WEEKLY UPDATE | September 15-21, 2019
Grounded and Guided
What practices and ideas ground us in our values, help us to hold to what is good, and guide us to spend our time and energy in ways that dignify and celebrate the gift of life?
Worship Service September 15
The Right Stuff | 10am
Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein, Parish Minister
Human beings have gazed into the skies with awe since the beginning of our species. Fifty years ago, man stood on the moon. Today we celebrate the astonishing accomplishment of the moon landing and consider what it says to us today.
Beginning This Sunday
Sabbatical Chat and Worship Workshop
Sundays, 11:30am-12:30pm
September 15, September 29, October 6
 Join Rev. Vicki in the sanctuary after Fellowship Hour to learn about the ministry of the church during her sabbatical from November 10-May 10, 2020. Who is doing what? Where are you needed?
In the absence of the minister, the congregation has an opportunity to hear a variety of perspectives from the pulpit and to connect with each other and with newcomers in a particularly intimate way, discovering or strengthening each one's own ministerial awareness and gifts.
The Sabbatical Chat will take about 15 minutes, after which those who would like to can stay for hands-on training for involvement with worship services, ushering and greeting.
Children and Youth 2019-2020 Faith Development
Our 2019-2020 Faith Development program for children and youth kicks off this Sunday, September 15. 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.
All high school aged youth are invited to join the new and improved 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. The year kicks off with a trip to Boda Borg ( http://bodaborg.com/usa/boston/ ) on September 22. If you have questions, or wish to sign up for the Boda Borg trip, contact Kate Henneberry at ksberries1@hotmail.com .
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
Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn
Sanctuary Update
Sanctuary Committee Meeting
Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00pm
The next meeting of the UUCGL Sanctuary Committee will be held on Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Room. At this meeting we will discuss the newest developments regarding our sanctuary effort, including steps toward building a space in the church to house a guest, the progress in the crafting of a sanctuary covenant that will be shared by all volunteer congregations, and the beginnings of the ECCO volunteer guidelines.
If you cannot join us for this meeting, future meetings will be announced in the Weekly Update. For questions, please email past president Scott Nowka at snowka@gmail.com .
UUCGL Properties Update
Our Beautiful Church Property
 Dear Friends,
It's been a busy couple of months on our beautiful property as we have been working on a number of repair and maintenance projects.
Several trees have been removed for safety reasons around the parking lots and playground. Repairs continue on the building and gutters, which have been leaking for some time. This required the removal of some trees around the building. We also took this opportunity to prune our beautiful fir and dogwood in the courtyard.
Our work in the courtyard will continue for another couple weeks. Once completed, we will be moving our new benches into the area for everyone to enjoy the ambiance of our beautiful courtyard, just as the butterfly above is enjoying our space.
Thank you for your continued support.
Properties Committee
Courtyard/Sanctuary Window Repairs
Our repairs continue in the sanctuary and our courtyard. At various points in the process you may see areas boarded up, and we want to remind everyone that no one should enter the courtyard. It is a construction site and some construction materials are being stored under tarps. Thank you for your patience!
Come Volunteer at The Food Project!
This Saturday, September 14 - 9:15am-12:30pm
The Green Sanctuary Ministry Team has been sponsoring volunteer efforts at The Food Project every spring and fall for a number of years. It's an event that is greatly enjoyed by all! The Lynn Farm is located at the Ingalls School, 1 Collins Street Terrace, Lynn.

The Food Project's mission is to grow a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system. See http://thefoodproject.org/ .
Sharing Our Sunday Offerings September-June
 One charitable organization or cause will be chosen each month; each Sunday our offertory will benefit both the church and the charity. 

How this works:
- Cash: All cash in the Sunday collection is split 50/50 between the church and the current charity.
- Cash Offering Envelopes: Envelopes on the usher's table, with a check-off list on the front, can be use to designate a cash donation to the church only or the charity only.
- To donate only to the charity - make checks payable to the charity, as listed in the charity's description (see below).
  - To split your donation between the church and the charity - make checks payable to UUCGL with 50/50 on the memo line.
 - To pay your pledge only - make checks payable to UUCGL with pledge on the memo line.
This information can be found in each Sunday's Order of Service.
September 50/50 Sunday Offertory to Benefit
UUSC Hurricane Dorian Crisis Response
 Please make a generous contribution to help UUSC deliver critically needed support to those in the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian. Our 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.
Do you like to sing? Do you love music? Join the Choir!
Do you like to sing? Please join us for fun and music. The choir rehearses in the sanctuary on Thursday nights at 7:30pm and sings on Sunday mornings beginning at 9:00am. It's a great way to have fun, get to know people and be a part of our church community. All skill levels are welcome. If you have questions, please speak to Kenneth Griffith or any of the choir members.
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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