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Adult Religious Explorations
Sunday mornings 9:00 – 10:10 am Horizon Library
March 9, 2014
Candace Williams: “A Novel Experience”
Candace will share her experiences in writing, editing, querying agents, and working with publishers to achieve a life-long dream: the publication of her first novel, “The Earthquake Doll”. There will be time for discussion, questions and answers.
Horizon Week in Cloudcroft, NM
Would like to get away from the Texas heat this summer, and spend a week with your Horizon friends in the cool mountains of Cloudcroft, NM? If that sounds good to you, click here for more information.
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.
“A Long Strange Trip: The Complete Video Guide
to Unitarian Universalist History”
with Lauren Daniell and guests
“Long Strange Trip” is a new, 6-hour comprehensive video series by UU history buff Ron Cordes. These videos will be enjoyed by new members and long-time UUs alike. Cordes traces the history of Unitarian and Universalist thought from the beginning of the Christian era to what we now know today as Unitarian Universalism. The installments are approximately one hour in length and are Close-captioned with online study guides (no books to buy!) Each one-hour segment will be shown twice to accommodate members’ schedules. Drop-ins welcome.
TWO SHOWINGS of each segment:
2nd Sundays from 12:30-2pm in the Library
Feb. 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13
Wednesdays 7:30-9:00pm in the Fellowship Hall
Feb. 12, March 12, April 16, May 14, June 11, July 16
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