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November 2, 2017
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New UU Getting Acquainted Class
Black Lives Matter Discussion
Yuuth Group Pancake Breakfast
K-1 OWL Parent Info Session
Celebration for Martha
Holiday eNews Schedule
Welcome, Andrea
Wreath Bow Makers Needed
Natural Materials Wanted
FUUSB History Booklets
Upcoming Services
Sunday, November 12,
9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Andre Mol, 
Ministerial Intern
"Wrestling with Abundance"

When we gather on Sundays, we are often reminded of our blessings: the love, beauty, and connection that surround us as we join together in community. But what does it mean to celebrate this abundance in a world so full of things we actually don't want: fear, greed, hunger, disasters, hate, and violence? Is celebrating the good things in life just an indulgence or is it a way to build resilience for facing all the hard stuff?  Ministerial Intern, Andre Mol, reflects on the role abundance plays in bridging the gap between the world as it is and the world we wish to create.   
Worship Associate: Kristin Kany

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Daylight Saving Reminder
Remember to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night,  November 4 ! Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday.

Join Us for Worship This Week
Sunday, November 5 at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Rev. Phyllis B. O'Connell, Sabbatical Minister

"Knee Deep in Abundance"
What does it mean to be knee deep in abundance? Most likely it doesn't mean one person has greater wealth or more material resources than another. Wouldn't we agree that abundance is a state of mind more than anything else? And if not, then what is it really?

Worship Associate: Rodney Lowe

Religious Education Class Schedule
Martha Dallas, Director of Religious Education

Upcoming Sundays for prescho ol through 7th grade:

November 5: Classroom Sunday  preceded by Children's Chapel (Turn clocks back!)
November 12: Scheduled Classroom Sunday is replaced by special surprise activities for Martha's Goodbye Party. 
November 19 : Multigenerational Thanksgiving worship (Martha's last Sunday)
November 26 : FUNday
December 3: Classroom Sunday (Andrea's first Sunday)

New UU Getting Acquainted Class
Nina Dahlstedt Buss, Membership Coordinator

Would you like to learn more about Unitarian Universalism? Find out about some of our activities? Meet other newcomers? If so, please come to the New UU Getting Acquainted class this Sunday, November 5 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in the Whitney Young, Jr. Room (upstairs). RSVP is helpful but not required. Contact Nina Dahlstedt Buss at with questions or to RSVP.
Black Lives Matter Challenges and Responses
Zoe Hart

After the service this Sunday, November 5 at 10:15 a.m. or 12:15 p.m., join members of the Racial Justice Task Force upstairs in the Susan B. Anthony Room for a discussion about challenges to the Black Lives Matter movement and ways that we, as allies, can respond to those challenges individually and as a community. This discussion is one of a series of events aimed at helping our Society make a decision about supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and putting up a Black Lives Matter banner.

Yuuth Group Pancake Breakfast
pancakes Hannah Kretvix, Youth Ministry Coordinator

The Yuuth Group will be having a pancake breakfast this Sunday, November 5 in the Community Room after both services! Proceeds benefit their annual service trip. Gluten-free and vegetarian options available!
K-1 OWL (Our Whole Lives) Parent Info Session
Martha Dallas

THIS Sunday, November 5 , 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Attendance is optional but encouraged for parents of kindergartners and first graders. We will provide an overview of this upcoming age-appropriate human sexuality program. This is your chance to bring questions before making a final decision about your child's enrollment this year. It won't be offered again until 2019-2020. Contact Martha Dallas: .
In Case You Missed It!
Lynn Douglas

If you missed the announcement about  participating in Martha's celebration, please check in at the main office  on Sunday or during the week. Mary will be happy to help you. For other questions, contact Lynn Douglas at
Holiday eNews Schedule
Please note that due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no eNews on November 23. If you have an announcement that needs to be published before Thanksgiving, please be sure to send it to by Monday, November 13 to be included in the eNews on the 16th. Thank you!
Christina Fulton, Director of Operations and Finance

We are so very pleased to welcome our new Developmental Director of Family Ministry, Andrea Spencer-Linzie. Andrea began work here on November 1, and will be spending most of her time in early November learning the ropes from Martha Dallas.  

Andrea's first Sunday here will be on December 3, but she is planning to attend several meetings between now and then. Please make a point to say hello and introduce yourself. Be on the lookout for a full introduction article in the December Steeple and eNews. You can reach Andrea at  or 862-5630 ext. 28 .
Wreath Bow Makers Needed!
null Sarah Forbes

Looking for a few people interested in helping to make beautiful holiday bows for the gorgeous wreaths sold at the UU Bazaar. Once you learn the technique you can make them at home when it's convenient for you. Your help stocking up before the Bazaar will be much appreciated! You'll never need to buy another flat, uninspired bow again! Call Sarah Forbes, 578-6119,
Cones and Dried Natural Materials Wanted!
Sarah Forbes

When cleaning up your garden beds please consider putting aside any cones, interesting pods, bark, sturdy seed heads, dried flowers, grasses, birch bark, red twigs, etc. for us to use to make the beautiful wreaths sold at the UU Holiday Bazaar. Call to arrange pick-up or drop-off at the UU on  November 29. Thank you! 

Sarah Forbes, 578-6119,
FUUSB History Booklets Available
Copies of the booklet  1816 - 2016, The First Two Hundred Years of the Old Brick Meeting House of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington are  available free of charge in the Parlors and main office. Click here for more information!