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ISSUE 11

NOVEMBER 2011

Sunday Worship 10 AM & 11:30 AM NOVEMBER 6 SERMON Rev. Dr. Daniel Kanter “To Grow a Soul” The purpose of all religion is to grow souls. We must consider how this happens in our midst.

MUSIC The Sanctuary Choir

NOVEMBER 13 SERMON Rev. Aaron White “Are You My Teacher?” Part of spiritual development includes being open to insight from unexpected places: How do we cultivate the ability to find new teachers in life?

MUSIC Cellist Marie-Thais Oliver

NOVEMBER 20 SERMON Rev. Dr. Daniel Kanter “Thanksgiving Proclamations” This service points at Thanksgiving as a feast of gratitude. MUSIC Kindred Voices Choir

NOVEMBER 27 SERMON Ellen Quaadgras “Occupy Christmas” How might the “Occupy” movement’s encouragement to reconsider material priorities inform our advent to Christmas? MUSIC Carlo Pezzimenti, Guitar

IN THIS ISSUE:

. . . a monthly publication of First Unitarian Church of Dallas

a message from Associate Minister Reverend Aaron White

W

hen Apple CEO Steve Jobs died some weeks ago, I saw many people passing around video and text from a 2005 commencement speech he gave at Stanford University. In it, Jobs talked about the effect that being aware he was going to die had on his life. Part of his commencement speech read:

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” His words resonate with many of the questions we are asking in our theme for this year at church, “Moving Forward.” In order to move forward in our lives, we have to know who it is that we wish to become; we have to listen to the life that our heart and our passion are calling us into. One of the wonderful things about a religious community like ours is that it serves as a living manifestation of our hopes and dreams for the world. For our passion to find voice and action in community, though, we must share it with others. This is part of the reason we asked people to share their stories of what this church has meant to them as part of our stewardship efforts this year. If you haven’t done this yet, please do. There is space on pledge cards just for this. Also, we hope you will share these stories with us in conversations, emails, and small groups. We know that, within our community of members and friends, there is great passion for new ways of living in the world. In the coming weeks, see how sharing this passion and these stories with someone else helps you move forward! In faith,

FIRST SUNDAY COLLECTION Learn about this month’s deserving recipient, North Dallas Shared Ministries. page 3

SEASON OF GIVING

Read the latest Canvass update and get details on special fundraisers. page 3

MEMORIAL CONCERT Join us for this annual concert and First Church tradition on November 13. page 4

ADULT PROGRAMS Find out how to participate in adult classes and programs this November. page 7


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9:00 AM THE NEW TESTAMENT – Room 301 This video-lecture series, featuring Bart Ehrman with facilitated discussion led by Charles Vorkoper, considers the context of the New Testament’s creation and its impact on western civilization.

10:00 AM FAITH LIKE A RIVER – Room 304 This class explores themes in Unitarian Universalist history and the dynamic ideas, people, and movements that have shaped UU history. Facilitated by Charles McMullen, Director of Adult Religious Education.

SAVING PARADISE BOOK STUDY – Room 305 Saving Paradise, by Rebecca Parker and Rita

Nakashima Brock, asks how Christianity’s early vision of beauty and paradise on Earth evolved into a vision of torture, and what societal changes and theology marked that evolution. Facilitated by Pam Lange. Books ($28) available at the Book Nook.

SPIRITUAL CONVERSATIONS –Room 302 Move to 10 AM begins November 13. This group uses a modified lectio divina format to experience the spiritual depth found in poetry and sacred writings. This fall, the series concentrates on the voices of women mystics, poets, and scholars from a variety of times, places and traditions. ISSUES ENGAGEMENT FORUMS – Room 301 Our Social Action Council (2 nd Sundays) keeps us up to date on important issues related to social justice. And for the last several months, our Immigration Study Action Group (now on 3rd Sundays) has brought us vital information about the impact of immigration laws and enforcement. Check the Friday Reminder (instructions on pg. 8) for dates and topics.

