::  A MOMENT FOR 9-11 REMEMBERING  ::

RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION STARTS THIS SUNDAY
Join us on Zoom for the first of the semi-monthly sessions scheduled for 4:00-5:30 P.M. on the second and fourth Sundays. Bring your ideas!! Our first meeting will be a planning session for the fall semester. We’ll choose a topic to explore deeply over the next few months. Suggested themes to consider include, but are not limited to, social justice, spirituality in everyday life, balancing life’s many demands, and becoming a better UU. Email Jim for more information at are@pocatellouu.org.

NEW DATE: TOWN HALL TO DISCUSS NEW SUNDAY MEETING TIME
Please attend the town hall meeting about this topic on Sunday, September 20, immediately after the worship service (5 p.m.).  A morning time that is best for current and potential attendees is difficult to determine, and the board would like to hear more from you.

Results of Sunday morning times survey (top three only):
9:00 a.m.: 10 people chose as 1st, 2nd, or 3rd choice (7,2,1, respectively)
9:30 a.m.: 11 people chose as 1st, 2nd, or 3rd choice (2,7,2)
10:00 a.m.: 12 people chose as 1st, 2nd, or 3rd choice (3,1,8)

THANKS TO RELOCATION COMMITTEE
I’d like to thank the members of the PUUF Relocation Committee for their work in finding us a new physical home. They did a lot of surveillance around the city looking for possible sites: old houses, sharing arrangements with other religious organizations, office and meeting spaces all around the city.

We are pleased with what we forwarded to the PUUF Board, which they accepted and have arranged with the building owner. We are ready to transform into a storefront operation (a configuration that has worked well for many smaller congregations) and to be the sole occupants of our space. We know that it meets our current needs and hope that it will be adaptable to meeting in person once that is possible. So thank you to Bob Gehrke, Ann Swanson, Mary Eng, Jim Mariani, Eric Limbach, Mark Neiwirth, Midge Woods, Stephanie Christelow, and non-member friend and real estate guru Debbie Brooks. – from Committee Chair Brian Attebery.

PUUF FINDS A NEW HOME (and new mailing address)…
We have a new home at 426 West Lewis and our lease begins October 1.
Please note, our new MAILING ADDRESS is:
P.O. Box 4578
Pocatello, ID 83205 

WE NEED HELP MOVING AND CLEANING
Before we move our furnishings etc. out of UCC, we need to clean our new home – wash windows, vacuum rugs, etc. We need 2 to 4 members or friends to be willing to prepare for the move.

If you are willing, please contact Bob Gehrke at  president@pocatellouu.org or text 208-680-4766, and he will keep you informed of when we can begin. Afterward, we will ask another group to do the actual move of office furniture, books, and storage items, etc.

GIVING UPDATE
With the generosity of several recent new pledgs and donors, PUUF has nearly made it to our 2020-21 goal for the operating budget. Only $1,320 left to go! Thanks to those who have donated: currently, 23 households have donated or pledged amounts averaging $2,117 per household. We are thankful for this broad base of support for PUUF’s annual budget.

SEPTEMBER WORSHIP SERVICES
Now that summer has ended, our worship services are on the first, third and fifth Sundays only – still all virtual via Zoom, at 4:00pm. Here’s our worship schedule for September:

Sunday, Sept. 20th: “In-Gathering” Our casual summer salons end for another season, and our in-gathering marks the beginning of our Fall and Winter services. How do you bid summer farewell this year? How do you open your heart to a new season of worship, learning, and striving for beloved community? 

Rev. Jenny Peek is our worship leader for this first ever all virtual in-gathering service. All are invited to send creative expressions to Rev. Jenny, at minister@pocatellouu.org. With the theme of in-gathering, long celebrated with the metaphor of water, we might send photos of art work, poetry or prose with a brief description of its meaning.

UU KIDS TAKE THE STAGE IN OTAS’ “LIGHT IN THE LIBRARY”
Opens tonight! — the latest Old Town Actor’s Studio production.  Show times: Sept. 11, 12, 14, 18, & 19 at 7:30 p.m. Matinees on both Saturdays at 1:00.  Show runs less than an hour.
These kids and adults are doing a great job keeping theater alive in Pocatello. Seating is limited and masks required. Order tickets here.


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