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May 21, 2020
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Meet the Budget - Tonight!
Annual Meeting - June 7
Online Joys & Sorrows Form
Memorial Day Holiday
Online Yuuth Group Meetings
Drop-In Chalice Circle



Online Joys & Sorrows Submission Form

Click here to submit a joy or sorrow online!

 


Join Us for These Weekly Online Events!
Sundays at 10:45 a.m.
Virtual Coffee Hour
or call 1-646-558-8656 
(meeting ID: 664 917 485)

Sundays at 12 p.m.
Yuuth Group
or call 1-413-398-0207 (PIN: 744 756 177#)

Wednesdays at 12 p.m.
Zoom-In Lunch with Rev. Tricia
or call 1-646-558-8656
(meeting ID: 105 353 699)

Wednesdays at 5 p.m.
Drop-In Listening Circle

Thursdays at 4 p.m.
Drop-In Chalice Circle
or call 1-646-558-8656 (meeting ID: 882 782 496)



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Join Us for Online Worship This Sunday!
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Sunday, May 24 at 10 a.m. 
  
Worship Leader: Rev. Patricia Hart

"Of Imagination and Grief"  
Stories, poems, and songs from times of war to mark this Memorial Day.


Meet the Budget - Tonight!
Christina Fulton, Director of Operations & Finance

Our annual Meet the Budget Meeting will be happening today, Thursday, May 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Our Board President, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, and Director of Operations & Finance will be on hand to share the vision for the 2020/2021 fiscal year budget, and to answer your questions. The summary budget can be found on our website: 

Meet the Budget will be held via Zoom; please use this link to attend:  us02web.zoom.us/j/87958656065 .  If you do not have an internet connection, you may attend by calling in from your landline: 1-646-558-8656 using meeting id# 879 5865 6065. We hope to see you there!
 
Annual Meeting - Sunday, June 7 
Christina Fulton, Director of Operations & Finance

This year's annual meeting will be historical. We will be meeting via Zoom! By this time, if you are a voting member, you may have already received your warning in the mail. This year we will be voting on four items: 1) Approve the minutes from last year's annual meeting, 2) Approve the slate of nominations, 3) Approve a request from the Property Team to use Meeting House Fund money to do maintenance on the Meeting House, and 4) Approve the 2020/2021 Fiscal Year Budget. We need to have at least 45 members at the meeting to reach a quorum, so please plan to attend on Sunday, June 7 at 11 a.m.

Having an annual meeting via Zoom is actually a bit complicated, but we have done the research and are confident that we can do this and do it well. Along with the warning, you also received some Annual Meeting Instructions. Please read these over now and become familiar with them. It is important that you have used Zoom on your device prior to the meeting. If you have not used Zoom before, please come to the Virtual Coffee Hour on May 24 or 31 to get some practice.

You can find links to the Summary Budget, the Annual Meeting Instructions and Warning, and the Annual Report on our website: uusociety.org/members/meeting-minutes/

We look forward to seeing you!
 
Online Joys & Sorrows Submission Form
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While in-person services in the Meeting House are suspended due to the pandemic, we want to provide an alternative way for members and friends to share their Joys & Sorrows with the congregation.

An online Joys & Sorrows submission form is now available at this link:  forms.gle/zmw4z4mzjrPttrX37 . The link will also be in each week's eNews in the lefthand margin. 

T o share your joy or sorrow online, please use this form  to tell us in a sentence or two what is making you sad or happy or hopeful or...whatever. Joys & Sorrows will be read and collated weekly and shared in the service as much as possible. Since online services are available publicly on the First UU Society YouTube channel, we will not read full names or personal details during the service. 

Thank you for your help as we experiment with this new online tool.

Rev. Tricia Hart, with the Membership Team, Care Network, and staff
 
Memorial Day Holiday

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, FUUSB staff will be taking the day off next Monday, May 25.
 
Reminder: Online Yuuth Group Meetings
Are you a 7th-12th grader? Yuuth Group is having expanded meetings every Sunday from 12-1:30 p.m. We're using that time to teach and learn new skills, play games, watch videos, visit a virtual zoo, cook together, support our community, perform for each other and much more. We hope you can drop by!

Join Hangouts Meet: meet.google.com/een-wvah-crp
or join by phone: 1-413-398-0207 ( PIN: 744 756 177#)

For more information on registering for our regular high school youth group which meets every Thursday from 6-8 p.m., contact Gabriel, Youth Ministry Coordinator, at youthgroup@uusociety.org.

Reminder: Drop-In Chalice Circle
Hope Baker-Carr

New "Drop-In" Chalice Circle continues every Thursday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. The meeting is open to anyone who wishes to make connections during this time of uncertainty, is curious about Chalice Circles, or would like to try out an online experience. Our time together begins with a reading and then participants take turns sharing their thoughts about the reading, or more generally how they are doing, while others listen.

Contact Hope Baker-Carr, hopebakercarr@gmail.com, with any questions. The Zoom link for the meeting is:  zoom.us/j/882782496  or if you do not have internet access, you can join by phone at 1-646-558-8656 (meeting ID: 882 782 496).