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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:


Tar Sands meets Environmental Racism in Houston's Toxic East End - Sanc., Sunday 12:15 – 1:30 PM


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FUTURE SUNDAYS Horizon encourages you to attend weekly worship here within your community, on Sundays at 10:30AM

August 18 - Spirituality for Agnostics - Rev. Dennis Hamilton Are you “spiritual”? Do you have a spiritual practice? When religion gets out of the way, everything becomes an object of devotion. The ordinary becomes miraculous. The world, once called “profane” by the “religious” now reveals itself as sacred. The whole universe dances. And dancing is wrong? Something is amiss. Sign up for Wellspring group begins today.

August 25 - “Good Vibrations” - Rev. Dennis Hamilton Michio Kaku the physicist claims that at the subatomic level the universe is insubstantial, just vibrations, like a violin string. Quarks, electrons, and the rest are like notes on a string, and, in a way, we are each a song, music made flesh. Today we look at how science is far more amazing and spiritual than the imaginative rings of heaven and hell pictured by Dante. And we ask the question, “Then who am I really?”

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Environment * By Aly Tharp * Horizon Environmental Justice Task Force Co-Chair

Say, Did you catch wind of what happened in Winnsboro?

A lugubrious day in Winnsboro, TX

October 15 th, 2012

The Tar Sands Blockade is a non-violent direct action campaign to call for an end to the mining and transportation of tar sands in North America – starting with the Keystone XL pipeline. This kind of risk-taking is not everyone’s cup of tea. And many people are involved for different reasons! --- But at the heart of the Tar Sands Blockade is a belief that we can’t rely on some global market literally driven on fossil fuels to indicate what is best for the development of humanity anymore! We have to change--- which requires caring more for each other and the planet. It has a lot to do with the sixth and seventh principles of Unitarian Universalism for me, and principles of anti-oppression and anti-racism.

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Almost a year ago, the Tar Sands Blockade physically blocked the path of the Keystone XL “Gulf-Expansion Project” --- with a tree sit that spanned the entire width of the easement and could feasibly house more than 10 people. TransCanada of course was not very happy about this. First they sued the landowner, who settled into a gag order --- and then they hired off-duty police officers to work for them as private security 24-7 at the base of the tree-sit. TransCanada proceeded to file a big Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP) by printing out the majority of the Tar Sands Blockade website for their brief and calling the civil-disobedient protestors eco-terrorists. This tree sit lasted for about 85 days, under these conditions. With their private police support team, the clearing and digging continued as quickly as possible in a big scar around the occupied easement. Within the first month, two protestors blocking a machine from being moved with their bodies were pepper sprayed in the face, placed in chokeholds and tazed multiple times. One of these protesters was a UU young adult by the name of Benjamin Franklin. He asserts that TransCanada’s on-site supervisor was encouraging the police to use their brutal tactics and congratulating them on a “job well done”. I assert that this is a term TransCanada hardly qualifies to say. Their spokesman Shawn Howard asserts that the construction is almost complete, when it is actually delayed by the results of poor construction practices. Howard did not know his facts, so he lied to the Associated Press to dramatically underplay the scale of the dents and imperfections that were discovered in the pipeline when they did a first round of quality testing. Within a 30-mile segment of the pipeline, it had to be dug up and replaced in 70 places. Nearby Winnsboro, there was a segment of trenching that hit a perched watershed and impacted a natural spring system… Having done practically zero environmental or hydrological assessments on the project, this was a surprise to TransCanada, Michaels Construction, and the Army Corps of Engineers. A job well done, indeed. The Tar Sands Blockade continues to operate in Texas as a strong source of resistance, and I continue to be an active member of it. In my bedroom, I have made my own chalice that symbolizes my hope and prayers that we can stop these tar sands mega projects from pushing civilization into the chaotic and doomed future that it promises to bring us to, at a projected 90 million barrels per day by 2030. I light a candle for this every day, knowing full well that a long march lies ahead but that I am not alone in my prayers. This Sunday, September 18th, Horizon UU Church will be collecting a Share the Plate offertory for the Tar Sands Blockade. In a time of lawsuits and corporate-state collusion, we are extending a hand to those who sacrifice most of their own comfort and safety in the name of higher ideals for life, justice and freedom. That is brave, and that is meaningful. From these ripples will form a storm that turns the tide.

