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October 27, 2022
In this issue:
This Sunday at UUCSV
RE (Religious Education)
Next Week at UUCSV
News from UUCSV Groups & Committees
This Sunday at UUCSV
Sunday, October 30, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. 
“Honoring Our Ancestors Through Celtic Spirituality"
Peggy Moore

Music: Linda Metzner, piano
Samhain is one of the Celtic Holy Days, the end of the ancient calendar year and the day to Honor the Ancestors. Long ago, when our ancestors experienced their lives intricately woven with Earth's cycles, they saw certain times of the year as gateways or magical thresholds between the visible and invisible worlds. For those who acknowledge Celtic Spirituality, the lighting of the Samhain Fire ushers in the Dark Time of the Wheel of the Year and a time of introspection. 
We can celebrate Samhain by calling in the guardians of the
elements of Fire, Earth, Air and Water. We give thanks to our
ancestors who created the way for us and join our footsteps with all those who hold the Earth as sacred and all life as holy. 
We will, together, create an Ancestor Altar.  If you would like to bring a small item or a picture of your ancestors, it can be placed on the altar.
Order of Service
Prelude: "In the Hall of the Mountain King” (Edvard Grieg)
Welcome & Announcements: Rose Levering

Opening Words & Chalice Lighting: Peggy Moore &
Diane Graham
“The Appalachian Cailleach Speaks” (Poem by Annelinde Metzner, read by Nels Arnold; Puppet by Lisa Sturz, Red Herring Puppets)

Opening Hymn: #96 “I Cannot Think of Them as Dead”
Joys & Concerns with Ancestor Altar
Poem Reading:
“The Walk of Joy” (Annelinde Metzner)
Peggy Moore
Offering: “Funeral March of the Marionettes” (Charles Gounod)
Sermon: Honoring Our Ancestors Through Celtic Spirituality – Peggy Moore
Closing Hymn: #1001 “Breaths” (Ysaye Barnwell) Singing the Journey (Turquoise Hymn Book)
Closing Words: Peggy Moore
Postlude: “March of the Trolls” (Edvard Grieg)

Music: Linda Metzner, piano
Religious Education:  Nursery/Pre-K caregivers: Childcare at this time is limited, and is performed as needed by either Susan Enwright Hicks, DRE, or one of our trusted childcare volunteers
Video:  Evan Yanik
Sound Team: Marti Saltzman, Barbara Rogers, Rhea Bockhorst, Larry Pearlman & David Reid

The YouTube video of today's service will be available Sunday afternoon, as well as all previous Sunday Services at UUCSV Productions. Click to go to YouTube here. 

Joys & Concerns:
We want to hear from you about your joys and concerns. If you cannot attend in person and would like to be heard, please send your message to Rev. Michael Carter by noon on Friday so he can read it during the Sunday service.

For online offertory and/or pledge donations:


RE (Religious Education)
October 30, 2022
No Virtual RE this week
11:00 a.m. at UUCSV - RE with Susan Enwright Hicks
No Virtual RE this week. Parents looking for a story to share with children at home can watch Bone Soup by Alyssa Satin Capucilli or Bone Soup  by Cambria Evans. We’ll be
making our own “Bone Soup” to share with the
congregation this week in RE as well as building an ancestors altar together. Susan will also be
introducing some ideas of ancient Halloween /Samhain traditions. Students are welcome to bring in photos or drawings of loved one’s who’ve passed, and wear costumes if they wish. 
We need Nursery/Preschool Volunteers! In order to have a safe space for our youngest visitors, we need volunteer helpers to watch young children. If you’re available to be a part of our Childcare Team (which means you would sign up to be available certain Sundays of your choice should childcare be needed) please contact Susan at 828 450-5319.
Parents, I’ve only had 1 family register for RE this year! Please be sure fill out the RE registration form here to have your child officially enrolled in RE this year. Thank you!
Next Week at UUCSV
Sunday, November 6, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. 
"Living the 8th Principle Through Individual & Collective Racial Trauma Healing"
Presented by:
Members of the UUCSV Covenant Group led by Deb Vingle and Anna Marcel de Hermanas and the members Heidi Blozan, Rhea Bockhorst, Carrie Schmidt, Miriam Stewart and Larry Pearlman (who could not be here for the                                                       service).
Resmaa Menakem, trauma therapist and author of the acclaimed work, “My Grandmother’s Hands”, frames racism as “white-body supremacy” enacted on black bodies, resulting in racialized trauma that lives in all of us, individually and collectively. He makes a strong case that racialized trauma is in all of us, regardless of skin color, is the core issue for the healing of our national wounds. Inspired by recommendations from the Report of the UUA Commission on Institutional Change, a group of UUCSV members took this trauma healing work on together last spring and summer, using Menakem’s work to help us map the journey. In the Sunday service, the group will offer readings and insights from their collective work and some opportunity for all to “practice” Menakem’s exercises. We hope that sharing our process will
inspire others to join and a become part of the ongoing work of our
denomination to live our 8th Principle. 
The leaders of the group, Deb Vingle and Anna Marcel de Hermanas are both retired social workers/therapists. They have trained with local organizations such as Building Bridges and Racial Equity Institute (and other racial equity groups both here and elsewhere). Our members come from a variety of work backgrounds but have in common the desire to “dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.” There will be an opportunity to talk with members and sign up for the next group.
News from UUCSV Groups & Committees

