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Welcome to UUCD
October 14, 2016
Coming of Age at 9:00am, Heritage Room
YRUU at 9:00am, Youth Room
Children’s Religious Education at 9:30am, Greatroom
Adult Forum at 9:30am, Social Hall
Worship at 10:30am, Sanctuary
Community Social at 11:30, Social Hall
Wi$dom Path class at 7:00pm
Our Vision: The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth is a center for spiritual exploration and ethical practice;
a thriving green sanctuary;
a diverse garden where all are welcome to cultivate the art of living as peaceful, just and loving people.
Our Mission: To care for one another, to search for truth and meaning, to act for justice and to celebrate the spirit of life.
SUNDAY MORNING FOCUS @ UUCD
October 16, 2016
Adult Forum at 9:30 a.m. - Social Hall:
EARNED SICK AND SAFE TIME. Shawna Albertus, Take Action Minnesota Women and Economy Organizer.
Shawna will provide an update on the Earned Safe and Sick Time campaign both here in Duluth and statewide, including how UUCD members might participate in this important issue.
Religious Education Reminder
Just a friendly reminder for RE families. Please remain onsite during the 9:30am RE classes. If your child(ren) needs to be dropped off on a Sunday, please reach out to someone who will be onsite to serve as their adult or contact the DRE to discuss other options. Thank you for your help in making this a safe and nurturing community!
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
“The Gospel According to Shakespeare"
Rev. Bruce Johnson, presenting
"The Gospel According to Shakespeare," presented by Rev. Bruce Johnson A traveling exhibit of Shakespeare's "First Folio" will be on display at the Tweed Museum this month, which is a great excuse to explore the work of the great poet and playwright who found "tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything."
Online registration is now open for the Children and Youth Religious Education program
In order to participate, all children and youth must register with the RE program each year. Please take a few minutes to complete the form.
Hard copies of the registration form are available from the DRE upon request.
Director of Religious Education
October Woven Basket
This month's Woven Basket recipient is dedicated to faith-based action on climate change. In the Northland in the last two years, members of over 30 faith communities (including UUCD, of course!) have participated in forums, marches, advocacy campaigns, and energy efficiency projects to address global warming.
Watch for these MNIPL-Arrowhead events this fall:
Late October, at Pilgrim UCC: a forum/discussion on the Standing Rock water protectors, who are challenging the DAPL pipeline, featuring people who have been active at the camps
Sunday, Nov. 20 1 -3 pm at FUMC/Coppertop: "Here Comes the Sun", a resource fair and family-friendly community event about solar power and the opportunities available to individuals and organizations in our community.
Your support for MNIPL will support local work and continued coordination with the statewide network.
Next Sunday Oct 23 Adult Forum
Let's celebrate the 100th Anniversary of our National Parks!
Jo Haberman, new member of UUCD, visited six national parks this summer.
Hear a few favorite stories and reflections & share your national park stories.
GEMS Meeting October 19
The GEMS (Gathering of Elder Members) will meet at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19 for a presentation by Karen Gustafson, our minister emerita. A $5.00 lunch of homemade soup, bread and dessert will be provided by Bob and Marree Seitz. All are welcome and no reservation is required.
ATTENTION NEWCOMERS AND VISITORS! - Another "Getting to Know You" Gathering - Sunday, October 23
We'd love to get to know you-and we're thinking maybe you'd like to get to know us, too. So--we've scheduled a brief GETTING TO KNOW US gathering in the Heritage Room (at the top of the ramp) immediately after the Sunday service on October 23.
You'll meet kindred spirits and learn how to get connected and how to find support for your spiritual journey. There'll also be time for your questions.
For more information, contact Molly Benson at
UUCD Caring Community News
Pat Stoddard and her family send their heart-felt thanks for the many cards received in the last couple of weeks from caring UUCD friends.
Spirit of Life Granola
Some kitchen elves made a great batch of Spirit of Life granola yesterday, full of fruits, nuts, and organic oats, sweetened by Clint Moen's marvelous maple syrup. You can purchase a bag on Sunday if this is your thing. New price is $9 per 1 pound bag, well below the price elsewhere for a comparable quality granola.(Yes, cost of ingredients has gone up.) Even better, bring your container this Sunday and get it filled directly. This saves on throw-away packaging. See Geiger during the brunch/social hour with your container in hand.
UUCD Website Address:
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth-UUCD
Reverend Bruce Johnson: 218-724-6084
All are welcome.
Check the Greater Community Bulletin Board in the coat hallway for notices of many worthwhile community events!
found "tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything."
The GEMS (Gathering of Elder Members) will meet at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19 for a presentation by Karen Gustafson, our minister emerita. A $5.00 lunch of homemade soup, bread and dessert will be provided by Bob and Marree Seitz. All