High Street Happenings

May 26 at 6:45 PM

“As a people of faith, we seek to better ourselves, our community, and our world through integrity, justice, and hope.”

Sunday Sermon

May 28, 2023
Beautiful Scars
In-Person and Zoom Worship with Rev. Amanda Schuber

We all carry scars, both visible and invisible, that are like roadmaps of our lives. Our society tells us that scars are to be hidden like a shameful secret, but what if we transformed that idea and began to see our scars as beautiful testaments to our survival? Join us, as we explore the transformation of trauma into beauty.

Religious Education for Children and Youth

May 21 INTERGENERATIONAL SERVICE (Childcare provided after the service for the congregational meeting)

May 28 Signs of faithful leadership

Contact Paula Del Rio at pdelriob@gmail.com if you are interested in becoming a volunteer teacher

Current Announcements

1. National Gun Violence Awareness Day Prayer Vigil on June 1 at 6 PM in the Sanctuary

2. The High Street Sangha/ Meditation Circle meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30 in-person at Tina Clark’s house in Macon, or via Zoom using this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6243185902. For Tina’s address, please text or email at 478.394.2777 or tclark1960@gmail.com Everyone is invited, regardless of whether you are experienced or new to the practice of meditation.

3. Mental Health Support Group: As a reminder this is a peer support group, there is no professional psychotherapist present at these meetings, but we’ve all made the promise to keep whatever is shared at these meetings only between those in the group.

This group is exclusively for members and friends of High Street UU Church and operates under the principles and covenants agreed upon within the church. We are all friends here, we share our experiences and what’s happening with us currently in the hope that these shared experiences may alleviate the burdens of another, and that a past experience may shed light on a situation which another is currently experiencing!

All these things in the hope that our shared experiences may assist others to become more complete, content, and closer to the light of existence of which we are all a part.

For Zoom login information, please email events@hsuuc.org.

Ongoing Announcements

1. Giving to High Street Church has never been easier. While we encourage you to continue to give on the Sundays you’re present (which we fondly refer to as “greening the plate”), there are other ways to give on any day of the week. You can give by (1) mailing a check to High Street Church at PO Box 4566, Macon, GA 31208, or (2) texting “HSUUC $25” (or whatever dollar amount you wish to donate) to 73256, or (3) by giving online at https://onrealm.org/hsuuc/-/give/now.

Please remember to note on your check (or indicate on text or online methods) if your gift is to be applied to your annual pledge or is a gift to our capital campaigns or other special use. All undesignated funds are assigned to our general operating budget.

2. Stay Safe on Your Computer! As more people are spending more time online, there has been an increase in email scams. Scammers retrieve email addresses from websites and change them, slightly, and use the changed email address to email others asking for favors and money. Please know that no minister of High Street Church will ever ask you, over email, to buy eBay gift cards or itune gift cards, or for money in general (unless it is for the church or some approved fundraiser). If you are a victim of an email scam, do not respond to it. Please report the email to gmail (or whatever carrier the email address uses). They will try to remove that email so the scammer won’t prey on others.

3. Daybreak (Macon’s day center for those who are homeless) Daybreak has a significant need for specialized volunteers: nurses, adult learning tutors (reading, writing, math, finance, personal goals, etc.). Daybreak also always needs volunteers for general operations (laundry, showers, computers, gardening, the café, building and grounds maintenance).

4. The Mountain: If you are not aware of it, there are many programs at “The Mountain” (https://www.themountainrlc.org/). Please check out all the programs and activities available to you. The Mountain has been used by UUs since about 1979 and it is both beautiful and energizing!

5. A Note About the Happenings: The Happenings web page (https://hsuuc.org/happenings/) is usually updated only once per week, but under the current circumstances, it will updated as the need arises. There will be both a Date and Time of Update at the top of the page and reminder emails about the Happenings may not be made when updates are made. So make sure that you bookmark the Happenings page or put it in your Favorites and check it regularly.