Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society of Westborough
Weekly Update
June 6, 2019
Sunday, June 9 at 10:30 am
Ahead of the Times
led by Kathie Metzger
Nearly 100 years ago, August 18, 1920, women in this country got the right to vote. At this service, we will talk about a few of the women who worked so hard to earn this right for women in the US. We will also learn a bit about how the UUCSW was ahead of the rest of the country.
2019 Annual Meeting this Sunday!
Our 2019 Annual Meeting will start at 11:45 am right after the service. Please plan to attend, discuss, ask questions and vote! 
This Week in Religious Education
On June 9 we will be together for a Group RE, and we will begin in the Sanctuary. This will be our last RE Sunday of the year before we move into our summer service schedule. The RE program will restart in the fall. Have a great summer!
Informal Gathering to Remember Corinne
The UUCSW community will open its doors on Thursday, June 6 beginning at 7:00 pm to provide an opportunity for us to come together as a congregation to comfort one another and share remembrances of Corinne. We will have a book for people to write down memories and share favorite photos. The memory book will be presented to the Sciarappa family at a later time. Please note: The official Celebration of Life service for Corinne will take place at a later date to be determined by her family.
A Common Read - Upcycle Your Congregation: Creative Ideas for Transforming Faith Communities
Last year we participated in A Common Read, with the UUA, a unique experience to us, an opportunity to participate in a church-wide read, A Common Read. We are going to do our own Common Read as suggested by Ann Maloney and Amy Martellock in their March 24th sermon, Creating Our Future Together, that invited us to engage in creating a vision for the future of our congregation.
 
A Common Read invites participants to read and discuss the same book at the same time. A Common Read can build community in our congregation and provide us an opportunity to work toward common goals.

Please  click here for more information about our Common Read and plan to join us on  Friday, June 7 at 7:00 pm  at the church to start this important discussion on our mission, vision, and values. Please go to Realm and RSVP. Thank you.
UU's at Lunch June 12
Wednesday, June 12, we will be enjoying one of our favorite occasions when we have our annual gathering at Longfellow’s beautiful Wayside Inn when the roses are in bloom. We will meet at the Inn at 11:30. The Wayside Inn is off Route 20 between Marlboro and Sudbury. Turn right at the lights to go left just after the Wayside General Store on the eastern edge of Marlboro. Follow that road and the Inn will be on the left. This outing is always a very special yearly treat, so if you’d like to join us please notify Mary Tribe ( marytribe5@gmail.com ) by Thursday, June 6, so we can make our reservations. We hope many of you can join us as we will be taking our summer break in July and August and won’t be meeting again until September.
June Board of Trustees meeting change
Please note a change in the Board of Trustees monthly meeting date, posted in the June Vista, from Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30 pm to Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 pm. Thank you. 
Book Group June 14
For June, we are reading Dear America by Jose Antonio Vargas. Please join us. The group is open to all. We usually meet in members’ homes and enjoy small groups of seven to ten people. We enjoy some light refreshments, lively discussion, and wonderful company. You are welcome to attend. If you are planning to attend for the first time, please email:  Judithteacake@gmail.com.
Looking for help with reception following Memorial Service for Joan Ames
I am looking for folks to prepare baked goods, set up, serve, or clean-up in connection with the reception following the Memorial Service for Joan Ames on June 15. Set-up will be at 1:30. The service starts at 2:00 with the reception following so I anticipate clean-up to finish around 4:30. Please email me if you would like to help.
- Lisa Shumway ( LSS0907@gmail.com )
Pastoral Counseling Available
During the time that we are without a minister, the Pastoral Counseling Center at 7 Church Street is available to our congregants. Pastoral Counseling draws on the rich traditions of both psychology and, if desired, spirituality, working from an interfaith perspective, respecting everyone’s journey as they face difficult life experiences. The Center is supported in part by many of the Westborough places of worship, including ours, so that it can serve everyone, regardless of whether health insurance is available, although health insurance will be used when possible. A counselor at the Center is able to help whether you just want a one time meeting, or are interested in longer term help. To learn more about the center please explore their website at pccofma.org or talk with Sylvia Sirignano.
More information about UUCSW events and programs can be found in our monthly Vista newsletter.