April 17 , 10:30 am

Our Song to Sing  ~
with Matt Meyer 

We can imagine a world with more equity and compassion, but the journey to get there is long. How do celebrate ups and downs on the road while we travel? How do we find joy in the community that assembles along the way?
Join us for a service of rhythm and song as we celebrate this beautiful and complicated faith journey together. 

Sunday Seminar

On Sunday April 24thJack Weltner will present some thoughts on the effect advertising is having on our youth- (and us adults).  It helps us to all be more dissatisfied and miserable.
What UUCM Means to Me... Paul Travis

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead is my community, a place to meet with my friends and renew my spirit. I look forward to the Sunday seminar and the Sunday service each week; I seldom miss either one. However, there are other gatherings and services of the church that I am thankful for, those that go beyond the Sunday service. Some of these include:

The Me and Thee Coffee House has been providing the North Shore with quality folk music for 46 years

Family Promise, providing overnight accommodations for homeless families

Support of the Lifebridge shelter, preparing meals for people in need

Space for four different Alcoholics Anonymous groups to meet

Ashe Namaste Yoga classes

Music Together introduces young children to music

Meditation group

Caregivers support group

I am happy to support our church with my personal and financial contributions, and I look forward to the good that we will be doing in the community.

Paul Travis
Vice-President of the UUCM Board of Trustees

~ New Program for Parents ~


Raising Spiritual Children: A new group is forming that aims to develop the spirituality muscle in our lives and that of our children.  The group is for parents who want to explore different topics facing parents, children and youth. A major focus will be on how to best support parents and their own spiritual grounding. It is free and open to the public so feel free to bring friends. the next meeting of this group is on Saturday, May 21st at 5 pm .  Each month there will be a brief presentation on a topic and then time for conversation among participants. Child care is available upon request by contacting Christina Aubin at office@uumarblehead.org. Questions may be directed to Rev. Wendy at  revwendyvon@gmail.com.

FLOW: Watercolors by Mary Remillong,
on exhibit in Stetson Gallery throughout May

"FLOW," an exhibit featuring scenes from the sea, lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water by award-winningTewksbury watercolorist Mary Gilbert Remillong, will be on exhibit in Stetson Gallery in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead throughout the month of May. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Sunday, May 1, from 12-2 p.m.

"I have always loved water in all its forms, even rain, snow, and ice," Mary Remillong explains. "The flow, movement and freedom that the fluidity of water embodies speak to both my body and soul. From the rivers and beaches of my childhood in New Jersey, and the banks of the Mississippi where we lived for many years, to the seaside villages of the North Shore, the Cape and Maine, I always feel most alive and happiest when I come home to the water. Invariably then, my fingers itch for the brush!"

Mary Gilbert Remillong has been painting since she was a child, but her artistry has evolved and matured over the decades that she has dedicated to art.

"As I grow older, the effort to "go with the flow" in watercolor and life is an ongoing lesson. I believe the fluidity of watercolor as a medium should direct its expression. It often takes a great deal of time and practice to make a work appear loose and free, even effortless, but that is my goal. If the work leaves some mystery for viewers to think about and interpret in their own way , it becomes a conversation that flows between my mind and the viewer's." 

Lunch Bunch 
Be sure to join us for Lunch Bunch, May 10th at Noon!

Dates for the upcoming Lunch Bunch gatherings: 

 May 10th; June 10th                                                
Auction News
Date: May 14th

Save the date for a "A Night on Broadway" on May 14 for UUCM's Annual Auction .  

Starting thinking about donations for both our Silent and Live Auctions! Your donations is what truly makes this event!

Remember the date: May 14th! We want to see you there! More details to follow. 

If you have any questions please contact Sheila Donovan!

Coffee Hosts
We need coffee hosts for May and June

Please consider signing your committee up to run Sunday Coffee Social Hour! Email the office at office@uumarblehead.org

Building Security

Please be sure lights are out and doors are pulled shut! Thank you for your assistance in keeping the building secure!

TriCentennial Thank You to YOU!

Thank you to each and everyone one of you who were able to join us for this grand celebration! 

