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JANUARY, 2012

January – Program Coordinators – Doug Stowe & Jean Elderwind
February – Program Coordinator – Becky Gillette
Sunday, January 1st – NO CHRUCH SERVICE. Holiday Brunch Potluck at 11:00 A.M.
Hosted this year at the home of Gigi Cottrell on Holiday Island.
Sunday, January 8th – 11:00 A.M. – The Brave Woman Voice – Sandy Wright & Judi Selle.
Brave Woman founding partners, introduce us to this newly-organized grassroots movement to shift personal and public perception of women facing domestic violence situations from a victim mentality to one of courage and strength.
Hospitality –Jane Tucker & Deb Byrum
Sunday, January 15th – 11:00 A.M– A Moment in Time – Dr. Chuck McNeal, EUUF member, presents a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King on the eve of the national holiday honoring this man’s nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement.
Hospitality – Penney Carroll & Connie Pride
There will be a Business Meeting following the Service today.
Sunday, January 22nd – 11:00 A.M.  – Silence is Golden – In the summer of 2010 John Babbswent
on a 40-day silent retreat in the Berkshires. John will speak of the changes he experienced as a result of this retreat and the lessons learned about the value of silence.
Hospitality – Marcia Yearsley & Julie Euler
Sunday, January 29th – 11:00 A.M.  – Stopping Wage Theft and Improving Conditions in Poultry
Plants. Fernando Garcia, Associate Director, Northwest Arkansas Workers´ Justice Center, speaks about his organization’s campaign to seek fair wages and safe working conditions for workers in one of Northwest Arkansas’ largest industries.
Hospitality – Ron Duggar & Pat Costner
IN MEMORIUM – Patt Carmichael  1941 – 2011
January Birthdays
1/9 – Deb Byrum    Michael Schwade – 1/25
MEALS ON WHEELS
Thur. 19 & Fri. 1/20 – Byran Maniere & Gem Frederich
GAME NIGHT THE FIRST SATURDAY IN JAN., FEB., & MARCH
Bring a game you like
  Bring a snack/soup/drink to share
  Bring plenty of unmarked bills (just kidding)
  6:30 at the church January 7th.
Is there anyone who can host in January?  
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FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER:
FEBRUARY, 2012
February – Program Coordinator – Becky Gillette
March­ – Program Coordinators – Bill & Patti Roselius
Sunday, February 5th – Kit Shepperd, a native American teacher, herbalist and healer, will give
a program on Shamanic Healing. Join her as she leads a journey inside your soul.
Hospitality – Donna Norman & Bonnie Hughes
IT’S SOUP SUNDAY
Soup, bread, juice, wine, coffee, tea and great conversation.
A real bargain for adults at $4 and children at $2, with a $10/max per family.
Sunday, February 12th – 11:00 A.M. – Ron Dugger will facilitate a Valentine’s Day Program,
“Loving and Being Loved”. The program will address the topic of love…how we benefit from
giving and receiving love as we journey throughout lives.
Hospitality –Peggy Kjelgaatd & Carolyn Williams
Sunday, February 19thth – 11:00 A.M– Patrice Gros, Foundation Farms organic grower and
teacher will give a program called, “Eat Well¸ Live.” Patrice will talk about the importance of
growing or buying local, organic foods.
Hospitality – Ron & June Hegedus
Sunday, February 26th – 11:00 A.M.  – How do we take the Occupy Movement’s energy andtranslate it into lasting change that restores democracy and creates an economy that works for all –not just the one percent?  There will be a summary of the Occupy movement’s roots, impact andmajor objectives, and to hear from active local members of Occupy Eureka Springs. This program will be facilitated byBecky Gillette.
Hospitality – Al Larson & Joan Evenson
February Birthdays
2/2 – Layla Rothwell  2/5 – Will Ensslin   2/7 –Bryan Maniere 2/9- Connie Schrader
2/12 – Gem Fredrick 2-17 Marianne LeGrande 2/20 – Larkin Floyd 2/22- Ann Hopkins
2/25 – Laura Waters, Ron Dugger, Bill Roselius   2/27 – Bill Carmichael
GAME NIGHT THE FIRST SATURDAY IN FEB., & MARCH
Bring a game you like. Bring a snack/soup/drink to share.
Bring plenty of unmarked bills (just kidding). 6:30 at the church February 4th.
Fayetteville U.U. Fellowship will present Roy Zimmerman Sings Satire.
(A wickedly funny performance).This presentation will beon Monday, Feb. 6th at 7 P.M. Cost is $18.00 at the door or pay what you can.
In twelve albums over twenty years and on stages, screens, and airwaves across America, Roy has brought the sting of satire to the struggle for Peace and Social Justice. His songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime.
He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. He is a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.
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MARCH, 2012
March­ – Program Coordinators – Bill & Patti Roselius
April – Program Coordinators – Chuck & Ramona McNeal
Sunday, March 4th – How did Leonardo Da Vinci think? Paul  Justus will help us to see the value in answering  this question by introducing a book by Michael J. Gelb “How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci”.
Hospitality – Judy Jones & Bill Carmichael
IT’S SOUP SUNDAY
Soup, bread, juice, wine, coffee, tea and great conversation.
A real bargain for adults at $4 and children at $2, with a $10/max per family.
Sunday, March 11th – (DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS. TURN YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD.)
To soothe the Ides of March, noted pianist and local resident Carroll Heath will charm us with a concert featuring  Debussy and other delights.
Hospitality – Donna Woods
Sunday, March 19th – Rebecca Clark will return to teach us the Gayatri Manatra, a sacred Sanscrit chant, using her favorite melodyand offer ways to use a chant to bring relaxation and stress relief to our busy lives.
Hospitality – Sally Williams Gorrell
BUSINESS MEETING FOLLOWING THE SERVICE.
Sunday, March 25th­ ­– Our own Nancy Fuller will share with us her life, love and wisdom concerning Women’s Issues.
Hospitality – Penny Carroll
Meals on Wheels
Thur. 3/1 & Fri. 3/2 – Lynn Larson & Peggy Kjelgaard
MarchBirthdays
3/2 – Steve Campbell   3/4 – Karen Welch
3/5 – Steve Holst    3/6 – Sally Gorrell
