Pathways Weekly – March 10 – 19, 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 – email@example.com
|Sat. Mar. 11||Before Bed||SET CLOCKS – SPRING FORWARD!!!!|
Sun. Mar. 12
| 9:15 a.m.
Choir Practice (drop-ins welcome)
Common Ground: Phillip Hawkins
Children’s RE: Continue with Compost Project
Coffee and Conversation
|Mon. Mar. 13||7:00 p.m.||Metamorphosis Mindfulness Meditation Sangha|
|Wed. Mar. 15||7:00 p.m.||Pathways Meditation & Dharma Study Group|
|Thurs. Mar. 16||2:00 p.m.||Pathways Women’s Book Group|
|Sun. Mar. 19||
| Choir Practice
Common Ground: Labyrinth Walk
Children’s RE: Discussion on Environmental Conservation
Coffee & Conversation
Adult Discussion Groups
|Sun. Mar. 19||2:00 p.m.||Non-Violent Communication – Session 1|
Monthly Theme for March: Justice, Equity & Compassion
10:00 a.m. Common Ground: Phil Hawkins, “Finding a God of My Understanding, Who Understands”
Phillip Hawkins has worked both as a minister and as a public servant for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Service. He is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice. He has discovered that he knows much less for sure as the years pass, and he sometimes longs for the illusion of certainty that characterized his early adult years.10:15 a.m. Children’s RE: Environment Conservation Activity Continued
11:00 a.m Coffee & Conversation
11:30 a.m. Inquirer’s Class
If you are considering becoming a member at Pathways, or would just like to know more about Pathways and UU, come to our Inquirer’s Class in Meeting Room #1 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. Please email Marge Stockton (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to attend.
11:30 a.m. Adult Discussion Groups
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.
While David Pollard is away from Pathways, he has generously given the Harried Reasoners the TED Talks time. Therefore, instead of TED Talks we will be having Harried Reasoners talks. All are invited to join us.
A big shout out of gratitude to Beth and Tim Cusack, Beth Wasson, and Jim Moore for cleaning, sorting, organizing, and putting up shelves and hooks in our various storage closets. We may now actually be able to find what we’re looking for!
Update: Village People Saturday Coordinator
We now have five volunteers for our Saturday Cleaning Team. However, we still need a few people who are willing to be alternates/substitutes if members of the team call in sick or have last minute emergencies. Volunteer crew typically meets around 9:30 or 10 a.m. for ONLY about an hour every other Saturday. Contact Stan Roskoski for more information (email@example.com).
Sat. Mar. 11th 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. 19th – Non-Violent Communication (NVC) Session #1 – 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Number of Class Meetings 8 • Begins Sunday March 19 – and ends on Sunday May 26
NO MEETINGS on April 16 (Easter) or May 14th (Mother’s Day)
Overview: Purpose • Applying NVC within Ourselves • A Radically Different Kind of Honesty • Empathically Connecting with Others • Meeting Our Needs in Intimate Relationships • Experiencing and Exercising Authority • Healing, Mediation and Reconciliation • How NVC Supports Social Change • Living Compassionately with Celebration and Gratitude
Mar. 17th – 19th, 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.
Sat. Mar. 25th – Special Youth Event – 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
All are invited to join our youth and children with their families to design individual squares for a quilt hanging to be on display at Pathways. 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. Contact Beth Cusack at email@example.com for more information.
Fri. Apr. 14th, 2017 (Good Friday) Pathways Spring Garage Sale: Time to Clean Out Your Closets
Sale: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cusacks’ Home at 1200 Denton Dr., Euless
Contact: Beth Wasson for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or TEXT ONLY to 817-673-27899 (NO CALLS)
Sorters and Pricers, Storage, Transportation, Set-up, Post-Sale Clean-up, Food & Drink Donations, Hauling Leftovers
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.
UBarU 2017 Summer Camps — Save the Date!
Summer camps for children (equivalent of 3rd grade level through high school graduate)
Regularly Scheduled Events & Activities
Monday and Wednesday Meditation Groups
Thurs. Mar. 16th – Pathways Women’s Book Group
For the month of March 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 the first and third Thursdays of each month at 2 p.m. at Pathways. Newcomers are always welcome.
Tues. Mar. 21st Pathways Arts Collaborative 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Please RSVP so we know if you are coming to a Tuesday meeting. We sometimes have a lot of equipment to transport and may change meeting location. (Sewing machines don’t travel too well!). RSVP to Nancy Miller (email@example.com) or Beth Cusack (firstname.lastname@example.org). Our current project is designing and cutting felt for our seven principles banners.
Next Sunday, March 19th
10:00 a.m. Common Ground: On March 19, during Common Ground, we will celebrate our biannual Equinox Labyrinth Walk. This is a very special traditional event in our Pathways liturgical year. We are asking that anyone who can bring drums or other musical instruments to play for the walkers.
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
- EXTRA NEEDed: Clothes washing detergent
- EXTRA NEEDed: Pudding
- Rotel tomatoes
- Canned refried beans
- Canned fruit
- Sanitary supplies
- Dishwashing liquid
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 email@example.com
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