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NOVEMBER 2015

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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

Anatomy of a Budget

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Notes from the Transition Team

Including “Surviving the Winter Holidays” Nov. 29

Learn about the new process

at the South Street Temple

A New Main Thing?

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The Last Few Pieces A few more pieces of the renovation puzzle have fallen into place beyond the building itself. We have green grass both front and back. We also have a wonderful new Preschool Playground near the front doors and the "Treehouse" Play Structure went up near the back patio. As volunteers were staining the play structure, they took the time to stain the fence around the dumpster. Less visible but just as important are the four tons of river rock that were moved to the back of the church, lots of mulch moving and the Building Clean-up. Humongous shout out to Harry Heafer who almost single-handedly created and installed the structures in the Preschool Playground including the awesome wooden marimba. The littlest among us thank you! See more photos and the long list of volunteers on page 9.

UNITARIAN CHURCH

ART GALLERY November’s artist is Valery Wachter, a Lincoln artist working in acrylics on canvas. Her style of painting is photo-realism with an emphasis on color, light and pattern. This show features flowers and butterflies. “I love vivid colors and flowers give me wonderful subjects to work with. I compose them to best display the intricate patterns of light and beautiful forms inherent in their nature,” says Valery. More of her work can be seen at the Burkholder Project in Lincoln. The show at the Unitarian Church hangs from Oct. 29 to Dec. 2.

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A Month of Sundays 10:00AM at 6300 A Street Sunday, November 1 - “Day of the Dead: Dia de Muertos” An opportunity to understand a celebration of the season in another culture. Please bring your mementos of loved ones to be shared. Worship Leaders: Staff Members, Unitarian Church of Lincoln Music: The ‘A’ Street Band and the Congregation

Sunday, November 8 - “Celebration Sunday: Face to Face” Let us gather to celebrate all that this church has come to mean to this freely-associated congregation.

WORSHIP ARTS NEWS offered by Julie Enersen, Worship Arts Director

Music to Get You Moving! Colder weather is great time to think about being healthier physically, mentally and spiritually. Here is a playlist to use while you are walking, doing housework or working out: http://tinyurl.com/UUworkout

Worship Associate: The Pledge Team

Take a listen and see if you can find some music that motivates YOU. And let me know if you have your own inspiring songs that you’d love to see added to our online playlist!

Music: Karen Becker, cello

Sing With the Choir

Worship Leaders: Julie Enersen, Chelsea Krafka, The Pledge Team, and Gretchen Woods

Share the Plate: InterFaith Housing Coalition

Sunday, November 15 - “Opening Spirituality” Spirituality is an overused and under-understood word. Let’s try to clear the waters of misuse and create a functional perspective. Worship Leaders: Julie Enersen, Chelsea Krafka, Gretchen Woods Worship Associate: Sheila Thomas Music: Unitarian Choir

Sunday, November 22 - “We Gather Together: Thanksgiving” Celebrating the season of gratitude and awareness of all that is good in our world. Worship Leaders: Staff Members, Unitarian Church of Lincoln Music: UU Flute Ensemble Share the Care: Pastoral Care Associates

Sunday, November 29 - “Surviving the Winter Holidays” The Winter Holiday Season is not everyone’s cup of tea – or hot toddy! Let’s consider how that might be ameliorated. Worship Leaders: Julie Enersen, Chelsea Krafka, Gretchen Woods Worship Associate: Wesley Botham Music: TBD Child Dedication: Logan Krafka Post-Service: Town Hall Meeting

The Unitarian Church Choir is open to all of our members and friends. If you like the challenge of reading music and would enjoy singing in Sunday services, come to our rehearsals in the church auditorium: Nov. 4 & 11 7:00PM rehearsals Nov. 15 - 8:30AM rehearsal, 10:00AM service Dec. 2 & 9 7:00PM rehearsals Dec. 13 - 8:30AM rehearsal, 10:00AM service Dec. 20 - One-Hour Choir, 9:00AM rehearsal for 10:00AM service Willingness and enthusiasm are the two major requirements! We need all kinds of voices in our group and yours is most certainly welcome here.

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WOODS WORKING: Agreed upon Norms

I am delighted to be working with you through this time of transition known as the “Interim.” You came out in force for the “Telling Your Story” and covered a great deal of information. I feel I know you all better as each event goes forward. I have to say the same about the first “Listening Circle.” I look forward to the second circle just before this newsletter comes out. Perhaps the most useful part of the circle process is establishing and practicing norms for effective conversations about difficult situations. I offer the norms you created to keep handy for your use.

