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MAY 2016


BEACON U n i t a r i a n C h u r c h o f L i n c o l n

Sunday Services

Visibility Team

We Need Photos

New Members

Including “We Remember Them” Sunday, May 29

Will you SHOW UP in this way for our church?

For the end-of-the-year slideshow on June 5

See pictures, read bios and welcome them to our church

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Vision/Mission/Big Thing/Covenant

Settled Minister Search Committee

submitted by the Fair Witnesses

As voted on by the Members on Sunday, April 24.

VISION: A loving community uniting reason with spiritual exploration, to transform ourselves and our world.


Wesley Botham Julie Enersen Karen Heafer Trish Lanning Amy Miller Mark Weddleton Nathan Woodruff

We are people

We are people

of open minds, loving hearts, and helping hands,

of open minds,

who show up.

loving hearts,


and helping hands,


For the next three to five years, we pledge our talents, resources and building to partner to meet needs in the Lincoln community, protect our environment and promote peace and social justice.

COVENANT: Our covenant, as a welcoming congregation, is to inspire a sense of awe, joy and reverence in people of all ages. We celebrate through words, music and the arts. We actively model an inclusive, diverse, and sustainable community. We each contribute to the work of the church. We provide a safe and nurturing haven for free thought. We treat each other with loving kindness. We cultivate growth and celebrate the changes the growth brings.

who show up. TOWN HALL MEETING Sunday, May 1 • 11:30AM • Sanctuary

Members will hear about the Vision/Mission/Big Thing/Covenant and from Board Member Candidates.

SPRING CONGREGATIONAL MEETING    Sunday, May 15 • 10:00AM • Sanctuary

Members will vote on Board members, Share the Plate, and our Big Thing and hear Annual Reports from key Church Leaders.

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A Month of Sundays 10:00AM at 6300 A Street Sunday, May 1 - “May Day! May Day!” From workers “uniting” to pagans celebrating, this is a very special day in the wheel of the year. Let’s celebrate. Worship Leaders: Julie Enersen, Chelsea Krafka, Gretchen Woods Worship Associate: Jesse Metcalf Music: Becky Seth, piano

Sunday, May 8 - “Mother’s Day for Peace” Worship Leaders: Julie Enersen, Chelsea Krafka, Gretchen Woods Worship Associate: Amy Miller Music: Women’s Choir Share the Care: Grounds Committee

Sunday, May 15 - “Annual General Meeting” This service will emphasize the fifth UU principle: “the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process” by being the Annual General Meeting which will begin after a worshipful opening and proceed to votes on important issues. Worship Leaders: Julie Enersen, Chelsea Krafka, Gretchen Woods Worship Associate: LauraLee Woodruff Music: Congregational Singing Share the Plate: Fresh Start Home

Sunday, May 22- “Welcoming Congregation Service” Worship Leaders: Deb Hope Worship Associate: Wesley Botham Music: Coro di Flauti, 15 - member flute choir

Sunday, May 29 - “We Remember Them” Worship Leaders: Julie Enersen, Chelsea Krafka, Gretchen Woods Worship Associate: Sheila Thomas Music: Pance Zaev, flute Celebration of Life for Barb Kuhn at 2:00PM

Worship Arts News by Julie Enersen, Worship Arts Director

Women’s Choir It’s time for the annual appearance of our Women’s Choir. Girls and women of all ages are invited to raise their voices together in this wonderful, energetic ensemble. If you’ve been wanting to try out a choral experience at our church, this would be the perfect way to get started. Please join us for the following rehearsals: Apr. 27 & May 4 - 7:00 PM Women’s Choir rehearsals May 8 - 8:30 AM Women’s Choir rehearsal, 10:00 AM Mother’s Day service

Children’s Choir to sing in June Our elementary-aged students will be perform as part of our annual end-of-year Flower Communion Service. In order to prepare, they will practice with Shelly Fowler and Julie Enersen on three Sundays in May. Please put these dates on your calendar: May 15: 11:15 – 12:00 rehearsal Music Rm May 22:  11:15 – 12:00 rehearsal Music Rm May 29:  11:15 – 11:45 rehearsal Music Rm June 5: 9 AM rehearsal in Auditorium for 10 AM service Contact Julie Enersen at worshiparts@unitarianlincoln.org  to be added to the email reminder list.

