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OCTOBER 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

Middle School OWL classes

Including “Co-creating Healthy Community” Oct 18 Parent Orientation Oct 11

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New Member Tricia Monzon

Sorensen Lecture

Help us welcome her!

Building a Company and Re-Building a Community

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Strength in Numbers

We are meant to live our principles though – not just embrace them. Stewardship provides the muscle and means to bring our principles into offered by Christine Starr Davis tangible action, to create change. Our church took If you want to know how somebody feels, or huge strides to fund our seventh principle with a what they think, there really is no substitute green building. Now, are we prepared to for speaking one on one, preferably face to face. equitably staff our lovely building and fill it with Memories arise in caring conversation. Laughter programs that enable our church to be an does. Understanding grows. unparalleled leader in We can’t help but draw Lincoln and beyond with “Stewardship provides  the   closer. So much can happen respect to all our when we give and receive muscle  and  means  to  bring    our   principles? the gift of listening to one principles  into  tangible  action.” Find out more at “Face to another’s perspectives. Why Face: The Treasures We do we too often hesitate? Bear, The Masks We Our Pledge Team and Trustees are giving part of Wear,” on October 3 (see details below.) To their time this month to the dozens of church share your stewardship story with a Pledge Team members who volunteered to talk about their member or Trustee, contact any Pledge Team stewardship story as a part of our collective member: Bruce Raymer at 402.475.7875, Linda stewardship history. We are grateful that so Brown at 402.489.2381, Jamie Radcliffe at many were willing and signed up to do so in the aradcliffe1@math.unl.edu or Christine Starr Service on September 20. We hope even more will Davis at chopestarr@mac.com. join them. Without our blended voices, we simply can’t be fully heard within and beyond our walls, and quieter, we are less than we could be. FACE TO FACE: THE TREASURE WE BEAR, THE MASKS WE WEAR This is the real bottom line of stewardship. It is about taking such exquisite care of our church in October 3, 2015  all its facets from top to bottom, from left to right, 6:30-8:00PM from the largest to the smallest aspect so that it Auditorium can serve our members, the community in which we live, the region of which we are a part and Cash bar and beyond for a long time. Our principles are lofty. They bind us to one another, and to the many congregations in the region and nation who share those seven important statements.

generous edibles; Childcare provided

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WO RS H IP

A Month of Sundays 10:00 AM at 6300 A Street Sunday, October 4 - “Of Chickens, Pigs, and Horses!” It takes all kinds to make a community flourish. We will explore the possibilities. Worship Leaders: Julie Enersen, Chelsea Krafka, Gretchen Woods Worship Associate: Amy Miller Music: Huntington Trio Share the Care: Building Committee

Sunday, October 11 - “Even Wet Babies Don’t Always Like Change” Change is often forced upon us, whether we will or no. How does it come to us and how may learn to respond for the greater good of all? Worship Leaders: Julie Enersen, Chelsea Krafka, Gretchen Woods Worship Associate: Jesse Metcalf Music: Christine Collins, violin Share the Plate: Voices of Hope

Sunday, October 18 - “Co-creating Healthy Community” There are many studies describing sick systems, but few effective descriptions about how to get to health. Let’s consider a few. Worship Leaders: Julie Enersen, Chelsea Krafka, Gretchen Woods Worship Associate: Wesley Botham

WORSHIP ARTS NEWS Music to Get You Moving! You know what’s ahead, right? Colder weather, holidays with lots of food and a certain busy-ness that adds stress to life. This is a good time to think about being healthier physically, mentally and spiritually. (Why wait until January 1?) I asked my UU music colleagues to tell me the music that inspires them when they are working out. I’ve collected their responses into a youtube playlist that can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/UUworkout Take a listen and see if you can find some music that motivates YOU to make it make over the next hill (figuratively or literally.) And let me know if you have your own inspiring songs that you’d love to see added to our online playlist!

