Posts from February 2016

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UUFH Communication Survey Summary

by UUFH

The Visibility Team appreciates each of the 103 of you who completed the UUFH Communication Survey in January. We were able to determine through your responses that our internal communications, including the Beacon, E-Blasts, Order of Service Inserts, Website and social media are considered to be well done and are well read. We appreciate the […]

Don and Joyce: What Being Unitarian Universalist Means to Us.

by UUFH

Don & Joyce, married over 70 years, talk about what being Unitarian Universalist at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville means to them. “You have a responsibility to think for yourself…” – Don (Video credit: Amy Jackson of Karmalized Pictures.)

Listen to the Music

by UUFH

“Sopranos, take a step to the left,” Katherine said, following them by leaning slightly in the same direction herself. She looked through the row of sopranos, trying to assess whether everyone behind them would be able to see her when they stood to sing the anthem. Katherine moved the sopranos another half-step to the left, made sure […]

Charter for Compassion

by UUFH

In 2008, Karen Armstrong won the TED Prize and made a wish: for help creating, launching and propagating a Charter for Compassion. Last August, our Hendersonville mayor and city council issued an official proclamation designating our city a Compassionate Community. The Unitarian Universalist Association and dozens of UU congregations have already adopted the charter. The […]

Smart Start of Henderson County Requesting Children’s Books

by UUFH

The books will be sold at a book fair on February 27th at Grace Lutheran Church. The money from the book sale goes to purchase books from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library which are given once a month to children ages birth through 5 years. Currently, over 1500 children in the county are enrolled in […]

Social Justice Outreach Sunday: Syrian Refugee Crisis

by UUFH

Sunday, February 14th will be our Outreach Sunday dedicated to the Syrian refugee crisis. Over four million men, women, and children fled the civil war and barbarism of ISIS in Syria; another 7.6 million have been displaced within Syria. The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee is working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to […]

Religious Education Matters – February 2016

by UUFH

On Monday, January 18, some of our youth braved the cold weather and got up early on their day off from school to attend the MLK Unity Breakfast. It was well worth their effort. The music and dancing were very good, and the keynote speaker, Erik Dowdy, was quite inspiring. Dowdy said, “I ask for you to envision […]

Deep Gratitude

by UUFH

As our minister’s sabbatical draws to a close, we wish to express profound gratitude to so many: · To the Sabbatical Team of ministers, Rev. Judith Long, Rev. Sally Beth Shore, and Rev. Michael J. Carter for not only their ministering to us from the pulpit but for stepping up to manage staff, facilitate adult education classes, […]

The President’s Message – February 2016

by UUFH

Have you ever been in a situation where you did not want to take a day off or go on a vacation? The concern about what awaited you when you got back to the job was so onerous that you just did not want to come back to surprises. My wife, Patricia, was a classroom teacher for […]