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August 10, 2023
This Sunday at UUCSV
 Next Week at UUCSV
News from UUCSV Groups & Committees
Adult RE
Member & Community Activities
This Sunday at UUCSV
Sunday, August 13, 2023 - 11:00 a.m.
Offering Compassion: UUs & Reproductive Justice
Rev. Claudia Jiménez

An invitation to explore our religious history and theological grounding as members of a denomination that advocates for reproductive justice. In particular, Rev. Jiménez will highlight the Clergy Consultation Service and UU involvement in their work before Roe. How can that history inform us today, post Roe?
Claudia has served as UUCA’s Minister of Faith Development since 2018. Prior to her ordination, Rev. Jiménez served as Director of Religious Education at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, Florida from 2001 to 2018. She has 10 years of teaching experience in middle school science and in elementary schools in Colombia, Brazil, Canada, and Florida.
While in Vero Beach, she also was elected for two terms to the Indian River County School Board from 2008 to 2016. She is a certified Religious Educator through the Liberal Religious Educator’s Association and is a trained Our Whole Lives (OWL) Facilitator and a certified sexuality educator. She is married and has two adult daughters.
Music: Second Sundays Music - Second Sundays: “Encore” (Rochelle Broome, Deb Evenchik & Spence Foster); Linda Metzner, piano
Greeters: Larry Pearlman

Sunday, August 13, 2023 - 11:00 a.m.
at UUCSV with Susan E. Hicks
Susan may be away this week, so it may be a Just-for-fun Sunday with games, crafts, or play with a special RE volunteer. 
Looking for a book this week? Bloom, by Julia Seal, provides an opportunity to explore feelings/fears about Climate Change as we experience the hottest summer on record. 
 Next Week at UUCSV
Sunday, August 20, 2023 - 11:00 a.m.
Seeking the Spiritual Teacher
Rev. Michael J S Carter

There have been times in my life when I needed to seek the listening ear. I needed to talk to a professional in order to get some insights into my life and how I was choosing to live it. I am an enthusiastic proponent of getting the wise counsel of a friend or a professional to gain some insight and wisdom. Let's excavate what this may look like when seeking a spiritual teacher. See you on Sunday!

News from UUCSV Groups & Committees
Finding Your Seat on Sunday
Be aware that when the air conditioner is running, the Sanctuary is generally cooler towards the front of the Sanctuary and warmer towards the back of the Sanctuary. I’m guessing this will be the reverse in the winter when the heat is running. Please choose your seat and/or clothing with this in mind.

The Fifth Annual UUCSV Auction!
It’s that time again—time to be creative thinkers about what wonderful ideas you have for auction donations.
We UUs are so blessed with stuff—sometimes too much stuff—and often we would rather generously give some of it away as auction donations. And that’s wonderful, because everything that sells provides funds for our congregational needs and for Bounty & Soul, the nonprofit we have designated as this year’s recipient of 30% of the proceeds.
We especially welcome intangible gifts, such as parties, dinners, services, and vacation stays . . . these are some of our most popular items every year. These make the auction “the gift that keeps on giving!”
In the coming weeks Auction Committee volunteers—Jonathan Braden, Susan Moore, and Dana Smith—will start reaching out to you to find out what you would like to give, so if you haven’t started thinking about the auction yet . . . the time is now!
The Auction Committee

Help Needed For Potluck
August 27, 2023
A host is needed for the August 27, 2023, potluck as Alice & Dave Wells will be out of town. The host will be responsible only for setting up tables and
taking silverware home to wash. Biodegradable plates will be provided. Contact Dave ( if you are willing to take on this important task.
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Adult RE
Member & Community Activities
New Book by Black Mountain Resident
David Lamotte
Our friend and neighbor David Lamotte has a new book for world changing in small actions, and several UUCSV members and friends are reading it and planning to meet for discussion sometime in September. The book is "You Are Changing the World - whether you like it or not." It's a hopeful and motivating read. Reverend William J. Barber II says, "Lamotte captures the rhythm and artistry that exist in efforts to change the world for the better." Let Anna or Deb know if you want to be included in the September discussion. 

H4H Build
Seeking Volunteers
We at UUCSV have signed up for eight days of helping H4H build another
interfaith house mid-September through mid-November, this time in the Glenn Bridge neighborhood of Arden. Please join us in signing up for one or more volunteer days as follows: We need 3 UUCSV workers each of:
9/14 Thursday
9/23  Saturday 
9/27  Wednesday 
10/6  Friday (morning only)
10/21 Saturday 
11/1  Wednesday 
11/10  Friday (morning only)
11/18  Saturday 
Please join in the fun working with other faiths to build this home for a deserving family who will also contribute work hours for their own home build.  Please select one or two dates and call Jim Carillon at 335-5441 or email Jim at  ASAP to get your choice of dates. We are also looking for someone to provide 11 lunches for the site volunteers and H4H supervisor at 11:30 am on one of the six full day shifts (NOT FRIDAYS above).  Let's all show them how much our little church can do to again help serve a family in need, adding to the many houses with Habitat for Humanity that UUCSV has helped build.
Church office: (828) 669-8050
Michael Donnan, Office Manager Hours: Tuesday & Thursday,
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Rev. Michael J S Carter, (Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Rev. Carter is available for pastoral care in the church office or virtually via Zoom or Skype. Please email Rev. Michael J S Carter to schedule an appointment.
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Black Mountain, NC 28711
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