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Never Lost, Always Wandering (Spirited Searching Part 2)
What does spirited searching mean to you? This Sunday, Northwoods members Scott Witt, Abby Hutchinson, Nate Hanby and Susan Powers share their own reflections on what it means to live a life of spirited searching—and why that matters.
This is the final Sunday in a six-service series reflecting on our threefold mission—Compassionate Community, Spirited Searching and Courageous Action. Three of these services have included Rev. Sarah’s reflections, and three (including this one) center reflections from congregants.
ATTENDING WORSHIP ONLINE
Worship will take place using the Zoom video-conferencing platform.
Use our custom URL to attend service: https://zoom.us/my/northwoodsuu or join by Meeting ID: 766 833 5778.
Also this Sunday…
First Sunday Adult Forum
Coping During Covid
Join Northwoods congregants Takis Bogdanos, Peggy Roscoe and Nancy Arroyo for the third in our series on Caring for Body, Spirit and Mind during this pandemic.
Takis, a licensed professional counselor/ supervisor, will discuss how to maintain a positive attitude during this challenging time. How do you manage mental fatigue—pandemic fatigue? Takis is currently with Chevron’s Global Office of Ombuds, as manager under Diversity and Inclusion.
Peggy and Nancy have some personal experiences and tips to share about managing pandemic tensions. As always, this is a forum and your questions and suggestions are important.
Food on the First
Northwoods has collected thousands of pounds of food for local food banks. While we are social distancing we will take monetary Food Bank collections via the donation website or by text. To make a text donation, text STP with your donation amount to 832-637-6562.
If you would like to make a nonperishable food donation (pasta, peanut butter, crackers, cereals, canned goods, tuna, and the like) you can donate directly to the Interfaith Food Bank. Donations are being accepted at Interfaith anytime during their hours of operation (Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.). Interfaith is located at 4242 Interfaith Way, The Woodlands, 77381.
RE continues! For classroom information and registration links, click below.
Second Hour this fall!
Stay After Service for Conversation and Community
This fall, Northwoods will be offering regular after-service programming designed to meet the needs of different folks in the congregation:
First Sundays: Our excellent and longstanding Adult Forum will continue meeting at 12:15 and offering opportunities for learning, conversation and connection. Right now, Adult Forum is exploring the theme of “Coping.”
Second Sundays: Parents with young kids in the home and RE program are invited to join Gay Lynn Pierce, Coordinator of Religious Education, for conversation and support. Each month, Gay Lynn will introduce the coming month’s take-home materials for families as well. This group will begin at 11:45.
Third Sundays: Our administrator Jamie Thompson will facilitate small group conversations centered around questions related to that Sunday’s themes using Zoom Breakout Rooms. (No special skills required to use Breakout Rooms.)
Fourth Sundays: Leaders of our SEE Justice programs will facilitate learning and conversation around the various social justice issues close to our hearts, including immigration, police reform, reproductive justice, mass incarceration, ecological justice, and so much more.
These groups will meet in the “digital sanctuary,” using the same Zoom link we use for worship: https://zoom.us/my/northwoodsuu. (Meeting ID: 766 833 5778).