Shoreline UU Weekly News ... This Sunday EMAIL ADDRESS FOR REV. LYN

Shoreline UU Weekly News
October 8, 2014
This Sunday
EMAIL ADDRESS FOR REV. LYN
October 12, 10:30 AM
WORSHIP: "What the Dalai
Lama Taught Me"
Please do not write to Rev. Lyn at the email address
[email protected]
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Please contact her at: [email protected]
A reflection on experiences
with His Holiness the Dalai
Lama, the Tibetan exiles in
India, and basic Buddhist
thought.
Coffee: Vicky Clark &
Barb Francese
Flowers: SUUS Decorating
Committee
Childcare: Cara Moraitis
& Sue Schaedler
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New to SUUS?
NEW TO SHORELINE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST?
The SUUS Membership Committee welcomes you to a luncheon on
Sunday, October 19th at 12:00 PM in the downstairs Coffee Room.
This is an opportunity to meet with our Interim Minister, Rev. Lyn
Oglesby, Nate Pawelek, our Director of Lifespan Religious Education,
and SUUS member to share information with you and answer any
questions you may have about our faith community.
Additionally, we have two gatherings designed for learning and
discussion about the Unitarian Universalist faith. Thes will be
faciliated by Rev. Lyn and Nate Pawelek, and will be held after coffee
hour at noon on Sunday, October 26th. and November 2nd in the
Minister's Study.
If you are interested, or have any questions please contact: Jennifer
Farmer-Etzel, or 203-430-4950, or Suzanne Dudley at 203-453-3265.
From Your Interim Minister
From your interim minister...
Finally settling in, still not
completely unpacked, and haven't
unearthed the spices, cords to a couple of
television sets (amazing, I can get by with
only one!) and a big bunch of files -- the
ones I need most are still buried in some
box, but it's livable and I'm beginning to
feel at home at home. Mostly because you
all have been so friendly, welcoming and
kind to me. I struggle to keep up with all
the work I need to do, but am loving being
with you and getting to know you and working with you. You are an
amazing group of people, and (in my humble opinion) your
congregation is in much better shape than you seem to think it is! You
work hard, do what needs to be done, build playgrounds, weed, install
new access features, produce chili and great soups in a whisper, sing,
take care of my needs on Sunday mornings, plan farther ahead than I
can barely think about, greet visitors warmly, and are a joy to be with
on Sunday mornings and other times. I'm having fun. You are
nurturing my spirit and feeding my soul and providing a beautiful
learning environment where our children and youth are developing
their characters, values and spirits. The way you care for each other
warms my heart. Many thanks from a happy camper. Give yourselves
a pat on the back and spread some hugs around, because you
deserve them!
In faith, Lyn
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In faith, Lyn
hope you do!
THIS WEEK AT SUUS
THURSDAY, OCT. 9
1:00 PM MAH JONGG
4:00 PM BOOK CLUB
6:00 PM SMALL GROUP
SATURDAY, OCT. 11
9:00 AM HOUSE & GROUNDS
CLEAN-UP
10:00 AM COORDINATORS
WORKSHOP
10:00 AM STEWARDSHIP
COMMITTEE
SUNDAY, OCT. 12
10:30 AM worship: What the Dalai
Lama Taught Me/Rev.Lyn
Oglesby Ph.D.
MONDAY, OCT. 13
7:00 PM FINANCE COMM.
TUESDAY, OCT. 14
7:00 PM WORSHIP COMM
WEDNESDAY, OCT 15
7:00 SPIRITUAL CINEMA
LAST SUNDAY
October 5, 2014
ATTENDANCE
MEMBERS & FRIENDS: 51
VISITORS: 4
YOUTH & CHILDREN: 22
STAFF: 3
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Board Of Trustees
Update From Your Board of Trustees
Last call to committee chairs to submit your Annual
Reports for 2013 - 2014, or we'll be calling you! If
you were chair of a committee during the last fiscal
year from 2013 - 2014 please submit the annual
report for your committee, if you haven't done so
already. The reports will be compiled and available
at the November 9th Congregational meeting.
Please send your report to Marc at SUUS Office or
;Neil Schultes .
Upcoming events you will want to remember:
Spirituality retreat offered by our UUA district is coming up on Saturday
10/25, so far there are 4 of us going from SUUS. It's not too late to register,
see the posting on the bulletin board in the coffee room for more
information.
Let Sue Schaedler know if you are interested in attending.
.
On 11/2 our UUA Director of Transitions, Rev Keith Kron will be joining Rev
Lyn for the Sunday service with a discussion on Interim Ministry after
coffee.
Sing-a-long
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STAFF
Interim Minister
Rev. Madeline "Lyn"
Oglesby, Ph.D.