A Note from the Church Office: Flower Communion Service June 5 will be Julie’s official last day in her capacity as Worship Arts Director. She will continue to be a part of the church in other ways including serving as a member of the Settled Minister Search Committee.

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WO RS H IP Woods Working: “Where Did This Year Go??” I probably say this every year around May. A colleague long gone used to say, “You can’t start counting the days until the end of the church year until after Easter!” Maybe because Easter came so early this year, it just seems to have gone more quickly. But we certainly are deep into preparation for the Annual Spring Meeting on May 15. I hope to see all of you there. Of course, I have been busy with “Story-telling,” “Listening Circles,” “Building Healthy Community,” “Creating Worship,” Grief Group, “Living Ultimology,” Opening Spirituality,” ‘Native American and Celtic Spirituality,” and “Sound as Spiritual Practice.” We are creating a program of Adult Growth and Learning, to add to all the fine work being done by Chelsea Krafka, Director of Religious Growth and Learning, and Karen Dienstbier, Membership Coordinator. I find this congregation uniquely blessed to have such a fine staff in addition to the above mentioned. Working with Jean Helms, Administrative Director; Christina Strong, Administrative Associate; and Julie Enersen, Worship Arts Director, has been a joy. We

will all miss having Julie serve in that capacity, but we already know she will likely be serving in new ways shortly. Lindsay Bartlett has been an amazing President of the Board, both as I settled into this position and throughout this year, encouraging Reed Maly, as VP, to be present for our most important meetings. The entire Board showed both concern and compassion as they went forward with their work. Many thanks! In fact, thanks to every one of you who has put time, talent, and/or treasure into this congregation. Each and every one of you is essential to the whole. Warmly, Gretchen Woods, Interim Minister

UUA General Assembly Thursday, June 23 to Sunday, June 26 The theme for GA 2016 is Heart Land: Where Faiths Connect. The faith world is increasingly multifaith. People are crossing borders of religion and spiritual practice to create wholeness in their lives individually and collectively. If you have never been to General Assembly and want to know more - start here www.uua.org/ga. It is an amazing experience. This year we are going to bring GA home to you by streaming some services and lectures. Check back for info in the June newsletter.

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RELIG IO US G RO WTH & LEA RNING Box Town The No More Turning Away project has been done by many UU churches around the country. This May, our own Youth In Action group will be participating in one such project which they have dubbed, "Box Town". On Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, UU 7-12th graders at our church were invited to participate. They gathered on Saturday to listen to speakers and construct their houses. They then stayed overnight in the boxes in our parking lot. On Sunday they processed their experience as a group. This is just one of the many awesome projects that this group has done this church year with phenomenal leaders: Nathan Woodruff and Wesley Botham. Both leaders are nominated for our Ministerial Search Committee for next year. Which means that they are not able to lead Youth in Action next year. We are looking for new adults to join the program. If you are interested in being a Youth In Action leader, please contact me as soon as possible. They need vibrant, energetic, and cool adults to hang out with them. Peace, Faith and Love,

Notes from the Church Office Summer hours will begin soon. From June 15 to August 14, the office hours are 9:00AM to 1:00PM Tues - Fri. DID YOU KNOW? There is a password protected page on the website to which only members of the church have access. The page is accessed by going to this link: www.unitarianlincoln.weebly.com/member-info The member only page has current and past Board of Trustees minutes, Congregational Meeting minutes, and Financials relating to the Capital Campaign. If you would like the password, please contact Jean Helms, Administrative Director, in the church office: admin@unitarianlincoln.org or 402.483.2213


Want to Help with Dr. Seuss? We need assistants (Adults and High School Youth) for our Summer Ingatherings on Sunday Mornings during Service. The theme will be Dr. Seuss and led by Christina Strong. Please let Chelsea know if you are able to help.

