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V02.10.13

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Love for our grounds is alive at Horizon. Our thanks go to Lucy Lockwood, Ann Petit, Mary Morris, Marte Robinson, Ed Keller and Bruce McClung who worked this week to keep Horizon beautiful.

Photo: M. Seaton


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This Sunday:

Induction of New Members Rev. Dennis Hamilton (Adapted from material originating from John Wolf, Minister at “All Souls�, Tulsa OK)

There are many things we get from being part of a church, solace in times of sorrow, friends to celebrate with, a force for social action and social conscience, encouragement on our path of spiritual development, but there is only one reason to join a Unitarian Universalist Church, that is, to support it. You want to support it because it stands against superstition and fear...because it points to what is noblest and best in human life...because it is open to women and men of whatever race, creed, gender expression, or place of origin. You want to support a Unitarian Universalist church because it has a free pulpit...because you can hear ideas expressed there which would cost other ministers their jobs. You want to support it because it is a place where children can come without being saddled with guilt or terrified of some "celestial peeping tom"...where they can learn that religion is for joy, for comfort, for gratitude and love. You want to support it because it is a place where walls between people are torn down rather than built up...because it is a place for the religious displaced persons of our time, the refugees from mixed marriages, the unwanted free thinkers and those who insist against orthodoxy that they must work out their own beliefs. You want to support a Unitarian Universalist church because it is more concerned with human beings than dogmas...because it searches for the holy, rather than dwells upon the depraved. .because it calls no one a sinner, yet knows how deep is the struggle in each person's breast and how great is the hunger for what is good. You want to support a Unitarian Universalist church because it can laugh, and because it can help us to laugh at ourselves. You want to support it because it insults neither your intelligence nor your conscience, and because it calls you to worship what is truly worthy of your sacrifice.


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GET READY FOR SUPER CELEBRATION SUNDAY ONE-DAY PLEDGE DRIVE FEBRUARY 17th 2013 Commitment Campaign

Our Commitment Campaign will happen this year on one day, Super Celebration Sunday, February 17th. Plan to stay after the service for a delicious meal. Have a lively conversation at the Listening Lunch with your table hosts-- interesting and engaging Horizon leaders. Answer their questions and talk with them about your vision for Horizon’s future…after all, 97% of the church’s support comes from members and friends. Horizon is entirely self-supporting when it comes to our annual operating budget. On February 17th, we hope that you will make a pledge for 2013 (to begin on July 1, 2013, our new fiscal year). We need your gift—and to get your gift, we have to have your pledge card! Pledge cards are available now at the Church Welcome Center and on the Horizon website (www.horizonuu.org under the “Give” section on the left). We’d love to see you on Super Celebration Sunday, February 17th and to get your ideas about our future at the lunch afterwards. But we will want your pledge by the 17th, even if you can’t come to church on that


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day! Your pledge is vital for our Board and leaders to be able to plan for the upcoming financial year.

How much should I pledge? Like other Unitarian Universalist congregations, we are entirely self-supporting (97%!) through the donations of members and friends. We encourage everyone to make a pledge commensurate with their personal circumstances and their commitment to the congregation. Every gift is appreciated! At about 300 members and friends, it costs us approximately $1,200 per adult member to operate the church. If everyone gave at this level or above, we would have an amazing campaign…but we understand that not everyone can. Our pledges at Horizon range from $120 to over $13,000 a year. Please consult our special Giving Guide on the Horizon pledge card (on our website)—it will assist you in making a decision about your gift level. Ideally, our members work towards giving 3-5% of their income. All gifts to Horizon are tax-deductible. Please consider your gift carefully and give more if you are able!

