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Saturdays @ 4:30 pm in the Landmark Auditorium
Sundays @ 9 & 11 am in the Atrium Auditorium
Sundays @ 9 & 11 am streaming online


November 19 * 4:30 pm
November 20 * 9 & 11 am

"Dance, Dance, Revolution"

Rev. Kelly Asprooth-Jackson

The world is unfinished; things, generally speaking, are not as they should be. War, oppression, malice, and ignorance persist. And yet: magnificent beauty and abundant love also endure. How, then, to resolve the impulse to celebrate the world and the imperative to transform it? Join us for a service about the rhythm which pulses between these two great poles. Meeting House Choir will sing.

November 27 * 10 am
"Have You Started To Do What You Came Here To Do?"*

Rev. Suzelle Lynch, Guest Worship Leader

Guest speaker Rev. Suzelle Lynch will lead this service. Music for harp solo and duet. 
*due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will only be one service this weekend, Sunday at 10 am
 
Mask Policy
Our mask policy has been updated in accordance with current transmission levels. Masks are required during worship, but otherwise optional inside the building. Visit www.fusmadison.org/coronavirus to learn more.
Volunteering Made Easy!
Be of service to our congregation while making new friends and re-connecting with others. New to volunteering? We pair new volunteers with experienced ones while you learn the routine. It's fun and rewarding! Sign up here. Questions? Contact Janet at janets@fusmadison.org. Thank you!

Accessing the Service Online
Please visit www.fusmadison.org to watch our Sunday service. You can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/fusmadison. An archive of our services can be found at www.fusmadison.org/worship/sermons-trust.

Coffee Hour
Join us onsite for coffee and socializing between Sunday services (10-11 am) in the Atrium Commons. 

Outreach Offering
Our offering this week will support the work of WI Faith Voices for Justice.

Cares of the Congregation
If you'd like to share a joy or concern with our ministerial team, or have this joy or concern shared during worship in a future week, please visit www.fusmadison.org/cares-of-the-congregation

Flower Dedication
The flowers for November and December are given by the Beam and Woodward families with gratitude for all Life has bestowed on them.

WMUU 102.9 FM
Listen to the rebroadcast of our services on Sundays @ 9 am (last week's service) & @ 11 am (for two weeks prior).

Announcements

Detailed information about community life & opportunities

Mission and Vision Input
Make your voice heard as we develop new vision and mission statements for FUS! This church year, the Vision & Mission Task Force is working to create statements that are by, of, and for the congregation. We want to know what you dream for our community over the next few years. Provide input in person by visiting our display in the commons after a worship service or online by filling out the form at fusmadison.org/mission.

Transgender Day of Remembrance
The Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual observance honoring the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. We gather to remember, and we will continue to gather until we are all accepted for just being us, human beings. First Unitarian Society shares this solemn day of remembrance with many interfaith partners and is proud to be a host congregation for this event this year. The service will be held on Sunday, November 20, at Temple Beth El, 2702 Arbor Drive, Madison. There will be a Community Resource Fair from 6-7 pm and an Interfaith Service from 7-8 pm. Please review TBE’s in-person guidelines before attending this event in person. To view this event on livestream, go to YouTube at http://www.tinyurl.com/TBEYTLivestream. There will also be a vigil on the Capitol Building steps, in front of the Forward statue, at 4:45 pm on the same day, Sunday, November 20

Donate to The River Food Pantry
There's still time to donate non-perishable food and personal care items to The River Food Pantry! We'll be collecting items through the end of this weekend. Look for the shopping cart in the Landmark vestibule. 

Decorate The Atrium Commons and Join in Holiday Craft-making!
Join us Sunday afternoon, December 4th at 1pm for a family-focused time in community. We will decorate the holiday tree, string cranberries and popcorn, make paper crafts to take home, create pinecone bird feeders, and enjoy holiday music. Snacks and warm beverages will be shared. Sign-up in the Commons!

Claim Your Crafts!
Thank you to all who joined us at FUS for Cabaret and for the Hungarian Bake Off and made beautiful things! They are lined up against the windows in the Commons and we'll be needing to clear off that space for holiday decor. Please claim your crafts this weekend! They will likely be gone at the end of the weekend. Thank you for making our space beautiful.

Guest at Your Table
Coming to you this weekend is an opportunity to participate in the annual Guest At Your Table Program. The Social Justice Program and the Religious Education Program are working together to coordinate this effort. Please join us! Guest at Your Table (GAYT) is UUSC’s annual intergenerational program to raise support for and awareness about key human rights issues. The program is an opportunity to celebrate grassroots partnership, support human rights, and learn about just four of these individuals—the “guests” in Guest at Your Table. This year's theme is: Courageous Change. Boxes will be given to students in "Treasure Hunting" classes, and may also be picked up before or after services in the Atrium.

First Friday Film
Each month we choose a film that highlights an issue of importance to our values, and offer a free screening to members of our congregation and the broader community. All are welcome! Our December film, Wadijda, is a story of female empowerment against a background of religious traditions and laws. For more information about the film and to register for the screening, go to https://fusmadison.org/firstfridayfilm/.

Journey Circles Have Openings!
Meet monthly to explore the monthly worship theme and build intentional community. Go to the website to register. http://fusmadison.org/adult-re/. Contact Janet for more information: janets@fusmadison.org 

Additional Weekend Parking Available 
If you’re able-bodied, please consider utilizing street parking or one of the additional parking lots available to us on Sunday mornings. By doing so, you’ll allow the FUS lot to remain accessible to those with mobility issues. There is a staircase from Marshall Court directly to the FUS parking lot between the University Bay Office Building (800 University Bay Drive) and the Ronald McDonald House playground. More information, including a map, can be found on our website: Parking at FUS


A memorial service will be held for Michael May on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 10 am in the Atrium Auditorium. 
 
