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Adult Religious Exploration
No topic this week - Please join us for coffee and conversation, if you want to come visit a little early anyway.
The schedule is usually as follows:
1st Sunday - Social Justice Forum
2nd Sunday - Women's Groups - non-binary folx are welcome as they choose
3rd Sunday - open topic
4th Sunday - Environmental Justice
5th Sunday - also usually an open topic
Coffee and childcare is available during adult RE, and all are welcome to attend.
Children's RE Food Drive
The SMUUF second through fifth graders are conducting a food drive to benefit Wimberley's Crisis Bread Basket. Please bring non-perishables to church every Sunday through December 2nd.
FUUDies (Fantastic UU Diners)
The Fantastic UU Diners eat together after church at a different local restaurant almost every Sunday. They love to have new folks join them! See Jeannie Lewis or Lee Bricker after worship. They’ll save you a seat!
100 Day Celebration for baby Huang/potluck on Sunday, Dec 9
More information coming soon!
Hospitality Teams get it done every Sunday! We need more people to join our teams!
A great way to get involved at SMUUF is by joining a Hospitality Team. For one month approximately every 7 months, each team provides the refreshments for the SMUUF service, sets up the building, and cleans everything up afterward. It's a wonderful way to meet other SMUUF members and get right into service with us.
This Sunday, Dec. 2 there will be a YUUTH led service. Children are invited to stay in the service at that time. The service is on the first day of Hanukkah, so we will examine the meaning of lighting the Menorah and how we shine our light out into the community. If YUUTH want to participate, they should report to the church at 10:30 am on Dec. 2 with a story of how they let their light shine.
Sometime during the holidays, I would like to get children together for a game night/holiday party. Talk to me Sunday about a time that works for you.
SEE YOU SUNDAY!!
Together in love,
Laura Haygood, DRE
RE Class Time
Children meet downstairs right after "Time for All Ages". Parents are asked to help children pick up their name tag at the top of the stairs and go into service. Children are welcomed into service in order to help them link with our larger community. They will be sung out after the story and met by teachers to go downstairs.
Room and Teacher Assignments:
|Infant-3 years||Beatrix Potter Room with Robyn Kendrick|
|4 years-Grade 2||Seuss Room with Deana Piñales & Jillian Whitehead|
|Grades 3-5||Susan B. Anthony Room with Monica Rasco & Marissa Fehler|
|Grades 6-12||YUUTH with Laura Haygood|
Here are some upcoming events to mark in your calendar:
Hanukkah - YUUTH Led Service
CongrUUity (middle school student conference) hosted by SMUUF
(A calendar is posted downstairs with dates and themes)
SEE YOU SUNDAY!!
Week of Friday, November 30 - Thursday, December 6
Check the SMUUF Calendar for current listings of activities
Meets Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
The Allen Family home in Martindale
Friday "Talk, Then Walk"
Meet Fridays mornings at 10:00 a.m.
Redbud Roasters, 169 South LBJ, San Marcos
Enjoy good company, conversation, refreshments and a healthy walk. We usually walk about 45 minutes around the San Marcos River, Lower Purgatory, Ring Tail, Spring Preserve and other nature trails. Hope to see you there!
Texas Home Visiting-Hays County Volunteer Holiday Party Dinner – Volunteers needed!
Friday, December 14
3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
American Legion, 1705 Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666
Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas is a local non-profit that seeks to transition families out of poverty. Last year, SMUUF volunteers supported us in hosting a full Holiday dinner with all the trimmings for the low-income families enrolled in our parenting program, and would love to do the same this year. Our enrollment continues to grow, we expect the party attendance to be around 125 people. As you can imagine, we don't have a budget to have a professional catering so we need your help! If you are willing to help us by cooking food, delivering it to the venue and/or serving hot food at the event please sign-up below!
UBarU Camp & Retreat Center Upcoming Events
Dec 18-31: Winter Family Camp - Come and enjoy a winter holiday weekend in the Texas Hill Country. We will have both kid and adult programming as well as multi-generational activities. Winter holiday rituals and camp fires are a must as we enjoy the celebrating the end of the year together.
Feb 15-18, 2019: Fiber Arts Weekend
March 1-3, 2019: Astronomy Weekend
A week of camp at UBarU is a time to make new friends and reconnect with old friends. We will swim in the beautiful limestone swimming tank, ponder the Milky Way on clear evenings, do some community service, walk the labyrinth, and take field trips to enjoy the gorgeous Texas Hill Country. And of course, we spend some time having fun while we deepen our UU faith.
Joys and Concerns
- One of our SMUUF friends had her car repossessed and is unable to drive her usual Uber job. She is hoping to find extra odd jobs during this time to assist with getting back on track.
SMUUF Represented in Veteran's Day Parade November 10
Several SMUUF members participated in the Saturday morning Veteran's Day Parade on November 10. It stopped raining just in time! Much thanks to all those pictured who braved the cold weather and rain. We worked together to decorate the float and undecorated it at the end of the parade.
Pictured: Sarah Wren, Jeannie Lewis, Michael Hannon, and Mark Rockeymoore.
Pictured: Gil Fulmer, Rebecca Johnston, and the McCartys with their grandson Joey. Not pictured is Billy Stokes, who is taking the photo.
Automate Your Pledge
Tired of writing checks for your pledges? There are three ways you can avoid check writing, and never miss a monthly gift.
- If your bank has bill pay, you can set up an automatic monthly check to SMUUF directly from your bank. It's simple, and it costs you and SMUUF nothing, it should be a free service if offered by your bank.
- You can authorize a regular withdrawal (known as ACH) directly from your bank to ours.
- You can authorize a regular charge on a credit card that SMUUF can process.
For the latter two options, use our donation app to set up recurring payments either by credit card or direct deposit. It's painless!
SMUUF Board Meeting Minutes available