AGREED UPON NORMS 1

Respect that what a person says is true for him or her. Recognize it does not have to be true for you, but suspend judgment on the other person.

2

Each person has the right to pass / Accept silence.

3

Make an effort to speak loudly and clearly for those who may have trouble hearing you.

4

Don’t dominate. Make time for others to be heard.

5

No side-bar conversations / Talking in small groups.

6

Do not interrupt.

7

Expect to be listened to.

8

Assume best intentions from each speaker.

9

Only tell your story through “I” statements / Do not tell anyone else’s story.

10 No note-taking. 11 Don’t finish another’s sentences. 12 Offer Hugs, with permission from the person. Your norms/guidelines can assist any conversation, so consider keeping them in mind. Yours for the Interim, Gretchen Woods

OPENING SPIRITUALITY Sunday, November 15 • 11:45AM • Auditorium Have you been stumped by the word “spirituality?” Do you wish someone would offer a model that made sense to you? Come and explore your own experiences to mine deeper understandings of how spirituality already is a part of who you are. All are welcome. Facilitated by Gretchen Woods. Light refreshments will be provided for participants after the regular service. 6300 A St • Lincoln, NE 68510 • 402.483.2213 • unitarianlincoln.org


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RELIG IO US G RO WTH & LEA RNING OWL Task Force

OWL ROTATION

A new OWL (Our Whole LivesSexuality Education) Task Force has been formed. This is a group of committed individuals who focus on the needs of our OWL program. The people who are on the Task Force are either folks who have been trained in OWL or people on the RGL (Religious Growth and Learning ) Committee. The Task Force was formed because our OWL program has many facets and components and we wanted to be sure that it was getting a lot of detailed attention. The members of the group are committed to various responsibilities such as: maintaining the OWL schedule, helping to recruit leaders and pay for training expenses, addressing specific OWL needs and concerns, supporting facilitators, as well as updating permission forms.

•K-1 & 4-5 offered every 2 years

The OWL Task Force has already made several decisions about how OWL will be presented, the rotation and the schedule for the next few years.

TASK FORCE DECISIONS •Permission slips MUST be signed by all parents and guardians (i.e. divorced parents)

•Middle school (6-8) is offered every 3 years •High school (9-12) is offered every 3 years

OWL CLASS SCHEDULE •2015-2016 Middle School •2016-2017 K-1, 4-5, HS •2017-2018 Adult •2018-2019 K-1/4-5/Middle School •2019-2020 High School •2020-2021 K-1/4-5 The Task Force has been highly successful thus far. I am grateful to the volunteers who continue to help us have an amazing RGL program. If you have further questions about the OWL task force please feel free to contact me and I can direct inquiries their way. Peace, Faith and Love, Chelsea

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

•There is now a 'code of conduct' added as expectation for the classes

November 1

All Ages Service

•Church membership is not a requirement for OWL students

November 8

Regular Classes

November 15

Regular Classes

•Parents/guardians MUST attend orientation sessions

November 22

Regular Classes

•Maximum of 20 students per class

November 29

Ingathering

•There should be diversity in the teaching teams

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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Post-Thanksgiving Leftover Potluck Friday, November 27 • 5:30PM • Gallery

Back by popular demand is the semi-regular, notquite-annual Post-Thanksgiving day Leftover Potluck. Get together with other Church Members and Friends to eat some more! Bring random leftovers, or bring something new and unexpected. After we eat and clean up, we are all invited to stay for Coffeehouse and play games with family and friends.

UU Women Gathering: Goddesses Sing, dance, drum, breathe, and be with us as we explore the concept of divine feminine in an Earthcentered ritual. We will begin to explore how learning about goddesses can awaken understanding of our own power, and we will meditate on the story of Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth. The UU Women gathering meets once a month, on the first Saturday at 2:00PM. Rotating leaders choose the topic and location. This month’s meeting on November 7 will be held at Jean's house, 6121 So. 52nd St. Ct., and facilitated by Kerry Sangster. All UU women (members and friends) are welcome to participate. However, you do need to RSVP. If you are interested in the UU Women’s Gathering, please e-mail Georgia Feiste at gfeiste@gmail.com.

Join Us Class Sunday, November 8 • 11:30AM • Gathering Place

Gretchen will offer the Join Us class on November 8 which will talk about the history of our congregation and the privileges and responsibilities of membership. Please save the date if you are interested in joining us in membership and you have taken the Your Search class. Some of you may have taken both classes last year but have put off joining us in membership. You are welcome to come to this class or you are welcome to make an appointment with Gretchen to sign the membership book on a Sunday convenient for both of you. If you have questions contact Karen at membership@unitarianlincoln.org.