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Share the Plate for Sunday Aug 18th Horizon has a collection for non-profit organizations once a month during our worship service. The Share the Plate collection on Sunday, August 18, will be to benefit the Tar Sands Blockade. Aly Tharp will be describing the organization.



THE NEW KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM: Kroger has discontinued the Reloadable Kroger Fundraiser Cards, and on August 1, 2013 the new and simpler Kroger Community Rewards program will begin! To support Horizon with this program, just enroll your “Kroger Plus Card”.   

You will need a Kroger Plus card that has been registered online. If you do not have a Kroger Plus card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger. You can register your card through the link below. Click “Create an Account” in the upper right-hand corner of the page. If you need assistance call Kroger support at 1-866-221-4141.

To Enroll 1. Go to 2. Click “Enroll Now” under the Texas heading near the bottom of the page. 3. Sign in with your email address and password. 4. Click on “Community Rewards” link. Follow online instructions. Horizon’s NPO number is 82988.

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Lay Ministry News * Marianna Seaton *

Diving into the Wellspring This Sunday, August 18th, I’ll take a break from medical leave to offer an information and sign-up session for Wellspring, a spiritual deepening experience for Unitarian Universalists. Horizon was chosen three years ago to be a part of the start-up of this program. I am excited that we are entering our fourth year of offering Wellspring to Horizon members and friends and I am eager to get this year off to a great start. By far the most common first response I hear when first introducing Wellspring is concern with its commitment to length of time. We begin with a mandatory retreat on Saturday, September 7th, and the group meets every other week through the beginning of Spring 2014. Every Graduate asked has said that they mourned in some way the last meeting. We hope to offer follow-up programs in the near future to respond to this desire to continue on this path of Unitarian Universalist spiritual deepening. I encourage you to not let the commitment scare you – or go ahead and let it scare you – but don’t let that stop you from signing up! After each study session and Wellspring meeting we ask each other “so what?” What does this study or spiritual practice mean to our life as a Unitarian Universalist? How do we practice what we believe? Where are the wellsprings that enrich our lives and give us a sense of history, connectedness and meaning? How do we put our faith into action? Together, we explore these questions and more. Most importantly, we celebrate; we celebrate our spiritual journeys together in a practiced covenant of love and respect. Rev. Jen Crow, one of the authors of Wellspring, described it as something more than a chalice circle or journey group, and less than a course in seminary. At Horizon, we have difficulty putting it into a category because it spans both adult religious education and small group soul deepening. It’s certainly something to dive into with your whole heart. I hope you’ll join me this Sunday to learn more. When: Where: Time: Snacks?

Sunday, August 18th Library 12:15 - 1:15 Yes

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As part of our collective ministry of caring for one another, please join me in offering our healing energy and prayers to MC Meador, who is recovering from knee surgery, and to Bobbi Myers who is working diligently to get stronger every day. We also hold in our hearts John Gill who is having hip surgery next week.

Many thanks to all who sent cards and words of encouragement to me; I am touched by your thoughtfulness and concern. I’m not a big fan of surgery, but I’m glad it was an option for me. Besides, our suffering makes us more in touch and sympathetic, and gives us an opportunity to nurture the wounded healer. Surgery is a new experience and it has given me fresh perspective on many things. I’m thankful especially to the volunteers, staff and board of trustees for their support and encouragement to take my time to heal. As always, we hold in our hearts those suffering with chronic and acute illness, those struggling to balance the care of their families with the care of their parents or other loved ones, 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, or

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A Note from the DLRE * By Lauren Daniell *

