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November 19: The Stain

Join us this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. as we continue our theme of “Community: The Practice of Encountering Others,” we are privileged to present a one-act play called, ​”The Stain.” An encounter between a white woman and a black man leads to challenge and growth as the characters deepen their understanding of intention versus impact. The play will be followed by a brief facilitated discussion on its themes. This promises to be one of those special moments in the life of our community as we openheartedly struggle with racial justice and reconciliation in our lives.

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Music for the day will be performed by the Mill Creek Choir, directed by Kristen Tosh-Morelli, with Pam Allenstein, pianist, and soloists Melissa Bryson and Emily Johnston.

​​DURING WORSHIP SERVICE:
Religious Exploration (RE)

Children’s Programs: This Sunday during the Religious Exploration Hour, our Chalice Children learn about our UU Chalice while the Roots and Shoots Class engage in preparations for their Christmas Play, “The Year Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas.”

Youth Programs: Coming of Age Youth and High School youth will attend worship so they can see the one-act play, The Stain (a play about racial justice performed by two youth). A brief discussion will follow. Youth and adults are encouraged to share their impressions and thoughts.

If you are interested in becoming a part of a vibrant and growing Religious Exploration Program, WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU! Contact our DRE at dre@uusmc.org or, call her directly at 302-367-6533. She will be happy to hear from you!

​​BEFORE WORSHIP SERVICE:
Spirit in Practice: Looking Back and Moving Forward with Mary Higgins
​Come discover what’s on the plate of this new workshop series.
Join us on Sunday morning in the MacArtor Library, 9 am-10:15 am.
​No registration required – just drop in!

It has often been suggested that it is important for us to tend to our spiritual growth in four different time scales. There are some things we should do on a daily basis. Others we should make time for once a week. Some things should be done each month. And there are some things we should do on a yearly basis.A commitment to one’s spiritual growth does indeed take discipline and persistence. Henry David Thoreau famously observed that most people “lead lives of quiet desperation,” and in this, he struck an all too contemporary chord. For himself, he noted that he did not want to “live what is not life” and “when I come to die, discover that I have not lived.” This desire to live, and live life to its fullest, could well be said to be the core of the spiritual quest, its fuel, and its fire. Isn’t this worth a little work?

It’s going to be another great day at Mill Creek!​​

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