What do I need to do to participate? Come to church and get a pledge card at the Welcome Center. Think carefully about your gift, consult the Giving Guide and talk to your spouse or partner and family members. Give monthly via auto draft if at all possible. Fill out your card either before or at Super Celebration Sunday and come to church on February 17th. Stay for the Listening Lunch to talk about Horizon’s future. If you can’t come to church before or on February 17th, there’ still no excuse! You can print the pledge card off the Horizon website (www.horizonuu.org) under the “Give” section…OR you can use the card we’ll send out in an all-church email this and next week and scan your card in and send it to Commitment@horizonuu.org or to cstreece@hotmail.com OR you can fax your card and auto draft form to Horizon at 972-392-50570. Just do it-turn in your pledge card on or before Sunday, February 17th!! “I believe we're all one family and need each other in times of grief and gladness. And I believe in the power of human ingenuity and people of goodwill to make a difference in the world. This is my credo as a Unitarian Universalist. It's what Superman and I have in common.” - Christopher Reeve, actor


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Direct Answers To Questions About Electronic Contribution Q. What is Electronic contribution? A. Electronic contribution is an automatic transfer program which allows you to make contributions without writing checks. Q. What is the advantage of electronic contribution? A. It saves time! It saves work! It simplifies your life! You can avoid the hassle of writing and mailing checks! Q. How is my electronic contribution automatically deducted from my account? A. Once you authorize the transfer, your specified contribution is electronically transferred directly from your checking or savings account to the organizations account. Q. When will my contribution be deducted from my account? A. On its due date. You never have to worry about forgetting a payment or mailing it on time.

Q. If I do not write checks, how do I keep my checkbook balance straight? A. Since your contribution is made at a pre-established time, you simply record it in your check register on the appropriate date. Q. Without a canceled check, how can I prove I made my contribution? A. Your bank statement gives you an itemized list of electronic transfers. It is your proof of contribution and will be included in your “Record of Contributions”. Q. Is electronic contribution risky? A. Electronic contribution is less risky than check contribution. It cannot be lost, stolen or destroyed in the mail. It has an extremely high rate of accuracy.

Q. How much does electronic contribution cost? A. It costs you nothing and saves you time. Q. What if I try electronic contribution and don’t like it? A. You can cancel your authorization by notifying us any time. But, once you’ve enjoyed the convenience, time and money savings of electronic contribution, we doubt you will want to go back to making contributions the way you did before. Q. How do I sign up for electronic contribution? A. Complete and sign the authorization form below and return it to us along with a voided check or savings deposit slip.

Q. What if I change bank accounts? A. Notify us and we will give you a new authorization form to complete.

Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church

ES4567

Date contributions are to begin:

Contribution Information

(allow 5 working days to process)

Contribution Amount Collected:

$__________

 Monthly - 1st of the Month  Monthly - 15th of the Month

Name on account (Please Print): Address: City: State: Zip: Please accept my ongoing contribution from  Checking Account (Attach a voided check) my:  Savings Account (Attach a savings deposit slip) Routing #: Account #: Routing number must start with 0, 1, 2, or 3, is 9 digits long, and is located at bottom of check between these symbols :: I authorize Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church to process debit entries from my account. This authority will remain in effect until I give reasonable notification to terminate this authorization or until the last specified payment date. I have attached a voided check or savings deposit slip. Authorized signature on account:

Date:

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Horizon is Seeking a Full Time DLRE

Director of Lifespan Religious Education Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church of Carrollton, Texas is seeking a full time Director of Lifespan Religious Education. Come join us and support our mission to grow spiritually healthy people who promote love and justice in the world. We, the members of Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church, covenant to make the world a better place through individual spiritual growth, social justice, and human liberation. Planted by First Unitarian Universalist Church of Dallas in 1986 in a fast-growing suburb 20 miles north of Dallas, Horizon is a mid-sized church with average Sunday RE attendance of about 55-60 children/youth. The area features numerous social, cultural, and outdoor attractions, including the Dallas Arts District, Dallas Arboretum, and West Texas Music Hall of Fame. North Texas enjoys an average of 232 days of sunshine a year and an affordable cost of living. Our members have described us as a warm, Welcoming Congregation that is generous, committed, creative, innovative, and theologically diverse. We are excited about transitioning our Religious Education at Horizon to a lifespan approach. We are passionate about supporting a visionary and dynamic leader with commitment to UU values and deep understanding of UU history and curricula, as we seek to improve and expand our current program. We believe that Religious Education (RE) is a safe place for learners of all ages to share and discuss ideas, values, and spiritual issues. At Horizon, religious exploration takes place not only in the classroom but via experiential activities outside the classroom including participation in service projects, social justice work, and other class, church, and community activities. A comprehensive information packet is available at horizonuu.org - direct link http://www.horizonuu.org/images/PDF/dlre_2013.pdf or you may contact us at DREsearch@horizonuu.org Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to this email address or to the physical address below by March 1, 2013: DLRE Search Committee Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church 1641 W. Hebron Parkway Carrollton, Texas 75010 972.492.4940

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Singing Together – Candlelighters at the Fellowship Hall on Friday Candlelighters: Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness. This beautiful group meets weekly to be supportive to people with memory loss through social activities and camaraderie. Contact: Peggy Gill

Serve Humanity - Give Blood! The Carter Bloodcare Bloodmobile will be at Horizon Sunday, February 17th from 9:30 to 12:30.