GAME NIGHT THE FIRST SATURDAY IN MARCH 3rd.
Bring a game you like. Bring a snack/soup/drink to share. 6:30 at the church.
 TheVictorian Classic, sponsored by the Rotary will be held March 10, 2012. People Helping People Will share proceeds with the Salvation Army. There is a 10K, a 2 mile run and a 2 mile walk. To volunteer to help during the event, contact Lynn Larson – 479-253-9728. You can form a group to walk together for even more fun. Costumes are encouraged. To register and participate, go to: /www.eurekarotary.org/pdf/RegistrationForm 2012.pdf
We’ve Got Talent Concert at the Eureka Springs Auditorium on March 11, 2012, 2:00 P.M. Admission:
$10/ Adults & $5/ Students. This concert is a benefit for Carroll County Music Group which supports music education in Carroll County, including scholarships for local students to travel to educational arts events & scholarships for Ozarks Opera. This concert will feature outstanding adult & youth performers who are active in the N.W Arkansas Music Community. The Ozarks Chorale will open each half of the concert and sit among the audience for a special closing number including the audience.
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APRIL, 2012
April – Program Coordinators – Chuck & Ramona McNeal
May – Program Coordinator – Ron Dugger
Sunday, April 1st – The Words Behind the Song – Ellen Foncanon is a published composer and song  writer. She accompanies the Ozark Chorale and teaches piano and songwriting. Her love of the Arts, specifically music is palpable. She will perform and share stories behind her compositions.
Hospitality – Chuck & Karen Welch
NO SALAD SUNDAY
Sunday, April 8th – EASTER SUNDAY – CELEBRATE!  Renewal – Rebirth – Reflection 
Join  in on the fun. Come celebrate Easter and Commemorate the 30 year Anniversary of our Fellowship! The service will be followed by a veritable potluck feast.
Hospitality – Gigi Cottrell
Sunday, April 15th – Project Belize – Dr. Tina Cone, one of our many wonderful Veterinarians in the area will share her numerous trips to Belize in order to help foster the health, safety and wellness of the dog population. She and her staff have made a significant impact on the animal life and the local communities in Belize.
Hospitality – Chris Yackle
Sunday, April 22nd­ ­– Metta – (Loving Kindness/Love) – Leigh Brasington, a world traveler and meditation instructor, has lived a monk’s life for several decades. Leigh will share his experiences after his Teacher, Ven. Ayya Khema, encouraged him to carry on the Teachings.
Hospitality – Marianne LeGrande
Sunday,  April 29th – Local, Alden Stallings, will share with us his understanding and insights from Humanist Walt Whitman’s best known poem, “Song of Myself.” Aldin is an avid reader and student of many disciplines and will share this American’s poet’s part in the transition between Transcendentalism and Realism.
Hospitality – Quintin Welch & Becky Gillette
EUUF ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING WILL FOLLOW THE SERVICE
    Meals on Wheels
Thur. 4/12 – Judy Jones & Kathy McCormick – Fri. 4/13 – Donna Woods & Mike Johnson
April  Birthdays
4/12–Lynn Larson 4/17–Burnetta Hinterhuer 4/18-Bonnie Hughes
4/19–Dorie Thibedeau
Ozarks Chorale Concert – Saturday, April 21st at Carroll County Community Center
601 Spurlin Drive, Berryville, AR. 7 P.M. Performance.
If you would like to see the upcoming concert for free, consider volunteering your services as a ticket taker/seller. (You will need your own transportation.) Please contact Paul Gandy, Chorale
president directly at: pgandyjr@gmail.com or 479-366-4996   For those who wish to follow the traditional route of paying ticket holder, remember we love you, too and depend on your attendance.
EUREKA UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP
17 Elk Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632
479-253-0929   wwwuuism.net/-eurekauuf/
We are a non-creedal religious fellowship. We abide by the democratic process and
Support each member’s individual spiritual search. Please join us Sundays at 11 A.M.
Extra parking is at Ermilio’s Restaurant lot, 26 White Street.
Child care is provided.
President, Bryan Manire Program Director, Ron Dugger
MAY, 2012
May – Program Coordinator – Ron Dugger
June – Program Coordinator – Bryan Manire
Sunday, May 6th – Jim Fain, Ph.D. – “NATURAL HEALTH AND HEALING”. Dr. Fain,
Local proprietor of  Fain’s Herbacy, will be speaking from his involvement in the field of natural
health and healing for many years.
Hospitality – Jim Dudley & Gail Fairburn
IT’S SALAD SUNDAY
Salads, bread, juice, wine, tea and great conversation.
A bargain at $4/adults, $2/child: $10/max per family.
Sunday, May 13th – The “FIFTH ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION &
BLESSING CEREMONY”.  Ron Dugger invites you to share a favorite memory/story of your Mother. A “blessing” from the archetypal Divine Universal Mother will highlight the service.
***Please remember to bring a few Flowers …to share.
“Long Strange Trip” – part 1 will be shown at 9:45 A.M.   (A.V. – Gem)
Hospitality – Ann Hopkins & Michelle McDonald
Sunday , May 20th – e
Helga Dietzel – “SURVIVING & THRIVING IN THE ‘CONSTRUCTION TRADE’”.  Helga will share personal experiences of the challenges involved and life lessons learned while working in a hostile work environment.
“Long Strange Trip” – part 2 will be shown at 9:45 A.M.    (A.V. – Gem)
Hospitality – Connie & Ernst Schrader
Sunday, May 27th ­– Julia Brazelton, Ph.D. – “WOMEN HAVE ASPERGER’S TOO.”  As part of
Autism Awareness Month, Dr. Brazelton will talk about her life as an “Aspy”, with particular emphasis
on its religious benefits.
“Long Strange Trip” – part 3 will be shown at 9:45 A.M. (A.V. – Gem)
Hospitality – Lynn & Al Larson
*****REMINDERS – We need a volunteer to Coordinate July Service Programs.
Could  someone volunteer to help Becky with Meals on Wheels on 5/24?
Meals on Wheels
Thur. 5/24 – Becky Gillette – Fri. 5/25- Ramona McNeal & Donna Woods
May  Birthdays
5/4 – June Hegedus   5/8 – Donna Norman 5/16 – Penny Carroll
5/22 – Paige Wolven-Goodman   5/23 – Chuck Hicklin   5/31 – Gigi Cottrell
Eureka Springs Concert, on SundayMay 6, 2012 at 2:30 P.M. at the Aud.
