Pathways Weekly July 14 – July 24, 2016
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.
Pathways Calendar: July 14 – July 24
Fri. July 15 Deadline to register for OWL Training Sun. July 17 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m.11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Choir Practice (drop-ins welcome) Common Ground: Sherri Gardner "Something in the Water"Children’s RE: Native American Story, Making a Rain Stick and Music Time Coffee & Conversation Adult Discussion Groups Harried Reasoners On My Path Mon. July 18 7:00 p.m. Metamorphosis Mindfulness Meditation Sangha Wed. July 20 7:00 p.m. Pathways Meditation & Dharma Study Group Sun. July 24 10:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m. Common Ground: Paula Shutman "Puppets in Recovery: Get out of Your Head and into a Puppet" Children’s RE: Making Puppets and Music Time
Monthly Theme for July: Transcendentalism
This Sunday, July 17
10:00 a.m. Common Ground: Sherri Gardner "Something in the Water"
In many of the world’s religions, water is used to make believers pure, clean, or at least not downright unclean. Baptists immerse. Hindus bathe in the sacred waters of rivers, and Shinto purify themselves by standing under waterfalls. Sherri will tell the story of a pool with low self-esteem, a grandfather who taught his granddaughter about faithfulness, and wisdom stories from The Tao of Pooh.
Sherri is a mom, grandmother, speaker, writer, and humorist whose short fiction and non-fiction pieces have been published in several anthologies. She is also a certified lay speaker with the Methodist Church.
She worked for over 30 years in radio and television advertising sales. Her favorite was KERA, the PBS station where she not only solicited businesses for underwriting support for programs such as Sesame Street, but also appeared on screen requesting viewer contributions. She has just finished talent work on a commercial which was shown on Channel 8, Dallas/Fort Worth’s ABC affiliate. Her advertising agency, Media Connections, LLC serves the Kimbell Art Museum and Key-Whitman Eye Centers.
Currently, Sherri is a full time real estate agent, but takes her standup comedy routine wherever there is a willing audience.
FYI – Special Announcement This Sunday 7/17
Pathway’s former minister, Rev. Tony Lorenzen is starting his second year at Hopedale Unitarian Church in Massachusetts.
His congregation is in an 1898 building and needs to be updated so that it is more accessible and has a better sound system. Part of the fundraising for this is being done right now thru the UU Crowdfunding site Faithify.org
This Sunday 7/17 we will informally pass the hat around so that our members and friends can donate to this effort, then we’ll donate as "Pathways Church" to this campaign. Since the Hopedale Church is only seeking to raise $2,000 this way, even a modest donation will make a visible impact to the campaign.
If you aren’t able to physically attend church this Sunday, but would like to participate in this donation effort, you can send funds via Paypal to finance and put either "Rev. Tony" or "Hopedale" in the comment.
Here’s the link to the Hopedale campaign.
10:15 a.m. Children’s RE: Native American Story, Making a Rain Stick and Music Time
11:00 a.m. Coffee & Conversation
Harried Reasoners (Meeting in the Sanctuary)
This Sunday, the Harried Reasoners are practicing their “scout” mentally (per last Sunday’s sermon) by “walking in the shoes” of fossil fuel and green energy workers. All are welcome to join us.
On My Path (Meeting Room #2)
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.
From last Sunday to next Sunday from the time the door opens to the moment it closes – there are a host of kind bodies and souls contributing their time, talents and energy to create an enriching few hours for your enjoyment. You know who most of them are – take a moment to say Thank-you to one this Sunday and another one every Sunday.
Come One, Come All: Opportunities for Growth, Fellowship, and Friendship
Upcoming Events & Activities
Friday, July 15, DEADLINE to register for OWL TRAINING
Course Fee paid by Pathways w/approval – Register at www.ntuuc.org/OWLTraining
OWL (Our Whole Lives) is the acclaimed sexuality education program co-authored by the UUA & the United Church of Christ. Pathways needs a minimum of two OWL teachers in order to offer this great program to our youth.
Traning dates are August 5-7 2016 at First Unitarian Church Dallas. Please contact Beth Cusask ASAP. You can reach her by phone – Cell beth.cusack
Monday, July 18, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Metamorphosis Mindfulness Meditation Sangha (Sanctuary)
This is a community of practitioners inspired by the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. By practicing together, mindfulness becomes more solid, relaxed and joyful. This group welcomes everyone who wishes to learn the art of meditation and mindful living.
