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Channels
a weekly newsletter
UPCOMING EVENTS
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. 
December 3 
Evergreen Holiday Fair
Our annual holiday tradition is back with crafts and baked goods being sold along with workshops being held. Join in the festivities!

Every Wednesday, 5-7pm
English Conversation Circles
Meet some of the newest residents in our state, refugees and asylum-seekers, and engage in cross-cultural exchange while assisting these New Mainers in learning English. 
Learn More             RSVP
WORSHIP
This way to the exploration of the ways that cultures clash and merge and how our personal, social, and spiritual identities can be impacted by the culture around us.
This Sunday, a look at our partnership with a tiny Transylvanian town, Gyepes. 
OUR PROGRAMS: SUNDAY OCTOBER 23, 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 - Adult Conversation Circles (Common Room)
10:30am - Worship (Sanctuary)
10:45am - Children's Chapel (Sanctuary - Children's Chapel)
11:30am - Coffee Hour (Gathering Room)
11:45am - Answering the Big Questions (Common Room)
11:45am - UU Games (Outside or Sanctuary)
FRIENDSHIP & MEMBERSHIP
If First Universalist is where you find connection, where you make meaning of the world, where you are revitalized, where you find strength, talk to us about  becoming a member
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, at gwenatfirstu@gmail.com to RSVP. 
LOST & FOUND
A subaru car key was found in the back of the Sanctuary on October 9. If it's yours, please come to the church office to claim it. 
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
OCTOBER 30 AT FIRST UNIVERSALIST
YOGA - NO CLASS OCTOBER 22
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
Mariana Tupper
Gwen Matthews
Logo and graphics are courtesy of: 
Sarah Witte
The Unitarian Universalist Association