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Middle Hour/RE at 10:10 AM

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Rev. Christina talks about falling into a trapeze net
during Sunday’s Wonder Box message.
March 22, 2017

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Childcare & Middle Hour Announcements
General Announcements
Weekly Events

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Sunday, March 26     

Services at 9:00 & 11:15 AM




Rev. John Crestwell 













Today we will examine “risk” through British Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling’s poem, If, written in 1895.  The words were originally a message of advice from a father to a son. How can we translate Kipling’s message today as we face a country and world where our discomfort may be required to move humanity forward toward justice, equity and compassion? This is an AWAKE-style worship service; with music by Josh Long and AWAKE musicians.



















Sunday, April 2


“Our Word is Our World”


YRUU Service










Please join the YRUU (high school youth) as they explore “words”. As a UU what words do we use to amplify and express our principles and what we value? The meaningful choice and the power of the words we use to engage in our world.
9:00 AM Service ONLY, followed by Congregational Meeting at 10:30 AM. Childcare provided for both – NO Middle Hour or RE.











 reannouncementsChildcare & Middle Hour Announcements 


Childcare for Sunday, March 26-
Children’s Chapel – “Risk”: Michele Reese


At 9:00 & 11:15 AM, children ages 4-9 begin the service in the sanctuary, and are “sung out” following the Wonder Box message to attend childcare if they wish. Youth ages 10 and up remain in the service. Those attending RE classes should exit the service in time to arrive at 10:00 AM. Nursery care will be available for children ages 0-3 years of age. 


Middle Hour for Sunday, March 26 – 10:10 AM
During this time, RE classes for children and youth are held, as well as the following options for adults:
New Member Ceremony
“Five Wishes” Conversation with UUCA Care Team
Ethical Investing
UULM-MD Presentation
*please check whiteboards inside entrances for class locations or changes

General Announcements



March’s Theme: Risk




Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
~T. S. Eliot



Movies & Television


“‘Jose Antonio Vargas’ parents brought him to the United States from the Philippines when he was 12. His immigration, he discovered some years later, was illegal. He eventually became a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at The Washington Post and other outlets, all while hiding his status. Finally, in 2011, he took the risk of coming out as an undocumented immigrant…”



A heart-rending documentary about a small island between Libya and Sicily where illegal immigrants from Africa stop on their way to Europe. The risks the refugees and the locals take.



What happens if we fight too hard against the risk of future disappointment?









Our parking lot has become quite busy on Sunday mornings (yay!) but there are some areas that are designated NO PARKING zones, but may not be clearly marked on the asphalt. You can click here to view/print the parking diagram pictured below, but a few things to note include:
      – Do Not Park along the bushes directly in front of the church, along the side of the upper lot and across from handicap and visitor parking spaces. This is a designated FIRE LANE.
     – Do Not Park on the hill leading to the athletic field/N. Lawrence Ave
     – Overflow Parking is located behind the Fahs House, where there is a large lot, and more parking exists beyond that lot as well (just keep driving through that lot and down the small hill)
     – You can also park across from the Fahs house, on our property at 1915 N. Lawrence Ave which is a vacant lot. There are parking signs indicating where you can park (head-in parking, not parallel).




Sanctuary By-law



In response to current events, UUCA may adopt a by-law which would make us a Sanctuary Church. This could be our way of taking a stand for our faith and partnering with marginalized people and their leadership. Click here for a copy of the resolution which our UUCA Board passionately and thoughtfully discussed at their most recent meeting and then voted unanimously to recommend for your consideration at the April 2 Congregational Meeting.
We have planned for several congregation conversations to listen to each other and talk about living into radical hospitality as a Sanctuary Church. Please consider attending one of these opportunities:
  Thursday, March 23, 7:00 PM [RE sanctuary]
Sunday, March 26, 12:30 PM [sanctuary]
Tuesday, March 28, Noon [library]
Tuesday, March 28, 7:00 PM [Angebranndt Room]


From the UU Legislative Ministry…



   The Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013, which provided a framework for the development of an offshore wind farm off the coast of Maryland, is now moving forward with a plan that is ready for final approval by the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC). By May 17, the PSC will decide whether to approve Maryland’s first offshore wind energy project. That means Maryland is poised to move one step closer to embracing clean, renewable power as part of the state’s energy future. 
   UULM-MD, along with other members of the Maryland Climate Coalition, is asking that you sign a petition that will be submitted to the members of the Public Service Commission in support of the plan and the clean, renewable energy it will provide. It is critical that they hear from us!
The petition can be found on the UULM-MD table in the narthex or here.
UU Men’s Weekly Breakfast Group
Are you interested in meeting mid-week over breakfast for conversation and fellowship? I belonged to such a group at my former UU church in Reston, VA and it was one of the highlights of my time there. Contact Steve Meyer so we can discuss time and potential locations.
UUCA Highlights The March issue of Highlights is available.

