WEEKLY UPDATE | May 19-25, 2019
THIS SUNDAY, MAY 19
Coming of Age Worship Service
"Credos "
UUCGL Senior High Youth
Sunday, May 19 | 10am
This year's RE Sunday features our senior high youth who've spent the year completing the Coming of Age program. COA is an opportunity for youth to explore their own beliefs and their connection to Unitarian Universalism and spirituality. Working with a mentor, each youth writes a credo, a statement of belief which they will share with the congregation as they lead worship. This is a capstone of our faith development program for children and youth and we hope you all join us to celebrate this important milestone.
Annual All-Church Picnic This Sunday, May 19
The Faith Development Ministry Team will be hosting their annual end-of-the-programming year picnic after the service on Sunday, May 19th, and everyone is welcome! There will be plenty of burgers (both vegetarian and not), hot dogs, salad, chips, and cake - plus we welcome any additional salads or desserts that people would like to share.
UUCGL Community
Green Sanctuary Paddle on the Ipswich River
As part of the Green Sanctuary Ministry Team’s theme this year of “Fresh Water – Rivers, Ponds, and Wetlands,” on Saturday, May 11 th , twenty-two church and family members boarded canoes and kayaks at the Ipswich River Watershed Association (IRWA) for a paddle on the Ipswich River. It was a picture-perfect Spring day for celebrating the river and enjoying being together with our church community. Our thanks to Trish Aldrich, Green Sanctuary member and IRWA employee! (The 50/50 Sunday Offertory in May is for the IRWA. Please consider making a donation to this organization that works to protect nature, keep the river healthy for fish and wildlife, and provide a great place to have fun outdoors.)
Upcoming
Annual Reports Due May 20
I f you have been asked to write an annual report for your committee or team, please submit it to Elizabeth Muller at emuller@uucgl.org by May 20.

Thank you.
Unitarian Universalist Women Luncheon
at UUCGL - May 22 - 12:30 p.m.
The UUW will hold its Annual Luncheon in the Skylight Room at church on May 22nd at 12:30 p.m. The luncheon will include sandwiches, salads and dessert from Periwinkles Food Shoppe. Join us for a delicious lunch and conversation. To reserve a seat, please email Joanne Brine at brinej@gmail.com . The cost of the luncheon is $10 payable on May 22nd. Please respond by May 17.
Unitarian Universalist Women College Scholarships
Applications for college scholarships given by the UUW can be obtained at the church office. The deadline for returning the applications is May 31, 2019.
David Tumulty Scholarship
Applications are now being accepted for the David Tumulty Scholarship. 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, as June 1st is this year's deadline.
H A W C - When you travel this summer . . .
Don't forget to save hotel/travel-sized toiletries for HAWC. For many years, the UUW has been preparing gift bags every Christmas to donate to " H ealing A buse W orking for C hange" which was founded over 35 years ago. This organization serves 23 cities and towns from Saugus to Cape Ann with local offices in Lynn and Salem. HAWC serves individuals affected by domestic abuse. Its mission is to "support the healing process of abuse and to change social norms and behaviors that perpetrate violence and oppression". They are always very grateful for our church's generosity.
Reminders
May 50/50 Sunday Offertory: IRWA
The Ipswich River Watershed Association
The Green Sanctuary Ministry Team, has selected the Ipswich River Watershed Association (IRWA) to share in our Sunday offerings during the month of May. The voice of the Ipswich River since 1977, the IRWA works to protect nature, keep the river healthy for fish and wildlife, and provide a great place to have fun outdoors. The Ipswich River provides drinking water for 350,000 people and businesses (in Beverly, Lynn, Lynnfield, Peabody, Salem and elsewhere) and was named one of the most endangered rivers in the United States primarily because too much water is taken out and not enough is put back. The IRWA advocates for safe, fair water use, water-smart development, and resilient communities. These dedicated individuals make it easy for people of all ages to get outdoors, connect with nature, and paddle the Ipswich River. For more info, visit ipswichriver.org or ask Green Sanctuary Team member Trish Aldrich.
 
The Social Justice Ministry Team will match total donations received up to $500. Please make checks payable to IRWA. The Green Sanctuary Ministry Team thanks you for your generosity.
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