“A Long Strange Trip” are a series of 1 hour videos of U.U. history and will be held 5/13, 5/20 & 5/27.
On Thur. 5/24 at 6 P.M. parts 1-3 will be shown at the Fellowship.
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JULY, 2012
July – Program Coordinator – Becky Gillette
August – Program Coordinator – Helga Dietzel
Sunday, July 1st – Dianna “Corn Woman” Henry will present a talk about her new book, Whispering Ancestors:
The Wisdom of Corn. The book contains wealth of information about Native American history/sociology, gardening,
 self-sufficiency and/or sustainable living, protection of old seed varieties, and relationships between spirit and body
as mediated by what we grow and eat.
Hospitality – Jean Elderwind & Doug Stowe
IT’S SALAD SUNDAY
Salads, bread, juice, wine, tea and great conversation.
A bargain at $4/adults, $2/child: $10/max per family.
Sunday, July 8th – New Eureka Springs Unitarian Universalist President Bryan Manire will discuss his recent participation on the U.U. General Assemby in Arizona where the U.U.’s took up weighty issues such as the stance
on immigration.
Hospitality –  Jae Avenoso
Sunday, July 15th – University of Arkansas professor Dr. Sidney Burris will present the program,
“American Buddhists: Ethics, Social Justice, and the Quest for Happiness.”
Hospitality – Ramona & Chuck McNeal
Sunday, July 22nd – Sharilyn Starling will give a presentation, “Our Beleaguered Allies: The Bees”, about the increasing concerns about the loss of honeybees worldwide due to the use of neonicotinoid insecticides. Evidence continues to grow these insecticides threaten populations of bees that are critical to food pollination across the world.
Hospitality –Marcia Yearsley
Sunday, July 29th – Alexa Pittinger will talk about being inspired by Don Miguel  Ruis “Four Agreements” to search
out practical guidelines for overcoming and responding to the six most common and annoying conversation killers:
Yes-buts, mind reads (assumptions), negative predictions, leading questions, complaining, and verbal attacks.
Alexa would like to share what she has learned because ineffective communication patterns disrupt our efforts to
resolve conflicts and solve problems. These failed conversations damage relationships, erode trust and make it
harder to reach decisions and achieve mutual  understanding.
Hospitality – Ron Dugger
MEALS ON WHEELS
Thur., July 5th & Fri., July 6th – Bonnie Wong & Byran Maniere
July Birthdays
 7/1 – Chuck Welch 7/4 – Ernst Schrader  7/6 – Xzavier Rothwell
7/10 – Becky Gillette 7/26 – Peggy Kjelgaard 7/27 – Lucy Stowe
7/29 – Jim Dudley 7/31 – Pam Floyd
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AUGUST, 2012
August – Program Coordinator – Ron Dugger
September – Program Coordinator – Al & Lynn Larson
Sunday, August 5th – Randy Riverstone Graves, active in the Fayetteville U.U., former Methodist minister, and accomplished storyteller will be sharing “Through the eyes of Jairus”, the story of Jairus’ encounter with Jesus near the Sea of Galilee and how that impacted his life!
Hospitality – Bryan Maniere & Gem Frederick
IT’S SALAD SUNDAY
Salads, bread, juice, wine, tea and great conversation.
A bargain at $4/adults, $2/child: $10/max per family.
Sunday, August 12th – Milton Hilton – “Let’s Send Humans to Mars!!” Marvin will present
a fascinating slide show on “space exploration” and present nine good reasons to support an “International Mission to Mars”.
Hospitality – Burnetta Hinterthuer & Steve Holst
Sunday, August 19th – **No Service will be held at 17 Elk Street, Eureka Springs. ANNUAL POT LUCK PICNIC AT POND MOUNTAIN LODGE & RESORT (1218 Hwy 23 S).
3P.M. Swimming; 5.P.M. Eating.
Hospitality – Judy Jones
Sunday, August 26th – Bryan Maniere, President of Eureka Springs U.U. Fellowship will be sharing “Immigration as a Moral Issue” the new “focus theme” for the year, chosen by U.U, delegates at our annual meeting held in Phoenix last month. Come prepared to share of your family’s story of how they came to this continent.
Hospitality – Joan Evenson
MEALS ON WHEELS
Thur., Aug 16th & Fri., Aug. 17th – Marianne LeGrande & Becky Gillette
August Birthdays
8/3 – Ramona McNeil   8/14 – Al Larson 8/18 – Ron Hegedus 8/25 – Jim Wallace
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SEPTEMBER 2012
Sunday, September 2nd – Work, work, work; We’ve done it all our lives. On this Labor Day
Weekend, come tell us a story. What job stands out in your life? First? Best? Life-changing?
Can you tell us about it in two minutes? We will hear as many as time allows.
Hospitality – Sally Gorrell & Bill Carmichael
(There will be NO Salad Sunday this week.)
Sunday, September 9th – Who are we and where did we come from? Chuck McNeal, Fellowship
member, insatiable student and enthusiastic teacher, brings us “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness:
A short history of Unitarian Universalism in America”.
10 A.M. – Orientation for new members.
Hospitality – June & Ron Hegedus
Sunday, September 16th – The Biology of Belief. Sharon Spurlin, who has inspired us with thought-provoking talks for many years, will reflect on this topic and will also tell us what moved her to transition  
from being a friend of our Fellowship, to becoming a new member.
10 A.M. – Orientation for new members.
Hospitality – Charles & Sandra Templeton
Sunday, September 23rd – The Five Smooth Stones Liberalism. Fellowship President, Brian Maniere,
and member Lynn Larson, bring some thoughts from “…the most influential Unitarian Universalist thinker
of the 20th century, James Luther Adams.” His essay was the foundation of much of the teaching at the
Dwight Brown Leadership Experience, which Brian and Lynn recently attended.
Hospitality – Penny Carroll & Pat Costner
Sunday, September 30th – The Next Buddha. Tich Nat Hahn thinks he knows who the next Buddha might be.  Do you? And how does that relate to us as U.U.’s? We welcome back Rev. Jane Bechle, who began her 40th year in ministry in June. Rev. Jane is currently minister at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Springfield, in Southern Missouri. 
Hospitality – Chuck & Karen Welch
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OCTOBER, 2012