MAY RGL CALENDAR Preschool Class and Nursery Care are available every Sunday for younger Pre-K children in the Preschool Room. MAY 1




MAY 15


MAY 22


MAY 29


Email Chelsea: religiousgrowth@unitarianlincoln.org 6300 A St • Lincoln, NE 68510 • 402.483.2213 • unitarianlincoln.org


NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS SHOW UP and Join the Visibility Team!


Sunday, May 22 • 11:30AM • Gathering Place

submitted by the Auction Committee

Do you have passion for design? We want you!

Friday, May 6 • 5:00 Tasty Treats •6:00 Live Auction

Do you live in the world of Social Media and are you willing to use your skills to increase the church's visibility? We want you!

On May 6, at 5:00 the final phase of our fun-filled fundraiser will begin at the Auction Payment Day. The first hour will be spent trying to outbid each other on a large variety of tasty treats. Then starting at 6:00 the live auction will begin. Tom Bassett will be our auctioneer and bidding will start on the great baskets that have been put together by committees and church members. Please join us for the fun finale and help us reach our fundraising goal.

Are you a "promoter" who will use your enthusiasm on behalf of the Unitarian Church of Lincoln? We want you! Could you be our "Keeper of the Opportunities Calendar"? We want you! Can you see yourself as the "big picture" person who coordinates these efforts? We really, really want you!!! Adopting a Big Thing such as "Partnering" demands that we become more VISIBLE. To that end, we are creating a Visibility Team. The visibility efforts on behalf of our church need to be both intentional and cohesive. The Visibility Team will ensure that we are: * VISIBLE to each other about opportunities for both work and play * VISIBLE to Lincoln and beyond about the exciting things we are doing within and beyond our walls * VISIBLE to those seekers who share our principles that they might find their home with us Our first “Gathering of Creative Energy” will be on Sunday, May 22 after church. If you are interested but unable to attend, please contact Worship and Extension Coordinator Kathy Disney at kedisney@hotmail.com or 402-560-0358.

SUMMER CHURCH “GARAGE” SALE Thursday - Saturday, June 9 - 11

Cleaning out that basement or upstairs closet? Have items that would be great for a garage sale but you don't want to do all the work yourself? Bring them to the church for the church “garage” sale this summer. Save the date and save your items. Watch for more details to come.

Board of Trustees Elections coming up submitted by Lindsay Bartlett, Board President

The following three church members have been nominated by the Nominations Committee for election to the Board of Trustees, to serve one three-year term each: Rich Little, Linda Brown, and Mark Shiffler If there are other interested persons, you may self-nominate or nominate someone else (with their signature) by filing a nomination form with the church office by May 1. Rotating off the board are Penny Urwiler, Lindsay Bartlett (who will stay on in a non-voting capacity as Immediate Past President), and Rich Little (up for re-election, since he served only a partial term to complete the unexpired term of Liz BonneyHeerman, who resigned for personal and professional reasons in September).

Share the Plate Nominations Due On ten Sundays throughout the year we give the offering to a local or UU organization. Organizations are nominated by you - our members and friends - by sending us a paragraph about why you are nominating them to admin@unitarianlincoln.org. The deadline is May 8. Members will vote at the Spring Congregational Meeting on May 15.

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NEWS NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS New Program for Newcomers

Maiden Voyage to Omaha

Saturday, May 14 • 10:00AM • Gathering Place

A Merry Band of Three traveled to 2nd Unitarian Church in Omaha on Sunday, April 10. We had a very pleasant time attending Service, meeting their minister and partaking in lunch afterward. We are regrouping to plan our next voyage sometime in June. If you would like to be on the list of potential buccaneers for future voyagers (and help decide where to go next - Manhattan, KS? 1st UU in Omaha?).... send a message to Denise candardog@hotmail.com.