See Paul Nelson to sign up for a donation time. pnelson114@gmail.com or giveblood@horizonuu.org


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FUTURE SUNDAYS A wise man once wrote: “Small miracles occur at church every Sunday, and do not depend on the sermon.” Horizon encourages you to attend weekly worship here within your community, on Sundays at 10:30AM.

February 2013 __________________________________________________________________

February 17 * “Love: A Study in Vulnerability” - Rev. Hamilton St. John of the Cross said, “God is Love.” If that is true, God has a lot to explain, not only about the hatred in the world but about love itself. Why is it so painful? Where does it go when it walks out the door? And are operas and country music enough reward to justify all its failures? All will be explained this Sunday. Today is New Member Sunday and the Finale of the Pledge Drive. New Member Reception at the Hamilton's, 6-8 PM.

February 24 * “What is Love” - Horizon Players Playing off of this month's theme of Love: A study in Vulnerability, Horizon Players presents an olio of Love poems, drama, song and narrative taking us through Life's adventures to explore the whys and wherefores of this intriguing question. The Choir will sing love songs to us and maybe we can get Big Bad Gina to stay over from Saturday night’s concert and sing to us.

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What’s Going On At Horizon? Sunday Feb 17

Week 8 SUPER CELEBRATION SUNDAY! A delicious catered lunch. BRING YOUR PLEDGE CARD! - FH 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Adult Religious Explorations - E3 - Library 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CAYRE - Child Care - S1 - Nursery 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Main Worship - SH - Sanc. 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM COA Fundraising Meeting - P1 – Lg

Monday Feb 18 Washington's Birthday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Yoga - P1 - Lg 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM SMART Recovery - FH - Fellowship Hall

Tuesday Feb 19 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Buddhist Sangha - P1 - Lg, P2 - Couch 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Tuesday Wisdom Circle - E3 – Library

Wednesday Feb 20 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Library Ministry - E3 - Library 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Buddhism 101 Class - with Rev. Dennis Hamilton - FH - Fellowship Hall 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM WFIG (Women's Friendship in Growth) Chalice Circle - E3 – Library

Thursday Feb 21 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM Restorative Yoga - P1 - Lg 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM Worship Arts Committee Meeting - MO - Minister's Office 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Wellspring 2012/2013 - P2 - Couch 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Choir Rehearsal - FH - Fellowship Hall

Friday Feb 22 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Candlelighters - FH - Fellowship Hall, KI - Kitch 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM FREE MOVIE NIGHT!!! - SH - Sanc.

Saturday Feb 23 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Men's Support Group - E3 - Library 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Horizon Players Rehearsal - FH - Fellowship Hall, SH - Sanc. 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Women Alive 55+ Group - E3 - Library 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM PASTA Event Make Your Own Pizza - FH - Fellowship Hall, KI - Kitch, RL - Lobby / Narthex 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Big Bad Gina – CONCERT - SH - Sanc.


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NEXT WEEK Sunday Feb 24

Week 9 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Adult Religious Explorations - E3 - Library 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CAYRE - Child Care - S1 - Nursery 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Main Worship - SH - Sanc. 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM After Church Lunch Bunch -- All Are Welcome! - Other – Offsite

Monday Feb 25 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Wings Chalice Circle - E3 - Library, KI - Kitch, S1 - Nursery 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Yoga - P1 - Lg 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM SMART Recovery - FH - Fellowship Hall 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Membership Committee - E3 – Library

Tuesday Feb 26 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Horizon Book Club - E3 - Library 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Buddhist Sangha - P1 - Lg, P2 - Couch 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Tuesday Wisdom Circle - E3 – Library

