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an INVITATION to visit my congregation with me this Sunday, October 9
I’d like to invite you to visit my congregation with me this Sunday, Oct. 9.
Our Family Minister will be giving a talk entitled “Prayers of an Agnostic.”
He says:  Sometimes life seems so unfair and painful.  At other times, life seems so full of beauty and blessings.  How to respond if you are not used to the practices of prayer and praise?  Even if we are not sure there is any Divine Attention being directed our way, prayer might help!There will be special music, and refreshments and conversation after the service.  Our new Music Director, Eric Stetson, will be there, as well as our Lead Minister, Doug Kraft.  We will also hear a few words from the Executive Director of My Sister’s House, which is one of the local organizations we have chosen to support.  It serves Asian and Pacific Islander women and children affected by domestic violence. Its shelter beds provide a culturally appropriate and responsive safe haven.

 Time and Place:  It’s the Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento, 2425 Sierra Blvd.  Our website is  Services are at 9:30 am and 11:15 am.  The services are identical except we have child and youth programs at the early service.  (More below.)  We have nursery care for children through age 5 at both services.
It’s a good idea to come 10 minutes early to find your way  in, receive a name tag and fill out a simple guest card, and find a good seat.  The congregation likes to get to know our guests, so plan to stay after for refreshments and conversation.
We have Religious Education Programs for Youth & Children.   At 9:30 AM service, we all start out together in the sanctuary.  15 minutes later, children from grades 1-5 go to the Spirit Play room and youth go to the Junior High Youth Group and the Senior High Youth Group.    The programs end at 10:45 AM.  Sunday School programs just began for this year, so this is a good time for teenagers and kids to check out our programs and to start to make friends here if they like what they experience.
Brochures and a handbook for classes are available before the 9:30 AM service starts, at the RE Welcome Table.
We have several classes for adults too:  Easy Yoga, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, a book discussion group, a monthly poetry-reading circle, a documentary film group, and Fencing for All Ages (no joke!).  There is an Adult Enrichment table in the church lobby where you can find out about these classes during the refreshment time after the services.  Let me know if you have any questions!

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