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An Invitation to visit my congregation with me this Sunday

I’d like to invite you (and your kids) to visit my congregation with me this Sunday. Location and times are at the end.

Our minister, Rev. Doug, returns to give a sermon after summer travels and a retreat and study leave.  His title is “Smiling Buddha.” 

Doug says:  Life is too important and precious to not be amused with ourselves. Smiling brings us to a lighter consciousness where we can see more clearly what is true. This morning we’ll explore the spiritual vitality of smiling and laughter.

During this 10:00 AM service we have Religious Education for children, but kids are welcome to stay in the service the whole time.  This Sunday we have a session of Yoga Storytelling with Michelle, a mom of two kids in the church.  No equipment necessary, just loose clothing.  Come 15 minutes early to the RE Welcome Table for signing in, name tags, getting acquainted.  We do have child care in Classroom 11 for kids age 0-5, with two professional care providers.  Come early to sign in there.

Clown Circus after church.  Every August we have a visit from the local Swan Brothers Clown Circus, which is popular especially for kids because Zippy the clown juggles, jokes with kids, makes lots of balloon animals and gives them away.  (Teens who like corny jokes also enjoy themselves.)  This will start by 11:30, after the 10:00 service ends, and will be over by 12:15.

Sex Education Info Session.  Also after the service, parents and others are invited to a session introducing the program called Our Whole Lives (OWL)–values based sexuality education that was created by our UU denomination.  On Sept. 11 we start a series of courses for youth in grades 7 & 8 with four trained facilitators and ministerial oversight.  This is not part of our regular weekly Sunday school program, but it’s a very important source of support for parents and families.  Many members (as well as neighbors from other congregations) appreciate what it offers.  You’re more than welcome to come learn about it.

If you can’t make the service this Sunday, that’s okay, but please note that our schedule will change next Sunday.  Instead of one service, we will have two services starting on Sunday, August 28.  One is at 9:30 AM and the other is at 11:15.  Rev. Doug will speak at both of them.  Most families with kids come to the early service, as that’s when Religious Education will start in September.

This Sunday only the service is at 10:00 AM.   I recommend coming about 15 minutes early so you can receive a name tag and a visitor card and give our greeter a chance to meet you.  If you can, please also stay afterward for refreshments and any of the above programs that might interest you after the service.  The congregation enjoys getting to know the many visitors we have.

Location:  The Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento is located at 2425 Sierra Blvd, just north of Fair Oaks Blvd and east of Howe Ave.  If you have any questions, let me know.  Here is a google map.


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