WEEKLY UPDATE |April 25-May 8, 2021
APRIL 25, 2021 | 10:00am
Earth Day 2021: Nature Poetry
Green Sanctuary Ministry Team
Worship with us on Zoom at 10:00am!

Join the members of the Green Sanctuary Ministry Team as they share poetry about nature, focusing on the ways that nature has inspired, healed and strengthened us during the pandemic hardships. Bring a nature poem of your own to share!
Meeting ID: 810 6381 6583
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MAY 2, 2021 | 10:00am
"When Civility Silences"
Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein
Worship with us on Zoom at 10:00am!

Our anti-racism work, relationship commitments and the national conversation urge this conversation about the limits of civility in a time when ugly and painful truths must emerge if justice is ever to be attained. This sermon is inspired by Alex Zamalin's book Against Civility: The Hidden Racism In Our Obsession With Civility.
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Join us this Saturday to support two local food pantries!

Anchor Food Pantry, Swampscott and Lifebridge North Shore

April 24 | 9-11am
Food pantries appreciate your donations of unexpired food items.

Suggested items to donate:
  • Coffee, Peanut Butter, Cereals, Shelf Stable Milk,
  • Olive Oil, Mayonnaise, Salad Dressings
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
  • Canned Fish and Poultry
  • Bread, Butter
  • Individually wrapped bags of chips or cookies to supplement To Go Meals provided by Life Bridge and for customers of Anchor to bring home to their families. 

Contactless, safe food drive. Drive up and Pop the Trunk!
Earth Day Explore!
This Saturday
April 24 | 9am-12pm
Hope to see you at church this Saturday morning for an Earth Day Explore for all ages.

  • Woods meditation for adults and children
  • Rock painting and plant marker decorating
  • Earth Day Commitments
  • See friends and enjoy a beautiful day!
 
We recommend that you download a plant identifier app such as PlantSnap or PlantNet and a bird song identifier such as SongSleuth or Audubon Bird Guide.
 
Love, Rev. Vicki
Sharing Our Joys and Sorrows

Would you like to share your joys, sorrows, and prayer requests with the congregation? Use this form to let us know!  ~Rev. Vicki
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Social Justice Ministry Team News

“Justice is what love looks like in public.”
~Cornel West

This week, on April 20, we cried, sang, yelled, prayed, and were given a little hope. But an ex-police officer being held accountable and being convicted is not the end of the book, it is another chapter of the possibility of ending structural racism. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison spoke these words: “I would not call today’s verdict “justice”, however, because justice implies true restoration. But it is accountability, which is the first step towards justice. And now the cause of justice is in your hands. And when I say your hands, I mean the hands of the people of the United States.”
 
We ask that we here at UUCGL reflect on how we are going use our collective hands, and then, more importantly, take action and take the next steps toward justice.
 
One way we might take action is with fellow UUs across the region. UU Mass Action if forming regional groups for state wide actions. The Northshore/Merrimack Valley UU Action Team kicks off on April 29. Here the RSVP link or see Flyer for more details.
Native Wildflower Planting at UUCGL

May 1 | 10am-12pm
Rain Date: May 2nd | 1pm-3pm

The Green Sanctuary Ministry Team, supported by The Swampscott Conservancy, invite you to participate in a Native Wildflower Planting around our church! For more information and to register click here.
Spring Bird Walk - Save the Date!

May 8 | 9am
Our annual Spring Bird Walk on May 8th will be at the Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary on Risley Road. Due to Covid, the event is limited to 25 people, to register and for more details, click here.
UUCGL Community Connections
Support Our Fundraiser for ECCO
May 16-23, 2021

Save the date! May 16 is opening day for our auction. We have many items including a weekend in Truro. We also are offering a guided walk thru meadows, woods, and perhaps by a beaver swamp in Nottingham, NH. (photo: Top of Wheeler Hill)
 
Our church will be holding a week-long online auction (May 16 – May 23) to raise funds for a community organizer position at ECCO (Essex County Community Organization). Some of you answered our call for donations. Who else would like to donate something fun, something yummy, something beautiful? If you have something to donate, please email Michael Celona and Debbie Boggs
David Tumulty Scholarship Applications Due May 15

Applications are now being accepted. This scholarship, established in memory of David Tumulty by his parents John and Carol Tumulty, is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior who best demonstrates a humanitarian spirit. First preference is given to youth of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn, but selection is not limited to young persons connected to the church. Any student wishing to be considered for this scholarship should submit a brief letter to the church office, Attn: Christina Hansen, Grants Committee. Please submit applications as soon as possible, May 15 is this year's deadline.
Help Our Neighbors Fight Hunger!

Food insecurity is on the rise due to the economic crisis caused by the pandemic!

Every week, individuals and groups prepare 2,000 brown bags to supplement the hot meals provided by MBT. If you are interested in putting together brown bags, either individually or with a team, or if you would like to donate towards this effort, please be in touch with Deb Boggs, Clare Campbell, or Michael Celona. To find out more about our efforts for local food pantries and our Social Justice Ministry Team activities, please go to our website page at https://www.uucgl.org/socialjustice.
Weekly Update Schedule
Next issue:
Week of May 9, 2021

The deadline for the week of May 9th, is Wednesday, May 5, 9am. Please send your notices to Angie Kern (akern@uucgl.org).
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