WORSHIP
NOVEMBER'S WORSHIP THEME: GRATITUDE
The Welcome Table
Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 10:30 am
Rev. Frieda Gillespie, Interim Minister
EVERGREEN HOLIDAY FAIR
THE HOLIDAY FAIR IS ONLY TWO WEEKS AWAY!
So far we have only received a few donations for the silent auction. Is there something you could contribute? The deadline to submit your contribution is December 1. Bright green forms will be available at the church to submit your idea, talent, or treasure to be part of the silent auction or you can email the Holiday Fair team. 

Surely, you have a talent or treasure that someone would love that could be part of the silent auction!

It could be something you do:
  • Cook a meal (soup for six? omelets for eight?)
  • Guide a hike (with some bird watching? plant identification?)
  • Give music lessons (or voice lessons!)
  • Organize closets or paperwork (or go through basements or attics or mudrooms)
  • Dog-sit, cat-sit, house-sit, or baby-sit

It could be something you share:
  • Your camp or guest room for a weekend
  • Tickets to sporting event, music, or a play
  • Kayaks, canoes, or bikes to loan
  • Professional (or semi-professional!) skills
  • Access to your workshop or craft area with lessons

It could be something you give:
  • One-of-a-kind works of art
  • Treasures in search of a new home
  • Antiques and heirloom pieces
  • Gift baskets you've assembled

Have ideas? Want to contribute? Please contact the Holiday Fair team: Janice Tooker - janicetooker44@gmail.com
Dorothy McAloney - dmcaloney48@gmail.com
Phyllis Jones - phyllisteacher@aol.com
Cheryl McGilvery - nitna@maine.rr.com
YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE HOLIDAY FAIR
This week, we are especially seeking baked good items to sell as treats at the holiday fair. Items to auction, crafts, handmade jewelry, birch logs, volunteer time, baking cookies, donating holly, making soup, etc. Let us know what you would like to do to contribute to the Holiday Fair. Contact Janice Tooker, Dorothy McAloney, Phyllis Jones, Cheryl McGilvery with ideas, questions, or to volunteer.
PATH TO MEMBERSHIP
FAITH EXPLORATION
PROGRAM SCHEDULES FOR THIS SUNDAY, 11/24
10:30 am - Nursery Care (Nursery)
4:00 pm - Senior Youth Group (Gathering Room)
Please note that our Bread Communion service is for all ages and there will be no junior youth group and no children's chapel this Sunday. 7th - 9th grade OWL is also on break this week and will resume next Sunday.
REGISTER FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH PROGRAMS ONLINE
This year, there is the option to  register online for children and youth programs! There will also be paper copies available at the church. Please register your children soon to participate in church programs.
PEACE & JUSTICE WORK
DO YOU HAVE A TINY BIT OF TIME FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE?
Put your Faith into Action by taking on an easy but essential task for our FIA projects. Consider just ONE of the following tasks:

  • 2 hours a month: Preble Street - Keep our commitment going strong. Phyllis Chinlund will be moving soon; she is turning over this EASY organizing task to someone who has a bit of time and wants to practice social justice from home. Without this key person, our commitment to Preble Street will end after 10 years.
  • 3 hours a month: First Tuesdays in Action (seeking 2 people) - Produce a very simple dinner at church in support of First Tuesdays (Oct-June). Involves planning a very simple meal & shopping (1 hour) and prep, serve & cleanup (4:30-6:30). Others are responsible for the justice activities; your kids can come. About 15-20 people have been attending this new program.
  • 4 hours 3 times a year: 3D - Assist Chef John Vogt with kitchen prep for the 3D dinners (dinner, documentary, discussion) offered 3 times a year, addressing justice issues.
  • 1 hour per week: 95 Main - Help Pete remove the 95 Main trash & recyclables.

If intrigued, contact Marge Titcomb
(846 4765 or mjtbean@aol.com )

Of course, we welcome new members to the Faith in Action Council, but Council membership is definitely NOT a requirement for any of these essential tasks. However, FIA offers support to everyone involved in these projects.
OUR HALF-PLATE
Each Sunday, we donate half of our collection plate directly to projects and organizations that live and promote our shared values. Our half plate recipient this Sunday is the Yarmouth Food Pantry, helping it reach its goal to provide every family in need with basic ingredients for holiday meals. 
COMMUNITY NEWS
DEEPER THAN SKIN: MUSIC & STORYTELLING, Nov. 23
The UU Church of Brunswick invites you to a FREE evening of music and storytelling on Saturday, November 23 at 7 pm. "Deeper than the Skin," an extremely relevant musical experience that engages communities in conversations on race in our time. Greg Harris and Reggie Greenway, INCREDIBLY talented performers, take audiences on a journey following their divergent backgrounds and fill them with messages of justice and hope.
YARMOUTH STUDENTS SEEK MENTORS
Yarmouth Schools is seeking community members to participate in a school based mentor program to help students meet important social, emotional and academic goals.  

Students in K-12 are referred to the program and are matched with a mentor that can help them achieve their personal goals. Mentors act as role models and expose students to new ideas, and help build self-esteem and self confidence. The mentor and student spend quality time together working on school assignments, reading, playing sports or board games or simply engaging in conversation. This in-school program provides an opportunity for the mentor and student to meet for 30-45 minutes weekly during the school day. This additional one-on-one attention can make an incredible difference in a young person’s life!

For more information about the program, please contact Justine Carlisle, justine_carlisle@yarmouthschools.org.
FROM THE CHURCH OFFICE
Pastoral Emergencies
If you have a pastoral emergency, you can contact Rev. Frieda Gillespie on her cell phone at 508-207-7566. Please note that most weeks she will be in Yarmouth Sunday - Tuesday and working from her home office in MA Wednesday - Friday. Saturdays are typically her day off, but she will answer calls for pastoral emergencies.
Submit Your Announcement
To have your church or community event included in this newsletter or in print on Sundays please email the information to Gwen Matthews, Program Assistant, at gwenatfirstu@gmail.com by Wednesday at 12 pm to have it included in that Friday's edition of Channels or the Sunday Morning News.
  First Universalist Church of Yarmouth | 207-846-4148 | office@uuyarmouth.org | www.uuyarmouth.org