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Newsletter for members and friends of Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church
(Also available as a Full-Content PDF version, for downloading and printing.)
October 2020

Sunday Worship Services

Sunday worship is 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Sunday, October 4: A Commemorative 250th Anniversary Universalist Worship Service

Sunday, October 4: A Commemorative 250th Anniversary Universalist Worship Service
Rev. Justin Schroeder and the First Universalist Church of Minneapolis. Note Time: Today’s service begins at 11:00 a.m. We conclude our weeklong celebration of the sestercentennial (yep, that’s the right word!) of American Universalism by joining a live, nationwide feed of the full worship service from the First Universalist Church of Minneapolis, …

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Sunday, October 11: “All Souls Sunday”

Sunday, October 11: “All Souls Sunday”
Rev. Bill Gupton. Each fall, we honor and remember those in our lives whom we have lost in the past year. This collective, congregational memorial service gives us a chance to share our sadness, acknowledge that our grieving lasts more than just a few days or weeks, and lift up our Universalist belief in the inherent worth of all souls. …

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Sunday, October 18: "UU Your Vote!"

Sunday, October 18: "UU Your Vote!"
The Heritage UUtheVote Team. It's Time! You have registered and ordered your absentee ballot (we hope!) and now we vote our UU principles. Let's celebrate Unitarian Universalism's dedication and support of the democratic process, and get ready for the last stretch before the election! Worship Associate: Regina Pugh.

Sunday, October 25: "A Little Monster in All of Us"

Sunday, October 25: "A Little Monster in All of Us"
Rev. Leslie Woodward. In this worship-for-all-ages service on the cusp of Halloween, Rev. Leslie will present some useful tips on how best to manage encounters with monsters. We’ll wonder together about what it means to be human and, sometimes, monstrous. Worship Associate: Bill Lyon.

Sunday, November 1: “The Soul of America”

Sunday, November 1: “The Soul of America”
Rev. Bill Gupton. We gather in worship just two days before Election Day to consider what is truly meant by this “battle for the soul of America,” and what is truly at stake this week as citizens cast their ballots to choose the future direction of our country. Worship Associate: Kathy Wade.

Columns and Essays

On the Path

On the Path
by Rev. Bill Gupton. I hear you. I feel you. I share your pain. Over the summer, and now into the fall, I have spoken with countless members and friends of the Heritage Church community. You have told me that you are hurting and heartbroken about the state of the world in which we live. That the pandemic we are …

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President’s Corner

President’s Corner
by Tamilyn Moore. Somehow it is suddenly October! Beautiful fall weather, lots of color in the trees, fresh apple cider to drink, open house windows with a cool breeze blowing through, and the Interim RE Search Committee meeting to find an Interim RE Director for Heritage after Rev. Leslie’s retirement. On September 14, the Board met and appointed me, Kay …

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Parent Pity Party on Wednesday, October 14th!

Parent Pity Party on Wednesday, October 14th!
Part of everyone’s self-care plan should include a rockin’ pity party! Heritage families, let’s do it! Gather on Zoom on Wednesday, October 14th at 9 p.m. for the 2020 edition of the Parent Pity Party! (Tell your kids that you need to go to the P.P. party and to leave you alone for at least an hour!) A Pity Party …

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Children and Youth Religious Exploration

Online RE Classes for All Ages Begin in October

Online RE Classes for All Ages Begin in October
Flames! Online RE for 2nd – 5th graders. Thursdays at 4 p.m. beginning October 1st Children are invited to gather via Zoom every Thursday afternoon from 4 – 4:40 p.m. for a story and sharing. Watch your email for links.
Crossing Paths. Online RE for middle school youth. Sundays at 12:30 p.m. (in process; registration still available until October 3) …

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Cincy-Wide Parents and Caregivers as Sexuality Educators

Cincy-Wide Parents and Caregivers as Sexuality Educators
Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, and 27, at 7:30 p.m. If you are responsible for guiding school-age children in developing healthy emotional and physical sexuality relationships, Parents and Caregivers as Sexuality Educators is for you. The Religious Exploration staff of First Church, Heritage, and St. John’s UU congregations are jointly offering …

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End-of-Life Ministry

‘Drive-Thru’ Gathering at Heritage Acres October 11

‘Drive-Thru’ Gathering at Heritage Acres October 11
On Sunday afternoon, October 11, as a continuation of our All Souls Sunday celebration (see morning worship service description for that day), you are invited to a “Drive-Thru” event at Heritage Acres Memorial Sanctuary. Come between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. to drive through our “circle drive,” see Heritage Acres in person, and receive a blessing for your departed loved ones …

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Heritage Acres Tree-Planting Day