Sing With the Choir 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 - 7:00 rehearsals Nov. 15 - 8:30 rehearsal, 10:00 service

Music: Unitarian Choir

Sunday, October 25 - LGBTA Service Worship Leaders: Sponsored by the LGBTA Welcoming Congregation Committee Speaker: Sändra Washington Worship Associate: Amy Miller Music: Chris Sayre, songwriter

Dec. 2 & 9 - 7:00 rehearsals Dec. 13 - 8:30 rehearsal, 10:00 service Dec. 20 - One-Hour Choir, 9:00 rehearsal for 10:00 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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WO RS H IP WOODS WORKING

UCL’s Story Bless all who came to the church and began to tell your story as a congregation. The Tree of Life you created is currently posted opposite the minister’s office door, so you may add to the story by putting a post-it up with further information. In addition, there is plenty of room on the branches for the future that you have yet to write. You will also find next to the Tree, a list of norms you created that tell everyone how you wish to be treated to feel part of a healthy community. Please read those as well. This tells what you need to live in right relation at UCL. The reality of almost 30 years of active Universalism in Lincoln (1870-1898) and the demand of Unitarians that the Universalists dissolve their church before the Unitarians formed theirs was something of a shock to you.

As we explored possible classism inherent in that process, one of your first themes identified is exclusivism, rather than inclusion. You created a list of groups that were excluded from UCL at different times during the life of this congregation. Other themes included very strong leadership from both clergy and lay leaders for activism within the city of Lincoln (helping to found the hospital system, the ACLU, the NAACP, and Planned Parenthood; supporting pacifism; working for human rights; and supporting women through a half-way house and abortion counseling.) The whole development of Religious Growth and Learning was noted without as many details. More recent issues will be considered during the “Listening Circles” in October. Stay tuned,

Interim Minister

L ISTENING C IRCLES

L IVING U LTIMOLOGY

Thursdays, October 15 and 22 • 6:30 pm

Sunday, October 18 • 11:45AM • Gathering Place

I am aware that there is still confusion among members about the conclusion of the prior Interim Minister’s time with you. We will follow the process of Circles of Trust, to allow all who wish hear or to tell their story of the first year of transition, to engage with one another in a safe and respectful way.

Have you ever wondered whether there was a way to think about what is ultimate for you without lapsing into theology? We will explore the alternative of “ultimology,” a term a student of mine and I co-created in a class for Unitarian Universalist ministers. We will address the timeless and unanswerable questions that human beings have addressed under the rubric of “theology,” without carrying the baggage of “theos.” All are welcome. Facilitated by Gretchen Woods. Light refreshments will be provided for participants after the regular service.

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RELIG IO US G RO WTH & LEA RNING The Many Gifts of Our Teaching and Assisting Volunteers

“Curiosity about curriculum” “Compassion and a fresh perspective” “Listening” “Gentle and Caring” “Quick to laugh” “Enthusiasm” “Creativity and Music” “Great with crafts” “Art background” “A sense of humor and creativity” “Many silly voices” “Listening”

This year I facilitated multiple teacher and assistant trainings in preparation for the start-up of the Sunday School classes. At the start of the training, I asked what each of the volunteers thought was a gift that they would bring to their classroom. These were the responses:

“Joy”

I BRING THE GIFT OF….

“Relentless optimism and adaptivity”

“Experience and Creativity”

“Experience and investment in our youth”

“Patience”

“Enjoyment” “Experience with other middle school curriculum” “Smiling all the time” “Music and knowledge”

Our children and youth are so incredibly fortunate to have these amazing people volunteering in their classrooms. Please take the time to thank the teachers and assistants working with your children. It is bound to be a terrific year ahead!

“Love of Stories” “Music” “Flexibility” “Patience and Improvisation” “Experience”

Peace, Faith, and Love,

“A new face in RGL” “Patience and Persistence”

Chelsea

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

OCTOBER 4

Regular Classes

OCTOBER 18

Ingathering

OCTOBER 11

Regular Classes

OCTOBER 25

Regular Classes

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RELIG IO US G RO WTH & LEA RNING Middle School Our Whole Lives (OWL)

Pumpkin Donations Needed

Parent Orientation Oct 11; First class Oct. 25

Please consider donating a pumpkin any time between now and October 18. The children and youth will again be decorating pumpkins which we will have for an ‘at–will-donation’ with proceeds going to UNICEF after service on October 18. The pumpkins can be placed in the Gathering Place at any point. Thank you so much for helping to make this a fun activity for our Ingathering.

