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June 6, 2018     

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Weekly Update
Sunday, June 10 - 16, 2018

 
Sunday, June 10, at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service
and Annual Meeting 
The Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein
 
This Sunday, we will nestle the Annual Meeting within our worship service. We do it this way because it assures the best attendance but also because for Unitarian Universalists, the practice of democracy is a religious value!
 
We will be welcoming new members and thanking and honoring people on this day, including Ginny Auffrey, the long-time director of Ocean Breeze School.
 
It will be a wonderful conclusion to our program year!
    
The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
 
Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
 
Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth
in our congregations;
 
A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
 
The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process
within our congregations and in society at large;
 
The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
 
Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
 
 
UUCGL Annual Meeting 
Sunday, June 10, 2018
10:00 a.m.

The Annual Meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn, 101 Forrest Ave., Swampscott, MA, will be held on Sunday, June 10th at
10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. A Board of Trustees slate of Officers and Members at Large, as set forth below, will be presented for election at the meeting:
 
President:             Scott Nowka
Past President:     Lyssa Andersson
Vice President:     Michael Celona
Treasurer:             Sarah Cecil
Clerk:                    Rebecca Greene
 
At Large Trustees:
 
Eileen Cummings
Suzanne Forgione
Jeff Gunther
Dawn Stewart
Steve Young
 
 
June 50/50 Sunday Offertory
To Benefit The Clara Barton Center

The Clara Barton Camp was created in 1932 by Dr. Elliot P. Joslin and Universalist Women. It was a dream of Clara Barton to help children with diabetes. Today the camp now known as the Barton Center for Diabetes Education, Inc. is internationally recognized for its many programs serving children, families and young adults. It is an independent non-profit facility dedicated exclusively to educating young people and those who care for them. It also provides a place for children and families to turn for fun, support and inspiration.
 
The Clara Barton Center believes if they can make a difference with just one child, it is a crisis met - an overwhelming situation under control. Please give as generously as you can, your gifts help to make this difference.
 
Please make your check payable to:
Barton Center for Diabetes Education .

  
Summer is Coming!
 
We need a Beach Service crew for our annual service on Fisherman's Beach on June 17 (Father's Day!). Bruce Campbell, our stalwart set-up guy of so many years, is going to be walking his beautiful daughter down the matrimonial aisle that weekend (*sniff*). Can someone/s with a truck or big car get the little tent and chairs to Fisherman's Beach and set them up? Let Rev. Vicki know.


Upcoming Events       
 
Save the Date!
North Shore Pride weekend  
is June 22-24th.
 
Interfaith service on June 22nd from  
6-9pm and Parade and Festival on June 23rd from 11am-4pm. More information to follow. Contact Michael Celona with questions or interest! michaelcelona@yahoo.com

 
  
Fiscal Year Ends June 30
  
The church's fiscal year ends on June 30. If you still owe on this fiscal year's pledge commitment, please submit all payments by Thursday, June 28, for the pledge payment to appear on this fiscal year's financials. If you are not able to fulfill your pledge until July, please designate on the memo line that it is for fiscal year 2017-18.
 
If you have outstanding check requests for reimbursement, please submit them to the office with appropriate receipts and committee/ministry team chair approvals as soon as possible.

 
Sand Castle Building Contest!
    
The Green Sanctuary Ministry Team is inviting ev e r yone to get outside and to the beach this summer to build sand cas t l e s ! Send photos of your creations to: cwhitecamp@gmail.com . Or dro p t hem off in the Green Sanctuary mail box in the front lobby of the church. Prizes will be awarded in the Fall!


Remember H A W C when you travel this summer and fall . . .
 
Don't forget to save hotel/travel-sized toiletries for HA WC . F o r many years, the UU W h a s be en prep aring gift bags eve r y C h rist ma s to donate t o "He aling Abu se
W orking for Change" w hich w as founded over 35 years ago. This organization serves 23 cities and towns from Saugus to Cape Ann with local offices in Lynn and Salem. HAWC serves individuals affected by domestic abuse. Its mission is to "support the healing process of abu se and to change social norms and behaviors that perpetrate violence and oppression". They are always most grateful for our church's generosity.

 
News Worth Noting
  
Little Children. Big Move.
    
A new home and critical renovations  
for Ocean Breeze School.
 
Find out how you can help Ocean Breeze Schoo l c ont inue to offer its exceptional early childhood education to children in ou r c ommunity. You can learn more about the schoo l and its future at this link:

    
Coffee and Tea Varieties
Available at the
Fair Trade Sales Area
  
A new coffee variety and a caffeine-free tea have been added to the items in stock at the Fair Trade sales area operated by the Denominational Connections Ministry Team. Breakfast Blend contains Arabic coffees. Priced at $7.00, it is mild but fully flavored and similar to the Latin American Café Salvador. Rooibos Tea bags, priced at $3.50 are caffeine free.
 
Coffee, tea, chocolate, and olive oil sales help to sustain small family farms that adhere to ecologically responsible practices. Proceeds from sales at UUCGL help support the activities of the Denominational Connections Ministry Team.

 
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 greet people as they enter, get folks name tags, and show them where the sanctuary is.
  
Everyone in the church community is hereby deputized Official Greeter! Let's help newcomers 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. 
 
 
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 .
 
 
Housekeeping                             
 
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.
 
 
Sunday Schedule
Worship & Children's Ministry
10a.m.
Fellowship Hour 11:15 a.m.
11:15am
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