Pathways Weekly July 28 – August 7, 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 28 – August 7
Sat. July 30 11:30 a.m. Pathways Arts Collaborative Meeting Sanctuary Sun. July 31 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: Therese Adamiec"Offended … or Transcended?" Children’s RE: Native American Craft & Discussion Coffee & ConversationAll Congregation Potluck – Join us! Mon. Aug. 1 7:00 p.m. Metamorphosis Mindfulness Meditation Sangha Wed. Aug. 3 7:00 p.m. Pathways Meditation & Dharma Study Group Sun. Aug. 7 10:00 a.m 10:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Common Ground: David Pollard "What I Learned at General Assembly 2016" Children’s RE: Pizza Party & Summer Wrap up session Adult Discussion Groups Harried Reasoners On My Path Monthly Themes for July and August: Transcendentalism and UU Heritage
This Sunday, July 31
10:00 a.m. Common Ground: Therese Adamiec "Offended … or Transcended?"
How would your life be changed if you learned how to avoid taking offense to the words and actions of others? This is the secret to contentment practiced by all spiritual masters. Let’s discuss this powerful path to spiritual freedom. In the idealistic vision of the Transcendentalists, imagine the kind of world we could create together!
Dr. Therese Adamiec (pronounced “Adam-ik”) received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 1982. She is also a trained spiritual director and on the Core Faculty of the HeartPaths DFW spiritual direction training program. Most importantly, however, she was a charter member of this Grand Adventure called Pathways Church, and she served in several different volunteer roles during the first seven years of its beautiful life. She lives in North Richland Hills with her extra-talented husband Wayne Adamiec and their beloved doggie Maya.
10:15 a.m. Children’s RE:Native American Craft (Ball in a Cup Game) & Discussion
11:00 a.m. Coffee & Conversation & Potluck Setup
11:30 a.m. All-Congregation Potluck (Sanctuary)
Special thanks goes out to our Tech Teams, Web Designers, and Sunday Bulletin Designers. You do an outstanding job of sharing Pathways with the greater community.
“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in”. ~Author Unknown
Come One, Come All: Opportunities for Growth, Fellowship, and Friendship
Looking for Sunday Common Ground Ushers
Please consider volunteering one Sunday of each month as an usher to take up the collection plates during our Common Ground service. For more info, please contact Beth Cusack at beth.cusack.
Fri. July 29 & Sat. July 30 – Rev. Chuck Freeman & TXUUJM Informal Events
Rev. Chuck would like to meet activists for social justice issues and will be available at casual dinners Friday evening at Mr. Chopsticks at 6:30 PM and Saturday tentatively at Mellow Mushroom at same time. Rev. Freeman has been in the ministry since 1977 serving Church of Christ and Unitarian Universalist congregations. Chuck is a founding member of the Texas Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry (TXUUJM) and its Executive Director.
TXUUJM advocacy focuses on three issues:
1. Economic Justice/Income Inequality
2. Reproductive Justice
3. Immigration/Refugee Reform/Rights
If you’d like to meet Chuck, please contact Barb Rodman via Facebook message at barodman48 or by phone at 940-206-0388
Sat. July 30 – 11:30 Pathways Arts Collaborative (Sanctuary)
If you have sewing, quilting, art, design, or crafting experience, or if you’d like to learn, join us. For more information, contact Nancy Miller nancymiller or Beth Cusack beth.cusack
Sunday, July 31, POTLUCK After Common Ground Service
All are welcome as we begin a new Pathways Tradition (5th Sundays Potluck).
The following is a recommendation for what to bring by last name:
A-F Main Course
G-L Beverages or Side Dish
Inner Child Puppet Workshops
Last Sunday at Pathways, our speaker was Paula Shutman. If you’d like to get on her email list to be notified about future workshops she will be offering, email her at innerchildpuppet.
In each workshop Paula creates a safe and fun environment as an invitation for participants to connect and actively engage with their inner child. Using mindfulness meditation, music, relaxation, guided visualizations, writing, props, and puppet making, participants are led through a three hour creative process that reaches into the unconscious and forges connections between symbols and emotions. Each inner child puppet is unique to each member and has its own special story to tell.
Upcoming Events & Activities
Monday, August 1, 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.
Wednesday, August 3, 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.
Women’s Book Group August 4 and 18, 2:00 p.m.
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. The Leading Edge – Training to strengthen our North Texas Unitarian Universalist Congregations (NTUUC)
3 Tracks will be presented: Religious Education (RE) for children & youth; RE for adults; Hospitality & Welcome
Register by midnight July 31. Childcare available. The website link is NTUUC.org/TheLeadingEdge
Friday, August 19 – Save the Date! Pathways Wine Tasting & Silent Auction Fundraiser 7:00 p.m.
Auction items may be dropped off at church starting August 14th.
Auction items do not need to be physical items. Service items will be accepted (babysitting, house cleaning, dinners, etc.)
For more info contact David Pollard (817-680-3710)
There will be food at the event – fruit & cheese trays, crackers, etc. Larry White from awineknow.com is conducting the event. He provides tasting notes for the six wines we’ll be trying. You don’t need to drink wine to attend the event, as long as you buy a ticket come and enjoy the snacks, fellowship and bid on auction items.
Next Sunday, August 7
10:00 a.m. Common Ground: David Pollard "What I Learned at General Assembly 2016"
10:15 a.m. Children’s RE: Pizza Party & Summer Wrap Up Session
11:00 a.m. Coffee & Conversation
11:30 a.m. Adult Discussion Groups – Harried Reasoners and On My Path
Pathways Building Fund – Let’s Put the FUN in Fundraising
Let’s kick start our Building Fund! Seeking a few energetic folks to brainstorm great ideas for fun ways to raise money for Pathways and to form a new Fundraising Task Force.
For more information contact Sandy Moore at sandy.moore.7911 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.”
When we looked at their near term agenda and ours, we saw that the overlap was “Educating and Engaging Voters” and “Defending the Environment”. The Harried Reasoners are working on registering and educating voters. For more information on the League of Women Voters please visit their website: http://lwv.org/
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 Stan Roskoski at sjroskoski for details.
NEED is in serious need of the following items:
- Rotel tomatoes
- Canned refried beans
- Canned milk (evaporated)
- Canned chicken
- Canned fruit
- Cornbread Mix
- Shaving Cream
- 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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