Please remember that the deadline for January’s Newsletter is December 25 2018.
Send to: [email protected] and put ‘For Newsletter’ in the subject line.
Important Holiday Dates
On the 9th – 20th anniversary celebration after church
On the 24th – Candlelight service Dec. 24th at 7:00 P.M.
On the 25th – Christmas potluck 1pm signup sheet will be available
On the 31st – Smudging Ceremony 7 pm signup sheet will be available
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Mark your calendar for the annual Christmas Eve candlelight service on Monday, December 24th at 7:00 P.M. You are invited to share traditional carols and Yule tide festivities. Bring your favorite Holiday cookies or treats to share afterward.
New Years Eve Bonfire
Social Activities and The Earth Centered Small Group Ministry invite you and your friends to experience a New Years Eve bonfire with drumming, smudging, food and fun on Monday, December 31st, at 6:30 P.M. This is a great way to ring in the new year!
NCUU Book Club
We had a very successful first book club meeting on Nov. 3, 2018. Our next meeting will be in January, after the holidays. We will be reading The New Jim Crow. There will be a $5. Donation or bring either Wine or Cheese and crackers, whatever you prefer. It should really be a great discussion and lot of fun.
Service Leader Training
Due to Joan’s illness, training will not take place tomorrow. We will discuss another day in the near future that fills all our schedules.
Thanks for your understanding.
TO ALL MY FLORIDA FRIENDS:
This is your Snow Bird friend, Jean Brown, (Harbor Lights, Lot 12). I will soon be returning to Inverness for my fifth and last season with you while I try to sell my mobile home. There are two main reasons for this: One is financial. It is just too expensive for me to continue to maintain two homes twelve months of the year. The other is for medical reasons. Now that I am an octogenarian, I have increasing medical problems. All my doctors and medical insurance are centered in Pittsburgh, and I feel vulnerable the five months I spend in Florida. I’ll be arriving Oct. 31st and staying until the beginning of April unless I sell my home sooner. I will miss all of my Harbor Lights friends, my volunteer position friends, and especially my NCUU church friends who have been a family to me. My life has been enriched by living among you and I will miss all of you very much.
Warmly and sadly,
This Course is important to All Of Us
During the month of January, Lynne Westmoreland will be offering a course on Mindful Communication. The course will meet on 4 Saturdays, January 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th from 10AM until noon. The first meeting will focus on Marshall Rosenberg’s “Non-Violent Communication: Create Your Life, Your Relationships, and Your World in Harmony with Your Values” and will serve as the central theme of our four weeks together. We will, however, build on Rosenberg’s pedagogy and include weeks on “Deep Listening and Mindful Speech”, “Silence: Complicity or Encouragement?” and “The Practice of Loving Kindness”. The course cost will be $25.00 and each participant is encouraged to have read Rosenberg’s book before the January 5th gathering.
And a brief bio:
Lynne Westmoreland is a humane educator, combining education from that field with Buddhist training and indigenous spirituality, and is a long time UU. Her current encore career work includes teaching meditation, facilitating spiritual growth groups, and speaking in churches and local communities about our interdependence and our ability to shape this time in our evolutionary history. She has been a speaker at NCUU twice. Her latest sermon was about kindness.
Our NCUU Ladies’ Luncheons will resume the last Tuesday of each month. See details and sign-up sheet on foyer table and come join us.
League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters and the Art Center of Hernando are having a joint meeting Dec 11., 1 pm at the Center. $5 for lunch and a presentation of the Freedom Quilt. Flyer is on the bulletin board in the lobby.rsvp 637-9623
MOBILE HOME FOR SALE
8618 E. Gospel Island Rd., Lot 12
Inverness, FL 34450
Double Wide, 55+
LR, DR, K, 2 BR, 2 Bath,
Lanai, Shed, Carport,
All appliances & furnishings
Harbor Lights Park on Lake
Pool & Clubhouse
$29,000 or best offer
Lot rent $405 per mo.
Amenities: water, sewer, trash
Lawn care, boat slips, & boat storage
Open House: Sun., 1-4
M – Sat. by appointment
Jean Brown, Owner, 412-303-6374
Georgie Borski, Park Mgr., 352 726-1736
Membership Committee Notes
We are very happy to welcome Karen Fornier into our congregation as a member! If you are interested in joining, please contact Connie Hart.
Greeters at the door for our Sunday Service are very important for making everyone feel welcome. If you’d like to serve as a greeter, please inform Holly Alexander.
Mark Sunday January 27th on your calendar, as it will be our first official “Bring a friend to the Service” Sunday. Of course, you may bring as many as you are able. We’ll have coffee and some yummy refreshments also.
Be sure to check the monthly newsletter written by Amy Haiken and sent via email from Sheila Woods. It is also posted on the ncuu.org website. If you have information for the website, send calendar items to Gordon Hart, [email protected] and other items to Amy Haiken [email protected] Happy Holidays!
Where There’s A Will There’s a Way
We all hope to create a durable presence for Unitarian Universalism in Citrus, Marion and other nearby counties that will extend over decades, beyond our lifetimes. Accordingly, please consider including the Nature Coast Unitarian Universalists in your wills. This will help to ensure a lasting legacy, for future generations as well as for ours.
The Finance Committee
Attention Members & Friends:
New Opportunity for members who live alone to sign up for a wellness check. This would be a friendly call once or twice a week to assure your well-being. We feel because of a recent event that we want to extend this helpful service if you want it.
Please sign a list posted on the bulletin board or send email to or call Carol Dinmore ; [email protected] or 352-419-5515.
All members and friends: We need volunteers to make these calls. Please sign the form or contact Carol.
New E-mail Address
Our new email address is: [email protected].