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We come together for Sunday worship to shape and define what is of value and worth to us. Our services focus on topics of spiritual, social and current concerns. We come together to sing, meditate and share our lives with one another. Our worship is designed to meet the diversity of spiritual paths that are embraced within Unitarian Universalism. Sunday services offer a celebration of community, an intellectual challenge and a deepening of the heart.

Our Services are held from September thru May generally at 10:00AM at The Jewish Community of Sedona & the Verde Valley, 100 Meadowlark Dr, Sedona. Exact dates and times of the services appear below.

The newsletter is now published on a monthly basis only. It is being sent on the second Thursday, following the monthly board meeting and will include a recap of those items discussed at the board meeting. The change is due to policy in place regarding the newsletter. All those persons that have information that needs to appear in the newsletter MUST have said information to the editor, Michelle Snyder, no later than 5:00 PM on Thursday evening of the publication.

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Friendly Feasts

Fantastic Meals! Stimulating Conversations! Charming Dining Companions! Sound Interesting?

Then SUUF Friendly Feasts are for you! Our Friendly Feasts are generally held on the third Saturday of the month. For the 2018/2019 season, our dinner dates will be, Nov 17, Jan 19, Feb 16, March 16 and April 20. We do not have dinners in December or May. Mark your calendars now with these dates so you don’t miss a single one!

The designated host(s) for each month contacts their assigned guests and lets them know what to bring to accompany the host’s chosen entreĢe. Guests contribute an appetizer, side dish or dessert. Friendly Feasts welcome all adults: single or couples. Everyone should plan to host as least once during the year. Hosting is a necessary requirement for participation.

You may join either as a regular participant or you may ask to be added to the substitute list. For more information, or to confirm you’d like to participate in the upcoming year, please contact Dreama Aldredge dreamaaldredge@gmail.com
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Women's Group News

This month's women's event will be lunch at 11 am on Tuesday, Nov 13 at TC's Grill, Poco Diablo Resort. Watch for an announcement that will be sent out through Evite. If you would like to attend, please respond to the invitation by Sun Nov 11, or see Pat Kopitke at Sunday's service to sign up.
We plan to meet monthly on the 2nd Tuesday for breakfast or lunch. If you have suggestions on restaurants to try or outings to consider, please feel free to let either Pat or Tracy Young know.

This is an update from the Committee on Ministries:

On Saturday October 20th, members of SUUF participated in the Manzanita Outreach Kids Against Hunger (KAH) – Verde Valley to pack highly nutritious life–saving meals for children and families in developing countries and in our community. Twelve members of our fellowship volunteered. We thank you all for your support.

For the months of November and December 2018 - we are asking for members to support the Kids Backpack Program.
Arrive between 8:30 - 8:45 A.M. on Thursdays. Volunteer SUUF Thursdays: November 1, 8, 15, 29; December 6, 13, 20 2018

Volunteer Instructions

Where: 7th Day Adventist Church on 680 Sunset Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336The upper level is the Sedona Food Bank for Kids Back Pack Program

1-The Thursday packing volunteers arrive between 8:30 - 8:45 A.M.
2- We pack 65 bags. Includes 12 for Sedona Food Bank who delivers 12 to the district Office.
3- 53 bags- SUUF volunteer delivers to West Sedona School no later than 10:00 A.M. on Thursday but they will take deliveries as early as 8:45 A.M.
4- The 53 bags are delivered to the front office at West Sedona School located at: 570 Posse Ground Rd. Sedona AZ 86336
Purpose: Pack food for children in Sedona for the weekends.

Please see Tom or Deidre Roen to sign-up for this volunteer activity. We appreciate your support in helping to
feed our local school children.
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Anthony Johnson's Mens' Breakfast

The SUUF Men's Breakfast Group will meet at the Sedona Golf Resort Wednesday Nov. 10th at 8:30 a.m. All men are welcome for good food and lively conversation. Hope to see you all there.

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Sunday Service Volunteers for 2018

Thanks to all who have signed up to be greeters/ushers and coffee hour hosts. Below is the schedule for the month of November, which still has a few openings for hosting coffee hour in case you are able to sign up - or just to bring something for the table (kosher guidelines apply).

There are also still many open spots for December through May. If you are able to volunteer during the coming months, please sign up for one or more dates on the schedule at Sunday's service or contact Pat Kopitke.
(pmkkop@gmail.com).
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Eighth Annual SUUF Auction

SAVE THE DATE! Our EIGHTH ANNUAL SUUF AUCTION is scheduled for Sunday March 3th, 2019! It will be in the early evening at JCSVV.
This year's German themed evening will be a
BIERGARTEN BIDFEST - Beer, Brats and Bidding! See you at the auction!
Thanks! - Dreama
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Caring Committee

Remember, all you have to do is let the Caring Team know if there is anyone out there in need of a helping hand, some encouragement or just a card, even if it is yourself. If you do nothing, the Caring Team can do nothing! They will do the rest. And we will all be the beneficiaries.

Caring Committee members:
Rev. Glenn Farley 240-994-3861 GlennColemanFarley@gmail.com
Ron and Rae Steinke 284-0513 raeron2rs@gmail.com
Bill Golightly 606-5023 spikeazz@yahoo.com