Sunday Worship Service
Reclaiming the Heart of Our Humanity
With Rev. Dr. Tracy Sprowls
Sharing about the Parliament of World Religions and why it matters. What does it mean to be a people of letting go in our global community.
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NOVEMBER 1, 2015
Harry Potter Activities and Movie.
- 10:00 am Worship Service featuring real actions people can take to fight racism, special guest speaker, Rev. Craig Hirschberg, UULMNJ (our legislative ministry). Following the first part of worship: Our awesome religious education classes: Creative play for infants-age 4, Timeless Themes for K-3, and Harry and UU for grades 4-8.
- 11:30 First Sunday Explorers in Stevens Room after service: a panel discussion with Craig and Frances Prestianni about the UULM.
- 11:30: Harry Potter themed activities in the Parish Hall: treats, make your own wand, potions, games and more!
- 1:30 p.m. screening of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
- You can: come on Nov 1st and bring a friend. Costumes encouraged!
Volunteer to make a Harry Potter themed treat.
- Volunteer to help with an activity in the Parish hall (all materials and directions provided).
THEME MINISTRY: LETTING GO
THEME EXERCISE FOR OCTOBER: To Seek
Each month you are invited to participate in a theme exercise based on the theme of the month.
Try it out; try it on for size and then use it to start a conversation on Sunday during Fellowship Hour or in some other part of your life. If you are interested and would like to share your experience on the last Sunday of the month during the service, please let Rev. Tracy know. Let go of any trepidation and give it a try!
One Space in Your Life
The international bestseller, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, helps us see cleaning up clutter in a new light. It’s not about eliminating mess; it’s about letting in joy and creating space in which our spirits can breathe. The author’s challenge to all of us is this: “Anything that doesn’t “spark joy” is to be touched, thanked and ceremonially sent on its way!” This month take up the challenge:
● Read the article about her book (and maybe read the book as well!):
● Pick one “space” in your life and declutter it in the way she recommends. This space can be something as big as a living room or as small as a desk drawer or the back seat of your car.
● Take before and after pictures.
● Come to your group ready to share what it was like to thank and send the clutter on its way. Most importantly, come ready to show what it’s like to have one space full of the things that “spark joy” and prop you up.
MARCH AND RALLY October 23, 2015
MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY
October 24, 2015
RISE UP OCTOBER March NYC
- NEW YORK CITY 1 PM - 4 PM
- Rally begins 11 am
- Please join members of the Fourth Universalist Society, All Souls Unitarian Church’s Racial Justice Initiative, and First UU Brooklyn at the #RiseUpOctober March. Join with protestors from around the country in resistance to the mass incarceration and continued violence against people of color at the hands of law enforcement. Together, we will affirm that #BlackLivesMatter.
- MEETING PLACE: We will wear our Standing on the Side of Love gear MEET at the south east corner of Washington Square Park near the Bobst Library for the opening rally beginning at 11 am. The march is scheduled to begin at 1 pm and end at 4pm near Columbus Circle.
- For more information: contact UULM-Rachael Hayes (email@example.com). More information about #RiseUpOctober, see their website: http://riseupoctober.nationbuilder.com/
First Sunday Explorers
November 1, 2015
why does UU Legislative Ministry exist?
how are we organized
what has UULM accomplished over the past years
where are we going; future plans
discussion and opportunities for involvement
TO SERVE This Saturday
8:45 am-1:00 pm
This is a great opportunity for hands-on learning about recycling and environmental justice. The unique thing about the Fanwood Recycling Center is that it is a non-profit center run by volunteers and a few paid staff members. The center not only sells a higher percentage of the recyclable materials than most for-profit centers, it gives 100% of the profits back to the non-profit organizations that volunteer there. Every time FUSP volunteers work at the center, FUSP receives a $200 donation. Anyone 11 or older can volunteer. It is a great opportunity for students to fulfill service hour requirements. For more information or to sign-up to volunteer, contact Denise Soppas (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Elena Terry ( email@example.com).
Fanwood-Scotch Plains Recycling Association
North Avenue and Westfield Road
Fanwood, NJ 07023
THIS SUNDAY, OCT. 25
Sandwich Sunday needs sandwiches and volunteers, October 25, 2015 from 11-1 pm.
We have been woefully short of sandwiches and volunteers for this important mission project.
Please make sandwiches and bring them to the church SUNDAY to supply lunch for our neighbors. Contact Cass Cochrane and tell her what you will be bringing.
We have more than a 100 neighbors who DEPEND on this program for lunch. Please volunteer. We need your help NOW.
Food Pantry really needs volunteers.
Please come help our neighbors.
Looking for People Who Like to Smile, Listen, and Meet People. “Greeters”
and the way others receive it
—is a key ingredient to growing our membership.
Outside Greeters are needed to invite people (friends, members and guests)
into our sanctuary on Sunday mornings.
Inside Greeters make our visitors welcome after the service - introducing
them to FUSP and our community.
If you would like to assist the membership committee by welcoming visitors,
please contact Denise Soppas (Dsoppas@aol.com)
To Serve: WOMEN’S ALLIANCE FUNDRAISER
The fundraiser runs until early November, so all items will be delivered for Christmas.
With the money we earn we supply our food pantry with non-food necessities such as diapers, soaps and other personal hygiene items. We also send our graduating high school girls off with a small scholarship.
You can view the selections on line at www.CarruthStudio.com. Scroll down to the section labelled "fundraiser".
Please speak to Bonnie Rowan, Lois Laning, Anita Eigen, or any member of Women's Alliance to see a catalog and place an order.
ACT IV: Theater at FUSP
ACT IV VOLUNTEERS
Not all the fun happens on-stage!
Sandy has FREE tickets to the next 6 performances of ACT IV; Friday and Saturday, November 13, 14, 20, and 21 and Sunday at 3 pm on November 15 and 22. Sell tickets and serve light refreshments during intermission and see the shows at no charge.
Contact Sandy Kaplan. First come, first served!
MUSIC AT FUSP
Folk Duo-Friction Farm
NOVEMBER 8, 2015
Family Worship 9:30 am
Modern folk duo Friction Farm is guitarist/vocalist Aidan Quinn and bassist/vocalist Christine Stay. They combines storytelling social commentary and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes and quirky observations. From ballads, to anthems each song is filled with harmony and hope.
Notice about A and P Supermarket Cards
As many A & P stores are closing and being sold, please you USE your A & P cards as soon as possible.
Welcome Book table
After the wonderful service last week on "Black Lives Matter," the feature at the book table this week is an excellent illustrated book on the History of Lynching available for a donation. Also order "Standing on the Side of Love" socks.
Stylin’ FUSP Fundraiser
YOUR COST: You are invited to pay anything ABOVE $5.25 All profits go to FUSP projects. Please be generous.
Curvy Girls Scoliosis Walk
RE Committee Matching FUSP Support
Straight Walk with
The Curvy Girls
October 31, 2015
Registration for Walkers $20
To Donate: firstgiving.com/CurvyGirls Scoliosis/NJ
A FUSP Youth, Gianna, is involved with this walk and would appreciate your support and donation.
RE Committee will match your donation to Curvy Girls. Please contact Kate Riegel for more info.