WEEKLY UPDATE | October 20-26, 2019
This Sunday, October 20
Worship Service October 20
Beyond Hope: The Path of Faithfulness | 10am
Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein, Parish Minister
Faithful living brings us beyond the argument of whether or not we can reasonably remain hopeful about what is possible for Earth and the survival of species. But how? Come be inspired by the wisdom of faith-based environmentalist Margaret Bullitt-Jonas and others.
Sabbatical News
Sabbatical Guide Available

Rev. Vicki will be leaving for a six month sabbatical on November 10. A Sabbatical Guide is now available that contains information about this period of time and who will be covering in her absence. You can pick one up in the office, and there are copies posted on the bulletin board in the corridor leading into the sanctuary.
Sundays at UUCGL
Children and Youth 2019-2020 Faith Development
Reminder: All Children/Youth must register for the program each fall. You can download and complete a registration form here . If you have questions, please contact Mark LaPointe, Director of Community Life and Learning.

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
Youth Group (Grades 9-12) - Update
 The next Youth Group gathering is this Sunday, October 20 for our Haunted Happenings outing. Please meet us at the Swampscott train station at 12:30pm. We will return on the 3:24pm train from Salem. Please bring money for transportation on the train. Lunch will be provided.
 
The Youth Group is also hosting a team for My Brother's Table Walk on October 27 . This year the Youth Group is walking in memory of Emmanuela Minnefield, a faithful supporter of My Brother's Table! Members of the congregation can join our team or donate here : Password to join: 101Forest

All high school aged youth are invited to join our Youth Group at UUCGL. The group will meet on Sunday evenings and will focus on building community, connecting to the broader world through social justice, and embodied spiritual practice. If you have questions, contact Youth Group Director, Kate Henneberry, at ksberries1@hotmail.com .
Mark Your Calendars
Climate Change and Faith
Green Sanctuary Ministry Team Meeting
November 1 - 7pm - Parish Hall
 If you’ve never attended a GSMT meeting, we hope you’ll consider coming to this one as we plan events focusing on our theme this year: “Climate Change & Faith.”
 
We are always interested in new ideas and volunteers to help with our activities – you can participate as much or as little as you like, but we are striving this year to get more people involved in GSMT activities and to also coordinate closely with other church committees and teams as well as outside organizations as we “draw the circle wider.”
 
We’ll have refreshments at the meeting and, while potluck contributions are not necessary, they are always welcome. Any questions, feel free to contact me at tbandrowicz@gmail.com .
 
Thanks and hope to see you in November! ~ Toni Bandrowicz, GSMT Chair
Reminders
October 50/50 Sunday Offertory to Benefit
UUSC Hurricane Dorian Crisis Response
 The Denominational Connections Ministry Team has requested that we continue our collection for Hurricane Dorian relief. Please make a generous contribution to help UUSC deliver critically needed support to those in the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian. Their unique approach to crisis response includes working with local groups to provide relief long after the media's attention has moved on.

Please make checks payable to UUSC with Hurricane Dorian Crisis Response on the memo line. Thank you for your generosity.
Fair Trade Coffee and Chocolate Bars
Prices Reduced on Select Items
Throughout October, selected Fair Trade coffee and chocolate bars, identified by a red label, are on sale at deeply discounted prices. Selected coffee items, regularly priced at $7 and $7.75, are on sale for $5. The sale price for chocolate bars is $2, down from $2.75. Items on sale are past the “best by” date but are fully useable, fresh, and flavorful.
 
The after church sales area is operated by the Denominational Connections Ministry Team. The products are obtained from Equal Exchange, a worker cooperative based in Massachusetts that distributes tea, coffee, chocolate and other items grown on small family farms that follow ecologically responsible practices. Proceeds from sales help fund the activities of the Ministry Team.
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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