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Sun. 17 Nov, 2013 - Sat. 23 Nov, 2013

Sun. 17 Nov, 2013

The Courage of Our Convictions (Sun. 17 Nov, 2013 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton.

At home this week, Bob and I are gearing up to make a leap of faith. On Sunday, like many of you, we will be bringing our pledge form to the service to renew our financial commitment to First Unitarian for the coming year.

We have decided to give 6% of my gross salary to the congregation in 2014. While this will mean a decrease in our overall amount, it is a bit of a leap for us because mine is the only salary in our household for the time being; Bob is unemployed and reaching the end of the mid-life sabbatical his severance has provided him. When Bob returns to work, we hope in the months ahead, our plan is, of course, to increase our pledge (any leads in IT/QA will make this happen even sooner...!) because we believe in First, are deeply committed to its well-being, and are excited about what we, as a congregation, are becoming.

On this Celebration Sunday, I invite us all to be as generous as we can, while recognizing that each of us is in different and sometimes changing circumstances. If we all give at a level that is personally significant and meaningful, I have every confidence our shared commitment will enable First Unitarian to thrive in the year ahead.

Not unrelated to this, my sermon on Sunday will grapple with the question of what it means for us to be courageous, not merely as individuals, but together as a congregation. What, I'm wondering, might a more courageous community look like?

In faith and love,
Shawn

Celebration Sunday (Sun. 17 Nov, 2013 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Bring your Thrive With 3 pledges, and join us for refreshments in Workman Hall after the service.

Mon. 18 Nov, 2013

An Afternoon at the Movies (Mon. 18 Nov, 2013 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Winter's Bone

Are you ready for a thriller?

This “country noir” film stars the wonderful Jennifer Lawrence who plays seventeen-year old Ree Dolly. With an absent father, mentally disabled mother, and two younger siblings to care for, her life is one of daily courage. As she tries to find her father, we come to see the toughness, complexity, and honesty of life in the Ozark mountains in the southern US.

Tue. 19 Nov, 2013

Our Pagan Grove (Tue. 19 Nov, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

We are eclectic, honouring and borrowing from the various traditions of our members, and sharing the planning for our circles. If you're curious about Paganism, feel free to visit our gatherings. Bring a drum or other percussion instrument, if you wish. New members and visitors are always welcome.

We meet for ritual on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, gathering at 7 p.m. for a 7:30 start.

Wed. 20 Nov, 2013

Thu. 21 Nov, 2013

Choir Practice (Thu. 21 Nov, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Practices take place weekly in Shaw Hall.

You are welcome to join us.

Learn more.

Fri. 22 Nov, 2013

There are no events on this day.

Sat. 23 Nov, 2013

Time and Talent Auction (Sat. 23 Nov, 2013 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Please join us for this Gala Auction hosted by the Twerty-Somethings in Sunderland Hall.

Many fabulous items have already been up for auction, including vacation cottages, crafts, lessons. See more details.

If you have something to donate, please describe your time and talent on this form, and submit your completed form to Jennifer Drinkwater by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or contact Jennifer if you have any questions. 

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