Pathways Weekly July 21 – July 31, 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 21 – July 31
Sun. July 24 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: Paula Shutman "It’s Never To Late To Have a Happy Childhood"Children’s RE: Making Puppets & Music Time Coffee & Conversation Adult Discussion Groups TED Talks On My Path Mon. July 25 7:00 p.m. Metamorphosis Mindfulness Meditation Sangha Wed. July 27 7:00 p.m. Pathways Meditation & Dharma Study Group Sun. July 31 10:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Common Ground: Terese Adamic "Offended … or Transcended?" Children’s RE:Gardening Weather Permitting All Ages Welcome 5th Sunday Potluck
Monthly Theme for July: Transcendentalism
This Sunday, July 21
10:00 a.m. Common Ground: Paula Shutman "It’s Never To Late To Have A Happy Childhood"
Puppetry (art) has the ability to bypass the rational mind and connect directly with and access the unconscious, feeling part of the brain. Paula’s fun, interactive puppet making workshops utilize the metaphor of the inner child to enhance emotional self awareness.
Paula is a member of the national puppetry organization, Puppeteers of America, and also of its sub group, Puppetry in Education and Therapy. She attends conferences on play therapy, co-dependence, and addiction recovery.
Her article “Puppets in Recovery” was published in the book, Puppetry in Therapy and Education, Unlocking the Doors to the Mind and Heart, edited by Matthew Bernier and Judith O’Hare (2005). The article explains how she developed and used puppetry in her recovery from an eating disorder.
10:15 a.m. Children’s RE:Making Puppets and Music Time
11:00 a.m. Coffee & Conversation
11:30 a.m. (Sanctuary)
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.
I know you have noticed that the cakes are back. You can’t keep a baker out of the kitchen even if she is one-handed. We love your cakes, Claudia Yeager Smith, but we love you more, so please be careful.
The Congregational Care Team felt so good coordinating the meals for Claudia and George. You made it very easy, Pathways. You stepped up to the plate! The Care Team organized the delivery of the meals, but many others in our congregation contributed ever so generously of their time, care and talents. An example was the laughs delivered by Barbara Spencer. (just what the doctors would have ordered had they been wiser) Thank you team, Pathways.
A friendly reminder: The Congregational Care Team is here to serve the Pathways Community. We ask that you continue to assist us by letting us know when there is a need. You can contact us in person (we wear the Pink Ribbons on our name badges), by placing a card in the Pink Box, through email (each of us is in the directory) or by emailing CareTeam Many thanks.
And a little More Gratitude
Pathways members generously responded with a donation of $100 to assist the Hopedale Congregation with their endeavor to update their 1898 building. Pathway’s former minister, Rev. Tony Lorenzen has started his second year at Hopedale Unitarian Church in Massachusetts. If you 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.
The link to the Hopedale campaign: http://www.faithify.org/projects/sound-improvement-accessibility-and-community/
Thanks to everyone who donated to help Hopedale Unitarian Church!
Come One, Come All: Opportunities for Growth, Fellowship, and Friendship
Upcoming Events & Activities
Monday, July 25, 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.
This group welcomes everyone who wishes to learn the art of meditation and mindful living.
Tues. July 26 – 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Pathways Arts Collaborative
If you have sewing, quilting, art, design, or crafting experience, or if you’d like to learn, join us. We are also planning a Saturday meeting soon! For more information, contact Nancy Miller nancymiller or Beth Cusack beth.cusack
Wednesday, July 27, 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 Join us for lunch
After Common Ground Service
We will have our first "5th Sundays" Potluck. All are welcome as we begin a new Pathways Tradition.
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.
Women’s Book Group
For the month of August (4th and 18th) the Pathways Women’s Book Group will be reading The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig. Set in rural Montana, the narrator looks back on events in his childhood in the early 20th Century. The Book Group meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 2 pm at Pathways.
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 31
10:00 a.m. Common Ground: Terese Adamic "Offended … or Transcended"
10:15 a.m. Children’s RE: Gardening – All Ages Welcome! (weather permitting)
11:00 a.m. Coffee & Conversation
11:30 a.m. 5th Sunday Potluck
Pathways Building Fund – Let’s Put the FUN in Fundraising !!
Seeking a few energetic folks to brainstorm great ideas for fun ways to raise money for Pathways!
Now forming a new Fundraising Task Force. For more information and to Voluteer Contact:
Sandy Moore;sandy.moore.7911 Let’s help build up our Building Fund!
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:
- DISHWASHING LIQUID
- Canned refried beans
- Canned Rotel tomatoes
- Canned assorted vegetables
- Canned fruit
- Canned milk (evaporated)
- Canned chicken
- Cornbread Mix
- 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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