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        October’s theme is Courage.
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October 11, 2017

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Childcare & Middle Hour Announcements
General Announcements
Weekly Events

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Sunday, October 15









“Why I Am a UU”













Rev. John Crestwell, Associate Minister





I am in my ninth year with you and my 17th as a Unitarian Universalist. I have changed. I am still a UU but not the same UU I was 17 years ago. How have you changed as a UU? Do you feel good about where you are in your faith journey? Join me as we explore our liberal religious journey, together. Music by the UUCA Choir.


























Sunday, October 22
SERVICES AT 9:00 & 11:15 AM
“How We Got This Way” I
Rev. Fred Muir, Senior Minister



















This year is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.  All protestant denominations got their start on October 31, 1571 – and that includes Unitarian Universalism.  It’s been a long journey and this Sunday I will start to unravel the many twists and turns that the journey has taken. Music by Josh Long & Spirit Singers.




















 reannouncementsChildcare & RE Announcements 

Childcare for October 15:
Rehearsal for Children’s Celebration/General – Michele Reese
At 9:00 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 Adults – 10:10 AM
Inquirers: Membership 101 [Library]
UUCA Orchestra Rehearsal [Sanctuary]
Principles of Rising to a Higher Level [Reeb room]
Beyond UUCA with Robin DiAngelo [RE sanctuary]
*please check the whiteboards located inside the upper & lower entrance for the most up-to-date information, as the schedule may vary. 


Information for Parents: Children’s Celebration for Rev. Fred
Sunday, October 15, after Middle Hour [NO 11:15 service] the children & youth will have an opportunity to celebrate Rev. Fred with a brief program & refreshments. 
What Parents Need to Know:
GIFTfamilies can be part of a special gift by stopping by the card table just inside the lower level entrance…pick up some scrapbook paper and create a page for Rev. Fred from your family. IF YOU HAVE A PAGE FOR THE GIFT, PLEASE GIVE IT TO MICHELE REESE FIRST THING SUNDAY MORNING [RE sanctuary].
SNACK – families can bring some coffee hour refreshments for after the 9:00 AM service [so those staying all morning won’t be famished :)]
LOGISTICS for OCTOBER 15 – the celebration will begin in the sanctuary following Middle Hour. Children ages 4-9 who are attending should go DIRECTLY TO THE RE SANCTUARY AT  @ 11:10 [after RE class] YRUU youth should follow directions given them by Paul Berry. ALL OTHERS can go to the sanctuary and find a seat [parents, save a place for your 4-9 year olds!]
Questions? Contact Michele Reese. We’re looking forward to celebrating Rev. Fred, and the kids have been working hard on their special program, plus a few other surprises!

General Announcements


October’s Theme is COURAGE
“Our word ‘courage’ comes from the French word coeur, ‘heart’. Courage is a willingness to act from the heart, to let your heart lead the way, not knowing what will be required of you next, and if you can do it.”

~Jean Shinoda Bolen



#NoMuslimBanEver March



Join UUSC, UUs for Social Justice, the Social Justice Ministry of All Souls Church on Wednesday, October 18 in D.C. to show our solidarity with the Muslim community and to oppose all efforts to criminalize and exclude members of our communities. Meet us at 11:30 AM at Lafayette Square.  Look for the LOVE RESISTS and UUSC banners. Please register here if you can join us.


Light House Pumpkin Patch


Annual pumpkin patch to benefit the Light House will be open October 14-31, Mon-Fri noon-6:00 PM; Sat.& Sun. 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. UUCA is hosting the patch on Monday, October 23. How can you help? Work the patch for a few hours; donate baked goods (wrapped & priced for sale); or purchase your pumpkins & gourds here! Located at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, 1120 Spa Road, Annapolis. 
Contact: Tracy Gill; 410-279-0357


Annual Basket Auction


UUCA’s annual Basket Auction Fundraiser will be held this year November 19 – December 3. Looking for donations of themed baskets valued at $100 or more. Dinners, crafts, excursions, vacations, food, etc. are all great ideas. You (or your group) will be responsible for providing contents and decorated basket. We have a team ready to assist with preparing baskets, if needed. We’re hoping for 40 baskets for bidding! Contact: Rev. John Crestwell if you’d like to donate a basket.


