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Simply Splendid at Smithton
by Rev. Rebecca M. Cartus
©2014
‘Tis a gift to be simple . . . True enough. A single rose. A solitary diamond. A striking view. Unaffected by the ornamentalism that adorns most of our world, simple rests on the solid foundation of life at its most basic - clear, clean, classic. 
Simplicity as a gift? Absolutely.

Yet sometimes the simple needs a boost, a dash of the splendid to sweeten its single flavor essentials. Because, like the legendary spoon full of sugar, a healthy dose of splendid can help a lot more than medicine go down in a most delightful way.

Here at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Smithton, we take great care to provide the basics in services and ceremonies and celebrations. Firmly rooted in the Unitarian Universalist tradition, charmingly housed in a historic church, and diligently prepared by a dedicated congregation, our offerings are simple
     - meaningful services, moving ceremonies, memorable celebrations.

But we of the UUCS also strive to invest our contributions with more than the fundamentals - to enliven them with a hint of enchantment, a taste of imagination, a touch of the divine. 
    Our services honor the sacred space within and among and beyond ourselves. 
    Our ceremonies reenact time-honored rituals in contemporary style. 
    Our celebrations cut loose and raise the roof.

All prepared in the spirit of love.
All presented in the service of others. 

Not just simple but splendid, too. 
Simply Splendid at Smithton. 

All you need to do is come.

Come, come whoever you are.
Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving.
Ours is no caravan of despair.
Come, yet again, come.
-Rumi


The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Smithton
251 Second Street
Smithton, PA 15479
724.870.5056
uucofsmithton@gmail.com
Rev. Rebecca M. Cartus (FCM)
412.716.4375
rmcartus@icloud.com

Sunday Services
Each service begins at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Smithton. Members and friends, guests and visitors come together in the sanctuary, center on the theme for the day, sit in silence and speak in depth, and then go back to their lives, carrying in their minds and hearts the light of truth, the warmth of community, and the fire of commitment. 
Sunday Services in July 2015

Sunday, July 5
Confronting Racism: The Don'ts and Dos of Humanism
                by Scott Alexander
Sunday, July 12
Earth Story
                by Kristine Morrow, Guest in the Pulpit
Sunday, July 19
        Sing Out, Louise
                by Rev. Rebecca M. Cartus
                    (Conclusion of the Lift Every Voice service series)
*Sunday, July 26
Are We Alone?
                by Scott Alexander

*Lay Leaders Needed
    Lay leaders are needed for the following dates:
        
        Sunday, August 23
        Sunday, August 30
        Sunday, September 6

Please contact Rev. Becky if you are interested in
leading one of the above services at the UUCS.

The Rev. Rebeca M. Cartus
rmcartus@icloud.com
412.716.4375



Looking Ahead . . . 
Fall PUC
The fall meeting of the Pennsylvania Universalist Convention will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Smithton, 251 Second Street, Smithton, PA 15479. 
Please contact James Sims, the PUC trustee for more information (army379@yahoo.com)

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Smithton

A place you will want to be . . . 

    The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Smithton, an energetic congregation with a broad vision and an open heart, stands as a progressive voice in Southwestern Pennsylvania for the last 150 years. Today UUCS strives to provide a safe place in the neighborhood for individuals to pursue spiritual identity and for the community to promote progressive change that works for the good of all.

    The UUCS holds Sunday services that begin at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary and that are followed by coffee (or tea or juice or whatever) and conversation in the kitchen. Sunday services are open to everyone.

    




    Plan to join us at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Smithton. 
We can hardly wait to see you!

Rev. Rebecca M. Cartus (FCM)
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Smithton
251 Second Street
Smithton, PA 15479
724.872.5056
uucofsmithton@gmail.com
rmcartus@icloud.com
412.716.4375





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Unitarian Universalism is a caring, open-minded religion
 
that encourages you to seek your own spiritual path. 
 
Our faith draws on many religious sources, welcoming
 
people with different beliefs.  We are united by shared
 
values, not by creed or dogma.  Our congregations are
 
places where people gather to nurture their spirits and
 
put their faith into action by helping to make our communities -
 
and the world - a better place.
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