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the_week@horizonuu a publication of horizon unitarian universalist church horizon unitarian universalist church • 1641 w. hebron pkwy. • carrollton, tx • 75010 6334 t: 972 492 4940 • f: 972 394 05 • email: the_week@horizonuu.org

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Lay Ministry News

The Heart of the Matter Marianna Seaton, Director of Lay Ministry My heart is broken pretty regularly; just about everything contributes to that – my sun sign says that I’m sensitive to a fault, and growing up with five brothers and living the life of an artist and rebel has had its challenges. Today, spiritual practices bring me even closer to my broken heart on a daily basis, and the sorrow moves both inward and outward. I’m not as torn apart by sorrow now; I embrace my broken heart because I know it as part of my wholeness. I can’t hold joy without holding sorrow. We have a heartfelt weekly ritual in our worship service where we are invited to share our joys and sorrows. It is a spiritual practice of sharing the essence of what moves us into the space of an open heart; allowing us to be with the spirit of loss and gain and all that they have to teach us. We are invited to express that which moves us both closer to our true self and to graciously look outward to the people in our congregation. We are invited to be in relationship with one another and to be fully present with each other, to be a caring community. To be in right relationship with a caring community, it’s important that we remember not only that we have something heartfelt to share, but also that we are sharing this news with a broad community. Some members who fill the chairs on Sunday have been around for many years – we may think of them as family and be very familiar with them. Others have come through our doors for the first time and may be feeling shy or alone. It’s inappropriate to have the same kind of conversation with a loved one as we might have with someone we have never met. Now, I must confess. I have been caught being way too familiar in my sharing of joys and sorrows at times – assuming that everyone knows whom I’m reporting about, and that this it is important to everyone. Our senior minister has called me back into covenant, and I am asking myself to be conscious of how to be welcoming to everyone who comes to worship with us on Sunday morning. Horizon is committed to being a welcoming and inviting church. I have made a personal commitment to being a better example, and I would like to share with you some ground rules for the joys and sorrows portion of our worship service. 

Don’t get clinical. Save the medical details for a more intimate conversation. The right place for that kind of sharing is in privacy with our minister, myself, or anyone serving as a pastoral caregiver. Too much detail in the worship service makes some people very uncomfortable and is not welcoming to strangers.


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It is never appropriate to air our dirty laundry. Right speech calls us to abstain from slanderous speech and harsh words that offend or hurt others and asks us to be friendly, gentle, and considerate when we speak. Never use words maliciously against others.

Respect the privacy of family and friends. Always ask permission to speak on someone else’s behalf.

Do your best to be brief, so that everyone who needs to has a chance to share.

Get to the heart of the matter. What is the essence of your joy or sorrow? How has your heart been moved or changed?

In this spirit of the love and compassion that we respectfully share with one another in our church community, please join me in expressing continued well wishes to Leland Mebine, Gordon Roe, Susan Powell, Rosie Huynh-Stolfi, Wendy Sue, and Tera Whitten who are challenged from illness. Each of them appreciates cards, phone calls, and your well wishes. As always, we hold dear those struggling to balance the care of their families with the care of their parents, those looking for sustainable employment, the forgotten or abused, and those who are bearing their burdens in silence. Our Pastoral Caregivers work with the Minister, the Director of Lay Ministry and the Neighborhood Groups in a spirit of cooperation to cherish and care for the members of our congregation. If you or your loved ones are in need of a sympathetic ear, the Pastoral Caregivers are available. Call Rev. Dennis Hamilton at 972-519-8187, or Marianna Seaton, Director of Lay Ministry at 972-743-1599 or e-mail dhamilton@uuma.org or dlm@horizonuu.org.


