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Middle Hour/RE at 10:10 AM
Summer 10:00 AM Worship begins May 28

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Planting seeds as part of our Transformation theme work.
[Photo by Michele Reese]
April 26, 2017

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Childcare & Middle Hour Announcements
General Announcements
Weekly Events

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Sunday, April 30   
Services at 9:00 & 11:15 AM



















Rev. John Crestwell
















Today we examine the many meanings behind the word resurrection and its ramifications for us as a beloved community committed to justice, equity, and compassion. Music by the Spirit Singers and Josh Long.













Sunday, May 7
Services at 9:00 & 11:15 AM


“Dear (White) Members & Friends”


Rev. Fred Muir













This Sunday, join Rev. Fred Muir as we participate in a teach-in on racism and white supremacy.  Our Unitarian Universalist community will be participating with thousands of UUs around the country in this large-scale historic action.  This call to action and worship comes from a growing network of UUs – religious professionals and lay leaders from both within and outside congregations – led by UUs of color and white UUs working together.  Our Middle Hour will host four facilitated “Going Deeper” groups to discuss themes raised in the service.  In preparation for our time together, read this excerpt from Dr. King’s “Letter From a Birmingham Jail”. Music by the UUCA Choir. 














 reannouncementsChildcare & Middle Hour Announcements 


Childcare for Sunday, April 30-


General Childcare Session



At 9:00 AM & 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. At 10:00, youth classes begin, so they should leave the service accordingly.
Nursery care will be available for children ages 0-3 years of age. 


Middle Hour for Sunday, April 30 (10:10-11:10 AM):
At 10:10 AM, RE classes are offered for children; and the following are options for adults:
Inquirers Series – Faith Development
Adult Building Bridges – Buddhism
Beltane Celebration with Full Circle
**be sure to check the whiteboards inside the entrances for class locations or changes to the schedule

General Announcements




April’s Theme is Transformation



Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one.        ~Marianne Williamson


Notes on Blindness – a poetic and intimate story of loss, rebirth and transformation.
The Fisher King – a beautiful and touching testimony to the power people have to heal and transform each other.
Other People – a story of being brought back to life by accepting death.
UUCA Highlights The May issue of Highlights is available.

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weeklyeventsWeekly Events 

Events for Thursday, April 27

Men’s Weekly Breakfast Group
When: Thursday, April 27, 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 & A Path From White Supremacy to a Future? 
When: Thursday, April 27, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Where: Sanctuary
What: Phyllis Culham leads initial silent meditation & offers very brief background on failures of mindful communication causing pain within the UUA, with opening & closing words from our Practice Book, i.e., our Covenant and the Fourth Mindfulness Training. Text of a proposed UU Eighth Principle will be presented for discussion in accordance with our commitment to Mindful Speech and Deep Listening. 

Contact: Phyllis Culham 
Events for Friday, April 28

Fourth Friday Concert Series
When: Friday, April 28, 8:00 PM
Where: Sanctuary
What: Bach ‘n Roll… from Bach to Boogie with the Dancing Heart Ensemble featuring Karen Johnson (flute), Bryan Bourne (trombone) and Mariko Hiller (piano). Enjoy a Bach Sonata, piano improv of a Beethoven concerto, a Ralph Vaughan Williams Suite de Ballet, an Elizabethan Songbook and a jazzy tune WaveTickets are $15 (available only at the door); or buy a series ticket for $60 (5 admissions).
Contact:  Church Office


Events for Sunday, April 30

Meditation Guided by Gathas & Spring Quarter Sangha Meeting
When: Sunday, April 30; 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Where: Emerson room
What: After meditation guided by gathas the usual programming in Introduction to Mindfulness & Meditation is superseded for a sangha meeting. All sessions including this one are open to all, although the quarterly sangha meetings can be boring. 
ContactPhyllis Culham 
UU Theists
When: Sunday, April 30; 12:15 PM
Where: Young room
What: Those interested in theism from a UU perspective are welcome to join us… we will meet briefly in the Young room, then likely adjourn to the Light House Bistro.
ContactJohn Fischer
Events for Tuesday, May 2

Lunch & Video Discussion Group
When: Tuesday, May 2, 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, May 2, 5:00 – 6:45 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
UU Humanists
When: Tuesday, May 2, 6:00 – 9:00 PM


What: 6:00 PM potluck meal; 6;30 PM check-in & program – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.


ContactCliff Andrew
 upcomingeventsUpcoming Events  

Outdoor Club
When: Saturday, May 6, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: carpool from Park & Ride, I-97 & Benfield Blvd, Severna Park
What: American Visionary Art Museum Kinetic Sculpture Race. We will sit to watch the fun at Canton Waterfront Park. All are welcome to join us!
Contact:  Eloise Hoyt
SURJ Meeting
When: Saturday, May 6, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Where: Sanctuary
What: Meeting of the Annapolis chapter of “Showing Up for Racial Justice”. All are welcome. Childcare available. 
Contact:  Linda Mundy
Nifty 50+ Potluck
When: Saturday, May 6, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Where: Sanctuary
What: Join this group of lively seniors for a Cinco de Mayo potluck. Please RSVP to the contact below! 
Contact:  Claire Morgen

NEW DATE!! Spring Book Swap
When: Sunday, May 21, before/after services
Where: outside front entrance (weather permitting)

What: Bring your used books, CDs, DVDs and swap for a “new” collection. Leftovers will be donated. Help also needed for set up and clean up.

Please note that the swap date has been changed AND the church CANNOT store books until May 21. We simply do not have the space. 


Contact:  Eloise Hoyt


 upcomingeventsSave the Dates

UU Humanists – An Evening with Richard Dawkins
When: Wednesday, May 24, 4:30 – 11:00 PM
Where: Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, DC
What: Meet at UUCA at 4:30 PM to carpool to DC. We’ll have dinner at Founding Fathers, then head to the Lisner Auditorium for the program. 


Rev. Christina’s Farewell Potluck
When: Sunday, June 11, 11:30 AM
Where: Sanctuary
What: Please mark your calendar now for this celebration of Rev. Christina’s ministry here at UUCA! More details coming soon….
Contact:  Linda White


Spring Cleaning Day!
When: Saturday, June 21, 8:30 AM – Noon
Where: main building
What: Join the Keeping Our Space Beautiful committee and help keep our sacred space spic and span! Don’t forget to bring your cleaning tools along with you!
Contact:  Dianne Moreau


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