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December 2022 Generous Congregation Supports UNICEF

November 30, 2022

This month, half of our Sunday offerings will go to UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund. Your donations will help UNICEF fight for the rights of every child seeking safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflicts, and equality.

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November 2022 Board Highlights

November 27, 2022

The UUSM Board of Directors met on Tuesday, November 8, to hear reports from church staff and committees, and to discuss various aspects of the church’s operations.

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Continuing Our Beloved Conversations

November 22, 2022

Everyone who has participated in at least one semester of Beloved Conversations is warmly invited to join a congregational gathering on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 4:30 pm via Zoom to connect, share, and look toward what is next.

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Thanksgiving Together Again!

November 22, 2022

At exactly 1:00 pm on Sunday, November 20, tables were set up, then covered in orange cloth, flower arrangements set out, and place settings put down. Potluck dishes arrived. It felt like old times.

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An Urban Hike to Stoneview Nature Center

November 16, 2022

Mark your calendar for an easy hike on Saturday, November 19 at 9:00 am to the Stoneview Nature Center in the hills above Culver City near the Park to Playa Trail.

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November 2022 Worship Services

November 3, 2022

We look forward to being with you in person or in spirit on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am. November theme: The Path of Change. Sermons: Best Day of the Year; Antidotes to White Supremacy Culture; Thanxgrieving/Thanksgiving; Mindful Living.

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Generous Congregation and Youth RE Join Forces for UUSC Guest at Your Table

November 2, 2022

During November you are invited to take home a UU Service Committee Guest at Your Table collection box and to remember our neighbors in so many places across the globe during mealtimes.

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Thanksgiving Feast – Together Again!

November 1, 2022

After 3 long years, we will have a UUSM church-wide, open-air, midday Thanksgiving celebration Nov 20. It will be a gathering much like those in the past, but outside for safety. 

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From Our Minister: Change Is in the Air 

November 5, 2022

What many of us fear most is becoming reconciled to injustice, resigned to fear and despair, lulled into a life of apathy. Have you put in enough strategies to avoid this fate?

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Notes from Seminary, #1

November 3, 2022

Amy Brunell writes, “After completing my first month at Starr King School for the Ministry, I can happily report that I love what I’m learning.”

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Arizona Lobby Repair Project: December’s Good News

December 2, 2022

Construction progress: the steel installed has passed inspection; a concrete pour is next week. The Board encourages us to donate to fully match our Spirit Level $50,000 grant.

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Arizona Lobby Repair Project: Concrete and Funding Update

November 5, 2022

Our Board of Directors encourages us to pitch in to match the Spirit Level grant. October’s construction progress: preparations passed inspection, and first concrete was poured.

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UUSM NEWS TEAM

Managing Editor: Pam Teplitz
Editors: Barbara Andres, Sheila Cummins, Elizabeth Fuller, Joyce Holmen, Lois Hutchinson, Pam Teplitz
Photography: Carol Ring, Roy Patience
Staff Liaison: Esther Chase
News Website Administrators: Elizabeth Fuller, Pam Teplitz
Monthly News Digest Production: Barbara Andres, Lois Hutchinson, Pam Teplitz

Please contact the News Team to submit articles. Members can contact the UUSM office to submit material for the Thursday Announcements.