September 2018 Archives

                          ARCHIVES SEPTEMBER 2018

                                                  Barbara Turk, Archivist

An affirmation seemed a great place to start our 2018-2019 spiritual year. So, from our hymnal, here’s #457, by Edward Everett Hale.

I am only one

But still I am one.

I cannot do everything,

But still I can do something.

And because I cannot do


I will not refuse to do the

   something that I can do.

Working together definitely fits us. After all, our middle name IS


Dr. Seuss put it this way:

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It’s not.”

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In May 2017 Lou and I visited UUFKC friends, Victoria Tenbrink and Mike Hosford, in Baton Rouge, LA.   They attended the BR UU, and on its Sunday program was a photo of, “Our Peace Meadow”.

Theirs is a meadow of “Peace Stones”, a gift from Nagoya, Japan to the city of Baton Rouge, and dedicated 29 September 1996, and held, “in sanctuary as a memorial for all persons killed in violence”.

Soon, and with our St. Paul neighbors and others from the community, we will re-dedicate our own Peace Pole.  It was dedicated in 1998, but was nearly lost in the Pine Grove building fire of January 2011.

It has on it, ”May Peace Prevail on Earth”, in eight languages, six  spoken in our Basin over the centuries, plus the languages of Israel and Palestine, who were in a peace struggle.

Initially it was  a memorial for Baby Oliver Pike-Urlacher, son of Connee Pike-Urlacher and Robert Pike-Urlacher, and brother of Zachary.

We welcome it once again, and THANKS  to Rick for his repair efforts, at no fee—-a GIFT.  We are most grateful.


HAPPY 20th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY to Joan-Marie Michelsen and Gregory A. Holmes, currently of Grants Pass.

The couple were members of UUFKC, and married on the Pine Grove building lawn, under the massive cottonwoods, on 29 August 1998. CHEERS, kiddos!  (Photos & their beautiful ceremony words are in our Archives.)