Unitarian Univeralist Congregation Rock Tavern
Mixed-Media Artist’s Work Featured in Sanctuary – Open House Oct. 7
Frank Shuback’s family farmed onions, lettuce and other produce from the nutrient-rich Pine Island soil. Motivated by a very encouraging teacher, young Shuback took a different course –fine arts. Like the slowly retreating glacier that left those rich deposits in southern Orange County, his artistic career did not blossom overnight. He spent years pursuing his education and as a commercial artist and carpenter while also following his passion in sculpting and mixed media.
He’ll be displaying some of those works – both old and new — at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern in September and October. The public, and friends and members, are invited to an open house, with refreshments, Saturday, Oct. 7 from 2 to 4 pm at the congregation’s 9 Vance Road Fellowship Hall in the New Windsor hamlet of Rock Tavern.
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Hudson Valley Folk Guild
Frank Critelli often performs live. Sometimes he performs solo, and sometimes he is accompanied by one or more musical co-conspirators. Over the years he’s played in streets and subways, coffeehouses, classrooms, barrooms, clubs, colleges, festivals, theaters, and (most recently) in his kitchen. https://www.facebook.com/Frank.Critelli
Open mic performances will be available to all. Cost of admission for this event is $7 ($6 for Folk Guild members and seniors). Signup begins at 7 and open mic begins at 7:30. The featured performance is expected to begin at approximately 8:30.
Congregation Supports Locally-Housed Asylum Seekers
Fareground Food & Community, a women-run food justice, anti-hunger nonprofit with a focus on nourishing food and accessibility set aside bags of fresh corn, boxes of sweet potatoes, tomatoes, onions, eggs, yoghurts, and snacks which were delivered to the Ramada and Crossroads hotels in August and September. -Nan Dempster
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Movie Club – We Love Movies
On Thursday, October 5, we will discuss the film The Big Short, available on Netflix. Based on a book by Michael Lewis, this is the true story of 4 outsiders who saw what the banks, the media and the government refused to see: the global collapse of the economy. As they attempt to profit from their insight, they view the ugly underbelly of the financial world. You can join the discussion via Zoom; the link is available on the uucrt.org website or in the weekly e-Blast.
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Book Club – We Love Books!
For the October 19 meeting, World Made by Hand by James Howard Kunstler was selected for discussion. In this dystopian world where oil is depleted, there is no government following a terrorist attack on Washington, D.C., disease has decimated the population, and the local structures of civilization have collapsed, the small town of Union Grove in upstate New York works to bring order to their lives. Kunstler tries to show the stark reality of daily life while leaving a glimmer of hope. Please join us via the Zoom link on the uucrt.org website and in the weekly e- Blast.
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin is a beautifully wrought saga of human connection and the creative process, of love and all of its complicated levels. A polished, thoughtful novel about loyalty and love that, like the best video games, grows more absorbing the further you venture into it. We will discuss this book on Thursday, November 16 via the Zoom link on the uucrrt.org website and the weekly e-Blast.
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Rev. Diane Diachishin to Offer Pastoral Care
No More Stolen Children!
Heather is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and a first-line descendent Stockbridge Munsee. She is a graduate of Madonna University in Michigan and holds a Master of Arts in U.S. History. Heather is the former Director of Education at Forge Project and travels frequently to present on Native American history, including policy and activism.
There was a time when tribal leaders reported that their children had gone missing: They were taken from the homes that they knew and placed in non-Indigenous homes. Learn how the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) came into existence, and how it is currently jeopardized by a Supreme Court Case that threatens tribal sovereignty.
What do Unitarian Universalists believe? This video sermon explores the foundations of our Unitarian Universalist faith. In this sermon, Rev. Kanter examines the question: When we think about the world, how can we commit to the idea that Unitarians have protected for centuries that … read more.
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*** Important Changes
- Inviting Bell
- Musical Prelude – Prelude: Vivaldi Four Seasons (Autumn) https://youtu.be/PapzGRO9edU?si=BNjDyI_eEL3TGmcH
- Opening Words – #418
- Welcome and Announcements
- Chalice Lighting May this flame,symbol of transformation since time began, fire our curiosity, strengthen our wills, and sustain our courage as we seek what is good within and around us. ~By Bets Wienecke
- Opening Song – Comfort Me
- Offering & Offertory
- Time for All Ages – Marcia Westra
- Sing the Children Out: Now Go in Peace #413
- Sharing of Joys & Sorrows
- Mindful Moment Meditation
- Sermon – “Living the Questions” by Rev. Diane Diachishin
- Closing Song – Blowin in the Wind- Bob Dylan
- Closing Words – #687
- Closing Fellowship Circle
- Extinguishing the Chalice – Extinguishing the Flame by Elizabeth Selle Jones
- Worship Associate: Marcia Westra
- Zoom Host: Mike Landrum
- Multi-Platform Host: Elizabeth Mehling
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Thoughts from the Board
- Notes from the Board: 9/7/23 BOT meeting September 29, 2023
- Notes from the Board – July 2023 August 27, 2023
- President’s Message August 27, 2023
- Rev. Diane Diachishin to Offer Pastoral Care June 30, 2023
- Welcome Luncheon September 29, 2023
- Birch School Opens for it’s 11th Year at 9 Vance Road September 29, 2023
- UU Rock Tavern Members Visit Immigrants Living in Local Hotel September 4, 2023
- Psychic Experiences Group to Meet on First Tuesdays July 22, 2023