In Community Outreach by Tina Rushing


Sunday, August 19, 2018

“Enlightenment” in Western Philosophy

How It Has Changed and (Mostly) Improved Our Lives


Speaker:  Jerry Kircus



Sandra McNeely:

The Board has reviewed and discussed the results of our recent survey on how we want the Fellowship to move forward from where we are today.  (Thank you to all those who completed the survey and offered suggestions!)  The top priorities are:


1) Sustainability by appealing to young families. (Greg Marshall has been working on a Family Game/Movie night for Fridays). Further comments on ways to appeal to more people are welcome. See a Board member or email me ( with your suggestions.


2) Increasing our interaction with the community of Longview. (Tom and Marolen Mitchell are working to restart the Longview Interfaith Council. Tina Rushing and Madonna Huacuja are involved with the LGBT and are asking for volunteers to give ideas and participate in local community events.  Barbara McDaniel is working with Longview Unity and Diversity Committee.)


3) Be a more welcoming Fellowship. (Sherry Kircus and Tammy Kallmeyer have made great strides in this area by greeting newcomers at the front and by passing out name tags to members and friends). This is a way that ALL of us can make this a more welcoming Fellowship. Volunteer to be a greeter!


Our UUFL Board of seven members is very involved and busy and we need help from all of our members and friends. Please volunteer to help in your particular area of interest.

The results of the survey can be realized, but only with your involvement.

Volunteer today. Thanks!



Tom Mitchell:

An effort is being made to reinstitute the former Longview Interfaith Council in order to give all faith traditions “a seat at the table” – rather than simply the large mainline Protestant churches.  A second organizational meeting will be held Sunday evening August 26th at 5:30.  For information contact Marolen Mitchell at 903-240-5838.



Barbara Cavin:

Next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up an extra can of tuna, jar of peanut butter, bag of rice, can of chili, or any other non-perishable food item and bring it with you to the Fellowship on Sunday 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.



Richard & Joanne Farnsworth:

Christmas Teddy Bear Project

Any bear or other stuffed animal, new or used (in good condition), is welcome to join our Christmas project.  Just bring your donations to the Fellowship and put them in the Christmas Teddy Bear box in the lobby.



Religious Society of Friends

The Quakers meet in the building at the back of our parking lot Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

All are welcome to attend.


Contact Susan Hughes: