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Sunday, November 6th

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Announcements for all this week: 
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*Family Night! Please join us for the next WUUC Family Night.  Bring your family’s favorite games to share. There will be activities for children of all ages and it’s a great opportunity for the adults to catch up while the kids play.  The games and socializing will start at 4:30 and we will have a potluck dinner starting around 5:30.  If your last name begins with A-N please bring a main dish to share.  If your last name begins with O-Z please bring a side dish to share.  Also feel free to bring drinks to share. Please RSVP on the sign-up sheet.

Questions? Contact me @ DenKWoj@gmail.com or 612-702-2422


Blog Highlights

Find your child’s section below!


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(Warm and loving care for our very little ones and Celebrating Me and My World for our preschoolers. This curriculum teaches our children to celebrate their own personal gifts and talents. From a place of feeling special and worthy, the curriculum asks our children to expand their new sense of appreciation to people and things around them)

Volunteers this Sunday: Jennifer Ikeda (supervisor) and Kambria Chott

Youth: Brynn and Collier 

  • Last Sunday: I Can Ask Questions! We learned the most important part of Unitarian Universalism, holy inquiry.
  • This Sunday: Now that we know we can ask questions, we are beginning to become aware of others around us. This Sunday we will learn how to be loving and generous with “I Can Give.”
  • Next Sunday: I Can Share will help us learn how to fairly and peacefully play with our fellow classmates and friends.

Spirit Jam/Kindergarten-5th Grade

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(In Spirit Jam! our youth will alternate Sundays between experiential and embodied learning based workshops and children’s worship services led by Rev. Jamil)

  • Last Sunday:  Dia de los Muertos Chapel with Rev. Jamil. How do we heal from loss?
  • This Sunday: Story Jam! Learn the power of story with story stones and story board crafts. We will begin with our sharing circles, offering, and song and continue with learning about the beauty of the human story.
  • Next SundayMusic Jam with Jahna and Story Jam! It will be so much fun!
Journey Guides this Sunday:
Supervisor: Karen MacKenzie
Journey Guides: Stephanie Priest and David Blomberg
Announcements for Spirit Jam:
  • We are starting a weekly children’s collection, please provide a coin or two for your child’s offering.

Jr. Youth 

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(Building Bridges is a world religions program to deepen youth’s understanding of the dynamic, fascinating, and varied world in which they live. It seeks to broaden their knowledge of humanity and embolden their spiritual search.)


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Happenings

  • Last SundayOvernight and Samhain Intergenerational Chapel
  • This Sunday: Introduction to Islam, come join us for this exciting discussion about one of the worlds largest and most fascinating religions, Islam. We will be preparing to visit the local mosque in this class, so please come so that you are ready to go on the field trip with us on November 19th. 
  •  Next Sunday: Islam continued with film, learning how to be a respectful guest when we visit others.

Announcements for Jr. Youth:



Sr. Youth 


(This year our youth will be focusing on project-based social justice learning. They will choose a project around either environmental justice, racial justice, lgbt equality, or some other topic. Together they will formulate a project and work together to learn about each issue while practically engaging the topic though project based learning.)


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Happenings

  • Last Sunday:  We had a quite wonderful discussion about our project work, we explored how we should best apply the Democratic principle to our decisions and how to include all voices in our work.
  • This Sunday: Please join us and help us make a decision about our curriculum this year! 
  • Next Sunday: Continued Project work….

Advisors this Sunday: Alaine Davis and Lindsay Rogers

Announcements for YRUU:

Looking Ahead to the Winter Holiday Season: uuxmas

 

December 3 Hanging of the Greens: We will make swags out of greens and holly to hang around the church to welcome our winter holidays!

December 4 Re-Gifting Fair: This is our annual event that allows our children to “shop” for family and friends. Please save up and bring to church on that day, your gently used items that are gift worthy so that our children may participate in their own gift giving. We mark items from $.25 to $5 to make the event accessible. Adults may shop AFTER the children are done!

December 11 The Annual Holiday Gift Fair: Members and Friends of WUUC sell their homemade wares.

December 16 Carol Sing! Miss those drinking- whoops- Christmas carols?! This is the chance to sing them all. All ages welcome!

December 17 Solstice Labyrinth Walk: A meditative inward journey to welcome the solstice. From 7:00-9:00 p.m. All ages are welcome.

December 18 The service will be for all ages with a “No Rehearsal Pageant.”

December 24 Christmas Eve: We will have a 4:00 service geared towards family and children. Our 7:00 service will be more meditative filled with stories and music by Johanna Ebanks and Terry Levitt.

December 25 11:00 Brunch and Hymn Singing. Come dressed comfortably and bring your holiday leftovers to share for a Christmas Day brunch. This is a full community service. This takes the place of the regular 10:00 a.m. service.

January 1 Burning Bowl Service. Bring in the New Year by letting go of the old year and setting your intentions for the New Year.