P.S. Did you know we still have Tricentennial swag? There's still an opportunity to support the heroic efforts of this committee by buying tote bags ($25), caps ($20), bumper stickers ($5), note cards ($15), Hestia reproduction ($25),  and cookbooks ($25). Purchase at the grand event or better yet, make your purchase online!


Sandi's Celebration of Life will be Saturday, April 30 at 11 am. 

Any cards should be sent to her home address: 30 Gables Circle, Salem, MA 01970.
Massachusetts Bay District Annual Meeting

Massachusetts Bay District Annual Meeting will be held Sat, 04/23/2016 - 9:00am - 1:00pm at the  First Parish in Lexington This could be a historic gathering, and possibly the last annual meeting of the MBD, if the gathered delegates vote to dissolve the district. Let the BOT know if you wish to represent UUCM at this meeting.

Social Dances Workshop:

On the 1st Sunday of the month at 1 pm: Social Dance Lessons. Because Sunday May 1st is Greek Easter, the lesson will be rescheduled to Sunday May 15th 1 pm. We'll be doing Rumba, Mambo & Salsa.

The classes are free but you are welcome to make a donation to UUCM in support of this program and others (UUCM, 28 Mugford Street or slide an envelope under the office door!) Please do register so Stathi is able to contact you in the event of a change in schedule. To register, call him at 781-631-0232.

Come join in the fun

Greek Folk Dancing
2nd Sunday of the month at 1pm

On the 2nd Sunday of the month at 1pm: Greek Folk Dance Lessons. Classes are held at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St. Marblehead free of charge but donations are welcome.

Ashe Namaste Yoga - Yoga is on the fourth Sunday every month 
What are daily practices that sustain us? Ashe Namaste Yoga offers yoga and movement which honors the divine in each of us. Yoga cultivates awareness through flexibility, spirituality, breath and brain. This supports a healthy lifestyle, wellness and equanimity. The last half hour of class integrates Umoja, the Dance of Abundance circle dance, integrating strength, flexibility and rhythm that will heighten a sense of wellness, vibrancy and interconnectedness. Share with others who are exploring new levels of awareness of Mind-Body-Spirit and stress reduction. This class is for everyone! Classes are 2:00-3:30 pm and $25 but a sliding scale ($5-$25) registration process is in place to accommodate financial restraints. We encourage anyone who is able to pay $25 to do so as Wyoma travels in from Dorchester and travel costs increase appropriately increase our cost to bring this wonderful program to our community. But our goal is many people attending so please do not let finances stand in the way. Take advantage of the sliding scale!

WYOMA is a certified yoga instructor from the Sivananda Yoga Vendanta Centre in Montreal, Quebec. She has taught yoga for over 40 years and now blends a variety of classical yoga styles. She is also a holistic coach and creator of the African Healing Dance.

For more information contact Nikki Moore

~Wild Things Youth Group Schedule ~
Fun: Our next fun event is a beach day & sleepover in Annisquam! Details to follow soon to youth group families!
Service: Youth Group cooks at Lifebridge every '2nd Friday' of the month. At least one adult arrives by 4:30 to review the meal plan. Youth arrive by 5 pm and are done by 7:15 pm. This is a chance to provide support to those in need, work together and also meet people who are part of our world community but living in very different circumstances.
Lifebridge Schedule =  May 13 & June 10.
Community: We have a sleepover every month at UUCM. We make individual pizzas, play games, do tattoos and other fun things! This is a chance to make friends you might not otherwise make due to location, grade, etc.
Sleepover Schedule = 
 May 14 and June 18. 

North Shore Pride 2016
Join in and Support North Shore Pride 2016

 Save the date for North Shore Pride 2016! North Shore Pride will happen on June 18th. Join other UUCM members as they march to support North Shore Pride 2016! See Bill Smalley for more information!

