A women’s group from our Partner Church, the Unitarian church in the village of Várfalva, in the Romanian province of Transylvania, sent us a gift of embroidered aprons, runners, placemats, and bookmarks to use for fundraising. The bookmarks were sold at the Annual Auction last month. The other items will be sold at a silent auction in the Atrium on December 6 and 13.

Accompanying the gift was a letter from the Várfalva varfalvachurch minister, Rev. Zsolt Barabas. He opens the letter “Dear Friends!” and explains, “In 2012–2013 the Unitarian church in Várfalva realized a very important plan: we managed to renovate the church tower. In this renovation task, the financial support provided by the Main Line UU Church was crucial. Our congregation is very grateful for your support.”

Aware of our Capital Campaign and our repair and renovation plans, Rev. Barabas says he saw “a great chance for us to contribute somehow to your task, and to give something back from the generous help we received from you.” At his suggestion, a group of women, led by Rev. Barabas’s wife, Aliz Barta, gathered weekly beginning last January and created the gift of embroidery pieces. The letter ends, “With this gift, we would like to express that your dreams and plans are important to us too, and to achieve your goals, we wish you strength and energy.”

On December 6 and 13, after each Sunday service, the Partner Church Committee will host a table in the Atrium where you can bid on the embroidery items and sign a Christmas card to the members of the Várfalva congregation. All proceeds from the auction will go to MLUC’s Capital Campaign.

Learn more about our Partner Church.

What's the fastest way to bond with others? According to a recent study, it's singing! Come sing in our holiday services. Contact Music Director, Vincent Craig () for more information.bird singing

Main Line Unitarian Church Welcomes The U.S Army Chorus
Sunday, December 13, 4:30 p.m.

Established as the vocal counterpart of The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” in 1956, the U.S. Army Chorus has built a reputation of excellence in the performance of male choral literature. Beyond traditional military music and patriotic standards, the repertoire of the Army Chorus covers a broad spectrum of genres including pop, Broadway, folk, and classical music. The Army Chorus can sing in more than 26 languages and dialects.

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Don’t miss this amazing performance!

Reserve your free admission.

(Guests must arrive by 4:15 for reserved general seating; general admission begins at 4:20.) Concert recommended for adults and families with children 5 and older; optional child care available for younger children. An opportunity to meet the musicians and purchase CDs follows.

In time for the holiday season, guests are invited to contribute much-needed items for the Philadelphia Veteran’s House, which serves homeless and in-need American veterans in Philadelphia and the immediate vicinity.

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PSMHealthcare Is a Moral Issue: Film and
Discussion

Justice Making
Sunday, October 4, 12:30–2:30 p.m.
Led by Rev. Neal Jones in the McGinness Room

“The Healthcare Movie” is one-hour documentary that provides the real story of how the healthcare systems in Canada and the U.S. evolved to be so completely different, when at one point they were the same. This movie reveals the personal impact on Canadians, who have universal health coverage, and on Americans, who don’t. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with Rev. Jones, and church members Dr. Fred Kauffman, and Dr. Jenette Wheeler. A light lunch will be provided.


Meditation Study Group

Spiritual Practices
Mondays beginning October 5, 6:15-7:30 a.m.
Led by Katrina Ogilby in Room 208

Our meditation study group chooses a book and meets weekly for chapter-by-chapter discussion and meditation. Past books include True Refuge, by Tara Brach, Wise Heart, by Jack Kornfield, and Loving Kindness, by Sharon Salzberg. This group, which is limited to 10 participants, opens to new members when we begin a new book each fall and spring. Please join us.