October– Program Coordinators – Doug Stowe & Jean Elderwind

November – Program Coordinator – Jim Dudley & Gail Fairburn

Sunday, October 7th  – The Importance of Local Broadcasting in the Digital Age – With Bluetooth, satellite, cable, web and smart phone apps providing tens of thousands of programming options, what role does local content play in the 21st century? Does radio still have a voice? Kyle Kellams, News Director of KUAF and well-known producer of Ozarks at Large, says YES! and explains why,

Hospitality – Peggy Kjelgaard & Jae Avenoso

IT’S SOUP SUNDAY

Spoup, bread,  juice, wine, coffee, tea AND great conversation.

A great bargain: $4 for adults, and children at $2, with $10/max per family.

Sunday, October 14th– Creativity – The Most Important Element in a Person’s Life – Prior to the untimely

death of their daughter, Thea, Paul Leopoulos and his wife Linda had noticed the effect of participation in the arts,

on self-confidence, grade performance and deeper involvement in school activities. They started the Thea Foundation

in their daughter’s name to bring the benefits of the arts to more students. Paul will talk about the mission of Thea and

the role of the arts in education.

Hospitality– Cris Yackle & Marie Howard

Sunday, October 21st – De-mystifying Planned Parenthood – Kate Neary-Pounds,Regional Director

of Development for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, presents and overview of Planned Parenthood’s programs and services, and addresses the challenges the organization faces and how local communities can become involved.

Hospitality – Bonnie Hughes & Jim Kuffel

Sunday, October 28th – Oneness in Diversity: U.U. Thought in the 20th Century – Dr. Chuck McNeal, Fellowship member and admired U.U. presenter, explores our spirit of diversity within the oneness of our being.

Hospitality – Becky Gillette & Marianne LeGrande

We are not scheduled to deliver MEALS ON WHEELS during this month.

October Birthdays

10/1 – Paul Justus 10/2 – Indigo Fischer 10/11 – Chuck McNeal 10/11 – Carolyn Williams

10/16 – Gary Adamson   10/24 – Margaret Packham 10/31 – Marcia Yearsley

EUREKA HOUSE CONCERT

October 14th – Kevin Welch will perform. Kevin filled the house the last time he was here, so be sure to show up early for this concert. Doors open at 5pm. with a meet and greet potluck and the music will start at 6 pm. You’ll be home by 10pm.

NOVEMBER, 2012

November– Program Coordinators – Jim Dudley & Gail Fairburn

December – Program Coordinator – Sally Gorrell

Sunday, November 4th – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS –Fran Taylor is a guide atCrystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. She will show the documentary, “The Art of Crystal Bridges from Vision to Reality” as well as a few of the treasures from her experiences at the world’s newest premiere art attraction – right here in our neighborhood.

Hospitality – Ann Hopkins & Gigi Cottrell

IT’S SOUP SUNDAY

Soup, bread, juice, wine, coffee, tea AND great conversation.

A great bargain: $4 for adults, and children at $2, with $10/max per family.

Sunday, November 11th – Ellen Foncannon Stephenson will present a musical program of original composition

and seasonal favorites from her new CD release “Winterwood: Finding Your Way Home.”  Among  her many accomplishments, Ellen is an ASCAP composer for the Ozarks Chorale, a member of Arkansas Artist in Education

and the church organist for the Holiday Island Community Church.

Hospitality – Lynn & Al Larson

Sunday, November 18th – THANKSGVING POTLUCK –Before we engage in our annual Thanksgiving Potluck, Becky Gillette, Marie Howard & Pat Kasner, director of the Flint Street Fellowship, will speak about the services provided by the Flint Street Fellowship, which includes a food bank. And in the spirit of the holiday we ask everyone to bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the food bank.

Hospitality – Will & Susie Ensslin

Sunday, November 25th – Our guest will be Rev. Aaron McEmrys, senior minister of The Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, California…as channeled by Gail Fairburn. She will present Aaron’s sermon, “Soul Stories” delivered 8/26/12 in Santa Barbara. “Soul stories are our deepest and truest stories. “Where can we find the courage to show our soul stories – and what can such sharing unlock for all of us?”

Hospitality – Kathy McCormick & Carolyn Williams

Meals on Wheels

Thursday, 11/8 & Friday, 11/9 – Lynn Larson & Sandra Templeton

November Birthdays

11/15 – Doug Stowe 11/18 –Denise Campbell 11/20 – Joan Evenson 11/27 – Pat Costner

EUREKA HOUSE CONCERT.

November 4th – Laurie McClain will be gracing the stage. “Laurie is a true artist. She opens hearts and

singsfrom a place of depth and love. She held a tough NYC audience with her masterful storytelling, strong

lyrics and vulnerable voice, moving them to tears and laughter. If she is performing anywhere near you, run

to see her. You won’t be disappointed; you will be transformed.”Doors open at 5pm. with a meet and greet

potluck and the music will start at 6 pm. You’ll be home by 10pm.