Over the last several months newcomers have one more way to become acquainted with the activities of the church through a workshop called Nuts and Bolts where participants learn about the activities and programming offered here. Seventeen newcomers have taken advantage of the program since February. Please join us on Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m. for the next Nuts and Bolts workshop. Contact Karen Dienstbier at membership@unitarianlincoln.org if you are planning to attend so that we can have enough handouts for everyone.

The Positive Effects of Drug Court in our Community (and what is still needed)

Do you have church photos to share? We are beginning to gather photos for our end-ofyear slideshow on June 5. Do you have pictures from church events and activities either in the building or out in the community? Please submit them by May 15 to photos@unitarianlincoln.org.

Monday, May 2 • 7:00PM • Auditorium

Panelists: Landon Parks - Drug Court Coordinator; Deb Van Lent - Mental Health Case Manager; Mary BarryMagsamen - Executive Director, St. Monica's; Graduate from drug Court. Sponsored by: Nebraskans for Peace, Lincoln chapter; the Unitarian Church of Lincoln Social Justice Committee; NASW - Nebraska Chapter. Free and open to public.

Pathways to Membership In the month of April newcomers were connected to the larger church community through a series of workshops. The first was the Your Search and OUUrs class offered in early April. Five people attended the class which is the first of two in the Pathways to Membership. On April 16 the second of the classes in the Pathways to Membership entitled Join UUs was presented and five people signed the membership book! The new members whom you will be hearing more about in the future are: Megan Salley, Susan Easton, Heather Fox, Morissa Raymond and Elizabeth Meyer.

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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS April/May Gallery: Norma L. Stevens

Notes from the bookstore lady: All our books come from your donations and our profits go directly to the church. Our donation baskets are in the third coat closet. Put your gently used books there. The bookstore is updated on Fridays. Every so often we will purchase bumper stickers and other goods to sell in the bookstore. There are three bookstore ladies: Denise Dickeson, Carol Kendrick and Marty Powers. We do this work out of love.

This artist enjoys the unexpected qualities and serendipitous moments that can be created with watercolors. She is fascinated with its brilliance, its clarity, and its transparency. The opportunity of McCook Community College with its fine arts programs and its graphic arts program plus numerous workshops with nationally recognized artists she has attended has provided a foundation for her career in the arts to expand.  Norma has exhibited with the Midwest Watercolor Society now known as TWSA, the Kentucky Watercolor Society, Kansas Watercolor Society, Association of Nebraska Art Clubs-ANAC, Phi Theta Kappa exhibits and others. Norma participates in many art festivals in the state and other exhibitions. “Color, like music and light, is one of God’s special gifts. I truly believe. All uplift the spirit.” In October of 2011, Norma was granted the honor of becoming a signature member of the Kentucky Watercolor Society. She has been selected to membership by Impact Nebraska a select juried organization of Nebraska artists in 2013.

Every once in a while, it's necessary to send out a reminder of what we don't take. We do not take poetry, audio or video products, textbooks, art books, scripts, songbooks or books with damage. If a book has been written in, we can't use it either. We love mysteries, fiction and non-fiction. We love kids and young adult books. Keep the donations coming and keep reading!

Card Shower for Barbara Kimberly Long-time member and social activist Barbara Kimberly turns 90-years-old this July! Her children tell us that she is doing well and that she would be delighted to hear from you. Please send cards to: Barbara Kimberly c/o Elizabeth Kimberly 540 SW Willow Creek Dr Beaverton, OR 97003

Were you a Friend of Barb Kuhn? Barb Kuhns' Memorial Service will be Sunday, May 29 at 2:00 in the afternoon. In honor of her memory, Friends of Barb will be preparing and serving coffee on Sunday morning. If you would like to be a part of that group, please contact Kathy Disney at kedisney@hotmail.com   402-560-0358 or sign up on the "coffee door".


