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  • BRANCHES PAINT BRANCH UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH

    Affirming and promoting the inherent worth and dignity of every person since 1954

    November 2011

    SUNDAYS AT 10:00 AM Families with young children are invited to sit in front for a better view until the Sing-Away Song.

    Nursery care is provided in Room 5 every Sunday from 9:45 to 12:45.

    Religious Exploration for Children and Youth after the Sing-Away Song Refreshments and Fellowship after the service. Enrichment Hour from 11:45-12:45, with childcare provided.

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    November 6th Still Loved Rev. Diane Teichert with Ken Redd, Worship Associate, and the Choir

    Is a person without memories still the person, and how do we cope with these losses – our own and our loved ones? Today we will thank and covenant with the lay leaders who help us be a “caring community,” our Pastoral Care Associates and We Care Coordinators. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    November 13th Annual Public Education Sunday Featuring students from Suitland High School’s Center for the Performing and Visual Arts

    Rev. Diane Teichert with Marilyn Pearl, Worship Associate

    The performances by these young people are always inspiring! The sermon will explore “what makes a great teacher,” so please contact the minister with your story about a favorite teacher or, if you are or were a schoolteacher, a story about a favorite student. The Special Collection will be for the string program at Suitland High School (see p. 6 for details). DARTT will host a brunch before the service for the students and accompanying friends and family. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    November 20th For All that is Our Life Rev. Diane Teichert with John Sebastian, Worship Associates

    Erica Shadowsong, Director of Religious Exploration, and the Choir

    Gratitude and praise, humility and generosity… why ought these Thanksgiving themes be our everyday disciplines? Today we begin Guest at Your Table, a holiday-long fundraiser for the UU Service Committee’s empowerment work around the world (see p. 7 for more info). ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    November 27th What Should a Good UU Do? Guest Preacher Doyle Niemann with Carol Carter Walker, Worship Associate

    and Abby Crowley offering the Together Time Multi-age activities for children after the Sing-Away Song

    Overcoming our weaknesses and charting a positive path in a changing world… or how do we avoid being our own worst enemy? Our guest preacher, a PBUUC member, is a representative in the Maryland House of Delegates (learn more about him on page 10).

    TELL A FRIEND, CO-WORKER, OR NEIGHBOR…

    WHY IT IS THAT YOU ATTEND PBUUC?

    AND INVITE THEM TO COME WITH YOU THIS SUNDAY

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    November Services .................................................................................................................................................... Front Page

    Table of Contents ....................................................................................................................................................................... 2 The Minister’s mUUsings ....................................................................................................................................................... 3-4 Religious Exploration.............................................................................................................................................................. 4-5 Pastoral Care Associates .........................................................................................................................................................4-5 Social Action Committee (SAC) News .................................................................................................................................... 6-7 Lobbying for Marriage Equality .............................................................................................................................................. 6 Important Meeting Date Change ........................................................................................................................................... 6 Buy a Blue Sweatshirt ............................................................................................................................................................. 6 Special Collection Update ....................................................................................................................................................... 6 November 13 Special Collection for Suitland High School .................................................................................................... 6 Guest at Your Table on November 20 .................................................................................................................................... 7 Diversity / Anti-Racism Transformation Team (DARTT) .......................................................................................................... 7 Monthly Meeting Update ....................................................................................................................................................... 7 JPD 7th Annual Racial Justice Conference Highlights ........................................................................................................... 7 2011 PBUUC Auction! .............................................................................................................................................................. 8 Green Team News ...................................................................................................................................................................... 8 PBUUC Certified as a Green Sanctuary! ................................................................................................................................. 8 Food/Film/Fun Update ............................................................................................................................................................ 8

    In and Around Paint Branch .................................................................................................................................................. 9-10 Beautification Day Update ...................................................................................................................................................... 9 Announcing Children’s Choir .................................................................................................................................................. 9 Water, Water Everywhere Waterscape Photographs ........................................................................................................... 9 Path to Membership ............................................................................................................................................................... 9 Guest Preacher for November 27 .......................................................................................................................................... 10 Annual PBUUC Holiday Meal ................................................................................................................................................. 10 Help Lease Our Space ............................................................................................................................................................ 10 The Wider Unitarian Universalist Universe ......................................................................................................................... 10-12 Murray Grove Retreat & Renewal Center ..........................................................................................................................11-12 Wheel of Life ............................................................................................................................................................................. 12 Holiday Events ........................................................................................................................................................................... 12 Guest Branches Coordinator ..................................................................................................................................................... 12

    Spirit of Life Center ................................................................................................................................................................... 13

    Leadership Directory .............................................................................................................................................................. 14

    Deadlines for November/December Branches, and Sunday Bulletin Announcements ..................................... 15

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  • B R A N C H E S ~ 3 ~ N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 1

    L ast June at our Annual Meeting, the members voted unanimously: “…to declare ourselves an inclusive, Intentional Multicultural Congregation. Therefore, we commi