Channels
a weekly newsletter
HOLIDAY FAIR SILENT AUCTION
Your donations have helped make this auction a success in previous years. Consider what you could contribute: your camp for a weekend, fishing cruise or boat ride, tickets to a performance, carpentry help, organizing assistance, a professional massage.
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.

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 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. Join in the festitivites!
WORSHIP
We continue our theme of Culture Shock as we welcome guest Julie Alexandrin, a USM professor who will share with us her experiences on being an outsider, advocate, and educator. 
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):
9:30am - Turning Point
11:30am - Coffee Hour
4:00pm - Senior Youth Group 

*Please note that Nov. 27 there will not be 9:30am Adult Conversation Circles.
FIRST ANNUAL BIG TICKET RAFFLE
30 raffle tickets have already been sold! 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 170 are still available. 
HOLIDAY EVENTS SCHEDULE
November 20, 10:30am
Bread Communion
December 3
Holiday Fair
December 11, 10:30am
Festival Sunday
December 18, early evening
Soulful Solstice Service
December 25, early & late services
Christmas Eve Services
December 25
Virtual Christmas Day Service
December 31
New Years Eve Clam Drop
January 1
Virtual New Years Day Service

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.
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Gwen Matthews
Logo and graphics are courtesy of: 
Sarah Witte
Kai Fast
The Unitarian Universalist Association