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March 10, 2017
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Did You Have Your Photo Taken by Our Youth Group
ACLU People Power Action
FUUSB Receives Award
Emma's Revolution in Concert!
Seeking New Members
Come Meet UUers!
Registration is Open for UUA General Assembly!
UU Animal Ministry Invites You to a Viewing
Next Racial Justice Task Force Meeting is March 16
Care Network: Continue the Train!
RE Feedback Brunch and Step Up Information
Want your Child in 8th Grade OWL Next Year?
Upcoming Sundays for Children
Signups are open for this year's FUUSB Camping Trip
 
Breath of Fresh Air

   
 
 
Upcoming Services
March 12- The Garden of Our Mind

Preacher: Andre Mol, FUUSB Ministerial Intern
9 & 11
 
Worship
Associate: Maeve McBride 

Choir (11)

Flowers:

As human beings we have the dual capacity to participate in the world as it is today, while at the same time imagining a more beautiful world for all living creatures. The seeds of imagination that we sow in our minds, if planted with intention and tended with care, can blossom into the future for our children and grandchildren. We'll explore examples of those who have believed in the power of imagination to intentionally create the world we dream about.

 
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Important Dates
March 11
New UU Class
9:00 -12:30 

Would you like to learn more about Unitarian Universalism? Find out more about our own Burlington UU Congregation? Meet other newcomers? If so, please sign up for the New UU Class!  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the Parlors or you may e-mail Nina Dahlstedt Buss at nina@uusociety.org

March 12
RE FEEDback Brunch
12:00 p.m. 

*See email from Martha Dallas

Deep Listening Meet-up
10:20 
2nd Floor 
*All are welcome!*

April 1 
Emma's Revolution in Concert! 
7:30


April 13

Mother Up! A Gathering for Families
5:30

May 11

Mother Up! A Gathering for Families
5:30

June 8

Mother Up! A Gathering for Families
5:30

 
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Did You Have Your Photo Taken by Our Youth Group at The Bicentennial Celebration? 
by Tiffany Tillman 

The Youth Group at FUUSB is really excited to release their You Are Welcome Here video on Social Media to spread the message of the importance of inclusivity and acceptance in these times.  

We realize that by allowing us to take your photo you were aware that we were going to use your photo in our video, but just to make sure  we need you to fill out this Permission Form.  Please fill it out and return it asap so we can use our video that the group worked so hard on!   WE NEED THE FORM BY MARCH 19! We will have permission slips available in the parlors the next two Sundays!

Please list your child's name on the form if your child is younger than 16!  We need permission to use your photo AND their photo.

You can view the video here:  https://vimeo.com/205067858     Password:  youthrock

Special thanks to Noah Patullo, Myla Jacobs, Sarah Forbes and Annemarie Granillo for helping with the poster and video!

Looking forward to getting your permission slip soon!

Tiffany Tillman
FUUSB Youth Ministry Coordinator

ACLU People Power Action Event This Saturday, March 11
by Valerie Wood-Lewis

In response to the unprecedented threat of this administration's attack on our basic freedoms, the ACLU is recruiting grassroots activists to organize in their communities.

The People Power program will engage volunteers to take action when the administration tramples on people's constitutional rights, whether that means taking action to defend sanctuary cities, resist deportation raids, or maintain Planned Parenthood funding. But the program will also help give all organizers on the ground tools to influence the national debate from their communities. Now more than ever, we need to be organizing everywhere.

Through resisting this administration's agenda, volunteers will build communities that affirm our American values of respect, equality, and solidarity.

To learn more, please come to a house party to view the livestream training from ACLU and have a brief discussion. We will meet at 66 Caroline St. on Saturday, March 11 from 4:30-7. Yummy snacks provided; RSVP required by following this link: https://go.peoplepower.org/event/attend/1059/signup/?t=1&
 
FUUSB Receives Preservation Burlington's Spirit of Preservation award! 
by Mary Gade
 
We proudly announcement that Preservation Burlington selected the First Unitarian Universalist Society to receive their Spirit of Preservation award on February 22, 2017. 
 
The notification states that "...this award recognizes buildings (and, of course, their owners/caretakers) that embody the spirit of historic preservation, having survived historically intact for many years (in this case, centuries!) through diligent maintenance and care."
 