CARING FOR AGING PARENTS, PARTNERS AND LOVED ONES This workshop for family members, partners, and caregivers will be held on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, FROM 9 A.M. TO 3 P.M., at First Church. The cost is $15, which covers a catered lunch for all participants. The topics addressed will include a medical overview of Dementia by Rob Garrett, MD, Geriatric Psychiatrist; Family Dynamics and Communication by John Hoper, Ph.D., Geriatric Psychologist; Legal and Ethical Issues by Merra George, Staff Attorney with Dallas Legal Hospice; Financial Planning by Carol Franzen, LMSW, Geriatric Care Manager; and, finally, Community Resources presented by Suzanne Cobb and Linda Ross from The Senior Source. To register, go to www.dallasuu.org, email cdixon@dallasuu.org, or call 214-884-1211.

Symposium With Author Robert Putnam, Ph.D. ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, FROM 7:30 A.M. TO 1:30 P.M., IN FOGELSON FORUM AT TEXAS HEALTH DALLAS, the Attending Clergy Association (ACA) of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospitals will host the 17th Annual Symposium “Are We in This Together or Am I in It Alone?: Culture and Religion in the USA.” This educational program featuring keynote speaker Robert Putnam, Ph.D., author of many books including Bowling Alone and American Grace, will explore the American religious and cultural landscape.

“We want to explore how we as Americans relate to each other in the world around us,” said John Engelhard, Senior Chaplain for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospitals in Dallas, Denton, Plano, Kaufman, and Allen. “Think of our experiences, either as a community or as an individual. There’s the inability of Congress to compromise and solve problems, fewer people choosing to marry, millions of Americans with no health coverage, economic segregation and declining membership in religious communities. And through it all, are we in it alone? Or are we in it together?” A distinguished panel of community religious leaders and scholars will offer responses to Dr. Putnam’s presentation. For more information or to register, visit http://TexasHealth.org/ACASymposium or call 214-345-4220.

11:30 AM ADULT DISCUSSION GROUP – Room 304 This group meets for spontaneous discussion exploring moral, philosophical, scientific, and religious ideas and the thought-leaders who advance them. Participants exchange information, share knowledge, and express personal views. Open to all.

Knit and Crochet with a Purpose

Thursday, November 10, 7 p.m., Room 303 Join other handcrafters on 2nd Thursdays to work on prayer shawls and baby items to donate within our community. All levels are welcome. Don’t knit or crochet? We’ll teach you! Room 303 is on the third floor of our new building—use the elevator for access. For details, call 214-801-6300 or email suzyhogue@dcccd.edu.

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YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED AT THE COMMUNITY IMPACT FORUMS ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, AT 10:00 AND 11:15 A.M., IN ROOM 302. The church is creating a strategic plan for the next three to five years based on our End Statements, and there are several teams of volunteers and staff meeting to address each End Statement. Each team will hold a forum to review their findings with the congregation, beginning with the Community Impact Team (social action, justice, and community service). Come hear the report summary, ask questions, and share your ideas.

JUNIOR NAVIGATORS HAS BEEN A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS! BUT THERE IS ONE THING MISSING… WE NEED GIRLS!!! When you become a member of Junior Navigators, you will: Go on hikes and learn about flowers and other plants; see animals in their natural habitats; learn about amazing women who fought for freedom and equal rights, and helped shape our democracy; play games and do arts and crafts; learn ways to stay fit; and, best of all, make friends and have FUN! For more information, go to http:// navigatorsusa.ning.com or email william.bogie@yahoo.com.


give STEWARDSHIP SPOTLIGHT Moving Forward

FIRST-SUNDAY COLLECTION ON NOVEMBER 6TH TO BENEFIT NORTH DALLAS SHARED MINISTRIES

2012

As you know, under the renewing-pledge system we began for 2011, any pledges made to support the work of the church renew automatically each year. Instead of starting from zero each year, we now begin our budgeting process with pledges from 80% of our voting members. These pledges will renew automatically for 2012. However, there are 20% of our voting members who do not have a pledge for 2011 (and subsequently 2012) and from whom we’ve not yet heard. We need to hear from every member: We need 100% participation to meet the needs of our vibrant, growing church and sustain the new building. We are also asking that those with existing pledges consider paying monthly by credit card, automatic checking, or bank bill-pay. This helps the church create consistent income to sustain its work. Please consider making your church pledge a monthly payment. To do this, go to www.dallasuu.org and click on the Support tab at the top of the homepage to go to E-giving, or contact the church office at 214-528-3990. First Unitarian is an amazingly generous church. Right now, our pledges for 2012 are up 3% over last year. In this ever-changing economy, that’s remarkable. Still, to enhance our programs and support the needs of a 50,000-square-foot facility, we need at least a 5% increase in pledge income. Please consider making that step, and help promote and sustain our liberal religious presence in Dallas.