“Honest, accurate information about sexuality changes lives. It dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, builds self-acceptance and selfesteem, fosters healthy relationships, improves decision making, and has the potential to save lives. For these reasons and more, we are proud to offer Our Whole Lives, a comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education curricula for use in both secular settings and faith communities.” http://www.uua.org/re/owl The Unitarian Church of Lincoln will offer OWL for Middle School this church year. For more information on OWL, please see the website above. This is a comprehensive program that spans most of the school year. Students are expected to attend every week, and parents will be required to attend an orientation meeting and sign a consent form/expectations document. The parent orientation will be held after service on Sunday, October 11. Parents will meet the class facilitators, learn about the curriculum and class expectations, and receive a consent form that must be signed by all legal parent/guardians and returned by the first week of classes. In order to purchase curriculum and build and continue our program, there will be a small fee for OWL, $10 for first child/ $5 for each additional, with a $20 max per family per class. Scholarships are available to those who need them. OWL classes will begin on Sunday, October 25 at 11:15AM. Parents will be asked to take turns bringing a lunch for the group. Questions? Please contact: Robin Bowman rrbowman7@gmail.com, Bob Fuson bfusonii@gmail.com, class facilitators

Safety Reminder Safety reminder: Parents and Guardians please remember to pick up children from their classes who are in third grade or younger.

Get to Know the Teachers If you are new to our church, please take the time to introduce yourself to your child’s teachers and assistants on Sunday mornings before or after their class. The volunteers want to get to know you and make the association between children and their parents and guardians.

Youth In Action Youth In Action will start October 21. This group is changing a bit this year and will be open to 7-12th grade students. Nathan Woodruff will be leading consistently each Wednesday with others as the second adult. The group will meet from 6:30-8:00pm in the Senior High Room. Registration forms will be handed out during the first group meeting. Please contact Chelsea Krafka if you have any questions: religiousgrowth@unitarianlincoln.org

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NEWS NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS New Website Design offered by Julie Enersen & Jean Helms

You will soon notice that our website has undergone a change. We have revamped the layout and content of the site by utilizing a new website creation system. We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the people who use our site and what they want to know. With those thoughts in mind, we’ve designed a site which will: •engage our mission •be streamlined and user-friendly •be geared toward visitors, newcomers and seekers •incorporate more photos and less text •allow us to embed our newsletter on the site •give members links to items frequently accessed •be a cost-effective option for our church •allow staff to maintain the site more easily We think the new site will be a more useful tool for all of us and will give our visitors a better sense of who we are. You will receive an email when the revamped site is up and running and hope that you’ll take the opportunity to explore it! We are open to your feedback. If you find a broken link or a typo, be sure to let the office know right away. And while you’re on the site, be sure to submit your interests in our many activities and programs.

Unitarian Church Art Gallery During the month of October “Watercolors By Lois Smith” will be featured at the Unitarian Gallery. Lois has achieved regional recognition and call for her waters that are filled with war tones and lush colors. She grew up on the farm in rural Nebraska and her colors and subject matter are often very much influenced by that. Lois works primarily in watercolor. She loves its freshness and immediacy. Now she lives in her Columbus with her husband Red, and works as a full-time artist. Lois teaches adult art classes through the Central Community College in Columbus, teaches art classes to grade school children, and pre-school art classes at the Columbus Library. The preschoolers are a special delight. Her work can be seen at Red Path Gallery in Seward.  6300 A St • Lincoln, NE 68510 • 402-483-2213 • unitarianlincoln.org


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NEW ME MBERS New Member: Tricia Monzon

member, or someone who is looking for connections this may be a great way for you to feel connected in a more meaningful and intimate way. Please join us. Nick Hernandez and Tricia Monzon will co-lead this newest Open Circle Group which will begin on October 8 at 6:45PM. Please contact Nick at njh1976@gmail.com or 402-802-7763 for the location of the meeting and look for the yellow brochure on the brochure rack by the ficus tree in the Gallery.