Holiday Coffeehouse

Friday, November 27 • 7:00PM • Gallery

Coffeehouse will occur as usual in November, on the 4th Friday of the month, the day after Thanksgiving. When you are full of feasting, football and family, come take a break with us for conversation, games, snacks, and, of course, coffee and tea. Because Christmas Day and New Years Day are on Fridays, there will be no Coffee House for December.  However, we will be back on January 22. Sponsored by the LGBT Welcoming Committee. Contact Deb debra.a.hope@gmail.com for more info.

UUA BOOKSTORE HIGHLIGHT OF THE MONTH:

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson The 2015-2016 UUA Common Read A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.Direct order from the UUA Bookstore for $16.00: www.uuabookstore.org

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NEWS NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Anatomy of a Budget Offered by the Management Team

The process of creating a budget for the church takes considerable time and care. Since church members will soon review and vote on the annual budget, we thought you might like to know how (and by whom) it is built, month by month. In August, all church leaders and staff who generate income and/or expenses were invited to submit budget proposals. Planning of the pledge drive began in earnest. In September, the Management Team (MT) worked to review all budget proposals and compile them into an early draft budget. Office staff and co-treasurers worked to insure that the financial statements of the current year were accurate and that members’ pledges statements were up-todate. The Finance Team met September 27 to establish benchmarks and a timeline for close of books at year-end. In October, the pledge drive began on October 3. The MT distributed a draft budget for the Church Council to review on October 13. Significant changes in the budget were discussed and the Council was charged with checking the accuracy of the budget. Needed revisions for accuracy will be made before the BOT reviews the draft budget on October 20. A week later, the Finance Team will then review the draft budget.

In November, initial pledge projections will be prepared, along with goals and strategies for any needed pledge adjustments. The Management Team will finalize a budget for presentation and formal approval or rejection by the BOT on November 17. The congregation will have their first chance to discuss the proposed budget at one of two Town Hall meetings on November 29. Members are encouraged to ask questions and clarify pledge expectations required to meet the proposed budget.   In December, any who did not have the chance to attend the first Town Hall and wish to, have a second opportunity to do so on December 6 in preparation for the budget vote at the Winter Member meeting on December 13.

BUDGET-RELATED DATES TO SAVE: •Nov 8 - Signed pledge cards are due in the church office •Nov 17 - Board of Trustees votes to approve the proposed budget •Nov 29 - Town Hall #1 to review the proposed budget •Dec 6 - Town Hall #2 if you missed the first one •Dec 13 - Winter Member Meeting: Members vote on the proposed budget

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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Open Circles

Sunday, November 22 • 3:00PM • South Street Temple

If you are new among us and are looking for a way to make new friends and connect with a small group of people on a regular basis why not consider joining an Open Circle affinity group? They meet monthly and welcome newcomers and new members to join them. For more information please look for the bright yellow brochure on the pamphlet rack found near the Library on the table or talk to Karen Dienstbier during the coffee hour.

Save the date! The Interfaith Thanksgiving Service hosted by the South St. Temple at 2061 South 20th St. will be held on Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. It is a wonderful joining of many faith communities to worship together and to visit following the service. Last year, people from the Buddhist community, Islamic community, Hindu, Jewish, Christian and Unitarian faiths took part. Please join us for this meaningful community worship service. All are welcome!

Interfaith Housing Coalition

Holiday of Trees

November 8 Share the Plate Recipient

Years ago, we used to host the Holiday of Trees. We still get phone calls asking about it. Here is the information if you want to consider going.

Almost 25 years ago now, city staff approached Charles Stephen about forming a non-profit organization. He in turn, contacted Otis Young, the pastor at First Plymouth Congregational, who contacted Rex Bevins from St. Paul United Methodist Church. The three churches formed the Interfaith Housing Coalition, Inc. in 1991 for the sole purpose of acquiring the Ambassador and President Apartments and converting them to low-income housing.

Heritage League of Lincoln’s 43rd Holiday of Trees on Thursday, Dec. 3 and Friday, Dec. 4 from 10:00AM to 8:00PM is at the handicap accessible Westminster Church, 2110 Sheridan Blvd.   Admission price remains at $1; the proceeds from admission will go to Fresh Start, a transitional shelter that empowers homeless women to change their lives by recognizing and utilizing their strengths to overcome barriers to self-sufficiency. There will be 24 trees, including one decorated by Fresh Start, a café, a boutique of hand-crafted items, a pantry of home baked goods, a room of attic treasures including books, raffle of items ranging from golf packages to theme baskets, Santa & Mrs. 4:30 to 8:00PM, making of gingerbread houses 2:30 to 7:00PM and live music all day long. Tickets available from Heritage League or at the door.  