Wednesday Feb 27 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Library Ministry - E3 - Library 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Buddhism 101 Class - with Rev. Dennis Hamilton - FH - Fellowship Hall

Thursday Feb 28 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM Restorative Yoga - P1 - Lg 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM Worship Arts Committee Meeting - MO - Minister's Office 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Choir Rehearsal - FH - Fellowship Hall

Friday Mar 1 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Candlelighters - FH - Fellowship Hall

Saturday Mar 2 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Men's Support Group - E3 - Library 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM UDV - Church Rental - E3 - Library, FH - Fellowship Hall, KI - Kitch, RL - Lobby / Narthex, S5 - Class, S6 - Class


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Special Groups If you are considering attending one of these groups for the first time, it is a good idea to contact them via email for more information and to get an orientation of what to expect in your first visit! Thanks! NEW BEGINNINGS A Chalice Circle Exploring the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism For newcomers and longer-term attendees who are making any kind of new start in their lives WHEN: Sundays 12:15 – 1:45 pm * September 9 – October 21 WHERE: Portable – couch room * You’re invited to bring a sack lunch. *Join us any Sunday. Facilitated by Marianna Seaton, Director of Lay Ministry. For more information e-mail dlm@horizonuu.org. .

CURIOUS ABOUT SCHEDULE? You can check the calendar at http://calendar.horizonuu.org/ Horizon Book Group: 4th Tuesdays 12p. (bookclub@horizonuu.org ) The Horizon Book Group meets at 12 Noon on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the church Library. Every June and November the group decides on the books for the following six months. Bring a brown bag lunch and join in this fun group that is open to women and men. You’ll be able to share in an invigorating conversation on the session’s book. Current selections are found in the Library information niche in the lobby/narthex. For more info, you may contact bookclub@horizonuu.org . Buddhist Sangha: Tuesdays 7 PM -9:00 PM. (buddhists@horizonuu.org ) Buddhist Sangha ("Sangha" is equivalent to a covenant group) is a weekly gathering that studies the Dharma (the teachings of Buddhism.) This is an ongoing exploration of the Four Noble Truths and the Eight Fold Path, the essential teachings of Buddhism. It is participatory and although consistency is encouraged, sessions can be attended on a drop in basis. We welcome anyone interested in a meditation practice. If you wish to come for an orientation, please arrive by 6:30. If you wish to view materials, e-mail Dennis Hamilton at srminister@horizonuu.org or call 972-5298187. You may also contact buddhists@horizonuu.org . The UU Christian Chalice Circle (uuchristians@horizonuu.org ) The UU Christian Chalice Circle provides a forum for enriching our spiritual lives through personal discovery of the heart, meaning, and tradition of Christianity. We gather monthly on the 1st Sunday at 9AM in the library for discussion, fellowship, and exploration. All those seeking to connect (or re-connect) to the beauty and wisdom of Christianity are welcome to attend. Email uuchristians@horizonuu.org The CineMat Group (cinemat@horizonuu.org ) The CineMat group will be meeting on the 4th Saturday every month. And it’s now a Chalice Circle!. This Chalice Circle gets together to see a movie and then goes to a coffee shop or restaurant to discuss and comment on it in a friendly circle over a cup of coffee or drink. People should call Meg Reed or Marga Gordon for more info, or email cinemat@horizonuu.org.