Wayside Pulpit Anniversary Note offered by Aura Lee Furgason

Tricia Monzon joined us in membership last May. She has a very busy schedule and makes time for us whenever she can. Her goal for this year is to have the children Diego, Giada, and Luca, enrolled in the Religious Ed. Program and to bring them to church regularly. Her church activities will include making and bringing food to Fresh Start Home for Women on the evenings when Unitarian’s serve the meal. She hopes to have the children included in that activity with her. Other activities in which she and the children will participate are grounds cleanup and Sunday Hospitality. She enjoys cooking, and baking. And she is looking forward to co-facilitating with Nick Hernandez a section of the Open Circle Groups which will be for newcomers and new members. The group will begin in October.

New Open Circle Group begins soon! Open Circles are small covenant groups that meet monthly to give our members and friends the chance to meet with the same people each month to consider a variety of topics. Open Circle Groups give you the opportunity to discuss serious questions about what is important to you in your daily lives. These groups are also known as affinity groups in some congregations. If you are a newcomer, a new

October marks 14 years for the Wayside Pulpit on A Street. UUA President Peter Morales wrote in the UU World magazine, "You can pretend to care. You can't pretend to show up." I used that quote, photographed it, and mailed it to him. This handwritten note came back: "Dear Aura Lee, Thank you so much for your note about your Wayside Pulpit and your renovation. I wish I could see your new home in person. /s/ Peter" Not all postings receive such an acknowledgement. However, going into the 15th year, it is hoped that some words will touch someone, in some enriching way.

A Chosen Faith Book Discussion Saturdays in October 3, 10, 24, 31

This four week class is open to all newcomers and others interested in learning more about Unitarian Universalism. Written by two well know Unitarian Universalist ministers we will explore the Six Sources of Unitarian Universalism, our traditions, and the evolution of our faith from its earliest American roots. It will help us to discover our place within the Unitarian Universalist faith and what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist. The classes begin at 10AM Childcare can be arranged with advance notice - usually two weeks. Contact Karen Dienstbier membership@unitarianlincoln.org for more information or sign-up at the Welcome table. The book costs $15 and can be purchased through the church office or through Amazon.

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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS INTERIM UPDATE

Helping Hands

submitted by Jerry Petr, Transition Team member

Saturday, October 17 • 10:00AM • Gathering Place

Your Transition Team has begun church year 2015-2016 with the same old members, but with new energy, new enthusiasm, and new expectations as we’ve gotten to interact with our new Interim Minister, Rev. Dr. Gretchen Woods.

A new group is forming. Our focus is using yarn and fabric to make hats, mittens, blankets and more to help others. Feel free to bring a friend. Make something for the mitten tree or for your favorite cause. We will share knowledge, patterns, materials (yarn and fabric) and a snack. We will have our first meeting on Saturday, October 17 in the Gathering Place at 10AM. Please bring your calendars so we can plan our future meetings. For more information, please contact Colleen at 402-730-6903 or ckadleck@gmail.com.

