DALLAS UNITARIAN  | November 10,  2017
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Join us in worship ( 10:00 & 11:30am ) this Sunday for guest minister Rev. Ruth MacKenzie's sermon , "Paying Attention to Prophets," with music provided by the Sanctuary Choir. Rev. MacKenzie is Minister of Worship and Coming of Age at First Universalist Church in Minneapolis (more about Ruth HERE ).

Our  Inquirers' Class   for newcomers   (11:30am, the Parlor) will focus on worship and the liturgical year.

Calling all sheep, wise men, stars, bearers and heavenly hosts for the Christmas Pageant Casting Call ! Room 210 after each service.

Visit Raible at 11:15 for a Social Action Forum on Syrian refugee resettlement.
Last chance to order your holiday poinsettias at the Welcome Center to benefit our youth!

PARKING:   The YMCA parking garage is open  for church-goers. Please remember to leave spaces on Normandy and St. Andrews for seniors and the mobility-impaired.

You can contribute or make a donation anytime by Text . Just text DALLASUU and the amount to 73256, then follow the link to complete your gift. More HERE .

As I write this message to you, it’s cold and rainy outside and the leaves are beginning to turn colors and fall. Autumn is here, at last! As a native Northeasterner, I’m  very  grateful for its arrival. Many people I know have a November spiritual practice of noting each day on social media what they are grateful for. I, myself, can’t keep up with a daily online practice like this, but I do take time to stop and reflect on my life’s many blessings.

We want to hear from everyone about your 2018 Pledge by November 13. Stop by the Generosity Bar in Channing Hall, pledge online at dallasuu.org/Pledge (or click below), or drop your pledge card off at the church office. If you intend to renew your pledge at the same level, you can let us know by emailing Barbara Eidt ( beidt@dallasuu.org ). THANK YOU to everyone who has already pledged your support for 2018!

Sunday, December 17, is the next opportunity for families to participate in our child dedication service . Interested parents need to register for a free class (Dec. 10) with our ministers exploring the core values parents hope to instill in their children and the spiritual meaning of dedication. Email us if you'd like to be included.
All joy to Liz Lass and Christo Magri , married this week by D. Scott Cooper.
Prayers to the family of Carolyn Glenn and sister Laura, as Carolyn nears the end of life.
We grieve with the family of Paul Maginnis as they mourn the death of his sister, Ann Seidman , in October.

November 14 | Women's Evening Alliance , 6m, Channing
All women welcome for a potluck supper and program on human trafficking in Dallas.

November 16 | Thanksgiving Basket Distribution , Arcadia Park School
Email rmunro@sbcglobal.net to sign up for 2-3 hour volunteer shifts.

November 18 | Volunteer at the North Texas Food Bank , 1pm
Join together to pack food for hungry families. Contact susan.thrower@gmail.com to sign up.

November 19 | Crafty Bake Sale , 9am, Channing
Come get your holiday gifts at this charity fundraiser by the Women’s Alliances at First Church!

November 23 | Thanksgiving Dinner , Noon, Channing Hall
Join fellow UUs and friends for this feast in community. Sign up HERE .

December 10 | Child Dedication Class , 1pm, Room 301
Contact aamatullah@dallasuu.org if you would like to dedicate a child on Dec. 17.
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