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May 5, 2017
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Come to the FunRaiser Tomorrow!!!
Tonight!...The UU Society Concert Series presents "Natural Reflections".
Attention, High School Grads!
Cottage Meetings on the Staffing Vision
Care Network Corner- Bonilla Family Still in Need of Meal Assistance
OWL and YUUTH Ice Cream Social
Children's Choir Spring Singing!
Deep Listening Session Next Sunday!
Music for Kids of All Ages on Mother's Day here at FUUSB!
Thursday, May 18, 6 pm UU Economic Justice Task Force May Monthly Meeting
Minister's Monthly Meet-up: May 7th...12:30 - 1:30 in the Susan B. Anthony Room
New UU Class May 13.
Sanctuary City Coffee House and Potluc
Get yourself and kids around town with fewer fossil fuels!
Justice Sundays for kids May 14 & 21.
Upcoming Sundays for Children
Upcoming Services
May 7- Multigen Worship: "Generation Hope"
9 & 11

Hope. What is it? How do we find it? Where do we find it? Does hope help us during these dark times? Come to the YUUth service this Sunday to explore these questions and more. And maybe you'll find that putting a little faith in our young people may just be the hope we are looking for.


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Important Dates
May 6
FUUSB FunRaiser

May 7
Young Souls' Bagel Breakfast

May 9
FUUSB Book Club -"Mary Coin"
12:00-1:30 (SBA) all are welcome

May 10
Love and Justice Vigil

May 11

Mother Up! A Gathering for Families

May 17
Love and Justice Vigil

May 18 
OWL/ YUUTH Ice Cream Social

May 21
Five Star Film Café
"Where to Invade Next"

June 8

Mother Up! A Gathering for Families

June 11 
Five Star Film Café
"What the Health"


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Come to the FunRaiser Tomorrow!!! 

The FunRaiser 2017 is scheduled for Saturday May 6 at 6pm here in the meeting house. Arrive, sign in to receive a catalog and bidder number, nibble, sip, and start placing bids on over 100 items, services, and events!  There will be a raffle, silent and live auctions, and poster events.

A poster event is a no bidding offering...each participant simply signs up at a preset fee! Visit the FunRaiser site and click on "catalog listing" to preview and plan. Or scan a paper list found in the Parlors. Childcare available by sign up online  
Tonight! The UU Society Concert Series presents "Natural Reflections"

The UU Society Concert Series presents "Natural Reflections", with Geoff Kaufman, renowned folk singer and ardent environmentalist.  Geoff has sung with many outstanding folk artists including Pete Seeger.  Here is a unique opportunity to experience an inspiring and timely event pairing selections from nature writings with songs that speak to the importance of place and our individual ability to value nature.   Suggested donation $15.00
Attention, High School Grads!
by Martha Dallas

We want to give you a shout out at this Sunday's YUUth Service! If you're graduating, we'd love to share where from and what your immediate life plans are! You can email Martha at with this info by 5 PM Saturday. We have a gift for you too, which you may come get anytime.

Congratulations, graduates!
Cottage Meetings on the Staffing Vision
by Christina Fulton

Following the March email that revealed the beginning phase of our Staffing Vision, we know that many of you had questions. Soon the Enews will have an article laying out the rest of the vision, which we're sure will bring up many more questions. We want to make sure that everyone has their questions answered, therefore we are planning 4 Cottage Meetings to talk about the Staffing Vision. Please plan to attend one of the meetings so that you are fully informed as we head towards the Annual Meeting on June 4th after the service.

Childcare will be provided, please contact Erika at reserve your spot.

Cottage Meetings will be on:
Sunday, May 14 @ 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 20 @ 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, May 21 @12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 30 @ 5:30 p.m.

Please put one of the Cottage Meetings AND the Annual Meeting on your calendar right away! And of course, we always appreciate questions and comments at any time.
Rev. Mara and Christina
Care Network Corner
by Sarah Weber

Joyous news - a family in our community is expecting a baby soon and could really use some help during the first busy weeks.  If you can cook a little extra for dinner and make a delivery it would be great appreciated.  Thank you so much.  
The Bonilla family is also still in need of help.  Your generosity has made a huge difference to them.  Please continue your support.  

