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August 17, 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 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!
Music: Gathering: "Mazurka in G Minor" (Chopin); Hymns: # 39 Bring O Morn Thy Music, # 347 Gather the Spirit, # 151 I Wish I Knew How; Postlude: "Gymnopedie #1" (Satie)
Piano: Linda Metzner

Greeters: Ray Bockhorst

Sunday, August 20, 2023 - 11:00 a.m.
at UUCSV with Susan E. Hicks

Susan will lead us in making 8 principal bracelets (or pins) for back to school and we’ll watch the story “The Day You Begin” and talk about empathy and looking for ways to welcome any new students at school this year. 
We had a blast at the Asheville Tourists game!

 Next Week at UUCSV
Sunday, August 27, 2023 - 11:00 a.m.
Compassion for the Cries of the World
Rev. Michael J S Carter

Wherever we go, wherever we wake, we are challenged to hear the cries of the world very personally. The cries are unending and overwhelming, and our noble charge to hear them - to hold them and to keep them alive—is how we keep the life force, the eros energy that we need, kindled between us. As Black Elk was once quoted as saying, the reason to lament is that it helps us to realize our oneness with all things, and to know that all things are our relatives. Let's talk about how we can still keep our sanity and our compassion with our world in turmoil.
News from UUCSV Groups & Committees
Tidings Reboot
Call for Submissions!
Please email your creative works: poems, humor, art, photography, etc. to Marti Saltzman for submission to the Fall edition of Tidings.

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
Adult RE
Member & Community Activities
An Evening with Holly Near
A UU Asheville Live Concert & Performance Event
Friday, September 8, 2023 - 7:00 p.m.
Location & Details:
UU Asheville Sanctuary
1 Edwin Place
Advance Tickets: $30
At the Door: $35*
*Based on remaining tickets
Tickets can be purchased at:
For questions contact:
Holly Near has been singing for a more equitable world for well over 40 creative years. She is an insightful storyteller through her music, committed to keeping the work rooted in contemporary activism.
Holly’s joy and passion continue to inspire people to join in her celebration of the human spirit. Equally compelling at her shows and through recordings, Holly’s music fully engages listeners in the world around them, speaking to anyone who believes in peace, justice, and feminism; a wonderful spectrum of humanity. ​

Book Club Discussion
September 11, 2023
3:00 p.m. in the Portico
This is the 1st of 2 meetings to discuss David Lamotte's new book, "You Are Changing the World, whether you like it or not."  You can purchase the book directly from David's
website, at local bookstores, or from (which supports local bookstores). We will have a 2nd meeting
towards the end of September arranged by those who have expressed interest in coming up with a UU group action plan using the book as a guide.
Let Anna or Deb know if you are planning to attend. We currently have 12 participants.   

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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