Weekly Update - November 26, 2019
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service today!
The Westborough Interfaith Thanksgiving Service is today, Tuesday, November 26th at St. Luke the Evangelist Church at 7:30 pm. UUCSW members are warmly invited and encouraged to attend. Happy Thanksgiving!
Sunday Service: For the Love of Advent
December 1st at 10:30 am
Advent is the season leading up to Christmas, which we UUs don’t often celebrate. It’s an important and exciting time in the Christian calendar, and today we’ll explore what wisdom it offers for Christians and non Christians alike. Led by Rev. Laurel Gray.
Boston Children's Hospital Bloodmobile
Blood Drive in Memory of
Corinne Sciarappa 
Saturday, November 30th
9 am to 3:30 pm
Westborough Fire Department
42 Milk Street, Westborough 
Please remember to hydrate
Photo ID required
From Thanksgiving through New Year's Day blood donations typically decline, so we hope you can join us; but if not, please find another time and place that works for you and consider bringing along a friend.
To make an appointment go to: halfpints.childrenshospital.org and use sponsor code: WESTBFD. For more information, contact Cyndi at Cynthia.mackinlay@childrens.harvard.edu or Pauline at psciarappa@gmail.com. Thank you.
UUCSW Monthly Service Project
When: Sunday, December 1st, 12:00 to 12:30 pm
Where: In our very own church kitchen 
What: Pack meals
We will be packing meals for people in a homeless shelter in Worcester. There will be jobs for all ages. We deliver 100 meals on Sunday and they are handed out the next two days. The shelter does NOT provide lunches so this is a big help for people.
UU Knits December 2nd
Do you enjoy any type of needle or yarn craft? Then bring your WIP (Work in Progress) to sit and gab with other crafters while you make some progress! We provide a zero-pressure setting, and we have a great time. We welcome all skill levels. Join us in the Parlor on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 6:30 pm.
Return Giving Tree gifts by December 8th
Again this holiday season we are joining our fellow churches in this wonderful outreach to our community! We truly appreciate all your support as we work to make this Christmas special for everyone. Gifts should come back to church WRAPPED with the TAG ATTACHED by Sunday, December 8th at 10:30 am . If you are not around that weekend you may also drop your gift at Erin Boudreaux's house at 56 West Main Street (just a block from the church) any time before the due date. Thank you!
Guest at Your Table sponsored by the UUSC
The UU Service Committee (UUSC) describes this program as part of the UU community culture since 1975 to strengthen connections to our shared principles and help to challenge injustice throughout the world. This year, funds will go to the UUSC in honor of women leaders from partner organizations that have taken on some of today’s greatest human rights challenges. To learn more, visit the UUSC.org website.  Please return Guest at Your Table boxes to church on Sunday, December 1st or Sunday, December 8th. Thank you.
A Special Request from the Membership Team
On behalf of the membership caring team, join us in helping Richard and Tanya Trainor provide a special Christmas for their five young children. They are looking for gift certificates for local experiences such as Sky Zone, Altitude, Urban Air, movie tickets, restaurants (Bertuccis, McDonalds, etc.), roller skating, bowling, Tower Hill, Claytime, Board and Brush, museums, etc. If you prefer that we do the shopping for you, contributions are welcome by mail, in the form of a check (mailed to the UUCSW at Box 544) or in the weekly collection by check or cash in a small gift envelope with the note “Trainor family” on the memo line or envelope. Lisa Shumway will be collecting unwrapped gifts at church or by arrangement until December 22nd. Thank you in advance for your generosity. If you have questions, please contact Lisa Shumway at Membership@uucsw.org.
ShopWithScrip cards make great holiday gifts!

When you purchase a gift card through ShopwithScrip, a percentage of the face value of the card goes to UUCSW. These small but significant rebates really add up - we are hoping to raise $1,000 through the holidays with this program. If you’ve set up a Scrip account, you can continue to place your order online as usual. If you don’t have an account, we have created a paper order form you can use to purchase physical gift cards by check through the holiday season. Order forms are available in the Chapel or from the PDF linked here. Checks made out to UUCSW and your completed order form should be returned to Lisa Shumway. We will place orders weekly through December 9th. Expect a one-week turnaround.
Support UUCSW with AmazonSmile
Did you know that when you shop for the holidays at smile.amazon.com/ch/04-3030641, AmazonSmile donates to the Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society of Westborough? Sign up today to take advantage of this easy way to fundraise for UUCSW.
UUCSW Reflections podcast now available!
Did you miss one of Rev. Laurel's sermons, or would you like to hear it again, or share it with a friend? Now you can listen to sermons through our new podcast, UUCSW Reflections!