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Rev. Joe Wants You to Know

Minister’s Office Hours
I will continue to be in my office on Monday afternoons, Tuesday mornings, and Thursday afternoons, but to aid in scheduling appointments and in an effort to be even more available to the congregation, I’m starting to use an online scheduling assistant.  You can schedule an appointment with me by visiting https://calendly.com/revjoeuucss and of course, you can still always just give me a call or text at 518-290-0284.
Blessings! —RevJoe


Give Away the Plate Program
If there is an organization you would like the Social Justice Committee to consider for If there is an organization you would like the Social Justice Committee to consider for the Give Away the Plate program, please send your suggestion to administrator@uusaratoga.org


General Announcements

Holiday Fair Schedule for 2018
Sunday, November 25 – NO SALES DUE TO HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Saturday, December 1 – Community Sales Day. Artisan Market crafts, wreaths and greens will be sold 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Sanctuary.
Sunday, December 2 – Sales after the service in the Sanctuary
Sunday, December 9 –  Sales after the service in the Sanctuary

UUCSS Book Group Meeting
The Saratoga Unitarian Book Group meets on the 3rd Monday of the month throughout the year. We begin at 6 P.M. in the King Room with a light supper brought by members of the group. Around 6:45 P.M. we then begin a discussion of the book for that month. The discussion lasts about an hour. We are happy to have additional folks join us whether it’s to be a regular participant or a contributor for a particular book.

TRY US OUT. Contact Pat Goodale with questions: 584-0588
November 19 – “Little Fires Everywhere” – Celeste Ng

“Swimming with Kate” Performance and Discussion
 One Woman’s Deep Dive with Essential Tremor – Written and performed by Mary Cae Asay

Saturday, November 24th, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
UUCSS, 624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs.

Directed by Lezlie Dana, “Swimming with Kate”, by Mary Cae Asay, is a poignant exploration of Asay’s personal journey as she comes to terms with the physical and emotional impact of developing the little-understood condition of Essential Tremor (ET). Woven with saucy commentary and coaching by Katharine Hepburn, “ Swimming with Kate” is entertaining, illuminating, and…heartbreaking.
This is a free event, but donations are welcome. Click the following link to view the flyer: http://uusaratoga.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/SWK-UU-11.24.2018-flier.pdf


November’s Theme: Memory
What does it mean to be a people of memory?  I think of the moving ritual of honoring our beloved dead from our worship service on Oct 28.  We want to remember, and we feel their spirit inspiring us and shaping who we are. And on the other hand, Unitarian Universalists have been a little dismissive of memory, in the sense that we like celebrating how we are not beholden to “tradition.”  This month, we take the opportunity to reflect on these contradictions and more in our relationship with memory and how re-membering shapes us as individuals, as a community, and as a faith tradition.

Check out all these fascinating resources on the theme of memory: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RqCtPa-bbDSZMS3ywGReM87IiRyto8ij  

Blessings,

Rev Joe


Kudos and Gratitude
UUCSS sure spreads the Love!


Special Reminders

Safe Exiting of the Building
In the event that we need to leave our building quickly, there are three exits: the front door, a door to the left of the chancel, and the office door downstairs.  People in the front half of the congregation should exit through the door to the left of the chancel.  This exit leads to the playground.  People in the back half congregation should exit through the front door.  Children downstairs will be led by teachers outside to the playground through the office door.

Safety in the Congregation
Parents and Caregivers, please remind your children to walk inside the congregation building, especially in congested areas such as the stairs and during coffee hour. Also, when children are outside playing they must remain inside the playground. If any member of the congregation member sees a child running or playing in the gardens or parking lot, please give them a gentle reminder to stay inside in the playground for their safety. Our concern for everyone’s well-being is a top priority and it takes a village!

Thank you!


IN OUR DENOMINATION AND OUR COMMUNITY

 Capital Pride Singers Celebrates The Holidays
 Wednesday, November 28, at 7:30 PM, RPI Chapel + Cultural Center, 2125 Burdett Ave., Troy
 Saturday, December 1, at 7:30 PM, First Congregational Church of Albany, 405 Quail St., Albany

 Tickets:  $10 at the door, or on-line at capitalpridesingers.org

EOC Soup Kitchen Needs Our Help to Stock the Food Pantry
Please help the EOC Soup Kitchen, located at the Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church, stock its food pantry. Place donations of nonperishable food items or financial donations in the basket on the middle table at the rear of the Sanctuary. Your contributions are brought weekly to the Soup Kitchen.

Saturday, December 1 – Community Sales Day. Artisan Market crafts, wreaths and greens will be sold 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Sanctuary.

 

 

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Event Calendar

November 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Men's Breakfast
  • Choir Rehearsal
  • TDOR planning meeting
2
3
  • Weekly Housekeeping
4
  • 1st Sunday Pancake Breakfast
  • Team Fest
  • CODA - 12 step meeting
  • Augustine Fellowship
5
  • Chalice Group
6
  • Women's Luncheon
  • Governance Task Force
  • NA Invitation to Live (rental group)
7
  • NA Race is Over (rental group)
8
  • Finance Committee Meeting - CANCELLED
  • Choir Rehearsal
9
10
  • Weekly Housekeeping
11
  • Coffee Chat: Governance Task Force: What we’ve learned
  • RE Committee Meeting
  • Worship Retreat
  • Support Board of Ed
  • CODA - 12 step meeting
  • Augustine Fellowship
12
13
  • Finance Committee Meeting
  • NA Invitation to Live (rental group)
14
  • Evening Renewal Planning Meeting
  • NA Race is Over (rental group)
  • Membership Committee Meeting
15
  • Men's Breakfast
  • Choir Rehearsal
16
  • Sustainable Saratoga Meeting
17
  • Weekly Housekeeping
18
  • Holiday Fair Food Sale
  • Souper Sunday Potluck
  • Evening Renewal
  • CODA - 12 step meeting
  • Augustine Fellowship
19
  • UUCSS Book Group
  • Board of Trustees
20
  • Care Team Meeting
  • Small Group Ministry Meeting
  • NA Invitation to Live (rental group)
21
  • Small Group Ministry Meeting
  • NA Race is Over (rental group)
22
23
24
  • Weekly Housekeeping
  • "Swim with Kate" Presentation
25
  • CODA - 12 step meeting
  • Augustine Fellowship
26
  • LGBTQ Support Group
  • Building & Grounds Committee Meeting
27
  • Stewardship
  • Governance Task Force
  • NA Invitation to Live (rental group)
28
  • NA Race is Over (rental group)
29
  • Choir Rehearsal
30
  • Community Sales Day Set-up