Fall Grounds Clean-up Sunday, November 8 • 11:15AM - 1:00PM

Please save Sunday, November 8, for Fall Grounds Cleanup, followed by a pot luck lunch. If you are not up to physical labor, you can still provide invaluable help by bringing food to the potluck and joining us for lunch at 1:00PM. During lunch, you will have the opportunity to ask questions about the current landscape plan learn about volunteer opportunities for next spring.

Because of the unique public-private partnership, the rents remain low and affordable for someone living on a limited income such as Social Security or Social Security Disability Income. IHC is asking your help to assure that these historic buildings can remain as affordable housing. The IHC relies on its volunteer board members and a growing circle of caring and compassionate Lincolnites that contribute their time, talents, and resources to ensure that the project continues to serve those in need. This project serves an important historic reminder of Lincoln’s beginnings and more importantly evidence of the compassion and support of Lincolnites for each other. The IHC board thanks you for your support and welcomes your help as we use part of Lincoln’s past to provide a future of some special Lincolnites. The Unitarian Church of Lincoln members who are on the IHC Board include: Mary Ann Meisner, Rick Goodman, and Shirley Williams.

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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Notes from the Transition Team submitted by Wesley Botham, Transition Team member

Your Transition Team has a big task before it. The Unitarian Church of Lincoln will soon begin looking for a new Main Thing: an ongoing task that our passion can be put towards for years to come, that represents our values in action and makes them visible to the larger community. For this Main Thing to be sustainable, it needs to come from the hearts and souls of the individuals of this church. With that in mind, beginning in January the church will engage in a series of cottage meetings with the goal of finding out where your passion truly lies. Much like our existing Open Circles, these will be intimate gatherings of eight to twelve church members and friends where we can listen to and share our dreams for our community. Our job as the Transition Team, then, is to find twenty people who are ready and willing to be trained to facilitate these cottage meetings and help make them as comfortable and productive as possible. Knowing our church community, however, the real problem will be narrowing the list to only twenty! As always, we in the Transition Team invite you to approach us with any questions, ideas, or concerns as we continue through this interim period. Transition Team: Evelyn Weymouth, Wesley Botham, B.J. Wheeler, Becky Seth, Jerry Petr.

Breakthrough for Dangerous Energy! Submitted by Curt Donaldson

From August 15 to September 15, our new photovoltaic system on the South roof produced 77.23% of our total electric requirements, for both cooling and general use. This precision is thanks to the data skills of committee member Kristi Wamstad-Evans. During the center of the day we produce surplus electricity and sell it to LES at a very good rate. With that credit, our net electric bill for the period was $221.79. This is for 16,000 square feet. At comparable usage, the bill for a 2,000 square foot house would be $27.72. So good on us, but there are deeper implications. We can foresee a bit of the future for world energy production, and it is good news. For decades, nuclear scientists have spent billions to harness nuclear fusion in a magnetic bottle to generate electricity. They have had few results. It turns out the solution to harnessing nuclear fusion has come from a completely different development photovoltaics. For those who don't like government control and over-regulation, "our" sun is a dangerous, even deadly, uncontained, unregulated, incredibly inefficient thermonuclear reactor. It would never be approved by the EPA or the NRC. But it works. To see how our photovoltaic system is doing day by day, or hour by hour, go to the the About>Our Church section of the church's newly designed web site. www.unitarianlincoln.org

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The Last Few Pieces of the Puzzle

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Preschool Playground, Treehouse Play Structure, Landscaping and more! (continued from Page 1)

There are so many people to thank who volunteered hundreds of hours to pull together these last few puzzle pieces: Earl Kramer, Mary Sommermeyer, Tonya Haigh, Rich Little, Helen Little, Anna Little, Harry Heafer, Karen Heafer, Barbara Pearson, Al Pearson, Tim Johnson, Noreen Carpenter, Mark Williams, Evelyn Weymouth, Duane Polzien, Curt Donaldson, Martha Horvay, Bill Genuchi, Renee Burchell, Georgia Maly, Reed Maly, Jamie Radcliffe, Vicki Treat, Charlie Huber, Mary Ann Meisner, Bob Egan, Jackie Egan, Deb Bevard, Roger Day, and George Maly. Thank you so much for all you do! (Apologies to anyone that we might have missed.) 6300 A St • Lincoln, NE 68510 • 402.483.2213 • unitarianlincoln.org


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O N - G O I N G A C TI V I TI ES

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. • Nov 14 • 6:30/8:00PM 6300 A Street • Gathering Place

2nd Monday • Nov 9 • 6:30PM 6300 A Street • Gallery

2nd & 4th Wednesdays • 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. Bruce Raymer 402-475-7875 bruce.raymer@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

Coordinator: Earl Kramer krameyer@neb.rr.com 402-489-8213 Want to join us? Contact us prior to the day of the game.

