Horizon News & Announcements
Horizon’s Transition Team
The Next Steps
Horizon is about to meet our Interim Minister, Reverend Helen Carroll, and to welcome her with great expectancy and with as many different ideas about how our transition will progress as there are members and friends of our religious community. Reverend Carroll wants to hear them all, from your experience of Horizon’s history, your awareness of our strengths and weaknesses as you see them right now, to your dreams for our future.
The Board of Trustees has appointed the Transition Team members. They are Beth Bargar, JuLane, MC Meador, Madira McKee, Acie Nobles, and Patsy Roe, all long-time Horizon members who have played many different leadership roles. Working with Reverend Carroll, they will be taking the lead in projects and activities designed to help carry out interim tasks.
Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church encourages you to attend
weekly worship here within your community
Sundays 10:30AM - 1641 W. Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton TX 75010
Sunday, Sept 21
Standing on the Side of Love
Rev. Helen Carroll
At the 2004 General Assembly, delegates from across the country passed an Action of Immediate Witness, charging UU congregations and the UUA to do everything possible to defeat the marriage amendment. Since that time, UUs have worked with community organizations to end marriage discrimination. Our collective commitment to civil marriage comes, in part, from a shared understanding of the second principle - an affirmation of justice, equity and compassion in human relations. With a challenge to the Texas constitution before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the fight has come to Horizon’s backyard once more.
Attention Parents: Time to register Children and Teens for Fall Classes
The new church school year begins Sunday, September 14th and Horizon Religious Education needs parents and guardians to register their children as soon as possible so we can better serve you.
Paper registration forms can be found at the Horizon Welcome Center and on the seats in the sanctuary, and a form to download and fill out at home is located on the DLRE blog (www.horizonuu.org/dre/ : scroll down to the August 9th entry)
Thank you in advance for making this the best year in RE yet!
Calendar of Events for Children and Youth
September 27th (Saturday-Sunday): 8th Grade OWL lock in (5:30pm Saturday – 8:00am Sunday)
September 27th (Saturday): 9th Grade Coming of Age lock in 7pm-12am
October 4th: (Saturday) Crop Walk, 8:30-11am, Farmer’s Branch
October 5th: (Sunday @2pm): Blessing of the Animals – come back to Horizon with your pets!
October 10th-12th (Fri-Sun): Youth Rally at Live Oak UU in Cedar Park near Austin
October 25th (Saturday) 5-8pm: Horizon Halloween Carnival
October 26th: (Sunday): BUUddy Day – Multi age fun during class
Adult Spiritual Growth and Learning
Upcoming Love and Logic Parenting Skills Information Session and Course
with Elaine Commins
Six Week Course
Tuesdays, October 7th-November 11th
10:30am-12:00pm OR 7:00-8:30pm
THE ANNUAL PLEDGE DRIVE
2014 Commitment Campaign
Our Commitment Campaign (annual pledge drive) will happen this year on one day, Super Celebration Sunday, February 9th. Plan to stay after the service for the potluck meal (and a few surprises!). We are going to celebrate our theme this year, “To Horizon with Love…”
Horizon is entirely self-supporting when it comes to our annual operating budget. 97% of the church’s support comes from members and friends—81% from our Commitment Campaign, 8% from Sunday offerings and 8% from our two fundraising auctions. Our members truly show their love for and value of Horizon in their lives through their generosity. Thank you!
We hope that you will make a pledge for 2014 (to begin on July 1, 2014, our new fiscal year). We need your gift—and to get your gift, we have to have your pledge card! Pledge cards will be handed out this Sunday at Revival Sunday—come “rock down” with our gospel choir and enjoy some lively and fun UU evangelism (we need to get better at it). Hear testimonials from brother/sister Horizon UU’s…it’s one of the best services of the year!
We’d love to see ALL of you on Super Celebration Sunday, February 9th But we want your pledge by the 9th, even if you can’t come to church on that day! Your timely pledge is vital for our Board and leaders to be able to plan for the upcoming 2014-2015 financial year.
Horizon By-Laws Rewrite
At the January Congregational Meeting, Horizon s members were asked to vote on a re-write of our By-laws. A task force of current and former Board Members has talked about and worked on the rewrite for almost two years, assisted and guided by Dennis and Lyssa.
The obvious questions are: “Why?” And “Why now?”
The answer to “Why?” is that while our current By-Laws served very well for the first half of Horizon’s 26 years, requiring only one amendment in 1996, they have become cumbersome during our second 13 years, requiring 8 amendments.
Future Sundays at Horizon UU
Future Sundays September 2014
September 21, Rev. Helen Carroll
Standing on the Side of Love
At the 2004 General Assembly, delegates from across the country passed an Action of Immediate Witness, charging UU congregations and the UUA to do everything possible to defeat the marriage amendment. Since that time, UUs have worked with community organizations to end marriage discrimination. Our collective commitment to civil marriage comes, in part, from shared understanding of the second principle - an affirmation of justice, equity and compassion in human relations. With a challenge to the Texas Constitution before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the fight has come to Horizon's backyard once more.