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WELC O M E N EW M EM B ERS New Members: The Sangsters

The Sangster Family is made up of John, Kerry, Jonas (7.5), Emily (6) and Isaac (4). They are newcomers to Nebraska, hailing most recently from Blacksburg, Virginia, where John was in graduate school at Virginia Tech. When John was offered a position as Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at UNL, the Sangsters immediately contacted the church, and were overwhelmed by the incredibly warm welcome received. They enjoy books, board games, hiking and exploring the outdoors. The Sangsters were active members of their previous UU congregations in Blacksburg, VA and Concord, NH and are excited to have found a home here. They have begun the Family Open Circle, a potluck and open circle discussion for families, which has childcare provided and meets at the church on the second Friday of each month. 

The Sangsters from left to right: Emily, John, Jonas, Kerry, Isaac.

New Member: Elizabeth Meyer Having returned last year to Lincoln from more than 20 years of teaching at a college in Pennsylvania, Elizabeth is recuperating from a two-year stint of retirement. She now writes grants and conducts training for the TeamMates Mentoring Program in Lincoln and recently joined the YWCA as a part-time consultant. She is originally from Lincoln, and is grateful to be close, once again, to her daughter/son-in-law/ granddaughter, mother, and niece/niece's family. She was affiliated with a UU Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and is eager to become involved here.

Elizabeth Meyer

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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Notes from the Transition Team submitted by Becky Seth, Transition Team

The team thought this would be a good time to review our transition activities of the past year. Next month, we’ll give you a sneak peek at what is planned for next year! With Gretchen’s leadership and your participation, the transition team supported the following events: September: two “Telling Your Story” meetings that resulted in a thoughtprovoking church history tree with roots and spreading branches. October: two “Listening Circles” that allowed us to speak openly about our individual experiences of the previous year of interim ministry and helped us lay the groundwork for building our skills at having difficult conversations – a task to be continued next year. January – April: training for leading appreciative inquiry sessions and the organization necessary for conducting 21 cottage meetings with 158 participants. One of our members, B.J. Wheeler, served as a Fair Witness with four others (Hess Dyas, Amy Miller, Deb Hope and Mark Weddleton) to distill what was expressed in those meetings, using that basis to develop vision, mission and covenant statements as well as a proposal for a “Big Thing” to be voted on by the members at our May 15 congregational meeting.


AT BLACKWATER POND: Mary Oliver reads Mary Oliver www.uuabookstore.org • Price: $19.95 Ma ry Ol ive r h as g ive n he r aud ien ce what they've longed to hear: the poe t' s voi ce rea ding he r own w or k. In this beautifully produced compact disc, Mary Oliver has recorded forty of her favorite poems, nearly spanning the length of her career, from Dream Work through her newest volume, New and Selected Poems, Volume Two. The elegant clothbound audiobook can take its place on the poetry shelf. It includes an original essay, "Performance Note," photos of the author at Blackwater Pond, and a full listing of the poems and their sources.

YouTube Video, “At Blackwater Pond, Mary Oliver reads Mary Oliver”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9KuLMyblfo

Throughout the year: a variety of workshops offered by Gretchen, primarily on exploring spirituality. The committee thanks you for your participation in these events, and looks forward to future transition milestones.  We encourage you to come to any of us with your concerns and suggestions. Transition Team: Wesley Botham, Jerry Petr, Becky Seth, Evelyn Weymouth, B. J. Wheeler

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The fellowship activities and discussion groups listed below happen on a regular basis and are open to new participants at any time. Please contact the group’s organizer if you have any questions! Adult Game Night

Men’s Potluck

UU Meditation Sangha

2nd Sat. • May 14 • 6:30/8:00PM 6300 A Street • Gallery/Kitchen

2nd Monday • May 9 • 6:30PM 6300 A Street • Gallery/Kitchen

2nd & 4th Wednesday • 7:00PM 6300 A Street • Music Room

Come join us for potluck dinner at 6:30PM and board/card games at 8:00PM. Come for one or both. All welcome. Contact: Leona Braziel 402-489-0916   windflower@aol.com

All men are invited to attend to enjoy good food and conversation. Table service will be provided.

