News and Announcements
- Being in Solidarity – Workshop
A workshop facilitated by Karlene Griffits Sekou, Speaker and BLM Boston Core Organizer.
In this workshop, Karlene will work with our congregation to:
- Challenge harmful dominant narratives through use of storytelling, film, and case study
- Build capacity for generative conversations about race, healing justice, active resistance, and justice
- Discuss the Radical BLM Freedom struggle and BLM’s role in it today
- Offer a framework for collective work across boundaries and differences
- Discuss emergent implications of privilege, appropriation, White supremacy, White backlash, racism, discrimination, cultural bias, and other confusing jargon terms
When: Sunday, March 24th, 11:45 – 1:30pm. A light lunch will be served from 11:15 – 11:45am. Childcare provided.
Where: The Fellowship Building
Sign up appreciated but not necessary. Contact Ginger Kendall after church or at email@example.com
Sponsored by the Social Justice Ministries Council
- Loaves & Fishes – March
This month we encourage you to drop off unique items that are most needed at Loaves and Fishes:
- Carnation Instant Breakfast
- feminine care products
- body wash
- shampoo & conditioner
- liquid dish soap;
- adult and kid pull up diapers
- poise pads.
Drop off in front foyer of sanctuary last day is March 31.
- Welcome to our new DRE!
Many churches develop people’s spiritual gifts as part of their ministry. The board is pleased to announce that we’ve hired our own Laura Vilain to be our DRE Intern and commit as a church to support the development of her leadership skills in religious education. We’ve also hired our own Deb Levering to coach Laura this year. Laura will be attending courses from the UUA, as well as a religious education conference. Laura will be learning how to direct our RE program and our congregation will also be learning how to support her development. We fully expect and welcome mistakes, as this will indicate that we are all learning.
- New Program Coming: Starting Points
As we begin the New Year, HUUC is pleased to be offering Starting Points, a UU program that gives both new and longer- term members an opportunity to learn more about Unitarian Universalism. Rev. Jill and member facilitators will lead the program, which focuses on our history and our theology through conversation, on-line blogs, TED talks, and readings over the course of several sessions. The program emphasizes UU as a faith tradition that is a journey of self-awareness.
Through this journey, we can gain ongoing insight and maybe even a revelation every now and then about ourselves, about the world, and how we choose to show up.
The program will be offered on Sundays, February 24, March 3, March 10, and March 24 after service, from 11:30-1:00, in the Fellowship Building Community Room. Light snacks will be provided as well as child care.
- SAVE THE DATE: UU Auction 2019, April 6th
Mark this date on your calendar! The 2019 UU Auction is on April 6th. The Auction Team is planning an evening of fun, food, and fellowship. There will be a dinner, silent auction, and live auction, both featuring an exciting array of items. Proceeds benefit the church. If you’re interested in working with the Team, contact Carol Macfarlane.
- Online Donation Form
- Download Donation Form
- Online Reservation Form
- Download Reservation Form
- Volunteer & Food Signup
For more information, please contact Carol MacFarlane
Need a Donation Idea for the Auction?
- Online Donation Form
- Partner Church Brunch is Almost Here
It’s time for our annual gathering to support and celebrate our sister church in Andreeni, Romania!
We can’t wait. February 3rd is the date.
A-F bread or befores to eat,
G-L pasta, chicken or meat,
M-R salad or veggie treat,
S-Z cheese or dessert so sweet.
If you don’t like any of these,
just bring yourself and whatever you please.
Suggested recipes are back of the church,
if you want to do a little research.
Or the internet is just fine,
click “Hungarian food” if you want to dine.
- Mary Donald
We will need assistance with: setting up, receiving and setting out food, and clean up.
Please sign up to lend a hand. Thank you!
- January Loaves & Fishes
Help Warm Up the Less Fortunate with Hearty Food
This month for the Loaves and Fishes food drive, we are suggesting donating all things warm and hearty for the winter season: Ramen, Hearty Beef Soup, Coffee, Baked Beans, Canned Chili, Cake Mixes, Pasta Sauce, Pancake Mix and Syrup. Of course you can donate other things too. Deadline is Sunday Jan 27.
Hugh and Maddy Silk
- Newcomers Lunch
The Connections Team is organizing a Newcomers Lunch to be held on Sunday, December 2, from 11:15 to 1 in the the Fellowship Building’s Community Room. Come for a light lunch followed by conversation with members of the Connections Team and Rev. Jill. Save the date invitations were sent to Newcomers and recent visitors earlier this week. If we missed anyone or if you have questions about the event, please email Carol MacFarlane.
We look forward to welcoming our Newcomers!
The Connections Team: Carol MacFarlane, Sarah Graffam, Kate Jones, Carol Panek-Clark, Imre Toth, and Lynne Wood
- Soul Matters Sharing Circle
Unitarian Universalism is about connection. We are a religion that seeks to help people navigate through an increasingly shallow, frantic and materialistic world that often leaves us feeling disconnected from our deeper selves. In September, using the curriculum of Soul Matters,we began monthly gatherings to learn, support, and explore spiritual practices while deepening our personal connections. We still have openings available in both our 3rd Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. and 3rd Thursday, 9-11 a.m. groups. Discussions are facilitated by Tom Aciukewicz and Paige O’Brien, with support from Rev. Jill.
If you are interested in participating or learning more, please contact Tom at, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Help Us to Make Life More Flavorful
For Loaves and Fishes donations this month, our theme is “all things flavorful”. Here are high need items: salad dressings, ketchup, mayonnaise, hamburger or tuna helper, grape or strawberry jam, boxed flavored rice, brownie mix, coffee and syrup. Of course, all donations are welcome. We will pick up all donations October 28th. Thanks so much!
-Hugh and Maddy Silk