New Classes for Children and Youth Begin in September! Children and youth at Horizon will begin new classes in mid-September. The younger children will focus on the Judeo-Christian roots of Unitarian Universalism while the middle and high school youth will have the chance to do Our Whole Lives, Coming of Age and a variety of curricula at the senior high level. Here is a snapshot of classes by level: Preschool: Celebrating Me and My World Begins September 15 The young UUs in this class will learn through hands-on experience with the wonderful and wide world around them; stories about our faith that teach our history and principles; and play which is the natural expression of the young child's heart and mind. Kindergarten and First Grade: Picture Book Bible Tales and Holidays and Holy Days Begins September 15 Five to seven year olds will explore stories from the Bible as told from a UU point of view and emphasis. They will also celebrate Christian and Jewish holidays throughout the year – UU style! Second and Third Grades: Timeless Themes Begins September 15 Timeless Themes introduces children to religious literature which is central to our culture and our heritage as Unitarian Universalists. The program examines two sets of scriptures: the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Bible. The primary goal is to retell stories that are often told or referred to in our culture, but from a UU perspective. Fourth and Fifth Grades: Living the Promise Begins September 15 Children ages nine through eleven will delve into the Jewish and Christian texts this year with our Living the Promise program. The foundation of our Unitarian Universalist faith is our covenant with one another, and the history of the Bible is one of making, breaking, and renewing Covenants. Sixth and Seventh Grades: Compass Points Begins September 15 Preteens will be exploring the people they are and the people they want to become through the Compass Points program this year. Compass Points takes youth ages 11 to 13 on a journey through Unitarian Universalism by exploring our diverse and rich history, the Covenant of the Seven Principles, and our Six Sources. Not only will the children gain an understanding of where we come from as a faith, but also where we hope to be going. Eighth Grade: OWL (Our Whole Lives) Begins September 8 OWL or Our Whole Lives is our comprehensive life course that teaches accurate information about sexual health and

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relationships integrated with the UU friendly values of respect, compassion, responsibility, diversity, and justice. Ninth Grade: COA (Coming of Age) Begins September 8 This course for ninth graders helps young teens understand what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist. They study UU history, theology, and clarify their own spiritual selves. The COA year’s highlights are a Credo service where each teen presents his or her beliefs to the congregation and a UU heritage trip to Boston. Grades 10-12: Various curricula Begins September 15 Our Senior High students will have a say in choosing their courses of study this coming fall. Choices will include spiritual deepening, UU History, and refining their sense of ethics and learning what it really means to live by UU values.

This Sunday in Children’s and Youth Religious Education August 18th Preschool RE: Celebrate NatUUre! Fabulous Flowers Our children in preschool will celebrate the importance of flowers in nature. They will listen to a delightful book about a girl who turns her whole suburban neighborhood into a meadow and then make flowers of their own. Children’s RE : Celebrate NatUUre! Fish Are Fascinating Children entering Kindergarten to sixth grade in the fall will be exploring the concepts of overcoming prejudice as they listen to the classic book, Swimmy. They will then create their own fish from two liter soda bottles. Youth RE: Faith of our Neighbors Teenagers entering 9-12th grade in the fall will be traveling this Sunday to visit a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Students should plan to arrive at Horizon at 10:15 am to be ready for their trip. Please email Lauren for trip details: Just a reminder that our teens are guests at another’s house of worship and should dress appropriately – slacks and shirts with collars for boys and girls in slacks or knee- length skirts/ dresses. Blouses should have sleeves

Announcements: Children’s and Youth RE Registration is now open for the children’s and youth 2013-14 church school year: On Sunday you will find paper registration forms in the sanctuary, in the RE office and with your child’s teachers. Return all forms and checks to Lauren Daniell, DLRE. Not able to get to church this Sunday or

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care for an electronic form? Please follow this link to download a form at home:

Do you do Pinterest? Horizon does! A page just for Horizon families has been created on the popular idea exchange site, Pinterest. Categories include children’s character development, promoting peace, books for families and spiritual practices. Please see to access the boards.

Just two more weeks! Volunteers needed to staff Summer RE classes for children Volunteers will be needed for just two more weeks to lead the children’s summer RE classes. Each session involves a story and a fun craft project. Please look for the signup sheet in the lobby and volunteer for August and September.

Upcoming dates for Children’s and Youth Religious Education August 17th (Saturday) Teacher training in Dallas, 9:00am-3:30pm August 1-September 8th: Registration for children’s and Youth fall religious education Children bring coins to RE to donate to The Water Project August 24th: Family volunteer opportunity at Metrocrest, 8:45am-1:00pm September 8th: Splash Day for children up to 7th grade September 8th Classes begin for Our Whole Lives (8th graders) and Coming of Age (9th graders) September 14th (Saturday): Families participate in the annual Crop Walk

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September 15th: Regular church year RE begins for children in preschool-7th grade and grades 10-12 September 15th : Pride Parade, Downtown Dallas. Lots of kids’ activities September 20-21: First OWL lock-in (Friday night-Saturday morning) September 29th: First Children’s Chapel of the year for children K-5, 10:30-10:45, Portable Building #8. RE classes following.

