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March 7, 2019  

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Weekly Update
Sunday, March 10-16, 2019
 
Daylight Savings Time Begins
This Sunday, March 10!

Don't forget to set your clocks forward one hour Saturday night before bed!
 
See you in church Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m.! 
 

This Sunday, March 10 
 
Everyday Spiritual Practice 
 
"Prayer As Daily Bread"
The Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein
Sunday, March 10
10:00 a.m.
 
How a simple daily prayer practice can feed the soul and transform our relationship to being alive.
 
Recommended Reading: The Energy of Prayer, Thich Nhat Hanh, I Asked For Wonder: A Spiritual Anthology Abraham Joshua Heschel, Strength To Love, Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
 
     
Programming at UUCGL 
  
Green Sanctuary Ministry Team
Potluck and Meeting
Friday, March 8 - 6:30 p.m.
 
The Green Sanctuary Ministry Team holds evening meetings at a parishioner's house every other month starting in Septembe r . All are welcome! Please join us to learn more about our upcoming events and our 2018-2019 theme: Fresh Water - Rivers, Ponds and Wetlands.
 
For more information, contact Toni Bandrowicz at 781-599-3541 or tbandrowicz@gmail.com .  
 
 
Nahant Winter Bird Walk
Saturday, March 9
 
Shake off the Winter Blues! Come join members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn on Saturday, March 9th for its annual winter bird walk in Nahant!
 
In the past, we have been treated to sightings of Snowy Owls, Common Loons, Black and White-Winged Scoters, Common Goldeneyes, Buffleheads, Mergansers, Scaup, Eiders, Brants, Cedar Waxwings, and Hawks, among other birds.
 
Meet at the parking lot off Ward Road in Nahant (off Nahant Road across from the Coast Guard Station) at 8:30 a.m.
 
Hosted by the Church's Green Sanctuary Ministry Team with its mission of honoring the interconnected web of life by promoting environmental education and sustainability both within the church and in the larger community.
 
 
Social Justice Ministry Team Meeting
 
The next meeting of the Social Justice Ministry Team (SJMT) is Monday, March 11th at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Room. W e will share a potluck starting at 6:15 pm, 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. For more information, please contact Carole McCauley at mccauliflower@gmail.com .
 
 
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, March 14.

Wisdom Circle is a monthly gathering geared toward se niors to share the perspectives and life experiences of older age. It is inten d ed to be supportive and informative, a program both of faith development and pastoral ministry. 
 
The facilitators are Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein, Gloria Kozlosky and Ruth Griffin .


Upcoming Events   
 
Save Your Stuff for the
Spring Bazaar
 
The UUW will be sponsoring a Spring Bazaar on Saturday, March 30th. Your donated items will help make this event a success -- so we ask that you start setting items aside to donate to the Bazaar. If you have a holiday gift or two that you'll never use, consider re-gifting to the Bazaar. 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. Please note that we cannot accept TV's, computers or stuffed animals. THANK YOU!
   
 
Ferry Beach - Hold the date!
April 26-28, 2019
 
We will be making our annual retreat to Ferry Beach the weekend of April 26-28. It's an opportunity to gather with people of all ages within the congregation in a relaxing and joyful setting. From simply sitting to watch the ocean waves or chatting with new friends over coffee, to leading or participating in a variety of activities aimed to feed the body, spirit and mind, there really is something for everyone at Ferry Beach. Pay attention over the next couple weeks as more details emerge regarding planned activities, registration, housing/food, scholarships, and more.
 
AND, if you would like to share your gifts by leading an activity (yoga, meditation, game night, etc.) please let Mark LaPointe, DCLL know as soon as possible! [mlapointe@uucgl.org OR 781-595-8836 Ext. 12] 

 
Reminders
 
It's Pledge season!
 
Thank-you to those who have already filled out the pledge cards sent to you.
 
It is important that the church has your completed pledge cards by March 31, 2019. You may also pledge by e-mailing mypledge@uucgl.org 
 
The totals of these pledges is how next year's (July 2019-June 2020) budget will be set. Your pledge counts!

 
March 50/50 Sunday Offertory:
UU Mass Action
 
The Global Congregation Ministry Team has designated UU Mass Action to share in our Sunday offerings during the month of March. 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 9, 2019 (for more information: https://www.uumassaction.org/ ).
 
The Social Justice Ministry Team will match total donations received up to $500. Please make checks payable to UU Mass Action.
 
The Denominational Connections Ministry Team thanks you for
your generosity.
 

 

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 Gatherings

 

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-1:00 p.m. All are welcome when able to attend. Contact Ron Fishman at ronroyfish@aol.com for more information.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
 

Sunday Schedule
Worship & Children's Ministry
10a.m.
Fellowship Hour 11:15 a.m.
11:15am
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