Channels
a weekly newsletter
FIRST ANNUAL BIG TICKET RAFFLE
Buy your raffle tickets this Sunday to be entered to win your choice of two prizes, each valued at $3,000.  Tickets are $50, and only 200 will be sold. 

One of the prize options is supported by our sponsor, Gorham Bike and Ski, where you could opt for a $3,000 shopping spree. Imagine hitting the slopes in brand new ski equipment or upgrading your bike!
UPCOMING EVENTS
Tonight from 5:30-7:30pm
Celebration Potluck
The Here for Good Team welcomes everyone to celebrate our FAB (flexible, accessible, beautiful) new spaces at First Universalist. Join us tonight, and bring a dish if you're able - if not, come anyway!

November 20, 10:30am
Bread Communion
Come break bread with your First U community. If you're able, bring a loaf to share - perhaps a bread you helped make as a child or one that is part of your heritage. 
Saturday, December 3 
Evergreen Holiday Fair
Our craft fair, sweet treats, winter themed activities and crafts for children, workshop for adults, auction, and hot soup lunch all return this year.

December 11, 9:30am
Individualism v. Individuality
How can we maintain our individuality and come together to create Beloved Community? Our Turning Point session tackles the false prophet of individualism while celebrating the concept of individuality. 
WORSHIP
We welcome in a new season of thankfulness, connections to community, and celebrations with our Bread Communion this Sunday. If you're able, bring a loaf to share.
HOLIDAY FAIR SILENT AUCTION
Our silent auction only has 20 items in it!
Please c onsider what you could contribute:  your camp or condo for a weekend, fishing cruise or boat ride,  tickets to a performance, carpentry help, organizing assistance, a professional massage. 
What special talent do you have that someone would love to bid on? Your expertise can support your church!
OUR PROGRAMS: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2016
Each Sunday at First Universalist there are opportunities for people of all ages to worship, explore, be challenged, connect, and renew.
10:30am -  Worship Children's Chapel
11:30am - Coffee Hour
4:00pm - Senior Youth Group 
*Please note that Nov. 27 there will not be 9:30am Adult Conversation Circles.
A PLACE IN THE CHOIR
How can we lift our voices, express our UU principles, and contribute to worship?  Come sing! 
Practice every Thursday 6:30-8:00pm, and participate in Worship about 2 Sundays a month. No auditions and you're welcome to just 'give it a try!'
HOW TO WIN FRIENDS & USHER PEOPLE
Miss the Ushering Calendar the first time around? Here's another chance to view the schedule. 
If you are experiencing a crisis, including needing a hospital visit, you may call Rev. Jennifer on her cellphone: 207.356.1467 any time. Please note that Friday and Saturdays are typically her days off - Rev. Jennifer does not check email on these days, but will answer any crisis or emergency calls.

To have your announcement included in Channels, please send an email to Gwen Matthews at gwenatfirstu@gmail.com by Wednesday at 12pm.
Photos in this email are courtesy of:  
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Steve Thomas
Logo and graphics are courtesy of: 
Sarah Witte
Kai Fast
The Unitarian Universalist Association