Eleventh Annual  Beatles Benefit at the me&thee

Fans of British Invasion era pop music, young and old alike, will be thrilled that the me&thee coffeehouse is once again hosting a benefit concert that will include Beatles music galore.  "All You Need is Love" features a variety of different acts in various configurations all playing their own unique takes on Beatles songs. This year's show is on Saturday, May 21 at the me&thee on 28 Mugford Street, Marblehead, MA.  Part of the proceeds from this concert will go directly to a special fund to send musicians into local schools for workshops and concerts. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Patrick Coman merges bluesy shuffles with the red dirt of his native Oklahoma with an upbeat and contemporary take on traditional American music. In addition to performing, Coman hosts the popular "For the Sake of the Song" concert series which brings together top songwriters to collaborate in performing songs from their biggest influences alongside their original work. He is also the host of "Local Folk" on WUMB.
Raised in rural upstate New York, Eric Lee began studying classical violin and traditional Irish fiddle at the age of nine and was soon performing and recording with local artists. As a teenager, he attended the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and was asked to join The Strangelings after an informal campground performance. Since then he has gone on to become a member of the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival House Band and now performs solo as well as in two bands, The Gather Rounders and The Morning Bugle. This will be his second appearance at a Beatles Benefit.
T Max, is the publisher/ editor of New England's longest running music magazine-The Noise.  He's also a performer of the one-man folk-rock opera called Why Do We Go to War? His newest recording is The Portal's Rhyme: Undoing the Secret of Time.  He can often be seen in the audience at the me&thee in his capacity as music reviewer and he's looking forward to giving back to the community and singing some Beatles songs for us.
Sean McKenna began a musical collaboration called Lay Low Moon and it has since grown to become a full-fledged four piece unit that regularly plays in the greater Boston and Cambridge scene.  Sean's solo work is a creative blend of acoustic and folk instrumentation and thought-provoking lyrics. He's excited about reinterpreting some of his favorite Beatles songs for this benefit.
Jody Moore has been a regular contributor to the Boston and Cape Cod music scene for some time. She heads the Jody Moore Band and covers a wide variety of songs from all decades and has a special affinity for the Beatles.
Emily Mure is a native of New York City and attended the LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts where she became an accomplished oboe player and went on to major in Oboe Performance (and Psychology) in college. Eventually she turned to guitar and writing her own songs and has played in many key listening rooms and festivals. Her latest album, Odyssey, integrates her classical roots and composition techniques with her folk and Irish inspired singing and songwriting.
The duo of Tim Rowell and Erik Ringstad are both instructors at the Real School of Music in Burlington, MA.  Tim, from Marblehead, is an award winning clawhammer banjo player. He's been playing banjo for more than 30 years and was greatly influenced by Pete Seeger. Tim has played at the me&thee with his old-time string band Jubilee Mule and with a children's music trio called The Chicken Pluckers. Erik Ringstad is a Berklee School of Music grad where he excelled in jazz composition and guitar performance. He's been active with many bands throughout his career, most notably Acousticity. Both musicians are excited about adding their distinctive takes on some popular Beatles songs.
Scrambled Eggs (Mike Birch, Grady Moates, Lin Sprague, and Kevin Wall) have perfected their well-crafted harmonies and spot-on interpretations of Beatles songs. They have pretty much become the Beatles Benefit house band.  Their enthusiasm and spirit are infectious. This year they plan to play some of the songs that the Beatles performed in their last live performance.
Marblehead's own Jim Trick returns to the "All You Need is Love" benefit this year.  Trick is known for his warm and engaging performances and his interpretations of Beatles songs are unlike no others. Jim has become a regular headliner at the me&thee and has recently had a string of stellar shows at various venues in New England and beyond. He's also a frequent lecturer at Berklee College of Music where he advises students about the heart and soul that is needed to pursue a career in music.
Everyone is welcome to come out on Saturday, May 21 to support the me&thee and all of of these wonderful musicians who have donated their talent and their valuable time on a "gig night" to help with this benefit. Tickets are available at  www.meandthee.org, at Spirit of 76 Bookstore, Arnould's Gallery or at the door.  Adults: $20, Seniors $15, Children/Students $5 or Family package: $45.  The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served throughout the evening.

Coming UP:
April 22: Loudon Wainwright III (Kat Quinn opens)
April 29: The Suitcase Junket (Wishbone Zoe opens)
May 6:  Bill Staines and David Roth double bill
May 13: Matt Nakoa and Rachael Kilgour double bill
May 21: Eleventh Annual "All You Need is Love" benefit

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