UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION OF MIAMI 7/28/11

Weekly Update
This Issue:
- This Sunday - Free Screening - Summer Hours - Flowers - Choir News - Summer Pastoral Contact - Name Tags - Finance Meeting News - Young Adult Happenings

This Sunday: ! Reflections on Lughnasadh/Lammas
The ancients experience and celebration of Life issued out of the cyclic nature of Life, Death and Rebirth. The position of the sun in the sky and the status of the crop, all important to the community, was a time for the ritual ceremony of hand-fasting and for games of strength and skill. How we can draw on the ancient wisdom and practices of our ancestors and apply them to our lives today will be explored by Reverend Audrey Bloom, LCSW with Worship Committee Coordinator Chris Kirchner. Free Documentary Screening

The film profiles three south Florida families, including the story of a long-time lesbian couple (Summary attached). WLRN will be premiering the documentary August 25, and HealthState.org will be hosting outreach events in Miami and Broward that will feature a pre-broadcast screening of the film and filmmaker/subject panel. All are welcome to attend. For more info click: http://healthystate.org/lifeattheend/ August 22 – Screening and Panel at Temple Israel of Greater Miami 137 NE 19th Street Miami, FL 33132-1095 6:30pm-8:30pm www.templeisrael.net   August 23 – Screening and Panel at Congregation Etz Chaim 1881 NE 26th St., Suite 100 Wilton Manors, FL 33305 6:30pm-8:30pm http://livingthechailife.org/

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UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION OF MIAMI 7/21/11 Summer Hours
Our office hours have changed. We will be available Monday - Thursday from 10am-2pm and on Sundays from 10:30-12:30pm. All calls & emails will be returned & addressed during office hours. Zoltan Bakos, CustodianMonday- 8am-12pm ' ' Tuesday- 8am-3pm ' ' Thursday- 11am-6pm ' '

Friday- 10am-3pm, Saturday- 9am-2pm, Sunday- 8pm-2pm

FLOWERS Have you ever wanted to donate flowers for our sunday services but just couldn’t find the time to arrange it? Please call Iris Massey who is taking donations toward Sunday flowers and she will arrange everything. (305) 661-8482 CHOIR NEWS There will be no choir rehearsal over the summer. Rehearsals will resume on August 25th.

SUMMER PASTORAL CARE Reverend Drew has been on vacation since June 15th, and Reverend Wendy does not officially begin her work here until August 1. Between those days please call the office to relay any pastoral needs. Susie will have a list of nearby ministers who are available and she will assist in making contact as needed.

NAME TAGS Are you tired of the plain string attached to your name tag? Many R.E. helpers are in the process of making new sparkly, beaded ones for your pleasure. Feel free to take one on the table next to the name tags in the hallway. We will be making more this Sunday for display next week. For more info see Sandy Howard. FINANCE MEETING NEWS There will be no finance meeting held on August 2, 2011. The next meeting will take place in September 6, 2011. UPDATE FROM REV. WENDY “Jason and I thank you for the beautiful flowers you sent him. He tells me they certainly brighten up his room. Jason continues to make progress. His new discharge date is planned for next Wednesday.”
Friday 29 NE Saturday 30 10am- Gentle Yoga, R3

Young Adult Group Happenings
 Saturday, August 13th the YA group will head out for an evening of art and culture, all are invited. We can meet at church to carpool at 7pm (I said 7:30pm, but that's when it starts). Some of Miami's gourmet food trucks attend so, think about having dinner there. Any questions call or email Laura Hadden 305-775-9636 grewnlaura8@yahoo.com

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Tuesday

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Thursday 28 NE

31 9:30am- Spiritual Reality, ER 11am- Worship Service, S

1 10am- Gentle Yoga, S

2 6:30pmBuddhist Reflections, ER

3 10am- Gentle Yoga, R3 12pm- Lunch Bunch, ER 7pmMembership Committee, ER

4 7pm- Vocal Lessons, ER 8pm- Sight Reading Lessons, ER

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Legend: ER = Emerson Room S = Sanctuary NE= No Events

VOCAL AND SIGHT READING LESSONS
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION OF MIAMI 7/21/11

Dr. Tim Buchholz
...will be offering free Vocal Lessons and Sight Reading Lessons in the Emerson Room. If you are interested in learning to sing, want to brush up your chops, dig into some technique, read music and most importantly have fun with music, please feel free to attend. We’d love to have you!

Vocal Lessons: Thursday, July 14, 2011- 7-8pm in Emerson Room Thursday, August 4, 2011- 7-8pm in Emerson Room Thursday, August 11, 2011- 7-8pm in Emerson Room       Thursday, August 18, 2011- 7-8pm in Emerson Room
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Sight Reading Lessons: Thursday, July 14, 2011- 8-9pm in Emerson Room Thursday, August 4, 2011- 8-9pm in Emerson Room Thursday, August 11, 2011- 8-9pm in Emerson Room       Thursday, August 18, 2011- 8-9pm in Emerson Room