In Upcoming Programs, Weekly Announcements by UUs of Longview

Fellowship of Longview
10:30 AM – Coffee, Snacks and Fellowship
11:00 AM – Service
(Discussion follows the Service)
*** Childcare for children 10 years and younger: 10:45 – 12:45 ***
Children are also welcome to stay in the sanctuary with their parents.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
An East Texas native, Mr. Khalifa will explore the tenets of Islam and share his personal experience growing up in the East Texas Muslim Community.
Speaker: Anwar Khalifa
UUSC–We’re writing with what we expect is the same urgent sense of concern you’re feeling about the results of the presidential election and what will follow. Based on the many conversations we’ve had with each other, people of our communities, our partners, and those most likely to face looming threats, we’ve concluded that in these extraordinary times we must be united in purpose to protect the values of our democracy and those vulnerable populations among us.
To that end we have undertaken an unprecedented degree of coordination between the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. There is a sense of urgency, and a need for vigilance. And there is clarity that we must act, not alone, but together. We need everyone—including you, your congregation, your friends, and your colleagues. 

As a first step, we have prepared a
Declaration of Conscience stating in the strongest possible terms our commitment in these troubling times. By signing the declaration, individuals and congregations will be affirming our core values and declaring our willingness to put them into action. Please read it and, with your signature, join us in standing on the side of love, protecting the most vulnerable among us, and defending core values that are under attack.
We will be vigilant of administration actions, policies, and verbal assaults that undermine the principles of our declaration or disparage, threaten, or attack innocent people. We will respond by speaking truth to power and mobilizing support for those who are under siege. To be successful, your support and that of your congregants will be critical.
This is not about partisan politics. It is a principled response to the potential targeting of people not for what they have done, but for who they are. It is a commitment to speak out and to act in support of basic human rights. We will keep you informed of the progress of this effort and of further opportunities to advance our cause together in the coming weeks and months.
We cannot predict what the future will bring, and we do not pretend to have all the answers, but we can and will be ready for the struggle ahead of us.
If you feel the same, please join us in transforming faith into action
Programs—As the new V.P. of the UUFL Board, Carol West will be engaging speakers/programs for the current year. If you have any suggestions or recommendations, or if you would be willing to present a program, please contact Carol atcmwest2012@gmail.
Barbara Cavin
Next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up an extra can of tuna or jar of peanut butter or bag of rice or can of chili and bring it with you and put it in the food basket in the lobby and I will take it to Longview Community Ministries to help feed the poor and hungry of our community.
The City of Longview has partnered with local businesses to offer glass recycling of bottles and jars at several drop-off locations throughout the community.
At each location, glass bottles and jars may be deposited into 95-gallon carts with yellow lids; however, other kinds of glass such as lights bulbs, mirrors, and auto glass cannot be accepted. 

Glass Recycling Drop-Off Locations for bottles and jars:
  • Broughton Recreation Center – 801 MLK Blvd
  • Gregg County Precinct 2 – 3211 W Marshall Ave # A, (behind the building by the dumpsters)
  • Hometown Hardware – 1341 Heritage Blvd, on the West side of the building
  • Lowes – 3313 N Fourth Street, by the entrance door 
  • Hardin’s True Value – 106 Delwood Dr, behind the building
  • City of Longview Compost Facility – 2020 Swinging Bridge Road
Religious Society of Friends
The Quakers meet in the building at the back of our parking lot on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 2 p.m.
 All are welcome to attend.
Contact Susan Hughes: