WEEKLY UPDATE | November 17-23, 2019
Sundays at UUCGL
Worship Service November 17
A Community that Cares | 10am
Claire Wilson, MSW, Pastoral Care Coordinator
UUCGL member and Pastoral Care Coordinator, Claire Wilson, will engage our consideration of being "A Community that Cares." Affirming the values of our UU tradition, we will celebrate their expression within our church family and our wider communities.
Faith Development for Children and Youth
Parents: November music opportunity . . .

Kenneth will be working with the children on a Thanksgiving song over the next couple of weeks with the plan to have them sing along with the choir at our annual Thanksgiving service, Sunday, November 24th.  
Please note:  All participants will need to arrive no later than 9:30 on the 24th for a final rehearsal. If your child will NOT be here, please contact Mark.
Youth Group Meeting this Sunday, November 17
Kitchen and Fellowship Room - 5:30-7:30pm
Please join us for a meal that we will prepare together on Sunday. Feel free to bring any games along or anything you'd like to share with the group that night.

Sunday morning childcare . . .
The childcare room is open and offers a safe, play oriented environment for children 4 and under. The church will do its best to schedule childcare workers each Sunday. 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 know someone who might enjoy a paid position watching young children during church, please have them contact the Director of Community Life and Learning at mlapointe@uucgl.org .
Mark E. LaPointe, Director of Community Life and Learning
Thanksgiving Food Offering, Sunday, November 24
At the worship service on Sunday, November 24, we will receive our annual Thanksgiving Food Offering, which will be delivered to a local food pantry. Please fill a bag with non-perishable items such as canned soup, chili, stew, meat, fruit, veggies, beans, tuna, etc. You may also include cereals, pasta, rice, juice, flour, salt and pepper. If you are able to help with delivery to a local food pantry in Lynn, please contact Mark E. LaPointe, Director of Community Life and Learning at mlapointe@uucgl.org .
Save the Dates
Join Master Baker for a Pie Crust Making Workshop
Friday, November 22 from 7-9pm
Just in time for Thanksgiving, join master baker Gwen McKinney in the UUCGL kitchen for this hands-on pie crust making workshop. Gwen will send you home with a ready-to-roll pie crust and a foolproof recipe guaranteed to impress the holiday crowds. Enrollment limited to 15 participants, $5 donation suggested to cover the cost of ingredients. To register, see signup sheet by UUCGL kitchen or go to:
November 24 Pie Sunday Fellowship Hour
The Faith Development Ministry Team will be hosting Fellowship Hour on November 24 and we invite you to join in our “Pie Sunday”! Test your Thanksgiving recipes and bring your favorite pie (or dessert) to share. Join us for good conversation, fellowship ... and pies!
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 is also helpful in scheduling all events and meetings at the church.
November 50/50 Sunday Offertory to Benefit REAL
Reading and Educational Assistance for Learning
 The REAL Program is a non-profit which works to address literacy issues in Lynn by providing books, homework assistance, healthy snacks and dinners, enrichment opportunities, college campus visits and just plain healthy fun to children in a safe, caring environment (plus English language tutoring for their parents!) It is located in and primarily works with students from the Brickett School in Lynn. The Program’s activities are made possible through a service-learning model designed to provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for retired teachers and professionals and quality service-learning opportunities for high school and college students. Through the collaborative efforts of many individuals, The REAL Program is making a difference in the lives of children. Financial support will be used for current program as well as help meet REAL's goal of a pre-school for neighborhood children. Please make checks payable to The REAL Program, Inc. Social concerns funding will be matching donations up to $1,000. Thank you for your generosity.
Can you help HAWC?
We're asking for donations of hotel/travel sized toiletries for HAWC by December 1st . Your toiletry contributions can be placed on the table in the room to the left of the foyer as you enter the front door. For many years, the UUW has been preparing gift bags every Christmas to donate to "Healing Abuse Working for Change", which was founded 35 years ago. HAWC serves individuals affected by domestic abuse. They are most grateful for our church's 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
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