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Bull Run Unitarian Universalists RoundUp 11/16!

Bull Run Unitarian Universalists


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update of happenings at the Bull Run Unitarian Universalists
congregation (BRUU). 
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Join us for service this Sunday,
November 19th, 2017 at 10am!

“Thanksgiving,by Rev. Madelyn Campbell

Thanksgiving… Let us
give thanks – to one another, and for the many small blessings in
our lives.

begin at 10 am. Nursery care is available during the service
as well as our large group religious education program.
Afterward, join us for coffee and conversation in our Fellowship
Hall below the Sanctuary. 

physical mobility is a concern, there is universal access to the
Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall, Office, and lower-level bathroom.


This Sunday is Split-the-Plate for BRUU Food
Pantry. Every year at Thanksgiving we give thanks for all our
blessings and share our bounty with our Food Pantry families by way
of a small food voucher at Food Lion. This way they can buy
something special for their holiday meal. We hope that you
will be generous in your giving to those in our community who
have less money than we to buy food.
Thanks from the BRUU Food Pantry Crew!



“BRUU in a Nutshell”
Orientation this Sunday!


does BRUU offer you? If you’d like to learn more about Unitarian
Universalism in general and BRUU in particular, please join Rev.
Madelyn Campbell for an overview of BRUU and Unitarian
Universalism.  She’ll tell the story of Unitarian Universalism,
including some theology, polity, and general church history, and
lead a discussion on what it means to be a UU.  Please join us
in the conference room (behind the church office) after
service this Sunday, November 19, 11:15-12:30. Childcare will
be provided upon advance request.  RSVP to Tina Cox at
703-361-6269 or


Interested in BRUU Membership?


would love to welcome you as a  BRUU Member! The process
is explained in detail in the “Thinking About
Membership?” brochure, which is available (or will be
soon) on in the KnowledgeBase under Membership
and also at the Information Center downstairs in Fellowship
Hall. The “BRUU in a Nutshell” class described
above satisfies the orientation requirement. If this date
doesn’t work for you, the next Nutshell class is
scheduled for Saturday, January 20, 10am-noon, or there are
several other ways to satisfy the requirement. You can
attend another BRUU class on UU history/ideas,
or speak to Rev. Madelyn or Membership
Chair Faye Sledge, who will be happy to arrange a personal or
small group orientation for you.



Wanna know what’s going on in the whole bucket of

morning service is just a drop in the bucket.  If you knew
the whole picture, you’d be amazed.  Come find out what
all the committees are doing to from events to classes to
outreach. Come find out this Sunday after coffee hour
Program Council — 11:30 – Flamingo Lounge






members are invited to a PBS produced viewing of “OWL

We start
at 11:30am and usually go until 1:00pm.  Bring your lunch and

The film
is 60 minutes long.  We will start the film at 11:15am.
Don’t be late!

This way
we can have some time for discussion.

centuries, the mysterious nighttime lives and uncanny hunting
skills of owls have made them fascinating hallmarks of folk tales
the world over.  BUT, what makes owls so special?  

Lloyd and
Rose Buck and their very special family of owls – Luna and Lily
provide a unique opportunity to learn more about these unique
birds.  Using the latest in camera technology, computer
graphics, x-rays and super sensitive microphones we take a
brand NEW look at owls in more detail than ever before.

These are
the real stories behind how they hunt, how their vision and hearing
works and how they fly so silently which is influencing 21st
century technology and design.

Please come.  This is an opportunity to gain
sanity and escape The Donald-for a bit.



Support Our BRUU Members
at the Next County Board of Supervisors Meeting


On Election Day (11/07),
Brentsville Supervisor Jeanine Lawson – alongside several of her
supporters – accosted Heidi and Evelyn BruMar’s daughter, Rose at
the Limestone polling location.

One of Ms. Lawson’s supporters told Rose that her beliefs are “liberal
bull****.” Supervisor Lawson remarked, “every child should have a
mother and a father in a biblical way.”

Rose is 15
years old. 

This conduct is completely inappropriate for adults, let alone
a sitting elected official in our county.

