"Where Reason and Spirituality Meet..."

3912 Cedar Heights Dr, Cedar Falls, IA 50613          (319) 266-5640

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SEPTEMBER SERVICES
Sundays at 10:00 a.m. unless stated otherwise

September  6th - Labor Day Sing-Along Celebration
 ~~ Jessica Lieb, Rev. Eva Cameron, Bill Chene (WA)

Please join Jessica Lieb and Rev. Eva Cameron for this family-friendly service of rousing labor songs interspersed with some powerful words from the labor movement.  (The Church Clean-up, normally scheduled for this Sunday, has been cancelled; watch for future details.)

September 13th - Retreat Sunday at Hartman Reserve ~~ Del Carpenter (WA)

A fun Festival Service begins our Retreat time together.  See the Retreat article this page for detailed information.

September 20th - Homecoming Sunday:  Then Sings My Soul
~~ Rev. Eva Cameron, John Miller (WA)

This Sunday we will launch the theme for the year and do a special installation of teachers, prior to the children heading upstairs for the first classes of the year.

September 27th - The Kol Nidre and Forgiveness ~~ Karen Impola (WA)

Our featured art this Sunday will be the Kol Nidre, a chant which is heard around the world in the Jewish community at the beginning of Yom Kippur.  This year, Yom Kippur begins at sunset on Tuesday the 22nd and continues throughout the day of the 23rd.  Judith Harrington will share a bit about the meaning of this chant, as well as one of her own stories of forgiveness.  Please let Rev. Eva know if you would like to share a brief story as well 

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 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CRE!


We Need Help!  Children’s RE is still in need of a lot of volunteers!  Please let me know if you are interested in helping out in an RE class this fall.  You have zero prep and can choose the Sundays you’d like to volunteer.

I still need volunteers for the following:
7th-10th grades  (will partner with Krista and Sam Saylor),
2nd-3rd grades  (need one more teacher to help occasionally).
All other classes are fully staffed with volunteers!  Thank you!  Without volunteers to help in Children’s RE, RE doesn’t happen!  Please help me make it happen!


Thank you, Angie Stafsholt
dcre@cedarvalleyuu.org


Children’s RE will begin on Sunday, September 20th!


Please register for RE with an enrollment form  by emailing me, mailing it, or bringing it to church.  Please let me know if you are in need of a scholarship and/or if you have any questions!

Click here for the form, or find it attached to the August newsletter.

 

Angie’s office hours for September will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. and Sunday mornings.  If you wish to meet with her, contact her directly at <dcre@cedarvalleyuu.org>.

 

Our Whole  Lives  MEETING
For:  5th and 6th graders and their parents
When:  Wednesday, September 16th from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Where:  CVUU

This meeting is mandatory for your child to participate in OWL.  If you are unable to attend, but would like your son or daughter to participate in OWL, please email me at <dcre@cedarvalleyuu.org>.

If you are wondering what OWL is, please check out <www.uua.org/re/owl> and do let me know if you have any questions!
Caring Connection Celebrates Sweetly

The Caring Connection invites you to celebrate one year of its existence with an Ice Cream Social on Sunday, September 20th  at 11:30 a.m. (note the change in time) Adults and children are invited to have a dish of something sweet to commemorate the happy relationships we have with one another at CVUU!

The Caring Connection is a good way to meet others who want to help.  All CVUU members are part of our Caring Connection.  We are here to help each other—whether it is a ride to the doctor, or just someone to talk to in times of need.  We will bring you a casserole to celebrate the birth of a new baby, or to console you after a loss.  The Caring Connection planning team is always looking for more people to join the team.  We meet the first Sunday of every month and make sure, as well as we can, that we are connecting those of our members who are in need with those who want to help.  We do not do all the giving ourselves; our major role is to “connect” our members.  The contact person for September is Betsy Brant, 319-277-8241.

BUDDHIST PATH

Buddhist Path is starting a new book:  Ending the Pursuit of Happiness by Barry Magid.  All are welcome to join us each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. as we learn a bit about Buddhism, share how it relates to our own lives, chant and meditate.  Books are available for purchase.  We are working on organizing childcare to be available soon!

Caring Connection Celebrates Sweetly


The Caring Connection invites you to celebrate one year of its existence with an Ice Cream Social on Sunday, September 20th  at 11:30am (note the change in time).  Adults and children are invited to have a dish of something sweet to commemorate the happy relationships we have with one another at CVUU!

The Caring Connection is a good way to meet others who want to help.  All CVUU members are part of our Caring Connection.  We are here to help each other—whether it is a ride to the doctor, or just someone to talk to in times of need.  We will bring you a casserole to celebrate the birth of a new baby, or to console you after a loss.  The Caring Connection planning team is always looking for more people to join the team.  We meet the first Sunday of every month and make sure, as well as we can, that we are connecting those of our members who are in need with those who want to help.  We do not do all the giving ourselves; our major role is to “connect” our members.  The contact person for September is Betsy Brant, 319-277-8241.


 

 

 

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Office Hours:
Monday 8:30 – 12:30 pm
Wednesday 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 – 1:30 pm

Sundays:
10:00-11:00     Service

10:15-11:00     Children's RE

11:00-11:30     Coffee

11:30- 12:15    Adult Forum & Children's Alternatve Activities

10:00-12:15     Nursery open for children 5 and under



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2015-16 CVUU BOARD

Congratulations to the following CVUU Board members voted in at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 17th.

      President – Al Hays
      Vice President – John Fischer
      Secretary – Jan Anderson, Candace Roberts
      Finance Director – Mary Kay Madsen
      Social Action Trustee – Sheri Huber-Otting
      Religious Services Trustee – Del Carpenter
      Religious Education Trustee – Michelle Tichy
      Ministry Trustee – Carollyn Hartsfield
      Building & Operations Trustee – John Miller

CVUU 2015 CONGREGATIONAL Retreat

Sunday, September 13th
Hartman Reserve nature center
10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Picture this:  once again, as you did in 2014, you spend a beautiful early fall Sunday, in a lovely natural setting, surrounded by other caring, thoughtful UUs, working together on plans that will make our CVUU a place that is better able to serve us spiritually and to serve the larger community.  If you attend the CVUU 2015 Congregational Retreat, you can be an important part of this picture!

We will meet for worship and fellowship and then spend two hours reflecting on how we can best achieve the three-year goals that we set for ourselves last year.  We will be led by Rev. Ian Eveson, Congregational Life Director for the MidAmerica Region of the UUA.

We welcome everyone who cares deeply about the future of our congregation.  Bring your ideas and your dreams—for example, do you want our congregation to grow and do you have ideas as to how to achieve that?  Can we be a larger presence in the community, and how do we accomplish that?

During the planning session for the adults, a naturalist will lead our kids (K-12) in an exploration of the natural area of Hartman, where they can learn to appreciate our seventh principle—that we are part of an interdependent web of all existence.  There will also be regular child care provided for infants and toddlers.

Schedule of events

  9:50 a.m.         Meet in parking lot of Hartman Reserve for a procession led by the Cedar Glen Pipe Band
10:00 a.m.         Regular service, held at Hartman.  (No activities at the CVUU building that day.)
11:00 a.m.         Potluck lunch – Please bring a main dish, salad, side dish, or dessert, as well as your own tableware and utensils.
12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Reflection and Planning Session