Join us this Sunday
December 16, 2018

9:15 am Drop In Discussion: December 16 | Anthony Bordain. Why I loved him, why I'll miss him. An honest acerbic rogue chef who traveled the world and connected with people who loved food and people.
-- Kate Fleury, presenter.

10:30 am Morning Service:   December 16 |   Embracing Joy . Not the kind of sparkly, fleeting joy of the commercials, but a joy that lasts, a joy that is consistent in our lives. Come explore how we live from a baseline of joy, from a feeling of knowing we are enough and knowing contentment.
-- Rev. Lane Campbell
Upcoming Events
Thursday, December 13 | 12:15-12:45 PM
Eastman at Washington Square Concert (First Universalist Sanctuary)
The New Horizons Chorus, under the direction of Juli Elliot, will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the first performance of the timeless Franz Gruber and Joseph Mohr carol Silent Night, Holy Night.
Saturday, December 15 | 9:30- 11:30 AM
Mindfulness and Meditation
Mind Your Own Business! A Mindfulness and Meditation session is scheduled for Saturday December 15 from 9:30 am until 11:30 am. Holding grudges prevents you from opening your arms to embrace the good stuff. Let go! Come and learn more about mindfulness tools, and listen to the beautiful voices of Sanctuary, our own Glenda Brayman’s Renaissance Music Group, and we will meditate, share, and indulge in some quiet time together. Email Joy Leccese for questions thru .  

Sunday, December 16
Each year we donate warm mittens, hats and scarves to children at #7 School and to homeless shelter residents. If you would like to participate, please bring your warm-wear to church on December 16, and look for the collection box near the Clara Barton Lounge ramp.

Sunday, December 16
The Final day to order Poinsettias
If you would like a plant for yourself or to honor a loved one, please look for our sign in the Clara Barton Lounge after the service on December 16, the last day that orders will be taken. All plants are $8.00; cash and checks are accepted. Contact Paula Marchese thru for more information.

Saturday, December 28 | 5:30-7:30 PM
Cozy Night Supper
Mark your calendars for a relaxing post-holiday potluck Cozy Night Supper December 28th from 5:30-7:30. Bring your favorite dish, any leftover cookies and your memories of holidays past. Sign up on the bulletin board or let know of your attendance. Families welcome!

Sunday, February 3 | Noon
Service Auction
The clock is ticking- and the Service Auction is coming!  The big fund-raising event is Sunday, February 3, 2019 after the church service, but NOW is the time to plan! Think about what you might like to donate to the auction- perhaps a dinner, service, or unique item. (Please remember that the auction is not the place for garage sale or Goodwill items). Donation forms, both hard copy and online, will be available by early January, and there are lots of volunteer opportunities. Contact Service Auction chairs Paula Marchese or Katherine Flynn thru with questions.

Additional Announcements
THE LITTLE LIBRARY : Our Little Library, located in front of our church just off the Clinton Avenue sidewalk, is almost empty. It's not uncommon to see a passer-by browsing through a book that's been made available there. If you have a few books you'd like to donate, please place them directly into the Little Library.

CHURCH INVESTMENT REPORT AVAILABLE: The Finance Committee recently met with our financial advisor, Bob Reeves of Geovest. If you are interested in knowing more about how our endowment is invested, a copy of the report is available upon request. Contact Finance Chair Ann Rhody thru for details.
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