June Porterville UU Events

Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Porterville
Newsletter for June 2010
Sunday service is at 10:30 am; coffee and visiting at 10:15 am
135 E. Harrison (Corner of Harrison Ave. And Fourth Street)
Porterville, CA 93257
For additional information call 782-1724
Our website is: http://UUFellowship.homestead.com/UUFellowship.html
June programs coordinated by Marion Gant
June 6     -Straight Talk about God-Talk” , an article by Davidson Loehr, retired Unitarian scholar and minister, printed in the Jesus Seminar publication -The Fourth R”.
Davidson Loehr asserts that -what was once called religion” is under many assaults.  -The scientific revolution showed us that biblical literalism, taken as science, was nonsense.” For many people traditional -God-talk” no longer speaks to or addresses major human needs, feelings or aspirations. Loehr concludes his article by stating that -when we talk of our deepest yearnings and our provisional answers to them….we are speaking in the deep language of head and heart that was the forerunner, and is the legitimate heir to what was once called theology”. Ivan Ball will read the article and lead the discussion.
Host: Mary Burnside                                     Hymn  309                       Reading 530
June 13    -Capitalism Hits the Fan” We will learn about and discuss Economics professor Richard Wolff’s views on the causes of the current economic crisis and its roots dating back to the 1970’s.Potluck Host: Terry Crewse                                          Hymn   159                 Reading 588
Please do not hesitate to join us for the potluck, even if you forget to bring a dish, we always have plenty, and your company is most welcome!
June 20   -Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community” 
is a 1984 historical documentary film about the LGBT community prior to the 1969 Stonewall riots. It was narrated by author Rita Mae Brown and directed by Greta Schiller. It premiered at the 1984 Toronto Film Festival and was released in the United States on June 17, 1985. In 1999 Producer John Scagliotti directed his follow up, -After Stonewall'”. John Coffee will lead the discussion.
Host: Marion Gant                                          Hymn  94                      Reading  661
June 27   -After Stonewall”  is a 1999 documentary film directed by John Scagliotti about the 30 years of gay rights activism since the 1969 Stonewall riots. It is the sequel to Scagliotti’s -Before Stonewall” and is narrated by musician Melissa Etheridge. John Coffee will lead the discussion.
Host Marilyn Pankey                                     Hymn   334                      Reading  664
Tuesday Reading Group meets on Tuesday afternoons, from 3:30 to 5 pm.  We are now reading "Forces of Fortune" – the rise of the New Muslim Middle Class. Please join us. 
Movie Night at Sat, June 26, 7pm when we will view -A Fish Out of Water,”  a film that explores the impassioned relationship between homosexuality and the Bible..
Happy Birthday in all celebrating birthdays in June.
Next Board Meeting:  The board meeting will be Sunday, June 27 immediately following the service.
PLEASE CONTINUE BRINGING FOOD FOR THE FOOD BASKET.  As we celebrate with our potluck each month, remember the needs of the Helping Hands Organization. Bulk staples and other non-perishables are appreciated and Jim Innis delivers our donations weekly.
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·        The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
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