November 16th – Dances of Universal Peace – 7 P.M.

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DECEMBER, 2012   

Sunday, December 2nd – Alden Stallings, a U.U. member will present: Shakespeare’s Religion:  My search for common ground between my own worldview of religion and my best guess at Shakespeare’s.

Hospitality – Paul Justus & Marie Howard

NO SOUP SUNDAY

Sunday, December 9th – Dr. Chuck McNeal, our respected and admired fellowship member will present:  The third part of his series of the U.U. tradition. 

.    Hospitality – Dorie Thidbedeau & Connie Pride

Sunday, December 16th – Our “guest” speaker will be Rev. Forrest Church, senior minister of the All Souls Unitarian Church of New York City for 30 years. Dr. Ron Dugger will share “Invocation” and “Benediction – Where did we come from? Where are we going?” taken from The Cathedral of the World¨ A Universalist Theology, the last book written by Rev. Church.

Hospitality – Burnetta Hinterthuer & Steve Holst

Sunday, December 23rd – Music and Stories of the holidays, presented by Helga Dietzel, Peggy Kjelgaard, and Sally Gorrell. Enjoy singing and listening to the old and new messages of the holidays.

Hospitality – Jean Elderwind & Doug Stowe

Sunday, December 30th – NO SERVICE AT 17 ELK STREET – Holiday Brunch at Peggy Kjelgaards’s and Roger Shepherd’s beautiful home on the White River at 11A.M.

Meals on Wheels

Thursday, 12/20 & Friday, 12/21– Marie Howard & Trella Laughlin

December Birthdays

12/5 – Jane Tucker   12/17 – Donna Woods 12/31 – Judy Jones

Keep in mind January 10th, 2013 for our Echo dinner preparation. Jane Tucker will organize it  unless someone else volunteers to do so. Volunteers will also be needed for cooking, serving, and clean-up.

 U-Bar-U is conducting a search for an Executive Director. U-Bar-U is a Unitarian Universalist camp conference center located in the Texas Hill Country near Kerrville, Texas. The executive director will live onsite and will oversee operations, hire seasonal staff and market the facility to U.U. organizations and other groups. The ideal candidate will have experience in camp and/or hospitality operations, marketing and staff supervision. Please send resume or any inquires to: president@baru.orgby December 10.

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JANUARY, 2013

January, 2013 – Program Coordinator – Marie Howard

February, 2013 – Program Coordinators – Bryan Manire & Gem Frederick

   

Sunday, January 6th – “We Are What We Eat and How Much We Move”. Carrie Marrya familiar face at The Eureka Market, is a practicing Holistic Health Coach. She is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York and a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Her love of organic gardening and the healing power of fresh , whole food combined with her joy for life have led her on a path to share her knowledge with others. And. Cathy Jackson, who isa Certified Master Personal Trainer, L.P.N., and Certified Lifestyle Coach. Cathy is currently enrolled at theInstitute for Integrative Nutrition to become a Health Coach. She leads workshops on healthy eating, weight loss and balancing stress.  

Hospitality – Ramona & Chuck McNeal

NO SOUP SUNDAY

Sunday, January 13th – “The Politics of the Goddess Culture” with Diana Rivers, sculptor, writer, feminist and co-founder of the Fayetteville Goddess Festival, will speak about the Goddesses and the impact of the culture on politics. Diana is a crone, a wise woman and a longtime leader in Northwest Arkansas who helped found the Ozark Women’s Land Trust.

.    Hospitality – Marcia Yearsley & Gary Adamson

Sunday, January 20th– Trella Laughlin, longtime activist and award-winning producer of “Let the People

Speak!” in Austin, Texas will talk about “How Did a Nice Girl Like You End Up in a Place Like This”?,

or, what it takes to change from a white, middle-class Southern bigot into a raging radical lesbian. Discussion will be about how we all can and need to become activists.

Hospitality – Ron Dugger & Sharon Spurlin

Sunday, January 27th – Dr. Katy Morter will be presenting “There is no such thing as a normal headache.” “Most people consider headaches to be a normal part of life – but this simply does not have to be true. When your head hurts, it reflects a wide range of imbalances in the body – physical, emotional, energetic, – even spiritual. Your head is telling you that something needs to change.”

Hospitality –Bryan Manire & Gem Frederick

Meals on Wheels

Thursday, 1/31 & Friday, 2/1– Bryan Manire & Gem Frederick

ECHO DINNER – Thursday, January 10, 2013

January Birthdays

1/9 – Deb Byrum 1/25 – Michael Schwade

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Sunday, February 3rd – 9:45 A.M. Join us to watch Part 4 of LONG STRANGE TRIP, focusing on Universalism. We’ve seen Parts 1, 2, and 3. This is the premiere of Part 4.

11:00 A.M. “Celia Parker Wooley – late 19th/early 20th  century Unitarian minister and social

reform activist”. Our own Koby Lee did her dissertation on this remarkable Unitarian woman, and

will illustrate Celia’s life as a pastor, author, woman’s suffragist and racial justice activist. Wooley’s

message still has meaning today: We all need to carry a simple need for truth.

Hospitality – Jim Dudley

IT’S SOUP SUNDAY

Soup, bread, juice, wine, coffee, tea and great conversation.

A real bargain for adults at $4 and children at $2, with a $10/max per family.

Sunday, February 10th – Belief-O-Matic –A way to get to know each other even better. Bryan Manire

will facilitate a discussion based around our congregation results from answering 20 questions about your

concept of God – or not, the afterlife, human nature, and more. The Belief-O-Matic will just be an interesting way to begin to discuss those big ideas. Please see the directions above on how to complete the survey.

Hospitality – Joan Evenson & Michelle MacDonaldiHH

Sunday, February 17th– “Oceanic Awareness, With Love from the Blue Whale”. Melissa Clarewill

introduce the subject of interspecies communication. There will be a guided visualization/meditation to

bring us into the field of dolphins and whales. A notebook is recommended to record any messages you may receive.

