Friday Update October 14, 2022

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Married to Amazement
October 16, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Online and in-person 

Reverend Sharon K. Dittmar
We are routinely encouraged to live in the present. Though most of us, myself included, spend a fair amount of time working through the past or imagining the future. Centering oneself in the present is a choice. What do we miss when we live in the past or future?  What gifts might we find if we choose to remain in the present?  How can we center ourselves in the present when we are scared or afraid and what might we discover if we do?

Reverend Dittmar graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1997. She served one year as Interim Minister at the Gathering at Northern Hills (Cincinnati, OH 1997-1998), and eighteen years as Minister at First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati (1998-2016). Since 2016 she has worked as Congregational Life Field Staff with the MidAmerica Region of the UUA. She is primary contact for thirty one program sized congregations in the MidAmerica Region and specializes in vibrant congregational cultures, Board and lay leadership development, conflict transformation, stewardship, as well as congregational management and supervision. She has three grown children, a husband, too many household projects, and a love of gardening, though not nearly enough understanding about how green things grow (and too often die).
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Through our Side with Love campaign (formerly “Standing on the Side of Love”) we amplify the voices of the oppressed through online media; we show up in partnership at justice events across the country; we lobby national leaders on immigration reform, racial justice, equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people, religious freedom, and more; and above all we work to make love real in the world.
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There will be a sermon discussion after the service this Sunday in the Library

Volunteers for Sunday, October 16
Ushers: Dick Lake & Myrna Lake
Greeters: Seth Wiggins & We Need 1 More Volunteer
Guest Table: Jami Edmonds & Neita Webster
Coffee Hosts: We Need 2 Volunteers
Please note that if you volunteer for coffee host you will need to clean up afterward and run the cups through the sanitizer. 
Reminder to coffee hour hosts: please make sure the heater is off and the machine master switch is off when you leave. Thank you!

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Wonderful Wednesday Anatomy of Transition

Wednesday, October 19, 6pm in the Library and Online
When facing significant change, fear can sometimes make it more difficult. Transitions often require courage to override our fear. Join Rev Joyce for a conversation on the various types of transitions and how we can celebrate the journey.
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Past Sunday Services

Did you know you can watch past Sunday services anytime? We have them on our website under past worship services so you never have to miss a Sunday! Click here to find a service that you haven’t seen yet! You can also always go to our Facebook and YouTube pages.

The Board of Trustees: 
President: Judy Gustafson   
Clerk: Bob Spelman
Vice-President: Spitty Tata
Treasurer: Steve Blomgren
Trustees: Sarah Greer, Jami Edmonds

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