Heritage Acres Tree-Planting Day
Saturday, October 17, 2020, 9:00 a.m., and three other dates. Calling all volunteers! We’ll be planting a hundred or more trees at Heritage Acres Memorial Sanctuary on Saturday, October 17, beginning at 9 a.m. and lasting until 2 p.m. Folks of all ages can enjoy this fun and rewarding activity. Enjoy community while helping to renew and restore our natural …

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Events and Meetings

Virtual Gatherings Led by Rev. Bill

Virtual Gatherings Led by Rev. Bill
This month’s virtual gatherings, led by Rev. Bill, include: ~ TGIF happy hour on the deck Friday, October 16, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. ~ Lunch with Rev. Bill on Monday, October 26, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. ~ **New** Midweek Mindfulness together on Zoom, from 12:30-12:35 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7. (Midweek Mindfulness is five minutes of shared silence at the center of …

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Fall Council Meeting

Fall Council Meeting
The 2020 Fall Council Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 1 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. This meeting will be virtual through Zoom. Committee and Team leads will get an email soon from your Board liaison with the questionnaire to complete prior to the meeting. This year we will be doing those questionnaires through Google Docs. This will allow for easier …

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Joe Jencks is coming (virtually) to Heritage

Joe Jencks is coming (virtually) to Heritage
Saturday, October 10, 2020, 7:00 p.m. Joe Jencks is an international touring musician, award-winning songwriter, and celebrated vocalist known for his performances of musical beauty, social consciousness and spiritual exploration. A 22-year veteran of the international Folk circuit, Jencks has released 14 CDs in that time. Jencks’ 2017 release, Poets, Philosophers,

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As the Seasons Change, So Do the Babes with Books

As the Seasons Change, So Do the Babes with Books
Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 7:00 p.m. (Tentatively via Zoom.) The anticipation of October's crisp weather means the Babes with Books, Heritage's Woman's Book Club, must consider alternative venues for their future meetings other than the church patio. For their October 21, 7-9 p.m. meeting they'll attempt the virtual with a zoom meeting. If you participate …

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HUUC Town Hall Meeting

HUUC Town Hall Meeting
Sunday, October 25, 2020, at 2:30 p.m. A Zoom-based meeting. The Heritage UU Church board of trustees will host a Town Hall meeting in October. This will be your opportunity to ask questions, make suggestions, and get a sense of what is happening behind-the-scenes at HUUC. The meeting will take place on Sunday, October 25, at 2:30 p.m. Watch the …

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Halloween Family Scavenger Hunt!

Halloween Family Scavenger Hunt!
Saturday, October 25, 2020, 7:00 p.m. Heritage families are invited to join Rev. Leslie online via the Zoom video conferencing platform for a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt! Team up with other families to complete the scavenger hunt list compiled by Ann & Mike Roberts. Anyone can join us, whether or not you have children/youth in your household. Everyone must RSVP to …

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Live Vespers Service Outside at Church

Live Vespers Service Outside at Church
Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. The October Vespers Service will explore pagan thought and traditions for this time of the year: marking the end of the harvest, the beginning of the winter season, and the remembrance of our ancestors. Readings, music, and periods of silence for reflection are the backbone of this contemplative service in the Taizé …

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News Articles

Board Briefs for September 2020

Board Briefs for September 2020
The Board approved a Disaster Recovery Proposal for the church’s data. Russ Araujo volunteered to work on this with assistance from Jim Nolan, Board member. ~ An Interim RE Search Committee has been set up. Members include: Rev. Bill, Tamilyn Moore, Kay Inskeep, Melissa Dunlap, Katie Young, and Chad Inman. ~ The Board approved a Cash Management …

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From the Archives

Take a Hike!

Take a Hike!
by Mike Roberts, Church Historian. Are you looking for a safe activity this fall that will not expose you to the COVID virus? How about taking a hike at Spring Grove Cemetery? That may sound like a macabre way to spend a few hours, but take a closer look. First, cemeteries are a very safe place to walk. You encounter …

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Calendar of Events

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People in the Google Group “huuc-announcements” get a few Heritage-related announcement emails each week, including a summary on Monday of the upcoming activities and worship. If you would like to receive huuc-announcement emails, please send an email requesting it to Denise Martinez, the church administrator. For Denise's email address, please click the "Contact Information" link a little further down.

Heirloom

A publication of
Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church
Rev. Bill Gupton, Senior Minister
Rev. Leslie Woodward, Assistant Minister for Religious Exploration
Rev. Doak Mansfield, Minister Emeritus
Tamilyn Moore, Board of Trustees President
Russ Araujo, Heirloom Editor

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