Hospitality – Bill & Patti Roselius

Sunday, February 24th – Larry Lowman was born and has lived his entire life in Arkansas. At age

15 he read the most important book of his life – WALDEN POND. Larry will recount his extensive

knowledge and passion for botany and environment education, his decade plus work as a Park Naturalist

in an Arkansas state park, his running his own rare plant nursery and landscaping design business, and his

move in 2008 to his homestead in rural Carroll County, where he is establishing a one acre organic garden.

Hospitality – Donna Norman & Deb Byrum

We are not scheduled for Meals on Wheels this month.

February Birthdays

2/2 – Layla Rothwell 2/5 – Will Ensslin 2/7 – Bryan Manire 2/9 – Connie Schrader

2/12 – Gem Frederick 2/17 – Marianne LeGrande 2/20 – Larkin Floyd 2/22 – Ann Hopkins

2/25 – Laura Waters 2/25 – Ron Dugger 2/25 – Bill Roselius 2/27 – Bill Carmichael

HOUSE CONCERT – 17 Elk Street – Doors open at 7:00 P.M.

Saturday, February 2nd – Rebecca Loebe will perform. Rebecca is an amazing singer songwriter. She won a spot on NBC’s “The Voice” in 2011 after turning head with her rendition of Nirvana’s “Come as You Are”.

She has an amazingly genuine voice and presence. Rebecca’s songs reflect her world, beautiful, encompassing and full of joy and humor. Her album “Mystery Prize” was on Americana Top 40 for four weeks and was named one of AMA top 100 Albums of 2010. She has been on the road promoting her new CD “Circus Hear” since September, 2012.

The Dances of Universal Peacewill be held on Friday, Feb.15th at EUUF, 17 Elk. 7-8:30 P.M.

Drop by for a little fellowship, spirituality, and exercise all in one.

FEBRUARY, 2013

February 20, 2013 – Program Coordinators – Bryan Manire & Gem Frederick

February, 2013 – Program Coordinator – Katie Easter, Katie Zerr& Katie Pruitt

*****Some time before next Sunday, if you can, please do the following:

1.    Go to: www.beliefnet.com

2.   Click on Faiths and Prayer

3.   Click on Belief-O-Matic

4.   Click on “get started”

5.   Print your results and brig them Sunday, Feb. 10th

Thursday, February 7th – In anticipation of Gay Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson’s visit to

NW Arkansas, The DVD – FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO, which highlights the Bishop’s

experience, will be shown at 7 P.M. at our fellowship.

Saturday,  February 9th – 1 P.M. at All Saints Episcopal Church in Bentonville, Gene Robinson

will do a Q. and  A. session after the viewing of the documentary about the Bishop –LOVE FREE OR DIE.

6 P.M. atSt. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Bentonville. Bishop V. Gene Robinson will give a  lecture

In the Parish Hall.

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MARCH, 2013

March, 2013 – Program Coordinators – Katie Easter, Katie Zerr & Katie Pruitt

April, 2013 – April Program Coordinators – Chuck & Ramona McNeal

Sunday, March 3rd – 11:00 A.M. – Rev. Michael Dowd, a former pastor and author of “Thank God for

Evolution”, and Connie Barlow, an author of popular science books, embody the marriage of religion and

science as husband and wife. They view themselves as emissaries of a worldwide ecumenical movement

that draws form the contemporary wisdom of those on the growing edge of science and meaning.

Hospitality – Bryan Manire & Gem Frederick

IT’S SOUP SUNDAY

Soup, bread, juice, wine, coffee, tea and great conversation.

A real bargain for adults at $4 and children at $2, with a $10/max per family.

Sunday, March 10th – 11:00 A.M. (Daylight savings time begins)– Taymour Elkerim and Shirene

Duman-Elkerim. Taymour is a Syrian physician who helped treat the torture victims of the Assad

regime before he escaped to the west. They will share what is was like to live through one of the greatest

humanitarian catastrophes of our time.

Hospitality – June & Ron Hegedus

Sunday, March 17th – 11:00 A.M. – Madeleine Schwerin, Radical Homemaker and farmer at Sycamore

Bend Farms in Eureka Springs will discuss the book “Radical Homemakers”, reclaiming domesticity from

a consumer culture, and how to live a good life without a lot of money.

Hospitality –Charles & Sandra Templeton

Sunday, March 24th – 11:00 A.M. – Crop Circles: Justin Easterwill give a firsthand account of his

journey to England to discover the mystery behind these beautiful works of art.

Hospitality – Penny Carroll & Gigi Cottrell

Sunday, March 31st – 11:00 A.M. –EASTER SUNDAY –Dane Schumacher & Marcie Brewsterare

going on their 16th year at Wildfire Farm south of Berryville. They will be discussing community agriculture with an emphasis on food, the 10 principles of CSA on our culture and how that has shaped their farm, and

the origin of community supported agriculture. They will also share the story of how women in Japan came

together to protect their own agriculture.

Hospitality – Chuck & Karen Welch

MEALS ON WHEELS

Thur. 3/14 & Fri. – Dave Spenser & Marge Sullivan

March BirthdaysiHH

3/2 – Steve Campbell   3/4 – Karen Welch 3/5 – Steve  Holst 3/6 – Sally Gorrell

HOUSE CONCERT – 17 Elk Street – Doors open @t 5:00 P.M. for Potluck – Music starts @ 6 P.M.

Sunday, March 3rd– Chuck Brodsky will return to our humble little church. Chuck is a marvelous storyteller

in the style of Mark Twain. His songs are realistic, compassionate and humorous, telling stories of real life, sweet but not sugar coated. He is a true American treasure.

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The Dances of Universal Peacewill be held on Friday, March 15th at EUUF, 17 Elk. 7-8:30 P.M.

Drop by for a little fellowship, spirituality, and exercise all in one.