In a nutshell, here are the three points to consider:

NORTH DALLAS SHARED MINISTRIES (NDSM) IS AN INTERFAITH ORGANIZATION WHICH PROVIDES FOOD, FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, CLOTHING, SCHOOL UNIFORMS AND SUPPLIES, EYE GLASSES, JOB COUNSELING, DAYTIME AND EVENING ESL CLASSES, AND MEDICAL CARE FOR THE WORKING POOR, THE ELDERLY, THE DISABLED, AND THE MOST VULNERABLE MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY. NDSM seeks not only to provide tangible assistance, but also to help clients make sound decisions which can lead to a more stable future. All clients are carefully screened to determine their need and willingness to make appropriate behavioral changes. In 2010 NDSM assisted over 60,000 individuals and family members, and is on track to help as many or more in 2011.

NDSM mirrors our UU values of service to others and interfaith cooperation for the common good. Our church helped found NDSM in 1983, and now joins with 48 other churches to serve our larger community. NDSM relies on over 500 volunteers (and just one paid non-medical staffer) to deliver services six days each week. Our church continues to be a stalwart supporter, providing both volunteers and an annual pledge, as well as financial support from individual members. Please be generous in your contribution to this wonderful organization. To learn more about NDSM, please visit www.ndsm.org or contact NDSM/First Church liaison, Trish Houck, at TrishHouck@aol.com.

Special Youth Department Fundraisers in November! POINSETTIA SALES 2011 Sales of poinsettias in red, white, and pink will begin on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, and continue through Sunday, November 20. Come to Channing Hall to order beautiful, lush plants for gift giving and decorating. They’re just $12 apiece, and will be available for you to pick up at church starting the evening of Hanging of the Greens, December 3. All proceeds benefit the Youth Dept. Thank you. CHALICE ART JEWELRY SALE Again this year the Youth Department will host a jewelry sale featuring the lovely work of Unitarian Universalist artists Bruce and Carolyn Cameron. Mark your calendars for this one-day sale on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, in Channing Hall. A full 25% of sales benefit Youth programs.

1) We need 100% of voting members to pledge. 2) We need more pledges to be th paid on a monthly basis. 3) We are asking all members, From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the wonderful women of the Day and Evening alliances will offer if they can, to increase their homemade goodies and handcrafted items for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other pledges by at least 5%. occasions. If you would like to donate goods for the sale, please bring your items to the Please help make a difference in church Saturday afternoon, November 19, between 1:00 and 3:00. Questions? Email Dallas, in our world, and in the lives Anne Norvell (annenorvl@aol.com). of you and your family by supportUUSC HOLIDAY CARDS ARE HERE! Choose compassionate ing the work of First Church. consumption—buy your holiday cards at the Crafty Bake Sale! Our stewardship drive for 2012 Purchasing UUSC cards spreads holiday cheer to loved ones and ends November 6th. If we haven’t helps support the UUSC's programs to advance social justice and yet heard from you, it’s time! human rights around the world. 10-card packs for only $10.

Crafty Bake Sale Sunday, November 20

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CHILDREN’S WORSHIP IN NOVEMBER The six sources of our faith will continue to be the focus in Children’s Chapel during the month of November.

NOV 8 – Kay Fuselier’s lesson will highlight Jewish and Christian teachings which tell us to love all others as we love ourselves. NOV 13 – Kay will lift up the importance of the use of reason and the discoveries of science. NOV 20 – Rev. Aaron White and Ellen Quaadgras will help us understand how the harmony of nature and the sacred circle of life inform who we are as a religious community. Parents and other interested adults are always welcome to join us in Raible Chapel at 10:00 and 11:30 a.m.

