Pathways Weekly – March 17 – 26, 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
Sun. Mar. 19
| 9:15 a.m.
Choir Practice (drop-ins welcome)
Common Ground: Labyrinth Walk
Children’s RE: Multigenerational service – no RE
Coffee and Conversation
Adult Discussion Groups (child care provided)
|Sun. Mar. 19||2:00 p.m.||Non-Violent Communication – Session 1|
|Mon. Mar. 20||7:00 p.m.||Metamorphisis Mindful Meditation Sangha|
|Tues. Mar. 21||1:00 p.m.||Pathways Arts Collaborative|
|Wed. Mar. 22||7:00 p.m.||Pathways Meditation & Dharma Study Group|
|Sun. Mar. 26||
| Choir Practice
Common Ground: Karan Marshall
Children’s RE: Discussion on how to reduce our carbon
Coffee & Conversation
Adult Discussion Groups
|Sun. Mar. 26||2:00 p.m.||Non-Violent Communication – Session 2|
Monthly Theme for March: Justice, Equity & Compassion
11:00 a.m Coffee & Conversation
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.
The Harried Reasoners will finish the discussion of The Other Wes Moore (Wes Moore) and Hillbilly Elegy (J. D. Vance). We hope you will join us.
Thank you to all who hosted and attended last Saturday’s Circle Dinners and a special shout out to Marty Kusmierski for coordinating this event. This truly is an opportunity for fellowship and friendship!
Calling all able-bodied members, friends, visitors to help lay out our labyrinth this coming Sunday, March 19, for our Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk. The labyrinth is laid out on the parking lot east of the building, so need to start at least by 9:00 am before cars start parking there. Note that the walk will be cancelled if it is raining or even if it rains during the night and the pavement is wet. It would damage the labyrinth to be laid out on wet pavement. Many thanks to anyone who can help!
Also, 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
TEE SHIRT SALES
Time to purchase T-shirts! Sign up sheets are in the lobby. Two versions are available.
#1: Standing on the Side of Love – 1 for $12/2 for $20 and #2: Pathways Covenant – 1 for $20. (Photos of each will be posted in the lobby.)
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, (email@example.com), 817-914-3020.
Sun. Mar. 19th and Mar. 26th – Non-Violent Communication (NVC) – 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more
Sat. Apr. 1st – An Interfaith Conversation – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
You are invited! St. Stephens Episcopal Church is hosting an ecumenical event, What I Wish You Knew About My Faith, with our church neighbors. Saturday, April 1, 9 am to noon. Admission is free and a light lunch will be provided. David Pollard is speaking for Pathways. This interfaith event is a unique opportunity to get acquainted and learn about our neighbors’ faiths.
Sat. Apr. 8th – Circle Dinners
Please sign up in the lobby if you are interested in attending or hosting. (Four different hosts are needed!)
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: email@example.com 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
Pathways Women’s Book Group
For the month of April (6th and 20th) the Pathways Women’s Book group will read and discuss Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler. The book group meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 2:00 pm 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 the 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Beth Cusack(email@example.com). Our current project is designing and cutting felt for our seven principles banners.
Next Sunday, March 26th
10:00 a.m. Common Ground: Karan Marshall
11:00 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
11:30 a.m. Adult Discussion Groups:
On My Path
TED Talk: “Beautiful New Words to Describe Obscure Emotions” by John Koenig
Pathways Board of Trustees election will be held soon, date to be announced by the Board shortly. Per requirements of our by-laws, candidates are to be announced at least 30 days prior to the election. One seat will be voted on, the election of a Trustee to fill the seat of Rick Anderton, who’s term will be expiring shortly.
It is with pleasure the Pathways UU Leadership Development Committee is nominating George Smith to this position on the Board of Trustees. Term of service will be 3 years, term expiring in 2020.
Members who are interested in standing for election should immediately contact persons on the LDC. Election to the Board of Trustees is not election to a specific office on the board. An election/decision among Trustees (currently serving and newly elected) will be held within that group to determine positions/duties on the Board of Trustees. All voting members are encouraged to speak with the candidate and ask any questions they may have prior to the election.
George Smith (standing for election, 3 year term of service, to expire 2020)
* Member of Pathways since 2011.
* Chairman of the Fundraising task force for 2 years, during which time was lead on several highly successful garage sales.
* Lead organizer of Game Night as part of the Fun & Fellowship Team.
* Volunteer with NEED (Northeast Emergency Distribution) 3 years to present; including weekly transfer of donated food from
Pathways to NEED.
* Teller and Bookkeeper for Sunday donations to Pathways and Outreach recipient for nearly 2 years to present.
* Member 2016 Pledge Drive Team.
* Member of the current Pathways UU Wellspring program
* Currently a Tarrant County Election Official for over 17 years
* Foster/mentor to rescued Cairn Terriers and other terrier breeds for 15 years to present.
Now retired from Burlington-Northern Railway as a Senior Analyst, George is delighted to be a part of the Pathways community. He looks forward to facilitating healthy growth and opportunity at this dynamic time in Pathways history.
Respectfully submitted, Pathways UU Leadership Development Committee
Claudia Yeager-Smith Wally Eakins Mary Chambers Posted 3/08/17
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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