FUUN Potluck and Game Night
On Friday, August 1, 6:00-8:30 p.m., we will begin with a POTLUCK Dinner at 6:00 p.m. A “get-to-know-each-other” activity for all ages will begin at 6:45 p.m. and then we’ll break into groups to play our favorite board games. If you need childcare for the very youngest, please sign up at the Adult Programming Table in Freeman Hall or email email@example.com.
Getting to Know Us
Every 1st Sunday after each service, visitors are invited to an informal Q&A with a long-standing UU Church of Charlotte member. Grab a cup of coffee from Freeman Hall and meet downstairs in the Bernstein Room on Sunday, August 3 immediately following either service.
Habitat for Humanity Book Drive Continues
Help us continue the book drive for Habitat for Humanity! We’ve had excellent participation, with an overflowing bin most weeks – but more are always appreciated. All books and videos go to Julia’s Café and Books on Wendover Rd., a fundraising arm of Habitat.
Volunteer One-On-One With Homeless Men
The Men’s Shelter of Charlotte (MSC), one of last year’s UUCC Social Justice grant recipients, is seeking volunteers to work with currently homeless clients to find housing and employment. The program, called the Housing and Employment Resource Center, is part of a collaborative partnership between agencies working together to help men find shelter and work. MSC requests that volunteers help a minimum of 4 hours per month with at least 2 hours each visit. Some examples of what volunteers would do include assisting with housing searches, apartment applications, navigating public transportation, obtaining foundation documents. Prior to starting, volunteers fill out an application and attend a one-hour training session. If interested, please contact UUCC member Dick Kistler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evening Version of TED for the Soul
Because of the popularity of the daytime version of TED for the Soul, we are adding another opportunity to gather in the evening beginning on Tuesday, August 5, 7:00-8:15 p.m. in the Bernstein Room. Join us on any First Tuesday of the month as we view a TED Talk and follow-up with discussion. Trisha Hevey and Susan Cox will co-facilitate the meeting to encourage questioning, self-reflection, and spiritual growth.
Jesus and Buddha, The Parallel Sayings
From the Marcus Borg authored book of the same title: “Jesus and Buddha, two of the greatest holy beings to ever walk the earth and inspiration to billions, are now meeting in an encounter of the spirit in the West.” Join us for two sessions that will survey this book, the similarities in the life of Jesus and Buddha, and a comparison/discussion of their similar teachings and relevance to modern times. Two class meetings facilitated by Richard Kushmaul: August 10 at 10:30 a.m. and, August 14 at 7:00 p.m., both in the Bernstein Room. Please sign up to attend both sessions at the Adult Programming Table in Freeman Hall or by emailing email@example.com.
This I Believe, This I Practice
Born in Israel to a Holocaust survivor and an idealistic Zionist activist, Dan Neuspiel has journeyed from a working class Jewish upbringing in Newark, NJ, through the political turbulence of the 1960s, to a life of continued commitment to social change. Though he left the dogma of Jewish religion in adolescence, he has continued a quest for Tikkun Olam, healing a broken world, and has maintained some of the rituals of Jewish celebration with his family. After many years of militant atheism, he has developed a vision of social justice work as spiritual activity, and is exploring a new view of God. Join Dan on Sunday, August 24 at 10:30 a.m. in the Bernstein Room to hear more of his story. Childcare Provided.
Read About What’s Going On…
Voices newsletter is published bi-weekly and mailed to the members of the UUC Charlotte congregation. The most recent 4 issues can be always be found here for you to download either as an alternative to receiving an issue in the mail or if you need to refer to an earlier issue.