WEEKLY UPDATE |May 9-15, 2021
MAY 9, 2021 | 10:00am
"To Build a Church"
We Worship this Sunday with the
Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Reverend Janet Parsons
Worship with us on Zoom at 10:00am!

A warm welcome to our friends from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn! Our theme this month is Stories, and we are emphasizing creation stories and myths. Since May 15 is the 60th anniversary of the first General Assembly of the brand new UUA, we will take a look back at the consolidation of the Unitarians and the Universalists and the goal of creating a new religious tradition. Creation stories help form the foundations of all religions. What are some of our Unitarian and Universalist stories?
 
Join us on Zoom at 10:00 a.m., and please stay for our virtual coffee hour in breakout rooms immediately following the service.
Meeting ID: 913 0038 3038
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Sharing Our Joys and Sorrows

Would you like to share your joys, sorrows, and prayer requests with the congregation? Use this form to let us know!  ~Rev. Vicki
SAVE THESE ONLINE AUCTION DATES
Social Justice Ministry Team's
Silent Auction for ECCO
May 16-May 23
 
We are holding a week-long online auction (May 16 - May 23) to raise funds for a community organizer position at ECCO (Essex County Community Organization). We have many items including gift cards to local businesses, personalized workout sessions, and fresh Lynn backyard eggs, from Babs, of course.
 
Many of you answered our call for donations. Who else would like to donate? Gift card to a favorite local business? something fun, something yummy, something beautiful?
 
If you have something to donate, please email Michael Celona (michaelcelona@yahoo.com) and Debbie Boggs (daboggs@gmail.com).

The Social Justice Ministry Team (SJMT) meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Our next meeting is Tuesday, May 11 at 7:00pm. Contact the chairs for the Zoom link if you would like to attend (use SJMT@uucgl.org).
Programming at UUCGL
Spring Bird Walk - Save the Date!

May 8 | 9am
Our annual Spring Bird Walk on May 8th will be at the Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary on Risley Road. Due to Covid, the event is limited to 25 people, to register and for more details, click here.
Wisdom Circle

May 12 | 12-1:30pm
Elders are welcome to join us for our monthly Wisdom Circle on Wednesday, May 12 from 12:00 to 1:30pm on Zoom. After considering an in-person meeting, we decided this was preferable to having to sit well apart with masks on throughout our meeting.
 
Our topic this month will be mothers, mothering, relationships with mothers. Gloria Kozlosky and Rev. Vicki will lead.
 
Meeting ID: 899 8407 1013
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Wildflowers in the Neighborhood

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn is going wild! -- with wildflowers that is. With the help of the Swampscott Conservancy, church members planted 136 seedlings of native Canada Windflower (Anemone canadensis), Eastern Red Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), and Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum) in a wooded area on the church’s property. Suzanne Hale, Conservancy member and native plant enthusiast, assisted in the..... 

[Click here for more. Also: Native Plant Trust and “Nature Notes on Invasive Plants” Swampscott Conservancy - YouTube.]
UUCGL Community Connections
David Tumulty Scholarship Applications Due May 15

Applications are now being accepted. 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, May 15 is this year's deadline.
Unitarian Universalist Women
College Scholarship Aid

Applications Due June 13

Click here to print the form to apply for college scholarship aid given by the UUW. The deadline for returning applications is June 13, 2021.
Help Our Neighbors Fight Hunger!

Food insecurity is on the rise due to the economic crisis caused by the pandemic!

Every week, individuals and groups prepare 2,000 brown bags to supplement the hot meals provided by MBT. If you are interested in putting together brown bags, either individually or with a team, or if you would like to donate towards this effort, please be in touch with Deb Boggs, Clare Campbell, or Michael Celona. To find out more about our efforts for local food pantries and our Social Justice Ministry Team activities, please go to our website page at https://www.uucgl.org/socialjustice.
Weekly Update Schedule
Next issue:
Week of May 16, 2021

The deadline for the week of May 16th, is Wednesday, May 12, 9am. Please send your notices to Angie Kern (akern@uucgl.org).
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