Week of Events
Rev. Bruce Taylor preaching The Buddhist doctrine of Anatta or No-Self may seem obscure, even intimidating, to many people. But it's not so far from everyday experience for those who care to look within. Come explore this liberating teaching and its implications for daily life. Special music provided by an ensemble. Rev. Taylor was an intern here at FUUSM fifteen years ago. He currently serves the UU Church of Medford, MA, and lives in Nashua, NH, with his wife Loretta. He enjoys hiking, skiing and creative photography.
RE Children's Classes We will continue to explore being home in nature. We will review our story about Henry David Thoreau, who explored nature from his cottage. We will also complete a craft that considers our web of life. Nursery Care Niko Pucillo-Dunphy and Jesse Hoyle offer child care during the church service. Please feel free to bring your infants and toddlers to have fun with Niko and Jesse while you are in the sanctuary participating in the service. OWL Our OWL class is today at 1:00 p.m. The children will be in the Parlor and the doors will be locked so
Our OWL class is today at 1:00 p.m. The children will be in the Parlor and the doors will be locked so they may have privacy during their lesson. Kelly Lownds, DRE
with Natalie Johnson https://zoom.us/j/95343244448 November’s Full Moon falls in the sign of Gemini, the sign of communication and connection with others. Many of us probably recently celebrated Thanksgiving Day with a feast among family and friends. Others perhaps honored that day in a different way by attending the National Day of Mourning in Plimoth. Still others simply enjoyed an extra day off, celebrating with food, sports and shopping. The first two ways spotlight the importance of discernment and the power of words to heal or harm. The story of the First Thanksgiving that most of us were taught in school contained
Help is available to assist with meals and more during illnesses or other family emergencies. You are always invited to call or visit our minister to discuss any matter of concern to you.
The Chalice Choir is a volunteer group that meets in the Parish Hall on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30. This choir sings every other Sunday from a wide variety of choral anthems, most set in four parts: soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. Membership is open but limited. Please contact Susan Hotchkiss for more information.
Please submit your Order of Service information to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 noon.
A Meditation Group will be meeting every Wednesday in the Parlor from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. See Rev. Peter Connolly.
"Afford them no shelter"--Cotton Mather re enslaved Christians who had escaped. Historian Richard Boles offers a nuanced exploration of the role of Puritan theology in New England slavery, and the way that enslaved Black and indigenous people shaped the society around them. This is the fourth in Partnership of Historic Bostons' lecture series, Enslavement & Resistance: New England 1620-1760. sign up now! The next online session will be Wednesday, Dec. 6. More info to come. For more information go to https://historicbostons.org/
See Susan Hotchkiss.
The Team brings news and information to the congregation about social justice events and activities being held in our community, offers training and runs events that are of major interest to church members, and actively supports several local organizations including Bridgewater Committee for Civil Rights (BCCR). The Brockton Chapter of the NAACP, the Matthew Mission Food Pantry, and Sustainable Middleboro. The Social Justice Team meets every other Friday.
Working in the Sanctuary all day. See Dan Hotchkiss.
If you are interested in standing with us but would like the training first, please add your name, but put an X in the first column. All are invited to join in. Sign up for training and/or the vigil by visiting Vigil Sign-Ups.
Rehearsal for Finding Peace with the Holidays. See Bet Giddings.
Note: The church calendar contains some events that are not open to everyone, so that we can plan for building use. Open events are shown on the home page. Click on an event to show the full description.