All Creatures Great and Small, We Will Bless Them All!

Sunday, October 10, 2021  11am  In-Person and Zoom
Rev. Cathy Harrington, Interim Lead MInister
Animal blessings originate out of the Catholic tradition; however, many Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations have adopted this practice and have made it a uniquely UU type of blessing. Our seventh principle which states that we are all a part of an interconnected web of existence is the underlying motivation for many of these services.
The entire service will be held outside at UUCA with LIVE music, but it will also be available to watch on Zoom. There will also be a place in the service to commemorate beloved pets who have passed so send a photo with the name of the pet to Cathy at minister@uuasheville.org.

Third Thursdays – Make a Joyful Noise, 5:30pm, In Person

Third Thursdays for as long as the weather holds out, we’ll be gathering in person, outside, behind 1 Edwin Place on the paved parking lot, to drum!  All ages welcome!!  Bring your own or borrow a noisemaker from us.  Next date, November 18.

Halloween Soup-er Sundays PLUS by our Coming of Age Class At the Sunday, October 31 Service

Our Coming of Age youth is offering “Soup-er Sunday” at the Remembrance and Halloween celebration on October 31.  You can purchase the soup on-site and eat it there or we can fill a container to take home. This is to raise funds for a future youth trip.  Please come out to enjoy delicious soups and support our youth.

Save the dates for all of the Soup-er Events:
Saturday, November 6
Thursday, November 18

 

Explore Anti-racism in UU Life in a Reading Circle, 5 Sunday Sessions beginning October 31-December 12, 4:30pm,  Zoom

Join a new study group reading Widening the Circle of Concern, the book-length report of the UUA Commission on Institutional Change. Led by Mary Alm, member of the Board of Trustees, this reading circle will dive deep and explore the 36 recommendations proposed after analyzing structural and systemic racism and white supremacy culture within Unitarian Universalism.  Read the attached description here.  Contact Mary Alm to register.

 

 

Our In-person Animal Blessing Service Was Amazing!

About 60 people in person and 40 screens on Zoom witnessed our outdoor (thank goodness for great weather!) worship service.  A terrific Wisdom Story (Owen and Mzee), live music, real hymn-singing, and a lovely blessing ceremony were enjoyed by all!