Caring for Each Other
If you are going through difficult times and would like emotional support, or are in any situation where support and caring are needed, contact
Rev. Jake Morrill, Minister
Rev. Tandy Scheffler, Associate Minister for Faith Formation
Fred Holland, Director of Operations
Jeannie Cuevas, Office Administrator
Caring Coordinators for November:
Nancy Highfill firstname.lastname@example.org 483-7252
Diane Nelson email@example.com 483-0291
Please keep the family of Jo Ann Garrett in your thoughts and prayers. After living with cancer for the last year, Jo Ann died at home in the company of her beloved and loving family.
A memorial will be held for Jo Ann at ORUUC on Saturday, December 1, at 2:00 PM. Those who would like to offer to help or bring food for the reception following can contact Jane Flanagan firstname.lastname@example.org
A memorial service for Eva Andrews will be held on December 15 at 4 pm in the ORUUC sanctuary and will be followed by a reception.
|Tuesday morning, in the company of loved ones, long-time member Bob Peelle died.
Like so many of Oak Ridge’s early generations, Bob was a scientist and an active citizen, who viewed democracy as a participatory activity, serving on the Roane County Commission, among other things. His sharp mind and fierce commitment to justice complemented a gentle and dignified spirit.
Years ago, on a panel for an Oak Ridge High School government class, when a student was aggressively (even a little rudely) challenging him on the limits of the First Amendment, Bob responded thoughtfully, in a way that articulated his own beliefs without shaming his young interrogator for hers. That moment of generosity and grace is only a snapshot of a long life, serving the common good.
Plans for a service have not yet been made. So, for now, please hold Bob’s beloved wife, Elizabeth, in care, along with their daughters.
Ernie Burris is at Oak Ridge NHC in Room 230 where his phone number is 813-1860. You don't have to bring anything but yourself although he accepts cookies, cupcakes, pie, candy (anything sweet) without nuts. Even a 15 minute visit is welcome and appreciated. Ernie misses his church family.
On The Calender This Week
Friday, November 23
Saturday, November 24
1:00pm Tabletop Adventure Group
Sunday, November 25
9:00am Music Rehearsal
10:00am Sunday Worship
11:15am Youth Fundraising Luncheon for Mexico
11:15am Circle of Trust II
11:15am Humanist Discussion Group
11:15am Sunday Morning Yoga
11:15am Youth Faith Formation All Groups
12:15pm ORUUCKids Choir Rehearsal
12:30pm Meditation Group
1:00pm Circles of Trust Vl
Monday, November 26
10:30am Tai Chi Practice
6:00pm Ballroom Dance Class
Tuesday, November 27
7:00pm Meditation Learning and Practice Group
Wednesday, November 28
6:00am Breakfast Rotary Club (Renter)
10:00am NWUU Zoom Meeting
10:30am Tai Chi Practice
11:00am Executive Team Meeting
12:00pm OOS/What's Happening/Exponent Deadline
12:45pm Oak Ridge Ministers Association meeting
4:00pm Brownies & Daisies
4:00pm Girl Scout Troop
5:30pm Line Dancing
5:30pm Circle of Trust lll
5:45pm Sorta Singers Rehearsal
7:00pm Mexico Youth Trip Meeting
8:00pm Band Rehearsal
Thursday, November 29
6:30pm Ecumenical Store House Meeting