Tues. July 19 – 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Pathways Arts Collaborative
Please join us at 1:00 at Pathways on July 19th. This small group will give you a chance to expand your creativity and to collaborate on making banners and other fiber art works expressing UU values to display in our church. If you have sewing, quilting, art, design, or crafting experience, or if you’d like to learn, we invite you to join us. We are also planning a Saturday meeting soon!
For more information, contact Nancy Miller nancymiller or Beth Cusack beth.cusack
Wednesday, July 20, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Pathways Meditation & Dharma Study Group (Sanctuary)
Current Series: Heart Treasure of the Enlightened One
Pathways is pleased to host Meditation and Discussion sessions facilitated by the Ven Tashi Nyima, a Tibetan Buddhist Monk. Each session is a stand-alone class. All are welcome. Talks on Training the Mind are here. Talks on The 16 Guidelines to Happiness are here.
Sunday, July 31, POTLUCK Dinner
Beginning July 31st we will have our first "5th Sundays" Potluck. Join us in celebration as we launch a new Pathways tradition.
5th Sundays Potluck
Pathways is having an all-congregation potluck after our Common Ground service on Sunday, July 31st. Visitors are welcome! Come and enjoy lunch on us!
The following is a recommendation for what to bring by last name:
A-F Main Course
G-L Beverages or Side Dish
CLEAN UP VOLUNTEERS – We need volunteers to help with the clean up after the potluck on Sunday July 31st. Please contact Annette Briggs (email – annettebriggs424) Many hands make light work!!! Thanks.
Saturday, August 13, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 1st Unitarian Church Dallas
The Leading Edge – Training to strengthen our North Texas Unitarian Universalist Congregations
3 Tracks will be presented: 1.RE for children & youth; 2. RE for adults and 3. Hospitality & Welcome
Register by midnight July 31. Childcare available. The website link is NTUUC.org/TheLeadingEdge
Look for information flyers in the lobby and on the bulletin board.
Sunday, August 14, 4 – 7 p.m. Bookclub & Pot Luck
North DFW Broader Horizons Book Club – a diverse group of 20 – 25 members that reads a different genre/theme each month. Please join us – our next book will be Sci Fi Fantasy Ready Player 1
Here’s a link to our meetup website: http://www.meetup.com/North-DFW-Broader-Horizons-Book-Club/
Next Sunday, July 24
10:00 a.m. Common Ground: Paula Shutman "Puppets in Recovery: Get out of your head and into a puppet"
10:15 a.m. Children’s RE: Making Puppets & Enacting a Puppet Story
11:00 a.m. Coffee & Conversation
11:30 a.m. Adult Discussion Groups
On My Path
Pathways Building Fund
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the Pathways Building Fund, please talk to Rick Anderton. randernbedford
The Quarterly Outreach Recipient for July, August, and September
The League of Women Voters
This year, “The League of Women Voters is celebrating 96 years of Making Democracy Work® at every level of government. In 1920, the League was founded as an outgrowth of the movement that secured women the right to vote to help new voters engage with their government. Today the League empowers all voters to improve their local, state and national government.”
The League believes in democracy enough to work to make it work. There are many paths to this goal. It has chosen “Protecting voters” (rights), “Educating and Engaging Voters”, “Reforming Money in Politics” and “Defending the Environment” as its top priorities. These align nicely with Pathways’ ideals.
Through discussion and action, it has been decided that the best way for Pathways to effect change it can see is through alignment with one or more organizations with whom it shares ideology . LWV is one of them. When we looked at their near term agenda and ours, we saw that the overlap was “Educating and Engaging Voters” and “Defending the Environment”. Last quarter’s Outreach Partner and the Common Ground service on Solar Energy were about the environment. The Harried Reasoners are working on registering and educating voters. We ask you to give generously to the LWV, our Outreach Partner for July, August and September. And, learn more about the League of Women Voters and its work.
On Going Outreach
NEED stands forNorth East Emergency Distribution and 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. They also provide ongoing supplemental support to the elderly and handicapped.
Monthly on the 4th Friday
Pathways members volunteer their time at NEED. See or contact Marge Stockton mlstockton2t or Carol Harvey caroljharvey43 for details.
NEED is in serious need of the following items:
- Canned Rotel tomatoes
- Canned assorted vegetables
- Canned peas
- Canned milk (evaporated)
- Canned chicken
- Mayo / ketchup / mustard
- Sanitary supplies
- Small plastic bottles (clean)
- Fresh sturdy produce
Thanks to all for your generous help!
Fundraising for Pathways
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 for iGive & Employer Match
(3) Kroger Community Rewards Program
(4) Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program
Contact Ruby Hill hoopbab for Kroger & Tom Thumb.
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