9/14/22 E-News Summary

Sunday Sept. 18th: Open Circles with Rev. Karin Armina – We are back up to our maximum capacity of 140, with singing and coffee hour so come on in!

Donate to Share the PlateSolace Friends (Hospice services for our community’s most vulnerable people)

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Sept 20th 7pmJRUUC Justice Leadership Team Meeting – If you would like to attend these meetings, please send a request to join the Google Group: jruuc-justice-leadership-team@googlegroups.com.  You will get the agenda and Zoom link sent to you every month.

Covenant Groups Forming NowSee this brochure. Sign-up here.

Small Group Ministry – descriptions of groups – Octavia’s Parables Discussion Group, Meditation Group, Sacred Breath Choir, Covenant Groups forming for this year, Journaling Group – see your weekly newsletter for Zoom links

Covid Plan revision approved – click for more information and helpful list of FAQ’s

Coming Up…

Sept. 25th 10- 2 Prairie UU Building Dedication and Fair – Let’s go together!  Reebers will gather to carpool to the Open House at 11:30.

Sunday, October 2 – BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic) to the green space behind our building for our last picnic of the year, following Sunday Service

Saturday, October 8 6pm – Virtual Dinner Party on Zoom! – click for details

Saturday-Sunday, October 15-16Campout at Lake Farm Park!  Come for Saturday afternoon, stay for the campfire, stay all night… you choose.  Oh, and pray for good weather.

Saturday, November 5 10:00-2:30 – Exploring Membership Class at JRUUC, including lunch.  If you’re thinking about joining our congregation or simply want to learn more about Unitarian Universalism, the history of James Reeb, and what it means to be a member here, please join Rev. Karen and representatives of the Membership Team for this one-day, in-person event! Registration is required, so contact Mary Wagner or Rev. Karen to sign up or fill out the form on this page. Registration deadline is November 1.

Nov. 12th – Reeb Rave – Party & Auction Fundraiser – Your ideas are welcome now!

Minister’s Availability – In person and zoom hours on Tuesday, and in person hours on Fridays

Events Calendar (click for complete calendar)

Groundskeeping Sign-up

Religious Education and Family Ministry Update – click for details

  • New Activities Schedule for Children, Youth & Families – starts in October
  • Coming of Age – email coming out soon for scheduling
  • Help needed for Busy Hands table during services

Music and Choir Update – click for details

  • Regular rehearsals began September 8th, Thursdays at 7 – new folks are welcome, email Heather if it is your first time coming
  • Special Music this week from MaMuse “Circle Round”

Social Justice Update – click for details

  • MARRCH (Madison Abortion and Reproductive Rights Coalition for Healthcare) Activities
    • MARCCH Sunday Sept. 24th – 10-4 Rally

Membership Gatherings – click for details


Our September theme: The Path of Belonging

Our September theme invites us to reflect on many layers of belonging – our own and that of others.  It’s not just about us getting to come inside the circle; it’s that we get to participate in expanding it.  As the circle grows so do we!  In this space, you’ll find a new invitation into reflection on our monthly theme every week.

Check-in question:  When was the first time you thought to yourself, “Now I belong”?

I was so shocked to learn that the opposite of belonging is fitting in. Because fitting in is assessing a group of people and changing who you are. But true belonging never asks us to change who we are. It demands we be who we are. — Brené Brown

Rev. Karen’s Musing for this week – Humans and Prayer

Ingathering Message” from UUA President, the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray

Office Administrator Hired!

Welcome Morgan Stewart! 
Our new Office Administrator started September 1st and will be in the office from 11am-3pm on Tuesdays & Wednesdays and remotely on Fridays from 11am-3pm. When she’s not in the office, she’s either busy studying with her cohort in UW Madison’s Certified Professional Coach Program, working on her acting chops, or enjoying the sights around Madison.   

NOTE: Deadline for Announcements is Tuesday at 10 p.m. Submit announcements for the website any time. Please send your announcement to office@jruuc.org and specify where you would like it listed by writing Sunday Announcement and/or Weekly and/or Website in the subject line of your email.

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