OWL and YUUTH Ice Cream Social
by Tiffany Tillman

May 18th from 6-8:30PM

All OWL Graduates and High School youth are invited to come to an Ice Cream Social on May 18th from 6-8:30PM in the Community Room. It's a great time for curious youth to check out our Youth Ministry Programs, learn about our service trip for next year, hang out with other teens and get excited about participating in one or more of the many Youth Ministry offerings here at FUUSB. Please RSVP to Tiffany Tillman,

Children's Choir Spring Singing!
by Nick Stokes

 We invite all singers, from 3rd through 8th grade, to join voices in the Children's Choir this spring! Absolutely no experience required. The Children's Choir is an inclusive group for all children who enjoy singing. The spring season will include the following rehearsals and performance:

Sunday, May 7 - Rehearsal: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Sunday, May 14 - Rehearsal: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Sunday, May 21 - Rehearsal & Performance: Time TBD

Rehearsals will take place in the sanctuary, and a snack will be provided. For more information, please email Nick Stokes at
Deep Listening Session Next Sunday! 
by the FUUSB Healthy Congregation Team

Listening skills are needed at this time to help transform our nation from divided to united. We would like to develop listening skills that so we can work to be understood and to find common ground. That is the power of listening!! Come join members of the Healthy Congregation team on Sunday 5/14, between services at 10:20 to practice listening with others in our congregation.

Music for Kids of All Ages on Mother's Day here at FUUSB!
by Cheryl Herrick

Linda Bassick will be bringing her Music for Kids of All Ages to the UU on Mother's Day. Linda is a member of the all star group Steady Betty and also can be seen around the globe playing with the sixties tribute band, Mellow Yellow.

An early childhood educator since the 1980's, Linda will bring her sing along and shakers to share and sing with the children of UU in celebration of Mother's Day. Linda has been playing music for Kids of All ages for the past four years at the Radio Bean on Friday mornings.
Thursday, May 18, 6 pm UU Economic Justice Task Force May Monthly Meeting
by Gene Bergman

Thursday, May 18, 6 pm UU Economic Justice Task Force May Monthly Meeting

Your Economic Justice Task Force will be meeting at the meetinghouse on Thursday, May 18 at 6 pm to discuss (1) the status of legislation to raise the Vermont minimum wage to $15/hr and establish Parental & Family Medical Leave, (2) a Listening Project at the FUUSB on Wages & Health, and (3) the LNA organizing effort at the Medical Center. I hope you can join us.

Gene Bergman, co-facilitator FUUSB EJTF
Minister's Monthly Meet-up: May 7th
12:30 - 1:30 in the Susan B. Anthony Room
by Nina Buss

Join us at this community-building Open House to enjoy some light refreshments and connect with Reverend Mara and others in a relaxed social environment. Everyone is welcome and we especially invite those who have not had a chance to talk with Reverend Mara more deeply than the greeting line allows. Drop by for 15 minutes or an hour! No RSVP required.

New UU Class May 13
by Nina Buss

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!  The class will be held May 13th from 9am -12:30 here at the Meeting House.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the Parlors or you may e-mail Nina Dahlstedt Buss at 
Saturday May 13th from 6-9pm - Sanctuary City Coffee House and Potluck  

"Mamma said there'll be days like this"  The music committee and a small planning group are bringing back a Coffee House to FUUSB and we are adding a potluck to the event.  In the true spirit of a potluck please bring a dish of your choice to share with others.  What better way to soothe our souls, and celebrate Mother's Day, than to break bread together, while we entertain each other! People of all ages are encouraged to attend.  We have some people who have agreed to perform a few songs.  Additionally there will be time for an "open mic" so If you sing, play an instrument, want to recite a poem, etc. you will have an opportunity to perform. If you would like to perform in one of the time slots please let Brian Haas at or Jennifer Carpenter  know so we can plan a tentative schedule.  What do you think?  Let Brian and Jennifer know if you like the idea of the Coffee House. 
Get yourself and kids around town with fewer fossil fuels!
by Rachel Schek 

Families, please join Mother Up! on Thursday, May 11th and learn about transportation options that can reduce your carbon footprint. We'll explore electric and cargo biking options and welcome a representative from CarShare VT. As always, a simple, vegetarian (vegan option) dinner for all ages will be included. Childcare is provided for young children in the nursery. Please join us 5:30-7:30 in the community room (or outdoors, if weather permits).

RSVP with food allergies and childcare requests to
Please use our Facebook event to invite friends

Justice Sundays for kids May 14 & 21
by Martha Dallas

All ages welcome! The 14th, we're treated to guest folk musician, Linda Bassick who'll teach some peace songs! On the 21st, Koi Boynton from the Farm Between in Jeffersonville will present a program about bees and their role as pollinators in our ecosystem! More details elsewhere in this enews and in future enewses. Join us!

Upcoming Sundays for Children
by Martha Dallas 

April 30 - FUNday
May 7 - YUUth Sunday (Multigenerational worship)
May 14 - Justice Sunday
May 21 - Justice Sunday
May 28 - FUNday at 10 AM only (single Sunday services for the summer)