Inspiring people of all ages

Dedication of Infants and Children Sunday, December 18th In our free faith, we acknowledge the divine spark within each child and believe that each child born possesses the potential to be one more redeemer. On December 18th, during both worship services, we will celebrate a Service of Dedication during which we will > commit ourselves to the infants and children of our church, to their nurture and their growth; > pledge to love and cherish them always, in times of struggle as well as gladness; > pray that we may be worthy guardians of these young lives; > covenant to build a community in which they will grow surrounded by beauty, embraced by love, and cradled in the arms of peace; Children are never too old to be dedicated. If your family would like to participate in this Service of Dedication, please contact Lillian Drab-Braddick at ldrab@dallasuu.org or 214-884-1222.

SUPER SUNDAY IS NOVEMBER 27TH! So our dedicated volunteer teachers can enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, children five years of age and older and youth in their teens will gather in Raible Chapel for a morning of story, song, and seasonal crafts.

Children four year of age and younger will meet friends for play in the Nursery. Parent and teen volunteers are needed to assist younger children in the

creation of one-of-a-kind Chanukah and Christmas ornaments. To let us know that you’ll help with the fun, please contact Dawn Hosking at dhosking@dallasuu.org or 214-884-1215.

MUSIC Annual Memorial Concert on November 13th

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE

Our annual Memorial Concert, now called MASTERWORKS CONCERT, takes place on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13 AT 7 P.M., in the Sanctuary. This concert of gratitude and remembrance will be presented by the Sanctuary Choir, professional orchestra and soloists. A string quartet will play an exuberant Beethoven quartet, and the entire ensemble will perform Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem, considered one of the most

CHILDCARE FOR ALL AGES IS AVAILABLE FOR ADULT PROGRAMS AND CHURCH-WIDE EVENTS IF CARE IS REQUESTED FOR AT LEAST THREE CHILDREN. Please make reservations at least five days in advance with Childcare Coordinator Brenda Johnson at 972-890-4161. Please leave your name, phone number, date and name of the event, and name(s) and age(s) of the child/children. Caregivers are staffed according to reservations made. Unfortunately we cannot accept “walk-ins.” You will be contacted only if space is not available—what a deal!

beautiful of all 20th century choral/orchestral pieces. Built on Gregorian chant, this lush, romantic work captures the mystery, hope, and terror of death. As in years past, we will take one or two names of your friends or family members who have died. This year, names will be printed in the program, though not read aloud at the concert. Names may be submitted at the Music table in Channing Hall on October 30 and November 6, or at www.concertsintheclearning.org. We need to receive names no later than noon on Monday, November 7 for inclusion in the printed program.

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Brunch in Community

WELCOME LUNCH

November 6, 2011

Sunday, November 6th 11:00 AM, in Room 304 12:30 PM, in Raible Chapel

brought to you by the Youth and Parents of the Young Religious Unitarian Universalist (YRUU) class

New to the church? Been around a while & want to know more? Want to meet new folks? Have questions? join us !

Adults: $8 Children under 12: $4 All proceeds benefit our Youth Dept. Thank you!

~ Thanksgiving Potluck ~ Thursday, November 24, 2011 Noon in Channing Hall

Join us for food, fun, and fellowship! We provide the turkey, you bring a favorite dish. To RSVP or volunteer to help, contact Yvonne Norfleet at ynorfleet@verizon.net or 972-278-8709.

Email rjohnson@dallasuu.org to RSVP.

PLEASE WELCOME OUR NEW MEMBERS! Amy Lou Abernethy Ida Clarkson Aidan Earle Kathy Estell Kimberly and Scott Lewis

Billy McDonald Courtney Milburn Alison and Jay Odom Kyle Pollard and Brian Pudenz Tari Weisert

Hanging of the Greens Saturday, December 3rd 7 pm in the Sanctuary Skits

Decorations

Choirs

Carol Sing-a-longs

coming up this month . . . Tuesday, Nov 1 Women’s Day Alliance 10:30 a.m., in Raible Chapel

Tuesday, Nov 8 Women’s Evening Alliance 6:30 p.m., in Channing Hall

Tuesday, Nov 15 Roots 7:00 p.m., in Room 303

Fran Tynan, President of the Resolana Board of Directors, will speak on “Empowering Women to Break the Incarceration Cycle at the Dallas County Jail.” Reserve a catered lunch at www.wdauu.org or 972-579-1358.

