Channels
a weekly newsletter
FIRST ANNUAL BIG TICKET RAFFLE
Sunday - Sunday - Sunday: Purchase your raffle tickets and be entered to win your choice of two prizes, each valued at $3,000. Tickets are $50 and only 200 will be sold. 
UPCOMING EVENTS
November 13, 9:30am
The Promises of UUism
Turning Point, our monthly group on our active, justice-centered, inclusive, and expansive faith, returns with a discussion for newcomers and longtime members alike on the promises of Unitarian Universalism. 

November 18, 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. 
November 20, 10:30am
Bread Communion
Come mark the opening of the holiday season with your community at First Universalist. Freshly baked by members and friends, we'll break our bread together during worship. 

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. Join in the festitivites!
Learn More          Auction Request
WORSHIP
People from across the spectrum have been expressing shock at our political culture this election season and has left many of us feeling like there may be two realities, two Americas.
This Sunday, November 6, guided by a NY Times bestselling memoir, our worship service will delve into a story of two Americas: Newark, NJ and  Yale University,  and a young man who straddled those two worlds. 
WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
OUR PROGRAMS: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2016
Each Sunday at First Universalist there are opportunities for people of all ages to worship, explore, be challenged, connect, and renew. Here's our schedule for this week (click the yellow links for more information):
10:30am - Worship
10:45am - Children's Chapel
11:30am - Coffee Hour
4:00pm - Senior Youth Group 
WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM YOUR CHURCH?
Tues or Wed, once per month
Families-In-Action
While adults would either assist with dinner at the Preble Street Soup Kitchen (Tuesdays) or participate in the English Conversation Circles with refugees and asylum-seekers (Wednesdays), children would come to First Universalist to engage in justice work projects with staff, volunteers, and senior youth. 
Weekly or semi-weekly, TBD
Our Whole Lives for Adults
Using values, communication skills, and spirituality as starting points, this Our Whole Lives program explores sexuality issues for adults of all ages. Participating builds understanding of healthy sexual relationships and affirms diversity. Learn more about the OWL program. 

Want to see either of these programs offered? We need 10 families for Families-In-Action or 10 adults for Adult OWL in order to make this work. Email Gwen Matthews, Program Assistant, to RSVP. 
CARE FOR A CUP OF COFFEE HOUR?
We're relying on you - yes, you! - to make coffee hour happen. Your group, committee, or council is signed up to host coffee hour twice this year. Remember that you will need: two or more people, to arrive an hour before worship begins, and to stay to clean up after.
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:  
Creative Commons via Pixabay.com
Gwen Matthews
Logo and graphics are courtesy of: 
Sarah Witte
The Unitarian Universalist Association