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“To Infinity and Beyond!”

Saturday, November 15th

The 2014 Treats and Talents Auction

This year’s auction is going boldly where the UU has never gone before. We will be blasting off into the night on Saturday, November 15th for this year’s Treats and Talents Auction. Mark your calendars and start thinking about how you can contribute a treat or talent for the auction.

Are you new to the CVUU and not sure what the Treats and Talents Auction is all about?  It’s our annual party where members and friends donate treats or talents to be offered up on the auction block as a fundraiser.  Items up for bid include such things as homemade pies, winery trips, art work, weavings, yard work, child care—it’s all up to your talents and imagination.  Social hour starts at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Silent and Live Auctions begin at 7:00 p.m.  Refreshments and liquid libations provided.  Child care available.

Did I say costumes are highly recommended though not required?  So dig out your old Star Trek uniform (and yes, you know you have one), brush up on your Firefly episodes, and may the Force be with you as we head out “To Infinity and Beyond!”  Join us as we blast off for a fun-filled evening.

So say we one, so say we all.                             ~~Mike Knapp

SUNDAY SERVICES

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NOVEMBER SERVICES

Sundays at 10:00 a.m. unless stated otherwise

November  2nd: Festival Sunday:  Day of the Dead  ~~ Rev. Eva Cameron, The Festival Team

We have been reflecting on how death, and the many “small deaths” in our lives, each mark a boundary we have to cross.  The Festival Sunday team is planning a special service of remembrance.  Join us for this annual day of remembering those who have gone before us.  Please bring photos or mementos to share of your deceased loved ones.  We will build an altar and light candles for them at this time.

November  9th:  The Annual Treats and Talents Auction Sermon  ~~ Rev. Eva Cameron, Karen Impola (WA)

Based on the book, The Atheist’s Guide to Reality by Alex Rosenberg, this year’s auction sermon was purchased at the Treats & Talents auction by Ruth Walker.  We will explore this author’s ideas about reality, how it informs his life, and what that has to do with Unitarian Universalism.

November 16th:  Marching Across Boundaries:  Honoring Our Veterans  ~~ Lynda Sutherland, Del Carpenter (WA)

People who have served in the armed services have had experiences that have challenged and, sometimes, changed them.  No matter where they served, or under what conditions, they have sacrificed much for the sake of our country and its citizens.  Today we honor all veterans, those who have passed on and those who are still with us.

November 23rd: Thankful Hearts, Compassionate Hands / Hunger Communion ~~ Lynda Sutherland, help from the Festival Team

Join us for our special Thanksgiving service.  We will celebrate with the children for the beginning of the service.  Then, as they finish up in their classes, we’ll have a message about how compassionate acts can enhance our gratitude for the blessings we enjoy.  Please bring food for our Food Parade to help the Food Bank stock up for the holidays.

November 30th   11:00 a.m. service time  Chapel Service:  Gratitude ~~ Karen Impola, TBA (WA)

A post-Thanksgiving meditation:  what are we grateful for, who are we grateful to, and how can we best show gratitude?  Note:  join us for the potluck following the service.

Owning Your Religious Past:  The Haunting Church

This workshop is offered by Lynda Sutherland and will be held on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.  The dates for the workshop are:  November 5th, 12th and 19th; and December 3rd and 10th.

This five-part workshop is designed to provide tools through which we may re-examine and retrieve positive aspects of past religious connections.  It addresses the effective elements of these connections, rather than dogma.  The workshop is designed to provide both group sharing and private exploration, using journal writing exercises.  The class size is limited, so sign up today!

To sign up, or if you have questions, please contact Lynda by email <lyndajoy70@gmail.com> or phone, 563-419-6730.
Important  Children's  RE  Dates

Sunday, November 2nd: Halloween Party from 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 30th: No RE due to the Holiday Weekend

Sunday, December 7th: Christmas Pageant



Family Movie Night

Friday, December 5th will be Family Movie Night!  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the movie will begin at 6:15 p.m.

Popcorn and juice will be served.  Bring something cozy to cuddle with and lay on during the movie.  (Movie to be announced closer to the date.)

 

 

 

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Sundays:
10:00-11:00     Service

10:15-11:00     Children's RE

11:00-11:30     Coffee

11:30- 12:15    Adult Forum & Children's Alternatve Activities

10:00-12:15     Nursery open for children 5 and under