Guest speaker Helen Duran will discuss “What does ethical eating mean to UUs?” Bring a dish to share for the pot luck.

“Roots” is an introduction to UU ideas and history. Visitors, members, and friends are welcome. RSVP to programs@dallasuu.org.

Friday, Nov 4 JTW Movie Night 7:00 p.m., in Room 304

Thursday, Nov 10 Sr. Men’s Fellowship 12:00 p.m., in Room 303 This group meets for a brown bag lunch followed by a discussion at 12:45 on “Gratitude, Money, and Politics.” Discussion is open to all.

Wednesday, Nov 16 New Member Orientation 7:15 p.m., in Room 304

Journey Toward Wholeness will complete the “Black in Latin America” series with a look at Mexico and Peru, countries not associated with large populations of African descent. JTW movies are free and open to all.

Sunday, Nov 6 Campbell Conversations 6:00 p.m., in Room 305 November kicks off “Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth,” a 6-part PBS series from 1988 featuring conversations between Joseph Campbell and journalist Bill Moyers.

Tuesday, Nov 8 WDA Bridge Group 10:00 a.m., in Channing Hall This group meets for bridge and fellowship. Contact Genie Fritz (214-352-8370) for info.

Sunday, Nov 13 Food Matters Roundtable 12:30 p.m., in Raible Chapel Join us for “Why Do Honeybees Matter?” with Susan and Brandon Pollard of the Texas Honeybee Guild. They’re bringing an observation hive and honey! If you like, bring a dish to share.

Tuesday, Nov 15 WDA Friendship Group 11:00 a.m., in Channing Hall This group meets for food and fellowship. For more information, visit www.wdauu.org.

Tuesday, Nov 15 Reading Deeper Book Club 7 p.m., in Room 304 November’s book is Simon Wiesenthal’s The Sunflower (available at the Book Nook).

November’s meeting will focus on Circles, our small group ministry; there will be an opportunity to register. RSVP to marysuefoster@earthlink.net or jcj@bp-g.com.

Thursday, Nov 17 Caregiver Support Group 6:30 p.m., in Room 304 Open to anyone caring for someone with any number of medical issues. For info, contact Charlise Hill-Larson (chlarson@dallasuu.org).

Tuesday, Nov 29 Movie Matinee Everyone is welcome. Films are selected the week before; details at www.wdauu.org.

ONLINE >> For a more complete listing of church events, visit our website, www.dallasuu.org. NOVEMBER 2011

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CHRISTMAS PAGEANT CASTING CALL

CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 4 AND 11 ARE WELCOME TO BE A PART OF THE CHRISTMAS PAGEANTS AT BOTH SERVICES ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18TH. Check the schedule below and mark your calendar now. Casting Call after each service - sign-up and audition for speaking parts Sunday, Dec. 4 Costume Call after each service Sunday, Dec. 11 Make-up Costume Call after each service Thurs., Dec. 8 & 15 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Evening Rehearsals for speaking parts Saturday, Dec. 17 9:00 a.m. to Noon – Dress Rehearsal for 10:00 cast 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Dress Rehearsal for 11:30 cast Sunday, Dec. 18 Christmas Pageants Sunday, Nov. 20

Parents of pageant stars will be asked to volunteer in some way. Many hands make light, enjoyable work. For more information, please contact Rachel Castrillon, pageant director, at castrill@sbcglobal.net.

Food and Clothing Collection for North Dallas Shared Ministries Throughout the month of November, our Youth will spearhead collection of clean, gently used clothing for North Dallas Shared Ministries. In doing so, our church joins with 48 other congregations in the community to serve those in need.

