First Unitarian Universalist Society of Middleboro
We Put Love at the Very Center of Our Life Together
Rev. Peter Connolly preaching
The second Sunday of Advent commemorates the gift of love. Love has so many meanings, though. What does love mean for UUs in the season of Advent?
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Plymouth County is currently in the LOW (green) risk level for Covid. This means that masks are optional for most people, but always acceptable and welcome at our church.
If you are looking for a spiritual home, come in and experience our open minds, open hearts and open doors. Our liberal religious congregation has been serving individuals and families in Middleborough and surrounding towns with great music, meaningful and thought-provoking sermons and opportunities to give back. We are committed to spiritual growth and lifelong learning with religious exploration that promotes creativity, integrity and compassion. We work together to build a world that is more loving and more just for all people.
Back by popular demand, we’re once again planning a holiday fundraiser centered on crafts and services. It’s a chance to pick up some great items, be creative, connect with others, and have some fun!
Solstice Singers will present The Holly and the Ivy at UU Middleboro on Saturday, January 7, at 4:00. The show, directed by Lore Loftfield De Bower, features music, drama, and dance in the spirit of the Renaissance, with colorful costumes and early music sounds from Ensemble Passacaglia. Tickets for the show are $20 per person, with children under 10 free.
Join us for Coffee and Conversation in the Parish Hall following the Sunday Service. It’s the perfect time to catch up with friends and make new friends. Coffee Hour hosts are always welcome, and there is a labeled bin in the kitchen to receive donations of packaged goodies of cookies, etc.
Our craft fair held on Saturday, November 12, was very successful! We were open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and despite the rain and wind in the morning, we had early birds ready to buy at 9:15 AM! We had a steady amount of people during the entire fair and a LOT of people from outside the church! Barry & Patty Simon rented a table for their CDs and played music throughout the fair, which really made for a festive atmosphere – everyone seemed to really love the live music!
Halloween and Samhain have passed. That “thin veil” between the living and the dead that some experience this time of the year foreshadows the thin line between late autumn and early winter. The air temperature is still warm on many days, but come November 6, when daylight savings time ends, we’ll be well aware of the time of the year that holds the most darkness as the sun sets an hour earlier. A time that some will dread– for others, it’s the time for hygge, warming the winter with coziness and comfortable conviviality. Perhaps we’ll all experience a little of …
Here we go again, walking into darkness starting with the end of Daylight Saving Time on the first Sunday of November and marching on through to the Winter Solstice on December 21 when at last the days begin to grow longer. There are different ways to handle darkness, and one is by looking directly into it. This year the Chalice Choir is working on John Rutter’s Requiem, starting with the second movement called “Out of the Deep.” The lyrics are from Psalm 130, a plea to find solace by holding fast to the divine. The full Requiem masterwork consists of seven choral anthems, each based on …
RE CommitteeWe will meet Tuesday evening, November 1, at 7:00 p.m. in the Parlor. Our meeting will be in person, and there will be a link for those that need to join virtually. We are discussing bringing back the sale of Equal Exchange, as the children used to sell it during Coffee Hour once a month. RE Children’s ClassesOur theme this year is “Exploring Beyond Our Walls,” and we are using the moral tales curriculum to support our exploration. We have done a nature walk (we found the cutest pumpkin in the compost out back) and looked for bugs. We are …