Posts from December 2017

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Three Gift Bags [A Natural Bridge December 2017]

by UUFH

Think of this column as a soft cloth sack of December, Hanukkah, Yule, Christmas, Kwanzaa greetings and wishes from me. There are three small gift bags inside that look like I got them from Jan at Honeysuckle Hollow. If you take a moment to unwrap each one and sit with it and turn it over […]

Family Ministry & Community – December 2017 Update

by UUFH

Here we are in December. What does the holiday season mean to you? Does it mean endless lists and obligations? Do you take the time you need to treasure the moments of being with those you love and enjoying the traditions of the season, or do you rush headlong from one thing to the next, […]

Ethical Eating in Practice [Green Sanctuary News]

by UUFH

Whether you are thinking of eating vegetarian, vegan, or more intentionally, and recognizing that individuals vary, consider the following individual actions: Increase proportionate consumption of plant-based foods, which increases the global access to calories, provides health benefits, and prevents injuring animals. For those who choose to eat meat or seafood, minimize the pain and suffering […]

For Mature Audiences Only – Tax-free QCDs from your IRA

by UUFH

Are you 70½ years or older? Do you have an IRA? Did you know you can make a tax-free QCD with your RMD from your IRA? Read on. The rules allowing a tax-free Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) directly from an IRA to a charity are still in effect for tax year 2017, making it easier […]

Meet Honey and Mike Burrell [Getting To Know Our New UUs]

by UUFH

Welcome Members, Honey & Mike Burrell! Honey: I am a retired teacher, and I taught visually-impaired children for 14 years. For the next 16 years, I worked with Adult Education and Parenting/Family Literacy. My greatest accomplishment was starting two programs in our school district for pregnant/parenting teens. I have volunteered at Safelight for 12 years. […]

Auction Success!

by UUFH

Although the turnout for this year’s auction was less than previous years, we did eventually reach our goal of $8,000. Post-sale purchases and contributions netted the final few hundred dollars to get us there. Thanks to all who supported the auction effort! Kate Potter and Bill Mahler won the “Most Enthusiastic Bidders” award, though they […]

UUFH Outreach Collection 2017-2018 to Benefit Disaster Relief

by UUFH

The first UUFH Outreach Collection of 2017-2018 will be held at our December 17 Sunday service.  The Social Justice team will consolidate your contributions to UUFH in a donation to the Unitarian Universalist Association Disaster Relief Fund.   Our UU friends and neighbors in Florida and the Caribbean – including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands – have experienced extraordinary devastation from back to back category five hurricanes.  The […]

Women’s Discussion Group announces speakers for early 2018

by UUFH

We will not meet in December, but will reconvene on January 6, 2018, at 9am with a new format. After a brief introduction, we will have a speaker from our group talk for about 20 to 30 minutes, then we’ll discuss what has been presented. Topics and speakers for the first three months in 2018: […]

Meet Charlie and Marianne Mitchell [Who Does What?]

by UUFH

Businesses, homes, and churches all depend on computers to maintain records and to send communications. We all have Charlie Mitchell to thank for keeping our computer system up and running, well maintained, and backed up. Here’s how Charlie describes what he does: “My actual title is System Administrator/Network Administrator. I took this over from Goody […]