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NOMINATING COMMITTEE SLATE OF CANDIDATES for JULY 1, 2013 – JUNE 30, 2014 The Horizon UU Church Nominating Committee is pleased to submit our slate of candidates for the Officers, Board Members and Nominating Committee positions for two year terms beginning July 1, 2013. We have provided a brief bio of each nominee outlining his or her qualifications. A sample Ballot will be sent out digitally along with the agenda and other information about the Congregational Meeting by April 19, 2013. Actual ballots will be available next to the sign up sheet in the lobby to be filled out and placed in the ballot box before the meeting on May 19, 2013. This group of candidates represents a diverse blend of talent, and a broad range of backgrounds and experiences. It includes long-time UU’s, as well as relatively new members who will undoubtedly bring fresh perspectives and new ideas to the table. Both current Treasurer, Jan McDowell, and Trustee, Elizabeth Gustwick, have agreed to continue their service on the Board. Sandy Steele continues the second year of her two-year term and Secretary, Nikki Henderson, continues the second year of her two year term. Trustees John Gill and Kent Darwin also continue the second year of their two year terms. Peter Hendee and Terri Allison will be rolling off the Nominating Committee and Jane Roehl and Betsy Rooney will continue for the second year of their two year terms. The Board appointed member, Linda Alred, will also roll off the committee and be replaced by the 2023-2014 Board appointed member. Nominating Committee: Peter Hendee-Chair, Terri Allison, Linda Alred, Jane Roehl, Betsy Rooney

CANDIDATES FOR OFFICERS OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES: PRESIDENT (two-year term) Bruce McClung

Member of HUUC: 4 years

Years as a UU: 50+ years

Previous Committee or Task Experience at Horizon or another UU Church:     

Finance and Stewardship Committee Membership Committee Intern Review Committee Greeter Weeding volunteer

Educational Background/Work Experience:  

Bachelor of Science, 1964, School of Business, Southern Illinois University Vice President Sales, PFSweb (retired 5/1/12): $300 Million Public Corporation; Global End-to-End eCommerce Solutions provider


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Prior to 18 years at PFSweb: IBM Corporation, Boeing Computer Services, various mini-computer based solutions providers. Military Service: USMC

TREASURER (continuing service on the Board) Jan McDowell

Member of HUUC: 8 yrs

Years as a UU: 8 yrs

Previous Committee or Task Experience at Horizon or another UU Church:   

Current Treasurer Finance & Stewardship Committee Coordinator of Horizon Dinners

Educational Background/Work Experience:   

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Public Relations from Texas Tech CPA; accounting courses from UTD, etc. Currently (11 years) controller for The Carrell Clinic, a group of 17 orthopedic surgeons

CANDIDATES FOR MEMBERS OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES Elizabeth Gustwick (continuing service on the Board) Member of HUUC: 7 years Years as a UU: 7

Previous Committee or Task Experience at Horizon or another UU Church:      

Horizon Board of Trustees - Current Welcoming Congregation Committee member Internship Committee member FIASCO committee volunteer Earth-centered Chalice Circle coordinator Religious Education teacher

Educational Background/Work Experience:     

BA in journalism, government minor; graduate coursework in business Trade publication copy editor and editor-in-chief Paralegal University marketing assistant

2011 DBLE attendee

David Cassard (two-year term)

Member of HUUC: 1 year

Previous Committee or Task Experience at Horizon or another UU Church:    

Finance Chair Choir Building Committee Horizon Players

Years as a UU: 5 years


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Educational Background/Work Experience:   

MBA Current Job: Sr. Manager, Accounting Systems 25+ years in manager roles in IT, Accounting, Business Systems, Project Management and Operations

Betty Andrade (two-year term)

Member of HUUC: 3.5 years

Years as a UU: 20 years

Previous Committee or Task Experience at Horizon or another UU Church:      

Usher Coordinator for 3 years Co-Neighborhood leader for 2 yrs Planning Committee for Women’s retreat for 2 yrs. Member of the board Member of ministerial search committee Social activities co-chair

Educational Background/Work Experience:  

BA, MSW (Master of Social Work) Sr. Reinsurance Underwriter at Scor Global Life US (present) CANDIDATES FOR NOMINATING COMMITTEE POSITIONS

Carolyn Moore (two-year term)

