Monthly Archives: October 2012

FaCT Meeting – November 17

Dear FaCT Participant,

Sure hope you have marked your calendar for the November 17 meeting of FaCT.  Thanks to those of you who have already RSVP’d.  This is very helpful for our planning.

This will be more than a business meeting. We are also planning it as a celebration of more than a year of accomplishment by FaCT and the entire anti-fracking movement in Ohio.
We will be meeting from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown,1105 Elm Street (at Illinois), the place that was our HQ for last year’s Protest against the industry’s propaganda “Expo.”  At that point, it was the largest such demonstration in Ohio, exceeded in number of participants since only by the Action at the Statehouse last June.
Please join us in Youngstown.  Be inspired by the special speakers we are lining up and by networking with each other to carry on the work of helping to protect God’s creation by alerting faith communities and all Ohioans to the dangers of fracking.
So please mark your calendar, and RSVP by return email or by phone as soon as you can.
Many thanks,
-Ron Prosek, Convener,
Faith Communities Together for Frac Awareness
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Join Us This Sunday, October 28 – John Allton Speaks on the American Electoral College: The Most Significant Presidential Election of All Time

Join the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Erie County on the Lower Level of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 431 Columbus Avenue in Sandusky, Sunday, October 28 at 10:30am.  John Allton will be speaking  on the American Electoral College: The Most Significant Presidential Election of All Time.

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Fair Trade Coffee & Tea will also be for sale before and after the service to benefit the fellowship and the well being of small farm cooperatives & communities. 

Connect with Walking Women’s Wisdom Friday, Noon – 1pm @ Huron Public Library

Would you like to participate in a safe and supportive intentional community of kindred souls, where co-creative partnership takes root and blossoms into compassionate service to the world? This Friday at the Huron Public Library from 12pm – 1pm, I’m going to be introducing Cameron Plagens & Karen Kazsmer of Walking Women’s Wisdom, who are working to promote their group process work, workshops, and retreats to women (and men!) in a nurturing environment that meets the needs of all ages, ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientation.  They are affiliated with Jyoti (Jeneane Prevatt, Ph.D.) and the Grandmother’s Council through the Center for Sacred Studies in California. These wonderful ladies have practices out of Westlake, Ohio, & their work aims to promote healing of mind, body and spirit, healthy lifestyle, creative expression and empowerment of authentic self in the world. They will be discussing their upcoming work & opportunities. Healers are encouraged to attend!       
 

If you’d like to come, please give me a call at 419-290-0442 or just drop by on Friday. There is no cost to attend and it will be very casual – just bring an open mind & heart!

 
If you are unable to attend, I encourage you to pass this on to those who you think would benefit from it.

Join Us This Sunday, October 14 – Jon Carver Speaks: 20th Century US Middle East Policy – Part 1

Join the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Erie County on the Lower Level of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 431 Columbus Avenue in Sandusky, Sunday, October 14 at 10:30am. Jan Young’s twin brother, Jon Carver, will be presenting a two part talk on 20th Century US Middle East Policy.  He is retired from teaching high social studies in Lima City Schools but continues to teach at the college level, recently at Ohio Northern and presently at Rhodes College in Lima.  He is a funny, intelligent and very knowledgeable character and an excellent speaker. Join us to learn how we’ve come to the current state of affairs in the Middle East. This will be one of a two part series of talks Jon will give – Part 2 will be our service program for October 21, 2012.

Fair Trade Coffee & Tea will also be for sale before and after the service to benefit the fellowship and the well being of small farm cooperatives & communities.

Nuclear Labyrinth on the Great Lakes, October 4-6 2012 @ Firelands College in Huron, Ohio

This weekend at BGSU Firelands, there will be an awareness summit on the various nuclear facilities that are within the Great Lakes Basin. There will be workshops with speakers from all over the country. If you are concerned about resource security and the potential hazards of outdated nuclear facilities, this one is for you.

Please click here for complete information on the event.

POTLUCK & BRING A FRIEND SUNDAY: Rev. Mary Grigolia Speaks – It Takes a Post-Post-Modern Village… + WORKSHOP

Join the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Erie County on the Lower Level of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 431 Columbus Avenue in Sandusky, Sunday, October 7 at 10:30am. Rev. Mary Grigolia will be leading the congregation in exploring what ‘covenant’ means for 21st century, interdependent, differentiated individuals – the sacred ground of Unitarian Universalism. There will also be a child dedication during the service.

Fair Trade Coffee & Tea will also be for sale before and after the service to benefit the fellowship and the well being of small farm cooperatives & communities.

Bring a dish to share for the potluck lunch following the service! We encourage you to stay for the mini-workshop after (12:15-1:45).

MINI WORKSHOP: CONGREGATIONS AND BEYOND, PART 1:
In this workshop (which is part of an exploration going on in the Unitarian Universalist Association nationally), we will explore the changing religious and spiritual landscape and its implications for UU’ism and our congregation.

THE DIGITAL DIVIDE, PART 2 (Nov. 4): In the second workshop, we’ll explore the Digital Divide and ways to reach out to the digitally savvy who share our values and approach to religion/spirituality.

NEXT STEPS FOR GROWING, PART 3 (Dec. 2): In the third workshop, we’ll explore next steps for growing the congregation and beyond, cultivating a UU movement in Erie County.