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January 27, 2017
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Stop by the Economic Justice Table This Sunday!
Spring 2017 Theme Circle Registration is Open!
The Chittenden County Historical Society Presents: "200 Years Watching Over Church St."
Minister's Monthly Meet-up
Exploring Human Origins
We Are Going!
Upcoming Sundays for Children
Are Our Children at Risk
Breath of Fresh Air
Upcoming Services
January 29- "Fragments of Light"

w/ Andre Mol, Ministerial Intern
Worship Associate: Judy Brook
Musicians: Wayne Schneider and Sam Whitesell

Native American writers and activists call us to examine what we consider sacred. Members of nations with a legacy of resistence that began long before the founding of this country, their words and actions inspire resilience. In this service lead by Ministerial Intern, Andre Mol, we'll encounter the poetry of Muscogee writer Joy Harjo, the essays of Chickasaw writer Linda Hogan, and the actions of activists on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. We'll consider the ways they invite us to see and engage with the world in 2017.

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Important Dates
January 28
Community Meal at the Islamic Society

February 1
Minister's Monthly Meetup

February 5
Classroom Sunday  preceded by Children's Chapel Singing with Nick Stokes!

February 9

Mother Up

February 12
Classroom Sunday

February 19
Classroom Sunday

February 26
FUNday: games and play for UU kids during school vacation!

March 9 
Mother Up

April 13

Mother Up

May 11

Mother Up

June 8

Mother Up

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Stop by the Economic Justice Table This Sunday! 

The EJTF is presenting material and action plans supporting Raise the Wage to the right for hospital LNAs to organize. We will be staffing a table in the parlor starting this Sunday, Jan 29, and every Sunday until Burlington has the opportunity on March 7 to vote on a non-binding referendum.

Please stop by to see how you can take some very direct action.
Spring 2017 Theme Circle Registration is Open! 

Spring Theme Circle registration is now open! Now in its second year, the Theme Circle groups will be exploring the following themes:  Perception, Imagination, Resistance, Growth, and Delight. Groups gather on the third week of each month. 

Click here to register.

Spiritual Theme Circles are geared toward deepening FUUSB members' and friends' spiritual exploration and experience. The small reflection Circles consist of up to 11 participants and a trained facilitator who meet for one two-hour monthly session over a five month period. Participants should be at least 16 or a high school junior. We hold two "Circle seasons" per year.
Themes explored coincide with each month's FUUSB specific focus, for example: Embodiment, Story, or Possibility. "The Path" is the document provided to the entire congregation, via email or hard copy, with bountiful offerings related to that month's theme; some say it is "a path back home." Opportunities for in-depth application, experience, and enhanced understanding are offered through spiritual exercises, questions, poems, quotations, resources listings and links for books, articles, films, documentaries, videos, music, websites, podcasts, etc. "The Path" is the means for sharing and deep listening within the Circles, yet even folks who haven't signed up for the groups can still utilize these resources if they so choose.

Questions? Email the Theme Circles team at 
The Chittenden County Historical Society Presents: "200 Years Watching Over Church St." 

Chittenden County Historical Society is sponsoring an open meeting, "200 Years Watching Over Church St." on Sunday, January 29th at 2:30 at the FUUSB which is celebrating it's bicentennial of this historic building. 
Speakers will be Mary Gade and Woody Fulton followed by tours led by members. 

Refreshments will be servved (CCHS)

Minister's Monthly Meet-up: February 1st 4:30 - 6:00 in the UU Parlors
by Nina Buss

Join us at this community-building Open House to enjoy some light refreshments and connect with Reverend Mara and others in a relaxed social environment.  Everyone is welcome and we especially invite those who have not had a chance to talk with Reverend Mara more deeply than the greeting line allows.  Drop by for 15 minutes or an hour!   No RSVP required.
Exploring Human Origins

The Fletcher Free Library is  hosting the traveling Smithsonian exhibit "Exploring Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human?"  Feb. 18, 2017 - Mar. 17, 2017.

"Exploring Human Origins"  is a traveling exhibition developed by the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and the American Library Association (ALA). 

Through panels, interactive kiosks, interactive displays, and videos, the exhibition invites audiences to explore milestones in the evolutionary journey of becoming human - from walking upright, creating technology and eating new foods, to brain enlargement and the development of symbolic language and complex societies - advancements that define the unique position of humans in the history of life.

To find out more about the exhibit, which explores ideas of evolution and what makes us human, visit their website at

"We Are Going! Reflections and Connections for UU Families"

Have you checked out the latest edition of "We Are Going"In January's issue, Martha shares some great questions related to our monthly spiritual theme, "Inheritance" that families can explore together. Our Youth Ministry Coordinator, Tiffany Tillman, explains how important is, here at FUUSB, for Youth Ministry to be everyone's ministry. In addition we have a poem, lovely images, and more RE news! 

In addition, you can also find earlier editions on our website! 
Upcoming Sundays for Children
by Martha Dallas 

Jan 29: Classroom Sunday

Feb 5: Classroom Sunday  preceded by Children's Chapel Singing with Nick Stokes!

Feb 12: Classroom Sunday

Feb 19: Classroom Sunday

Feb 26: FUNday: games and play for UU kids during school vacation!

"Are Our Children at Risk: Food Insecurity, Climate Change and Racial Bias"
by Mark Kuprych

An Evolution Weekend 2017 forum entitled "Are Our Children at Risk: Food Insecurity, Climate Change and Racial Bias" will be held on Feb 12, 2017 from 3-5pm. There will be a free video live feed allowing people to hear/attend event at no cost remotely.