Hello everybody!

A few outstanding announcements!

Be sure to “attend” the September 13 Sunday morning service hosted by the CYRE, as we present Spirit Play – Our CYRE (a multi-generational service for kids of all ages). Play is where knowledge and creative imagination begin. Come, set aside your worries and share a joyful morning of music, song, prayer – and a timely story together!

The 2020-2021 school year in CYRE is about to begin! If you have children who would like to participate, please fill out the registration form on the UUCC website. Simply click on this link to open a CYRE Registration form. Please print out the form, complete and mail to the address listed. We look forward to seeing YOU back in CYRE classes again soon

Our CYRE classes will resume on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month, starting September 20thHere’ s a look at our new schedule:

10:00-10:45 G2 – G5 (RE Resources, by Soul Matters) (Zoom 3)

11:00-12:00 Middle School (World Religions, using Crossing Paths Building Bridges) (Zoom 2)

11:00-12:00 High School (On the Road Together, by Soul Matters) (Zoom 3)

The CYRE still has opportunities for volunteer teachers; if you wish to take advantage of this opportunity, available for a limited time only, please let me know.

Notable Days This Week:

Thursday, September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. If you or anyone you know needs to talk about this issue, I urge you to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK, or the South Carolina Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative at 803-896-4740. The latter organization has a website: www.scyspi.org.

Friday, September 11 is Patriot Day, an excellent occasion to remember and be thankful for active duty service members, veterans, first responders, healthcare workers, and all of the other patriotic citizens who take risks and make sacrifices in service to our nation.

Sunday, September 13 is Grandparents Day, so be sure to send them a card, or better yet give them a call and let them know how much you appreciate them.

Sunday, September 13 is also National Celiac Disease Awareness Day. This is a disease which has affected members and friends of our own congregation, so what better day to take some time to learn about it?

Monday, September 14 is National Coloring Day, and I have included some links to coloring pages from the UUA at the bottom of this newsletter. Please feel free to print them, and break out the crayons or colored pencils. There is no lower or upper age limit on this.

Tuesday, September 15 is National On-Line Learning Day. Wait a minute, isn’t every day an on-line learning day now?

Tuesday, September 15 is also the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which continues until October 15.

I Apologize In Advance – More Two-Liners:

I used to work in a shoe recycling shop. It was sole destroying.

I saw this sign in a window that said: “Television for sale, $1, volume stuck on full.” I thought, “I can’t turn that down.”

I told my wife she was drawing her eyebrows too high. She looked at me surprised.

I bought my wife a refrigerator as a gift. I can’t wait to see her face light up when she opens it.

I put on a clean pair of socks every day of the week. By Friday I can barely get my shoes on.

Did you hear that the man who invented the clock has written his autobiography? It’s about time.

It was an emotional wedding. Even the cake was in tiers.

I had a dream about mufflers. I woke up exhausted.

Whenever you are feeling down, just remember that you are a totally unique person. Just like everybody else.

And Finally, an Inspirational Thought for the Day:

Help one another. There’s no time like the present, and no present like the time.

– James Durst

My best regards to you all; stay safe and healthy until we meet again.

Scott Sargent, Dir. of Reigious ExporationsScott Sargent
Director of Religious Exploration
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia
2701 Heyward Street
Columbia, SC 29205
© 2020 Scott Sargent