February 14th , 10:30 am
All About Love 


Support the youth program this Sunday!
There are three ways to support our young people this Sunday.
1. Drop off donations of cookies suitable for sale. They do not have to be heart shaped as the children and youth will be adding a special Valentine's Day touch to all items. But, if you'd enjoy making anything heart shaped they are delighted to include those as well! Donations are welcome anytime up until the start of the service so if you're attending me&thee you could leave them in the kitchen marked "Wild Things Youth Group" on Friday night. RSVP: Parents in particular, but others are welcome to do so as well: please let Susie LaBrie know if you are bringing in cookies so she may plan accordingly (sehaws@comcast.net). Thank you.
2. Purchase Valentine's Day baked goods and candy the Wild Things Youth Group will be making on Sunday morning and selling during social hour.
3. Do both!
Oh wait, there is a fourth way to support them!
4. Engage them all in conversation! They are such an important part of our congregation and so are you! Let's all get to know one another better in the coming year.

Sunday Seminar

This Sunday, February 14th, This Sunday, Mike Gery will present the second part of the history of UUCM, from Rev. Holyoke on.  Part one was sensational, so don't miss this one!  

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 - and Visioning & Building Improvements Meeting were a smash!

Thank you to all who planned, arranged and attended!

Your Board and Tri-centennial Committee would like to thank you all for attending last Sunday's events and helping us get a clearer vision of where we are headed together!
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.

Gatherings are '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  ~

Thank you to everyone who actively participated in the events of this past Sunday. It was a delightful, educational, and insightful gathering. 

Also, huge thank you to Stathi Stratis for presenting Black Orpheus! This event welcomed many from beyond our UUCM family into rich conversation and the almond cake was amazing! Thank you Stathi!
Further thanks due to UUCM members & friends on the Marblehead Racial Justice Team who worked to bring Debby Irving, author of Waking Up White to Marblehhead last month. Kudos due Nikki Moore, Mary Gardner, Susan Morrison, Jay Morrison, Judy Gates and Deena Anderson and the other clergy and town members who helped make this possible.
Thank you to Kerry Martin for stepping up to be the adult leader with our Wild Things Youth group as they cook and serve at Lifebridge tomorrow night. If you would like to volunteer on any of these second Fridays, please be in direct touch with Rev. Wendy (revwendyvon@gmail.com) and let her know. All volunteers who work with our youth and children undergo a CORI check as part of our Safe Congregations Policy.

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 ($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.

~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 14, 10:30 am: All About Love
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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