January 24: Inoculations for the Soul!
Join us at 10:30 to learn how we best inoculate ourselves against a sometimes harsh world -- without turning our back on justice or recognizing privilege?~ 

Sunday Seminar

This Sunday, January 24, Elaine McGrath and Sheila Donovan will discuss war- what it has been and how it has changed our world

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.  

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!

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' ~ Feb 7, Mar 3, Apr 3, May 1 & Jun 5th.
Ashe Namaste Yoga - is this Sunday, the 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.

Family Promise is arriving this month!

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

We are still in need of helpers! Please contact the Family Promise Team at familypromise@uumarblehead.org to see how you can lend a hand today!

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

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.

Gratitude  ~

We would like to thank the Family Promise Committee, Nikki Moore, Cheryl Wolff- Variam. Christine Krom & Patrice Helmuth. We would also like to thank  Mark Wilhelm & Steve Krom for their unwavering dedication and support of the Family  Promise  and mission!

~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!

Lunch Bunch Update
Be sure to join us for Lunch Bunch!

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 ~

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? 

January 17 - Words to Move the Spirit. We drank in readings, hymns and images to feed the soul.

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