May 15, 10:30 am
Following the end of apartheid in South Africa, Desmond Tutu popularized this term for English speakers. There are several translations of the term, all having to do with human goodness to one another. At its core, a humanistic belief that it is community that makes us human. Come join in a multigenerational exploration of what that means to us today.

with Rev. Wendy von Courter

Sunday Seminar

On t his Sunday, May 15th, in the absence of super science man Gordie, Jack Weltner will continue with Gordie's list of the unexplained mysteries of the cosmos.  Come and ponder!   Gather at 8:45 am, begin at 9:00 am

Annual Meeting June 12 Noon
In the Sanctuary of the church 

The Annual Meeting the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead will take place on June 12, 2016 at noon time in the Sanctuary of the church for the purposes of the election of officers, review of the annual budget, and voting on any other matters that may be properly brought before the congregation. A quorum is required.

The Nominating Committee respectfully submits the following slate of Officers:

Present Officer
Nominated Officer
1 Year
Peter Kent
Paul Travis
Past President
1 year
Mark Wilhelm
Peter Kent
Vice President
1 Year
Paul Travis
Sheila Donovan
2 years
Susie LaBrie
Susie Labrie
2 Years
Mark Klopfer
Alisa Manning
Assistant Treasurer
1 Year
Jean Hamburg
Jean Hamburg
2 Years
Patrice Helmuth
Patrice Helmuth
2 Years
Alisa Manning
Christine Krom
2 years
Nikki Moore
Nikki Moore
1 year
Mark Horrigan
Gordie Corzine
2 Years
Gordie Corzine
Laurie Labrie
Silver Trustee
1 Year
Mike Gery
Mike Gery
Bartlett Fund Trustee
1 Year
Gini Bowen
Gini Bowen
Bartlett Fund Trustee
2 years
Brad Martin
Sheila CranBarry
Bartlett Fund Trustee
3 Years
Sheila CranBarry
Peter Kent
Nominating Committee
1 Year
Ellen Gariepy
Cheryl Wolf Variam
Nominating Committee
2 years
Cherly Wolf Variam
Cindy Moore
Nominating Committee
3 Years
Cindy Moore
Anthony Silva

2015-2016 Pledges
End of the Church's Fiscal Year!

As we wind our way to Annual Meeting and the end of the Church Year, we wish to remind everyone that the fiscal year is also coming to a close. All pledges should be  submitted by the end of May so we can have the reports ready for Annual meeting! 

If you have any questions or concerns about your pledge please email Mark Klopfer mark@klopfermartin.com  or Christina at office@uumarblehead.org

Auction This Saturday!
Date: May 14th

" A Night on Broadway " is this Saturday,  May 14.

Pre-register for the UUCM Annual Auction and not only will you save time at the door, you will be entered to win a $25 in Marblehead Money. 

$10 admission includes food and drinks. 

With complementary admission for children. Child-care will be provided. 

6pm Silent Auction; 7pm Entertainment; 7:30pm Live Auction

Preregister through this link:  Preregistration

If you have any questions please contact Sheila Donovan!

Childcare is provided! There also is a church sleepover the same night. To register the kids for the church sleepover click here!

If time has slipped you by please .....  

Pledge Now

To Register Your Pledge Click Here

~ 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." 

From Our Music Director  ~

Thank you to the UUCM choir and guests for a spectacular concert on Sunday afternoon! What a way to celebrate our 300th anniversary through music. Bravo!! 
TO Our Music Director ~
WOW, WOW, WOW! Thank you, Karen Gahagan for your leadership, talent, dedication and heart! UUCM is so blessed and your efforts are deeply appreciation. You and the choir make our souls soar! THANK YOU!!!!!

Lunch Bunch 
Be sure to join us for Lunch Bunch, June 10th at Noon! This will be our last Lunch Bunch until the Fall! Come let us know your summer plans!

Dates for the upcoming Lunch Bunch gatherings: 

 June 10th                                                
Building Security

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

Coffee Hosts
We need coffee hosts for June

Please consider signing your committee up to run Sunday Coffee Social Hour! Email the office at office@uumarblehead.org or sign up on the calendar in the hallway!

Gary's Celebration of Life will be 
Sunday, May 22nd at 1:30 pm

Please join us for a very Garyesk Celebration as we Celebrate the Life our Wonderful Baritone Mad Hatter!!

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 and will run to 1:50 then we will have Greek Folk Dancing. 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
May 15th at 2 pm 

This month Greek Folk dancing will be at 2 pm on May 15th directly after Social Dances that begins at 1 pm. due to events  this month at UUCM.

Greek Folk dances are typically held on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 1pm: Greek Folk Dance Lessons. 

Ashe Namaste Yoga - Yoga is in June
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. 

May 13 

On Friday, May 13 we welcome Matt Nakoa and Rachael Kilgour, two up and coming singer-songwriters, to our stage. Matt Nakoa is an internationally touring artist, recently appearing at The White House, throughout India, and regularly with folk icon, Tom Rush. Rachael Kilgour has built a devoted following in her home base of Duluth, Minnesota and is currently spreading her musical wings in the Northeast.
Season finale: Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m.
All You Need is Love benefit concert

Eleventh Annual  Beatles Benefit at the me&thee
Saturday, May 21

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:
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

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!

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