Clean, gently used clothing and shoes are needed. Our Youth will provide colorful donation boxes for your convenience. Fall and winter clothing is most appreciated, and clothing that is suitable for outdoor labor (jeans, sweatshirts, jackets). Children’s clothing is always needed, especially coats for the coming cold weather. Packages of new underwear and socks for all ages are also welcome. Our Youth will sort all donations in preparation for transport to NDSM. This is a very labor-intensive job! Please help them by donating items which are ready to display, as NDSM does not have facilities for laundry or dry cleaning.

In addition First Church will be collecting non-perishable food of all types for those hardest hit by the current economic downturn. Most needed items include flour, sugar, cooking oil, canned meat and fish, soups, canned fruit, peanut butter and jelly. Hygiene items such as bath soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste are also appreciated. Look for receptacles on the patios on Sunday mornings. As we enter this season of Thanksgiving, please take a moment to share with those in our community who are in need. Thank you very much!!!

SOCIAL ACTION Issues Forum on November 13th Will the courts save us from chemical polluters? Or will corporate America succeed in limiting our ability to seek damage claims? At 10 a.m., in Room 301, attorney Steve Jensen examines the strengths and weaknesses of lawsuits for money damages and discusses the role of litigation in protecting our environment. Find out what environmentally concerned UUs can do to help.

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Call for “UU of the Year” Nominations Time is running out to nominate a First Church member for the 2011 UU of the Year Award, given to a First Church member who has provided outstanding service to our church or community in furtherance of UU religious ideals. Letters explaining the nominee’s history of service will be reviewed by 2011 UU of the Year Committee members Hannelore Daniel, John Daniel, Stuart Owen, and Gretchen Riehl. Email nomination letters to dmoore@dallasuu.org, sfowen7@sbcglobal.net, or deliver/mail them to UU of the Year Award, First Unitarian Church, 4015 Normandy, Dallas TX 75205, by noon on Sunday, November 6th,.

E-WASTE RECYCLE DAY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Normandy Avenue Round up your old computers, monitors, and printers. Search your drawers for digital cameras, cell phones, and batteries. Finally get rid of that vintage refrigerator or freezer and bring it all to First Church’s 4th annual electronic recycling event. Together we have kept over 3 tons of electronic waste out of landfills. Help our environment by putting unwanted electronics back into the manufacturing process. There is a small charge to recycle CRT monitors and TVs and to wipe hard drives.

2012 Nominees for Election Board of Trustees: Stacy Duyrea – President Dennis Cordell – Vice President Mike Scholten – Treasurer Richard Anderson – 3-year term Chris Hardage – 3-year term Marc McPeak – 3-year term Maggie O’Connor – 2-year term Endowment/Memorial Gift Fund: Charles Irsch – 3-year term John Whaley – 2-year term Nominating Committee: Cindy Curry – 2-year term Brandon Buchanan – 1-year term Karen Stanton – 1-year term


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The Real Costs of War An Evening with

Claude AnShin Thomas 7 p.m. Tuesday November 8 In Raible Chapel Free & Open to the Public Claude AnShin Thomas is a Vietnam Veteran, Zen Buddhist Monk, Author and International Advocate of Nonviolence.

The Food Matters Roundtable presents

Author and Social Psychologist

Dr. Melanie Joy

“AN INTRODUCTION TO CARNISM”

7:00 PM SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20TH Hallman Building Room 305 FREE AND OPEN TO ALL

Native American Flute workshop with Bill Tucker

Discover Your Inner Voice 4 THURSDAYS S NOV 3, 10, 17 & DEC 1 7 pm in Room 212 $20 Fee S Registration Required

VETERANS’ RETREAT Meditation

Reflection

Conversation

Thursday - Sunday

November 10-13, 2011 Dallas, Texas Three nights lodging and meals included. The Retreat will include silent periods. All meals will be vegetarian.

$200 inclusive Contact programs@dallasuu.org or call 214 884.1221 for more information and to enroll.

