Weekly Update - July 2nd, 2020
Safari Sunday: "America the Beautiful"
July 5th at 10:00 am
hosted by UUCSW and led by Lisa Shumway
This summer, UUCSW is joining with neighboring UU churches on an adventure where each church will host a virtual service. We will connect with UU friends from Marlborough/Hudson, Northborough, Grafton, and Berlin. These “Safari Sunday” services begin at 10:00 am. July 5th is the first Safari Sunday of the summer and UUCSW will be hosting! The service will begin at 10:00 am but we will open the Zoom meeting room at 9:30 to give folks a chance to visit before we get started.

To join us online, click zoom.us/j/84253517018
To call in, dial 301-715-8592, meeting ID 84253517018
Upcoming Summer Services
Next Sunday, July 12th at 9:30 am please join us on Zoom for "Grace Without God" led by Sheila McPharlin. A life-long UU and former UUCSW member, Sheila will reflect on Katherine Ozment’s book, “Grace Without God,” which explores the quest for meaning, truth and community outside the construct of formal religion. For a full listing of all upcoming UUCSW services, please see our 2020 Summer Services Flyer.
Racial Justice Committee
The Committee continues to take shape as several have expressed interest in being involved. Please reach out to Chair Jane Walsh at janenboro@aol.com if you too are interested or have questions. In the meantime...

  • Want to learn what it means to be antiracist? Watch the Aspen Ideas Festival 2019 interview with Ibram Kendi, PhD: aspenideas.org/sessions/how-to-be-an-antiracist
  • Wondering how to act upon your UU values in an election year? Visit UUtheVote.org
  • Interested in protesting in support of Black Lives Matter, but not alone? Jerry Breecher and others will welcome your company at the Rotary. Contact Jerry at jerry@breecher.com
Socially Distanced Picnic July 12th!
The Membership Committee is hosting an event this summer. Please join us on Sunday July 12th at the Bay State Commons at 5:00 pm for a socially distanced picnic. Bring your own everything!
Blood Donors Needed
Throughout the summer months blood donations typically are low. Please consider donating blood through any of the following organizations to give the gift that is desperately needed and greatly appreciated. You can let others know of this opportunity to help others by email, phone call or any social media that you choose; spread the word! Most locations prefer appointments but some may have limited walk-in opportunities. Make a difference even on your vacation/staycation by finding a donor center near your happy place.

Boston Children's Hospital Blood Donor Center
333 Longwood Ave Boston 617-355-6677

Donor Center at DFCI
450 Brookline Ave Boston 617-632-3206

Rhode Island Blood Donor Centers multiple locations
Call 1-800-283-8385 or visit  ribc.org

American Red Cross Donation Centers multiple locations
Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit  redcrossblood.org
Zoom Meeting Links
UU Knits (every Mon at 6:30 pm): zoom.us/j/588727151
Book Group (2nd Fri at 7 pm): zoom.us/j/605989233
Tuesday Community Hour (7 pm): zoom.us/j/345487625
Thursday Community Hour (10:30 am): zoom.us/j/102826335
Submit an Announcement to the Weekly Update
Do you have an announcement about a church- or community-related program, event, or resource that you would like to share with your fellow UUCSW members and friends? If so, you are invited to submit an announcement to be included in the Weekly Update, which is distributed by email each Thursday. Send your announcement to Elisa at office@uucsw.org. The weekly deadline is Wednesday at noon.