On October 12, 2019, Heritage UU Church had a “Gardening Party.” Here are a few pictures.
On Sunday, August 25, 2019, Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church held its traditional Ingathering Sunday. This included the mingling of the waters brought by congregants from far and wide, the beautiful water-themed music of our choir and… the dunking of church leaders!
A carnival dunking booth was set up outside the church building. The people who volunteered to sit on its precarious seat were our Senior Minister, Rev. Bill Gupton; our Minister for Religious Education, Rev. Leslie Woodward; and our Board President, Jim Nolan.
Shown below are some pictures from the event.
With a new church year comes a new Board of Trustees for Heritage Church. Congratulations to our new President, Jim Nolan, and our new Vice-President, Tamilyn Thompson! The Board’s secretary is Bob Rush, and Jaime Castle becomes our Past President.
Other Board members are Mark Buckley, Barb Lyon and Michael Wilhite.
The Board will hold its annual retreat on Saturday, August 17. Thank you, one and all, for your service to this church we love!
On Monday, June 17, a rally and people’s hearing was held in Stanbery Park in protest against HB6. Heritage member Rebecca Pace was there to show her opposition to the bill. Rebecca said, “The people who work at these plants, and work in the coal industry, are experiencing real pain from job loss. But the future of energy production is with solar and wind power. We need long-term support and job-training for those who have lost these jobs. Solar and wind power are creating jobs.”
Two members of Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church were honored at the congregation’s annual meeting on Sunday, June 2, 2019. The church Board of Trustees recognized Julie Kane with the Booth Award for her years of service to the church in many areas. The Board recognized Terry Planitzer with the Annual Service Award for service to the church, especially regarding the church grounds. Both awardees received heartfelt standing ovations when the awards were announced. Our thanks go to you both.
The April 2019 Members’ Art Exhibit had the walls and halls of Heritage filled with evidence of the creative spirits of many folks. Disciplines represented were watercolors, acrylics, batik, embroidery, photography, wire and textiles (quilted and knitted).
The display included the work of Ainsleigh Arick and Lucy Castle, the youngest exhibitors. Adult participants included Forrest Brandt, Jackie Drake, Sherry Everitt (Dene), Feriel Feldman and Vicki Freimuth. Andrew Gosmeyer, Elie Lamb, Maggie Lamb, Molly McTighe and Julia Sandman also showed their art. Tamara Smith, Beth Staggenborg, and Kathy Wade added to the successful event with their contributions. Helpers included Elie Lamb, Denise Martinez and Steph Tacy. Congregational appreciation is sent to each participant and helper.
Future exhibits will feature individual artists from within and outside the Heritage congregation. To indicate an interest as a participant or to suggest local artists, contact Chris Burroughs at:
Heritage Church owns approximately an acre of land beyond and behind our rear parking lot. This slightly sloped, triangular-shaped area has become very overgrown by weeds, honeysuckle, and other invasive species in recent years – and last month (September 2018), a group of Heritage volunteers began the task of clearing it, so we can eventually make use of it as a beautiful, natural space for reflection, picnics, events, even religious education activities.
Many thanks to Terry Planitzer and Bob Staggenborg (coordinator and visionary), as well as Bob Drake, Bob Lamb, Bill Gupton, Jennifer Sanders, Patrick Sanders, Dave Small, and Garry and Stephanie Wilson (and any others whom we may have inadvertently left off this list) for their “sweat equity” on a series of hot, humid days. Much work went into just beginning the clearing process (as you can see from these photos). More work days will be announced later this month.