Director of Lifespan
Religious Education
Nathan Pawelek
Congregational
Administrator
Marc Deaton
Director of Music
Jill Walthall
EXECUTIVE TEAM
President
Sue Schaedler
Vice-President
Neil Schultes
T.G.I.F Sing-a-long
th
October 17 . at 7:00
PM.
Please join us for a rousing
"Sing Along" in the meeting
room. Please bring a snack or
finger food to share. No nuts,
please. Beverages will be
available. Our Music
Director, Jill Walthall and
others will play. Come one, come all and have a glorious time! Guitarists, we hope you
will bring your
instruments and join in! hymns, pop, folk, show
tunes, etc. Please send song
suggestions, sheet music,
lyrics, etc. to Maria
Puziello BOARD MEMBERS
Committee Event
Secretary
Linda Russell
House and Grounds
Treasurer
Eric Munro
Finance Chair
Art Belanger
Member at Large
Liz Miranker
Deb Pascale
Steve Ernst
A SUUS Music
Let's fix up SUUS!!!!!
Are you tired of looking at the nasty stained drywall on the ceiling in
the foyer? So am I!!
This Saturday is your chance to make a difference in our own home
and help replace the drywall to make it pretty again!!! We also plan to
move back the plants transplanted during the construction of the
ramp. So whether your thumbs are green or you prefer to help with a
tool belt, please join us this Saturday, Oct 11, from 9:00am-12:00.
Refreshments served. Please let me know if you can attend at
[email protected] and THANK YOU!!
Martha Howard, Chair Building and Grounds
COUNCIL
Associational Affairs:
Mary Strieff
Caring:
Barb Francese
Communications:
Religious Education
There will be no religious education classes this Sunday, due to Columbus
Day holiday. Those children and youth who will be attending church this
Sunday, are invited to make Halloween decorations for the October 26th.
party.
The First Congregational Church of Madison (FCC) is sponsoring their
annual Homelessness Awareness Week with several events planned.
Here are the events of interest:
Saturday, October 11, 7:00 pm Susan McDevitt, local homelessness
Mary Strieff
Decorating:
Jenny Lee & Tracy Ernst
Hospitality:
Tracy Ernst & Margaret Fikrig
House and Grounds:
Martha Howard
annual Homelessness Awareness Week with several events planned.
Here are the events of interest:
Saturday, October 11, 7:00 pm Susan McDevitt, local homelessness
activist and 2014 New Haven County Beacon Award recipient, and her
family will show a video highlighting their work with local homeless people
and share anecdotes and information with our community. Recommended
th
for children and youth 4 grade and above, and the Madison interfaith
community. Adults also welcome!
Membership:
Suzanne Dudley &
Jennifer Farmer-Etzel
Saturday, October 11, 10:00pm Interfaith youth sleep on the Green in
refrigerator boxes to experience a typical night for homeless people who
are unable to secure temporary shelter.
Memorial Garden:
Stephanie Warren
Sunday, October 12, 7:30-9:00am Youth collect food donations from Stop
& Shop customers to benefit Madison Food Pantry.
If you would like to contribute to the FCC Homelessness Awareness Week,
we need the following food items: Pasta sauce, canned tomatoes, pasta,
pasta and rice sides, cake and brownie mixes, peanut butter, canned
veggies (peas, sweetcorn, potatoes, carrots and green beans) , lrg and sml
boxed rice, tuna and soup.
You can drop your donated items in the large bin at the top of the stairs
leading to the basement.
Music:
Maria Puziello
Nominating:
Mary Jo Ross, Chair
Jennifer Farmer-Etzel
Yann van Heurck
Personnel:
Jere Armen
Olga Albren
Dana Eggert
Program:
TBA
Religious Education coChair::
Karen Pawelek
Social Action:
Jere Armen
Bill Cash
Yann van Heurck
Stewardship:
Lily Rojas
Transition Worship
Team:
Liz Miranker
Way & Means:
TBA
The First Congregational Church of Madison (FCC) is sponsoring their
annual Homelessness Awareness Week with several events planned.
Here are the events of interest:
Wednesday, October 15: Interfaith Community Soup and Bread Dinner at
6:30pm (at FCC) with speakers Faces of Homelessness.
Steve Ernst and I have started up the SUUS children's choir!!! We had our
first rehearsal before church this past Sunday. The song is called "Give Us
Hope." If you'd like to learn this song at home,
CLICK HERE.
Our first performance for the congregation is going to be Sunday,
November 23, just before Thanksgiving.
Parents, if you have not already done so, please register you children or
youth to participate in the SUUS RE program. Registering helps us keep
track of our numbers, keep in contact with you about important upcoming
events and information, and helps us plan and budget. I invite you to visit
the new Religious Education pages of the church website CLICK HERE
Here is the link to the registration form: CLICK HERE
New England Region Workshop
OCTOBER 25, 10AM -4PM
FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH OF WORCESTER, MA.