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weeklyeventsWeekly Events 

Events for Thursday, October 12

Men’s Weekly Breakfast Group
When: Thursday, October 12, 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 


Writing Haiku as a Mindfulness Practice


When: Thursday, October 12, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Where: Sanctuary
What: After initial silent meditation, Bob Ertman leads a mindfulness practice of writing haiku, sharply penetrating views of a moment in time. Participants will be invited to share their haiku. [Photo: Bob’s haiku selected for calligraphic demonstration & display at Haiku North America 2017] 
ContactPhyllis Culham 
Events for Saturday, October 14

Outdoor Club
When: Saturday, October 14, 9:00 AM
Where: Park & Ride Benfield Blvd/I-97 to carpool
What: Trip to Oregon Ridge Park for a walk and picnic lunch.
Contact:  Eloise Hoyt


Events for Sunday, October 15

How I Came to Sangha with Sue Warren
When: Sunday, October 15, 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Where: Emerson room
What: Sue Warren leads initial meditation with gathas & discusses how/why she chose to sit with a sangha in mindfulness. One of our (we hope) never ending series from people who sought a meditation group. [Photo: Sue explains the benefits of the Conflict Resolution Center] 
ContactPhyllis Culham 

Children’s Celebration for Rev. Fred
When: Sunday, October 15, 11:15 AM
Where: Sanctuary
What: This morning will be an opportunity for children & youth to thank & celebrate Rev. Fred! They will participate in a brief program followed by special refreshments. Middle Hour as usual, but no second service today. PARENTS: see IMPORTANT information above in the RE Announcement section!!
Contact:  Michele Reese


Events for Tuesday, October 17

Lunch Bunch
When: Tuesday, October 17, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Where: Library
What: Drop in with your lunch at noon; film from CBS Religion & Culture at 12:30; followed by discussion at 1:00. This week- Faith in America: A History – Intolerance of Catholics, Jews, & Muslims in America

[graphic: St.Martin’s Episcopal Church

ContactBob Ertman
UU Humanists
When: Tuesday, October 17, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Where: Narthex

What: Potluck supper at 6:00 PM, followed by discussion of Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion at 7:00 PM.

ContactCliff Andrew
 upcomingeventsUpcoming Events  

Family Fall Fest
When: Sunday, October 29, 12:30 – 2:00 PM
Where: RE Sanctuary/playground
What: Autumn family fun! Crafts, food, and games. Wear your costume to church if you wish. Please bring a food item to share (kid-friendly finger foods are good!). Watch for more details; volunteers needed to assist with games & crafts.
Contact:  Michele Reese


Swimming in the Water: Addressing Unconscious Bias in the UU Church
When: Sunday, October 29, 2:00-5:00 PM
Where: Sanctuary
What: Join renown race expert, Dr. Robin DiAngelo, as she explores: White Culture; Institutionalized Racism; and the Struggle for Diversity in 21st century America.  All are welcome! Childcare will be available. Tickets: $15/presale and $20/at door. Includes light refreshments. 


 upcomingeventsSave the Dates

FIRST Friday Concert Series
When: Friday, November 3, 8:00 PM
Where: Sanctuary
What: Trio Ponce (string trio performers – Alan Saucedo, Marjory Serrano, Cynthia Saucedo) with pianist Brian Ganz
bring us Sparkle and Soul: An Evening of Chamber Music featureing compositions by Rachmaninoff and Beethoven.
Tickets are $15 (available only at the door). 
[Pictured: Brian Ganz]
Contact:  Church Office


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