July 2015 worship services and meetings

Coming Up This Month

July 9 R E Questers will meet at 6:30 PM at the Temple. Everyone invited for an evening of fellowship and deep sharing. The group has been having some very interesting discussions and debates.

July 12 Haley Knight of the Downtown Jonesboro Association will be our guest speaker.

Please remember the Children’s Shelter with a donation of personal hygiene products.

This is also our Peanut Butter Sunday when we contribute to Helping Neighbors Food Pantry.

July 12 There will be a free screening of A new documentary: Open Seasme: The Story of Seeds from 3-6 PM at Sully’s Restaurant at 303 South Main Street. This event is sponsored by Forge Arkansas See https://www.facebook.com/events/65702710439796/ for more information.

July 15 Beth Genrich will host Mindful Meditation at her home at 6 PM Get in touch with Beth if you need directions.

July 16 R E Questers will meet at 6:30 PM at the Temple.

July 19 Norman Stafford will speak on “Clarence Skinner: From Universal Salvation to a Universal Religion.”

This is Potluck Sunday. Please bring a cool summer dish to share with friends.

July 23 R E Questers will meet at 6:30 PM at the Temple

July 26 Karen Brown will discuss “Reducing Food Waste–What individuals can do.”

July 30 R E Questers will meet at 6:30 PM at the Temple.

Opportunities to volunteer at Helping Neighbors Food Pantry have expanded. Our Fellowship is now helping every week on Tuesdays from 5-7 PM. Please contact Norman Stafford to be scheduled.

Another way to support the Food Pantry is through FEED THE NEED when you shop at Kroger, Hay’s, or Harps. Take off a ticket or two at checkout. All of FEED THE NEED contributions goes to the pantry.

April 19, 2015 service…10:00 AM

This Sunday’s Address will be Why Join a UU congregation, presented by Betty Stafford. There will be a joining ceremony for New Members. Services will be followed by our 3rd Sunday Potluck. This Sunday also marks the end of our fund drive DOLLARS FOR KNOWLEDGE if you have not yet contributed.

Next Meeting, Sunday April 5, 10:00 AM, Visitors Welcome

Sunday April 5, 10:00 AM

Our Annual Flower Ceremony will be celebrated.   You are invited to bring a flower or plant to assemble a congregational bouquet.  We encourage you to bring something from your yard or inside your home that you did not spend money on.   Purchased flowers are welcome too.  The emphasis is on sharing not showing.   Heirloom garden seeds are also often shared.  Join us to relive this ritual of years ago.

Also on the first Sunday of each month we accept donations of personal hygiene products for the Children’s Shelter of Walnut Ridge.

March 22, 10:00 AM “Welcoming Spring”

Chuck Turner and Kathy Proffitt will lead us in “Welcoming Spring” starting at 10:00 AM
Coffee at 11:45,   Adult spirituality class at 11:45

Next meeting: March 15, 10 AM Visitors welcome

March 15, 2015

10:00 AM  Betty Stafford will speak about “Women’s History Month”

10:45 AM  Coffee break followed by discussion of talk.

12:00 noon Potluck

Sunday’s Love & Chocolate Service, Visitors Welcome, 10:00 AM

Next Sunday will be potluck and our annual “Love and Chocolate” ceremony.  This is a time we share poetry, music and art that has personal meaning to us.  Please be thinking of writings, art work, or a song to share that expresses love.   Bring your musical instruments, a favorite song on CD, art work, poetry, or story to share.
The chocolate ritual will be during the 10:00 AM service (before the coffee time. PS milk chocolate and dark chocolate will be provided).  The  sharing will be after the coffee time.  Please bring food to share for the 12:00 PM potluck.

Next Sunday’s guest speaker and new book February 8, 2014

Next Sunday   February 8, visitors welcome

Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, Associate Professor of History, will speak on her book Crossing the Line: Women’s Interracial Activism in South Carolina during and after World War II, which won the 2014 Letita Woods Brown Book Award from the Association of Black Women Historians for the best book for a junior scholar in African American’s history.
The second Sunday is Peanut Butter Sunday, when we are asked to remember the needs of our neighbors at the Food Pantry.
Also Sunday is the last chance this month to donate personal hygiene products for the Children’s Shelter.

Next Meeting: February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM visitors welcome


February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM        Jennifer Harris will present “Inbolic to St. Brigid’s Day-   an interactive service.

Imbolc/St. Brigid’s Day/Candlemas   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imbolc


February 15 will be our annual “Love and Chocolate” ceremony.  This is a time we share poetry, music and art that has personal meaning to us.  Please be thinking of a writing, art work, or song to share that expresses the seriousness or silliness of love.

Next meeting: January 11, 2015…….Visitors Welcome

This Sunday Rusty Robison will deliver a sermon entitled “Peace, Justice, and the Wisdom to Know the Difference.

This is also “Peanut Butter Sunday” when we collect donations of nutritious food for the Helping Neighbors Food Pantry.

Hope to see you then.

Chuck Turner

Next Service: Sunday Dec 14, 2014 10:00 AM

Sunday Dec 14, 2014  10:00 AM    “Peace”    Do you remember all of the Christmas Story?     Rusty Robison will lead us through “No Rehearsal Christmas Pageant”.