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February 7, 2018     

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Weekly Update
Sunday, Feb. 11 - 17, 2018

Sunday, Feb. 11, at 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service
The Rev. Dr. Doak Mansfield,
Guest Worship Leader
"Getting Engaged" Series

"The Heart of the Matter"

Some considerations by a heart transplant recipient of personal and professional existential ideas, aspiration, and realities.
Rev. Doak is a well-loved, veteran UU minister. We are pleased to welcome him to UUCGL.


February 50/50 to Benefit  

UU Mass Action
The Denominational Connections Ministry Team has designated UU Mass Action to share in our Sunday offerings during February. UU Mass Action is a Unitarian Universalist organization that works on social justice issues in Massachusetts. Guided by its vision of "a world where all people are honored and valued," UU Mass Action mobilizes UU congregations and individuals and coordinates with other groups to maximize impact. Some current initiatives include Black Lives Matter, Climate Justice, Ending Mass Incarceration, Immigrant Rights, Economic Justice, Ending Gun Violence, and Housing and Homelessness. Your contribution is appreciated and will strengthen our common commitment to social justice.
Please make checks payable to UU Mass Action.

Save the Dates . . .
Winter Warm-up Series Continues


After church, through March 11, we will be having a series of fun, informative all-church sessions that will help you integrate and engage with life at UUCGL.

February 11: Everything You Always Wanted to Know
About Church Finance But Were Afraid to Ask
February 18: Fun and Fellowship
February 25: Home Base Presentation
Rev. Vicki and Julian Baptista present our future program vision.
March 4: March Forth! The Lynn Partnership
Scott Nowka and Mike Celona will present an update on where we're at with a Lynn Partnership.
March 11: Spring Forward Celebration! 


The Perfect
Valentine Gift!                               
Just in time for Valentine's Day!
The UU Women of Greater Lynn will be having their annual Sweet Sale this Sunday, February 11. Cook up your favorite sweets and bring them to the Parish Hall on Saturday morning, February 10, for the UU Women to package in festive red ribbon and bows.

Resistance and Transformation: UU Social Justice History
Continues Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m.
in the Fellowship Room.

Register now for Resistance and Transformation: UU Social Justice History. Learn about the world-changing social justice history of Unitarian Universalists at this six-week learning opportunity which began February 7th. Child care available by request. Each session discusses a different time period or social movement ranging from women's suffrage to the LGBT rights movement, so attend one or all!  
To sign up, talk with Nicki Buscemi or Julian Baptista at church, or email Julian: JulianBaptistaDRE@gmail.com .
Weekly Update and Announcements Deadline               
In order to submit information to our church's website in a timely manner, all announcements and weekly update information should be sent to Angie Kern at akern@uucgl.org by Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. Please also cc Elizabeth Muller at  emuller@uucgl.org .
Upcoming Events       


Fifth Annual Snow Person Building Contest!

Enter the Green Sanctuarysnowman_snowy_dec.jpg
Ministry Team's 5th annual
by sending an email photo of your snowperson to cwhitecamp@gmail.com
-or- by putting it in the GSMT's mailbox
in the church lobby by March 1st.
Prizes will be awarded and photos of the winners will be posted on the GSMT Bulletin Board in the Parish Hall.
Save Your Stuff
for the Spring Bazaar 
The Unitarian Universalist Women of Greater Lynn (UUWGL) will be sponsoring a Spring Bazaar on April 7th. Your donated items will help make this event a success - so we ask that you start collecting items to donate to the Bazaar. The proceeds from this event are used to support the UUWGL's Philanthropic Fund, which provides financial assistance to local and denominational organizations and also provides some college scholarships. Please note that we cannot accept TV's, computers or stuffed animals. Thank You!
Save the Date:  
Ferry Beach
April 27-29

More information to come in early March . . .  
News Worth Noting


Sermons Online

Did you know that you can watch Rev. Vicki's sermons on our website? Click here. Thanks to Steve Deveau for being our dedicated videographer.


At the Movies!

If you missed one of the movies that the Green Sanctuary Ministry Team has hosted, remember that you can borrow them for home viewing! GSMT has all of its environmentally themed DVDs on the book cart during Sunday Fellowship Hour along with a sign-out sheet. We
request that you keep the DVD out for a 14-day period only.



Help Us Welcome Newcomers!

It's so important to have a friendly, warm, and welcoming presence in the foyer on Sunday mornings before worship. You don't need to be trained or signed up. Just park yourself there and say hello, get folks name tags, and show them where the sanctuary is.
Everyone in the church community is hereby deputized Official Greeter! We have so many newcomers lately; let's help them feel at home.


Does the Office Know Your Current Contact Information?
Please keep your name, address, phone number, and e-mail current in the church office. E-mail Elizabeth Muller with your correct information. Not sure what information we have on file for you? Call Elizabeth at 781-595-8836, ext. 10. 

If you have a meeting or event at the church and you have unlocked the front door, or put a stopper in it, please remember to lock the door or remove the stopper when you leave. Our outside groups do not have keys to the front door and are not able to lock up if they are the last ones in the building. Thank you.

Recurring Events   


Covenant Group   

Covenant Group is open to anyone from the church interested in learning about and experiencing small group ministry. Gatherings are 11:45-1:00 p.m. in the "Faces" classroom,  the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. If you are interested in joining this group, or even just sitting in to see if you like it, please speak to Lyssa Andersson or Suzanne Forgione. We encourage visitors to try it out for at least three consecutive sessions to get a real feeling for the group. One need not be a UUCGL member, or even a Unitarian Universalist to join a covenant group here.


Dialogue Group

"Dialogue" is a way of practicing deep listening that enables us to share personal experiences and thoughts in a way that collectively builds a more expansive understanding of ourselves and the world around us. We move from reaction to connection. The dialogue is preceded by a short "discursive meditation."  Dialogue and the discursive meditation are part of the method of Cafh, a path of spiritual unfolding. For information about Cafh: www.cafh.org; the discursive meditation: http://www.seedsofunfolding.org/issues/08_11/inspiration.htm  and dialogue, http://seedsofunfolding.org/issues/04_06/features_1.htm   and
The Dialogue Group meets the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month at 11:45 a.m. There is no obligation to commit to attendance. All are welcome when able to attend. Contact Ron Fishman at ronroyfish@aol.com for more information.


AA Meets on Saturdays, 5 p.m. 
An Alcoholics Anonymous group meets every Saturday at
5:00 p.m. The group is open to alcoholics and those who believe they may have a problem with alcohol. We look forward to welcoming all interested.

Sunday Schedule
Worship & Children's Ministry
Fellowship Hour 11:15 a.m.
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