Member of HUUC: 7 years

Years as a UU: 7 years

Previous Committee or Task Experience at Horizon or another UU Church:     

Newsletter publisher Greeter Usher Women’s Retreat Planning Committee Choir member

Educational Background/Work Experience:  MBA in business, BA in journalism.  Freelance editor/writer for 20 years.  Technical writer  Magazine editor Lynn Hess (two-year term)

Member of HUUC: 8 years

Previous Committee or Task Experience at Horizon or another UU Church:    

Religious Education teacher in kindergarten and middle school classes Served on the Pastoral Care Committee Served with other volunteers at Metrocrest

Educational Background/Work Experience:  Editor/proofreader  Small business owner

Years as a UU: 8


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SPECIAL NOTICE: TO ALL MEMBERS, FRIENDS and VISITORS:

Save the Date for Our Annual Congregational Meeting! May 19, 2013 Sanders Hall 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Lunch will be provided Child care will be provided

You will hear: The latest reports on our membership and pledge campaign from the co-chairs of our Membership Committee and our Finance and Stewardship Committee A recap and any new information about our transition timeline through the next 4 years The latest news about our financial picture from our Board Treasurer A report on the progress of our Director of Lifespan Religious Education Search Committee Presentations from our Senior Minister, Acting Director of Religious Education, Coordinator of Lay Ministry, Committee on Ministry, and President of the Board of Trustees!

Come take part in the business of Horizon! Voting members will elect our next Board of Trustees and Nominating Committee members Voting members will be called on to approve the 2013-2014 fiscal budget proposed by the Board of Trustees

Save the Date to hear about all of the happenings at Horizon! Watch for announcements soon from the Nominating Committee listing our slate of candidates for the 2013-2014 Board of Trustees and Nominating Committee. It will be listed in The Week, by All-Church email and on the Board bulletin board.


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_________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Justice Task Force needs two people to help us. Just 2 to start!

One for any GLBT work: Pride Parade Legislative action Community Outreach

One for Civil Rights: MLK parade Legislative action Community Outreach

Without a volunteer, these activities might become a thing of the past. Contact Mary Morris at mmorris143@verizon.net _________________________________________________________________________________________________


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Explaining the Mysteries of Interim Ministers by Paul Nelson

In May of next year, Dennis will retire from his ministerial duties. Following his retirement, Horizon will have an interim minister for two years before calling a new full time senior minister. Some common questions regarding this process are “Why will we have an interim minister?”, “What will the interim minister do?” and “Why will the interim minister have a two year term?” First, it is important to understand that interim ministers are specially trained to guide churches through this transition period. Also note that the practice of hiring an interim minister following a ministerial departure is almost universal among UU churches. There are two major reasons for a congregation to have an interim minister. The first reason is the congregation’s ability to accept a successor. The interim period will reduce the inevitable comparisons between the new minister and the former minister. Second, the members of Horizon have had a healthy, long term relationship with Dennis. While different members will have different feelings following his departure, many will have feelings of denial, anger, or anxiety. We have to deal with these feelings in a straight forward fashion. It takes one year to go through this process and establish our identify separate from Dennis. The second year allows Horizon to focus on the future and preparing for a new senior minister. The interim minister is trained to guide the church through this process and help the church return to full spiritual health. The interim minister is not eligible to be called as the senior minister. Because the interim minister is on the job for a limited time, he or she is able to honestly address issues within the church. To enable congregations to heal and enrich their sense of religious community during the transition, the interim minister is trained to: • Provide reassurance that a seasoned professional is working with the congregation. • Deal with the various emotions surrounding the former minister. If these emotions are not dealt with during the interim term, they would be dumped on the following minister. • Help the congregation review its operations and clarify its goals. This ensures that the church is running smoothly for the new minister. • Model a different, but successful, style of ministry. This reassures the congregation that more than one ministerial style can be effective. The interim period is a rare opportunity for the church to review its goals, assess its programs, and prepare for its “new life”. It usually takes two years for a church to grow into its new identity, independent of both positive and negative feelings about the ministry that has ended. Based on the success we have had with our many excellent intern ministers, I am confident that we will find an outstanding new senior minister.