Religious Education for Adults New Adult Religious Education opportunities this Fall! Articulating Your UU Faith with Tina Ulakovic Tuesdays 7-9 pm, September 10-October 15

What do you say when people ask, “What is that church you go to?” Members of this course will be able to tell others about the history of our faith tradition, our principles and purposes and our witness to liberal religion in our community, nation and world. We will move through a series of engaging exercises–personal reflection, role-play, discussion designed to equip us in defining and articulating our faith.

Building Your Own Theology with JuLane Mondays 7-9 pm October 7 –December 9

The Building Your Own Theology course invites each of us to develop our own religious understanding and a deeper sense of what each of us, individually, believes and values. The BYOT class will also help you develop a deeper understanding of Unitarian Universalism. Goals for participants in this course include: To determine their values and beliefs about God or ultimate reality, human nature, ethics, and the meaning and purpose of life To discover what other UUs believe about the great religious questions To articulate their beliefs in credo statements To meet the challenge of building their own theology.

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First Wednesdays with Rev. Dennis Hamilton As per the name, the first Wednesday evening of the month will be a time for us to gather together to explore our monthly themes in depth. After a short worship service, we’ll break into groups to discuss how these themes wend their ways through our lives and our Unitarian Universalist faith. September 11, 2013*: WELCOMING October 2, 2013: HAUNTING November 6, 2013: HARVESTING December 4, 2013: INCARNATING *note: the September meeting will be on the SECOND Wednesday due to a scheduling conflict

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Labor Day Weekend Extravaganza! AUGUST 30-31 • 8:00 p.m. Labor Day plans? Be sure they include Horizon Players’ Summer Dessert Theatre production, “What the Bible Left Out“ Did you ever ponder why some of the favorite stories in the Old Testament don’t hold up to UU scrutiny? Could it be that there was a back story that somehow didn’t make it into those parchment pages? Prompted by this mystery, a group of Horizon Players playwrights came up with the missing links – even if we had to create them with our imaginations – and we are proud to present them to you this summer in our original play. To make this trip back in time even more tempting, a heavenly host of singing archangels will provide music of the spheres for your enjoyment – with lyrics appropriate to the subject matter at hand! A unique experience awaits you! As always, Horizon Players will have a tasty array of snacks on sale at the Caravansary Café – delectable desserts, fresh fruit and cheese plates, a selection of refreshing beverages, and the ever-popular “$5 Special Snack” that includes a free beverage (which can be wine). Tickets are only $12 if purchased in advance ($15 at the door) and are on sale August 18 and 25 in Fellowship Hall – you can’t miss the Horizon Players lighted marquee! Email orders can also be placed at Horizon Players is completely self-supporting, and we deeply appreciate your patronage through ticket and concession sales so that we can keep the laughter going! Please note: Horizon Players events do not include childcare.

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Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade

Mark your calendars now! Show your support of the GLBTQ community. Plan to make a poster, see a movie and march in the 2013 Dallas Pride Parade! It has been a historic year for equal rights at the national level. In Texas, though, not much has changed. In fact, Texas legislators have taken small, petty steps to emphasize that the GLBTQ community is not welcome here. Even while we celebrate the national movement forward, we must take a stand at the local level. Sunday afternoon, Sept. 15, UU congregations from across the metroplex will be uniting and marching in the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade, the GLBTQ Pride Parade of Dallas. The theme this year is “Deep in the Heart of Pride!” Now, more than ever, this parade will be a demonstration of the size, the support, and the voice of the GLBTQ community and allies. The week before, on Saturday, Sept. 7, 12 noon, join us at Horizon for a sign-making party and movie screening in the portable building. More about this fun, creative event and information about other happenings will be announced soon. If you have any questions, please email Horizon’s 2013 Pride Parade Team, Diana Bracken, Elizabeth Gustwick and JuLane, at

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Pride Parade Sign-Making Party! Saturday, September 7th In the Portable Horizon is continuing it’s long history of marching beside our GLTBQ brothers and sisters in the local Alan Ross Freedom Parade on September 15th. We join other North Texas Unitarian Universalist Churches and march to raise a loud and joyous voice together that we are Standing on the Side of Love! Last year we were 200 strong. Let’s grow the crowd and grow the love! Last year it rained on our parade! But that’s okay cause it was cool! But that’s not okay because most of our signs were melted! But that’s okay because . . . . WE WILL MAKE NEW ONES!

