January 17th - Words to Move the Spirit~ 
Join us at 10:30 am for Words to Move the Spirit. Come drink in readings, hymns and images to feed your soul.

Sunday Seminar

This Sunday, January 17, Hugh Stewart will be mulling over some ideas about changing our image and our ways as we more into our fourth century of existence.

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.  

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' ~ Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 3, Apr 3, May 1 & Jun 5th.
Ashe Namaste Yoga - is returning on  Sunday, Jan 24th after a smashing success!
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.

Susie and Nikki after hanging the welcoming banner
Family Promise is arriving this month!

We are excited to remind everyone that our first families are due to arrive January 24th! 

Wheel of Life

Marcia Sweeney passed away this week. Marcia was a former UUCM Board President, a leader in the Marblehead and Massachusetts community and will be missed by many. Click here to read Marcia's Obituary
Greg Diaz is now at Phillips Manor at 28 Linwood Rd., Lynn, MA, 01905. He would love to receive cards from church friends.

Anya Scheffreen winner of the dollhouse handcrafted by Craig Gariepy
Red Bow Gratitude  ~
The Red Bow Fair  profit, net of expenses was $8,512.91. With a few dollars  still trickling in.  This exceeded the Budget  goal of $8,000. set by BOT at the annual meeting.  Very Well Done Marlaine Mahady-Potter and fellow Red Bow Volunteers, it was a project made light by the many hands who helped with this highly successful event!  It is inspiring to watch so many work towards such a lofty goal that benefits the church so greatly. You all deserve a big thank you and a major hug form all at the UUCM.  See Peter Kent on Sunday and he will start the hugging process. 

~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 = Jan 8, 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 = Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 19, Apr 9, May 14 and June 18. 
Family Promise at UUCM: Please sign up
Sign up to help out! 

We're using VolunteerSpot,to organize our upcoming Family Promise host week at Unitarian Universalist Church Marblehead. Please click the link below to learn more and sign up to help. Thanks for all you do!

New Lunch Bunch Dates
Join us for Lunch Bunch!

January 21st; February 23rd; March 18th; April 21st; May 3rd; June 10th

Shubie's in Marblehead has generously offered to gift us with lunch this month! We will also be treated to coffee from Starbucks in Vinnin Square in Swampscott! Join us and bring a friend or two!

TriCentennial Cookbooks are here!

TriCentennial Cookbooks are here! They are wonderful and will make a perfect holiday gift for everyone! 

They are available for immediate pickup!

Red Bow Raffle Winners!


Congratulations to Gini Bowen for winning the 25 pounds of lobster from   Marblehead Lobster Company! 

Congratulations to Anya Scheffreen for winning the dollhouse!

Congratulations to Karen Nelson for winning the quilt!

UUCM Timeline 

A few weeks ago The Tricentennial Steering Committee sponsored a potluck lunch.  Participants were invited to put Post-its on a timeline mentioning congregation related events that they recall.  We are pleased to report that more than 80 Post-its were put up.

Now we are seeking someone who has time and ability to type all these events into a spreadsheet.  Ultimately, all the timeline events will be enclosed in the time capsule and sent off to the future for our descendants to read.

Opening the Time Capsule from 1991


UUCM TriCentennial merchandise for sale! See Hugh for details!

Coming Soon ~

January 17, 10:30 am: Words to Move the Spirit. Come drink in readings, hymns and images to feed your soul.

January 17, 8:45 am Sunday Seminar: Hugh Stewart will be mulling over some ideas about changing our image and our ways as we more into our fourth century of existence

January 24, 10:30 am: Preventative Measures: How do we best inoculate ourselves against a sometimes harsh world -- without turning our back on justice or recognizing privilege?

January 24, 8:45 am Sunday Seminar: Elaine McGrath and Sheila Donovan will discuss war- what it has been and how it has changed our world

January 31, 10:30 am: Soul to Soul. What does it mean to give from the soul?  

January 31, 8:45 am Sunday Seminar: Elaine McGrath and Sheila Donovan will discuss war- what it has been and how it has changed our world

In Case You Missed It!
Here are a few recent 'Morning Messages' for those who missed them.

January 3 -  Burning of the Chaff:
Burning of the Chaff. In this annual ritual we burned something we need to leave behind to make room for new growth in the coming year.

January 10th - Soul Food:
What best feeds each of us may differ. The need for continued soul nutrition does not. What's in between you and committing to consistent soul meals & snacks? 

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