The Fellowship offers a broad stroke of activities across its calendar; programs can be found in many areas of interest.
Contact persons and numbers are usually provided for each activity as they are finalized. If you see something of interest, you may contact the coordinator directly.
Do you have an interest or know of a program you feel would be of interest to the community? Contact us to see how an offering can be included in our program structure?
You will find a Current Calendar of Events of upcoming activities as listed in the current newsletter. This listing is updated periodically and includes current Sunday morning programs of interest to the community. Current goings-on can be found below! Check both to see what’s been happening and coming up for the future.
The PUUF monthly Newsletters, current and past, are now available on line. For a printable copy in a .pdf format, just click on the issue you are interested in and you will be able to either read it or make a copy.
UU’RE Home – Home Hospitality – B & B for Unitarian Universalists
PUUF is a member of this wonderful way to meet other U.U.’s when traveling! For a nominal amount (much less than motels/hotels, etc.) you can stay overnight, enjoy a delicious breakfast and get to know others with the U. U. philosophy.
Prescott is a wonderful vacation area in the cool mountains, with lakes, hiking trails, tennis, golf, and horseback riding. The town offers fine dining and theater, three colleges, four museums, art galleries and antique shops.
Native American events and festivals are held in the County Courthose Plaza. The world’s oldest (1888) rodeo is held on July 4th and the annual Cowboy Poet’s Gathering in August. Convenient to the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Jerome, Flagstaff and Montezuma’s Castle.
For further information contact ten.fuupnull@bdnab
EMPTY BOWLS 2012 – A PRESCOTT U.U. TRADITION
2012 will be the 15th year that Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation have jointly sponsored this community event. This year it will be held on Sunday, September 16, from 11:00am to 2:00 p.m. at the Courthouse Plaza.
For $15.00 you can select a ceramic or wood bowl created by one of our talented local potters and wood turners, then fill it with your choice of two servings of delicious gourmet soup prepared by chefs from area restaurants – last year there were fourteen varieties. Community merchants will donate rolls and water to complete your meal.
We will also have our popular Silent Auction of specialty glass, fabric, wood, metal and larger ceramic pieces; a raffle for a selected item; and an ‘Information Table’ bringing information on hunger, healthy foods, agriculture, and the environment. As this is our 15th Anniversary, we will be selling special T-shirts and a cookbook with recipes for soup and bread from the restaurants and chefs.
Proceeds of $17,000.00 was distributed between five local food banks; Yavapai County Food Bank, Prescott Community Cupboard, Prescott Valley Food Bank, Chino Valley Food Bank, and CCJ’s Open Door. We are always looking to do better!
Don’t miss the event. Put it on your calendar today and plan to come out and support those less fortunate in our community!
Any questions?? Contact Eunice Ricklefs, PUUF co-chair, at ten.fuupnull@slwobytpme
Did you know that…
…Sojourner Truth’s first language was Dutch because that was the language of the working people around her when she was a slave in Ulster County, New York.
….Ralph Waldo Emerson had a strong sense of place. He considered himself a citizen of Concord, Massachusetts, and was one of the 19th century Concord writers that included Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Louisa May Alcott.
…when Ulysses Grant left the White House in 1877 he and his wife traveled to nearly every country in western Europe, and to Russia, Egypt, Jerusalem, India, China, Hong Kong and Japan. He was received as a great soldier, and he astounded his hosts by refusing to go to military reviews. He hated parades. He wouldn’t even look at pictures of military art if he could avoid it.
. …Elijah Muhammad, who was born in 1897 in rural Georgia, the son of former slaves, became one of the early leaders of the Nation of Islam. His significance was his impact on the racial consciousness of African-Americans. Also, he pushed economics or economic initiative for African-Americans. His disciples included Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan and Muhammad Ali.
…when Betty Friedan wrote The Feminine Mystique, she was a housewife in Rockland County, New York, doing freelance writing while trying to support her husband, who was changing jobs from theater to advertising, along with three children. She began her work on feminism through the happenstance of doing the fifteenth reunion questionnaire of her Smith College alumni association.
These are just a few of the tidbits found in the short and entertaining biographies put together by Brian Lamb, host of C-SPAN’s Booknotes. He takes an intimate look with prominent biographers at historical figures they’ve researched and written about.
Presented chronologically according to the birth date of the subjects, the interviews start with George Washington and end with Anita Hill, and include among others, Thomas Paine, Paul Revere, Abraham Lincoln, Walt Whitman, Calvin Coolidge, Robert McNamara, Adlai Stevenson, Albert Einstein, Amelia Earhart, Whittaker Chambers, Martin Luther King, and Thurgood Marshall. Each interview is about six pages long.
This book was donated by John Wagner and can be found in the PUUF Library. Review submitted by Betsy Barnes.
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called, the present! Live and savor every moment…..this is not a dress rehearsal!
One of the Oxford University Press books offered this month is by Ursula Goodenough, called “The Sacred Depths of Nature.”
Ms. Goodenough has been for 25 years: biology professor, research scientist, had federal grants, under-graduate teacher.
Her father influenced her thinking as he was a Professor of the History of Religion and at home his daughter listened to his Yale scholar friends who held forth on Plato and Paul and Freud and Satre.
Her Dad began his famous undergrad course, ‘The Psychology of Religion’, by announcing, “I do not believe in God.”
But as her five children grew and there was more time for herself, her father’s question returned: Why are People religious? And then: “Why am I not religious?”
So Ms. Goodenough approaches “Origins of the Earth”,”Origins of Life,” “Emotions and Meaning”,etc. from her scientific point of view……..Fascinating and thoughtful reading. <
“There are times in our lives when it feels like things are falling apart. When loss strips our days of Joy. When death robs us of someone we love, or violence shatters our sense of security. When war, genocide, and injustice lead us to the brink of despair!” (from introduction) This is a book for those times.
Moments of despair can be opportunities for spiritual and theological breakthrough. We can, according to the author, reject our faith, – we can deny our experience, or we can becomer theologians, wrestling with tradition and experience until we discover a new, life-giving faith.
Ms. Parker’s book contains essays under three sections: Finding Our Way, Reconstructing Our Faith, and Blessing the World. There’s something for everyone’s delemma and will turn around the despair, hopefully and thoughtfully.
For those shopping at Safeway Stores and who want to help PUUF earn money with eScrip, you should renew your membership by calling 877.safeway and give them the PUUF ID# 104445268. Thanks for your support.