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Here are two new articles for September 2012 ~
(Ham Biscuits Optional)
By Deidre Richardson
The month our family moved to Virginia from Connecticut, the high school boosters club president asked parents to contribute refreshments to the concession at Saturday games. She said, "'I'm making the ham biscuits." What I heard was "The Ham Biscuits", a lofty, regional creation that others knew about and I didn't; I wondered if it was biscuit with ham flavoring. I discovered that ham biscuits are delicious and decided they were Virginia's equivalent of baked ziti, the Italian-American comfort food served at every Connecticut youth sports awards dinner.
How can we share Unity so that someone new to it is more likely to understand? You may recall moments that were ripe for mentioning Unity to a friend, neighbor or colleague. When these golden opportunities arise, plant the seed". Share what Unity of Fairfax means to you and stay attuned to modeling Unity's message and putting spiritual knowledge into practice. As interest develops, invite your friend to visit our wonderful web site and to come to a service, social event or study group with you.
These golden moments also open the door to share our new informational brochure. As Gina Haldeman said at a recent Sunday service, this lovely handout highlights what makes Unity special. It includes a welcome message from our senior minister, our web site address and contact information - all words that help folks feel less like a stranger to Unity.
Find the new brochures in the atrium right outside the sanctuary doors. Stick a few in your pocket or handbag. The brochures go to newcomers and they're making their way into our local community, starting with the popular farmers market set up in our parking lot each Saturday.
Thank you to Karen Skelton, Communications Team member, for spearheading the effort to produce and deliver these great new brochures.
Deidre Richardson is Chairman of the Communications Team.
Last updated on April 1, 2012
Reducing waste, improving our gardens at Unity of Fairfax
Unity of Fairfax commends the joint effort by the EarthCare and Hospitality Sacred Service Ministries to implement a composting ability in the kitchen and for our gardens. Our new EarthCare leader, Pete Clifford, purchased and installed this new composter, affectionately named R2D2. He is now instructing members of the Sunday Hospitality teams on how to properly discard fruit and vegetable matter and coffee grounds; great organic matter that will help fertilize our five sacred acres.
This activity takes Unity of Fairfax one step further towards improving our environmental consciousness and acting for the good of the planet. Great job, teams!
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