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The Weekly
January 10, 2018     

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Weekly Update
Sunday, Jan. 14- Jan. 20

Sunday, Jan. 14, at 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service 
The Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein 
" Sources Of Faith"  
Unitarian Universalists draw on the wisdom of multiple philosophies and religions to inform their theologies and moral commitments. What does it mean for our uniqueness that eclecticism of this kind is now widely accepted in society?


January 50/50 to Benefit
UUSC Guest At Your Table

The Denominational Connections Ministry Team has selected the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee's Guest at Your Table fund-raising initiative as the beneficiary of the January 50/50 collections.
The Unitarian Universalist Committee is a separate and independent affiliate organization of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Its social justice, human rights, and disaster relief activities are funded through voluntary contributions, grants, and bequests. The Service Committee accepts no government funds.
Contributions to the UUSC are tax deductible and count toward membership in the organization. Please make checks payable to UUSC with GAYT noted on the memo line.


Green Sanctuary Ministry Team Meeting Postponed to

Friday, January 19 

The Green Sanctuary Ministry Team gets together every other month during the church year at a parishioner's house for potluck and a team meeting. All are welcome to join us! The next meeting is Friday, January 19, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please call or e-mail Toni Bandrowicz at 781-599-3541 or tbandrowicz@gmail.com.


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.
Upcoming Events       


Explore Your Dreams
Sunday, January 21, at 3:30 p.m.

The next meeting of the Dreams Workshop, which meets the third Sunday of every month from 3:30-5:30 p.m., is Sunday, January 21, in the Fellowship Room. Please join us. Dreams come to us in the forms of symbols and metaphors with important messages for our lives. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Pearl Brown at epbrown23@verizon.net or


Resistance and Transformation: UU Social Justice History
Beginning February 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Register now for Resistance and Transformation: UU Social Justice History. Learn about the world changing social justice history of Unitarian Universalists at this biweekly learning opportunity starting February 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Room. Child care available by request. Each session discusses a different time period or social movement, so attend one or all! 
Please sign up at church, or email Julian Baptista: JulianBaptistaDRE@gmail.com

News Worth Noting


Mitten Tree Thank You!

Warmest thanks from the Lynn Community Health Center Pediatric Department staff for all the wonderful hats,  mittens, gloves, scarves and blankets. The items are all now out in the world keeping kids warm. We always wish we could convey to  you the smiles and gratitude these warm and needed items elicit when we present them to our young patients. We send our deepest thanks and good wishes for a Healthy 2018!


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 Welome 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. 

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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