Pathways Weekly – February 24 – March 5, 2017
PATHWAYS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
Location: 481 W. Harwood Rd., Hurst, TX 76054
Village Plaza shopping center, corner of W. Harwood and Hurstview
We are located in the green building in the far east corner next Dino’s Pizzeria.
817-803-5941 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun. Feb. 26
Choir Practice (drop-ins welcome)
Common Ground: Tashi Nyima
Children’s RE: Socrates Cafe: Racism
Coffee and Conversation
Adult Discussion Groups (child care provided)
|Mon. Feb 27||7:00 p.m.|| Metamorphosis Mindfulness
|Wed. Mar. 1||7:00 p.m.||Pathways Meditation & Dharma Study Group|
|Thurs. Mar. 2||2:00 p.m.||Pathways Women’s Book Group|
|Sun. Mar. 5||
Common Ground: Dwayne Buck,
Children’s RE: Environment Conservation
Coffee & Conversation
Adult Discussion Groups
Monthly Themes for February: Goal of World Community and March: Justice, Equity & Compassion
10:00 a.m. Common Ground: Tashi Nyima “Drop by Drop: The Practice of Compassion”
Building World Community in uncertain times
10:15 a.m. Children’s RE: Socrates Cafe: Racism
11:00 a.m Coffee & Conversation
11:30 a.m Adult Discussion Groups
Starting on Sunday, March 19, Beth Wasson will be offering a class on Non-Violent Communication. The classes will run for several weeks from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Sunday afternoons. See additional information below.
On My Path
The path to spiritual richness requires both inward work, connecting to the spirit of life and love within us, and outward work, connecting to that same spirit in others. Deepen and enrich your journey in the company of other pilgrims as we explore our connection to the divine. Newcomers are always welcome.
What do you get when you give a design tool a digital nervous system? Computers that improve our ability to think and imagine, and robotic systems that come up with (and build) radical new designs for bridges, cars, drones and much more — all by themselves. Take a tour of the Augmented Age with futurist Maurice Conti and preview a time when robots and humans will work side-by-side to accomplish things neither could do alone.
Please take some time to reflect, show your appreciation to, and consider how to support people serving on city councils, school boards, and other local offices. Maybe you know a local member serving in this capacity that should be considered for a “Standing on the Side of Love” recognition certificate.
Come One, Come All: Opportunities for Growth, Fellowship, and Friendship
Waiting Patiently for a Village People Saturday Coordinator
Are you looking for a way to help Pathways save money by remaining self-sufficient with volunteers? Do you enjoy the chairs being lined up and not seeing dust motes in the sunlight? Become our Village People Saturday cleaning team coordinator. Ask the Friday team, they enjoy cleaning and the chance to be social. Volunteer crew typically meets around 9:30 or 10 a.m.ONLY every other Saturday. With 4 – 6 people the work can get done within an hour. See Stan Roskoski for more information (email@example.com).
Sat. Feb. 25 11:00 a.m. All Hands on Deck
Sort, fold, & price Clothes for upcoming garage sale at Barbara Johnson’s home –
Early shift – 11:00 a.m. – Later Shift 1:00 p.m.
There will be food. There will be friendship. We can do this. Let’s do it together.
Contact Beth Wasson for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org or TEXT 817-673-2789
Tues. Mar. 7th and 21st Pathways Arts Collaborative 1 – 3 p.m.
Come join us! We welcome your ideas of what creative projects you’d like to see start at Pathways (cookbooks, music, writing, you name it!) Currently, we are designing our wall hangings for the seven principles. Just drop in or contact Nancy Miller (email@example.com) or Beth Cusack (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions.
Mark your calendars: On Saturday, March 25th, youth and children with their families are invited to design individual squares for a quilt hanging to be on display at Pathways. (11:30 – 1:30) Each child picks one of the seven UU principles he or she would like to use as the inspiration for his or her square. Great chance to work as a family and reflect on the principles!
Sat. March 11 Third Annual Small Congregation Conference, Red River UU Church
Let’s make it a party! Thomas Squiers, Marge Stockton, and Sandy Moore registered to attend this conference. You can register too for this informative and engaging conference. Here’s the link to do online registration:
Sun. Mar. 12th – Inquirer’s Class 11:30 a.m.
If you are considering becoming a member at Pathways, or would just like to know more about Pathways and UU, come to our next Inquirer’s Class on Sunday, March 12, at 11:30 following coffee and conversation. This one-time class lasts about an hour, is offered several times throughout the church year, and is required for membership. If you can’t make this class, another will be offered soon.
