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The Pendulum

Newsletter of the UU Church, Odessa, Texas

403 E. 42nd St, Odessa, TX 79761

Updated 5/16/2018

                                      (432)366-7337                            Worship at 10:00 am                                www.uuodessa.org

 

Worship Schedule for May 2018

 

 Date Title Presenter
May 6 Native American Spirituality Cliff
May 13 The Enlightenment - Alan Kors Don
May 20 Roots of American Trancendentalism, by Ashton Nichols Jim
May 27  An Inconvenient Sequel, Part II, Al Gore David

News and Notes

June: Cliff and June traveled to Pine Ridge reservation to meet and talk with Basil Braveheart, a Lakota medicine man. He and his wife were very sweet and interesting. We were gone 12 days.

Next weekend (Motherís Day) we are taking the trailer and staying at Cleburn State Park.  Brandon will be graduating from TCU in Ft. Worth.

  Corrine: I will be going to Newton Falls, Ohio for my sixtieth high school reunion. I will be out of town from June 9 to 19. I will stay with my high school best friend and my sister Meredith. I am very excited about going. I will be giving the church a full report when I get back.

  David: We have hit upon a new prescription of pills for Lois that helps her sleep soundly. She is always much perkier when she has slept well.

My eldest son Carrick and granddaughter Rory visited  Wednesday night May 9. We went out to dinner at Rosa's and had a great time. My friends Kelly and Jeff Brammer had visited El  but they will leave the next morning to drive north.

I have built a rear wheel on a 27 speed hub for our recent velomobile kit order.

I continue my training rides in the early morning (4 to 6 AM) on Illinois out to Loop 250, thence around Tradewinds and DeVille out to the Kent station and back. Minimum ride distance is 11.5 mi, but extra loops can add up to  33.5 mi. if I have time. I did one 54 mile ride this week.

Jim Camp has joined our Thursday night Menís Group meetings.  We welcome him to our Clan of the Frog Pond Menís group.

  Jim: I participated in the Permian Basin Operaís production of Tosca at the Wagner-Noel Performance Center. It was an enjoyable and interesting experience. I learned a lot about how an opera is produced (it is complicated) and learned about the design of the backstage at the Wagner-Noel, which is also complicated.

I am scheduled to teach the continuing education course on opera at Midland College again next fall. I am already planning the course for the fall and next spring. The course is built around the Live in HD schedule of operas from the Met.

As David said, I have joined the menís group that meets weekly at his house. It is a pleasant group to participate in.

    Bear: If anyone wants to contact Megan Siepak, here are her addresses:

            email:               jessy8celeste@gmail.com

              US mail:          Box 17

                                  SUNY

                                    735 Anderson Hill Rd.

                                    Purchase, NY  10577-1499  

  Even better, Megan was home and at church on Sun. Jan. 7. It was so great to see and hug her! Megan's school is just a short distance from the village near Sleepy Hollow where my son Eric now lives and works, so they should be able to talk and possibly meet.

    Find copies of the up-dated Membership roster on the credenza by the front door.

  If you have news &/or notes to share, please email them to Bear at  swimbear@cableone.net for the newsletter and to dmeengr@gmail.com  for our website. We can now make web site updates quickly and easily.

The Clan of the Frog Pond menís group meets each Thursday evening at 8 PM at David Egglestonís home, 1605 W. Tennessee, Midland. Men are invited to share their life experiences and feelings in a secure, supportive atmosphere following Native American tradition. For more information contact David at 352-3681, or Cliff at 550-3302.

 

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