Coffeehouse 4th Friday • Nov 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 Tuesdays • Oct 13 & 27 7:00PM • Gathering Place

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

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

The book we are reading is “Fire in the Belly” by Sam Keen. Duncan Case 402-202-9152 frankcase4346@gmail.com

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

Meet with visitors and friends in the Library to watch and discuss a 10-minute film. Contact Megan McGuffey marie.megan@gmail.com

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) 4th Tuesday • Nov 24 • 7:00PM 6300 A Street • Gallery

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

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 402-770-9382 holybear47@gmail.com

UU Women’s Gathering 2nd Saturday • Nov 7 • 2:00PM RSVP to get the location info

November topic: Goddesses, Facilitator: Kerry Sangster. For more information or to RSVP, contact the Church Office or LauraLee Woodruff 402-770-9382 holybear47@gmail.com

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

For more information, contact Diane Richards dianemn2@gmail.com November 14 Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande December 5 The Storyteller, by Jodi Picoult

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 nsimon1@neb.rr.com

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TH A NK Y O US Thanks to you all! offered by Karen Dienstbier, Membership Associate

Thank you to those who have served as our welcoming team for Sunday Hospitality during the month of October. It has been an exceptional month with lots of new people continuing to visit us on a weekly basis. The church is abuzz with activity both before and after church. There is a happy hum that can be heard in the Gallery room after church and lots of smiles as one enters the church and the sanctuary. Each week after church and during the week too there are many classrooms and the Library filled with groups meeting. We are all about doing good work! So come join us in our church activities! We welcome all newcomers! Thanks so much for doing your part! Any church members who have lost their name tag and would like to order another one please contact me, I will be sending in an order this month membership@unitarianlincoln.org Karen Dienstbier.

Kitchen Thank You’s Thank you for taking UU Church dish towels and table clothes home to be washed. This is very helpful. Please bring dish towels and table clothes back right away as the drawer is looking depleted. Sincerely, The Kitchen Clean-Up Crew p.s. Don’t forget to date label anything that you put in the refrigerator or freezer.

S UN D A Y S ERV IC E V O LUN TEERS November 1

November 8

November 15

November 22

Pulpit Decoration

Linda Ager

Leona Braziel

Debbi Barnes-Josiah

Greeters

KK Munson, Tim Johnson

Mary Sommermeyer, Molly Klocksin

LaVonne & Gene Hanlon

Stacey Skold, Wesley Botham

Tim Johnson, Amy Birky

Coffee Hosts

Charles Tibbs, Jack Furgason

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

Trustees

Kristi WamstadEvans

Penny Urwiler

Jamie Radcliffe

Molly Klocksin

Amy Birky

Ushers

Jerry & MaryAnn Petr

Earl Kramer, Pamela Forster

Priscilla Handy, Becky Seth

Orvis & Sheila Wall

Norene Carpenter, Molly Klocksin

Audio-Visual

Harry Heafer, Rick Urwiler

Larry Gregg, Michele Dobszewicz

Michael Reinmiller, Michele Dobszewicz

Harry Heafer, Roger Geery

Michele Dobszewicz

Welcome Table

Lee Manns, Carol Kendrick

Nick Hernandez, Shelly Fowler

Sheila Thomas, Jan Hostetler

Denise DeBose, Naetion DeBose

LaVonne & Gene Hanlon

Chalice Lighters

None

None

None

None

None

Barbara Pearson

November 29

Becky Seth

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NOVEMBER 2015

O U R C O M M U N I TY Thank You’s

Milestones, Millstones, Stepping Stones Congratulations to Barbara Ellis and BJ Wheeler who got married last month (and are now legally recognized by the State of Nebraska.) They are back after a honeymoon in Phoenix.

Kay Hoff wishes to thank everyone for the cards and well wishes after her surgery. Anne White is recovering from hip replacement surgery and adds “a big thank you for the cards, flowers and food given to us.”

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 ____________________________ Molly Klocksin, Secretary Kathy Disney Leslie Ryan Officers: Penny Urwiler Hess Dyas, Co-Treasurer Kristi Wamstad-Evans Linda Ager, Co-Treasurer 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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