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What Are You Afraid Of?

February 5 @ 10:30 am-11:30 am

Rev. Peter Connolly preaching

All of us find ourselves confronting things that cause us fear and anxiety, enough so that sometimes we find ourselves overwhelmed.  Today, we'll talk about some of the conditions that cause this great discomfort and sort out the responses that might be most helpful.  Special music will be provided by Bet Giddings.

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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.

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Fun Friday

February 3 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.RE families (and any interested parties, friends) are invited to join us on Friday, February 3, for a fun night of crafting and cooking and visiting.  From 5:30 to 6:30 we will have a potluck dinner.  This is optional, but I’m bringing my famous chicken chili so……. Then from 6:30 to 8:30 we … Read more

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International Rescue Committee

The Cash in the Plate for the month of February is going to the International Rescue Committee (IRC). The IRC helps people affected by humanitarian crises—including the climate crisis—to survive, recover and rebuild their lives.  The IRC is presently dedicating many resources to help families in Ukraine.  

A Note from the Minister

Have you ever felt yourself in a kind of vortex where one piece of bad news — or one unsavory development– seems inexorably to another and another until you don’t know where the madness will end?  As the comic says, “Well, I have.”  In fact, I’ve felt caught up in such a vortex all month. We’ll skip the whole COVID episode (though even post-COVID has its challenges).  And we’ll leave the car crash for another time.  (Painful.)  The vortex I’m thinking about is a financial one.  A financial drain, so to speak.  It all started when I couldn’t find the … Read more

February Music Musings

In January, the church “music department” was all excited about news of the Clay Family Gift and what it might mean for music at UU Middleboro. The gift is $100,000 in memory of Avis Clay, beloved member and longtime supporter of music and the arts. Up to $20,000 will be used to renovate and rename the Parlor, with the remainder to go into an endowment fund. The interest income from this fund will be used for music at UU Middleboro.  Members of the choir, alumni choir, music committee, and other active musicians were invited to brainstorm and collect ideas for … Read more

Religious Exploration in February

RE CommitteeChristine Hoyle and I met on 1/18/2023 to discuss budget, goals for the upcoming year and how to grow the RE Committee and the RE program. We concentrated on the LGBTQIA group for youth and adults we would like to host at church on one Friday evening per month. We are also considering bringing in speakers for youth issues like vaping, substance abuse, interpersonal relationship violence, neurodiversity, special education, and additional topics.   If you are interested in joining the RE Committee, we are looking for volunteers.  Please reach out to me or Christine Hoyle at dre@uumiddleboro.org or c.hoyle830@gmail.com. RE Children’s ClassesWe … Read more

Avis Clay Parlor Task Group

Up to $20,000 of the Clay Family Gift will be used to refurbish the Parlor. The PC has created a charge to a task group to address how this will happen. I have agreed to lead the task group.  The group has three tasks:1) Determine how the Parlor will be used.2) Assess any structural issues that need to be addressed.3) Recommend how the Parlor will be decorated and furnished. I envision a core group to follow the entire project and additional participants  to address the structural and decorative issues. Many of our meetings can be on Zoom. Please contact me at jbonnar98@gmail.com if you … Read more