We gather at 7:00PM and begin a short meditation promptly at 7:15PM. Then we have discussion time followed by a longer meditation period. Contact LauraLee Woodruff holybear47@gmail.com

Bridge Groups Intermediate Group Every Tuesday • 2:00PM 6300 A Street • Gallery

Coordinator: Corine Simon simondp@neb.rr.com 402-435-0225

Advanced group Every Wednesday • 1:00PM 6300 A Street • Gallery

Bruce Raymer 402-475-7875 bruce.raymer@gmail.com

Men’s Reading Group 1st & 3rd Tuesday • May 3 & 17 6:30PM • 6300 A Street • K/1 Rm

Duncan Case 402-202-9152 frankcase4346@gmail.com

Newcomers First Sunday Chat Sunday, May 1 • 11:15AM 6300 A Street • Library


Meet with visitors and friends in the Library to watch and discuss a 10-minute film. Contact Shelly Fowler seeshells@mac.com

Want to join us? Contact us prior to the day of the game.

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)


4th Tuesday • May 24 • 7:00PM 6300 A Street • Gallery

Coordinator: Earl Kramer krameyer@neb.rr.com

4th Friday • May 27 • 7:00PM 6300 A Street •Gallery

Board games for adults and kids. Open to all individuals. Hosted by the LGBTA Welcoming Cmte. Contact Deb Hope debra.a.hope@gmail.com

Men's Discussion Group 2nd & 4th Tuesday • May 10 & 24 7:00PM • Library

New participants are welcome any time. Discussion topics vary. Visit us for more details or contact Duane Polzien 402-540-5025 duaneep2000@yahoo.com

The LGBTA Welcoming Committee sponsors PFLAG which meets at our church. Confidentiality at each meeting is very important. Please join us or visit us at: www.pflagcornhusker.org

Tai Chi Every Wednesday • 6300 A Street Gallery • 5:30PM Beginners, 6:30PM Intermediate

All UU Members and Friends are invited. No experience necessary. Contact Karen Dienstbier 402-489-7545

UU Women Gathering 1st Saturday • May 7 • 2:00PM • RSVP for location

May topic: “Holding Space” Facilitator: Jean Helms For info, Facebook link, or to RSVP for location contact: Georgia Feiste gfeiste@gmail.com 402-304-2908

Women’s Book Group Every three weeks •10:00AM 6300 A Street • Gallery

For more information, contact Diane Richards dianemn2@gmail.com May 14 The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert June 4 The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah

One Book, One Lincoln finalists are announced May 30. On June 4 we will decide on the order of reading the finalists.

Zen Meditation Every Thursday • 7:00PM 6300 A Street • Music Room

We are a small group of UU's who meditate at church each week. Contact Norm Simon 402-435-0225

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H O S P ITA LITY Thanks Thank you to all of who volunteered to serve on the Hospitality Team during the month of April. The church year is speeding by and it won’t be long before summer is upon us. We appreciate the service of ALL of you throughout the year! We wouldn’t be the welcoming church that we are without the weekly commitment of our Sunday morning greeters! Note from the Office: There is a woman who has been coming to OLLI classes recently who said that she has visited dozens of churches over the last few years. She says that none of them are as welcoming as ours beginning with the visitor signs in the parking lot and the signs on the Welcome Table. Add in the Greeters and other Hospitality Volunteers and we are set!

At Blackwater Pond Mary Oliver At Blackwater Pond the tossed waters have settled after a night of rain. I dip my cupped hands. I drink a long time. It tastes like stone, leaves, fire. It falls cold into my body, waking the bones. I hear them deep inside me, whispering oh what is that beautiful thing that just happened?


