WEEKLY UPDATE | March 1-7, 2020
Sundays at UUCGL
Worship Service March 1, 2020 | 10am
"Just Us."
Claire Wilson, MSW - Guest Worship Leader
As an antidote to increasing despair and shock turned into rage triggered by today's political climate, Claire Wilson, UUCGL Member and Coordinator of our Pastoral Care Ministry Team, will share how she has been able to mitigate feelings of hopelessness and gain a more promising perspective. Canvassing door-to-door for the candidate who has consistently expressed values that most align with her UU world view, she experienced an inspiring surprise encounter with one of her heroes whom she hadn't seen in 27 years.
Sunday Morning Childcare . . .
The childcare room is open and offers a safe, play oriented environment for children 4 and under. If no one is able to staff the room on a given Sunday, parents are welcome to supervise their children in the room during worship. If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Community Life and Learning at mlapointe@uucgl.org .
 
Mark E. LaPointe, Director of Community Life and Learning
March 50/50 Sunday Offertory to Benefit
UU Mass Action
UU Mass Action is a Unitarian Universalist organization that works on social justice issues in Massachusetts. Guided by its vision of “a world where all people are honored and valued”, it organizes and mobilizes UUs in Massachusetts to confront oppression. It provides pathways towards justice and identifies opportunities in which we can live our values. UU Mass Action works with congregations to build capacity, engage in effective justice work and develop leadership. UU Mass Action Advocacy Day is April 14, 2020 (for more information: https://www.uumassaction.org/new-events/2020/4/14/uu-advocacy-day ). Social concerns funding will match up to $1,000; please make checks payable to UU Mass Action .
Pledge Sunday - March 8
Our annual Pledge Sunday will take place on March 8th. During the service, you will be invited to place your pledge card in the pledge box. After the service, the Pledge Team will be hosting an extra special Fellowship Hour. We hope to see you there!

The Pledge Team
(aka Cliff, Ruth, Gloria, Steve, and Michael)
Our Church History - Archive Items Give and Take
During March 15 Fellowship Hour
Do you have an order of service, sermon, report, photograph or other item related to the history of UUCGL or one of the three churches that merged to form our church? If so, please consider contributing it to the archives being organized and safely stored by the Church History Ministry Team. If the item is something that you would rather keep, the team will scan or photograph the item and return it to you. During Fellowship Hour, hosted by the Church History Ministry Team, members will gladly accept articles for the archives collection. There will also be an opportunity for parishioners to acquire several duplicate or surplus items from the past.
Faith Development Programming
Parenting With Purpose Begins March 6 at 5:00pm
Announcing a new monthly program for those parenting and their families. Parenting with Purpose (PWP) will create a safe space for those engaged in parenting to discuss a variety of topics related to parenting in a way that best espouses our unique Unitarian Universalist values and our commitment to helping one another raise healthy and happy children. Whether centered on a collective reading or hearing directly from those who work with children, the program aspires to remind those parenting that they do not walk alone.
 
Meetings will begin with an all ages potluck at 5pm followed by separate, structured programs for young children and for those parenting at 6pm. The first meeting of this new programming will be March 6 in the Parish Hall. For more information, please contact DCLL Mark LaPointe at mlapointe@uucgl.org .
Save the Date!
Ferry Beach - May 1-3, 2020
Warmer weather and beautiful surroundings are calling us! Our annual retreat to Ferry Beach is this May!

The registration process will be here before you know it, so save the date! It’s an opportunity to gather with people of all ages within the congregation in a relaxing and joyful setting. Stay tuned for more details!
UUCGL News and Updates
Update on Home Base and Sanctuary
Michael Celona, President of the Board, Scott Nowka, Chair of the Sanctuary Task Force, and Eileen Cummings, Chair of the Home Base Task Force have developed an update on the Church's Home Base and Sanctuary efforts. Here is a link to that update. Paper copies are available in the church foyer.
Bring more solar to the area . . .
and help UUCGL raise funds!
If the GSMT's Climate Change and Faith series has increased your sense of urgency about the climate emergency, here is a concrete step you can take. Sign up for a site visit to see if your home is right for solar electric, solar hot water or air source heat pump (efficient heating) technology. The communities of Nahant, Swampscott and Salem have worked with the state to vet three installers of these technologies under the Solarize program. Info is available at www.solarizenorthshore.org .
 
The three installers are offering to pay non-profits for referrals: $25 per site visit plus $100 per installation for each technology for each address referred. Please sign up and refer your friends. To sign up under the UUCGL umbrella, email taragall@comcast.net . Indicate your name, email address and address and the technology (solar PV, solar thermal and/or heating/cooling) you are interested in. Tara Gallagher will be at Fellowship Hour on March 1st to answer any questions.
Spring Bazaar / Rummage Sale March 28
Start collecting and saving your doodads, thingamajigs, whatchamacalits, and all of that other stuff!
This year's annual Spring Bazaar/Rummage Sale, sponsored by the UUW, will be Saturday, March 28th. It’s not too early to start setting items aside to donate to the Bazaar! Your donated items will help make this event a success! (Please note that we cannot accept TVs, computers or stuffed animals.) Your donations can be brought to the Parish Hall starting March 23rd.
 
The proceeds from this event are used to support the UUW's Philanthropic Fund, which provides financial assistance to local and denominational organizations and also provides some college scholarships. Thank you!
General Assembly June 24-28, 2020
Our GA Delegates
Y our Board of Trustees is pleased to announce this year’s delegates to General Assembly. General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. Rooted, Inspired, & Ready! is the theme for General Assembly in June 2020.
 
This year our congregation will be represented by Nicki Buscemi, Scott Nowka and Linda Jones. GA will be held June 24-28 in Providence RI this year. Any member can attend, but only delegates have a vote. GA is a fun and informative chance to connect with other UUs and has lots of opportunities for fun and learning. If anyone is interested or has questions, please talk to or email ( mcseknitter@gmail.com ) Eileen Cummings
Reminders
Sabbatical Guide Available
Rev. Vicki started her six month sabbatical after her November 10 worship service. A Sabbatical Guide is available that contains information about this period of time and who will be covering in her absence. Copies of the Sabbatical Guide are available on the Welcome Table in the church foyer and also in the church office, or you may download a copy here .
Are you scheduling a meeting or event at the church?
Reminder to all church volunteers and staff:
If you are planning a meeting or event, please contact Elizabeth Muller for date and room availability at 781-595-8836 ext. 10 or click here to email. This will not only reserve your date and room, but it is also helpful in scheduling all events and meetings at the church.
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
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