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UUCA: In The Know

April 25, 2018

In the Know
an e-newsletter designed to inform you of weekly events at the 
Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis

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generalannounceGeneral Announcements

Extended Deadline – May 10th 

How do you think we should govern and manage our church? We want to hear your views. Later this year our Governance Committee will be making recommendations to the Board on how we should best govern ourselves. We have a survey for you to complete that will ensure that your voice is heard and that your ideas are taken into account. Complete the survey online by clicking on the link on the UUCA website under ‘GOVERNANCE TEAM’ or pick up a hard copy at the Narthex. (If you start the on-line survey and want to get back in to complete it later, you’ll need to erase your browser history in order to bring it up again.)

General Assembly (GA) 2018

If you’re thinking about going to this year’s General Assembly, which is being held in Kansas City, MO from June 21 – 24, please contact  Rev. Kathleen  by May 1.  UUCA is given eight (8) delegate credentials.  This means that as a delegate you may carry UUCA’s banner in the opening night parade, attend and vote at GA business sessions and bring back some of the insights and learnings from GA to benefit UUCA.  Delegates must be members of UUCA in good standing.  For more information, or to ask to be a delegate, please contact Rev. Kathleen Rolenz.  

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upcomingsermonsUPCOMING SERMONS
Sunday, April 29   

Services at 9 AM & 11:15 AM
Restless Souls
Rev. John Crestwell
Join Rev. John, Joshua Long and others as we celebrate in song and analyze in word the emergence of a new paradigm shift as a generational transition manifests opening new vistas of opportunity for all.

Sunday, May 6
Services at 9 AM & 11:15 AM
A Celebration of U.U. Principles through the Arts
While there is much diversity of beliefs among Unitarian Universalist congregations, we affirm and promote a common set of principles. Join us for an arts-infused celebration of our principles, with musical contributions by Max Ochs and friends, the UUCA Choir, Spirit Singers, and Awake Singers and Band. Rev. Kathleen Rolenz and Rev. John Crestwell will offer spoken reflections.

childcareandreChildcare & R.E. Announcements

Childcare for Sunday April 29
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 R.E. sanctuary if they wish. Youth ages 10 -18 attending the 9 AM service will remain in service until 10 AM when they will be departing for their R.E. classes. Nursery is available for children 6 months – 3 years. Children in childcare will be taken directly to their R.E. classes at 10:10 AM.

middlehourinfoMiddle Hour Information
Middle Hour for Sunday, April 29
At 10:10 AM, children & youth attend R.E. classes while adults can
 choose from one of the options listed Below:  
  • Inquirers Series #6 Social Action & Justice   (Library)
  • Ukulele 101 (Sanctuary)
  • Death Cafe (R.E. Sanctuary)
  • Lighthouse Shelter (MacLean)
*please check the whiteboards located inside the upper & lower entrance for the most up-to-date information, as the schedule may vary.
weeklyeventWeekly Events April 25 – May 1
Thursday April 26

Mindfulness of the Earth and Climate

When: Thursday, April 26, 7 – 8:30 PM
Where: Sanctuary

WhatSue Warren leads the Mindfulness Practice Group in silent meditation then offers a physician’s recommendations for Mindfulness during accelerating climate change.

Contact: Phyllis Culham

Saturday April 28
UUCA Outdoor Club


When: Saturday, April 28, 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Where: Flag Ponds Nature Park
What: Walk at Flag Ponds Nature Park, Prince Frederick, MD.  Lunch at a local restaurant.  Meet at the church at 9:00 am to carpool. 
Contact: Eloise Hoyt, 410-768-4932   

Spring Cleaning Time at UUCA!