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weeklyeventsWeekly Events 

Events for Thursday, March 23 

Meditative Path of Christianity & Mindfulness
When: Thursday, March 23, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Where: Sanctuary

What: Jim Chance leads initial silent meditation then discusses how his meditative path evolved through Christianity and Mindfulness. Plenty of time for discussion! 

Contact: Phyllis Culham 
Events for Friday, March 24

Fourth Friday Concert Series
When: Friday, March 24, 8:00 PM
Where: Sanctuary
What: From Classics to Slang with the Strata Ensemble featuring James Stern (violin/viola), Nathan Williams (clarinet) and Audrey Andrist (piano). The program offers German Romanticism, Parisian charm, Eastern exoticism and American swagger with music by Max Bruch, Jean Francaix, Aram Khachaturian and Libby Larson. Tickets are $15 (available only at the door); or buy a series ticket for $60 (5 admissions).
Contact:  Church Office


Events for Saturday, March 25

Black Lives Matter Concert & Bazaar
When: Saturday, March 25, 4:30-6:00 PM [bazaar]; and 6:30-8:00 PM [concert]
Where: Sanctuary/narthex
What: Join us for this opportunity to share our UU values with the wider community! The bazaar will feature UUCA’s social justice groups plus a marketplace with food. The concert will include acts like Gospel Travelers, Remnant, and Expressions Dance Company. Freewill donation only; sponsored by the UUCA Music Department & AWAKE Ministries. 
Contact:  Betsy Kraning
Events for Sunday, March 26

Metta (Loving-Kindness) Meditation As a Daily Practice:
When: Sunday, March 26; 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Where: Emerson room
What: Paul Dray leads initial meditation guided by gathas and discusses his own daily metta meditation & how it contributes to his well-being. (Image: Paul, self-portrait) 
Contact:Phyllis Culham 
Youth Visioning Workshop [COA & OWL]
When: Sunday, March 26; 9:00-9:55 AM
Where: Young room
What: Youth will be asked about their UUCA experience and participate in visioning exercises led by church members Linda Rhoads and Linda Mundy. At the close of each session, youth will be dismissed to attend their respective RE classes as normal.
Meet the Artist Book Signing
When: Sunday, March 26, 12:30 – 1:00 PM
Where: Gallery
What: Gallery 333 hosts “Through the Years”, a restrospective by Mildred Bottner Anderson for the months of March & April. The show features watercolors, oils and acrylics of peaceful country landscapes, travel memories and joyous florals. 
Mildred has also published two art books brimming with her paintings and writings. The artist will also host a painting demo on April 5 (1:00-3:00). .
Contact: Debbie Boudra
Events for Tuesday, March 28 

Lunch & Video Discussion Group
When: Tuesday, March 28, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Where: Library
What: Bring a bag lunch to eat during the half hour social time; then, view PBS’ Religion & Ethics Newsweekly and discuss. Facilitated by the intern minister on alternating Tuesdays. Program also varies from time to time; check UU Church of Annapolis Facebook page for updates.
Contact: Bob Ertman
Intern Minister Community Office Hours
When: Tuesday, March 28, 3:00 – 5:00 PM


WhereBaltimore Coffee & Tea; Bestgate Rd.


What:Impromptu meeting with the intern minister- just stop by if you wish to chat. For a more formal, private meeting in the office, contact Eleanor.
ContactEleanor Piez
Drum Circle
When: Tuesday, March 28, 7:30 – 9:30 PM




What:Connect with others through the spiritual practice of drumming! No musical experience necessary. Bring a hand percussion instrument or borrow one of our spares.
 upcomingeventsUpcoming Events  

Interfaith Fun Walk/Run
When: Saturday, April 1; Registration 8:30 AM; 9:00 AM race start
Where: meet at UUCA main entrance
What: Raise money for the COA youth trip, exercise, and have fun! 2 mile course (twice around 1 mile neighborhood loop); leashed, well-behaved dogs welcome. Registration fee $10 for 11+, $5 for 10 and under.
Contact: Mike Coleman
Outdoor Club
When: Monday, April 3, 6:45 – 10:00 PM
Where: meet at Cromwell Light Rail Station (6:58 PM train)
What: We’re visiting Light City Baltimore…join us for an evening walk around the Inner Harbor to see the amazing light displays.
Contact: Eloise Hoyt
 upcomingeventsSave the Dates

P.R. Bazaar – “Meet the Annapolis-area Press”
When: Monday, April 3 & 10, 6:15 – 9:00 PM
Where: Sanctuary
What: Editorial representatives from various local media outlets have agreed to participate as panelists during the 2017 PR Bazaar. There will be a different set of panelists each evening, with opportunities for questions as well as lots of take-away materials. Cost is $18/one evening; $30/both evenings. Please specify evening(s) when you RSVP. Pay online via credit card; cash/check at the door. Proceeds benefit UUCA. 
Register online:  Contact: Wendi Winters
UUCA’s Annual Seder
When: Saturday, April 8, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Where: Sanctuary
What: This celebration of freedom combines storytelling with the traditional Seder meal. $10/adult, $5/child, max $20/family. 
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