Joy, Share a Toy
In addition to collecting mittens, scarves, and hats for our
Mitten Tree, we are asking the congregation to donate new, unwrapped toys to
distribute to our community through SCCAP, Manos Unidas, and Survivors. There
will be a Christmas box next to our Mitten Tree where you can leave your toys
for the children. We are hoping to make a difference in our community by
spreading peace, love, and understanding. The toys will go out for delivery on
December 20, so be sure to bring in your donations early.
Wednesday, December 13, marks the fifth anniversary of the Sandy
Hook massacre, which will be commemorated at vigils all across the country.
Please join Adams County's interfaith vigil for victims of gun violence on
December 13, 2017. A candlelight procession of 92 people will symbolize those
we lose daily to gun violence. Chapel of the United Lutheran Seminary (147
Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg PA, 17325), December 13, 7-7:30pm (arrive at 6:45 to
join the procession). Sponsored by the Adams County Human Relations Council,
Gettysburg for Gun Sense, and the United Lutheran Seminary.
December 14th: UUG Book Club
The next meeting of the UUG Book Club will take place at 6:30 pm,
Thursday, December 14, at church. Under discussion will be the current book we
are reading, Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill by Sonia Purnell.
Interesting to learn is the influence she had on Winston and on policy.
Newcomers are always welcome at the meetings of the UUG Book Club. We invite
any and all to join us for our discussions.
December 15th: Dinner
December's Third Friday Dine Out (affectionately known as TFDO)
will be on December 15 at 6 pm. We will enjoy a buffet at Chez Cheri Café
(formerly SCCAP Café, 151 N. Stratton St, rear). To reserve a spot please email
Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org before noon on Wednesday, December 13.
The Candle Project
world, lighting candles is a sacred ritual. We light a candle for many purposes:
to illuminate darkness, dedicate prayers, solidify intentions, offer blessings,
evoke Spirit, and/or to nourish grateful living. For some Humanists
the candle is used as a symbol of the light of reason or rationality. Lighting a
candle is a long-held practice in many cultural, family and faith traditions.
The practice is common across international borders and societies. Lighting
candles can bring serenity, focus and comfort to participants.
Your Stewardship Committee is offering everyone an opportunity to light candles
of hope, remembrance, or to honor causes close to your heart. Lit candles will
be on the altar for each Sunday service from November 26 through January
14. Each person or cause honored along with the donor’s name will be displayed
on a list at the back of the church. The list will be updated on a weekly
basis. Suggested donation is $20 per candle. Forms to purchase your candles are
attached and will be also be handed out with the Order of Service this Sunday,
November 5. There will be a box placed on the organ in the front of the church
where you may deposit the completed forms along with payment or you can hand
your form to Bonnie Overholtzer or Susan Swope. If you are unable to make it to
church you can mail the completed form to UUG to the attention of Bonnie
Overholtzer. For any questions, please contact Susan Swope or Bonnie
Your Stewardship Committee