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Join us for Worship and Religious Education Sunday at 10:15 a.m.

Sunday, October 30

What the Living Do

Rev. Joanne will preach. Adult Choir will sing.
Please bring a memento that reminds you of 
someone you love who has died if you would 
like to participate in a ritual of remembering.

More details in the section that follows called  
"A Special Invitation".


Sunday, November 6   

Keep reaching together:                                          a sermon for our democracies


Rev. Joanne will preach.
Children begin in the sanctuary.
The Children’s Choir will sing.                           
Lady CrUUners will sing.

New Member Ceremony.

A SPECIAL INVITATION
BRING A MEMORY: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 

On Sunday, October 30, Rev. Joanne will lead a service called,
"What the Living Do". Part of the service will include a ritual to
honor loved ones who have died and whose memory lives on.
She leads this as a celebration of the holy days called by various
names: Halloween, Samhain, All Souls Day, among others. 

If you feel so moved, please bring a photograph of someone who has died, whose memory you would like to honor. Alternatively, you might like to bring an object or a small special food item that reminds you of the person whom you would like to remember. 

During the service, you will be invited to come forward to silently add your item to an altar of memory. So that others can view your item, you might label it. For example, you could write: In memory of my father, Joseph Giannino. His daughter, Joanne Giannino.

If you have questions, please email Rev. Joanne .
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

TRUNK OR TREAT!                                                            OCTOBER 30TH 12:00 NOON - 2:00 P.M. 

Join the Kids' Klub in a little Halloween fun!   Decorate your trunk or half of a table and pass out candy or small toys to the trick or treaters.  Play a small game, let them win a prize, dress up in costume yourself.  Be creative and have a happy Halloween time.  

If you have questions, contact Cindy Wakeland.


SOCIAL ACTION
SHARED OFFERING NOMINATIONS

Deadline for nominations is EXTENDED to Nov 10!

Do you know of a nonprofit organization (local, state, national, or international) that deserves a financial contribution from the church?   The Social Action Committee (SAC) is now soliciting nominations for the SHARED OFFERING recipients for 2017 to be chosen by our church community.

The chosen organizations will receive half of the cash collection from each Sunday service for one month, as well as any designated checks.

Please submit your nomination through the survey available on the Social Action table in Fellowship Hall or through the survey available through this link:  http://conta.cc/2cZuiO6 .  

Perhaps you've nominated an organization in the past that wasn't selected -- please nominate them again!   This may be your year to be selected.  And remember -- you may re-nominate organizations that have been recipients prior to 2015-2016.  

If you have questions, contact Sherry Bohlen.

Deadline for submitting nominations has been extended to Nov 10.

UU COFFEEHOUSE
Saturday, November 5, 7:00 pm  

Calling all singers, dancers, instrumentalists, actors, poets, etc!  Start planning YOUR act for our fall coffeehouse.

Look for sign-up sheets in Fellowship Hall after the service, or email Tanja Hodges to sign up.

We also need volunteers to bring treats and help with set-up and cleanup." Don't forget to sign up to perform in or help with the Coffeehouse (Saturday Nov. 5) at the Hub Table!
NEWS & UPDATES
Screening/Discussion of "13th" 
Saturday, Nov. 5, 6:30-9 p.m.
Channing Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon, U 

Ava DuVernay's new documentary chronicles how our justice system has been driven by racism from the days of slavery to today's era of mass incarceration. The film, "13th," is named for the constitutional amendment that abolished slavery with the exception of punishment for crime.  Ava DuVernay's previous work includes the hit 2014 film "Selma." 

Co-sponsors include CU Citizens for Peace and Justice, Build Bridges, Not Jails, Channing Murray Foundation, the Social Action Committee of the UUCUC

Circle Suppers Update

Your table is waiting!  Please join us at our next Circle Supper on  Saturday November 12 . UUs of all ages are welcome to be part of the fun at these informal potluck dinners. 

Sign up to attend or host at the Hub Table.  Questions-contact:  circle-supper@uucuc.org .   

Final Carbon "Weigh-In" Party                         Sunday, November 6, noon  

Whether or not you participated in the “Five Thousand Pound Carbon Diet Challenge”, all Green UUs (and wannabes ) are invited to celebrate the losses amassed by our teams of “dieters”.  Find out how our members responded to the challenge to lower their carbon footprint as they share tips, big and small, which added up to a successful “diet plan”, lowered utility bills, and empowered us as earthcare proponents.  

Refreshments – “low carb”, of course!
Solar Project Update

The Solar Project continues to gain momentum. We surpassed our original fundraising goal earlier this month and currently have pledges and donations totaling nearly $69,000. The roof contract has been signed, and the Board of Trustees just approved the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Hawk Energy. If the weather cooperates, we could have our roof repaired and our solar panels installed by the end of this calendar year!

This project would not have come together so quickly without the support and generosity of our wonderful congregation. There is still time to donate if you'd like to be a part of this incredible project. We will happily accept pledges and donations for the Solar Project through  Sunday, November 6th .

Questions or comments: contact Julie Laut,  jlaut@hushmail.com .
Board of Trustees Update

The BOT Nov. meeting has been moved to  Monday, Nov. 7th, 7 p.m. , Children's Chapel.
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