Upcoming Service

How Can I Dance To This

A Celebration of the Jewish High Holy Days

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Meeting ID: 952 7917 1360
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SJMC Meeting - Sept 16th, 7pm

SJMC Meeting – Sept 16th, 7pm

We will have our first meeting of the church year on Thursday, September 16th at 7:00 pm via Zoom.

If you are interested in joining the meeting please contact Ginger Kendall and she will add you to the Zoom link distribution.

Religious Education

Religious Education

We start this year’s RE program much the same as last years. Rule of thumb is *masks* everywhere, even outside. Up to November 1—when the congregation will reassess our options—we will have a combination of classes by zoom, starting at 11:15 a.m., and in-person, starting at 12:30 p.m. The big plus is that the large hall in the Fellowship Building is now considered outdoor space with the doors and windows open!

This Sunday is an ALL-congregation worship, outside on the Harvard Common in front of the church. Families are welcome as a pod on the outer sides of the seating. After service, there will be socially-distant games of cornhole and badminton available! The Time for All Ages story will be about Alfred Einstein, his youth, and his love for the water as he sailed aimlessly letting his thoughts go free.

Tentative OWL meeting, Sunday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. *zoom or in-person, TBD. Although there is no true OWL again this year, we are committed to bringing a UU-based OWL adapted program to HUUC. Parents, all trained OWL facilitators, Congregants and those who want training, talk with me, Laura, 978-317-1335. Is this time in October a good time to meet? Let’s make sure all people interested can come on 10/10. Let me know.

Happy start of the church new year! We’re looking forward to seeing you all!


Sunday Service Zoom Information

Virtual Service begins at 10:00 a.m., you can join in starting at 9:50. Please Note: You will enter a waiting room and our hosts will admit you to worship.

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News & Announcements

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♦♦♦ Gem of The Week ♦♦♦

Line 3 Pipeline Hypocrisy

On Monday, police arrested over 300 at a protest against the Line 3 Pipeline. The 2000 protesters - over 200 of whom were UUs - also included Native American tribes and their supporters, environmentalists and religious leaders, joined in solidarity to fight an expansion of Line 3, a $9 billion pipeline operated by the Canadian company, Enbridge, that would carry hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil through Minnesota’s delicate watersheds and tribal lands. President Biden recently shut down the Keystone Pipeline citing environmental concerns. Yet tribal lawyer Tara Housaka notes, “You can’t cancel Keystone and then build an almost identical tar sands pipeline.”

Gems From Prior Weeks

George Floyd, One Year Later

Tuesday marked one year since George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis by a police officer. What has changed? When does Change become Progress? Read this intro with links to a series of six articles from Politico that looks at that dynamic through multiple lenses.

Advocacy Earth Day

This Earth Day send a message to the messengers. Sign This Petition to ABC News, CBS News and NBC News: “Cover the climate crisis with the urgency it deserves.”

Healing From Hate Panel Discussion

In case you missed the excellent Panel Discussion that our church co-hosted on March 12 about the documentary film Healing From Hate, you may view it on here on Youtube.

This is a video of a TED talk by Christian Picciolini who was very deeply into the American Neo-Nazi movement. He very eloquently describes how and why he became so attracted to the movement, and what needs of his were fulfilled there. He also tells the story of how and why he got out, using the power of love to help himself and others that were trapped in the movement. This is a powerful and inspiring video. Christian Picciolini was also featured in the film Healing From Hate: Battle for the Soul of the Nation that many of you watched last month – see below for the link to the panel discussion about film.

"It’s our disconnection from each other. Hatred is borne of ignorance, fear is its father and isolation is its mother. When we don’t understand something we tend to be afraid of it and if we keep ourselves from it, that fear grows and sometimes it turns into hatred." - Christian Piccolini

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.  

Volunteer sign up:

SignUpGenius: Aug – Oct 2021

Upcoming Events

Wednesday Open Meditation

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For All Levels of Meditators

Hosts: Pam Frederick, David Kendall

Wednesday evenings 7:00-8:00 p.m. online.

Join Zoom Meeting at 6:45 PM

Zoom Link

By phone:1 301 715 8592

Meeting ID: 977 2786 6639

Bereavement Support

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!