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Children’s Religious Education Our children’s RE program is volunteer-driven and because we insist upon two sets of adult eyes in each classroom, we have on-going opportunities to serve. Being a classroom assistant requires no prep time. They assist with classroom activities, stories, and participating in discussion. Our teachers receive excellent, easy to use lesson plans that are well received by the students. Volunteering one or two Sundays would be of great benefit to our children. Contact Lisa Lawrence at if you can help in any capacity.
We continue to need volunteers to set up for the social hour after Sunday service. Team 1; Prep will put out the adult and kid’s treats. Set up coffee and tea services. Team 2; coffee will make the coffee and clean the pots. Team 3; Load DW, wipe down tables, put up left over treats. You can volunteer for more than one team. Please contact the church office if you are willing and able.
UUC Weekly Announcements
This is a reminder to all that at our last Annual Meeting we voted to change the next annual meeting from the first week in December 2018 to JANUARY 11, 2019. We look forward to your participation as part of this wonderful congregation! The Social Hour will begin at 5:00 pm; Meeting starts at 6:00 pm; and the Dinner will be at 7:00 pm.
Intergenerational Holiday Play: “Spirit of the Christmas Tree”- Please join us on Sunday, 12/16 from 10:30-11:30 A.M. Performed during a special holiday service, children’s RE, the church choir and members of all ages will present, “Spirit of the Christmas Tree” by Joyce Poley. This performance juxtaposes a modern Christmas story with the traditional tale of Jesus’ birth and asks, “Do you see what I see?”
Sign up in the Social Hall for the Shared Christmas Dinner and tell us what you will bring. Read the December Newsletter or see upcoming events on this website for details of what to bring.
There will be free pizza served for Sunday Coffee Hour on the following six Sundays in 2019: 1/6, 1/20, 2/10, 2/24, 3/17, 3/31. Pizza donated and served by Ken and Bonnie Saunders. (donations accepted) Everyone is invited.
Circle Suppers in January – Get to know some fellow UUs…better join us for a circle supper. Due to the date of the Annual Meeting, these small potluck dinners will be held January 26, 27 and 28. More information and signup sheets are in the social hall.
On the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, the Sociable Breakfast Group meets at the Royal Oak Café in Sun City. So that seating can be prearranged, anyone wishing to attend should always contact Berta Czeczyk, (623) 562-6402 or Mary Smiley, (623) 203-8595, prior to the date. Thank you!
We have an Angel Tree!
It is in the social hall.
Thanks to Reggie Johnston, Liz Swan, Tom Reemtsma, and Sasha Lauer, the tree and the nearby bulletin board are hung with white angels. Each angel suggests a gift for a teen participating in the programs provided by Homeless Youth Connection.
What can you do?
1. Take an angel.
2. Buy the gift.
3. Deposit the gift in the donation trunk in the social hall. (no wrapping needed)
These gifts will help teens ages 14-19 navigate the school break when meals and supplies are more difficult to obtain. HYC is working with 400 teenagers this holiday season. The teens are attempting to finish their high school career despite being in various stages of homelessness.
What will the UU Surprise “Be in the World” group do?
1. We are hoping to collect as many gifts as possible this Sunday, Dec 9. We have scheduled two deliveries to HYC headquarters.
2. First delivery: December 13
3. Second Delivery: December 17
We ask that you join us in this opportunity to express UU Surprise’s compassion and dedication to the Seven UU Principles.
Please like and share our Unitarian Universalist Church of Surprise Facebook page! Teraysa Hightower created and maintains the Facebook page for the church. Please take a moment to check it out, say hello, like and share as you wish. The best publicity is through our own members.
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