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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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A Note from the Director of Religious Education

Hello, it’s Lauren Daniell , your new permanent Director of Lifespan Religious Education beginning in June. I first wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your warm welcome and tell you how wonderful everyone has been as I have gotten to know Horizon. The DLRE search committee was top-notch. The members represented Horizon UU well with a first-rate candidate packet and a professional interview process. Within a few minutes of talking with your search committee, I knew Horizon and I were a perfect match! I also wanted to let you know how great working with Peggy Gill has been, but I have a feeling you already know! She and I have been working closely together since mid-April to make sure the transition from interim DLRE to permanent DLRE goes smoothly. She has gone out of her way to make me feel welcome and keep me up to date on all RE matters, and I thank her for all her hard work and patience as she shows me the ropes. Summer is coming, and RE will be busy! Below you will find all the activities our children, teens and families can look forward to this summer. In Faith,

Lauren

A Summer of Fun: Summer RE for children This summer’s curriculum for children preK through rising 6th graders is called Celebrate Natuure! and begins June 9th. Celebrate Natuure! is a hands-on curriculum primarily centered around our Seventh Principle. It uses stories, games and art projects to teach about Unitarian Universalism and nature. Some of the activities include making rain sticks, constructing necklaces out of “dirt,” and creating the night sky from glow in the dark paint. It was a big hit when used at Pathways two summers ago, and I know the children at Horizon will love it, too. Rising 7th and 8th graders are welcome to come and be junior RE assistants.

Youth summer of Exploration: Neighboring Faiths Beginning June 30th, rising 9th through 12th graders are invited to join Frank Vaughan and his team to learn about other faiths in North Texas. Through readings, guest speakers and visits to other places of worship, the Youth will explore Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Native American beliefs.

Volunteers needed We will need plenty of adult volunteers to help out with the children and Youth this summer. Please look for the signup sheets in the Taste of Horizon area to volunteer as a teacher in the classrooms or as a driver for the Youth.


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June 2nd: Coming of Age service/ last day of RE June 9th: Summer RE begins for students in PreK through rising 6th grade (rising 7-8 graders may assist) June 11-16th: COA trip to Boston June 23rd: Bridging Ceremony with reception to follow in fellowship hall June 30th: Summer RE for rising 9th-12th graders begins. Students who attended YRUU in 2012-13 may also attend. July 7: No RE

Unitarian Universalist summer camps for children, teens and families Did you know that there are plenty of opportunities for UUs to get together over the summer? Check out these exciting camps for UUs of all ages: ●2013 U-Bar-U Summer Camps These camps provide an opportunity for fun and friendship in a UU setting for children and youth from 3rd grade to recent graduates from high school. A week at U-Bar-U includes swimming in our aquiferfed swimming tank, hiking, teambuilding fun on a Low-Ropes course, learning about Unitarian Universalism, and plenty of time to make new friends and reconnect with old friends. More information and registration at www.ubaru.org (Ages as of Sep. 1, 2013) June 30-July 6 Primary Camp 8-11 yrs old (rising 3-6 grade) July 7-30 Junior Camp 12-14 yrs old (rising 7-9 grade) July 14-20 Senior Camp 14-18 yrs old, 19 if just graduate from high school (rising 9-12 grade) ●Southwest Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute (SWUUSI), July 21-26, Hubert, OK SWUUSI in the Southwestern District's week-long multigenerational summer camp. Whether you are interested in faith development, worship, entertainment, relaxation, or a little of everything, SWUUSI has multiple opportunities for all ages. More information at http://events.uuasouthernregion.org/ Theme talks: Rev. Dr. John Thomas, Jr. "The Process of Becoming" Sunset talks: Rev. Pam Wat, "The Spiraling Journey of Our Lives" Artist in Residence: Emma's Revolution


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●“Survivor: Jefferson Island” Day Camp June 24-28, First Jefferson UU Church, Fort Worth Are U-Bar-U and SWUUSI too far away? Prefer day camp? First Jefferson UU Church is holding summer camp June 24-28 for ages 4-14. Ages 14-16 are invited to volunteer. Check it out! http://summercampatfjuuc.com/About.html Photo credit: NTAUUS


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Save the Date for Our Annual Congregational Meeting! May 19, 2013 Sanders Hall 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Lunch will be provided by the Coming of Age students and parents for a donation to their Boston Pilgrimage fund 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 Exciting news about welcoming Horizon’s new Director of Lifespan Religious Education 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 the May Congregational Meeting packet containing the agenda, the sample ballot, a letter from your President, the proposed budget and other information you need to know.


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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.