It is our mission to assist Gretchen with her tasks of guiding this congregation through two years of interim ministry in preparation for welcoming a settled minister in mid-2017. Drawing on her rich experience, Gretchen has established an ambitious schedule for our congregation to follow in order to maximize the benefits from this opportunity to take stock, identify priorities, and polish our identity as an energetic and visionary church community. This process has already begun with our two September sessions devoted to telling our congregational story, and talking through our sense of the values and achievements (as well as a few stumbles) that have built this congregation over its century-long presence in Lincoln. In October, this task of strengthening our congregational self-identity will continue with two evenings (Oct 15 & 22) of “Listening Circles” at the church. These will be most welcome opportunities to unpack and examine the various experiences we had during our previous interim year with Dr. Justin Osterman. The process of sharing our joys and sorrows from last year should help us better acknowledge the bruises that resulted and speed the necessary healing. Then, early next year, a number of “Cottage Meetings” will give us the exciting opportunity to identify our congregational passions, our dreams for our future, and agree on our “Big Idea” or “Main Thing” through which we can engage with the community and strengthen our identity in Lincoln. What is our purpose at 6300 “A” Street? So please energetically engage in this process. We need everyone’s help. Interim Team: Evelyn Weymouth, Wesley Botham, B. J. Wheeler, Becky Seth, Jerry Petr.

2016 Nebraskans for Peace Calendars The 2016 Cat Lovers Against the Bomb calendars will be available for purchase in the Gallery beginning October 4. The publisher, Nebraskans for Peace, is a statewide advocacy organization working nonviolently for peace with justice through community building, education, and political action. In addition to its original anti-war focus, Nebraskans for Peace is now involved in such activities as environmental responsibility and anti-bullying in our schools. Proceeds from calendar sales are divided between our Social Justice Network and Nebraskans for Peace and support the peace and justice activities of both. Calendars will be $10, or $9 each for two or more, sales tax included.

Fall clean-up Sunday, November 8 11:30AM - 1:00PM Come prepared to rake leaves, plant things or spread mulch. A potluck lunch will follow.

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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Volunteers needed for Newsletter Assembly! Join in the fun and conversation while you fold newsletters one day a month. Always on a Thursday at Noon. Many hands make light work and it's been heavy work with a few hands for far too long. Come join us! You know you want to... As a member of the newsletter crew you will receive a reminder from us at least once a month. How could it get any better? Well, it can. Be the first to read the news. Learn about the newsletter process. The benefits go on and on, but I won't. Please let Jean Helms or Denise Dickeson or both of us know if you want to join.

Radical Hospitality Welcoming of the newcomer as part of your spiritual practice by looking for new people during the coffee hour and chatting with them will enliven you and make our newcomers feel welcomed. It is up to us to make our church a welcoming place for all. There are still occasions when I see new people standing alone, holding their coffee cups waiting for one of us to join them in conversation. It is most appropriate to begin your conversation by introducing yourself and asking if they enjoyed the church service; you could follow with have they visited us before. Or you could ask how they found out about us. And from then on you will probably find a few things to discuss. Suggestions for asking questions: does the visitor live in Lincoln or are they visiting friends or family members? Do they know anyone at church or did they look us up on the web. Tell them a little bit about yourself and how long you have been coming to church and what you like about being here. Introduce them to your friends. Do they have children? Are they interested in knowing about the Religious Ed. Program? End the conversation by inviting them to come back and if they do come again make a point of welcoming them back. It makes a big difference to the newcomer to be invited back and to be welcomed back again. Think of it as part of your spiritual practice. You’ll be amazed at how energized you will feel. 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 2nd Sat. • Oct 10 • 6:30/8:00PM 6300 A Street • Gathering Place

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

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 • Oct 23 • 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 Potluck 2nd Monday • Oct 12 • 6:30PM 6300 A Street • Gallery

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

Men’s Reading Group 1st & 3rd Tuesdays • Oct 6 & 20 7:00PM • 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, Oct 4 • 11:15AM 6300 A Street • Library

Meet with visitors and friends in the Library to watch and discuss a 10-minute film called "Voices of a Liberal Faith.” Contact Newcomer Chair Megan McGuffey marie.megan@gmail.com

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

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 Meditation Sangha 2nd & 4th Wednesdays • 7:00PM 6300 A Street • Music Room

We gather at 7:00PM and begin a short meditation promptly at 7:15PM. Then we have discussion time followed by another meditation period. Contact 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 October 3  A Free Man of Color, by Barbara Hambly October 24  The Girls from Atomic City, by Denise Kiernan