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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.

April 14 “What are You Willing to Die for?” - Rev. Dennis Hamilton Sacrifice is not a word I hear very often in Unitarian Universalist gatherings. And, truly, it made me uncomfortable when I heard this was the topic for April. Even after I expunged the images of lambs and goats, the word still evoked a worrisome feeling. I have seen too many lives sacrificed on the alters of prejudice, propriety and power. No thank you! But, I was wrong. Sacrifice is not inherently good or bad. It is simply fundamental to all aspects of life, physical and spiritual. What happens in nature without some kind of sacrifice? What do we value in our lives that did not come with some measure of sacrifice? Join me as we revisit this word, this ancient concept, and consider its place in our lives today.

April 21 Horizon Youth Service - Always a surprise.

Always fresh. Our youth present their annual

service with intelligence, with and humor. Not to be missed.

April 28 “What’s the Right Thing to Do?” - Rev. Dennis Hamilton - A.C. Noble bought this sermon at FIASCO, and he wants me to sort out the Middle East, specifically Syria. “No problem,” I said. (Actually I said, “Are you crazy?”) Well it is called “Stump the Minister” and this year I may have met my match. What IS the right thing to do in the Middle East? Do we attack Syria? Iran? Do we do nothing? Aid and abet? And, ahem, what about North Korea while we are at it.


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What’s Going On At Horizon? Sunday Apr 14 8:30 AM - 10:15 AM Sunday Morning Journey Group - P2 - Couch 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Adult Religious Explorations - E3 - Library 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CAYRE - Child Care - S1 - Nursery 10:15 AM - 12:30 PM Library Ministry - Open for Browsing - E3 - Library 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Main Worship - SH - Sanc. 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Reproductive Justice Social Justice - Environment Task Force - AD - Admin. Office 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 2nd Sunday Potluck EVERYONE WELCOME!! - FH - Fellowship Hall, KI - Kitch 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM COA Fundraising Meeting - P1 - Lg 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM DRE Search Committee - E3 - Library

Monday Apr 15 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 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Memorial Garden Phase II Committee meeting - AD - Admin. Office 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Board of Trustees - E3 - Library, KI - Kitch

Tuesday Apr 16 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Buddhist Sangha - P1 - Lg, P2 - Couch 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Tuesday Wisdom Circle - E3 - Library

Wednesday Apr 17 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Library Ministry - E3 - Library 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM WFIG (Women's Friendship in Growth) Chalice Circle - E3 - Library

Thursday Apr 18 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Restorative Yoga - P1 - Lg Worship Arts Committee Meeting - MO - Minister's Office Wellspring 2012/2013 - P2 - Couch Choir Rehearsal - FH - Fellowship Hall

Friday Apr 19 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Candlelighters - FH - Fellowship Hall, KI - Kitch 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Games Night at Horizon!!! - FH - Fellowship Hall

Saturday Apr 20 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Men's Support Group - E3 - Library 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Art Show Reception - Carmen Doubrava - KI - Kitch, SH - Sanc. 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Horizon Dinners - Other - Offsite 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM UDV Church Rental


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NEXT WEEK Sunday Apr 21 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Young Adult Couples Chalice Circle - P2 - Couch 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Adult Religious Explorations - E3 - Library 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CAYRE - Child Care - S1 - Nursery 10:15 AM - 12:30 PM Library Ministry - Open for Browsing - E3 - Library 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Main Worship - SH - Sanc. 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Reproductive Justice 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM After Church Lunch Bunch -- All Are Welcome! - Other - Offsite

Monday Apr 22 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 Apr 23 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 Apr 24 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Library Ministry - E3 - Library

Thursday Apr 25 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 Apr 26 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Candlelighters - FH - Fellowship Hall, KI - Kitch 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM FREE MOVIE NIGHT!!! - SH - Sanc.

