Our Most Recent This I Believe, This I Practice
If you missed our most recent This I Believe/This I Practice on Sunday, August 24, Dan Neuspiel gave a powerful presentation of his own credo. He described how his family's Jewish ethic " Tikkun Olam--our shared responsibility to heal a broken world," later evolved into his current UU faith as "giving life the shape of justice." To read his presentation in its entirety, click here.
UUCC and Open Door School offices will be closed on Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day.
Background of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
Background of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) will be facilitated by Rev. Elizabeth Kerman, retired Unitarian Universalist minister. This class will explore the history, politics, religious, and social constructs which lie behind the stories that became the Hebrew Bible in an attempt to understand what the stories meant at the time they were told and, later, written. We will come to see how some of these stories have been used to bolster and expand our ideas of human freedom and social justice. Two separate classes will be offered: six Wednesday Evenings at 7:00 p.m. beginning and September 3, or six Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning September 4. This will be primarily lecture with time for participants to share their knowledge and for discussion. Please sign up now at the Adult Programming Table in Freeman Hall or email email@example.com. Space is limited.
September is Bring-Your-Camera-to-Church Month
A task group organized under the UUCC’s Communications Team is developing our next generation website. The current website has served us well but is in need of a “refresh” and more functionality for members. Key to the success of the project will be finding new, compelling images that capture who we are as a spiritual community. The website task group has discussed utilizing the skills of both the amateur and professional photographers amongst us, and declaring September “Bring-Your-Camera-to-Church Month”. Stay tuned—we’ll provide more details in the next issue of Voices. In the meantime, feel free to bring your camera to UUCC activities and start collecting those images!
Seeking Workshop Proposals for Luna Rising 2015
We are currently seeking workshop proposals/leaders for Luna Rising, 2015. If you have a suggestion for a workshop and leader or would like to lead one yourself, contact Kathleen Carpenter at Kathleen@uuccharlotte.org; she will send you more information and the workshop form or you can click here to fill out the electronic version. Luna Rising 2015 will be held Saturday, January 31.
Introducing Adult Our Whole Lives Program
Through this program, adults have the opportunity to participate in the frank, holistic, non-judgmental exploration of contemporary sexual questions, choices and practices and the chance to explore the powerful, and life-giving relationship between sexuality and spirituality. If you’re wondering if this is the right time in your life to take this course, we will share information about the curriculum in the Bernstein Room on this Sunday, August 24 and Sunday, September 14 from 12:45 – 1:30 p.m.
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