COMING UP THIS WEEK
FAITH-IN-ACTION 3D NIGHT
TOMORROW, Saturday, Nov. 16, 5:30 pm in the Gathering Room
For our first 3D (Dinner-Discussion-Documentary) event of the year we are featuring three short films about transgender youth. Come hear from parents who have become advocates for their children as they figure out what this journey means for them. Learn some new vocabulary words! Even if we think we don’t know anyone personally affected by this topic, we can help by being informed neighbors. This event is free but please sign up by contacting Mariana at catalpa.girl@gmail.com or calling 207-975-2884. Chef John needs to know how many people to cook for!
TURKEYS FOR YCAN
Sunday, November 17, during church
Again this year we invite you to donate a turkey for Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN)’s Yarmouth Food Pantry to include in Thanksgiving baskets for its Food Pantry clients. Bring your donation to church ONLY on Sunday, November 17, or by special arrangement directly with Charlie Horstmann at 274-9105 or chorstmann@gmail.com. Please help us meet our goal of 10 turkeys! FACT: Our 95 Main tenants are frequent YFP clients!
WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN
Sunday, November 17, 12:00 pm in the Common Room
Should First Universalist provide space to gather, for our congregation and our larger Yarmouth community?  Everyone interested in this conversation is welcome to bring their own lunch to an informal conversation this SUNDAY to discuss:
  • What events warrant a response?
  • What responses are possible?
  • How and when we should coordinate with other UU or area faith communities?
  • (4) Who wants to be involved in an Ad Hoc Rapid Response team?
WORSHIP
NOVEMBER'S WORSHIP THEME: GRATITUDE
All That is Left is Gratitude
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 10:30 am
Rev. Frieda Gillespie, Interim Minister
FAITH EXPLORATION
PROGRAM SCHEDULES FOR THIS SUNDAY, 11/17
10:15 am - Junior Youth Group (Common Room)
10:30 am - Children's Chapel (begin in Sanctuary)
10:30 am - Nursery Care (Nursery)
1:00 pm - 7th-9th Grade OWL (UUCB)
4:00 pm - Senior Youth Group (Gathering Room)
CHILDREN'S CHAPEL: FAIRLY & KINDLY
This November, we are exploring our next UU principle, “ we believe that all people should be treated fairly and kindly.” Through this shared value, we’ll do activities, have discussions, and play games related to understanding prejudice and racism and the importance of inclusion .
REGISTER FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH PROGRAMS ONLINE
This year, there is the option to  register online for children and youth programs! There will also be paper copies available at the church. Please register your children soon to participate in church programs.
EVERGREEN HOLIDAY FAIR
THE HOLIDAY FAIR IS ONLY THREE WEEKS AWAY!
So far we have only received a few donations for the silent auction. Is there something you could contribute? The deadline to submit your contribution is December 1. Bright green forms will be available at the church to submit your idea, talent, or treasure to be part of the silent auction or you can email the Holiday Fair team. 

Surely, you have a talent or treasure that someone would love that could be part of the silent auction!

It could be something you do:
  • Cook a meal (soup for six? omelets for eight?)
  • Guide a hike (with some bird watching? plant identification?)
  • Give music lessons (or voice lessons!)
  • Organize closets or paperwork (or go through basements or attics or mudrooms)
  • Dog-sit, cat-sit, house-sit, or baby-sit

It could be something you share:
  • Your camp or guest room for a weekend
  • Tickets to sporting event, music, or a play
  • Kayaks, canoes, or bikes to loan
  • Professional (or semi-professional!) skills
  • Access to your workshop or craft area with lessons

It could be something you give:
  • One-of-a-kind works of art
  • Treasures in search of a new home
  • Antiques and heirloom pieces
  • Gift baskets you've assembled

Have ideas? Want to contribute? Please contact the Holiday Fair team: Janice Tooker - janicetooker44@gmail.com
Dorothy McAloney - dmcaloney48@gmail.com
Phyllis Jones - phyllisteacher@aol.com
Cheryl McGilvery - nitna@maine.rr.com
YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE HOLIDAY FAIR
Items to auction, crafts, handmade jewelry, birch logs, volunteer time, baking cookies, donating holly, making soup, etc. Let us know what you would like to do to contribute to the Holiday Fair. Contact Janice Tooker, Dorothy McAloney, Phyllis Jones, Cheryl McGilvery with ideas, questions, or to volunteer.
PEACE & JUSTICE WORK
OUR HALF-PLATE
Each Sunday, we donate half of our collection plate directly to projects and organizations that live and promote our shared values. Our half plate recipient this Sunday is the Yarmouth Food Pantry, helping it reach its goal to provide every family in need with basic ingredients for holiday meals. 
COMMUNITY NEWS
YARMOUTH STUDENTS SEEK MENTORS
Yarmouth Schools is seeking community members to participate in a school based mentor program to help students meet important social, emotional and academic goals.  

Students in K-12 are referred to the program and are matched with a mentor that can help them achieve their personal goals. Mentors act as role models and expose students to new ideas, and help build self-esteem and self confidence. The mentor and student spend quality time together working on school assignments, reading, playing sports or board games or simply engaging in conversation. This in-school program provides an opportunity for the mentor and student to meet for 30-45 minutes weekly during the school day. This additional one-on-one attention can make an incredible difference in a young person’s life!

For more information about the program, please contact Justine Carlisle, justine_carlisle@yarmouthschools.org.
PREBLE STREET ADVOCACY WORKSHOP, Nov. 19, 5:30 - 7 pm
An Advocacy 101 workshop is being held on Tuesday, November 19, 5:30-7 pm at the University of Southern Maine, Portland — Payson Smith/Room 42 by Preble Street. Learn the basics of the Preble Street advocacy philosophy; explore the complexity of advocacy work in the United States, the history behind systemic injustice and poverty, and how advocacy can lead to change. Register for this workshop or other Preble Street workshops here.
FROM THE CHURCH OFFICE
Pastoral Emergencies
If you have a pastoral emergency, you can contact Rev. Frieda Gillespie on her cell phone at 508-207-7566. Please note that most weeks she will be in Yarmouth Sunday - Tuesday and working from her home office in MA Wednesday - Friday. Saturdays are typically her day off, but she will answer calls for pastoral emergencies.
Submit Your Announcement
To have your church or community event included in this newsletter or in print on Sundays please email the information to Gwen Matthews, Program Assistant, at gwenatfirstu@gmail.com by Wednesday at 12 pm to have it included in that Friday's edition of Channels or the Sunday Morning News.
  First Universalist Church of Yarmouth | 207-846-4148 | office@uuyarmouth.org | www.uuyarmouth.org