WEEKLY UPDATE |October 18-24, 2020
Sunday Worship via Zoom
October 18 | 10:00am
"Another World Is Possible"
UUCGL and the UUA
Join us for a special Unitarian Universalist Association-wide worship service. UUA President the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray will preach, "Another World Is Possible."

We will gather as usual with our Zoom worship followed by Coffee Hour.

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Meeting ID: 810 6381 6583
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Our offertory donation link can be found on the church website here
UUCGL Community Connections
Can You Help the UUW
and Your Local Community?

The Unitarian Universalist Women of Greater Lynn would like your help with Food Pantry Donations!

October and May are the months the UUW formerly asked for volunteers to fill a bag with food for our Swampscott neighbors in need. This need is even greater now during the pandemic!
Instead of church members filling a grocery bag, we ask that you make a monetary donation to the Anchor Food Pantry. Their volunteers will use these funds to replenish food pantry items and, if needed, deliver groceries.
Please send your donation to: Anchor Food Pantry
43 Berkshire Street, Swampscott, MA 01907

Please add "UUCGL" on the memo line. Checks should be made payable to Anchor Food Pantry.
The UUW and the recipients thank you for your support!
Programming at UUCGL
Parenting Group Will Meet Monthly Beginning October 21

Has parenting during COVID changed your family dynamics?

Join UUCGL's new parenting group to talk through your experiences. Facilitated by Chris Scheller, a UU religious professional with extensive experience in family religious education and lifetime learning, the group will meet monthly on 10/21, 11/18, and 12/16 from 7-8pm.
The Zoom login for the 10/21 meeting is:
Meeting ID: 821 9721 0382.

For more information contact Mary Gatlin, mary.c.gatlin@gmail.com, chair of the Faith Development Ministry Team. Hope to see you there!
How To Be An Anti-Racist
Book Conversation via Zoom
Wednesday, October 28 and November 11 - 7-8:15pm

Join us virtually on Wednesday evenings as we continue to discuss Ibram X. Kendi's book, "How To Be An Anti-Racist." Rotating facilitators are Suzanne Forgione, Mary Ann Hayes, Anne Principe and Victoria Weinstein.
Please let the church know if you need help obtaining a copy of this important book. We also recommend Ijeoma Oluo's book, "So You Want To Talk About Race" as a companion read.

Click here for more information or to register with Martha Curry, Co-Chair of the Social Justice Ministry Team. Please note Anti-Racism Book Discussion in the subject line and provide your name and contact information.

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Mindfulness-Based Meditation Practice Group
with Anne Principe via Zoom
Mornings 7:30-7:50am
While we are apart, we can breathe together . . .

All are welcome to be a part of a small group ministry to practice mindfulness meditation. Now more than ever, our connections with each other are vital to our sense of calm and hope.
Each morning’s meditation will offer
  • introduction of core concept
  • silent meditation of 5-10 minutes seated comfortably in your own space
Click here for sign up, more information, and to find out what you’ll need in preparation for the practice.
Let's Have Some
Halloween Fun!

We may not be able to have our usual fun together, but we can still have some UU fun! Let’s get creative! Will your pumpkin be happy, silly, or scary? Or maybe your pumpkin looks like someone you admire! Get creative: carving knife, paint, pens, glue, clothing, accessories? There's no limit to your imagination!
Zoom Helpful Hints
Enjoy each other's company in one or all of our Zoom gatherings! We hope that this will be easy for you to do and offer some simple instructions here:
1.   If you already have the Zoom software, just click on the link provided for each gathering. In most cases, it will take you directly to the gathering.
2.   If you do not have Zoom installed, click on the link and you will be prompted to download and run it, a very fast process, you should then be taken to the gathering. (To save time, you can download and install it before the gathering by going to https://zoom.us/download. How the software is installed is dependent on the device or browser you are using.)
3.   If it is asking for the meeting ID number and password, enter those specific numbers and you will be taken to the meeting.
If you are hosting a Zoom gathering, it is helpful to have an assistant who can monitor the waiting room or handle any technical needs, while you, the host, can attend to the gathering.
Hosts and attendees: when the gathering is over, follow the prompts, click leave meeting and be sure to close out of Zoom, if you don't, people can still see or hear you! Be careful when you Zoom!
How to Support Your Church
Pledge Payments

There are three easy options of paying:

1.   Send your check to the church (101 Forest Avenue, Swampscott, MA 01907).
2.   Set up a bill-pay system with your bank and have the check sent to the above address.
3.   Donate online. To donate online, please go to our website (uucgl.org) and click “Donate” in the upper right-hand corner. After you fill in the information page, click “Submit.” You will then be offered options to pay through your PayPal account, if you have one, or through your credit card.
Thank you for your support!
UUCGL Resources
Stay Connected with UUCGL

We hope you are managing this evolving pandemic in the best way possible. Staff continue to work from home and can be reached at the email addresses listed below. The church has a number of ways to help you. The Board, its committees, and church staff are still working on behalf of the congregation - that means YOU! Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or if we can help. Thank you and be well!
The Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein

Eileen Cummings, UUCGL President
Elizabeth Muller, Business Administrator
Angie Kern, Administrative Assistant
Kenneth Griffith, Director of Music
Grants Committee and the Grants Coordinator
We would like to remind all our parishioners that we are here for you should you need help with rent or utility bills during this difficult time. We can provide aid through our Spinney Mudge Emergency Funds. We also provide scholarships to college students. Please call Chris Hansen, our Grants Coordinator at 781-595-8836, ext. 23 and leave a message with your name and telephone number and she will get back to you or email her
Thank you,
The Grants Committee
Pastoral Care Ministry Team
The good news is that, presently, no one in our congregation, of the calls our Pastoral Team has been making, is symptomatic of the coronavirus. We count our blessings. Each of us is challenged not only by a barrage of information but also by creatively adapting to new ways of "life, as
usual." Feeling lonely? Need groceries? Got coping ideas to share? Is there a change in your contact info (since September)? Call 781-595-8836 ext 16.
Claire Wilson, Pastoral Care Coordinator
Sermons Online
We are exploring many ways to enrich our lives as a spiritual community during this physical-distancing time. One such way is to be able to listen to past sermons. Click here for the link on our website that takes you to recent sermons.
Weekly Update Schedule
Next issue: Week of October 25

The next Weekly Update deadline is Wednesday, October 21, 9am; Zoom Connections gatherings will be included. Please send your notices to Angie Kern (akern@uucgl.org).
Contact Information Reminder
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
Visit Us
Sunday Zoom Schedule
Worship & Children's Ministry: 10am
Fellowship Hour: 11am

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