Services for November 2013 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula
November 3rd: “Bring a Friend to Church!”
Four out of every five people who don’t currently go to a church would do so if they were asked by a trusted friend or relative, but only two percent of church-going people actually invite anyone else to come with them in a given year! So why not ask your friends to come to the Fellowship with you this Sunday? Bring a friend to church with you and share your love of the Fellowship with them!
November 10th: “A Special Kind of Service”
A desire to serve the larger community runs through the heart of Unitarian Universalism. Although a small congregation, our location puts the Fellowship in the midst of a group that has gone an extra step in service to our country: the United States Military. The eve of Veterans’ Day presents a wonderful opportunity for a few of our friends and members to share their reflections on service in our nation’s Armed Forces.
Greg Gecowets is a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and has attended the UUFP since 2009. He currently serves as Director of both the UUFP ChorUUs and the UUFP Winds. (On occasion, he has also been addressed as “the Grounds Guy”.)
Special music will be provided by the UUFP Winds!
Three years ago I preached on the subject of mission, and how a congregation’s mission — not the minister nor the Board nor even the members — is the true owner of that congregation. Three years later, with a strategic plan being implemented to guide us further along in becoming a healthy “program church”, let’s check in and see how we’re doing when it comes to living our mission.
The Fellowship’s newest members will be recognized at this service!
4:30pm on November 17th: “Transgender Day of Remembrance”
Join us for an early evening service marking the fifteenth annual, internationally observed witness of and resistance to violence based on bias against transgender people. We’ll begin in the Sanctuary for some music, a brief reflection and the reading of names before lighting candles at sunset and processing outside for a time of silent vigil.
November 24th: “Gifts of Being from Sources Beyond Ourselves”
As bestselling author Melody Beattie writes, “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” It’s also a trait of true leadership.
Special music will be provided by the UUFP’s ChorUUs!