Zen Meditation

4th Tuesday • Oct 27 • 7:00PM 6300 A Street • Gallery

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

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

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 all who volunteered their time on Sunday mornings during September to welcome our newcomers, friends and our members. It is important work that we do! The landscape phase of the renovation project is well underway. Many tons of earth were moved to create a water retention basin that will help solve major drainage issues with our neighbors to the north. The earth removed from the foot of the hill helped create a flat area near the new patio that will accommodate our existing playground equipment. We will soon have a fence around the pre-school playground on the west side of the building, accessible from the pre-school classroom. Many helping hands have made these changes possible. Curt Donaldson and Harry Heafer deserve special thanks. Both have contributed innumerable hours to the renovation of the church grounds. Curt has been

tireless in his work on storm drainage, with each major rainfall presenting new problems that he has solved. Harry has attended to a million chores from sourcing landscape materials to repairing equipment. Noreen Carpenter, Betsy Shipley, Duane Polzien, Amy Birky, Debbi Barnes-Josiah, Penny Siefker, Roger Day and Bill Genuchi helped keep this season's weeds under control and/or picked up trash. On a steamy Saturday morning in September, Tim Johnson, George Maly, Kathy Disney, Harry Heafer, Mark Shiffler, Penny Siefker, Mary Sommermeyer, Earl Kramer, Jackie Egan, Patsy Vinogradov, Penny and Rick Urwiler, Bill Genuchi, Debbi Barnes-Josiah, and Priscilla Handy showed up to move several tons of mulch onto the new playground next to the patio.   There will be many opportunities to help with the grounds yet this season. We will have additional mulch to spread, and shrubbery and bulbs to plant.  Then there are the usual leaves and fallen branches.  Our regular Fall clean-up on November 8, 11:30AM1:00PM, will followed by a potluck lunch.

S UN D A Y S ERV IC E V O LUN TEERS September 27

October 4

October 11

October 18

Pulpit Decoration

Cyn Monohon

Barb Brant

Barbara Pearson

Greeters

Debbie Portnoy, Noreen Carpenter

Denise DeBose, Naetion

Denise Craig, Falla Halsey

Connie Benjamin, Linda Hellerich

Alysa Lanning, Bob Haack

Coffee Hosts

TBA

TBA

Leslie Ryan, Reed Maly

Leslie Ryan, Reed Maly

TBA

Trustees

TBA

Kristi WamstadEvans

Penny Urwiler

Liz BonneyHeermann

Jamie Radcliffe

Ushers

Carol Kendrick, Amy Birky

Les & Lee Manns

Jerry & MaryAnn Petr

Peg & Larry Pelter

Brooke Downing, Bruce Raymer

Audio-Visual

TBA

Don Pinkley

Harry Heafer

TBA

TBA

Welcome Table

Marj Willeke, DiAnna Schimek

Sandy Scott, DiAnna Schimek

LaVonne & Gene Hanlon

Jan Hostetler, Pamela Forster

Amy Birky, DiAnna Schimek

Chalice Lighters

None

None

None

None

None

Debbi BarnesJosiah

October 25 Karen Heafer

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OCTOBER 2015

O U R C O M M U N I TY Thank You’s

Milestones, Millstones, Stepping Stones A Memorial Service will be held for Neil Munson here at church on Saturday, October 17 at 2:00PM. Duncan Case is home and doing well after knee surgery and would like to receive cards of support: 1920 S 23rd St., 68502 Congratulations to Dr. Ben Tyner for the completion of his Ph.D. in History.

Please keep Dan Weymouth, Evelyn’s brother, in your thoughts after back surgery in September. Congratulations to Mary Sommermeyer and Jean Helms for graduating from their Nia White Belt Intensive Training Sept. 18.

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 Liz Bonney-Heermann Officers: Leslie Ryan Hess Dyas, Co-Treasurer Penny Urwiler Linda Ager, Co-Treasurer Kristi Wamstad-Evans Jo Donohoe, Assistant Jamie Radcliffe Mary Sommermeyer, Amy Birky 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

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