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Craft & Chat Chalice Circle (craftandchat@horizonuu.org ) The Craft and Chat Chalice Circle is an opportunity to share your favorite crafting skills or learn a new one from somebody else, in a warm circle of fellowship! Contact Marga Gordon or Dale Gaskill at craftandchat@horizonuu.org . The C & C Chalice Circle meets 2nd and 4th Sundays from 1:30p Earth Centered Spirituality Chalice Circle (earth-centereduu@horizonuu.org ) The Earth-Centered Spirituality Chalice Circle is a social/support group for people who are interested in, or already know they are following, an Earth-centered spiritual path. Starting on Saturday, April 9, the Earth-Centered Sprituality Chalice Circle will meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month, in Fellowship Hall at Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church. We love visitors, so please, come check us out! For questions or more information, e-mail earth_centereduu@horizonuu.org. GAMERS: 3rd FRIDAY FUN AT HORIZON! (3rdfridaygames@horizonuu.org ) Come join us for adult level games on the 3rd Friday of every month. We meet in the Fellowship Hall at 7:00 p.m. Bring a snack or drink to share.! Healthy Women Chalice Circle (healthywomen@horizonuu.org ) A woman’s support group to help achieve their goals of health and fitness. Sharing of ideas and experiences in nutrition, weight loss, exercise and stress management. Men’s Saturday Support Group (mensgroup@horizonuu.org ) A men’s support group that includes a check-in and informal discussion of men’s issues regarding family, health, workplace, and relationships. Starts at 8AM The 2nd Tuesday Potluck Chalice Circle (secondtuesday@horizonuu.org ) This group meets for food, fellowship, and deepening friendships. They meet in the library 2nd Tuesday of most months at 12 noon. Occasionally we take a field trip instead of having a potluck lunch. Tuesday Wisdom Circle (tuesdaywisdom@horizonuu.org ) A chalice circle that offers a check-in and discussion of a weekly life issue topic selected by a group member. Parents – Forget Red Bull, WE’LL give you Wings! (every other Mon, 9a) (mondaywings@horizonuu.org )

WINGS Chalice Circle is a fun and friendly group whose purpose is to support the person within each parent by creating friendships and nurturing our intellect and creativity. Each meeting begins with a check-in, and while we listen to each other's stories, we eat breakfast. Then we move on to our topic or event. Popular past topics include Parenting UU Style, Book Swaps and Movie Days.. Child care is provided. For more information, email Mondaywings@horizonuu.org or call Sandy Morris at 214-952-2243. Women Alive 55+ (womenalive@horizonuu.org ) The Women Alive 55+ Group meets on the second and fourth Saturday of each month in the Horizon Library. WFIG WELCOMES WOMEN! (wfig@horizonuu.org) The WFIG (Women's Friendship in Growth) Chalice Circle is a covenant group dedicated to deepening friendships among and providing support for women of all ages. We meet on the first & third Wed. of each month at 7:30 p.m. Whether you are a new visitor to our group, a returning member, or someone who has been thinking about joining us for some time, we would love to have you. Just email us or call Nancy Foreman at 972-965-0940 or Sarah Roye at 214-228-3397.


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Adult Religious Explorations for February 2013 For more information contact are@horizonuu.org Sundays 9 - 10 am Horizon Library ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Forum. Facilitated by John Myers. Using the Chalice Circle model for interactive learning, John will lead a discussion of Horizon's theme subject of the month. For February the subject is LOVE: THE PRACTICE OF VULNERABILITY.

February 17

Mother, Caring for Seven Billion. Facilitated by Gayle Loeffler, who will show the hour-long film, "Mother, Caring for Seven Billion". The film brings to light an issue that silently fuels our most pressing environmental, humanitarian and social crises--human population growth. In 2011 the world population reached 7 billion, a startling seven-fold increase since the first billion occurred 200 years ago. Discussion will follow.

February 24

Buddhist Sanga Tuesday evenings weekly 7:00-8:30 pm Portable, Rm 8

Buddhist Sangha. Facilitated by Senior Minister, the Rev. Dennis Hamilton. This is an ongoing exploration of the Four Noble Truths and the Eight Fold Path, the essential teaching of Buddhism. Rev. Hamilton’s email contact: DHamilton@uuma.org , in case of changes.

And… Always check the weekly newsletter for short profiles on classes and latebreaking announcements. If you email are@horizonuu.org you will get a quick response from one of the committee chairs – Kay Darwin, Kent Darwin, or Charles Frugé.

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After Church Lunch Locations February 2013 Visitors and members welcome! Directions available at the Welcome Center. When we go to a restaurant, we meet there approximately 20 minutes after the service ends. First ones there please get a table for 10+ under the name “Horizon”. Feb 17th: Celebration Sunday Lunch: Everyone is welcome to this delicious catered lunch at Horizon! The menu will include southwestern chicken, Spanish rice, green beans, rolls, and dessert. Non-meat eaters will have an alternative of veggie lasagna.  Feb 24th: Grill 19: 1640 W Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton, TX 75010. Creative American Cuisine. Voted "Best Food & Best Service in 2010" by Avid Golfer Magazine. Tasty food, nice atmosphere, and reasonable prices. Across Hebron from Horizon. $$ 

There will be NO SUNDAY POTLUCK at Horizon in February. Anyone who would like to gather for lunch on the 2nd Sunday is invited to join us at the after church lunch bunch at a local restaurant. On the 3rd Sunday in February, the 17th, please make it a point to stay after church for a marvelous catered Celebration Sunday lunch.