Dallas Goethe Center and First Unitarian Church of Dallas Present

RAINER MARIA His Poetry and Influence Featuring Dr. Jakob-Ivan Eidt University of Dallas

6 p.m. Saturday, November 19 First Unitarian Church ~ Free & Open to All

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Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 8:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Emergency Contact: Saturday, Sunday, Holidays & Evenings – 972.898.1949 Phone: 214.528.3990 Web: www.dallasuu.org Senior Minister: Rev. Dr. Daniel Chesney Kanter ext. 1204, dkanter@dallasuu.org Associate Minister: Rev. Aaron White ext. 1210, awhite@dallasuu.org

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS in the spotlight... Congratulations to Danny Charles, son of Deanna and Rich Charles, on winning an internship at Boeing for next summer. Danny, a YRUU alumnus and current student at Northwestern, was one of just 14 applicants selected for this opportunity from a field of more than 400. Kudos to YRUU member John Schadegg, a senior at Woodrow Wilson High School, on being named a National Merit semifinalist. John is the son of Delores Cullivan and Bill Schadegg. Frankie Branham is featured in the 10.23.11 Dallas Morning News’ Fitness Profile for her work with Dancing Classrooms of North Texas and teaching Zumba. You can see the article at http://tinyurl.com/6zu4phr.

Do You Have News or an Announcement? If you’d like to submit an item for the newsletter, send it to du@dallasuu.org no later than the 15th of the month. The next deadline is Tuesday, November 15, at noon. Send items for the weekly Friday Reminder and the Sunday order of service to announcements@dallasuu.org no later than noon of the preceding Wednesday. Submissions for all publications are subject to approval and editing. To begin receiving our weekly Friday Reminder emails, go to www.dallasuu.org, click on “e-news registration,” and enter your email address. You’ll receive a follow-up email where you can specify or change your preferences and select the “Friday Reminder” list. You can also schedule event reminders by clicking event links on the website Calendar Page.

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES President: Joe Sifferman – joe@joesifferman.com Vice President: Stacy Duryea – sduryea1@hotmail.com Treasurer: Mike Scholten – scholm@yahoo.com Clerk: David Overton –tdover3@aol.com David Aspinall – alltech@wans.net Jorie Blackwell – jblackwell@pobox.com Dennis Cordell – dcordell@smu.edu Rusty Jaggers – rusty@jjaggers.com Lynn Meyers – MeyersL@friscoisd.org Jane Ramberg – jane.ramberg@gmail.com Sarah Saldaña – saldanasarah@sbcglobal.net Buddy Teaster – buddy@teaster.com

CHURCH STAFF To call a staff-member directly, dial 214-884 and the ext. # Resident for Social Justice Ministry: Ellen Quaadgras 1232, ellen@dallasuu.org Adult Religious Education Director: Charles McMullen 1221, cmcmullen@dallasuu.org Adult Religious Education Administrator: Suzi Hall 1209, shall@dallasuu.org Associate Congregational Life Director: Regina Johnson 1230, rjohnson@dallasuu.org Music Director: Donald Krehbiel 1214, dkrehbiel@dallasuu.org Associate Music Director: Alan Dyer, adyer@dallasuu.org Music Assistant: Martha Quigley 1223, mquigley@dallasuu.org Director of Pastoral Care: Charlise Hill-Larson 1211, chlarson@dallasuu.org Director of Religious Education for Children and Youth: Karen Lewis 1203, klewis@dallasuu.org Religious Education Administrator: Dawn Hosking 1215, dhosking@dallasuu.org Youth Programs Coordinator: Lillian Drab 1222 , ldrab@dallasuu.org Childcare Coordinator: Brenda Johnson 972-890-4161 Chief Administrative Officer: Chris Denney 1206 , cdenney@dallasuu.org Church Administrator: Diane Moore 1200, dmoore@dallasuu.org Communications Director: Fritz Kuehn 1216 , fkuehn@dallasuu.org Associate Communications Director: Suzi Hall 1209, shall@dallasuu.org Stewardship Administrator: Barbara Eidt 1201, beidt@dallasuu.org Facilities Manager: Willie Kimbrough 1244, wkimbrough@dallasuu.org Facility Services: Joaquin Pinõn 1212, facilities@dallasuu.org Ministers’ Assistant: Claudia Dixon 1205, cdixon@dallasuu.org

November 2011 Dallas Unitarian Newsletter  

The November 2011 issue of the monthly newsletter of First Unitarian Church of Dallas, a liberal religious presence in Dallas, Texas since 1...

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