Saturday Apr 27 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Men's Support Group - E3 - Library 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Women Alive 55+ Group - E3 - Library


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Lay Ministry News

Horizon's Library Has Some New Books for Your Reading Enjoyment The Myth of Persecution by Candida Moss, The Secrets of Happy Families by Bruce Feiler, Kurt Vonnegut, Letters by Dan Wakeman, Talking About Death: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child and Living When a Loved One Has Died by Earl Grollman. The library is open for patronage whenever you are in the building for a meeting, dropping by during the week and before and after Sunday services. We are located behind the bookstore. Follow the hallway next to the bookstore and we are the room on the right. Check out instructions are posted. Please sign your name, phone number and email address on the check out card located in the front pocket of each book for our records and place in the plastic box on the counter. You may keep the books for one month. If you have any questions please ask Patti Burns, Ann Pettit, Carolyn McClung or Nina Holdridge. We'll be happy to assist you. Or e-mail us at library@horizonuu.org Don't forget to explore Horizon's bookstore and if you buy through Amazon, remember to use the portal located on Horizon's main website page on the bottom right. Horizon will earn a small percentage of sales through that link. It's an easy way to contribute.

- HORIZON JOB OPENINGS Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church is looking for a Part Time Accounting Clerk General accounting skills, advanced Microsoft Excel and two years of bookkeeping experience preferred. Please call 972.492.4940 for more information or send your resume via email at: administrator@horizonuu.org


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Share the Plate for Sunday 21 April 2013 Horizon has a collection for non-profit organizations once a month during our worship service. This month's collection plate is for Texas Land Conservancy.

Over the last thirty years, the members of the Texas Land Conservancy have been able to conserve 85,000 acres of land all over Texas, through 109 conservation projects spanning diverse landscapes: from chalk mountains to pineywoods, salt flats to high deserts. Our Mission The mission of Texas Land Conservancy is to conserve natural areas in Texas and to protect the physical and ecological integrity of their wildlife habitat, native plant communities, and scenic landscapes for the benefit of present and future generations. Our Goals          

To reduce the negative effects of land fragmentation and poorly planned development by protecting critical lands through ownership or permanent conservation easements. To maintain a substantial and diverse inventory of protected lands that reflect the biological diversity and significance of Texas' natural heritage. To responsibly steward our conservation easements and land holdings through monitoring, land management, and enforcement of restrictions. To restore and enhance native habitats on lands under TLC protection. To work with other organizations and individuals as appropriate to conserve and protect additional areas not protected by TLC. To educate the public about Texas' natural areas and provide opportunities for the public to enjoy TLC's protected properties. To establish and uphold a visible and respected presence in the state and to accomplish the broad goals of land conservation in Texas. To build and grow a substantial base of members, funding support, corporate and individual donors and partners. To obtain and manage funds to carry out TLC's mission in a fiscally responsible manner. To build and increase TLC's internal capacity to support its programs, including a professional staff, a strong and diverse Board of Directors, and committed volunteers.

1) All undesignated cash (not in envelope with instructions) will go to Share the Plate. 2) Checks MUST be designated Share-The-Plate or STP to be counted toward the donations for that day. 3) Undesignated checks without instructions are assumed to be donations to the church or to fulfill pledges. 4) This is our Horizon's primary source of funds for outreach into the world.


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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 * DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED 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. Craft & Chat Chalice Circle (craftandchat@horizonuu.org )


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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. They meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month, at 2:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church. We love visitors, so please, come check us out! They also co-host the monthly Free Movie Night on the last Friday of each month. 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 214228-3397.


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

April 21

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 April the subject is: Sacrifice: the practice of surrender..

Buddhist Sanga Tuesday evenings weekly 7:00-9:00 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 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”.

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SHOP TO SUPPORT THE CHURCH

Reloadable Kroger Fundraiser Cards • 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 866-822-6252 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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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


4/14/13 The Week at Horizon UU - What are You Willing to Die For?