Led by Rev. Laurel Gray
This is our annual All Souls service when we remember those dear to us who have died. There are lots of ways to pay homage to the dead and part of our tradition is writing names on paper leaves to decorate branches on the altar. Come gather as we remember our loved ones together.
This service will be held in the sanctuary and on Zoom:
Join us online at zoom.us/j/89873989254
Join us by phone at 301-715-8592, meeting ID 89873989254
Masks encouraged in the sanctuary.
Religious Exploration Classes:
This Sunday, Nov. 5 at 9:30 am
in the Frog Room
2nd & 6th Principles: "All People Should be Treated Fairly and Kindly, and We Must Work for a Peaceful, Fair, and Free World." This Sunday, we will be discussing the concepts of freedom, fairness, and liberty through the lens of Disability Rights and some history of disability activism, including the 1990 "Capitol Crawl". We hope you can join us!
We will start together in the Frog Room, and then we will break into 2 groups: PreK-3rd grade & 4-6th grade.
Fundraising Concert with Kala
A note from Kim and Bruce Hall:
We look forward to seeing you at our house for an evening of the four Fs- Fun(d)raising, Food, Fizzy and of course: Fantastic music from Kala! OOPS- forgot FRIENDSHIP!
Please feel free to forward to friends I have missed and all friends welcome.
Voluntary Covid self-testing ahead of time is requested- let Kim know if you need a kit.
Please get your tix with a click on the announcement under Kala's photo so we have a head count - we don't want to run out of anything! I know many who are planning to come so please register asap.
PLEASE COME AND HEAR KALA FARNHAM
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4, 7-9
ENJOY AN EVENING OF WINE AND MUSIC AT THE HALL HOME
8 SCHIPPER FARM LANE
20 $ PER PERSON
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Next Youth Group Meeting
This Sunday, Nov 5 at 6:00 pm.
All High School Youth are welcome to attend!
The MET needs you!
A small, easy lift is needed from our members & friends! We would love to have your smiling faces greeting at our doors on Sunday morning!
Can you arrive at 10 am and help with this important task? Meet other UUs and help a new visitor feel a little more comfortable.
Please sign up using the "Sign-Up Genius" link below for dates that work for you:
Thank you in advance for your support!
The Membership Engagement Team (MET)
The Garden Committee will be meeting on Zoom, Weds, Nov 8 at 7:30 pm. All are welcome! Please contact the office for the Zoom link.
Come Sing With Us!
Choir has started! We would love to have you join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am. For any questions, contact Kala Farnham at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next book group meeting will be on November 10th, 7pm at the home of Justine Snyder, 690 South Street, Shrewsbury. Her phone # is 508-614-8258.The book this month is Kindred, by Octavia Butler. Please contact Susie Wells with any questions: email@example.com. All are welcome!
SMOC Food and Clothing Drives
SMOC Food & Clothing Collections are on the following Thursdays:
Ruggles St. Door
Why We Cannot Turn Away: Resources for UU Leaders Engaging on Israel and Palestine
Monday, November 6, 2023 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
As our world bears witness to the tragic and traumatic events unfolding in Palestine & Israel, many of us are yearning for a faithful way to discuss and engage what is occurring. Join us for this session for religious professionals, where we will invite multiple expert voices to help us deepen our understanding in truth and possibility. Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association and hosted by Muslim and Jewish UU professionals, this session will feature guest appearances by experts who will share about the history of the region, how our world arrived at the current moment, some history about UU engagement with these issues, and what we as people of faith might do in response to it. In this time of collective fear and grief, let us form a community willing to learn, struggle, and heal together.
This event is geared toward anyone who serves as a UU religious professional or in a lay leadership capacity in their congregation. This session will be recorded and made available as a resource for congregations after the live event, and you may register even if you are unable to attend live. We will also be introducing a template for congregational conversations to be used by religious professionals in their settings; all who register for this event will receive a zoom link to the live event as well as follow up communications including the video recording and congregational conversation template.
VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION -
NOVEMBER 11, 2023
The Westborough Veterans Advisory Board invites all residents of the town to join them on Saturday November 11th at 10:30 am for a celebration of all Veterans and the selfless contributions they made and continue to make to our vibrant country.
The program will begin at 10:30 am in front of the Forbes Municipal building with a schedule of activities including invocation, patriotic choral presentations, and comments from invited guests and, a presentation by the 2023 Grand Marshal, Michael Barretti Sr. Mike is a longtime Westborough resident and a retired Marine Corps Major. The program will conclude with the traditional recognition of the Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour significance for which Veterans Day was created.
The event is being planned to celebrate and thank all veterans for their service to the country and to highlight the support and high level of respect its citizens have for them.
Earlier in the day, the Advisory Board will place wreaths on memorials in Minuteman Park, and the cemeteries of St Luke’s, Pine Grove, and Midland. Residents are welcome to observe these brief ceremonies commencing at 8:30 am.
The Veterans Advisory Board advocates on behalf of all veterans and families and strives to inform and educate the community on available services and benefits for all veterans. For further information, contact our Veterans Services Officer Jeff Farrell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Transgender Day of Remembrance Service
Sunday, November 19th, 7:00 pm
Unitarian Church of Marlborough & Hudson
80 Main Street, Hudson, MA
Join us as we honor the lives of transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of violence this year with music, poetry, prayer, and a reading of the names.
Hosted by the First Parish Church of Stow & Acton and the Unitarian Church of Marlborough & Hudson
Sat, Nov 4
Concert Fundraiser with Kala at Hall's house
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