Saturday, September 23rd -- Noon to 4pm - it's our annual CHURCH PICNIC and this time we get to go to the BEACH!
At Northlakes Estates there will be grills, picnic tables, and maybe a canoe or kayak.
Bring camp chairs, a side dish to share, and we’ll provide the rest!
From Hickory: Take 321 N across the bridge towards Granite Falls. Turn right on Grace Chapel Road. Follow Grace Chapel Road 1.3 miles to Northlakes Estates. Turn right at Southlake Drive. Southlake Drive dead ends at the community beach.
Our own Dr. Katherine Farris knows a lot about making tough choices, as suggested by the title of her talk: “When to Be Resilient, When to Let Go.”
It’s a musical revue starring some of our own musical talent! We’re calling it “A Little Night Music” and it’s going to be a delight. Keep watching this space for details!
Our theme for October is “Quest,” and Rev. Melissa Mummert helps us kick it off with a multigenerational service where we come representing (dressed as?) someone we consider an epic hero. Fun for all ages!
Two Deeply Insightful Explorations of Yoga's Origins
You practice it, you love it ... where did it come from? What does it mean?
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 7-8 pm: Yoga in Ancient and Medieval India
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 7-8 pm: The Journey of Yoga to America
Dr. Lola Williamson, Emeritus Associate Professor of Religious Studies, taught Asian and World Religions at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS, before recently retiring to Hickory. She has published books and articles about yoga in the West and lectured on the topic throughout the U.S. Her interest in the history and philosophy of yoga stems from 47 years of practicing yoga.
Social Concerns/Social Justice Committee’s SEPTEMBER project to “CHANGE the World” will benefit OUTright Youth of Catawba Valley, a local non-profit that provides safe space and support for LGBTQ youth ages 12-23. With educational programs, social activities, peer support groups and community outreach, OUTright Youth reduces isolation and damage of these youth and serves as a vehicle for positive change in our community. You can leave your spare change (or larger donation) in our CHANGE jar in the front foyer...
Covenant groups are groups of six-to-eight people who meet every two weeks to form deeper personal connections and share stories on topics of faith, core values, and universal life experiences.This form of small group ministry is an excellent way to:
- experience lived UU values and perspectives