Rev. Charlie Dieterich sends this news for Sunday, Sept. 9:  

THIS SUNDAY: After the service and a few minutes for coffee, I will hold a “MEET THE MINISTER” session in the sanctuary. We might go an hour… done by 1 PM, so maybe bring a snack. I’ll take questions and learn a bit about you, too. Because I am only half time and we have so many special events, the next opportunity for this would have been November! So, see you Sunday and sorry for the late notice. I do hope you can make it.

If you have other appointments on Sunday, you can still attend TUESDAY NIGHT’s “Video Meet The Minister” from 7:30 to 9 PM... join in after the kids are in bed. The video conference is easy “one click” using your smartphone, tablet, video-enabled computer with a free, no-signup software from zoom.us website. We used Zoom in my interview process… it’s simper than Skype. Or you can use your phone and call in like an old fashioned conference call. We will send everyone instructions and the meeting code on Monday

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Our new UUCE Religious Education school year will begin with
Registration THIS Sunday (September 9, 2018). Although there are no
classes that day, this is a wonderful service for us to reconnect as a community
and share our stories from summer break. Our first classes will run September
16, 2018 and it is VERY IMPORTANT that all families and teachers attend this
Sunday.  Susan Galle-Boyko, Director of Religious Education for Children and Youth

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Sources for Kat Wolper’s August 12 poetry service:Things

The Essential Rumi, translation by Coleman Barks “The Question” & “No Room for Form” Naomi Shihab Nye “Kindness” KS Wolper “Kaleidoscope God” “Exoskeleton” “Eternal Things” “Swooning” “Final Word” All unpublished, but further works can be found at anotherforever.com

Readings for the July 29  Listening and Reflecting service were from 1) A Heart as Wide as the World, by Sharon Salzberg , 2) Start Where You Are, by Pema Chodron, and 3) Touching Peace, by Thich Nhat Hanh, in case anyone wants to explore further.

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For any of you who would like to follow up on the topic of “Do the Genes Still Fit?” check out lectures on YouTube by Johannes Krause, Jonathan Haidt, Svante Paabo, John Hawks, Robert McCrae and Oliver P. John,  Genevieve von Petzinger.  Also the videos with titles:  Ancient DNA and Human Evolution; DNA Genesis – the Children of Adam; National Geographic – the Genographic Project;  Deciphering the World’s Oldest Rule Book,.  One will lead to another and another and another….

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More than 800 people shopped at our 29th annual garage sale on June 15 and 16.  Many thanks to co-chairpersons Lynne Stevens and Annette Krusewicz, the department leaders and volunteers who organized and priced the items, assisted shoppers, and cleaned and restored the rooms after the sale, the kitchen volunteers and the folks who provided food for workers.  Thanks also to the many donors of items that will be put to good use by new owners.  Left-over items are being given to charitable organizations for distribution to their clients.

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The Kitchen has its own page now.  Click on the button near the bottom of the home page for all the information you need about potluck and social hour and how to find things and how to operate the appliances.