Embracing a free and responsible search for truth and meaning while demonstrating our strong belief in the interdependent web of all existence.

NOVEMBER 2022

I have a playlist that I listen to as I walk that includes songs from some of my favorite singers. If I share who is on the list, it will be easy to guess my age. I usually shuffle the playlist before I begin walking, so I don’t know which song is coming up. But this month, when one of Barry Manilow’s songs would play, I would get a little bit melancholy. The title of the song is “I Hate to See October Go.” Of course, it’s about lost love and other things of that nature. It ends with these lines.  

“… I should be over it now, I know

It doesn't matter much how old I grow

I hate to see October go.”

(Barry Manilow)


So, I got a reminder from Elaine that I need to send the November newsletter article. And that earworm of this song plays over and over in my head. YES, indeed, I do hate to see October go. Yet, good things await us in November! And I need to refocus. November 8 is Election Day, and oh, I do hope you all have already voted or plan to vote SOON so we will have some good outcomes. I will attend the Southeast Regional UU Ministers Association gathering at the Mountain in November – always an inspiration. We also wrap up our stewardship drive in November. It’s a time to plan for a great 2023 for our congregation. We can do this! Of course, we also have Thanksgiving in November and should be reminded to be grateful for all we have. We continue to have some great worship services as well as other activities. Be sure to read the entire Newsletter to see what opportunities await you.  

 

“And when your fears subside

And shadows still remain, oh yeah

I know that you can love me when there's no one left to blame

So never mind the darkness, we still can find a way

'Cause nothin' lasts forever, even cold November rain”

(Guns and Roses)

 

Peace, Love, and Courage!

Jane

For information about our IN-PERSON SERVICE please see our Covid guidelines below the service descriptions OR at uuacg.org.

If you prefer to attend online, the service will be offered at this Zoom link:

uuma.zoom.us/j/479-325-3254

November 6

"Interdependence"

Rev. Jane Page

Unitarian Universalists value our interdependent world. Knowing how interdependent we actually are, how should we live our lives? 

ANTHEM: "When the Storms of Life are Raging, (Stand By Me)"


November 13

"Monuments and Memories"

Clint Tawes

"For the first time since the pandemic, this year I plan to travel to Plymouth, Massachusetts to gather with other Indigenous people and allies for the National Day of Mourning. As I prepare to return to this historic space to engage in this sacred event, I invite the congregation to join me in exploring the importance of re-examining society's collective memory, which we often refer to as 'history', by giving voice to marginalized people whose memories often do not match society's monuments."

ANTHEM: "Like an Eagle"


November 20

"Justice"

Rev. Jane Page

Unitarian Universalists value and work for justice. What does this mean for our congregation? 

ANTHEM: "We Sing for Justice"


November 27

"Bridging the Binaries: Joy/Sorrow"

Beth Sutton

ANTHEM: "Advent Echo Carol"

Covid

We do monitor the level of Covid-19 cases in our area and now have a system in place to post on the door the current mask requirement in our building. We appreciate everyone abiding by these guidelines when in our building.

I am always amazed by our congregation -- we all pitch in, but we also make sure that everyone takes care of themselves. We had 12 people agree to be Circle Leaders for the Generosity Pledge Campaign this year! Thank you to Suzanne Van Parreren, Judith Longfield, Ann Leonard, Mari Perla, Diane Knight, Blaise and Martha Dismer, Peggy Lee, Vickie Monti, Sharon Ehle, Dona Barth and Barbara Sprouse. Our families with children had a great Halloween Party organized by Jo Moseley with support and pizza donations from the rest of the congregation. Thanks to Corinne Bachman and Dona Barth for organizing our October 30 Potluck to celebrate our generosity. And, thank you to everyone for being people that take the time to check on each other and make sure we work together to build a strong community at UUCG so that we can then move out into the world to do what is needed.

 

Always grateful for this congregation,

Beth

echstevenson@gmail.com

Save the Date -- Congregational Meeting/Town Hall

Sunday, November 13, 2022

 

Join the UUCG board after the service on November 13 to talk and answer questions about some of the work we have been doing this year. (Our Annual Meeting will be December 11 where we will vote on our budget for 2023 and we also have a bylaws change on the agenda.) November 13 will be a chance to talk and ask questions about the budget, the bylaws change, the boundary concerns with our neighbor, the air conditioning plans -- and anything else on your minds. Bring a lunch and join us on November 13.

UUCG Family Connections!

 

Last month our building was rocking with families, kids and pizza as Rev. Jane pulled a group together to talk about great memories (May Pole celebrations, unrehearsed Christmas plays!) and future plans (Mountain Con, fun activities for young people!) As a start, a small group volunteered to be part of a Families/Children Team to plan and build for the future. Thank you to Whitney Bailey, Lacy Bell-Putnam, Jo Moseley and Carolyn Wallace for stepping forward. Whitney will be the point person as we plan. More volunteers welcome.

 

The group decided to explore new times for Family RE -- 1st and 3rd Sundays at 1:00 pm. Whitney and David Bailey will prepare activities for October. We will see how attendance goes and re-tool as needed. If you can help let Whitney know.

 

And! We will be providing adults to be with children and youth during all services, so parents can come and enjoy the service. Can you take a turn? Ideally, we need at least two adults each Sunday who can step out with children who may come. Beth Stevenson agreed to coordinate the volunteers for this, so send her a note at echstevenson@gmail.com if you can help.