May 12 “Whose Body Is This?” Rev. Dennis Hamilton In the last few years there has been a concerted effort to rescind the reproductive rights women have fought for for decades. It is more than abortion rights. It is more than politically negotiated legal maneuvers. It is about a basic human right of self determination (read inalienable) that is central to our way of life. On this Mother’s Day may we honor all women and remember their ongoing struggle for equal rights. May 19 Choir Concert * Stanley Moody and the Horizon Choir and Orchestra We have prepared a wonderful concert this spring that features a string quartet and piano and our talented choir in a modern/ancient work by Ola Gjielo. The text is a mystical poem by St. John of the Cross. The two works are Dark Night of the Soul and Luminous Night of the Soul. There will also be a dancer!! Yes, a dancer, bringing another dimension to this fine and hypnotizing work. After the concert, our Congregational meeting will take place. Please don’t miss this either. *******************************************************************


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What’s Going On At Horizon? Sunday May 12 Mother's Day 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. 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Meeting with Treasurer about Budget Proposal - S6 - Class 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

Monday May 13 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Yoga - P1 - Lg 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM SMART Recovery - FH - Fellowship Hall 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Neighborhood Calling Circle - S2 - Class 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Board of Trustees - E3 - Library, KI – Kitch

Tuesday May 14 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Potluck (Seniors) Group - E3 - Library, KI - Kitch 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Buddhist Sangha - P1 - Lg, P2 - Couch 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Tuesday Wisdom Circle - E3 – Library

Wednesday May 15 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 May 16 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 May 17 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 May 18 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Men's Support Group - E3 - Library 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Choir rehearsal - preparation for spring concert - SH - Sanc. 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Horizon Dinners - Other - Offsite 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM UDV


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NEXT WEEK Sunday May 19 Week 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. 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM Spring Congregational Meeting - KI - Kitch, SH - Sanc.

Monday May 20 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

Tuesday May 21 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Buddhist Sangha - P1 - Lg, P2 - Couch 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Tuesday Wisdom Circle - E3 – Library

Wednesday May 22 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Library Ministry - E3 – Library

Thursday May 23 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM Restorative Yoga - P1 - Lg 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM Worship Arts Committee Meeting - MO - Minister's Office

Friday May 24 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Candlelighters - FH - Fellowship Hall, KI – Kitch

Saturday May 25 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Men's Support Group - E3 - Library 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Women Alive 55+ Group - E3 - Library 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Senior Bridging - FH - Fellowship Hall, KI - Kitch, RL - Lobby / Narthex, SH - Sanc.


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After Church Lunch Locations May 2013 Visitors and members welcome! Directions are 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”. ********************************************************* May 12th: All Church Potluck: Everyone welcome! Horizon’s potlucks provide an opportunity to get to know others and be with our church community. We appreciate your bringing a bit more than needed for our families, allowing us to offer this hospitality to all members, visitors, and friends.  May 19th: Congregational Meeting & Lunch: 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Members, friends, and visitors welcome. Childcare provided. Come take part in the business of Horizon, hear the latest news about our church, and help elect new officers for the coming year.  May 26th: Baan Thai Restaurant: 297 W. Round Grove Rd., Lewisville, TX 75067. Good food, friendly servers, reasonable prices. $  *********************************************************


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Share the Plate for Sunday May 19, 2013

Horizon has a collection for non-profit organizations once a month during our worship service. This month's collection plate is for Senior Adult Services.

Senior Adult Services is a non-profit organization committed to caring for seniors as they face either short or long term changes in abilities caused by illness or age. Supportive services such as home delivered meals, home modifications and transportation help seniors live independently. Caregivers of seniors receive information, education, consultations and support to enhance their ability to meet the needs of aging loved ones. Our organization is small in staff, but big in volunteerism. Each year over 400 volunteers are involved in the provision of services. The cities of Addison, Carrollton, Coppell and Farmers Branch contract with Senior Adult Services to ensure that senior residents have the assistance they need. Additional support comes from United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and contributions from individuals, businesses, clubs and churches in the community.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the lives of seniors and caregivers when they face the challenges of aging. We believe that we can have the greatest impact by giving seniors more choices and enhancing their independence, by supporting family caregivers and by involving the community in the delivery of services.

Our Values

We Value Choices - Because each senior has unique needs, when they need assistance, they should be able to evaluate and choose from a variety of options. We Value Dignity - Older people can and should use the wisdom of a lifetime to make their own decisions. Their independence should be encouraged and their preferences respected. We Value Family - Because seniors rely on family caregivers when they need help, caregivers and older family members both benefit from care giving information and education. We Value Community - When government, business, civic organizations and individuals all work together, we can improve the lives of our senior neighbours. 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 214-228-3397.


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

May 12, 2013

Aly Tharp will lead a discussion about the environment impact on tar sands mining , the point of grass roots resistance, and the methodologies available to us to make a change. Come join us on this important topic because of the variety of impacts on all of us.

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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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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