February 7, 2019  

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Weekly Update
Sunday, February 10-16, 2019
This Sunday, February 10 
"Reflections on Sanctuary "
Sunday, February 10
10:00 a.m.
The LUUP (Lynn UU Partnership) team and the SJMT (Social Justice Ministry Team) are teaming up to lead a service on sanctuary. Please join us as we reflect on the moral and ethical implications of needing sanctuary.  
The Perfect Valentine Gift
Just in time for Valentine's Day! The UU Women will be having their annual Sweet Sale this Sunday, February 10. Cook up your favorite sweets and bring them to the Parish Hall on Saturday morning, February 9, for the UU Women to package in festive red ribbon and bows.
Social Justice Ministry Team
Funding Requests Due
this Sunday, February 10
The Social Justice Ministry Team (SJMT) works to express our UU social justice commitment within our congregation and the larger community. The SJMT manages the annual distribution of a portion of UUCGL endowment income that is dedicated to social concerns. Organizations that share our commitment to social justice may apply for support, and funding applications will be reviewed at the February and June meetings. Applications should be emailed to a SJMT Chair or otherwise delivered to the UUCGL office by February 10 in order to be reviewed in the current funding cycle. The application form may be found here. For further information or to have a copy of the application emailed to you, contact a SJMT Co-Chair, Carole McCauley ( ) or Debbie Boggs ( ).

ECCO Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner this Sunday, February 10
Please join ECCO at our Annual Meeting and  Potluck Dinner at First Church, Monument Ave., Swampscott on Sunday, February 10th-5:00-7:00 pm.
We will be celebrating the rich diversity of the North Shore ECCO member congregations and all that we have achieved in 2018. If you don't know much about ECCO (the Essex County Comminity Organization), this event is a great way to learn what we do and to meet folks. If you are a longtime ECCO activist-please join us-it really won't be the same without you!
We guarantee the energy for social justice which flows through this event will lift your spirits and the scrumptious food will delight your palate! Hope to see you there! Contact Debbie Boggs (781-258-1353/daboggs@gmail) for more information.

Programming at UUCGL 
Wisdom Circle
Second Thursday of each month
12:00-1:30 in the Fellowship Room
Please bring a bag lunch to our next
gathering this Thursday, February 14.
Wisdom Circle is a monthly gathering gea red to w ard se ni o rs to share the perspectives and life ex periences of old er age. It is inten ded to be supporti ve and informative, a program both of faith development and pastoral ministry. 
The facilitators are Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein, Gloria Kozlosky and Ruth Griffin .
UUCGL History 
Nahant Street Church Fire 

Forty three years ago, on January 7, 1976, the Nahant Street building, which housed UUCGL was totally destroyed by fire. Through mid-February, photos of the disastrous event will be on display in the Fellowship Room display case, viewable in the corridor leading to the Parish Hall. The display was arranged by the Church History Ministry Team from materials in the UUCGL archives. 

February 50/50 Sunday Offertory:
UU Urban Ministry
The Denominational Connections Ministry Team has designated the UU Urban Ministry to share in our Sunday offerings this month.
Based at the First Church Roxbury (UU), the organization is governed by a board of directors including members of the community and delegates representing Greater Boston UU churches. Major programs center on education and enrichment, housing and support service, and community development. These programs include after school and Saturday programs for children and youth, summer camp, teen employment, and English tutoring for non-native English speakers. Renewal House: provides emergency shelter and services for those fleeing abuse. Bethany House: affordable housing for young women and those transitioning from the emergency shelter. Jericho Road: matches volunteer experts with non-profit service organizations. The initiative is operative in Roxbury and four other cities in Massachusetts, including Lynn.
The Social Justice Ministry Team will match total donations received up to $500. Please make checks payable to UU Urban Ministry.

Social Justice Ministry Team Meeting
The next meeting of the Social Justice Ministry Team (SJMT) is Monday, February 11th at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Room. W
e will share a potluck starting at 6:15pm, and all are welcome. The SJMT meets regularly to prioritize commitments among many worthy issues, organize opportunities for the congregation to engage with the work of social justice in the local community, program for faith development opportunities related to social justice, and identify opportunities for service projects. As a ministry team of UUCGL, SJMT works collaboratively with other leadership teams within the congregation and multiple partner organizations. For more information, please contact Carole McCauley at .
E-Mail Scams
Just a reminder not to reply to any e-mails from someone you know asking you to buy gift cards for them. This is a common scam when people have their personal accounts hacked - please be wary of these solicitations.


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 a.m.-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. 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.  
The Dialogue Group meets the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month at 11:45 a.m. All are welcome when able to attend. Contact Ron Fishman at for more information.Dialogue and the discursive meditation are part of the method of Cafh, a path of spiritual unfolding. For information about Cafh:; the discursive meditation:  and dialogue,   and

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