A Note from the Minister

Hope, love, joy, and peace. The qualities celebrated during the Advent season are not always easy to embody.  In the Christian story the figure of Jesus of Nazareth brings them to fulfillment.  No wonder his birth is celebrated with such exuberance! The Advent season does not hold nearly as much meaning for non-Christians– and most Unitarian Universalists find themselves in that camp these days.  After all, if you honor the historical figure of Jesus as a great teacher (“rabbi” in the Jewish tradition), prophet and healer, but not the Son of God on earth, why should his birth be a cause for celebration? ... Read more

December Music Musings

December is the month of anticipation and great collaborative music-making!  Singing songs, caroling in groups, listening to others, and enjoying good cheer – our lives are marked with an abundance of hope and joy. It has been three years since we’ve been able to gather comfortably and relatively safely during the holiday season. Early in the month, a caroling choir will visit the Adult Supportive Day Program at the Middleboro COA and sing while folks decorate the huge tree in the function room. Another caroling choir will lead a singing program at Heritage at Falmouth where our minister emerita Tricia ... Read more

Religious Exploration in December

RE Committee We will meet virtually the first Wednesday of the month, December 7, at 7pm.  No children or child experience required.  We are open to anyone who would like to join our group and help us grow the RE program and enhance the work we are doing with our children.   RE Children’s Classes This year RE is Exploring Beyond Our Walls using the moral tales curriculum.  We are on the 3rd lesson and will be moving on to lessons 4 and 5.  The children adorned jars with stickers, glitter and glue for their gemstones of goodness and decorated their ... Read more

Coffee Hour

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.

Successful Craft Fair!

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!

Virtual Holiday Auction Fundraiser

It’s almost time to kick off our Virtual Holiday Auction. Bidding will open at noon on Sunday, December 4. We have some great items up for grabs! Want to get a sneak peek? Check out the catalog with the link below: onlinefundraiser.events/FUUSM

A Note from the Minister

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 ... Read more

November Music Musings

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 ... Read more

Religious Exploration

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 ... Read more

Holiday Craft Fair

Join us for a holiday craft fair! There will be a selection of home baked goods, soups & sauces as well as a variety of crafts from church members and several local vendors. A king-size (100”x100”) quilt has been donated for a drawing.