Also this Sunday
Sometimes we need to take the long view. What can we learn from looking back a century at the United States in 1919? If you have a friend, family, member or colleague is who may be particularly interested in this question, invite them to join you on Sunday, November 24 when Rev. Carl will be preaching about "Hope & Fear in America, Then & Now.” Bob Clegg will be our liturgist with special music by Bill and Lisa Bromfield. (Arrive a few minutes early if you can, the Prelude often starts a few minutes before the service start times.)
(Room 113): "Thanksgiving or Thanks-taking?"
The roots of Thanksgiving are complicated and painful. Native and non-native scholars tend to agree that although there was a feast in 1621, this did not begin a tradition of Thanksgiving. The first recorded “Thanksgiving” was a celebration of murder. Dutch and English mercenaries massacred over 700 Indigenous people during their Green Corn Dance in 1637. The next day, the Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony declared Thanksgiving Day to commemorate “subduing the Pequots.” Come learn more and prepare for a more thoughtful holiday.
Art Show Closing This Sunday:
The current art show featuring the work of Christina Lund will close this Sunday, November 23 after the service. Please finalize any purchases you may be interested in and claim any art you have already paid for. Thank you for supporting the Blanche Ames Gallery and encouraging our homegrown art.
Atheists/Humanists/Agnostics (AHA) Study Group:
12:30 p.m. (Room 125). UUCF’s lively Atheists Humanists Agnostics (AHA) group welcomes everyone to join us for discussion and sharing about “Religious Scare Tactics.” Nancy Pace, facilitator.
Visit the UUCF Fair Trade Display every Sunday!
Gas, Store, and Gift Cards: You can support UUCF when you shop, buy gas or eat in a restaurant. Visit the
Fair Trade Coffee and Chocolate display
any Sunday morning. Check out the variety of cards that can be ordered. UUCF receives a percentage of the value of every card purchased. You can pay with cash or check.
Now taking credit/debit cards!