Sunday, March 31st – 11:00 A.M. –EASTER SUNDAY –Dane Schumacher & Marcie Brewster are

going on their 16th year at Wildfire Farm south of Berryville. They will be discussing community agriculture with an emphasis on food, the 10 principles of CSA on our culture and how that has shaped their farm, and

the origin of community supported agriculture. They will also share the story of how women in Japan came

together to protect their own agriculture.

Hospitality – Chuck & Karen Welch

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APRIL 2013

EUUF NEWSLETTER

   EUREKA UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP

17 Elk Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632   479-253-0929   www.euuf.org

We are a non-creedal religious fellowship.

We abide by the democratic process and support each member’s individual spiritual search.

SUNDAY SERVICES

Please join us Sundays at 11 a.m. for a program followed by coffee and snacks.Child care is provided.

Extra parking at Ermilio’s Restaurant lot, 26 White Street.

President, Bryan Manire, 479-239-4571 Program Director, Ron Dugger, 479-981-9781

Membership Chairman – Sally Gorrell, 479-253-6119  Newsletter Editor – Ann Hopkins

APRIL PROGRAM COORDINATORS – CHUCK & RAMONA McNEAL

APRIL 7th  – Alden Stallings, a literary enthusiast and resident scholar, will be presenting the visionary geography of Dante’s Divine Comedy: how what his characters can see precisely reflects the state of their souls.

Hospitality – Judy Jones & Pat Costner  NO SOUP SUNDAY A/V: Gem & Helga

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APRIL 14th– Gabriele Schafer is a long time resident of Fayetteville, Arkansas. She is a pilgrim traveler and has walked Europe for several decades, including El Camino in Spain. Gabriele will share her journeys and experiences with us, weaving in the principles of Unitarian Universalists.

Hospitality – Cris Yackle & Jae Avenoso A/V: Gem & Helga  

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APRIL 21st – Bryan Manire will continue our “Getting to Know You” program that we started in February. Those who did not get to share previously will have the opportunity. Two guiding questions are: 1) What was your religious upbringing, your faith-based history? and 2) How would you describe your personal faith today?

Hospitality –Bonnie Hughes & Jim Kuffel   A/V: Gem & Helga

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APRIL 28th – Grant Mallet, visiting from Cape Cod, earned his masters degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Grant, through his interest in archeological findings regarding the Old Testament in Israel, will point out some of the current thinking about actual events that lie behind some of the great “myths” in the Old Testament.

Hospitality – Carolyn Williams &Ann Hopkins    A/V: Gem & Helga

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Special Program:

Sunday, April 28th at 4 PM at the UU:

Linda Evans, a political prisoner for 16 years, will speak at the above time on The Prison System in America. Linda was one of the women who went on “The Horse Trip” in the ’70’s, a 500-mile adventure on horseback through the backwoods of Arkansas to warn people of the dangers of 2,4,5-T, a component of Agent Orange. The sheriff would not serve a legal injunction to stop the spraying near Clinton, AR. All who lived in the area got cancer.  The spraying still goes on.

President Clinton, on his last day in office, commuted Linda’s sentence. While in prison, she helped women with literacy and their cases.

After she got out, she worked for All of Us Or None, a civil rights organization in San Francisco that helps families of people who are still incarcerated.

Linda is visiting her old friend Trella Laughlin and her partner Marie Howard. Together they are going to hike the mountain to the South Fork of the Little Red River. Linda and Trella and a group of women lived in tents alongside the river, lived off the Earth, and rejected unecological ways of living.

Snacks will be served and a Q & A period will follow her talk.

All are welcomed at the UU.

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EUUF President, Bryan Manire, 479-239-4571

Program Director, Ron Dugger, 479-981-9781    Membership Chair – Sally Gorrell, 479-253-6119

MEALS ON WHEELS

Thursday, 4/25 & Friday, 4/26 – Bryan Manire & Ann Hopkins

APRIL BIRTHDAYSiHH

4/12 – Lynn Larson   4/17 – Burnetta Hinterthuer   4/18 – Bonnie Hughes   4/19 – Dorie Thibedeau

HOUSE CONCERT – SUNDAY, APRIL 7th

17 Elk Street – Doors open @t 5:00 P.M. for Potluck – Music starts @ 6 P.M.

SMALL POTATOES – A charming and energetic Chicago duo, Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso cover everything from Celtic to cowboy. Go to eurekahouseconcerts.com for more info.

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  MAY 2013

EUUF NEWSLETTER

   EUREKA UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP

17 Elk Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632   479-253-0929   www.euuf.org

We are a non-creedal religious fellowship.

We abide by the democratic process and support each member’s individual spiritual search.

SUNDAY SERVICES

Please join us Sundays at 11 a.m. for a program followed by coffee and snacks.Child care is provided.

Extra parking at Ermilio’s Restaurant lot, 26 White Street.

MAY PROGRAM COORDINATOR – RON DUGGER

May 5th  – Dr. Ted Morter, IV,a third generation chiropractor from Bentonville, will present: “Heart vs. Head.” Have you ever had a “gut” feeling that turned out to be a powerful insight? In our fast paced world, we often ignore “Inner Wisdom” and let our Heads run the show, but bridging our Hearts and Heads is easier than you might think!

Hospitality – Becky Gillette & Helga Dietzel SALAD SUNDAY* A/V: Gem & Helga

* Salads, bread, sweets, juice, wine and tea, along with great conversation. Bring something to share if  you can!  It’s a bargain at $4/adult; $2/children; $10 max per family.

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May 12th – Sharon Spurlinwill help us celebrate Mother’s Day, speaking on “Reflections and Favorite Stories of Motherhood.” She will also invite Fellowship participants to share favorite stories of our mothers, or about being a mother.

Hospitality – Paul Justus & Sally Gorrell   A/V: Gem & Helga    

May 19th – Gigi Cottrell addresses “Right. Wrong. Liberal. Conservative. Red. Blue. Left. Right. Condemnation. Redemption. And an ‘old way’ of Seeing – through the lens of Celtic Spirituality – a third path … TOLERANCE.”

