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           M.A.D. [Music, Arts & Drama] Camp attendees create ‘stained glass’                for the set design using colored lasagna noodles and contact paper.
[Image by Donna Barnes]
August 16, 2017

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Childcare & Middle Hour Announcements
General Announcements
Weekly Events

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Sunday, August 20
Summer Service 10:00 AM ONLY









“Is Unity an Illusion?”














Rev. Fred Muir, Senior Minister




















It’s about this time every year that we read about the tensions and divisions in religious denominations (we hear about it now because they are having their annual gatherings). Such tensions are a part of our faith history too; in fact, UUs often experienced tensions and divisions before others. Join me as I share one of our faith community’s most tumultuous times and see if it sounds familiar. Music by Sara Jones.














Sunday, August 27
Summer Service 10:00 AM ONLY
“When the Past Becomes Present”
Rev. Fred Muir, Senior Minister












A renowned author noted: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Or as Yogi Berra is supposed to have said: “It’s deja vu all over again.” The last six months have been challenging times for religious liberals, especially Unitarian Universalists. Just when we may have thought our past was dead … here we go again. Join me as I continue looking at how our way of faith has been a harbinger of America’s path. Music by Josh Long.













 reannouncementsChildcare & RE Announcements 



Summer RE:


At 10:00 AM, children ages 5-9 begin the service in the sanctuary until they are “sung out” to attend Summer RE in the RE sanctuary. Youth ages 10-13 can go directly to their class in the Emerson room in the Fahs house.


Nursery care will be available for children ages 0-4 years of age.
Summer Adult Classes:
The “Inquirers” class will be held most Sundays at 11:10. Childcare/nursery will be offered for this class.
At times, there may be other adult meetings – however, caregivers will only be staying past 11:15 if there are parents from Inquirers who need care.
August 20: Inquirers – Worship/Minister Q & A
2017-18 RE Registration is Open
All children ages 0-18 should be registered for RE classes. This year we are also requiring a materials fee of $25 per family which will be collected as part of the registration process. 


Registration link:


General Announcements


2017-18 UUCA Calendar Updates
All group/committee/team leaders have been sent an email reminding them to engage in this process so everyone gets necessary meeting space. Please RETURN the COMPLETED FORM as soon as possible, but NO LATER than AUGUST 30. All space is reserved based on group size and needs, with rentals generating income and church-wide events taking precedence. The update form can also be found HERE. 
Contact: Michele Reese (forms should be sent here as well, or dropped off in the office)

Adult Middle Hour Session Leaders Needed!
The Adult Middle Hour Team is soliciting Middle Hour leaders and ideas for the 2017-2018 church year. You need not be an expert, just interested in sharing something you love with your faith community! Our goal is to provide opportunities for leadership among a large number of church members and friends, and a wide range of subjects that appeal to many learning styles.
Sessions are scheduled by the Adult Middle Hour Team and may include up to three Sundays for each topic. Please submit ideas/requests using this form by September 5.

Retirement Celebration Updates:
For those of you sending in digital images for use in Rev. Fred’s retirement celebration slide show, please use the following email address:
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the Retirement Gift Fund! If you still plan to do so, be sure to make checks payable to Dianne Moreau or Jane Andrew. You can drop your contribution in the box in the office. [And remember – Shhh…it’s a surprise!]
Thank You! -the Retirement Celebration Committee [Dianne Moreau]

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weeklyeventsWeekly Events 

Events for Thursday, August 17

Men’s Weekly Breakfast Group
When: Thursday, August 17, 8:00 AM
Where: The Breakfast Shoppe, Park Plaza Shopping Center. 552 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park
What: All men welcome to join us for fellowship and conversation over breakfast. We’ll meet weekly. 

Contact: Stephen Meyer 

Meditation, Chanting, Harmony of Difference & Sameness
When: Thursday, August 17, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Where: Sanctuary
What: Tom Kibalo leads initial silent meditation & discusses his practice with the Sandokai, aka the Sutra on the Harmony of Difference & Sameness. We will also chant the sutra from our Practice Book. (No chanting experience necessary.)  [Photo by Ray Watkins]
ContactPhyllis Culham 
Events for Sunday, August 20

Fiber Arts Fellowship
When: Sunday, August 20, 8:30 AM
Where: Young room
What: Join other needlecrafters for support, fellowship, and social justice projects.
Contact: Ginger Parsons
Love Without Attachment? Doable!
When: Sunday, August 20, 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Where: Emerson room
What: Third in our series on insights of the Dalai Lama on how we can tackle the big issues of our nation & the world & not burn out or become bitter. It’s notorious that Buddhism advises against attachment. How then can we act from love? Phyllis Culham leads initial guided meditation & then points to his insight. [Yes – this is the same session as advertised last week; that one was rescheduled to this week]
ContactPhyllis Culham 
Events for Monday, August 21


The Church Office will close at 1:00 PM


on Monday, August 21.

Events for Tuesday, August 22

Drum Circle
When: Tuesday, August 22, 7:30 – 9:30 PM
Where: Sanctuary
What: Connect with others through the spiritual practice of drumming. No musical experience necessary. Bring a hand percussion instrument.
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Outdoor Club
When: Saturday, August 26, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: carpool from Benfield Blvd/I-97 Park & Ride
What: Kayak/canoe at Piney Run Park, Sykesville, MD. Kayaks and canoes available for rent or bring your own; also need lunch/water. 
Contact:  Eloise Hoyt


FIRST Friday Concert Series
When: Friday, September 1, 8:00 PM
Where: Sanctuary
What: Poetry & Music: Dancing on the Fragile Edge of the World featuring pianist Brian Ganz with poets Michael Glaser and Deanna Nikaido will present a fusion of poetry and music.Tickets are $15 (available only at the door). 
Contact:  Church Office


 upcomingeventsSave the Dates

Water Communion Service & Ingathering Picnic
When: Sunday, September 10, LAST 10:00 AM SERVICE of the summer
Where: Sanctuary/grounds
What: Bring a small vial of water – from vacation, a river/creek, or your home tap – to mingle with others during the Water Communion ritual. After the service [multi-generational], stay for the fellowship & community-building of UUCA’s annual Ingathering Picnic. Bring a blanket for eating outdoors, and a dish according to the list below:
A-G: green or fruit salad OR finger food like crackers & 
cheese, veggies & dip
H-P: entree’ or hearty salad
Q-Z: dessert
Contact: Church Office



Begin 9:00 & 11:15 AM services 
with Middle Hour at 10:10 AM
on Sunday, September 17
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