshop to help build Beloved Community here in our Fellowship.  This is an interactive event that is thoughtful as well as fun. We will explore and honor the inherent worth and dignity of each person as we cherish our past and walk towards our future.  Everyone is welcome, including children.

Coming Together September 10th

This Sunday, September 10th, 2017 at the UUFKC

“Coming Together–Where We’ve Been and Where We’d Like to Be Going”
The Fellowship opens this worship season with a celebration of summertime activities, a look at the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly and how this will be celebrated as “living our faith”.  Water Ceremony: People are invited to bring a sample of the water where they celebrated their summer and tell its significance.  Rev. Patt Herdklotz will lift important elements of the U.U. General Assembly underscoring the UU commitment to justice, equity and celebration of faith and one another.

Taoism – Active Quietism/Quiet Activism

Bill Martin presents: Taoism – Active Quietism/Quiet Activism on June 4th, 2017 at UUFKC. The Tao Te Ching, with its deep understanding of the energy of Yin and Yang together, presents a revolutionary message — a culture changing message —  in the subtle form of “active quietism.” Its author, the legendary Chinese sage, Lao-Tzu, is often called the “father of quietism” for his emphasis on cooperation with the flow of the Tao rather than imposition of our own agendas upon it. However, each poetic chapter of his classic little book contains a seed, which if germinated, would transform society.

A quietist accepts the world as he finds it, understanding that the complex dynamics of life are not under his control. He does not seek to fix it according to his own agendas not impose upon it his own standards. The activist sees certain aspects of society to be unacceptable and seeks to make changes in these aspects through direct or indirect action. His actions may arise from compassion or simply from anger and frustration. The Taoism found in the Chinese classic book of spiritual philosophy, Tao Te Ching, combines these two stances; accepting the world as it is in the moment without seeking to lay blame, argue, or instill hate; and at the same time letting a natural willingness arise to take energetic and focused action at the appropriate time and in the appropriate manner in order to be a part of the natural flow, change, and balance of the Tao.

Visit Bill Martin’s Website:

www.taoistliving.com

Bill Martin’s Books:

For the past twenty-five years he has written and published books and other writings that explore the art of living a Taoist Path in the modern world. The titles below are available through all bookstores and on-line merchants. Clicking on a title will take you to more information.

The Parent’s Tao Te Ching

The Couple’s Tao Te Ching

The Sage’s Tao Te Ching

A Path and a Practice

The Caregiver’s Tao Te Ching

The Tao of Forgiveness – The Healing Power of Forgiving Others and Yourself.

The Activist’s Tao Te Ching – Ancient Advice for a Modern Revolution

A Veteran Speaks

John Fischer presents: “A Veteran Speaks” in honor of Memorial Day. 
John served two deployments as a Marine in Anbar Province, Iraq.  He describes combat as “Hours of endless boredom, punctuated by seconds of sheer terror.”  He will talk about life as a combat soldier, returning home, and his thoughts as a veteran on Memorial Day

Rev Katie Larsell to speak on Social Justice

On Sunday, June 5, 10:30 am,  the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will welcome speakers  from the Oregon Unitarian Universalist Voices for Justice—Congregations Doing Justice Together.

The Rev. Katie Larsell, Executive Director of Oregon UU Voices for Justice, will speak at  the service, accompanied by a board member, David Hyde, from Ashland’s Rogue Valley UU Fellowship. Their emphasis is  on, “why we do social justice”.

Oregon UU Voices for Justice presently has three campaigns:  Climate Justice, Money Is Not Speech/Corporations Are Not People, and Single Payer Health Care.

Larsell also serves on the Planning and Sustainability Commission of Portland, volunteers with East Portland Action Plan, and is an affiliated community minister from Eastrose Unitarian Universalist Church in Gresham.

Coffee follows the service. Childcare will be available.

Sunday, May 22 service schedule

9:30 am Adult Discussion:  Barbara Turk will lead the discussion about a  “symbol/memento” you cherish, and always have with you in your pocket, purse, as jewelry, on your bedside, desk, whatever.
9:45 am Children’s Education: Katie will be teaching a lesson from the Tapestry of Faith curriculum.
10:30 am Service:  Todd Kepple, “Myths of Klamath”
Coffee and refreshments will be available after the service, and all are invited to stay and socialize!
Help!! We are in need of a volunteer for Service Leader on May 29, and Coffee Host on June 5. Please contact Sally candseldorado at charter.net  if you can help out. You can see all the dates with volunteer openings on the UU Calendar

Sunday, May 15 service schedule

9:30 am Adult Discussion:  “Unintended Consequences” – led by Eric Jensen
9:45 am Children’s Education: Tapestry of Faith program with Katie
10:30 am Service:  The OIT chapter of Engineers Without Borders will talk about their water projects in Tanzania. For five years the group has worked on constructing two wells, serving a village of 2000 people.
Coffee and refreshments will be available after the service, and all are invited to stay and socialize!

Sunday, May 1 service schedule

This Sunday, May 1st at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship:
9:30 am Adult Discussion: “When do we speak up?” Facilitated by Cherie Swenson. It will entail three prompts:
1. When do you let people know they are acting as their own worst enemy?
2. When do you let people know they are inhibiting others liberty?
3. At what time do you share your concerns when you get a new job?
9:45 am Children’s Education: There will not be a children’s education program this week due to a few families’ vacations.
10:30 am Service: Reverend Jack Coffey will present on “What do we presume? In the Blue Zone of an unjust world, full of hurt, what do we…agnostics, atheists, and theists of all kinds…presume by reviving faith, healing bodies and mending communities? Readings from Psalm 67, Revelation 21, and John 14: 23-29.”
Coffee and refreshments will be available after the service, and all are invited to stay and socialize!

Sunday, April 24th service agenda

9:30 am Adult Discussion:  Racism. This topic will be continued from last week’s discussion. Wendy Millard will facilitate.
9:45 am Children’s Education: Moral Tales, from the Tapestry of Faith program.
10:30 am Service: The program will be a preview of a Roy Zimmerman show, to introduce the congregation to this liberal performer and to see if we might want to sponsor a performance here in Klamath Falls. Roy Zimmerman sings satirical songs – original songs about class warfare, creationism, same-sex marriage, guns, marijuana, abstinence, Republicans (a lot of songs about Republicans), ignorance, war and greed. The Los Angeles Times says, “Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society’s foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer.”
Coffee and refreshments will be available after the service, and all are invited to stay and socialize!