October 23 and Beyond…



This Sunday and Beyond…Good morning,

This Sunday, The Haunted House. What are the everyday ways we are courageous? What are the mundane things that bring our courage? In this service, we’ll celebrate the courage we often don’t recognize and the courage that is unique to us, even when things feel simple for others. Our service begins at 10:30 AM. If you plan to join us online, click Launch Service.

Here is the October My Brother’s Table story.
Several of our UUCW MBT crew were sick, injured, or unavailable. Nancy Trimper, Eric Reid, and I worked our regular shifts. The second shift volunteers were light, so we stayed to help and work the entire serving time. We prepped multiple bins of takeaway meals. We distributed one hundred fifty chicken meals with collard greens and rice or potatoes.We worked alongside two wonderful young individuals. One, a sixteen-year-old young man remembers coming to My Brother’s Table with his brother and is grateful for the service and has decided to give back. He volunteers most Saturdays.The second young man is a student at Salem State College majoring in Social Work. One of his courses requires community volunteer service. This was his first time, and he will have many more hours to give going forward. He was very impressed with MBT’s operation. He had a great experience.Along with the takeaway meals, three women handed out bags of personal care items they had prepared. Along with our fun crew, there are always interesting people to meet and chat with while working at My Brother’s Table. I hope you can join us sometime! The next MBT volunteer service date is Saturday, November 19. Contact Kristen Henshaw motherkrez@hotmail.com.


Dennis Fardy has been moved to a rehab center. If you would like to send him a Get Well card, please email admin@wakefield-uu.org for the address.


Sunday, October 23, 2022, 3:00 PM – First Parish of Bedford presents Dan Kennedy Comes Home!! Solo Piano artist Dan Kennedy, who grew up in Bedford, will perform his works. He has been in twenty-one states and Canada. Check out the flyer attached.Thanks to everyone who attended the Fall Meeting last Sunday.
See you Sunday!

Our Soul Matters theme for October is Courage, and when I first began thinking about this theme, I felt a little lost. This came, I think, because I’ve been told I’m “courageous” for things that I simply think of as part of my everyday life. Courageous to take on the difficult job of hospice chaplaincy (no, I think, it felt like an honor to be welcomed into a family’s most vulnerable time). Courageous to move to a new place (no, that was me following the opportunity available). Courageous to speak honestly about hard experiences (how else do we make sense of them?)I’ve noticed that when I see courage in others, they have similar “this was just what I needed to do” responses. Like so many other things in life, courage is subjective. This month, as we explore courage in our community, may we receive the naming of courage from others, remembering that courage is particular to our experiences.Email Rev. Elizabeth

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