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Sunday, February 18

Services at 9:00 & 11:15 AM
The Persistence of Memory
Rev. Kathleen Rolenz 

Memory lingers long – until it doesn’t. When memory fails or fades, what happens to the person or the institution? How does memory shape our understanding of the past and prepare us for the future? This sermon will explore the persistance of our memories and how we make meaning of them. The UUCA Choir will provide music. 

Sunday, February 25

Services at 9:00 & 11:15 AM
Rev. John T. Crestwell, Jr.

Have you ever had your heart broken by life? English poet, David Whyte, says that “heartbreak is how we mature.” It doesn’t feel that way when it’s happening does it? If you’ve had trouble recovering from a setback, this service is for you. Rev. John will discuss how your setbacks are actually setups for spiritual growth. Music by Contemporary Music Director, Josh Long, Nicole Rumeau, and the Spirit Singers.
 reannouncementsChildcare & RE Announcements 

Childcare for February 18:
General Childcare – with Keely Longo
At 9:00 & 11:15 AM, children ages 4-9 begin the service in the sanctuary, and then are “sung out” after the Wonder Box message to attend childcare in the RE sanctuary if they wish. Youth ages 10-18 remain in the service (9:00 AM – youth should depart for their RE classes at 10:00 AM). Nursery is available for children 6 months-3 years. Children in childcare will be taken directly to their RE classes at 10:10 AM.

Middle Hour for Sunday, February 18
At 10:10 AM, children & youth attend RE classes while adults can choose from one of the options listed below:

Inquirers Series: Social Action & Justice [Library]

Beyond Inquirers [MacLean Room]

Theism in a UU Context [R.E. Sanctuary]

*please check the whiteboards located inside the upper & lower entrance for the most up-to-date information, as the schedule may vary. 

February’s Theme is Perseverance

More and more I have come to admire resilience. Not the simple resistance of a pillow, whose foam returns over and over to the same shape, but the sinuous tenacity of a tree: finding the light newly blocked on one side, it turns in another. A blind intelligence, true. But out of such persistence arose turtles, rivers, mitochondria, figs-all this resinous, unretractable earth.
– from Optimism by Jane Hirshfield

Songs and Music:

Higher Ground – Playing for Change – Songs Around the World 


“Gonna keep on try’n till I reach a higher ground…”

Perseverance Banner: Nancy Somers

Camp Beagle Registration is Open!null

(Check church website and Narthex for camper and volunteer registration forms)
WHOChildren & Youth ages 4-17 and Adult Volunteers
WHAT: A fun-filled, week-long voyage of questioning and exploring nature
WHENCamp Dates — Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20, 2018; Registration period — Sunday, Feb. 11th through March 11th; priority given to children with a family member who volunteers for the entire week
WHERE: UUCA church and grounds
COST: : $150 per camper ($130 flat fee + $20 required supply fee); need-based scholarships available
**IMPORTANT NOTE** If adult positions — both volunteer positions and paid Admiral position — are not filled to support camp by March 11th, CAMP WILL BE CANCELLED and deposits returned. Families will be notified by April 1st in order to make alternative childcare plans.

Inclement Weather Policy:

On Sundaysvisit to view a popup message with weather-related cancellations & delays [popups must be enabled in your browser] or call 410-266-8044 for a recorded announcement. 

On weekdaysoffice closings will be announced as above; however, for other meetings & events it is best to contact the individual in charge as those cancellations are often made on a case-by-case basis. 

8th Principle Vote

What is The 8th Principle? What does it mean? Why is it needed? There are numerous opportunities to engage in meaningful conversations about the 8th Principle: Middle Hour March 11 and 18, Congregational Conversation March 25 from 12:30 to 2:30 and talking with someone who is wearing an 8th Principle name tag. Also, members of the 8th Principle Task Force are available to come to your small group meetings. Let us know and we’ll be there. There is now a FAQ available on the UUCA website and at the 8th Principle display in the Narthex.

The February issue of Highlights is available.