May 8

May 15

May 22

May 29

Pulpit Decoration

Linda Ager

Barbara Ellis

Debbi Barnes-Josiah

Cindy Maly

Vicki Treat-Huber


Denise DeBose, Naetion DeBose

Stacey Skold, Kathy Stastny

Connie Benjamin, Barb Frank

Jerry & MaryAnn Petr

Jack & Carol Carlson

Coffee Hosts

Board of Trustees

Grounds Committee


Lincoln Unitarian Foundation

Friends of Barb Kuhn


Amy Birky

Reed Maly

Amy Birky


Amy Birky


Priscilla Handy, Pamela Forster

Lori Straatman, and TBD

Sharad & Becky Seth

Orvis & Sheila Wall

Brooke Downing, Bruce Raymer

Harry Heafer

Don Pinkley, Larry Gregg

Harry Heafer, Michele Dobscewicz

Larry Gregg, Keith McGuffey

Larry Gregg, Keith McGuffey

Marj Willeke, Dorothy Ramsey

Wesley Botham, Nick Hernandez

Jan Hostetler, Tricia Monzon

Gene & LaVonne Hanlon

Denise DeBose, Naetion DeBose


Welcome Table

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MAY 2016

O U R C O M M U N I TY Thank You’s

Milestones, Millstones, Stepping Stones A Memorial Service for Barb Kuhn will be held Sunday, May 29 at 2:00PM. Cards for the family may be sent here to the Unitarian Church. Please keep Mark Hiatt in your thoughts after the death of his mother in April. Cards of Condolence may be sent to: 3840 A Street, Lincoln, NE 68510 Our condolences to Sharad Seth who lost his brother recently. Please send cards to: 1971 Sewell St., Lincoln, NE 68502

Judy Paine asked that we let you all know that her husband, church member Carlton, has a brain tumor. He enjoys receiving cards. Please send cards to: 5300 Cavvy Rd., Lincoln, NE 68516 Update: Dom Radcliffe is doing well after his second thyroid surgery. Pathology reports are good to this point. He appreciates all of the cards.

S TA F F & LA Y LEA D ERS Staff Rev. Dr. Gretchen Woods, Interim Minister • revdocgwoods@gmail.com Fritz Hudson, Minister Emeritus • fhudson@uuma.org Charles S Stephen, Jr. Minister Emeritus • patandcharles@windstream.net Chelsea Krafka, Religious Growth Dir. • religiousgrowth@unitarianlincoln.org Jean Helms, Administrative Director • admin@unitarianlincoln.org Julie Enersen, Worship Arts Director • worshiparts@unitarianlincoln.org Karen Dienstbier, Membership Associate • membership@unitarianlincoln.org Christina Strong, Administrative Associate • associate@unitarianlincoln.org

Board of Trustees

Management Team

Christine Starr Davis Lindsay Bartlett, President Reed Maly, Vice-President Kathy Disney Molly Klocksin, Secretary Megan McGuffey Leslie Ryan Officers: Penny Urwiler Hess Dyas, Treasurer Kristi Wamstad-Evans Linda Ager, Assistant Jamie Radcliffe Jo Donohoe, Assistant Amy Birky Rich Little Mary Sommermeyer, Curt Donaldson, Immediate Capital Campaign Treasurer Past President The Board of Trustees meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Church. Any member or friend of the church is welcome to attend these meetings.

Church Office 6300 A Street Lincoln, NE 68510

Office Hours August 15 - June 14: Sunday: 9:00 AM—1:00 PM Tues-Fri: 9:00 AM —3:00 PM Closed Monday & Saturday Phone: 402.483.2213 Email: admin@unitarianlincoln.org Website: www.unitarianlincoln.org The Beacon is published monthly. Newsletter subscriptions are $20 a year. This newsletter is printed on 35% minimum post-consumer content recycled paper. It is also available online at www.unitarianlincoln.org/news Newsletter deadline for submissions is the 18th of the previous month.

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