Sunday March 19 – Non-Violent Communication (NVC) Session 1 – 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
NVC can help you:
-Free yourself from the effects of past experiences and culture conditioning
-Break patterns of thinking that lead to arguments, anger and depression
-Resolve conflicts peacefully, whether personal or public, domestic or international
-Create social structures that support everyone’s needs being met
-Develop relationships based on mutual respect, compassion. and cooperation
UU Family Campout Information
The sign up sheet will be available in early February. If your family is interested, please contact the organizer ASAP at email@example.com Sp
Mar. 17 – 19 North Texas UUnity Rally for Teens
Community UU Church 2875 E Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75074 Two steps are required to attend this rally. The first 100 registered and paid youth will get a spot. 1.) Go to this link: [www.ntuuc.org/UUnity] to register and pay online. Please contact Kathy Smith, dre@communityUUchurch.org, 443-668-1336, if you are unable to register and pay online, and don’t have someone who can register and pay for you. If you have any other questions about the rally, contact rally co-dean Chloe Finn, firstname.lastname@example.org, 817-914-3020.
Friday, April 14, 2017 (Good Friday) Pathways Spring Garage Sale: Time to Clean Out Your Closets
Sale: 7 am – 4 pm
Cusacks’ Home at 1200 Denton Dr., Euless
Contact: Beth Wasson for more information: email@example.com or TEXT ONLY to 817-673-27899 (NO CALLS)
Volunteers needed: Sorters and Pricers, Storage, Transportation, Set-up, Post-Sale Clean-up, Food & Drink Donations, Hauling Leftovers to Goodwill and N.E.E.D.
Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017, Prep 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Apr. 14, 2017 – Set Up & First Shift 6:00 – 8:00 a.m.
2nd Shift 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
3rd Shift 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Clean-up and Hauling 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Orange & Standing on the Side of Love
NTUUC has Standing on the Side of Love shirts on sale. One is on display in the Pathways lobby. You can place your order in the lobby and pay when the bulk order arrives. Beth Cusack will place an order once we have orders for 10 or more shirts, so we can all save money! (Each shirt is 1 for 12.00 or 2 for 20.00)
Regularly Scheduled Events & Activities
Monday and Wednesday Meditation Groups
Thurs. Mar. 2nd – Pathways Women’s Book Group
For the month of March (2nd and 16th) the book group will be reading Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly. The book group meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 2 p.m. at Pathways. Newcomers are always welcome.
Next Sunday, March 5th
10:00 a.m. Common Ground: Dwayne Buck, representative from Mid-Cities Care Corp.
11:00 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
11:30 a.m. Adult Discussion Groups:
On My Path
The Quarterly Outreach Recipient for January, February, and March is Camp Quest Texas (a 501-C-3) where our own Marissa Broome worked as a camp counselor last summer..
The original Camp Quest was first held in 1996, the idea originating with Edwin Kagin. From 1996 until 2002 Camp Quest was operated by the Free Inquiry Group, Inc. (FIG) of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Since that time it has been operated by Camp Quest, Inc., an independent 501(c)(3) educational non-profit.
Camp Quest Texas was founded in August of 2009 with the first Camp Quest Texas day camp. It was expanded to a weeklong residential camp in the summer of 2010, and continues this year!
The purpose of Camp Quest is to provide children of freethinking parents a residential summer camp dedicated to improving the human condition through rational inquiry, critical and creative thinking, scientific method, self-respect, ethics, competency, democracy, free speech, and the separation of religion and government guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States.
NEED – North East Emergency Distribution
NEED is a community supported, non-profit agency whose primary mission is to provide short-term emergency assistance of food, clothing, and financial support to families in our church neighborhood who are in transition to SNAP (formerly food stamps) or other governmental support. This organization also provides ongoing supplemental support to the elderly and handicapped.
Canned refried beans
Fundraising for Pathways
Free Money supporters, please note: If you did not re-register your Kroger card in August or since, please do so as soon as possible.
4 Easy and Painless Ways to Contribute Financially to Pathways.
(1) iGive.com – Online Searching & Shopping
(2) Your Employer’s Matching Program
Contact Claudia Yeager-Smith honeygirlmom@
(3) Kroger Community Rewards Program
To sign up, you need:
A Kroger Plus Card Pathways CR Code is 17328
Go to //www.kroger.com/account/
Link your Kroger Plus Card to
Pathways Unitarian Universalist Church (#1732)
(4) Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program
Contact Ruby Hill firstname.lastname@example.org
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