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June 21, 2017

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Childcare & Middle Hour Announcements
General Announcements
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Sunday, June 25
Summer Service 10:00 AM ONLY









“Count It All Joy”














Josh Long, Contemporary Music Director




















We may have heard a few sayings like “Count it all joy” or “God is good all the time”; but, really, life is full of challenges and hardships that can bring us great despair. How do we count it all joy amidst a rough political landscape, conflicts amongst our peers, and hardships in our daily lives? Let’s explore how Joy can move beyond our feelings and into the affirmative goodness of life. Music by Sara Jones and Johnelka Stafford.













Sunday, July 2
Summer Service 10:00 AM ONLY
“The Heart Knoweth”
Rev. Fred Muir, Senior Minister







Ralph Waldo Emerson had his finger on the pulse of our nation.  Ahead of his time, his “Harvard Divinity School Address” – called by one Unitarian colleague “the latest form of infidelity” – was simply carrying forward the spirit as witnessed in the birth of our nation. Join me in this first of several looks at how Unitarian Universalism has been a harbinger of America’s path. Music by Max Ochs and Friends.








 reannouncementsChildcare & RE Announcements 



Summer RE:


Children & youth RE classes will be held during the 10:00 AM worship service. See classes & age ranges below:
“We’re On Our Way” [ages 5-9anti-oppression, multi-cultural values curriculum led by Michele Reese in the RE sanctuary. 
“Heeding the Call” [ages 10-13] program on justice-making, in the Emerson room. 


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.
June 25: Inquirers – UU Principles & Sources

General Announcements




June’s Theme is Joy



Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.


“A remarkable illustration of what it means to do something for the love of it. It draws a stark contrast between someone who does something for passion and joy versus someone who does something for money and the numbers.”



Based on C.S. Lewis’ “Surprised by Joy” and his real life experience of losing the love of his life while being sustained by a deeper joy.


A small town looks for a way to claim a winning lottery ticket after the winner drops dead from shock before he can claim his prize. A celebration of stumbling upon joy when you weren’t looking for it.


A masterful celebration of deep joy and the power to create joy even in the midst of the life’s more terrible situations.







Calling All Artists! Members & Friends Gallery 333 Show:



Artists of all ages are invited to participate! This year’s theme is Transforming the Struggle. TO ENTER: Contact Deb Boudra with the titles of your work, media, and sale price by June 27. All art must be delivered – framed & wired to hang – by June 29. Installation is Saturday July 1 at 10:00 AM. 


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The UUCA Care Team has published a new pamphlet – pick up a copy in the narthex or at the Care Corner table – to see what we’re about!
UUCA Highlights The June issue of Highlights is available.

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weeklyeventsWeekly Events 

Events for Thursday, June 22

Men’s Weekly Breakfast Group
When: Thursday, June 22, 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 
Becoming the Bridge: Speaking & Listening Across the Divide
When: Thursday, June 22, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Where: Sanctuary
What: Gwenn Caldwell leads initial silent meditation and shares her practice with neighbors and others in these divisive times for using mindful communication to nurture understanding and transform conflict. She says her practice of the moment is “still aspirational.” Where are you with this? [photo: Michael Mervosh] 
Contact: Phyllis Culham 
Events for Friday, June 23

Fourth Friday Concert Series
When: Friday, June 23, 8:00 PM
Where: Sanctuary
What: Crossover –  The Many Sides of Stef Scaggiari features pianist Stef Scaggiari offering a program of both jazz and light classical music as well as vocals. This popular performer is regularly heard on NPR, has toured extensively and is a local and regional favorite. Tickets are $15 (available only at the door); or buy a series ticket for $60 (5 admissions).
Contact:  Church Office


Events for Saturday, June 24

Outdoor Club
When: Saturday, June 24, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Where: carpool from UUCA
What: Kayak/canoe at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Delaware. Must provide own water craft, paddles, PFDs.
Contact:  Eloise Hoyt
Events for Sunday, June 25

Meditation & Synergy Between Retreat & Recovery
When: Sunday, June 25; 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Where: Emerson room
What: Paul Dray will lead initial meditation guided by gathas & then share his take on the symbiosis between Dharma Retreats & recovery/rehabilitation. [self-portrait by Paul] 
ContactPhyllis Culham 
Events for Tuesday, June 27

Drum Circle
When: Tuesday, June 27; 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 or borrow a spare. 
 upcomingeventsUpcoming Events  

Nifty 50+ “Indoor Cookout”
When: Saturday, July 1; 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Where: Narthex
What: Jean & Claire will be bringing their “George Foreman” grills for hamburgers and hot dogs – you bring the fixins and sides, and a turkey or veggie burger if that’s your choice. We’ll also be saying farewell to Dick & Edna Roop, who are moving to Oak Ridge, TN.
ContactClaire Morgen or Jean, 410-266-6774
 upcomingeventsSave the Dates

MAD Camp
When: Monday-Friday, August 7-11
Where: UUCA
What: Campers will experience a taste of music, art, and drama as they assemble the musical, The Emperor’s New Clothes. Camp runs 9:00-4:00 daily, except Friday when camp dismisses at 2;00, then families return at 6:00 for the performance! Cost is $150; limited scholarships available. 
Contact: Lan Langrick, UUCA Choir Director
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