February 7th , 10:30 am
Building the World We Dream About 

Visioning Team Update & 
Building Improvement Meeting
in the Sanctuary directly after service

The Visioning Team will be providing a brief update on our collective progress toward the Vision we adopted last June and encourage everyone to come help prioritize building improvements. Let your voice be heard!

Sunday Seminar

This Sunday, February 7th and Sunday February 14th, This Sunday and next, Mike Gery, who is writing a history of our church, will share some of the highlights of this history with us.

Sunday Seminar meets in the Nichols Library (rear of the building), is open to all and nursery care is available. We gather at 8:45 am, begin at 9 am and are done in time to attend Sunday Service at 10:30 am.  

Colonial Luncheon - This Sunday - Shortly After Service and Visioning & Building Improvements Meeting

Come one and all!

Your Board and Tri-centennial Committee invite you to join them in a colonial meal! Come roll back into time with a menu that includes clam & fish chowder, Boston Baked Beans & Bread and other tasty treats on Sunday, Feb 7th. The service will engage us in a look at who we have been as a religious people and how that relates to our future. Immediately following you will have a chance to participate by helping prioritize building improvements with your votes. Please make special effort to attend so that your voice is heard. Right after that we'll adjourn to Holyoke and partake in the colonial meal.
SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 3rd at 3 pm
        A Birthday Party for UUCM!
More info will follow about this Gala Celebration but please save the date.
Newcomers (and recent-comers!) Gatherings
Do you have questions about Unitarian Universalism? Are you curious about our community? Would you like to meet our minister and others who are new today or in recent months? Join Rev. Wendy and other new and recent-comers at one or more of our monthly Newcomers Gatherings. Grab coffee and refreshments first and then head into the Minister's Study by the porch door. The gatherings are informal and you are welcome to attend for a few minutes or stay as long as the conversation continues.

Next Newcomer gathering is THIS Sunday February 7th at the  Colonial Luncheon this Sunday, the minister invites you to join her at 'Newcomers Table' at the Luncheon. Enjoy the meal, the history and get started on a few of any questions you might have!

Gatherings are most 'first Sundays' ~  Mar 6, then Apr 3, May 1 & Jun 5th.
Wheel of Life

Gary Griffiths has been moved to The Brentwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center and is receiving visitors, cards and well-wishes. The Brentwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 56 Liberty St, Danvers, MA 01923 (978) 777-2700

Gratitude  ~

Where to begin? We would like to express our gratitude to you all! Without the efforts of the Family Promise Committee bolstered by this amazing community we would not be hosting our first families this week! It takes many hands, over a long period of time to make this manifest. 

We wish to thank each and every one of you, from the moment of that first vote, the yes that opened the doors that began this journey, to those who donated, hauled, set up, broke down, cooked, cleaned, orchestrated, woke up early, went to bed late, wired internet, coordinated inspections, hung banners, made signs, who smiled and make families feel welcome. For everyone one who did anything, for each action build upon the one before it. To you, by whom we constantly amazed by and eternally thankful for, we offer our gratitude.

Bell Ringing
Monday, February 22, 2016 

Join us Monday February 22nd to ring the church's bell on Washington's Birthday! The schedule is as follows: 

7:30 am - 8:00 am
12:00 noon - 12:30 pm
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Ashe Namaste Yoga - Yoga will be on the fourth Sunday every month. Next class Feb 28th.
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 registration process is in place to accommodate financial restraints.

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.

~Wild Things Youth Group Schedule ~
Fun: Plans are in the works for indoor skydiving, laser quest and white water rafting. On the books right now, however, is a trip in to see Blue Man Group on Sunday, March 20th at 2 pm. RSVPs are ESSENTIAL so please let Rev. Wendy know right away if you are going! We're planning on the 'poncho' seats so we need to do a Valentine's Day fundraiser to help defray costs! This is a chance to go and have some fun together and also be part of the conversation of 'what's next!'
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 = Feb 12, Mar 11, Apr 8, 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 = Feb 27, Mar 19, Apr 9, May 14 and June 18. 
Lunch Bunch February 23rd
Be sure to join us for Lunch Bunch On February 23rd at Noon!

Lunch bunch Thursday January 21st was a hit! We had great fun with everyone who joined us! Shubie's supplied us with a delightful lunch and Starbucks gifted us with wonderful coffee! 

Consider joining us in February on the  23rd!
Dates for the upcoming Lunch Bunch gatherings: 
February 23rd; March 18th; April 21st; May 3rd; June 10th

TriCentennial Cookbooks

We still have our TriCentennial Cookbooks! 

Help support the efforts of the TriCentennial Committee!

They are available for immediate pickup!

North Shore Pride invites you to a professional networking event for the LGBT and allied community from across the North Shore, featuring special guest Attorney General Maura Healy.

North Shore Pride LGBT Professional Networking Event
Thursday, February 18, 2016 | 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Danversport Yacht Club
161 Elliott St, Danvers, Massachusetts 01923

The event will feature remarks from Attorney General Maura Healey, who will speak about the state of business in Massachusetts with a focus on LGBT owned businesses.

The evening will include complimentary hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, entertainment and opportunities to network with business owners and community members as well as to learn more about North Shore Pride.

Danversport Yacht Club ballroom is wheelchair accessible and has ample parking

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!

Coming Soon ~

February 7, 10:30 am: Building the World We Dream About
After the service your Board and Tri-Centennial Committee invite you to a Colonial Luncheon! Everyone is welcome to attend!
February 14, 10:30 am: All About Love


In Case You Missed It!
Here's last week's  'Morning Message.'

January 24th: Inoculations for the Soul Click here for the printed sermon

Winter Weather
Winter is coming!

With impending winter weather on the return, we waned to urge everyone to log into the ICON account and update their cell phone information so we can text you of closings as they occur. 

We will also be emailing and posting on Facebook and our webpage www.uumarblehead.org of any cancellations or delays. 

Stay Warm!

Camp Quinebarge
A UUA -related traditional, boys and girls, overnight summer camp in Moultonborough, NH

Last summer Camp Quinebarge provided scholarships to more than 50 UU children from 26 UU churches across New England and the east coast. This summer they are expanding the program to 100 UU campers on a first come, first served basis.

Camp Quinebarge runs for seven weeks from June 26-August 13, with two 2-week sessions and one 3-week session. Campers may also come for four and seven weeks. Quinebarge's regular rate is $1,200 per week with a two week minimum.
UU Camper Rate
  • 1 Camper per Church   -   $600 per week (50% savings)
  • 2 Campers per Church -   $550 per week (54%)
  • 4+ Campers per Church - $500 per week (58%)
Please share this special UU opportunity with your church families today. Scholarships are limited, awarded on a first come-first served basis and will fill up fast. Scholarships are not income-based. Please contact us at fun@campquinebarge.com or by phone at 603-253-6029 with any questions.

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