Pathways Weekly – March 3 – 12, 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. 5
Choir Practice (drop-ins welcome)
Common Ground: Duane Buuck,
Children’s RE: Environment Conservation
Coffee and Conversation
|Mon. Mar. 6||7:00 p.m.|| Metamorphosis Mindfulness
|Tues. Mar. 7||1:00 p.m.||Pathways Arts Collaborative|
|Wed. Mar. 8||7:00 p.m.||Pathways Meditation & Dharma Study Group|
|Sun. Mar. 12||
Common Ground: Phillip Hawkins
Children’s RE: Continuing with Environment Conservation
Coffee & Conversation
Inquirer’s Class (See note below)
Monthly Theme for March: Justice, Equity & Compassion
10:00 a.m. Common Ground: Duane Buuck, “Connecting in Our Community”
Duane Buuck, the executive director of Mid-Cities Care Corps (MCCC),accepted his current position in 2007 following a 26-year career in telecommunications with GTE. MCCC is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) established 1981 with a mission “to preserve the independence of senior neighbors in N.E.Tarrant County”. The programs and outreach provide Help, Hope, and Healing to senior and the community, with unique opportunities of connecting neighbors in our community.10:15 a.m. Children’s RE: Environment Conservation Activity
11:00 a.m Coffee & Conversation
11:30 a.m Board Meeting & Adult Discussion Groups
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.
In the last few months, the Harried Reasoners first read Hillbilly Elegy (J. D. Vance), then read The Other Wes Moore (Wes Moore). The plan is to complete the discussion of the second book in this two-book series on Sunday, followed by a discussion of the similarities and differences in the two books on March 19th. The Harried Reasoners have been known to deviate from a previously announced plan. You are invited to come see for yourself how it goes, and while there, participate.
Please take some time to show your appreciation to and consider how to support teachers, mentors, and role models in our community.
Come One, Come All: Opportunities for Growth, Fellowship, and Friendship
Waiting Patiently for a Village People Saturday Coordinator
Are you looking for a way to help Pathways save money by remaining self-sufficient with volunteers? Do you enjoy the chairs being lined up and not seeing dust motes in the sunlight? Become our Village People Saturday cleaning team coordinator. Ask the Friday team, they enjoy cleaning and the chance to be social. Volunteer crew typically meets around 9:30 or 10 a.m.ONLY every other Saturday. With 4 – 6 people the work can get done within an hour. See Stan Roskoski for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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. 12th – Inquirer’s Class 11:30 a.m.
If you are considering becoming a member at Pathways, or would just like to know more about Pathways and UU, come to our next Inquirer’s Class on Sunday, March 12, at 11:30 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.
Sun. Mar. 19th – Non-Violent Communication (NVC) Session 1 – 2:00 – 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
UU Family Campout Information
The sign up sheet will be available in early February. If your family is interested, please contact the organizer ASAP at email@example.com Sp
Mar. 17 – 19 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.
Fri. Apr. 14, 2017 (Good Friday) Pathways Spring Garage Sale: Time to Clean Out Your Closets
Sale: 7 am – 4 pm
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
Tues. Mar. 7th and 21st Pathways Arts Collaborative 1 – 3 p.m.
Come join us! We welcome your ideas of what creative projects you’d like to see start at Pathways (cookbooks, music, writing, you name it!) Currently, we are designing our wall hangings for the seven principles. Just drop in or contact Nancy Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Beth Cusack (email@example.com) if you have questions.
Mark your calendars: On Saturday, March 25th, youth and children with their families are invited to design individual squares for a quilt hanging to be on display at Pathways. (11:30 – 1:30) 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!
Thurs. Mar. 16th – Pathways Women’s Book Group
Next Sunday, March 12th
10:00 a.m. Common Ground: Phil Hawkins
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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