Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St Croix

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UU Service November 24, 2019 will feature Peter Stewart, Healing Arts Practitioner as speaker.

The service begins at 10 AM at the Jewish Community Center.

Year-end calendar events:

December 1 —  Covenant Group: Lynn Kent will lead a discussion on Blue Zones.
December 8 —  No service because of Triathlon road closings.

December 15 — Covenant Group:  Diane Moran will lead discussion on topic to be decided.
December 22 — Christmas Service and musical program conducted by Marsha Shuman
January 12 —    Mandy Thody will speak about her work for peace.


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Covenant Meetings Resume November 3 — UU Sunday Service November 10 with Carolyn Keys speaking about her work for peace.

Emy is back on island and welcomes us to her home for Covenant Group on Sunday, November 3 at 10 a.m.

Covenant sessions are a good opportunity for meaningful discussion on a variety of subjects. Regular attendees are welcome and this is a good time for new folks to join. We meet the first and third Sundays at 10 a.m.  Please come with discussion ideas.

Our November 10 service will feature Carolyn Keys, who will talk about her peace work especially on St. Croix.

Marsha Shuman attended our service last week.  We put her to work at the keyboard, and we were happy to meet her daughter, Sarah.

Come grow with us.

Dolores


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An Invitation to Kickoff our UU Year with speaker/ performer, Sacha Alexander

To start our calendar year we have a special treat.  October 13th at 10 AM

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Sacha Alexander, educator/ musician/performer, will be our guest speaker.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which can change the world” Nelson Mandela

“As an educator I take hands, open minds and touch the hearts of children on a daily basis. I am able to reach into and make a difference in the lives of our youth on my island. However, I remain complacent and stagnant if I do not take this opportunity to not only become a part of the change on my island but to be the change throughout the entire US. Virgin Islands. Throughout my message, I will discuss the importance of how music, culture, and education not changed, but enhanced my life for the better. As it did for me, I hope in the short time that I have, I will be able to take the audience on a journey through my life from being an aspiring young girl to the successful woman that I am today.”

Extra’s: Performance on Flute and Voice by Sacha Alexander
Performance by Ms. Alexander’s Student Vocal Group the “Golden Voices”

Following this service please join us for light refreshments.

 

 

 


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Pride and Faith Celebration

What a marvelous kick off to St. Croix Gay Pride 2019! Participants enjoyed listening to guest speakers Shawn Henderson, Joseph Bess and Bob Palmatier who delivered a very special Mother’s Day/Gay Pride message and blessing. Thanks to Patt Lewis (member) for coordinating this service with STXPride.  Photo credit: Bev Lewis photosUU,Pride.1

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Joseph Bess, “In Between Worlds”

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Shawn Henderson’s “I Am Beautifully Made”, that focuses on learning to see ourselves as the Mother sees us.

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“Go Now in Peace”

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Social gathering immediately following service.

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Social gathering immediately following service.

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Social gathering immediately following service.


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St. Croix Pride Celebrated at the Pride Faith Service

Please join us to celebrate St. Croix Pride at the Pride Faith Service on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at 10 A.M. at the Jewish Community Center.
The program includes speakers:  Bob Palmatier, Ph.D., who will speak about Pride in St. Croix and Mother’s Day Tribute.
Shawn Henderson — I Am Beautifully and Wonderfully Made — Musician and theologian
Joseph Bess — In Between Worlds  — Speaking from his life experiences as a Crucian and well-travelled educator
Dolores Fielding will lead the service.
Lunch will be available after the service.
All are welcome.


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Navigating Upstream

On Sunday, April 28, 2019 the UU Fellowship of St. Croix welcomes, teacher, author, and poet, Winifred “Oyoko” Loving as our speaker.  Join us at 10 AM at the Jewish Community Center.

Born in Boston to the Rev. and Mrs. James Loving, Winifred Loving, was educated in the Boston Public Schools, received a BA from Newton College of the Sacred Heart and a MS in Education from Wheelock College.  In her early travel to Ghana, she received the pen name “Oyoko, which means member of a royal clan.  After traveling the world, she moved to St. Croix where she taught elementary school for over 30 years.  During this time she published two books of poetry, Remember When and Spontaneous.  In 1984 she taught in London with the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program.  Poetic note:  She even had lunch with Princess Diana.

Oyoko is married to a sailor/boatbuilder Inglore Westerman, and has two adult children, Khema and Jonathan.  Known locally for her live poetry readings, she performs her poetry on WSTX radio 970 AM on Friday mornings as a guest of Doc Peterson.  Her works have appeared in numerous publications including the St. Croix Avis, the Daily News, THE VOICE, The Caribbean Writer and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

In 2008 she represented the Virgin Islands as Ms. Senior America in Atlantic City.  Her poem, “SMITTEN,” that she enacted there, has become synonymous with her feelings about the island she chose as her home, St. Croix.

After retiring, Ms. Loving published two illustrated children’s books that show her soft, tender love for her 3 granddaughters.  My Name is Freedom and My Grandma Loves to Play are available, as are all her works,  at http://www.amazon.com or from the author: oyoko_vi@yahoo.com.

All are welcome.  Come grow with us.