A full calendar listing of events can be found by clicking here.
Office hours are Tuesdays - Thursdays from 10 am - 2 pm;
and by appointment on Mondays and Fridays.

Nov 18 - Nov 24

Please visit the homepage of www.fusmadison.org for Zoom links.

Community Connections
Friday Night Knit In: Fri 11/18 @ 7 pm
20s/30s Group: Sun 11/20 @ 12:30 pm


Interest Group Gatherings
Virtual Meditation Groups: Mon 11/21 @ 6 pm
Women's Gathering: Sat 11/19 @ 9:30 am


Music
Friday Noon Musicale: Fri 11/18 @ 12 pm

Upcoming

Please see the section below for more information about these opportunities.

Community Connections
Friday Night Knit In: Fri 12/2  @ 7 pm
Second Saturday Potluck: Sat 12/10 @ 6pm


Interest Group Gatherings
Grief Support: Sat 12/3 @ 10 am
Japanese Crane: Thurs 12/1, 12/8 @ 10 am
Spiritual Topics Book Group: Tues 12/6 @ 7 pm
Virtual Meditation Groups: Mon 11/29, Weds 11/30 @ 6 pm


Music
Friday Noon Musicale: Fri 12/2, 12/9 @ 12 pm

More Information About Meetings & Events

Details about some of the upcoming events and meetings listed above are provided here.
20s/30s Food for Thought
Join fellow UU young adults for a spirited discussion around our November worship theme of Change. We'll meet in Courtyard Room C at 12:30 pm on Sunday, November 20. Contact Emily at smithem227@gmail.com with any questions. 

First Friday Film Series
Each month we choose a film that highlights an issue of importance to our values, and offer a free screening to members of our congregation and the broader community. All are welcome! For more information, see our website or contact Kristi Sprague at 
kristis@fusmadison.org

Friday Noon Musicale
The Friday Noon Musicales is our distinguished artist recital series, with lunchtime performances most Fridays at noon between October and May. Since 1971, FUS has offered this free series as a gift to the community. The music performed is mostly classical, but folk, jazz, and musical theatre styles are presented on occasion. No ticket or reservation is required—it’s free and open to the public. See our website for details about upcoming programs!

Healing Journeys Grief Support Group
All are invited to join us for this drop-in support group for those who are grieving losses of all kinds. The group meets the first Saturday of every month. Please join us virtually on Saturday, December 3, at 10 am. The zoom link can be found at the bottom of the homepage on our website

Japanese Crane
*No meeting on Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving)*
Japanese Crane, a form of qigong, meets Thursdays from 10-11 in the Atrium Auditorium. This drop-in group is open to beginners and those with experience. All are welcome! Contact Ann Schaffer for more information: schafferann00@gmail.com


Journey Circles
Journey Circles are comprised of small groups of 6-10 individuals that meet once a month and are facilitated by a trained volunteer. Reflection and discussion at each two-hour gathering will focus specifically on our congregational monthly theme, and our time will be structured to help us set aside daily distractions and make connections with each other. Registration is now online! Sign up here


Second Saturday Potluck
During our Saturday worship season, we hold a potluck most months after worship. Our next potluck will be Saturday, December 10 at 6 pm. Please provide a generous dish, crock pot, basket, or plate of your favorite recipe to share with others. You may bring your dish to the Commons kitchen before the Saturday service or before the 6 pm dinner bell. When you arrive, you will be asked to label your dish (please include allergens). All are invited to attend. Please sign up to help make this happen! Find the sign-up sheets in the Commons, or contact janets@fusmadison.org with questions. 


Spiritual Topics Book Group
The Spiritual Topics Book Group will hold its next book discussion via Zoom at 7 pm on Tuesday, December 6, when the group will discuss the second half of the book by Jeremy Lent entitled The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity's Search for Meaning. Send a text to Ken Gage at 608-225-4193 for more information and a link to the discussion. 


Virtual Meditation Groups
*No meeting on Wednesday, 11/23*

Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 pm. Join us online for 30 minutes of check-in and a guided meditation. Contact Janet at janets@fusmadison.org for more info. Zoom links can be found on the homepage of our website (www.fusmadison.org). 

The Wisdom of the Golden Girls
A spiritual investigation of four iconic characters from American pop culture with FUS member Deb Lawrence and Rebecca Malke, Director of Faith Development at Memorial UCC. 3rd Tuesday of each month for 8 sessions; 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, in-person and on Zoom. Next gathering will be Tuesday, December 20. Contact janets@fusmadison.org for registration. All are welcome! 


Women's Gathering
3rd Saturday of every month, drop-in at FUS, 9:30-11 am. Next meeting will be November 19th, and, due to a large memorial service at FUS that morning, we will meet via Zoom. Join in the company of women for connection, reflection, and ritual. Through discussion, creativity, time for conversation and time in silence, we will reconnect with ourselves and one another. While we hope that you will be able to make an ongoing commitment to this group, it is drop-in and we will love to see you when you can attend. Questions? Contact Janet at janets@fusmadison.org

Writing to Awaken: Monthly Writing Group (virtual) 
1st Tuesday of every month
, 6:30 - 8 pm on Zoom. Next meeting will be December 6. Many wisdom traditions tell us to turn to the written page to find a sanctuary of insight and wisdom. At each gathering we will explore questions and writing prompts based on our monthly theme. Let's see what we can uncover and discover together. No experience with writing is necessary, just a longing and willingness to awaken your heart. Contact Janet at 
janets@fusmadison.org for more information and to register.

FUS encourages you to make the best decision for you and your family when considering any in-person events.
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