Sunday Morning

Service: "On Creating"

led by Rev. Laurel Gray


So often, when we think about nature, we see the relationship between nature and humans as adversarial. Today we’ll explore what it means to be part of creation and contribute to a system of mutual flourishing.

This service will be held in the sanctuary and on Zoom:

Join us online at

Join us by phone at 301-715-8592, meeting ID 89873989254

Childcare is always available downstairs

during the service.

Religious Exploration:

Meets first and third Sundays at 9:30 am

The Theme this week is "Circles of Love and Inclusion", with parachute games!

UUCSW Announcements


Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, June 11 after service. Please try to get your reports submitted to Colleen at [email protected] by Weds, May 31. Thank you!

Kindness Rocks Painting and Pizza Party

Enjoy a night off from cooking, bring the kids and/or your favorite grown-ups, and paint some Kindness Rocks with friends!

Please join us - all are welcome!

Wednesday, May 31

5:30 - 7:00 pm

In the downstairs conference room

**Youth group members will be on hand to help with the party and the kids. Donations to the Youth Group's upcoming trip to GA in Pittsburgh are welcome, but not required.**

Please rsvp to [email protected] if you plan to attend. Thank you!

UUCSW's High School Youth Group is headed to Pittsburgh in June for the UUA General Assembly! According to the UUA website: "Participants worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process." What an exciting and formative experience!

Will you consider donating to support our youth on their journey? Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated, and will help with transportation, lodging, and registration.

Donations can be made by check (with "Youth Group" in the notes line); or with cash at the Kindness Rocks party; or you can click the link below to go to Realm Giving and choose "Youth Group" in the dropdown.

Donate on Realm

Thank you!

Summer Services are back!

This summer’s ‘On The Road Sundays’ are in the planning stages. Berlin, Northborough, Marlboro & Hudson, and Westborough Churches are offering 6 services, between June 25th and August 6th There will not be a service on July 2nd. Two Sundays will be at our church. 

These services will be a relaxed, casual, and informative. Get to know your our neighbor churches by attending all 6. On The Road Sunday Service Schedule will be published soon.

This is great news!

Garden Committee

You can follow what's happening with the UUCSW gardens on our Facebook page:

Facebook Page

For more information, please contact Phyllis Barrett: at [email protected]

Or Jane Gates: 

at [email protected]

Greeters Needed

We need smiling faces greeting our friends at the doors. Can you help? Please sign up using this sign-up genius link: Greeter SignUp Genius Link

Thank you for your help in making UUCSW a more welcoming congregation!

Wondering what being a greeter entails, or have other questions? Please contact Lisa Shumway at [email protected]

Book Group

Our next Book Group meeting will be held Fri, June 8.  We will be reading American Gods, by Neil Gaiman

We will meet at First Central,

40 South Street at the back door at 7pm.

Contact Susie Wells at [email protected] with any questions.

SMOC Food and Clothing Drives

SMOC Food & Clothing Collections are on the following Thursdays:

May 25

June 22

July 27

August 24

September 28

4:30 pm

Ruggles St. Door

Community News

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Please join us for this virtual educational program!

"Be Aware"

Prevention of The Silent Epidemic…

Youth Suicide

Wednesday, May 31st, 2023

5:30pm to 6:30pm

1730 to 1830

Suicide has been declared one of the leading causes of preventable death for our youth.

The key word here is preventable.

Prevention’s foundation lies in raising awareness and providing training that enables individuals to be better equipped to recognize and respond to young people who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide.

Please register and receive the Zoom link by sending an email to [email protected] or submit your request through contact us.

After Annual Meeting on June 11! UUCSW represented last year -- it was a fun day! We have a banner for the parade if anyone is interested.


Sunday, May 21

No Choir this week

9:30 am

RE Class

Frog Room

10:30 am

Sunday Service

Monday, May 22

6:30 pm

UU Knits


Sunday, May 28

9:30 am


10:30 am

Sunday Service

Monday, May 29

6:30 pm

UU Knits


Sunday, June 4

9:30 am


9:30 am

Last RE Class

of the spring!

Frog Room

10:30 am

Sunday Service

Sunday, June 11

9:30 am


10:30 am

Last Sunday Service of the regular church year!

Sunday, June 11

after service

Annual Meeting


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Schedule a Meeting with Rev. Laurel
UUCSW Covid-19 Policy, Sept. 2022
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Side with Love: Article and links for reproductive justice
Soul Matters May 2023 Packet
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