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The Hope Inside your Pithos

It’s just sitting there, that “thing with feathers,” as described by Emily Dickinson, singing, waiting out the storm, asking nothing of that which inside it dwells. So sweet it is, so patient. So constant. But what’s the extent of its influence? What’s the best way … read more.

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Glean Team Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers! Please contact Bob Benson to learn about how you can help. For more information about the Glean Team.  

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♦♦♦ Gem The Week ♦♦♦

From a speech that Doris "Granny D" Haddock gave at the Jackson Rodeo Arena, MY 14, 1999.

There are two things I would like you to understand about impossible missions. One is the fact that, sometimes, all you can do is put your body in front of a problem and stand there as a witness to it. That is part of healing because it is not denial of the problem, and our individual conscious mind is part of the larger conscious mind of society. Your thoughts affect the world and your actions matter.

Never be discouraged from being an activist because people tell you that you’ll not succeed. You have already succeeded if you’re out there representing truth or justice or compassion or fairness or love. You already have your victory because you have changed the world; you have changed the status quo by you; you have changed the chemistry of things. And changes will spread from you, will be easier to happen again in others because of you.

  -The Social Justice Ministries Council

Loaves and FIshes – Making the Holidays Special

Food Donations for January - We are averaging over 100 lbs a month in donations for Loaves and Fishes, let's keep this up. This month think winter hearty food like Mac and Cheese, canned soup (beef, chicken, mushroom, chowder) and chili, pancake mix, hamburger helper and boxed flavored rice. Collection date is January 26th.

-Maddy and Hugh Silk

Charitable Collections: Especially Toiletries

The Coming of Age youth launched their collection drive for the upcoming ReachOut Worcester retreat for the homeless. Contributions includes: toiletries, hats and gloves, mens’ white socks, and mens’ and womens’ underwear.

In addition, the Valentine’s Day collections of toiletries for distribution of families served by Loaves & Fishes will start this Sunday. Please be generous with your donations.

Gratitude to all for an inspiring-to-action start of the new year. Cheers to 2020!

Women’s Alliance Meeting January 14th

Evening Meetings: We meet in the parlor of the Fellowship Building on the first Tuesday of the month. A potluck dinner will be shared at 6:30 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting. The programs begin about 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.

The next meeting is Tuesday evening January 14, 2020: Climate Change Christopher J. Ryan. Harvard’s Community and Economic Development Director will discuss the Town's participation in the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program, which addresses how Harvard will prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
Hostess: Dorothy Solbrig

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Who we are

We are a liberal religious community of people of all ages who hold diverse theological beliefs. We come not only from Harvard, but also from many surrounding towns. We gather together "in the spirit of love," to worship, to learn, and to care for one another. We come together both to be comforted and accepted for who we are, and to be challenged to transform and grow as moral and spiritual persons.

We believe in the value of personal experience and reason, and use both as we explore the wisdom of the world's religious traditions, seeking to find and make meaning for ourselves. We celebrate and honor the prophetic words and deeds of many of those who've come before us, which call us to serve not only one another, but also those outside of our community. We long for a world that is fair and just and filled with compassion, and we work to make it so.

We welcome you! We'd love to have you join us on our journey!

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