What’s UUp Sunday, December 2?

Celebration of Life 11:00am
“The Light Coming Into the World”
Chalica Service
Speaker: Loren Crawford, Coordinator of Religious Exploration
Chalica is a week-long celebration of our Unitarian Universalist Principles. Many spend the week doing for others. There is a Chalica Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UU.Chalica) for you to enjoy and there are many Chalica-themed videos on YouTube. The holiday first emerged in 2005 out of a wish to have a holiday organized around Unitarian Universalist values.

Religious Exploration 9:45 – 10:45
See Class Descriptions at firstulou.org/cre (children)
and firstulou.org/lre (adult)
Nursery care is available 9:30-12:00. Room 214
Adult Classes Meeting December 2
Bring Your Own Theology (BYOT) in the Library, room 103
Tending the Flame: The Art of UU Parenting in room 203
Women’s Spirituality Group closed group meets in the Parlor

FYI

First Sunday: CLCM Personal Care and Food Pantry
While welcome any time, First U has a focused drive on the first Sunday of each month to collect items for the CLCM food pantry, and the personal care closet. As you do your shopping this week, remember to pick up some items to donate to our neighbors in need. We collect non-perishable foods, and place them in the blue basket on the dais in the sanctuary. We collect personal care items, like toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, feminine hygiene items, shampoo, deodorant, razors, soap, and dish and laundry detergent.

Christmas Tree Decorating December 2
Help us make the season festive by joining us immediately after the first-Sunday luncheon this Sunday to help decorate the Christmas tree in the Social Hall. You can bring an ornament from home or use those we have at church. Cookies and Christmas carols provided! Any questions please contact Bev Daly or Kathy Thackeray.

Tomato-Basil Tarts and Triple-Chocolate Brownies
December 2 First Sunday Luncheon
The menu also features Triple-Chocolate Brownies and you can order carry-out to fill your holiday entertaining needs! Whole Tomato-Basil Tart: $12. Half-dozen brownies: $5. Both freeze well, and the tarts are easy to reheat in your oven. To order, comment or message Tiffany on the First U Facebook page or contact the church office.

Poinsettias for Vespers $15
Sunday, December 2 is the last day to purchase a poinsettia(s) to honor, in memory, or give thanks someone or some group. This will be printed in the Vespers Order of Service, so please print legibly. After Vespers you may take your poinsettia(s) home with you to enjoy. There’s a table in the Social Hall after the service to order and make payment. Make checks out to First Unitarian and note “for poinsettia” in the memo line. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Thackeray or Bev Daly of the Aesthetics Team.

Gift Cards
We’ll be collecting gift cards, in any amount, to be given to the families of the Coleridge Taylor students being adopted by the Santa’s Helpers. Cards for Target, Walmart, and Kroger will be most helpful. If you prefer, Mary will purchase the gift cards for you if you give her the money.

Guest at Your Table is an annual collection for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, which works to advance human rights around the world. Each year we distribute boxes and information for folks to take home. We hope that you will feed the Guest at Your Table box regularly between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve (or before if you will be out of town), when we return the boxes. Every little bit helps support our partners around the world!

Calendars Needed
CLCM collects unwanted calendars and offers them to their clients. There is a special gold-wrapped box in the volunteer area for collection.

Calendar Events
9:45 RE
11:00 Celebration of Life – Sanctuary
11:00 rental: Spiritual Israel Church – Choir Room
12:15 First Sunday lunch – Social Hall
12:45 Tree decorating – Social Hall
1:00 RE Ministry Meeting – room 203