Friday, November 21, 2014

8 days until Chalica!

During this hectic time of year think about taking a few minutes to bring your family and/or friends together to celebrate Chalica! This unique UU celebration can be short or long depending on what you prefer. It can be a time that just involves lighting a chalice and reciting the Principle of the day or you can add a discussion about the Principle and/or do one of the suggested actions (see, give a gift or volunteer or attend an event that expresses that day’s Principle. (An example join in the community dinner on Wednesday night at your church)
Chalica! is seven days long and runs from the first Monday in December through the following Sunday (this year that is December 1st – 7th). Each day represents a different UU Principle: One can have seven different chalices or one common chalice.
Our Principles:
Monday: We light our chalice for the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
Tuesday: We light our chalice for justice, equity and compassion in human relations.
Wednesday: We light our chalice for acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth.
Thursday: We light our chalice for a free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
Friday: We light our chalice for the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process in society at large.
Saturday: We light our chalice for the goal of world peace, liberty and justice for all.
Sunday: We light our chalice for respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
Here is the children version of our Principles.
We believe~
Monday: Each person is important.
Tuesday: Be kind in all you do.
Wednesday: We’re free to learn together.
Thursday: Search for what is true.
Friday: All people need a voice.
Saturday: Build a fair and peaceful world.
Sunday: We care for Earth’s lifeboat.
If you would like more information on how to celebrate this wonderful holiday, check out this site!

Friday, July 18, 2014

End of an Era

June 30, 2014 the Eliot & Picket Houses will close their doors forever! In the few days before this my sisters, Karen and Sandy and I were able to stay in the Eliot house. We had a wonderful experience staying there. It was so nice to have a kitchen available and places to eat meals.
The Eliot house had an elevator which I was very glad of as I had a bit of a spill and also was have some breathing issue (didn't know at the time but my bronchitis had returned). Above and below are a few pictures that my sister Karen took, inside and out.