Please join us as we speak out against Supervisor Lawson for her
behavior at the next Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) meeting.
The meeting starts a 7:30 PM on 11/21 at the McCoart Building,
but please be there by 7 PM if you’d like to sign up to speak.

wear purple!



Will you be here on Christmas
 Would you like to be one of the Biblical
Storytellers for the Christmas Eve candlelight service of Lessons
and Carols? It’s not too early to begin!  Contact Rev.
Madelyn in person or at
if you’re interested – plenty of parts available, and Rev. Madelyn
will give you coaching.  You can do this! Just ask others
who’ve done it here before!  It’s fun and you’ll learn
something, too.  No experience
necessary.  First to respond get first
choices.  Why not join us?



Thanksgiving with BRUU!!


Not got a
big family? Don’t want to cook? Want to spend time with your
favorite Bruu-ers?

Sign up and
spend Thanksgiving at Bruu. Thursday November 23, 2017 3pm-?

It’s a
potluck! Bruu will provide Turkey, stuffing/dressing, gravy,
Tofurky, coffee, tea and cider, you provide the rest. Bring
containers for leftovers, because we’re not keeping any!

contact Mary Kadlubowski With your dish, and availability to set up,
or clean up- or sign up in the Fellowship Hall,




What is a Circle Supper?

  1. Members of BRUU
    agree to host a gathering in their home.
  2. The size of the
    group (around 6 – 10) depends on the host(s).
  3. A Circle Supper
    gathering has typically been a potluck dinner – BUT an
    alternative like Wine and Cheese can also work with
    contributions from the attendee’s.
  4. The TIME and DATE is
    to be set by the host(s).
  5. Purpose is to
    promote fellowship.  Get to know other BRUU members in a
    smaller setting.  To enjoy a relaxing time together.
  6. NEW Members
    are especially welcome.  It is a great way to
    get your toes wet.
  7. Look for sign up
    sheets in the Fellowship Room at BRUU.

Also, let us know IF you can host this coming
November or December 2017.  If so – please contact:

      Mary Sherman

      Victoria Gammon……

Blessed be




BRUU Craft Fair December 2nd and 3rd!

to our FREE annual Craft Fair on Saturday & Sunday, December 2nd
& 3rd, from 11AM to 2PM. This is a great opportunity to do your
holiday shopping! Come on Saturday after the morning “Beyond
Categorical Thinking Workshop” or before the Children’s Holiday
Party that afternoon. (Good place for children to shop for family
too.) Or come on Sunday after the morning worship. BTW we still need
crafters! For more information contact Christine Sunda at



Adult Learning
Enrichment Program Looking for Volunteers! UPDATE!


Adult Life Enrichment Committee (aka Adult Ed) are looking for
volunteers who would be willing to facilitate or lead courses for
the 2018 Winter Session (January-March). 


particular, we are looking for people willing to teach in-demand and
requested themes and courses such as Social Justice (in particular
Immigration, Income Inequality and LGBTQIA issues), Comparative
Religion, Popcorn Theology, Mindfulness and Anger Management (and
other courses in emotional and personal growth). 


We are
also planning on having a Winter Documentary Movie Festival! We are
looking for volunteers to help play the movies and lead a short
discussion afterwards. 


we are also looking for volunteers willing to facilitate UUA
Tapestry of Faith courses. The curriculum and supplementary
materials are already done for you! We just need someone willing to
lead the course. 


Committee are pleased to offer these courses to help you learn and
grow spiritually and personally! We hope to see you in our classes.


Contact Michelle Luman at











The BRUU Pastoral Care Team is looking for those interested in
offering guidance, hope, and spiritual support in times of
crisis/stress for individuals and families within the congregation
and in conjunction with the Minister. 

The PCT’s
tasks include, (and may be in in coordination with others):

Visiting the ill at home or in healthcare facilities,

Supporting those going through a life crisis,

Comforting the bereaved,

Assisting with memorial services and/or receptions,

Coordinating transportation, child care, meals, and other services,

Supporting the staff of BRUU (RE & Choir) with the lay care they

Organizing reach-out gestures, such as cards of caring and telephone

Staying current with training.

consider being a member of this team. We keep in contact through
email, texts, and phone calls, and meet every other month, at a
minimum, to discuss the processes of Pastoral Care, and to provide
each other with peer supervision and support. If interested

Also, The Communications Committee is looking for one or two new
editors for the weekly RoundUp – you know, that thing you’re reading
right now. One of us just became a wife of a Delegate-elect in the Virginia House of Delegates, so,
um, please help. Write us at
for more information and for your questions!



