|This Sunday and Beyond…Good morning,This Sunday, The Enduring Force: Love At The Center. What might Unitarian Universalism look like without the Seven Principles we are so familiar with? We just might find out soon! In this service, Rev. Elizabeth introduces the draft that may change our Principles and Sources. In community, we’ll explore our Principles’ history, thoughts, and feelings about the proposed changes and ask how this new language might change us. Our service begins at 10:30 AM. If you plan to join us online, click Launch Service. UU COMMUNITY NEWS:Article II Study Commission Update. Our UUA’s Article II Study Commission has published its proposed draft of a new Article II of the UUA Bylaws, and they want you to read it and provide feedback! As a reminder, Article II is where we find our current Principles and Sources. The Study Commission is charged with reviewing the current Article II and proposing changes to be voted on by the General Assembly. Read the proposed draft here. Then you can attend one of the Zoom feedback sessions found here.COMMUNITY OUTREACH Saturday, November 19 – My Brother’s Table. If you would like to volunteer for this month’s UUCW MBT service date, please get in touch with Kristen Henshaw, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 781-246-2387. The crew meets in front of the church at 11:00 AM.Sunday, November 20, 2022 – First Parish Congregational Church will host Thanksgiving Community Dinner and Clothing Closet. Click here for more details.Sunday, November 20, 2022 – Wakefield/Lynnfield Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, 7pm, at the Wakefield/Lynnfield United Methodist Church. This is during Rev. E’s furlough. If you would like to participate and represent UUCW with a reading, please email Rev. Elizabeth.NOVEMBER 2022 WAKEFIELD COMMUNITY MEALS – November 9, 15, 17. 20, 28. Please open the flyer to see what churches are organizing Grab-n-Go and sit-down meals for anyone who needs one.The Wakefield Food Pantry and the Wakefield Health & Human Services have a Winter Coat, Boot, & Clothing Drive. There are six drop-off locations. All items collected help local children and adults during the upcoming winter season. Donate new or gently used coats, boots, hats, gloves, umbrellas, and backpacks. Open the flyer to get all the details.SPECIAL EVENTCharles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Staged Reading. We are planning a holiday event at UUCW! On December 9, 7 PM, we will gather for an evening of storytelling, cocoa, and community. Rev. Elizabeth is currently looking for members of our community who are interested in participating as readers or characters. There will be minimal preparation required. Ready to join us? Email Rev. E at email@example.com.UUCW Calendar:This is a new feature where you can see when the church is busy with shared space activities and church events. Click here for November. See you Sunday!
FROM REV. ELIZABETH:I had the opportunity this week to attend one of the Article II Draft feedback sessions. It was a thoughtful and challenging discussion that gave me an opportunity to reflect on some of the assumptions we put on the familiar.I have been doing some personal reflection about my own relationship to our Principles and Sources, my own assumptions about our Principles and Sources, and our communal relationship to our Principles and Sources. As we prepare to come together on Sunday, I hope you, too, will spend some time reflecting on our current Principles and Sources, and share your experiences with me.Email Rev. Elizabeth