Sylvia Holden, Woody Fulton, Bob Furrer and Mary Gade attended the annual awards ceremony to accept the award plaque on behalf of the FUUSB.   

 
Emma's Revolution in Concert! 
by Barbara Alsop

What: Award winning, activist musicians, Emma's Revolution (Pat Humphries & Sandy O) in concert--Revolution Now, Vermont recording release concert

When: Saturday, April 1st, Burlington VT
Where: First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington, 152 Pearl Street at 7:30

Tickets: $18 advance / $22 door

Advance Tickets: Available online at http://www.emmasrevolution.com/live/ or in person at the First Unitarian Universalist Society (on Sundays), at the Peace & Justice Store, 60 Lake Street (7 days a week) and at Phoenix Books, 191 Bank Street.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/225167091220921/
Emma's Revolution contact: Susan Frazier, sfgmi@aol.com, (517) 484-1712
Emma's Revolution official website: www.emmasrevolution.com

About Emma's Revolution

Smart, funny and informative -- like Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart with guitars.

If there was ever a time for a powerful, loving transformative revolution, that time is now--and this is the music to fuel it! This concert celebrates the release of their latest album "Revolution Now." Covering issues from killer drones to wind energy, from the Black Lives Matter movement to the sustaining power of love, the songs span folk to jazz to funk and will keep you going through this unimaginable-inauguration-to-come and beyond.

As Emma's Revolution's friend Pete Seeger inspired them to sing, "Hope changes everything!"

THE NEW YORK TIMES ~ "Fervent and heartfelt"

The duo's songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger and recorded by Holly Near. "Peace, Salaam, Shalom" is sung around the world and has been called the anthem of the anti-war movement. "If I Give Your Name" won Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the band's music has been featured on NPR's "All Things Considered", Pacifica's "Democracy Now!" and "The Thom Hartman Show".

Emma's Revolution is well known to UU audiences. Since their 2005 appearance with Pete Seeger at General Assembly in Fort Worth, the duo has performed at General Assemblies from Salt Lake City to Portland, OR. Emma's Revolution wrote "Love Reaches Out" for the 2014 Unitarian Universalist General Assembly theme and premiered the song at a featured performance at the GA in Providence RI. Their songs, "Keep on Moving Forward","Swimming to the Other Side" and "Peace, Salaam, Shalom" are sung by UU congregations across the country and are included in the "Earth and Spirit Songbook", the UU Tapestry of Faith series and the new UU Spanish Hymnal.
 
Seeking New Members
by Martha Fitzgerald

Jean Sanborn and I are starting a new small group ministry. We are expecting to meet the first Friday of each month at 1:00. We're looking for members. Call me, Martha Fitzgerald, at 862 6626 if you're interested.
 
Come Meet UUers!
by Peggy Owen-Sands

The next Deep Listening Meet-up is happening on Sunday, March 12 at 10:20, between the 9:00 and 11:00 service. We meet on the 2nd floor. This is a fun way to meet new people in a safe and structured way while practicing your listening skills. No previous experience needed! Come join the fun!

-Healthy Congregation Team
 
Registration is Open for UUA General Assembly!  

Registration and housing reservations open March 1 at 9:00 a.m. CST (10:00 a.m. EST) for the 2017 General Assembly, June 21-25 in New Orleans, Louisiana.    Our very own Rev. Mara will be preaching at the Sunday morning worship service at General Assembly (GA) this year!   

General Assembly in New Orleans will awaken and deepen the commitment of Unitarian Universalists to the power and possibility of working in solidarity with those on the margins. There are resources to help you prepare to enter fully into that experience. Complete some of the suggested activities and receive a ribbon at GA!

Financial Assistance from FUUSB - Each year FUUSB puts a small amount of money in our budget to help members pay for conference registration.  If you are interested in receiving financial assistance from FUUSB, please email xina@uusociety.org by April 10th.