Join us Saturday, September 7th, from Noon to around 4:00 in the Portable. As we share ideas and make new signs we will watch an historical documentary that tells the GLTBQ story from the 1920s up until the landmark Stonewall riots in 1969 that fueled the gay pride movement. After the pot-luck lunch on Sunday the 8th we will show the companion documentary that continues from the riots through the AIDS crisis and into the 1990s. Your Pride Parade Team will provide all sign making supplies and equipment but you can bring your own, too. Please bring some lunchtype snacks to share. We will provide beverages. Join the party, and join the parade carrying your own sign! Say it the way you mean it! See you there!

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Adult Religious Explorations Contact:

Sunday mornings 9:00 – 10:10 am Horizon Library _____________________________________________________________

August 18, 2013

Kent Darwin will facilitate the class on Immigration to the United States. He will be sharing some of our immigration history and what the key issues being considered for the new immigration bill. There are some historical surprises.

August 25, 2013

Our six sources say we draw from "Jewish and Christian teachings", but UUs tend to spend little time studying Jewish teachings. To correct this in part, join J. P. DeMeritt in exploring the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah to see what we UUs can gain from a deeper knowledge of the Jewish tradition. J. P., a dedicated UU, is a nearly 30-year participant observer of Judaism and is minoring in the Sociology of Religion at TWU.

And… Always check the weekly newsletter for short profiles on classes and late-breaking announcements. If you email you will get a quick response from one of the committee chairs – Kay Darwin and Kent Darwin.

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Join Horizon’s CROP Hunger Walk Team! The CROP Walk raises money for the Church World Service to fight global hunger in sustainable ways—like providing seeds, tools, training and micro-loans for communities in need. The money not only helps people across the world, but also across the street—25% of donations stay local, with Metrocrest Social Services. But it can only work with CROP walkers! This is a great service experience for people (and animals) of all ages. So bring your kids and dogs and enjoy a fun walk, followed by a celebration with popcorn, snow cones, live music, and bouncy houses! Ask friends, grandparents, and neighbors to sponsor you with a donation. Mill Valley Fellowship Church * 13545 Webb Chapel Rd, Farmers Branch Saturday, September 14 Gather and register at 8, Walk begins at 8:30 a.m. (when the weather is beautiful!) Please register and donate online at or at our Taste of Horizon table on Sundays. Questions? Email Bunny Summerlin at ______________________________________________________________________________________

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After Church Lunch Locations Aug 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”. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

August 18th: Olive Garden: Italian. 2418 S Stemmons Parkway, Lewisville, TX 75067. Fresh garlic breadsticks, homemade soup or salad. Attentive staff, pleasant atmosphere. $$ 

August 25th: Secret Recipe Asian Bistro: 1404 W Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton, TX 75010. Excellent Pan-Asian Cuisine (Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Malaysian). Large variety of choices. Fresh food, good service and prices. Casual atmosphere. $  

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What’s Going On At Horizon? Sunday Aug 18 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. 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Reproductive Justice Task Force Meeting - S6 - Class 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Tar Sands meets Environmental Racism in Houston's Toxic East End - SH - Sanc. 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM After Church Lunch Bunch -- All Are Welcome! - Other - Offsite 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Wellspring Information Session - E3 - Library 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Private celebration party - Alan Sproat - FH - Fellowship Hall

Monday Aug 19 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Yoga - P1 - Lg 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM SMART Recovery - FH - Fellowship Hall

Tuesday Aug 20 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Buddhist Sangha - P1 - Lg, P2 - Couch 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Tuesday Wisdom Circle - E3 - Library

Wednesday Aug 21 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Library Ministry - E3 - Library 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM WFIG (Women's Friendship in Growth) Chalice Circle - E3 - Library

Thursday Aug 22 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 Aug 23 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM FREE MOVIE NIGHT!!! - SH - Sanc.

Saturday Aug 24 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Men's Support Group - E3 - Library 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM HORIZON PLAYERS - AUGUST SHOW REHEARSAL - P1 - Lg, S6 - Class, SH Sanc. 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM 80th Birthday Party - Jolene Fee - FH - Fellowship Hall, KI - Kitch 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Senior Women's Chalice Circle - E3 - Library

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Horizon Women, Come Celebrate!! It’s the 25th Annual Women’s Retreat! Sept. 27 – 29, 2013 Glen Lake Retreat Center - Glen Rose, TX

Theme: “Embracing a Wholehearted Life with Courage, Compassion, Connection” Horizon’s women members and visitors 21 and older are invited to explore creativity, inspiration, fear, and courage. Be present. Enjoy yourself. Trust that your body remembers what it feels like to play. Connect and gain strength from one another, and walk forward together with compassion. Material for the retreat will be taken from the book The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown. (You are welcome, but certainly not required, to read or purchase the book.)