Don’t forget that our Fourth Annual Auction is November 12, 2022. The online virtual auction begins at noon on Sunday, November 6, 2022. On Saturday November 12, 2022, the virtual auction ends at noon and the live
auction starts at 6:00 p.m. A huge thanks to Alice and David Wells for organizing and preparing the wonderful food we’ll enjoy. If you’d like to help with hors d’oeuvres or desserts, please call Alice at
828-255-4583 so she can give you suggestions about what to bring. And, as noted last week, they’d love some help with clean-up after the auction. Let them know if you can stay to help at The entertainment
array has increased; we’ll now have music by Bill Altork, Linda Metzner, David Reid and our own UU Encore combo: Rochelle Broome, Deb Evenchik and Spence Foscue!
You do need a ticket, so go online and click on “Register.” You have to take a few steps to get there, but then you can buy your ticket(s) and bid on your
favorite items as soon as the auction opens!
Andy Reed
Auction committee

RE Reminders 
We need Nursery/Preschool Volunteers! 
In order to have a safe space for our youngest visitors we need volunteer helpers each week to watch young children. If you’re available to be a part of our Childcare Team (which means you would sign up to be available certain Sundays of your choice should childcare be needed) please contact Susan 828 450-5319.
Blessing Bag Donations Needed
In a few weeks the RE Students will once again be assembling
“blessing bags” for the unhoused. 
Gallon ziplock bags will be filled with useful items by the children, then as they’re completed they will be made available for congregants to take and distribute to the homeless of our community, or brought to Open Table. Look for a bin to collect donated items in the lobby of UUCSV.
Donations of any of the following would be appreciated:

Travel-size toiletries (i.e. toothbrushes/paste, floss, soaps, shampoos, chapsticks, deodorants, hand sanitizer, bandages, etc.) and small non-perishable foods (i.e. granola/protein bars, trail mix, dried fruits & nuts and instant cocoas/cider/coffee etc.) Thank you!

“Radically Reframing Aging” - A Complimentary Summit
Moderated by Maria Schriver
October 24 - 30, 2022
Time Sensitive Registration Link Below
I have been listening to a seven day complementary summit hosted by Maria Shriver, titled “Radically Reframing Aging“. Each of the segments is between 30 and 40 minutes. It concludes on October 30, 2022 and you can still access the program from day one through October 30, 2022. Today, for example, I listened to Martha Beck & Jim Kwik. It was a joyful segment with easy follow-up suggestions to engage in to increase joy and well-being as you age.
Here’s the registration link if you would like to participate.

Ellyn kirschner

Egg Cartons Needed - Bounty & Soul
I volunteer at Bounty & Soul and we are always in need of egg cartons. I will leave a collection box in the portico labeled "Egg Cartons" for the donations.
Thank you!
Mary Soyenova

Webinar Announcement
Land Reparations: A Journey of the Heart
November 2, 2022 - 7:30-9:30 p.m. EST via Zoom
Hosted by Tom Kunesh, David Raymond & Nia To Go There

Recent webinars on Land Acknowledgement (available here) highlighted and underscored the significance of understanding that the land on which we live, work and worship is land to which its original inhabitants belonged and from whom it was stolen. We emphasized that acknowledging this systemic land theft was only a first step in healing the injuries a pervasive settler-colonist culture inflicted on the Indigenous peoples. This webinar extends our conversation from Land Acknowledgement to Land Reparation. Read more and register here.

Final Reminder
 Art by the Tracks, Fine Art & Master Craft Show
Saturday, October 29, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Halloween Pet Parade
Saturday, October 29, 2022, 3:00 p.m.

The Autumn Players Present
Outside Mullingar
A Readers Theatre Showcase Production set on an Irish farm
A witty, romantic drama by John Patrick Shanley, the author of Moonstruck.
All performances begin at 2:30 p.m. on October 28 - 30, 2022.
October 28-29, 2022 
Asheville Community Theatre
35below, 35 E. Walnut St.
October 30, 2022
UNCA’S Reuter Center.
Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the ACT Box Office or at the door if seats are available.

Midterm 2022 General Election

Early voting dates: Thursday, October 20, 2022 and Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Then, every day from Monday, October 24, 2022, through Friday, November 24, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Your last chance for early voting is on Saturday, November 5th from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. If you are not registered to vote, you may register to vote
during early voting at any early voting site. Be prepared to show proof of address.
Please contact Helen Bell if you need a ride to the poll to vote at (828)-551-6077.
Church office: (828) 669-8050 (email preferred during social distancing)
Michael Donnan, Office Manager (Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Rev. Michael J S Carter, (Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Rev. Carter is available for pastoral care in the church office or virtually via Zoom or Skype. For in-person meetings, protocols of social distancing and face masks are followed. Please email Rev. Michael J S Carter to schedule an appointment.
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