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2017

Wednesday, June 7 —
6:30 pm Worship Team (Common Room)

Friday, June 9 —
7:00 pm Health & Ethical Eating Group (Common Room)
7:00 pm Gainesville International Folk Dancing* (Phillips Hall)

unday, June 11 —
11:00 pm Worship Service (Sanctuary)
12:15 pm Membership Orientation (12:15 Grounds Tour at Fountain / 12:30 pm Orientation in Common Room)
1:15 pm March for Equality (meet at Depot Park. March starts at 2:00 pm
6:00 pm Dancing Otters Wiccan Class* (Common Room)

Monday, June 12 —
6:30 pm Gainesville Bridge Club* (Fellowship Hall)
7:00 pm Welcome Team (Common Room)

Tuesday, June 13 —
8:30 am Morning Meditation (Common Room)
4:00 pm Governance Team (Common Room)
6:00 pm CYREC Steering Committee (Common Room)

Wednesday, June 14 —
1:00 pm Finance Committee (Common Room)

Saturday, June 17 —
10:00 am Welcome Team — Congregational Retreat (Phillips Hall)
12:00 pm Book Circle (See Martha Soles for location)

Sunday, June 18 —
11:00 pm Worship Service (Sanctuary)
12:30 pm Social Justice Circle (Common Room)
6:00 pm Dancing Otters Wiccan Class* (Common Room)

*Non-UUFG event


 
Governance Meetings

Regular Governing Board Meetings

Third Wednesday of the month, 6:30 PM in the Common Room

 
HEALTH & ETHICAL EATING GROUP -- Friday, June 9 , 7 pm

UUFG’s Health and Ethical Eating group will meet on Friday, June 9 at 7 pm in the Felllowship's Common Room. You are invited to attend! We will listen to and discuss a video presentation “Happiness 101” by Tal Ben Shahar, whose Positive Psychology course at Harvard University had the highest enrollment of any course at Harvard.

Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for additional information.

 
MARCH FOR EQUALITY -- Sunday, June 11, 1:30 pm

Please help us make UUFG a visible presence at the Gainesville Area Equality March for Unity and Pride on Sunday, June 11. We will gather at 1:30 pm in Depot Park. The march will begin at 2 pm and proceed up South Main Street to Bo Diddley Plaza. The march will include a symbolic beginning to recognize transgender people killed and the victims of the Pulse shooting. The rally at the Plaza will begin at 2:30 pm and is scheduled for 90 minutes.

You can participate in a number of ways: Just show up for the march on June 11 wearing your Standing on the Side of Love t-shirt. You can also volunteer to be a safety marshal, a sign-maker, or a chant leader. (Training for safety marshals is at 10 am on June 3 at the Pride Center, 3131 NW 13th St. A sign-making party follows at 11 am.)

We will have an information table in the Phillips Social Hall after the May 28 and June 4 services, or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for information.

 
Training for the Long Haul, May 16, 23 & 30, 2017

Facing the Mess We're In Without Going Crazy

Three Tuesdays: May 16, 23 & 30 at 7:00 pm in UUFG's Common Room

Drawing on the work of Dr. Joanna Macy, this training will help you look at your deepest feelings about what is happening to our world, and renew your personal power in safe, supportive, and creative space. Whether you are a long-time activist or have never engaged in social/political change before, this three-part training will help you:

  • Redefine the context for the conditions we face and reframe the goals for effecting change in our lives and in the world.
  • Determine how to follow your own sense of rightness about where and how you feel called to act.
  • Learn how to tap your innate capabilities for effective, sustained action.

If you missed the Sunday, May 7 presentation, please click the link below for its synopsis. You still have the opportunity to register for the three-part training, to take place from 7-9 pm on Tuesdays, May 16, 23 and 30. Participants must commit to all three sessions. For more information, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Diane DePuydt, PhD, is an educator and training consultant with extensive experience in the fields of community development and sustainability. She trained extensively with Joanna Macy. Diane currently guides the Tuesday morning meditation group at UUFG.

Joanna Macy, Ph.D is long-time activist and scholar of Buddhism, systems thinking, and deep ecology. For over 40 years, her work has helped people transform despair and apathy into constructive, collaborative action.

 


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