 
UU Animal Ministry Invites You to a Viewing of: Cowspiracy
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Sunday, March 19th starting at 12:30 pm, everyone is invited down to The Community Room for a sampling of delicious Vegan Food as well as a viewing of the acclaimed environmental movie Cowspiracy.  Sponsored by UU Animal Ministry.  If you would like to become a member of Animal Ministry, please email: veggy4life@gmail.com 
 
Next Racial Justice Task Force Meeting is March 16
by Zoe Hart 

The Racial Justice Task Force will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 16 in the Parlors from 5:00 to 6:30. This month's meeting will a working meeting focused primarily on our two major initiatives - discerning FUUSB's racial justice work and establishing FUUSB support for Black Lives Matter. We'll be focused on identifying next steps and action items to drive progress in both these areas. If you're curious about or interested in the task force's work, feel free to join us. 
 
Care Network: Continue the Train! 
by Sarah Weber, Care Network

Wow, thank you!  You all have been so responsive to these meal train requests that one family has a full freezer and has asked to have their meal train suspended for a little while!  

So, right now, we have one family still in need of meals.  If you are able to contribute, please do.  Click below.  
 


 
RE Feedback Brunch and Step Up Information
by Martha Dallas

RE FEEDback Brunch is THIS Sunday, March 12!

Martha Dallas and The Children's RE Team and are hosting an RE FEEDback Brunch on Sunday, March 12, 12:30-2:00. We want to hear about stewards' experience in RE this year! We've launched a number of initiatives intended to improve the program and to support you. Please RSVP here, so we can have enough food and childcare. Come, and enjoy one anothers' company as we talk about how to build and shape the BEST program for our UU kids! Thank you!



March 12: "Step Up" Info: UU offerings for 9th graders!

OWL kids and parents, come during 11:00 RE to find out about what's in store for you next year and why you don't want to miss a beat of how UUism supports the development of young teens! Our Coming of Age program will now be only offered in the 9th grade year, so come hear about that! Our YUUth Group will meet, greet, and entertain and inform the 8th graders while Tiffany Tillman, Martha Dallas, an Jenn Callahan meet with parents next door. Don't miss it!


 
Want your Child in 8th Grade OWL Next Year?
by Martha Dallas

Join Martha Dallas on Sunday, March 19 in the Community Room during 11:00 RE. The 7th graders will get an intro and overview and then have their class, while parents will meet for more detailed info and to complete OWL Program Application forms, which are a required first step to confirming your place in this popular class which has limited spots available. Don't miss it!
Upcoming Sundays for Children
by Martha Dallas 

Mar. 12 - Classroom Sunday
Mar. 19 - Classroom Sunday
Mar. 26 - Multigen Worship featuring our 6th Graders and YUUth Group!
Apr. 2 - Classroom Sunday preceded by Children's Chapel
Apr. 9 - Classroom Sunday: last one of the year!
 
Signups are open for this year's FUUSB Camping Trip to Lake Elmore! 
by Cheryl Herrick

Signups are open for this year's FUUSB Camping Trip to Lake Elmore! All are warmly welcome to come!

This beloved annual tradition is happening from Friday June 16 - Sunday June 18.

General Info:
We reserve a block of campsites at Lake Elmore (just a few miles from Morrisville), and a bunch of FUUSB families with kids of all ages come for a weekend of fun, eating, hiking, relaxing, fellowship, boating, swimming, games, and, often, a lovely Sunday worship on the beach. We meet on the Friday evening for a potluck, which is fun and casual. All activities are optional, and whatever level of joining-in works for your family is a good level.

This year's details:
If you'd like to come along this year, you need to register and pay ASAP. We have two weeks until we have to pay for the trip in its entirety (a change from past years). We can't ask UU to front the entire cost, and so our first job is to determine whether there's enough commitment to make it happen.

The cost of the weekend is $52 for two nights for up to 4 people (extra people even if they're kids are $5 per night and dogs are $1 per night each.) Please pay with a check made out to FUUSB and "RE camping trip" in the memo line. Checks should be given to Christina in the main office.

You can register here by adding in your name, your choice of sites, and the amount you owe. Only online sign-ups are available this year (no paper forms).

You can pay online here (or else very quickly bring a check for $52 or whatever your correct amount is to UU with RE Camping Trip in the memo line to Christina in the office as soon as possible.)

You can figure out the right site by looking at the park map here.

Questions? Contact Cheryl at herrickvt@gmail.com.

We hope you'll join us!