Unitarian Universalist Spirituality:
A Wellspring for Congregational Leaders
Imagine a sustained, daylong experience of your own Unitarian
Universalist spirituality. The Rev. Jen Crow travels from Minneapolis
to offer us retreat-style practices of UU adult spiritual development.
Don't miss this outstanding Regional offering! SUUS has four people
Universalist spirituality. The Rev. Jen Crow travels from Minneapolis
to offer us retreat-style practices of UU adult spiritual development.
Don't miss this outstanding Regional offering! SUUS has four people
going at this time. If you would like to attend, contact Mary Strieff or
Sue Schaedler to reserve a space.
For more information, click here
SUUS Auction Coming Soon!
THE AUCTION IS COMING!
SUUS SERVICE AUCTION SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 5:30-8pm
The auction is one of SUUS' biggest fundraisers of the year. We are
currently looking for donations. Can you offer a dinner, treasure,
service, or a tasty item for our food table? Auction donation sheets
are available in the coffee room or by CLICKING HERE. Contact Dana
Eggert at [email protected] or call at 203-215-2356 for more
information.
From Your Nominating Committee
FROM THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE:
Our Program Committee
The purpose of the program committee is to provide social,
educational, and/or enrichment programs that foster friendship and
fellowship among SUUS members, and between members and the
shoreline community at large.
Maria Puziello chaired this committee last year and offered us TGIF
dinners, drumming workshops, Vesper services and more. She has
moved on to chairing the Music Committee for this year.
This committee can offer the fun, creative, educational and social
element of the life of our faith community. If you would like to learn
more, or would be interested in working with others on these events,
please contact Jennifer Farmer-Etzel at 203-245-7027 or Yann van
Heurck at 203-245-9720.
Programs at SUUS
Join In An Upcoming Tour!
The Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven, the first chartered burial ground
in the U.S., is a National Historic Landmark. Join our tour of this unique site
and learn about the founders of New Haven, the nationally and
internationally known men and women who are buried there, and the
iconography and architectural styles marking the grave sites.
Mark your calendar for the morning of Saturday, October 11 (time to be
determined.) If we have a sizable group we will have a private tour;
otherwise, we'll join the scheduled public tour at 11:00. There is no charge,
and heavy rain will cancel. To reserve, contact Maryann Bracken by
October 5 so the tour can be arranged. Phone 203-453-4032, or email
[email protected] .
Let her know if you would like to car pool, and also if you'd like to join the
group for lunch at a New Haven restaurant.
Creative Hands
Let her know if you would like to car pool, and also if you'd like to join the
group for lunch at a New Haven restaurant.
Creative Hands
Please note that Creative Hands will meet on the Third Tuesday of the
month from now on... therefore, in October the date will be Tuesday
the 21st .
The first recipient of the newly established Standing on the Side of
Love Fund has been announced. The Fred Keefe Standing on Side of
Love Fund was created last year to help marginalized people.
hawkwing is a local organization serving the Lakota Sioux. Rochelle
Ripley, Native American storyteller and founder of hawkwing, led the
service on October 5th.
In support of this, SPIRITUAL CINEMA CIRCLE
meets this Wednesday, October 15 at 7 PM.
This month's film will be Taos -- a fast-track lawyer stranded in the
mountains near Taos, New Mexico when his car breaks down, has the
opportunity to review his life. Once he sees the light, there's no
turning back.
Shoreline CUUPS
The Life and Horrors of HP Lovecraft
Sunday, October 19th at 2pm in the Library
Join us to learn about the bizarre and fascinating man that was HP
Lovecraft, author of such maddening horrors such as Cthulu and the
Necronomicon. We'll explore his life, his monstrous creations, and
hear one or two of his haunting tales.
Haunted Tales From Around the World
Sunday, October 26th at 2pm in the Library
We're celebrating the Samhain season this year with a spooky storyshare. Bring a scary story from some culture other than main-stream
America to share, or just sit back to be regaled with haunting myths
and legends from around the globe!
Book Club
Look at these exciting books for the
coming months!
Starting on October 9th.
Burden of Desire by Robert Mac Neil
Set in Nova Scotia during
World War II.
November
Code Talker by Chester NEZ
Original Navajo Code used during World
War II to help win the war.
December
Zealot by Ashan
The life and times of Jesus of Nazareth written by a Muslin who
writes what can be historically documented.
Zealot by Ashan
The life and times of Jesus of Nazareth written by a Muslin who
writes what can be historically documented.
January
The Samurais's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama
Beautifully written about complicated issue (Japan and China)
February
The Invention of Wings
by Sarah Monk Kidd