Upcoming Service

Reflections on Interdependency

Join us as we welcome member Danielle Kehoe to our virtual pulpit. As Unitarian Universalists, we affirm and promote our seven principles, which we hold as strong values and moral guides. The first principle of our UU faith is the inherent worth and dignity … read more.

Stewardship 2021

Stewardship 2021

This year’s Stewardship Campaign, during which the Church raises more than 70% of the monies to operate, began Sunday 10/25/20! The theme for the Campaign is “Invitation to Connect”, reflecting both the importance of connecting with each other while remaining safe from the COVID virus. We are extraordinarily blessed to have a loving and caring community, as well as Church leaders and minister during what is for many of us an uncertain and tumultuous time.

We are incredibly grateful for your commitment. To make your pledge, please email admin@uuharvard.org. Feel free to reach out to us at cmackor3250@gmail.com or daniellewoodmankehoe@gmail.com as well.

If you did not yet receive a pledge packet, please email Chuck at cmackor3250@gmail.com.

Thank you!

Danielle Kehoe and Chuck McCormack, Stewardship Co-Chairs

Deeper Than the Skin with Reggie Harris & Greg Greenway

Deeper Than the Skin with Reggie Harris & Greg Greenway

SAVE the date! January 30 at 7:30pm

SJMC will be partnering with Littleton, Stow-Acton, and Concord to bring us this performance – part concert, part workshop, and part service – via Zoom. “Deeper Than the Skin is a experience of singing and listening… of experiencing a connection so deep that it makes you laugh, smile, cry and reconsider what you know about our history. It’s an invitation to open your heart and mind to a story of shared humanity that resonates with your own.” Stay tuned for more details on how to register.

For more information, visit their website at https://deeperthantheskin.com/

Virtual Religious Education

Virtual Religious Education

January's theme is Imagination

This week’s RE classes will be held outside in the Frederick Forrest and Sacred Space area behind the church at 11:30 a.m. Come masked; come with a piece of paper with a wish or drawing of a wish to add to our Fire For the Future! Hot chocolate and marshmallows! Dress warm… it will be cold.

See you there!

-Laura
dre@uuharvard.org

Sunday Service Zoom Information

Services begin at 10:00 a.m., you can try to join in starting at 9:45. Please Note: You will enter a waiting room and our hosts will admit you to worship.

Zoom Link for Worship Service -

By Computer: Zoom Link

For more information: Worship Service Live Streamed

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♦♦♦ Gem of The Week ♦♦♦

“When day comes, we step out of the shade of flame and unafraid.
The new dawn balloons as we free it.
For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it.
If only we’re brave enough to be it.”

From The Hill We Climb, by Amada Gorman recited at the Inauguration of President Biden.


Bereavement Support

Upcoming Events

Wednesday Meditation by Zoom

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

Join Zoom Meeting at 6:45 PM

Zoom Link

By phone:

301 715 8592

Meeting ID: 654 670 198

Password: 888341

Music

Chimers rehearse in the church on Saturday’s at 11 a.m.

Thanks!
-Eleanor Toth

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: Nov – Jan 2021
SignUpGenius: Feb – Apr 2021

Loaves & Fishes Donations

LOAVES AND FISHES is still not accepting food donations but there are other ways you can help. Think about what you would normally spend on food you donate especially at Thanksgiving time then Make a financial donation which you can do online loavesfishespantry.org/donate-now or by mail at : Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, P.O. Box 1, Ayer, MA 01432

Also you can volunteer if you are 18 or older as a shelf stocker or drive by food distributor. More information at: Volunteering during the covid 10 crisis

Thanks!

- Hugh Silk hughsilk@yahoo.com.

hugh.silk@yahoo.com

Guest at Your Table

With our lives currently being held hostage by the corona virus, our GAYT effort will take a breather and start up again in the fall. In the meantime if you are able to send in a check to support the UUSC’s efforts around the globe it will be greatly appreciated. All donations will still be matched and donations of $125 or more will be quadrupled.

For more information please see our post "Guest At Your Table (GAYT) Takes a Breather"


Minister’s Minute

“The story of the Negro in America is the story of America. It is not a pretty story.” The quote stems from Raoul Peck’s 2016 film “I Am Not Your Negro” based on the words of James Baldwin. Disturbed by the fact that history books were omitting the contributions and experiences of Black Americans, the honorary month of Black History was first pitched by Carter G. Woodson who established Negro History Week in 1926. Negro History Week expanded to a month in 1976.

In truth, honoring black history is not something to be boxed in by any length of time, and I am making it a practice of mine to integrate black history and present day history in the making into every Sunday service, and everyday life. An anti-racist practice necessary if we are to achieve equity for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in this country.

I invite you into a practice of this quality of engagement with an anti-racism buddy with whom you will explore prompts and resources over 8 sessions. This is a curriculum I have honed as a facilitator of Show Up For Racial Justice Boston (SURJ) base groups with a focus on changing the narrative of white supremacy personally and culturally with the end goal of movement building. In place of SURJ as the organization with which to engage we will be connecting with UUMASS Action's MetroNorth cross congregational working group that is just forming. This initiative is to support our board's goal of interrupting practices of white supremacy through learning and engagement.

Here are more details on the curriculum

Interested? Email me at revjillcowie@gmail.com

Questions? Join me on zoom on Tuesday at 5:30 on January 26th

Topic: Q and A: Practicing Interrupting White Supremacy on Behalf of Beloved Community

Meeting ID: 796 712 3224

+1 346 248 7799

Yours in faith,

Rev. Jill

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!