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Sharon Ehle

SOCIAL JUSTICE TEAM CO-LEADERS

Sharon Ehle: 912-223-6631 | Email: sgehle@comcast.net

Kim Merck 912-580-7029 | Email: kimym31525@gmail.com

UUCG's Starling Sutton Speaks at Homeless Issues Meeting


Starling’s quote from 9/21 meeting as reported in The Brunswick News...


After being homeless for a few years in Atlanta, Starling Sutton said he tried to find a way to help. He worked with nonprofits trying to address the problems people face that lead to homelessness.


“After realizing something needs to be done about it, I hope we decide the basis of what we do is with compassion, understanding … It’s not them against us. It’s our issue,” he said.


CLICK THIS LINK to read Starling's article,

"Recent Community Attention and Discussions 

Concerning Persons Experiencing Homelessness."

Thursday, 11/3

Glynn Clergy for Equity’s Fall Equity Dinner 

6:00 – 8:00 PM

His Ministries, 2009 Norwich Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

MORE INFO about tickets

Friday, 11/4

Deadline to register for Abbott UNITY IN DIVERSITY LUNCHEON.

LUNCHEON: Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

held IN PERSON at Olive Garden in Brunswick

“Fostering Relationships Between People”

Featured speaker is Jason Vaughn - Coach, Educator, Social Justice Advocate

MORE INFO

Tuesday, 11/8

Georgia Mid-term Election,

Get out and VOTE!

Reminder... you can vote early if you prefer.

Wednesday, 11/16, 9AM

Brunswick Community Labyrinth Dedication and Opening Celebration

at Goodyear Park

MORE INFO

Click on the image to view (or print) a copy of these directories.

Sunday November 20, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

(The special Adult RE Zoom Room information is below.)

 

Join an intellectually challenging and fun conversation with a

group of ardent readers.

Helgoland: Making Sense of the Quantum Revolution

by Carlo Rovelli - 2021

 

Named a Best Book of 2021 by the Financial Times and a Best Science Book of 2021 by The Guardian

“Helgoland is a treeless island in the North Sea where the twenty-three-year-old Werner Heisenberg made the crucial breakthrough for the creation of quantum mechanics, setting off a century of scientific revolution. Full of alarming ideas (ghost waves, distant objects that seem to be magically connected, cats that appear both dead and alive), quantum physics has led to countless discoveries and technological advancements. Today our understanding of the world is based on this theory, yet it is still profoundly mysterious.

 

As scientists and philosophers continue to fiercely debate the meaning of the theory, Rovelli argues that its most unsettling contradictions can be explained by seeing the world as fundamentally made of relationships rather than substances. We and everything around us exist only in our interactions with one another. This bold idea suggests new directions for thinking about the structure of reality and even the nature of consciousness.”

DISCUSSION GROUP LEADER: Dorin Schumacher

912.266.6558 or drdorin@earthlink.net

This is the ZOOM ROOM set-up specifically for the ADULT RE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP.

Join at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83199891898?pwd=RXRUNk92L1Z2ZHBCek9XTkt0RTFEdz09

Meeting ID: 831 9989 1898

Passcode: 950120 (Passcode must be used.)


November Anthems



Nov 6: “When the Storms of Life are Raging, Stand by Me.”

Nov 13: “Like an Eagle

Nov 20: “We Sing for Justice.”

Nov 27: “Advent Echo Carol”

If you’d like more information about singing in the chorus,

call John Cowlishaw at 248.891.4498.

To view past videos of the UUCG Choir: https://www.youtube.com/user/cowlisha/videos

 

John Cowlishaw

UUCG Music Director

Cell: 248.891.4498

cowlisha@comcast.net

CrossWord Puzzles

Looking for a crossword puzzle that is more interesting than the Brunswick News’?

John Cowlishaw is creating many puzzles and posting them online at: 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1f9qdSDED_W1D85dY5wUyS_EK2AbkZFAS?usp=sharing

If you wish to become a member of UUCG,

please contact our membership team leader Carolyn Wallace at carolynswallace@yahoo.com.

 

Greeters Needed

Do you have a warm smile to share? Consider becoming a Greeter to welcome congregants and visitors. Contact Denise Anderson at uucgdenise@gmail.com

Rev. Jane Page, Minister

revjanepage@gmail.com

C: 912.682.3566



Interested in joining UUCG?

Or do you have questions?

 

Contact...

Rev. Jane Page

OR Carolyn Wallace,

Membership Team Leader carolynswallace@yahoo.com

C: 478.279.2769

Rev. Bill Phillips, Pastor Emeritus 912.319.4011

phillips347@bellsouth.net

 

John Cowlishaw, Music Director

cowlisha@comcast.net

248.891.4498

 

Elaine Deaver

Newsletter Editor/Part-time Administrator

elaine@elainedeaver.com

912.230.2675

President: Beth Stevenson

Vice President: Judith Longfield

Treasurer: Beth Sutton

Secretary: Mari Perla

Trustee: Peggy Lee

 Trustee: Kim Merck

Trustee: Vickie Monti

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We are located at 1710 Gloucester Street - Brunswick, Georgia

PLEASE SEND MAIL TO:

UUCG, P.O. Box 1056, Brunswick, GA 31521

uucoastalga@gmail.com