Adult Religious Education — 15 September 2019

Please join us on Sunday (15 September 2019) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class — UU Elevator Speech.

You may be familiar with the concept of an “elevator speech” — a concise way of explaining something in the time it would take to ride a couple of floors on an elevator.

For the next three Sundays, we’ll help you come up with one of your own, to talk to others about our Unitarian Universalist faith.

This is a part of the series Faith Forward: From Visitor to Leader.

The UU Elevator Speech class will give you the sense of empowerment and ownership that reminds you that you are the church.

This week — Session 1: “It’s Not a Credo.”

We know that in our Unitarian Universalist congregation we have a wide variety of beliefs about God (or not god or gods), the Universe, and the great questions of life — all here together under the same roof.

A credo is a statement reflecting its direct translation from the Latin “I believe” and that will be different for each one of us.  Don’t worry — later on we can work on one of those as well.

At the same time, we do have a common history and a distinct Unitarian Universalist theology that we can share with others.

Your elevator speech is the story of who we are as a faith tradition, and we can’t wait to hear it.


Building and Grounds Work Day — 14 September 2019

Please join us on Saturday (14 September 2019) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for our monthly building and grounds work day.

We have several tasks available this week, most of them indoors! Check it out:

  • We need 2 people to remove and replace a small section of carpet in the blue bathroom.
  • We need LOTS of people to wash and clean the playground structures.
  • We need someone, or a few someones, to dust pulpit, pews, and altar table in the sanctuary, and clean chairs and tables in the classroom.
  • For the little ones, we need all of our old markers tested to see how many have bitten the dust.

Deborah Warren has volunteered to bring lunch for the crew.
For more information, call Earlene Venable at 318-205-9971.
Hope to see you Saturday!


8 September 2019 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (8 September 2019) at 11:00 AM for  “Great Things They Have Taught Us. Great Things Can Be Done” by Rev Barbara Jarrell.

This is a service in celebration of those prophetic people of our two movements who have come before us, and our own responsibilities for living into their legacy.

We are delighted to announce that the service will feature music from Twang Darkly.

Religious education classes for children and youth are offered during the 11:00 AM service.  Children and youth attend the first 15-20 minutes of the service and then are dismissed to class.

Be sure to join us after the service for our annual swim party and potluck at the home of Kathy Osuch and Mike Roberts.


1 September 2019 Worship Service and Summer Fun for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (1 September 2019) at 11:00 AM for “Someone Else’s Truth” by Rev Barbara Jarrell.

“When galaxies collide, there are all sorts of consequences. And still, truth is bigger than all of that.”

You are going to want to know where this is going.

Our summer fun for children and youth will focus on the theme of “Love is the Doctrine of this Church.”

The children and youth will talk together about what that means and then work together on a collaborative art project that supports that theme.

And it’s also Green Bag Sunday for Noel United Methodist Food Pantry ! Bring your bag (any color bag!) this Sunday with one or more of the following items:

  • Jiffy Cornbread Mix (8.5 oz.)
  • Green Beans (15-16 oz. can)
  • Mac and Cheese (7.25 oz. box)

Place them in the hatch of the green Kia Soul that will be parked up by the front breezeway and JoDel Adkins will make sure they get to the food pantry this week.