Hospitality – Sharon Spurlin & Jane Tucker A/V: Gem & Helga

May 26th – Ron Duggerwill relate: “7 Things you can do every day to keep yourself healthy.” Make your own list and bring it along to share with our Fellowship!

Hospitality – Justin & Katie Easter    A/V: Gem & Helga

EUUF President – Bryan Manire, 479-239-4571   Membership Chair – Sally Gorrell, 479-253-6119

Program Director – Ron Dugger, 479-981-9781 Music Director – Helga Dietzel, 479-363-9936

Newsletter Editor — Ann Hopkins

MAY BIRTHDAYS

5/4 – June Hegedus 5/8 – Donna Norman 5/16 – Penny Carroll 

5/22 – Paige Wolven-Goodman 5/23 – Chuck Hicklin 5/31 – Gigi Cottrell

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sunday, May 19, 12 Noon to 5 pm – Books in Bloom Literary Festival. It’s a rain or shine event at the Crescent Hotel and Gardens. Meet fascinating authors and listen to dynamic presentations all afternoon. Books in Bloom is sponsored by the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation. For more information: www.BooksinBloom.org. Festival Co-Chair, Jean Elderwind, and Foundation President, Kathy McCormick, extend a special invitation to you all.

NOTES  FROM  EUUF  PRESIDENT  BRYAN  MANIRE

?  We need Program Coordinatorsfor both July and August. Please contact Ron Dugger, EUUF Program Director, to volunteer.

?  Our congregation is looking for a person(s) to work on our Social Justice Committee. This can be as small or as large a commitment as you want. Talk to Bryan if you are interested.

?  These are some excerpts from the UUA Southern Region blogspot by Kathy Alden McGowen, “On Being a Bold Unitarian Universalist.”

I have often been heard saying “I want to be a bold Unitarian Universalist!” I say this because I believe that the world needs us and we should be out there letting the world know who we are and what we value.

It is one thing to be in our congregations and feeling like we have found “our people” but it is entirely another to be living our faith every day in the world and letting people know that what helps us to face the often harsh environment around us is our Unitarian Universalist faith.

Let’s not be afraid to wrestle with our values like “the inherent worth and dignity of all”. The more we try to live our values, the more they will be challenged, and that is OK. I think we are up for the challenge, and that the struggle is what helps us to be better.

We come to our Fellowship to be comforted and to be challenged. We must do both within our walls so that we can go back out into the world ready to do battle with injustice, cruelty and hate. We can do battle because we have struggled ourselves. We have known what it is like to be challenged and confused. We have also known the power of coming together in a circle of love, where differences can be acknowledged but not used to define who we are.

We can have the courage to be bold Unitarian Universalists in the world because we have faced our fears in our congregations. We can let love be our guide to help us confront our challenges. We can learn how to stay at the table when differences appear insurmountable. We can keep hope alive for ourselves and others as we walk together on this one fantastic journey.

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JUNE 2013

EUUF NEWSLETTER

   EUREKA UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP

17 Elk Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632   479-253-0929   www.euuf.org

We are a non-creedal religious fellowship.

We abide by the democratic process and support each member’s individual spiritual search.

SUNDAY SERVICES

Please join us Sundays at 11 a.m. for a program followed by coffee and snacks.Child care is provided.

Extra parking at Ermilio’s Restaurant lot, 26 White Street.

JUNE PROGRAM COORDINATOR – JUDY JONES

June 2nd – Dr. Margaret Bolsterli, Professor Emerita, U. of ARK, returns to enchant us once more with a reading from her recent work, titled “A Day in the Life of Felton Capstock.” Awarded the prestigious Porter Prize in Non-Fiction 2012, Dr. B will recount the telling of her work based on oral histories as curator of the exhibit at the Old State House Museum entitled, “Things You Need to Hear: Memories of Growing Up in Arkansas.”

Hospitality – Lynn & Al Larson   *SALAD SUNDAY*   A/V: Gem & Helga

* Salads, bread, sweets, juice, wine and tea, along with great conversation. Bring something to share if you can!  It’s a bargain at $4/adult; $2/children; $10 max per family.

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June 9th– Crop Circles:Justin Easter will present the second installment of his presentation about his journey to England to discover the mystery behind these beautiful works of art.

Hospitality – Bill Carmichael & Marie Howard A/V: Gem & Helga    

June 16th– Moderator Brian Manirewill continue our U.U. discussion of our personal belief systems, how we came to U.U. and our sense of personal spirituality.

Hospitality – Ernst & Connie Shrader    A/V: Gem & Helga

June 23rd– Emma Britain, former Clear Springs School student and recent graduate of Wellesley College, will illuminate us from her recent paper in Religious Studies regarding  “The Co-optation of Scientific Terminology by the Creationists Attempting to Gain Legitimacy for Their Movement.”

Hospitality – Jean Elderwind & Doug Stowe A/V: Gem & Helga

June 30th– Report on the U.U. General Assemblyfrom our attending members.

Hospitality – Marcia Yearsley & Peggy Kjelgaard A/V: Gem & Helga

EUUF President – Bryan Manire, 479-239-4571   Membership Chair – Sally Gorrell, 479-253-6119

Program Director – Ron Dugger, 479-981-9781 Music Director – Helga Dietzel, 479-363-9936

MEALS ON WHEELS

Thursday, June 6th and Friday, June 7th – Marie Howard & Trella Laughlin

JUNE BIRTHDAYS

6/1 – Sandy Pope 6/3 – Susie Ensslin 6/4 – Patti Roselius 6/5 – Connie Pride

6/6 – Terry Lang 6/16 – Cris Yackle 6/17 – Michelle McDonald 6/24 – Jae Avenoso

6/25 – Kathy McCormick 6/27 – Jean Elderwind 6/28 – Quintin Welch

NOTES  FROM  EUUF  PRESIDENT  BRYAN  MANIRE

Our congregation is looking for one or more persons for our Social Justice Committee. This can be as small or as large a commitment as you want. Talk to Bryan if you are interested.

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