News & Announcements
- Brighten your home for the holidays – Boxwood trees are here!
- Seven Weeks of Chalica
- Cello-Piano Duo Recital
- Welcome Back BBQ/Cookout!!
- End-of-Year Potluck and Cookout
Glean Team Volunteers
♦♦♦ Gem The Week ♦♦♦
Is Facebook Driving Anti-Muslim Hatred World Wide?
In 2015, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook added his voice “... in support of Muslims in our community and around the world” in the face of anti-Muslim hatred. The reality today, however, is different, from Myanmar to Kashmir to the Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang province, China. In March 2018, the chairman of the U.N. Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, Marzuki Darusman, told reporters that social media companies like Facebook had played a “determining role” in the violence, having “substantively contributed to the level of acrimony and dissension and conflict.” “Everything is done through Facebook in Myanmar,” added Yanghee Lee, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Myanmar. “I’m afraid that Facebook has now turned into a beast, and not what it originally intended.
The sad story is outlined in The Intercept_ in “Dear Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Is an Engine of Anti-Muslim Hate the World Over. Don’t You Care?” Well worth the read and thinking about!
-The Social Justice Ministries Council
Tuesday December 10, 7:00 p.m. Vespers Service
Deepening of the Spirit: In this time of gathering darkness and introspection, HUUC will offer an evening Vespers service of quiet, calm beauty. All are welcome at the 45-minute service in the sanctuary. This contemplative service will offer readings, quiet music, and poetry, as well as time for shared silence. Candles can be lit throughout the service. Please enter and leave in silence.
This service will take place in the HUUC Sanctuary.
Loaves and FIshes – Making the Holidays Special
For Thanksgiving we donated 175lbs, 4 turkeys, and $190 (for more turkeys)! Thanks you so much! For December, let's work on a holiday feast. Most needed items are turkey gravy, pineapple slices, juice, coffee, cocoa, and ham glaze. Pick up date December 22.
Maddy and Hugh Silk
Social Justice Ministries Council will be meeting in early January, date TBD.
We had a busy fall hosting 3 successful events – Carbon Pricing Info Session, 1619 Project Discussion, and the Fair Trade Faire. Please feel free to join us with your thoughts about how to continue the momentum into next year. Questions – please email Ginger Kendall or Colleen Pearce.
Sunday Service Voluntering
Building Rental Forms
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!