The Annual Holston Valley Unitarian Universalist Church Picnic is August 5, 2017 from 4 - 10 PM. Put it on your calendar! It will be at the Bays Mountain Recreation Area, 404 Bays Mountain Park Road in Kingsport. The picnic sites are 28, 31, 32. Our Fellowship Coordinator, Cynthia Goodman is planning it. She may ask a few people for their help, so be generous with your time! Also, Sarah White, our Director of Religious Education, will be registering our children for Religious Education for the upcoming year at the picnic. There will be more info to come!
Join us on the second Saturday to play (mostly modern) board games and card games. We gather to have fun and maybe be a little competitive. You don't have to be a "gamer" to enjoy game night! Most events are family-friendly and hosted at member homes.
Location information and updates are posted to a "secret" Facebook group. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in the group or find out more. If you're not a Facebooker there is a Yahoo group: to join send a blank email to email@example.com
The quilt group meets twice a month. Check the church calendar for dates. If you plan to come please bring an iron, a rotary cutting mat, rulers, and cutter, and/or a sewing machine and thread (don't forget your power cord and foot pedal).
This is a fellowship opportunity, not an obligation. If you can come and would like to come, please join us--no experience necessary. If you can't come or really don't want to come, don't worry--no guilt necessary.
Bring a dish to share and join us after the Sunday service for our monthly potluck lunch in the Fellowship Hall.
The next Path to Membership class will be held after the service on Sunday, May 21, from 12.30 – 2PM.
What is Path to Membership? It’s a class conducted by the Membership Development team that helps prospective members learn more about our church and the opportunities for involvement. The class does not commit you to membership, but is a necessary precursor for joining our church. The class also lets you get to know a small group of people on a more personal level.
If interested, please sign up on the shelf in the Sanctuary or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate the ages of any children who will need childcare during this time so we can arrange appropriately for sitters.
The Girl Scouts will be hosting a fundraising luncheon with proceeds going to the New Community Project which funds education for girls in Africa. The cost will be $5 per adult and $2.50 per child, with a max of $20 per family. You can learn more about the mission of New Community Project at http://www.newcommunityproject.org/index.shtml
To all HVUUC Men Achieving Community by Helping Others.
For our annual retreat weekend we are going up to Natural Tunnel State Park.
For those of you who haven't been, we've come to enjoy this park because the lodge we stay in is comfortable and spacious, there are lots of outdoor spaces and hiking trails and the park is only 35 miles from church - making day visits easy if you choose not to overnight in the lodge.
This year's events:
* Fossil hunt led by our Geologist-in-chief Michael L. Jones (Michael says bring a hand lens - I have several I will bring along)
* Frontier Muster and Trade Faire - A Revolutionary War re-enactment at the block house.
* Hikes long and short.
* Slum Dog UU contest - A UU quiz show
* Lawn Games
* Cards, board games - bring along your favorite.
* You are welcome to lead a group activity - in the past we have had guided meditations etc.
Please let me know if you are coming for all or part of this glorious spring weekend.
Also - here's your chance to cook up a storm. We need cooks for Friday night, Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch is a make your own dang sandwich, because folks will be doing different events, Saturday dinner. Sunday morning we need to push off by 10 to get the church, so no formal meal there.
We usually try to carpool - look for more later on those arrangements.
Come join us in the sanctuary for this very interesting video by Norm Chomsky. The movie is 75 minutes long. Admission is FREE !!!
The yUUth group will be having a picnic on Sunday April 23rd at 4 pm following the annual meeting. Families of the youth are welcome to join us. Youth that will be 12 or older during the coming school year will be eligible to join the group, and are also welcome to join us to for this picnic to learn more about us. We will be at the Bays Mountain Eastman Recreation Area, shelter #27. It’s a potluck - we will grill hamburgers and hot dogs and will supply drinks. Bring your outdoor fun gear, including water shoes because the creek is always a draw.
All congregants are welcome to attend. As per our by-laws only church members who signed the membership book at least 60 days prior to April 23 may vote. Childcare will be provided during the meeting. We will vote on new board of trustee members, nominating committee members, and the 2017/2018 Budget.
Join us on the second Saturday from 5:30-9:30PM to play board games (not the boring ones). All are welcome: the event is very family friendly (no age minimum), and we're there to have fun and maybe be a little competitive. Location information and updates are posted to a "secret" Facebook group. Email email@example.com to get in the group or find out more. There is also a Yahoo group! firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a brief meeting of people who signed up to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity Faith Build after church Sunday, March 26th in the sanctuary. If you still want to volunteer, but you have not signed up, you can sign up at this time. We will volunteer during the April 19-22, 2017 time frame. A work day lasts roughly from 9am to 4 pm. Volunteers can let us know which days they can volunteer, or if they will volunteer for all four days. You will get information on the location of the build, where to park, info on new owner of the house, and answer any questions you have. Lunch and snacks will be provided during the build, so we need numbers of those volunteering each day.
If you can't attend this meeting, but want to volunteer contact email@example.com
Basic Life Support(CPR) class will be February 26th, 12:30pm - 5 pm, in the REZ. This class covers adult, child and infant CPR plus AED. Students will receive a study book, pocket mask andcard (good for 2 years). Deadline to sign up is February 12. Maximum number of students is 8. Cost is $30 for class, supplies and card. There is a sign up sheet on the table in the sanctuary or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org