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Chalice Lighter May 2012

Chalice Lighter May 2012

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he monthly newsletter of the South Fraser Unitarian Congregation
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The Chalice Lighter
Newsletter for Members & Friends of the South Fraser Unitarian Congregation, Surrey BC
---------------------------- May 2012 -----------------------------
S u n d a y S e r v i c e s ( 1 0 : 3 0 a m )
May 6
“Confessions of a Cradle Christian”
~Rev. Will Sparks
Within the worldwide community of Christianity thereis dazzling diversity that defies summary in one talk.Rev. Will Sparks will speak from his experience as alife-long Christian, a searcher of authentic faith andgenuine truth, and twenty years as a minister in theUnited Church of Canada. Weaving together music andspoken word he will describe his experience of theChristian faith and where it fits into the wider spectrumof the Christian world. As well he will touch onChristianity as a way of life, a way of thinking, aspiritual practice, and as an ethic.May 13
“Unitarian Mothers”
~Mona Milne
A number of women have played important roles in thedevelopment of Unitarianism. You will get to knowsome of them and their efforts for our faith traditionthrough women in our congregation.May 20
“A Man Called Qoheleth”
~ John Slattery
What do the singer/songwriter Pete Seeger, theexpression “Eat, drink and be merry,” and an ancientHebrew known as Qoheleth (who will be making aspecial guest appearance) all have in common? Andwhy should we care? Come and find out as we explorethe issue of the right way to live taken from an unusual point of viewMay 27
"The Inner Landscape of Beauty"
~ Rev. Amanda Aikman
A collage of music, poetry and art takes us deep withinan experience of the Divine as Beauty.
Calendar of Events for May ’12
Sun, Apr 29:
Card/Jewelry Sale(
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un, May 13:
Send Your Thoughts to Ottawa(
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Tue, May 15:
Talk About Change” at the home of 
Shirley Tempest in Langley
Sun, May 27:
Annual General Meeting(
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Global Chalice Lighting- May 2012
The International Council of Unitarians and Universalistsannounces the 105th in its monthly series of global chalicelighting readings. Congregations worldwide are invited to participate.All ICUU-affiliated groups have been asked to submit brief chalice lightings for the project. Every month, areading will be distributed to Unitarian and Universalistcongregations around the world. We ask eachcongregation to use the reading for at least one worshipservice in the designated month, identifying it as the“Global Chalice Lighting” for that month and naming thegroup which submitted it. Readings will be circulated inEnglish and, where different, in their original language.It is hoped that the ICUU Global Chalice Lighting Projectwill enhance the worship experience in our congregationsand raise awareness of the international dimensions of our religious movement. This Global Chalice Lighting issubmitted in English and Spanish by the UnitarianUniversalist Society of Spain. It is to be used during May2012.We light this chalice to remember that life is born againevery day.Encendemos este cáliz como recuerdo de que la vida nacede nuevo cada día.
submitted by la Sociedad Unitaria Universalista de Españauuespana.googlepages.com/home
May Birthday Greetings to:
Els Pathuis6
Joan RussellSakura Nandana8
Donnie Henderson15
Gwynneth Quirk 19
Shirley Tempest20
Regina Ogmundson-------------------------------------------------------------------SFUC’s
is onSunday, May 27th after the Service.-------------------------------------------------------------------
Can you read? Can youread aloud? Do you have a computer? Can you readfrom a short script with clarity, feeling and conviction?Then I want your name! I love including short skits or  plays in worship. If you are willing to be in a “pool” of reader’s theatre actors, please send me your name viaemail tominister@sfuc.bc.ca. When there’s anopportunity for such an event, I’ll email you about aweek ahead to see if you are available. If you are, I’llsend you the script by Thursday before the service. If ashort rehearsal is called for, it can be done on Sundaymorning. Need: MEN, women, kids, youth. Lookingforward to hearing from actors of all genders and ages.-------------------------------------------------------------------
On Sunday, April 29th,hand-crafted greeting cards and donated costume jewelry will be on display. Please think ahead to all the birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, etc. for which you’llwant a special card to celebrate the event.-------------------------------------------------------------------
DavidDalley and Sandy Chism will be representing theCongregation at the Annual General Meeting of theCanadian Unitarian Council (CUC) in Ottawa onFriday, May 18. At that meeting, David and Sandy will be voting on behalf of the Congregation on a number of resolutions involving CUC Lay Chaplaincy Program,CUC Policy on Environmentally and SociallyResponsible Investing, and CUC Criminal JusticePolicy. Full copies of the proposed resolutions areavailable online at:http://2012symposium.cuc.ca/annual-meeting/or by request to David or Sandy. Inorder best represent the opinions of the Congregation,David and Sandy would like to know what you think!You may share your opinions with them at any time.They will also be available after service on May 13 for discussion.-------------------------------------------------------------------Have you visited the
tables atthe back of the room yet? You will find forms to fill outon which you can offer to help or entertain other members and friends. The donors receive tax credit for their contribution, while the monies raised benefit our congregation’s budget. This is our most importantfundraising effort for the year, so we welcome your  participation.-------------------------------------------------------------------
June 1-3. Set in thenatural splendor of Belcarra Regional Park, the campoffers swimming, boating, hiking, climbing, a children’s program, campfires and other communal events. Heatedcabins with electricity. Meals provided. Reg. deadline:April 30th. Adults: $135; Children: $120; Infant (0-2):Free. Download a brochure/registration form atwww.beaconunitarian.org/sasamat.htmlor email:lauraredmond2@telus.net.-------------------------------------------------------------------
Among Ourselves
By Pearle Glen
Oh what a joy it is to be home again. Everything looks extra special - what an Easter treat!Travelers this month are Linda Pugh, who is spending a week in Cuba and the Parker-Suttons, Jane and Geoff, whospent a week in Mexico.Please send you loving, healing energy to those who have had surgery, falls or other mishaps - physical or otherwise. Itdoes help!Thank you again for helping me reach this point.See you all in church.Love,Pearl

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