Rev. Scott Aaseng:


Office Hours:

10 -11 a.m.       Sunday, October 19

10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Tuesday, October 21

4-7 p.m.            Saturday, November 1



*Walk-ins are welcome, though emailing for an appointment is helpful.

Next service- October 19, “Zen and the Art of Teamwork”



October 17 and 18 - Rummage Sale: Our semi-annual rummage sale is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18. Finally, all the stuff cluttering your house can find a good home, and you can find some new treasures to replace them! The hours will be 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.  Saturday. Remember, volunteers setting up get first dibs on the good stuff. We will begin taking donations on Sunday, October 12. Please make sure clothes and other articles are clean and in good repair.

As usual, we will need all the help we can get for setting up all the week before, as well as working the sale days. If you can give even an hour, we will be glad to have you. Even more important is tear-down on Saturday; that has to be done much more quickly. If you are willing and able to help transport larger items, that would be very much appreciated. Please contact Rosalind Davila for more information or to volunteer.


New UU Sessions in the Parish Hall: Choice of afternoon or evening sessions. Sign up sheet is posted on the library table or call the church at 219-942-1611. Please note, all four sessions must be attended in order to qualify for membership.

Wednesday, November 12: Both sessions need to be attended, but decide which time works best for you.

  • Session 1: "Sharing Personal Religious Odysseys" leg by Scott Aaseng, 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. and repeated at 7 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
  • Session 2: "Learning the History of Unitarian-Universalism" led by Brian Barnes, 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. and repeated 8:15 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday, December 3: Both sessions need to be attended, but decide which time works best for you.
  • Session 3: "Serving as a Unitarian-Universalism" led by Connie Barnes and Carla Banks, 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. and repeated 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
  • Session 4: "Exploring Issues within Unitarian-Universalism" led by Scott Aaseng, 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. and repeated 8:15 p.m. - 9 p.m.


Introducing Monthly Birthday Coffee Hours: On the second Sunday of each month, those who share a birthday that month are invited to help us all celebrate. It's a little different twist--we're asking the birthday celebrants to provide something to share for that Sunday's Coffee Hour. Add your name to the easel for that month's birthdays so everyone may wish you a Happy Birthday! For example, on the second Sunday of September (September 14), we'll celebrate all September birthdays. If you were born that month, please bring a treat to share and allow all of us to celebrate you. October birthdays will be celebrated during coffee hour of that month's second Sunday, October 12, November birthdays on November 9, and so on. We're glad you were born!


10 a.m. Sunday, October 19, First Hour Forum in Parish Hall main room upstairs. Topic: “Unitarians, Libertarians, Libertarian Unitarians, and Unitarian Libertarians.” 11 a.m. service, Rev. Scott Aaseng (see above).

12 p.m. Wednesday, October 22, Common Reader Book Group will meet at the church. Please bring your lunch. We will be discussing a yet-to-be selected book for October. We will let you know the title through the weekly email and Sunday bulletin. Books will be available on the first Sunday in October. See Sandy Ashmore. The Comfort Shawl Ministry will also meet on the same day about 1:30 p.m. Bring your hooks and needles; there is lots of yarn on hand. Contact Wendy Masters through the church office with any questions.


9 a.m. Saturday, October 25, Cafe Agape Every Saturday, the Presbyterian Church of Hobart hosts Cafe Agape, a free community meal. First Unitarian volunteers coordinate a meal once a month. This month’s coordinators are Connie Karras and Kristin Neria. They are looking for people to arrive at the Presbyterian Church to prepare food from 9 - 11 a.m., to serve food from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and to help with clean-up from noon - 2 p.m. (Help with all if you can.) There is a sign-up sheet in Parish Hall, or contact Connie and Kristin.


10 a.m. Sunday, October 26, First Hour Forum in Parish Hall. Topic: "Transcendentalism -- program introduction.” 11 a.m. service, Rev. James A. Hobart, “The Religious Imagination.” Jim attended Meadville Theological School and is now in his 51st year in the UU ministry. He has served congregations from Massachusetts to Colorado. In the UUA, his service has included the Commission on Appraisal, the Board of Trustees, the Ministerial Fellowship Committee, the Journey Toward Wholeness Transformation Committee and the Nominating Committee. His work has included civil rights, black empowerment, and anti-racism/anti-oppression.


7 p.m. Saturday, November 1, Wheel of the Year Our local chapter of the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) will celebrate the Samhain in the fellowship hall.  The ritual will be followed by a pot luck, so bring a dish to share. This event is open to the public. All ages are welcome, but no child care is provided so that children may participate (you may accompany your child in the nursery if they need a break). Minors must bring a parent. Participants must sit within the Circle, and give their name during introductions. For more information, contact Kele Ivey or Patricia Riley-Churilla.


6:30 p.m. Friday, November 7, First Friday Games and Potluck Join us for our game and  potluck night. Bring your favorite game (board and card games), and a dish to share. Or just bring the food and see what everyone else is playing. Be sure you are able to explain any game you bring, in case others have never played it before. We eat at 6:30 p.m., and we break out the games soon after. Contact Patricia Riley-Churilla.


5 – 9 p.m. Saturday, November 15, Let's Go to the Movies! Michele Ferrell, religious education chair, will be introducing Popcorn Theology in November. Popcorn Theology is borrowed from a middle school Unitarian Universalist curriculum, and will be offered as a multigenerational religious education experience. The movie for the first session will be “Back to the Future.” Feel free to come late or leave early, if needed, these will be informal sessions. All ages are welcome and encouraged for this movie. Bring a dish, snack, or beverage to share, if you wish. Do you have a favorite movie? Anyone interested in hosting a Popcorn Theology session at church, their home, or another venue, please contact Michele for a list of movies and the curriculum. Any questions, please contact Michele.




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