In Weekly Announcements by Tina Rushing

A Closer Look at Our LGBT Friends and Family

(A Panel Discussion)


Robert Phillips, Sherry Kircus, Rhys Dotson, and Carol West




Richard & Joanne Farnsworth:

The Christmas Teddy Bear Project is coming along great!  Already we’ve collected many teddy bears and stuffed animals for the Christmas drive, with a total so far of 30 to 40 animals.  We hope to be able to provide enough bears and stuffed animals to all five Women and Children shelters in the Longview area (Women’s Center of East Texas Advocacy & Resource (domestic violence) Shelter; Hannah House Shelter; Salvation Army Shelter; Hope Haven Shelter; and Longview Interfaith Hospitality Network Shelter).


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.



Barbara McDaniel:

I have volunteered to contact members and friends when they are missing from our Sunday gatherings for about a month to find out what has happened and if there is anything we can do to help.  If you notice that someone is no longer coming to the Fellowship, please check with me to make sure they have been contacted.  (




Ruth Semrau:

What would you do if one Sunday you came to the Fellowship and there was no lay leader?


We need a few more people on the rotation list so each person is lay leader once every month or six weeks.


If you are curious about what this job entails, please talk with Tina Rushing (, Barbara Cavin (, Kipsey Hight (, or me (




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.




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:



Jerry King:

Nar-Anon Family Groups

A 12-Step Program for Family and Friends of Addicts

The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. When you come into the family group, you are no longer alone, but among true friends who understand your problem as few others could. We respect your confidence and anonymity as we know you will respect ours. We hope to give you the assurance that no situation is too difficult and no unhappiness too great to be overcome.  Our program, which is not a religious one but a spiritual way of life, is based on the Twelve Steps of Nar-Anon.


We will be meeting on Monday evenings in the building at the back of the UUFL parking lot.

The first meeting will be

Monday, September 24th

6:30 – 7:30 PM

If you have questions about Nar-Anon, click on the link above.  If you need more information about our meetings, please contact me at