November 20 and Beyond…



This Sunday and Beyond…Good morning,This Sunday, Story Worship led by Susan Kilkelly. This service will be held in the Social Hall. We will engage in ritual, sing together, and have time for quiet reflection and sharing as we reflect on the text specified by Rev. Elizabeth. Come early grab a cup of coffee and a breakfast treat. Our service begins at 10:30 AM. If you plan to join us online, click Launch Service. MUSICRise Up Singing – this Friday at 7:30 PM. Rise Up Singing is an informal and spirited evening of shared music-making inspired by, but not limited to, the Rise Up Singing and Rise Again songbooks. Singers and instrumentalists of all ages are welcome. No auditions and no rehearsals – just come and join in! RUS is still using a virtual space to connect. The Zoom invitation will be mailed to everyone on the RUS email list. You can get on the email list by sending your name to COMMUNITY NEWS:First Parish UU Church of Chelmsford will hold Transgender Day of Remembrance on Saturday, November 19 beginning at 6:30 PM. There will be a procession beginning at 6:00 PM around the Chelmsford Common. The in-person and virtual vigil begins at 6:30 PM. Click here for the details.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, 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.Salvation Army Holiday Gift Giving Drive – Beginning on Sunday, November 27, 2022. Each holiday season, we collect gifts for Wakefield families who are financially struggling. We partner with the Wakefield Unit Salvation Army. Wakefield families who don’t have the resources to give gifts to their children are very grateful. It brings joy into the lives of their children. The Wakefield unit is independent and serves Wakefield families in need. They provide different types of assistance and support throughout the year. UUCW has been generous each year, and we will do it again this year. In December, we will have the opportunity to help some Wakefield children have a wonderful holiday. The gift list will be emailed and posted in the sanctuary by Sunday, November 27. We ask that your unwrapped gifts be delivered to the church by December 11. Mark your calendars. Thank you!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 NEWSHere is message from Eleanor Ixchel, a friend of UUCW.“Dear members and friends of UUCW,I want to share my concerns and encourage others to learn more about the proposed new building for the Northeast Vocational Metropolitan Technical School, commonly referred to as the Voke.Many people believe they will build the new school on the playing fields. The new building site also includes a large wooded area containing over two thousand trees and a volcanic rock outcrop Linda Ireland, who heads the Friends of the NEMT Forest, gives a tour every Sunday at 2:00 PM. She explains the surveyor’s markings, where the blasting will be to remove much of the volcanic rock outcrop, where the parking lots are, the stairs from the building to student parking, and lots about the trees and other flora and fauna which will be destroyed. I know a group of UUCW members/friends walk Breakhart on Sunday summer mornings. Many of you care about our local environment and would be interested in this issue. The devastation of that property is truly horrifying to me. I want to let people know what’s happening and to save the trees and volcanic rock from destruction.”You can learn more about the impact of this project on the wooded area. Please attend one of Linda Ireland’s tours and review the information provided by clicking this link. Sincerely, EleanorUUCW 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!
Rev. Elizabeth is on furlough this week. She looks forward to reconnecting when she returns.Email Rev. ElizabethLogo

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