When: Saturday, April 28,  9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Where:  Entire church
What:  Join fellow members in our annual Spring Cleaning. We wash windows, clean out closets and cupboards, spot wash walls, etc…  It’s a great community building event.  Bring special tools for window washing if you like that.  Children with supervising parents are welcome! Stay for an hour or the entire time.  Let’s keep UUCA beautiful.  
Contact: Dianne Moreau

Sunday April 29

Buddhist Five Remembrances of Death & Loss
When:  Sunday, April 29, 8:30 – 9:30 AM

WhereEmerson Rm, Sensei 
What:   Bob Ertman leads meditation guided by the Five Remembrances; discussion follows. Fits well as preliminary to our following Death Cafe in Middle Hour.  ContactPhyllis Culham 
UUCA, a Sanctuary Church

When: Sunday, April 29,  12:30 PM
Where:  Sanctuary
What: Want to know what’s up with UUCA’s sanctuary church efforts? On Sunday April 29, the UUCA Sanctuary Church Committee will offer an opportunity for the congregation to be updated about the committee’s progress with respect to providing sanctuary, hosting, community outreach and justice advocacy. Come to hear a guest speaker share about her experience as an immigrant from El Salvador and to hear about UUCA’s involvement with the Annapolis Immigration Justice Network (AIJN). Learn what lies ahead for UUCA in our commitment as a sanctuary church. Childcare will be provided and Caliente Grill will be onsite offering authentic tamales for sale. Plan to participate in a drawing for a mystery prize by bringing a pair of gardening gloves or a hand trowel to donate to one of the projects being supported through the AIJN. Come, learn, participate, and enjoy Latino music and food!   Contact: Stephanie Anderson

Tuesday May 1
Tuesday Lunch Bunch
When:   Tuesday, May 1, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Where:  Library
What:    50 Years after Dr. King: Race, Religion, & Resistance.  Bring lunch to the  UUCA library at noon, watch this brand new episode of the CBS Religion & Culture series at 12:30 PM, discuss where we are now 1-1:30 PM.  Contact:  Phyllis Culham

UU Humanists “The Gene – An Intimate History”

When: Tuesday, May 1, 6 PM Potluck – 6:30 PM Discussion
Where: Narthex
WhatBook Discussion by Pulitzer Prize winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee.  “One of the most powerful dangerous ideas in the history of science.”   Contact Cliff Andrew
upcomingeventUpcoming Events
Nifty 50’s + Potluck Supper 
When:  Saturday, May 5, 6:00 PM
Where: Narthex & Kitchen
What:  The next Nifty 50’s + potluck supper is scheduled for May 5, 2018 at 6:00pm in the church.  We will celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  Please RSVP.

Contact:  Claire Morgen or Jean McCarty, 410-266-6774

“The Chesapeake Show” @ UUCA
When: Sunday, May 6, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Where:  Gallery 333
What: The Chesapeake Show Opening! The glorious Chesapeake is the theme chosen by a group of local artists for the upcoming art show at Gallery 333. Scenes and activities characterizing the Chesapeake will be featured in a variety of media including oils, acrylics, watercolor and hand cut paper. Celebrate the long awaited spring weather in our beautiful Bay area by supporting our artists.  
Contact: Debbie Boudra
 Arts in the Woods – “Art and Soul of the Violin” 

When: Sunday, May 6, 3:00 PM
Where:  Sanctuary
What:  Master violinist Jose Miguel Cueto gives a solo performance of the “Art and Soul of the Violin ”  as part of the Arts in the Woods music series. Renowned as a concert master, soloist, and chamber musician, Cueto is also a dedicated educator and will engage listeners in exploring the violin’s capacity for tonal beauty. The program features works by Bach, Paganini, Ysaye, and Kreisler. Tickets are $15 at the door.  Contact:Betsy Kraning
savethedateSave the Date

FREE Book Swap

When: Sunday, May 20, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Where: Outside/Narthex & Gallery if inclement weather
What:  Bring books to donate and take some home – the ultimate in read-cycling!  CD’s, LP’s, puzzles and/or games also welcome.  Outdoor venue unless raining, will be moved indoors.  Please hold your books & drop off the day of the swap—there is no storage area at the church.
Contact:  Marie Gomba, 443-454-2412 (text only)

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