High Street Happenings

September 15, 2017

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

Pastoral Reflection

May you be filled with loving kindness, may you be well.
Buddhist Metta Meditation

There is a lot happening at High Street while I am on maternity leave. Click on the following links to read about our Maternity Leave Pastoral Care Minister, Rev. Tina Clark, our fabulous upcoming preachers, adult Religious Education, and more!

Maternity Leave Information

Adult RE Course Descriptions

In the meantime, take care, be well, and I’ll see you in October!

Rev. Cassandra

Sunday Sermon – September 17 at 11 AM

Notes from Nerdvana – Kim Lynn

A UU’s look at a SciFi/Fantasy Convention. Kim will have recently returned from the North American Discworld Convention. She will share stories from her experience and how our principles can be applied and interpreted in such a setting.

Religious Education for Children and Youth

September 17, 2017

Preschool (K3-K)
Teacher: Vanessa Sullivan
Curriculum: Soul Matters
Lesson:  Welcoming the hard times

Lower Elementary (1st – 3rd)
Teacher: Christina Charette
Curriculum: Rainbow Connection
Lesson: Be kind to each other

Upper Elementary (4th – 6th)
Teacher: Leon Jackson
Curriculum: Soul Matters
Lesson: Welcoming the hard times

T(w)eens(7th – 12th)
Teacher: Jim Scott
Curriculum: Souls Matters
Lesson: Welcoming the hard times



1. Calendar Correction: Choir Practice was left off of the calendar below. Choir Practice meets in the in the Fellowship Hall each Wednesday from 7 PM till 8:30 PM.

2. The Rev. Arlen Goff is retiring! This means that it is up to us to provide thoughtful, spiritual, faithful adult Religious Education! While we work out a more long term plan, Rev. Cassandra is organizing adult RE classes for the 2017-18 year.

Please let her know by the end of July if you are interested in teaching one, two, or ten Sunday morning classes (before the service). We are NOT trying to re-create Arlen (who would dare?) Outside of the box ideas are welcome! Priority will be given to classes that can be connected to any of the following:

  • our seven principles;
  • connect with the worship theme of the month (see themes below);
  • help us to look ahead into the future and celebrate our past for our thirtieth anniversary;
  • focus on immigration or homeless advocacy- the priorities of our social justice committee;
  • focus on anti-racism- the priority of the UUA;
  • involve heart-felt and intellectual discussion;
  • help to ground us through an embodied spiritual practice.

Classes will begin the Sunday after Labor Day. If you would like to serve on the Adult RE Council please let Rev. Cassandra know.

Themes for 2017-18: What does it mean to be a people of…

  • September: Welcome
  • October: Courage
  • November: Abundance
  • December: Hope
  • January: Intention
  • February: Perseverance
  • March: Balance
  • April: Emergence
  • May: Creativity
  • June: Blessing

3. Are you a kid wanting to deepen your Unitarian Universalist identity in a beautiful place? Are you an adult wanting the same? Check out The Mountain (UU camp and retreat center: http://themountainrlc.org)- less than four hours away in the mountains of North Carolina. Scholarships are available upon request. Contact Rev. Cassandra for more details. 

4. Coffee Hour. If you would be willing to host a coffee hour after a Sunday service, please contact Craig Rowland at 478-318-1084 to volunteer for a Sunday.

5. Help Others! Please check out the Social Justice webpage for what you can do for others. Specific needs that change often will be placed in this Announcements section

Monthly Calendar

The following calendar is from this month’s newsletter. Please check the Announcements section above for any updates!