News and Announcements
- Anti-Racism Workshop Series
What: Anti-racism Workshop Series
Who: Facilitated by The Antiracism Collaborative
When: September 24th , October 1st , October 15th and October 22nd from 12:00pm – 2:30pm (with a light lunch offered at 11:30am)
Where: The Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church’s Fellowship Building, 7 Elm Street, Harvard, MA
Why: In this workshop series, we will move beyond talking about racism and social oppression to find ways of taking action in our community
For More details and to sign up, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/confronting-systemic- racism-tickets- 36089097462
DESCRIPTIONThis course will focus on bridging a deep understanding of personal and structural racism into commitments and a solid plan to move forward! If you’re looking to understand your experiential role in the dynamics of systemic racism or if you are interested in finding the next step in framing your role in social justice movements. This course is geared to move beyond talking about racism and social oppression and set on finding ways to take action, whether in your own personal sphere and in your community.Please join us for a powerful 4-week course facilitated by local multi-racial faciliatators. All are welcome but please note the course takes an explicit view that transforming both ourselves and our society into a racially just place implicates a responsibility in white and privileged folks to engage in this work more robustly.
The course sessions take place at Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church from 12 – 2:30 pm starting on September 24th, for 4 Sundays (9/24. 10/1, 10/8, 10/15).Tickets is $10 per person.To register please complete the following 2-steps:1) Recieve your ticket from eventbrite2) Complete your registration form – https://goo.gl/forms/VxQ3YKnhaAa27xpm1
- First Annual Harvard, MA Chili Cook-Off
The Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church is hosting its first Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, September 16, from 5-7 pm at the Fellowship Building, 7 Elm Street, Harvard. This is an event for the whole community, and anyone can sign up to enter the competition. The night will be full of chili tasting (with breads and salads on the side), great music, and prizes for the top three cook-off winners!
To enter as a cook, simply register through Eventbrite by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harvard-chili-cook-off-tickets-36318416361
Chili Preparation Guidelines:
1. Make your chili in a crock pot that can be plugged in.
2. List all ingredients on a 3×5 card (for allergy purposes).
3. Write “mild,” “medium,” or “hot” and your full name on another 3×5 card.
4. Bring the cards and your chili on September 16!
- Rev. Jill Cowie is our next settled minister!
We joyfully announce Reverend Jill Cowie as our next settled minister! It was a special day with a moving sermon by Jill, an original jazz composition and performance called “MSC” from John Chapman, cake, gifts, and lots of lots of smiles and fellowship.
Learn more about Jill here.
- Loaves & Fishes Collection is June 4
Next Collection: BEANS
Loaves & Fishes is currently very low on canned beans, especially chickpeas, refried beans, baked beans, and lentils. Contributions of any other non-perishable food items are also gratefully accepted. Please leave donations in the designated basket in the Sanctuary foyer on or before June 4.
Questions? Contact Risa Goldman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your generosity and support!
- MSC Recommends the Rev. Jill Cowie; Board Votes to Approve!
The Ministerial Search Committee announced today that they are recommending the Rev. Jill Cowie as the candidate for settled minister (their letter). The Board met her last week at their meeting and after voted unanimously to approve this recommendation.
Rev. Cowie will give the sermon on May 28 and June 4. We hope you will join in on the many activities during Candidating Week for an opportunity to meet and welcome her.(Click here to view the schedule.)
THE CONGREGATIONAL VOTE TO CALL REV. COWIE TO BE OUR NEW SETTLED MINISTER WILL TAKE PLACE AFTER SUNDAY SERVICE ON JUNE 4. If you would like to participate in this vote and are not yet a member of HUUC, please contact Rev. Mark Worth or Carol MacFarlane.
- Support the Harvard Hunger Resistance Movement
Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger is this Sunday, May 7. Click here to support our community’s Team.
- Loaves & Fishes Sunday: CEREAL
Please drop off cereal donations in the Sanctuary foyer this Sunday, May 7. L & F kindly requests NO Cheerios or oatmeal, please. Contributions of any other non-perishable food items are also gratefully accepted. Click here for more information.
- Sen. Jamie Eldridge & Rep. Jen Benson Talk Health Insurance
Thursday, May 4, 7:00 p.m., Fellowship Building. Senator Eldridge and Representative Benson will speak about the health insurance bills that they have introduced to bring high quality, affordable health care to every person in Massachusetts.
- UU Family Seder This Sunday
Join us for this annual HUUC tradition honoring the Jewish ritual service and ceremonial dinner for the first nights of Passover. Click here for more information and to reserve your spot.
- Candidating Week will be in June
Although we don’t yet know who they will be, plans are already being made for the Candidate Minister’s upcoming visit. The candidate will preach two consecutive Sunday services, most likely in the first week of June, and will meet the members of our congregation in a series of events during the intervening week. Kirsti Gamage is taking the lead in coordinating the schedule, so stay tuned for your opportunity to talk with the person whom we hope will be our new minister!