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WE NEED YOUR RECIPES The deadline has been extended to Feb. 20 for the 2013 Horizon cookbook, to benefit the COA class trip to Boston. Categories include Appetizers, Soups and Salads, Entrees, Desserts and Vegetarian Send your recipes to lindseytownsend@live.com ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


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The spring camp out is April 12th - 14th at Eisenhower State Park on Lake Texoma. We will be joining Community church and other UU churches in our area for a weekend of outdoor fun. You can hike, bike, kayak, sail, fish, or just enjoy some conversation while you relax around the campfire. We have several screen shelters reserved, or you can bring a tent. It is a great way to get the kids away from electronics and no camping experience is needed. For more information: http://www.communityuuchurch.org/pages/outdoor_adventure or email Dick Hildebrand at outdooradventure@communityuuchurch.org For reservations go to: http://communityuuchurch.org/pages/CampoutReservation or http://communityuuchurch.org>Events>Campout Reservation

Self Help for Substance Abuse & Addiction "Discover the Power of Choice!"

groups.

SMART Recovery速 is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help

The SMART Recovery 4-Point Program速 helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors, including: drug abuse, drug addiction, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, prescription drug abuse, and problem addiction to other substances and activities. rug Abuse

FREE LOCAL MEETING CONTACT & INFORMATION: Mondays weekly @ 6pm (beginning 9/10/12) Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church 1641 W. Hebron Prkwy. Carrollton, TX 75010 Facilitator: M. Bittle, PhD, RN, LMFTA

smartgroup@horizonuu.org 972-466-2677


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HORIZON JOURNEY

questions and help you connect with the group or groups of your choice.

GROUPS

SHOP TO SUPPORT THE CHURCH Reloadable Kroger Fundraiser Cards

Experience meaningful connections and a sense of belonging in a Journey Group. Journey Groups are a type of Chalice Circle (covenant group) based on availability to meet at a certain time. They typically last for a limited time (3-6 months). What do Journey Groups Do? Encourage spiritual growth & help us develop deeper and more meaningful relationships Listen to one another without attempting to solve each other’s problems. Consider topics such as Listening, Gratitude, Balance, Forgiveness, God, Loss and Grief, Money, Nature, Success and Failure, Friendship, Doubt, Making Peace w/ Parents, Sustainable Living, Endings, UU Principles, Our Spiritual Journeys, etc. Current Journey Groups: Every Other Thursday evening 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. 1st and 3rd Sunday afternoons 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Feel free to suggest an additional meeting time! How do I join a Journey Group? Fill out an interest form found at http://goo.gl/Wx6QN or on the Chalice Circles bulletin board. You may email Marga Gordon & Nancy Foreman via chalicecircles@horizonuu.org. We to answer your

• Cards are assigned to customers by Horizon UU Church and purchased for just $1 each. Supporters can reload their card and pay for the reloads with cash, check, debit, or credit cards at any time, at any Kroger store, for any amount up to $500 at Customer Service or $100 by cashiers. • Reloads have to be a separate transaction from use. Cards with $0 balance are deleted from the system after 90 days and cannot be reactivated. A new card will have to be assigned and purchased from Horizon for $1. • Card is accepted in all Kroger stores and its affiliates throughout the US. It can be sent to family and friends out-of-state and still benefits Horizon, as long as the card is reloaded and used. Keep track of your card balance: At the bottom of your last receipt, call 866822-6252 or on-line using the PIN on the back of the card. • Reload and use often! Horizon earns a 5% rebate on your purchases! BONUS: Now used ones don’t go in the trash.


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Our Mission: Growing spiritually healthy people who promote love and justice in the world.

Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church 1641 W. Hebron Parkway • Carrollton, TX • 75010-6334 tel: (972) 492-4940 • fax: (972) 394-0570 http://www.horizonuu.org • facebook: Horizon UU • twitter: horizonuu • im: horizonuu submissions by 12 Noon each Wednesday. to: the_week@horizonuu.org


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