For questions about the retreat, email or contact Lisa Krishnan at 214-641-2487. Glen Lakes Retreat is located outside of the small historic town of Glen Rose and about 95 miles SW of Horizon. The Women’s Retreat has used this center for the last several years. It is located on the beautiful Paluxy River, which is great for wading (when we’ve had rain)! There is also a hiking trail and a full gymnasium on the property. We will be staying in three deluxe cabins, which accommodate 18 people (nine bunk beds) very comfortably. Each cabin has a large lighted vanity area and a bathroom with three showers, sinks, and toilets. There are also a limited number of hotel-style rooms, available first-come, first-serve at a higher cost. Carpooling will be organized. Friday check-in begins at 4 p.m., and Sunday check-out is at noon. Cost is $125 per person. There is space for 43 women. REGISTRATION will begin Sun. Aug. 4 and must be received by AUGUST 31st. This is a FIRM DATE!! Unfortunately, no reservations can be accepted after this date since we MUST provide the total number to the retreat center on Sept. 1.

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25th Annual Horizon Women’s Retreat, Sept 27-29 Openings for only 43 women, so don’t miss out! Registration begins Aug. 4th and must be received by Aug. 31st This is a FIRM DATE! Name _________________________________________________________________________ Address_______________________________________City_________________ZIP__________ Phone (home) _________________ (cell) ______________________ Email address __________________________________________________________________ Emergency contact & phone _______________________________________________________

Check those that apply: 1. I am a ____Horizon member

_____Horizon friend

2. I have attended a Horizon Women’s Retreat before: _____yes _____no 3. I require/prefer vegetarian meals: _____yes _____no Food allergies: ____________________ 4. All participants will receive a t-shirt this year. Please indicate your preferred size: (S,M,L,XL): ______ Color (yellow, black): _________________ 5. Housing Option: There are 8 hotel-style rooms available with 2 twin beds that will be an additional cost of $40 per person for the weekend, first come-first served WITH completed registration and payment. 6. Some scholarship money is available if needed. Please call Judy Meador to discuss: 972-948-8586. 7. Would you like to contribute to the scholarship fund? If yes, amount: ________

To register, complete this form and make $125 check payable to Horizon UU Church. Write “Women’s Retreat” on memo line. Bring payment and registration form to Women’s Retreat table in the Fellowship Hall staffed every Sunday in August. Or mail payment and registration form to: Judy Meador, 3111 Glenmere Ct., Carrollton, 75007 Any questions, email: Or contact Judy Meador at 972-948-8586 Hotel Room? _____ Total Paid: _______ Check #_______

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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! 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 .

CURIOUS ABOUT SCHEDULE? You can check the calendar at Horizon Book Group: 4th Tuesdays 12p. ( ) 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 . Buddhist Sangha: Tuesdays 7 PM -9:00 PM. ( ) 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 or call 972-5298187. You may also contact . The UU Christian Chalice Circle ( ) 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 The CineMat Group ( ) 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 Craft & Chat Chalice Circle ( ) 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 . The C & C Chalice Circle meets 2nd and 4th Sundays from 1:30p

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Earth Centered Spirituality Chalice Circle ( ) 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. We love visitors, so please, come check us out! They also cohost the monthly Free Movie Night on the last Friday of each month. For questions or more information, e-mail GAMERS: 3rd FRIDAY FUN AT HORIZON! ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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) ( )

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. Women Alive 55+ ( ) - Women Alive 55+ has very recently been renamed “Senior Women’s Chalice Circle”. The group meets on the second and fourth Saturday of each month in the Horizon Library. WFIG WELCOMES WOMEN! ( 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. Young Adult Chalice Circle will be resuming their meetings on Tuesday, September 3rd at 6:30pm in Fellowship hall. We will meet every other week and will be examining how the UU Principles can be utilized in our relationships through the course "Principled Commitment" organized by the UUA.

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8/18/13 The Week at Horizon  
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