What’s UUp Sunday, October 27?

Celebration of Life: 11:00am
Diwali – The Festival of Lights
Speaker: Rev. Lori KyleDiwali (also called Divali or Deepavali) is a “festival of lights” that celebrates the triumph of light over dark and good over evil, and the blessings of victory, freedom, and enlightenment. The name comes from Sanksrit dipavali, meaning “row of lights.” On the night of Diwali, celebrants light dozens of candles and clay lamps (called diyas), placing them throughout their homes and in the streets to light up the dark night.

We will have a special celebration with a play led by Pat Allison and Lori Hickling.  It will be a joyful service!  Please join us!!

In most of India, Diwali consists of a five-day celebration that peaks on the third day with the main celebration of Diwali. In other places where Diwali occurs, usually only the main day is celebrated.  Diwali is primarily celebrated by followers of the Hindu, Sikh, and Jain faiths. However, the holiday is celebrated throughout India, Singapore, and several other South Asian countries as a national holiday, meaning that people outside these religions may participate in Diwali celebrations, too. Hindu, Sikh, and Jain communities in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, and elsewhere around the globe also regularly celebrate Diwali.

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Calendar Events
9:45  RE Classes – Social Hall
11:00  Celebration of Life – Sanctuary
11:00  OWL Class
11:00  rental: Spiritual Israel Church – Choir Room

FYI 

Middle School RE Needs Your Plastic
First United FIlm Company, our middle school RE group. is making a film about recycling. We need your PLASTIC! Clean carry out containers, milk jugs, yogurt tubs etc. We need a mountain of plastic. We will recycle it all when we are through. Please leave in a bag or box outside Loren’s office if she is not at church.

Religious Exploration 

There’s a place for you at 9:45 Sunday mornings!
What is Religious Exploration?

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RE Classes for Children and Youth
RE Classes for Adults
Our Whole Lives (OWL)  Sexuality Education

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Volunteers Needed Our dedicated teachers need your assistance in the classroom, whether you have children in the program or not. Grandparents are especially welcome! You may signup just once a year or you may decide to help out every month.Click here to sign up.