Join Rev. Madelyn Campbell at the

National Interfaith Clergy Witness at the NRA
14, 2017, 10 am.-12 p.m., 

Rifle Association headquarters, Fairfax, Virginia

Questions? Write Rev. Madelyn at



Amazon Smile

Have Amazon
Donate to BRUU! 

BRUU now
has a new way to raise funds- via AmazonSmile! AmazonSmile is a
simple and automatic way for you to support BRUU every time you
shop, at no cost to you. At, you’ll find the
same prices, selection and experience as, with the added
bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to

Just go to
(or at, select Bull Run
Unitarian Universalists to be your charitable organization) and BRUU
will receive 0.5% of the price from your purchases. Thereafter,
every eligible purchase you make at will result in a
donation to BRUU.

See for more
about AmazonSmile. Remember, only purchases made at, (not or the mobile app,)
generate AmazonSmile donations.



Activities Committee

Are you interested in getting involved in the fun,
social activities we put on at BRUU? Are you excited to help make
various events happen (from Circle Suppers to Games Night, Parties
to Picnics and BBQs?!!) Join us in our Fellowship Activities
Committee Meeting and be a part of making things happen! (Often we
don’t need a team lead, we just need volunteers to bring food, a few
people move chairs around or decorate, or someone to flip burgers!)
Share your enthusiasm and ideas with us first Sundays in the Conference
Room 11:15am-noon. (Nov. 5, Dec. 3) Or, simply be on the
“help needed” list by emailing Liesl Main –

Circle Dinners are underway again! Be sure to
sign up to join in a Circle Dinner.  Sign-up sheets are in the
Fellowship Hall!

Submit your Spring 2018 Events: If you have
an event happening between January and June 2018 please submit your
event details to Liesl Main ( for
inclusion in the next edition of our BRUU Activities Pamphlet (which
will come out in early Jan. 2018)! Feel free to add your BRUU event
to the rolling Activities Board located in the Fellowship Hall at
any time. There are blank cards and permanent markers right on the
board, so sharing your event details is easy!!

Upcoming Events at BRUU:

  • Nov. 17th Evensong
  • Nov. 19th  New to BRUU orientation: In a
    Nutshell Class, 11:15am, POC: Trish Freed
  • Dec. 2, 2017 Children’s Christmas Party, 3rd
    Floor BRUU (POC Team: Lisa Stewart, Claire Smith, Margo Davies)
  • Dec. 2-3, 2017 Craft Fair –Fellowship Hall (POC:
    Christine Sunda)
  • Adult RE: Remember to check out the courses
    & workshops in the Adult RE pamphlet



Election Returns

to BRUUer Lee Carter!!!!


Carter, upon inauguration, will represent the actual BRUU building.




PFLAG of Prince William County (Parents
and Friends of Lesbians And Gays (and Transgendered men and women as
well as those questioning) meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at
BRUU in the Conference Room behind the office from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
We provide a safe place for those in the LGBTQ community and
our allies to come and discuss issues surrounding community.
Our facilitator-run youth group, PLAY, also meets during the
same time as the Adult facilitator-led group.  PFLAG is also an
important resource to family members of LGBTQ individuals who have
no where else to turn for answers.  We also provide helpful
literature to all nationalities in their specific languages to
assist them.  Our goal is to keep all families together, and to
celebrate diversity.  We are proud to have a working
relationship with the Prince William County Police force and an
officer who attends every few meetings to discuss any issues that
arise in the LGBTQ community concerning safety or security.
All BRUU members are invited to get involved and attend,
ESPECIALLY allies!  Contact Chris Kuchnicki, PFLAG Liason for
Bull Run Unitarian Universalit Congretation, for more information at
(773) 251-6659 or email him at
Hope to see you there!



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