Sunday, October 22, 10 a.m.

Monthly Theme: Courage

Diving into the Deep End: White Supremacy Teach-In
Rev. Pam Philips

White Supremacy Teach-In. UU congregations across the country will be having special services this month to consider how our culture is one of white supremacy. Those of us who identify as white may have difficulty recognizing this about our culture because it is “the water we swim in”. This Sunday will require courage and the willingness to begin to understand what for some of us is a new way of thinking. 

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Children's Religious Education

 Classes are for PreK-grade 8 children; Nursery care is available for younger children. Children should visit the sanctuary with their parents for the first portion of
the service; teachers will escort
children to class.
See RE curriculum.
Sunday Circle
Meets the 1st & 3rd Sundays from 8:30-9:30 AM, Sept. - May. On November 5, Doug Sewall will discuss Growing up (and old) with a serious physical handicap (polio). All are welcome. 
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Giving 1/2 the Plate Away
Each Sunday, UUC donates 1/2 the collection plate to local charities and UU-affiliated organizations. Check back shortly for this Sunday's recipient.


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Upcoming Events and News Highlights

More information and events can be found at http://www.uucnrv.org/upcoming-events.htm.

 

Annual Goods & Services Auction

Come to UUC’s 2017 Service Auction – Saturday, November 11 at 5 PM. The theme this year is Frontier Days. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. The auction website is up so begin entering your exciting, community-enhancing offerings. Need help logging in – contact the auction co-chairs at powers@vt.edu. Children will have their own fun-filled Frontier Days party on the lower level.

 

New - NAMI NRV Chapter

Our Mental Health Justice Ministry Team is working hard to establish a NAMI (National Association on Mental Illness) NRV Chapter. The team meets at UUC on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 4:30 PM in our library. Anyone wishing to attend is welcome to do so. For more information, contact Margo.

 

Viewing of Stop the Stigma Video

Come to our Mental Health Justice Ministry Team's showing of Stop the Stigma on Sunday, October 8 at 11:45 AM in our library. Learn how to stop the stigma of mental illness during Mental Health Awareness Week.

  

Two Community-wide Support Groups for Mental Health

On the 3rd Monday of every month, all in our community are welcome to participate in either of two support groups. The first group is for family and friends of those with a mental illness, and the other group is for those coping with a mental illness themselves. Both groups meet from 6-7:30 PM. Come share your experiences with others, learn coping skills, find out about local resources, receive support, and more.

Adult Faith Development: The Story of God with Morgan Freeman

View an episode of National Geographic's 6-part series on the 2nd Monday of the month, October - March, from 7-8:30 PM. Each 40-minute episode will be followed by discussion. Take a trip around the world as Morgan Freeman speaks with people of faith and explores theological questions. Discovering what unites the world's religions. This month's topic is Beyond Death.

New (Or Not So New) to UU

October 19, 26 & November 2 from 7-8:30 PM in our library. Learn about our UU roots, theology, and traditions, and how UUs approach religious education and social justice. All are welcome.

 

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