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weeklyeventsWeekly Events 

Events for Thursday, February 15

Men’s Breakfast Group
When: Thursday, February 15, 8:00 AM
Where: The Breakfast Shoppe, Severna Park
What: Men meet weekly for breakfast and conversation; newcomers welcome. We meet at The Breakfast Shoppe in Severna Park, except on the fourth Thursday, when our meeting location changes to the Light House Bistro in Annapolis. 
ContactBill Somers 

Film – On Meditation: Writing & Sculpture as Spiritual Practices
When: Thursday, February 15, 7:00-8:30 PM
Where: Sanctuary 
What: The Mindfulness Practice Group offers initial silent meditation & an excerpt of the film On Meditation featuring Peter Matthiesen, novelist, Mark Epstein, spiritual author, & Arlene Shechet, sculptor, on art as a meditative practice in preparation for our Day of Mindfulness in the Arts on Sat. Feb. 24.
Contact: Phyllis Culham
Events for Saturday, February 17

UUCA Outdoor Club 
When:Saturday, February 17, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Washington DC
What: Walk in Washington DC. Site to be determined by weather and group choice. Lunch at a DC restaurant. Meet at church at 9:30 AM to carpool. 
ContactEloise Hoyt 410-768-4932 for more information or to sign up.

Events for Sunday, February 18

Working With Recurrent/Obtrusive Images
When: Sunday, February 18, 8:30-9:30 AM
Where: Fahs House-Emerson Room
What: In Introduction to Mindfulness & Meditation, Allen Tubis leads initial guided meditation & discusses his practice with recurrent mental images. vs. obstrusive thoughts. How do you clear out visual clutter, haunting images? [Photo by The Point Radio] 
ContactPhyllis Culham
Events for Monday, February 19

Church Office is closed on Monday, February 19

Presidents’ Day and

Will reopen Tuesday morning at 9:00 AM

Coming to the Table
When: Monday, February 19, 7:00PM
Where: UUCA sanctuary
What: a local chapter of this group, facilitated for the understanding of racism; its’ trauma and harms; and the healing needed. 

ContactRusty Vaughn

Events for Tuesday, February 20

Tuesday Lunch Bunch – 
Black History Month: Legacy
When:Tuesday, February 20, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Where: Library
What: Bring your lunch and watch part of PBS’s multiple-award winning documentary, Legacy at 12:30 PM, discuss 1:00 – 1:30 PM. Personal & familial transformation in the midst of structural economic barriers, violence & depression. How do they make it? Come discuss.

ContactBob Ertman
[graphic: St.Martin’s Episcopal Church] 

UU Humanist Freethought Film Festival

When: Tuesday, February 206:00 – 9:00 PM
Where: Sanctuary & Narthex
What: Potluck dinner at 6:00 PM (bring an item to share followed by film screening at 6:30 PM of Baraka – “A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.”
Contact: Cliff Andrew
 upcomingeventsUpcoming Events

Day of Mindfulness in the Arts:
Music, Visual, Writing
When: Saturday, February 24, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM
Where: Sanctuary & other spaces at UUCA
What: Day of Mindfulness in Noble Silence with meditation, meditative walking, mindful lunch, choices among spiritual practice music, visual, or writing arts in both morning & afternoon art practice periods. Featuring Josh Long, Jazz singer; Theresa Sise, Cate Bonaccini (Zen student of Natalie Goldberg in spiritual journaling), & Elizabeth Latture’s powerful Letting Go Dolls. Donation of $50 suggested ($20 for underemployed, student, $0 if that’s what you can handle.)

 upcomingeventsSave the Dates

Arts in the Woods Concert Series Presents: 

“Soundscape: Celebrating Debussy’s Complete Preludes” 

When: Sunday

March 4, 

3:00 PM

Where: Sanctuary
What: Marianna Prjevalskaya, winner of top honors at some 20 international piano competitions, will  feature the evocative preludes of Impressionist composer Claude Debussy as part of the UUCA monthly Arts in the Woods concert series. Tickets are $15 at the door.
Contact: Church Office 
17th Annual Wintertime UUCA-Red Cross Blood Drive
When:Saturday March 10, 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Where: Sanctuary 
What: To be a success, we need you!

Appointments are being scheduled in 15-minute increments. Every pint donated has the ability to save three lives. Together, over the years, we’ve helped save a lot of lives – perhaps HUNDREDS! If you are ineligible to give blood but would like to help, we need volunteers throughout the day to help out or to donate baked goodies. To schedule an appointment Contact: Wendi Winters or call 410-562-4189.

Murder Mystery Dinner –
Murder on the Petulant Express
When:Saturday March 17, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Sanctuary 
What: Please join the YRUU high-school youth for a night of food, fellowship, and fun! Help solve the “Murder on the Petulant Express” Proceeds benefit YRUU service learning opportunities. Advance reservations only. Limited Seating. Tickets will NOT be available at the door. Adults and Youth 11 and up $20.00; children 10 and under $10.00. Dinner includes salad, pasta (with gluten free and vegetarian options), bread and dessert. Free childcare available during the show for children 6 and under. Click here to register.
Contact: Paul Berry 

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