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Our Weekly Announcements

This is the place to learn about upcoming activities of the fellowship, as well as our service topics, speakers, and special events.


Welcome to the UU Fellowship of Galveston County!

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Galveston County welcomes the full range of human diversity, that is, age, race, gender, sexual orientation, and ethnicity.

All activities are held at the Fellowship unless otherwise indicated. Have news? Send news to administrator@uugalveston.org and state “for weekly announcements” in the subject line.

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The Newsletter is on the website, at <http://uugalveston.org/newsletters.htm>

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UU Galveston has a new administrator, Shannon Samuelson. Should you need to reach her, please feel free to call email or call her directly at shannonsamuelson@yahoo.com or at 936-715-5212. Sincerest thanks!

The Theme for April is STEWARDSHIP!

Greetings from the
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Galveston County!

April 3: – Rev. Bob Tucker “Misplaced Concreteness"
The mathematician-philosopher Alfred North Whitehead diagnosed a serious, and sometimes fatal, disease of the intellect as “misplaced concreteness.” That is, we make words and images the reality, identical to that to which they point. The topic of stewardship allows us to explore this use of language. Bob is a native of Minnesota and has served churches in South Dakota, Minnesota, Texas and Kansas. He was, for twenty-eight years, the Senior Minister of First Congregational Church of Houston. He is Executive Director Emeritus of The Foundation for Contemporary Theology.
Greeter: Mardi Mitchell Board Member: Wendy Baker
Facilitator: Carlos Price Music: Bruce Mauzy
Flowers for Sunday Services

Please consider signing up to bring flowers for a Sunday service.
The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the foyer.
If you think of someone you'd like to honor, remember, or dedicate the
flowers to, we'll put it in the Order of Service. Thank you!

The Empty Bowl event is coming up on Friday evening, April 1 from 6-9pm
at the Garten Verein, 27th and Avenue O.

UU Galveston sponsors this fundraiser for the Jesse Tree features soups, breads, desserts, beverages, and a silent auction. Attendees take home their favorite bowl made by our UU “Bowlers”, who have been working all year to create hundreds of bowls. Tickets will b available on the Jesse Tree website, and will be available from any UU “bowler”.

This Week at UU Galveston:
Activities are held at the Fellowship unless otherwise indicated.

Wednesday, March 30th
Bowlers - On Vacation until July
AA Phoenix Group - 8:00 PM. For information contact Robert G. at (409) 392-7005.
Friday, April 1st
Empty Bowls Event - from 6-9pm at the Garten Verein, 27th and Avenue O
Saturday, April 2nd
Sale for Tails Garage Sale - The Galveston Island Humane Society (GIHS) will sponsor its first ever garage sale - “Sale for Tails” - Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3 at 3718 85th Street in Galveston. The Sale will open to the public on Saturday, April 2 from 8 am -2 pm and Sunday, April 3 from 8 am - noon.
The 21st annual Grand Kids Festival will be April 2 in historic downtown Galveston. The event, a celebration of the arts like no other, will take place on Post office Street from 20th to 23rd streets in Galveston’s Cultural Arts District. The festival fills three city blocks from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. on Saturday with three outdoor stages, an indoor stage (at The Grand), a storytelling tent, more than a dozen activity areas, more than 40 activity booths and an array of food and beverage booths.
Sunday, April 3rd
Sunday Worship Service - 10:30 AM. Rev. Bob Tucker “Misplaced Concreteness"
AA Phoenix Group - 8:00 PM. For information contact Robert G. at (409) 392-7005.
GAME NIGHT! - Location TBA

Monday, April 4th
Course in Miracles - 11AM. Contact Dale Hogan at dalehgn@gmail.com with questions or for more information.

Of Interest to You

Dedicate a Hymnal - We have a few new hymnals still available for dedication. If you would like to dedicate a hymnal--in honor or memory of a friend or loved one--you can sponsor one for $30. Let Shannon or Margaret know.

Roll out the Barrel... Remember the barrel in the UU foyer designed by Lisa Windsor? It was originally there for placing donated gifts to be taken to various nonprofits as part of our Compassionate Offering Program--but often used as a trash can We have now dedicated the barrel for ongoing collection of disposable DIAPERS for the Galveston Diaper Bank. This group partners with other local organizations involved with creating a healthier environment for our low-income families. Diapers are given as an incentive to parents who participate in the Incredible Years parenting classes, a proven effective program for parents of young children.

Mark Your Calendars for April 9th in Houston! 2016 UU Spring Music Festival
Interested in performing, vending, or volunteering - for details contact Harold Rud at hrud1@outlook.com

UU Southwest Spring Conference
"Differences that Make a Difference: Multicultural Justice Making Inside and Out" at Wildflower Church in Austin from 08-10 April, 2016.
In today's world, conversations about difference are both difficult and necessary. Unitarian Universalists, with our theology of and commitment to pluralism, are called to lead the way in navigating a respectful discourse around emotional topics such as diversity in culture, ethnicity, and theology in a world that is increasingly divided. At this year's Spring Conference, we will be exploring the differences in our congregations and how they make a difference in the way we chose to be in the world. Complete details are available in the links below.

Discounted, early registration is open! http://www.uuasouthernregion.org/swspring2016.html

Publication Deadlines: please send all to administrator@uugalveston.org
Newsletter — By the 15th of each month.
Weekly E-mail Announcements — By 5:00 PM Monday.
Announcements for Order of Service — By 5:00 PM Thursday.

Have a Wonderful Weekend!


Tams Ward 4/3

Robert English 4/5


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