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Thanksgiving Potluck

NOV 28

Thanksgiving Day

November 28, 2019



Sign up in the Social Hall with the name of the special favorite dish you intend to bring. Two turkeys with stuffing and gravy will be provided by Ken and Bonnie Saunders. Appetizers at 2 pm and Dinner at 3. Members and friends and guests invited!




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.



Lois Bartels, B &P will be out of town from November 13-25. Please refer all B& P concerns to Don Helms.

All carpets in the church will be cleaned on Friday, Nov. 15 and will be drying on Nov. 16. The social hall, library and children’s rooms will need to be set up before church on Sunday Nov. 17. If you are looking for something that was on the announcement/sign-up table in the social hall, please check the office workroom.

The Library could use your gently read overpopulation of books from home that you may no longer wish to keep. We use donated books to sell back to interested readers for a very small fee to help offset additional replacement book purchases and office supplies for the Library. We also review donated books for possible inclusion in our Library collection. Your Librarian MaryAnne Balzer offers her services in helping you sort and move selected books you may wish to donate. Please call 303-589-5729 if you have books to donate. Thank you for thinking of your Library!

Our first Circle Suppers of the year will be held the weekend of November 15, 16 and 17. These potlucks in member homes are wonderful ways to get to know each other better. Sign up in the Social Hall. Questions? See Susie Cole or Claudia Yeager-Smith.

Would you like to deliver Thanksgiving turkeys for Homeless Youth Connection? See Maggi Mahan ( for details.

Sign up in the Social Hall to attend the potluck dinner on Thanksgiving Day, November 28th and let Bonnie Saunders know what you will bring. Bonnie and Ken will bring two turkeys, stuffing, and gravy. All other dishes are needed. If you can’t get to church, e-mail Bonnie with your information.

Our holiday gift tree for HYC will be available Sunday November 17th. How does it work?
1. Paper ornaments will be provided by HYC. Each ornament will identify a student by number and name a gift requested by that teen.
2. Congregation members are asked to choose an ornament and purchase the gift.
3. Wrap the gift and write the teen’s number on the outside of the package
4. Bring the gift to the church by December 8.

The Hakuna Matata Children’s Choir Concert on Sunday, November 17 @ 10:00 a.m. is cancelled.

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 Tom Smiley (623) 203-8566, prior to the date. Thank you!



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.