9/28/22 E-News Summary

This Sunday 10/2/22 –

Donate to Share the PlateBriarpatch Youth Services, whose mission is strengthening the lives of youth and families. Their Teens Like Us program provides support and education for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth ages 13-18. 

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Covenant Groups Forming – Last Week to Sign up – See this brochure. Sign-up here.

Small Group Ministry – descriptions of groups – see your weekly newsletter for Zoom links

  • Wednesday – Meditation Group 6:30-7 on zoom
  • Thursday – Sacred Breath Choir 7:00 in person with virtual option (see description)
  • Sunday – Octavia’s Parables Discussion Group 6-7 on zoom
  • Monday – Journaling Group (every other Monday, meets next 10/10) 7-8 on zoom

Coming Up…

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: Cooking With Rev. Karen on Zoom! – click for details – Click here for the recipe for vegan and gluten free cabbage soup. See your weekly email for the zoom link.

Saturday-Sunday, October 15-16Campout at Lake Farm Park!  Come for Saturday afternoon, stay for the campfire, stay all night… you choose. Click for more details.

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, Dinner, Auction, Fundraiser, Community Builder – We are ready to receive your donations, expertise, time & ideas! We encourage you to offer items and experiences that help us build connection and community – gatherings, excursions, homemade food and goods, artwork, services, lending, lessons etc. Every year we learn a little more about each other through these exchanges and build more Beloved Community. Other donations are also very welcome! If you aren’t using it anymore, it might become a treasure for someone else. That’s another form of connection too. Feel free to include a little background on items you offer. Examples from previous years are at the link above. Join us!

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

Social Justice Update – click for details

  • Collecting items at Reeb for those experiencing homelessness
  • 8th Principle and Reeb
  • UU the Vote – Local action and WUUSAN
  • JRUUC Works for Justice! – Signup for emails

Religious Education and Family Ministry Update – click for details

  • New Activities Schedule for Children, Youth & Families – starts this Sunday
  • A letter from Mandy about upcoming changes
  • 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
  • Other music interests? Share them with the congregation!
  • Music this week: If I were Brave, How Can I Keep from Singing, Sing Your Spirit Home

Membership Gatherings – click for details


Our October Theme: The Path of Courage

James Baldwin

Our October theme invites us to recognize and celebrate the many acts of courage it takes to live as our full selves. In this space you’ll find a new invitation into reflection on our monthly theme every week.

Check-in question: What is the greatest act of courage that you directly witnessed? And how did it change you?

It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself and half-believed, before I was able to walk on the earth as though I had a right to be here. – James Baldwin

Rev. Karen’s Musing for this week – Prairie Connections and “Church”

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What’s Happening in Unitarian Universalism – Click Here for More About…

  • 8th Principle Work
  • UU the Vote
  • Side With Love – social action
  • UUA News

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