Discussion Group, 9:45 a.m.Ms. Mika Cottier will lead this week’s discussion. The topic is as follows:Alex Holt, our visiting minister last week, mentioned that to become awakened or develop a collective consciousness, we will need to accept all beings or develop compassion and love for all beings. If we accept this and are striving towards awakening which beings would you have most difficulty accepting?Are there beings you would exclude from a collective consciousness? Are there any beingswhich you do not have compassion and love for? Examples may include: rats, spiders, snakes, dandelions, rabbit brush, etc. Or it could be a group of beings with common backgrounds such as, addicts, prisoners, abusive people, etc. What is the first step one could take to develop compassion and love for these beings?Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.Rev. Stephen Ames will lead a service that focuses on our individual and collective commitment to the Fellowship. There will be opportunity to reflect on what you find meaningful about your involvement with the UUFKC, and what you might bring to the Fellowship to enrich and build on it as well. This will be a lively and participatory service!Potluck lunch to follow! Bring something to share if you wish.Rev. Ames afternoon workshop, 12:15 p.m.We will continue working with those interested in planning and developing 4th Sunday services. Typically, these are services that we do not engage outside ministers or community speakers for, usually relying on Fellowship members. If you wish to become involved in this effort, please plan to stay after lunch and hang out with us.
Feb 24, 2012
9:45 a.m. Discussion group
Topic TBD – will send out info tomorrow if I get anything! Otherwise,
just show up and enjoy whatever happens!
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
Our guest minister will be Alex Holt, who is currently the Interim
Minister at the UU Fellowship in Bend. Reverend Holt is from New
England and grew up on a farm in Maine. He has primarily studied
liberal arts with several degrees, including a Masters in Divinity
from Starr King School for the Ministry. He is a long time Zen
Buddhist and was, until recently, co-chair and a founder of the UUA
Addictions Ministry Team–a national group that provides support,
resources and assistance to congregations and individuals who suffer
from addictions of substance of behaviors.
Thanks to all those who have sent me mail address info!
The attachment is recorded from Jodi and Phil’s talk on Sunday. Enjoy!
Our scheduled community speaker, Lynn Schonchin, has fallen to the evil virus that is haunting Klamath Falls, and cannot make it on Sunday. So, in his stead we will enjoy a joint “This I Believe” presentation delivered by Phil Studenberg and Jody Daniels.
What kinds of social change have we, as individuals, been involved in trying to bring about? In other words, what causes are closest to our hearts and what have we done to advance them? What more needs to be done? What kinds of involvement seem to be the most effective? Are there other causes which you’ve been wanting to involve yourselves with or involve yourself with more fully? What are they and what would you like to do?
Also, add this to your Feb. Newsletter:
The topic of Rev. Alex Holt’s service, on Feb. 24th will be
“The God Problem: Spiritual Evolution and Unitarian Universalism”
Hello Everyone —
Sunday February 3 9:45 a.m.
Scott Wagner will again lead the discussion this Sunday. The subject is “Optimism”. That requires lots of exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Below is an attachment that has the readings to be used as the basis of the discussion!!!!!! I remembered it!!!!!!!!
10:30 a.m. Rev. Stephen Ames will continue his reflections on non-violence byturning to the life of Gandhi in this Sunday’s worship service.
12:00 noon Potluck Lunch! 12:30 p.m. Rev. Ames will continue his workshop focusing on helping us develop and refine our services. Specifically, he will be focusing on helping us with our 4th Sunday services, as well as a Fellowship Stewardship service he is planning to do in March. New faces welcome!