We are excited to present the ETSU Chorale under the direction of Dr. Matthew Potterton again this year at our service on Sunday, November 3rd. Dr. Potterton will be asking for a free will offering to help raise money to participate in one of the world’s most exciting choir competitions in Bratislava. They will compete against choirs from all over the world and are hoping to bring back top prizes. The students have to pay their own way, and they are fundraising to help get everyone to go. Trips like these are life changing. Dr Potterton explains: "As a college student, my choir participated in a similar competition and I remember socializing with choirs from all over the world. One that we really befriended was from Iran. At the time, our government’s relations with Iran were even worse than they are now. But no one from our group or their group cared about that. We sang together and socialized together in peace. I can’t wait to give my students this experience."
Two fun free events on one fantastic day! International Pronouns Day celebrates our wonderful complexity and diversity as humans and our responsibility to respect others and hold them with compassion. The first event is at ETSU, the evening event is at Main Street Theatre in Johnson City.
You are invited to United Religions Initiative (URI) Celebration of the International Day of Peace picnic and program on Saturday, September 21st at the Islamic Center of Northeast Tennessee. The theme for Peace Day 2019 is "Climate Action for Peace", so URI is co-sponsoring this event with GINI (Green Interfaith Network Inc.) whose focus is not only on interfaith work, but also on climate protection. Please bring your family and friends.
We'll start the evening at 5PM in the Islamic Center's huge outdoor pavilion with a pot-luck picnic -- please bring a meatless dish to share. At about 7:30PM, guests may observe the sundown prayers in the Mosque. Please note, respectful attire inside the Mosque: no shorts for men or women or skirts above the knee; women should cover head & shoulders.
Following prayers, a program will ensue with reflections on the 2019 Peace Day theme from the perspective of Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Hindu and Unitarian Universalist faith traditions.
Join us on September 21, October 19, November 16 from 1-4PM (third Saturdays) at Samadhi Healing Arts, 423 W Walnut St, Johnson City, Tennessee 37604
We are diving deep into the Spiritual System of the Indigenous Hawaiians known as Huna.
Lee Sinnott shares the Way of Adventure Shamanism in this seminar series.
We will study: The 7 Principles of Huna; The 3 Selves in the Huna Perspective; "Haipule" meaning "prayer" or "spell"; The Kalana Hula Dance, a Moving Meditation, from the Kahaili family of the Island of Kauai.
Please check out the Facebook Event for details of this event, as well as, 1st Wednesdays: Kalana Hula Moving Meditation at Samadhi Healing Arts Center @ 6:15PM, part of our weekly Inner Oasis Meditation Series
WNS is our monthly fellowship dinner. It is held on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. The menu is different every month and is cooked by the WNS team. Cost is $5.00 for adults, $2.50 for children. An RSVP is required by the Monday before the dinner to WNS@hvuuc.org.
The Families Group invites you to celebrate Back to School with a Boohoo/ Yahoo Brunch and Book Swap!
Please bring yummy brunch foods like muffins, bagels, juice, etc to enjoy following coffee hour. We are going to have a book swap table. Bring some books you no longer read but are in good condition and pick up some other books that may be new to you. Yay Reading!
If you’re interested in helping out in some other way please let Brittany B. or Sarah S. know at email@example.com! Look for the event on Facebook in our HVUUC Families Group
Turtle call! CUUPS project ROC (refilling our CUUPS) meeting
With the first meeting complete, it’s time for the second step. We will be discussing the future of our group and next steps. We will be sharing our values and hopes for our group. All are welcome who wish to be apart of CUUPS!
All the guys are invited to Brad H’s house in Kingsport on Friday, August 23 from 6:30 to 10PM. The MACHO men’s group (Men Achieving Community Helping Others) is meeting for dinner, yard games, and swimming. Come and make some new friends and reconnect with the old ones. A variety of sausages will be provided, bring a side item and drink – also your swim trunks.
Check your directory for address or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All who identify as women are invited to come enjoy an end of the summer pool party at the home of Freda L. at 6:30PM, Friday, August 16.
We would especially like to encourage young women ages 18 and up. Get a spouse or sitter for the kids and come enjoy a good time and some peace of mind!
Per usual, please bring a snack or drink to share. Also, a camp chair and beach towel would be handy. For location information, please refer to your church directory or email us and email@example.com
People often survive trauma that we are unaware of. Whether you are clergy, a member of a pastoral care team, a teacher, a leader, or simply a compassionate person, it is likely you will encounter survivors daily. During this workshop we will learn how to create empowering, physically and emotionally safe spaces for survivors, particularly those who have survived Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
The families group is going back to the Steele Creek splash pad on Saturday, July 27 from 10AM-2PM!
Bring your wet stuff, blankets or chairs to sit on, and lunch. There is a huge field to play in, a creek nearby, a walking path, a playground just over the hill, and the splash pad of course!
We're on Facebook at HVUUC Families Group.
All who identify as female are welcome to join the women’s group the first Friday of each month.
For the July meeting we will be meeting at the church to help make wands for summer camp! If you have any items that might benefit the camp (brooms, wands, cloaks, etc.) bring those as well.
Bring a glue gun if you have one and the usual beverage and/or snack to share.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the newsletter for event info.